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Is Tesla Brand Like Coca-Cola, Apple? Also: Nissan Looks Beyond Leaf And Model 3 Numbers
Forbes - 2018-03-25
As Tesla ramps up Model 3 production, Nissan is revving up its electrification push. Is the Tesla brand strong enough to fend off the next wave of electrified vehicles from rivals? [For the week ending March 25, 2018.] Nissan is "aiming to sell 1 million ...

The driverless Uber death reveals that autonomous cars won't solve the biggest problem with America's streets
YAHOO! - 2018-03-25
This week, a self-driving Uber struck and killed a pedestrian. Autonomous carmakers often praise the technology's potential to improve road safety, because the vehicles ideally eliminate human error. A transportation analyst says that driverless vehicles ...

Polls show Facebook losing trust as firm uses ads to apologize
Reuters - 2018-03-25
SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Opinion polls published on Sunday in the United States and Germany indicated that a majority of the public were losing trust in Facebook over privacy, as the firm ran advertisements in British and U.S. newspapers ...

Tim Cook speaks out on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, says Facebook's collection of user data 'shouldn't exist'
Business Insider - 2018-03-25
In response to a question about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the situation was "dire." He said the ability of people to access personal data shows what websites that people browse or shows who their contacts are should "not exist.

Mark Zuckerberg finally says 'I'm sorry' in newspaper ads around the globe
Mashable - 2018-03-25
Mark Zuckerberg is sorry about that whole Cambridge Analytica mess. So sorry, in fact, that he took out full-page ads in newspapers around the globe on Sunday to "promise to do better for you." SEE ALSO: Facebook totally regrets threatening to sue the ...

Ombudsman rebuffs anti-coal group in Sual, Pangasinan
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-25
As local chief executive, he said he would immediately revoke the business permit of the power plant if the group could come up with solid evidence to prove the coal-fired power plant is a serious threat to the environment and the health of the residents.

Wall Street's beloved FANG stock quartet may be breaking up
Business Insider - 2018-03-25
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The quartet of technology stocks that has driven Wall Street indices to record highs in recent years may be breaking up, possibly undermining one of the best growth stories in a nine-year bull market. Facebook and Google-parent ...

Israel to launch Big Data health project
Reuters - 2018-03-25
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will invest nearly 1 billion shekels ($287 million) in a project to make data about the state of health of its population available to researchers and private companies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

The ways and means of the regulators
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-25
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Foot fungus on the run but race has long way to go
Upi.com - 2018-03-25
March 25, 2018 The good news is that the fungus that causes athlete's foot and other nasty skin and toenail infections is headed for extinction. The bad news is it could take millions of years. Scientists analyzed samples of Trichophyton rubrum fungus and ...

Design-the competitive edge
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-25
Why design? With growing access to better technology, the new competitive advantage lies in the ability to carve out and create new markets through the fusion of business, technology and arts. Design, which functions to bring about such convergence ...

Global sportswear execs do share in rehabilitating La Mesa Ecopark
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-25
For Columbia Philippines, Tiffany Jane Batungbacal said they have been doing environmental projects at the ecopark in partnership with the University of the Philippines ... some coming from as far as Laoag, Bohol and Cebu, trooped to La Mesa Ecopark ...

PBEd hosts Policy Education Forum
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-25
He pointed out that the emergence of digital technology can also cause a challenge to the educators ... "We also need skilled principals and skilled managers to make schools effective," he said. PBEd Chairman Ramon del Rosario Jr. said the country ...

Araneta to develop new budget hotel in Cubao
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-25
The company plans to launch three more office towers in the coming years, bringing the gross floor area of its office properties to 600,000 square meters (sq.m.). Mr. Mardo said the towers are expected to attract business process outsourcing companies ...

Why AI won’t spell the end of Philippine BPO industry
- 2018-03-25
By Krista Angela M. Montealegre, National Correspondent EVERISE Holdings, Inc. downplayed fears of massive job losses in the Philippine business process outsourcing (BPO) sector as the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) to operations gain ground, stressing that new technology can augment human strengths and allow the industry to thrive. The BPO sector is one of …

Robinsons Retail books nearly P5 billion in 2017
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-25
ROBINSONS RETAIL Holdings, Inc. (RRHI) booked a single-digit growth in its attributable profit for 2017, backed by lower foreign exchange gains and higher taxable income. In a statement issued over the weekend, the Gokongwei-led firm reported a net income ...

Columbia Sportswear stays true to its image as a champion of the outdoors
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-25
The conference also had a corporate social responsibility (CSR) component where Columbia shareholders got to do their part in the rehabilitation of the La Mesa Ecopark in Quezon City. It was a project that proponents said was up the alley of Columbia and ...

Facebook's app has been collecting Android phone data for years on some devices
Mashable - 2018-03-25
Facebook's data collection capabilities apparently extend to tracking all the phone calls on Android devices. As the post-Cambridge Analytica scandal fallout continues to unfold, some Facebook users are downloading their data from the social media platform ...

Mark Zuckerberg takes out full-page newspaper ads to say 'sorry'
Business Insider - 2018-03-25
Facebook has been rocked by a scandal in which a data firm affiliated with President Donald Trump was able to obtain Facebook data for 50 million users. Now Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologized again in a full-page ad in several newspapers ...

Unlocking more possibilities for women in ASEAN
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-25
According to the index, Filipino women are also more active in starting a business than men (51%). Globally, the Philippines has the smallest gender gap among business owners, with a split of 55% male against 45% female. While the statistics provide a ...

Drug shortages cripple Angola's health service
Reuters - 2018-03-25
OKANAUTONI, Angola (Reuters) - Apart from a few packs of medicine and plastic jars, the shelves at the Okanautoni health center in southern Angola are bare and lack basic drugs for saving lives. Hours from the nearest town in Cunene province, the clinic ...

Seventh Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run raises HK$1 million for The Fred Hollows Foundation
Yahoo Finance - 2018-03-25
HONG KONG, March 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodman Group (Goodman or the Group), along with its Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run sponsors, raised over HK$1 million for The Fred Hollows Foundation at the seventh annual Goodman Interlink Magic Mile ...

NGCP gets clearance for ancillary partners
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-25
The Energy Regulatory Commission issued a provisional authority to National Grid Corp. of the Philippines and its power generators capable of providing ancillary services to maintain the integrity and reliability of the grid. ERC said it provisionally ...

Is growth sustainable?
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-25
Second, increased agricultural productivity will free up labor that can be shifted toward higher productivity manufacturing. Third, increased agricultural productivity will mean wider and lower-costing inputs to agro-industrialization, i.e. manufacturing ...

New paths to cure cancer emerge from immunotherapy trials
YAHOO! - 2018-03-25
Bethesda (United States) (AFP) - In the winter of 2013, Sue Scott, then 36, had already planned her own funeral. Her cervical cancer was spreading fast. Multiple rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery had all failed. Tumors were invading her liver ...

More than 60 reps call on Duterte to resume peace talks
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 25) -- More than 60 members of the House of Representatives are asking President Rodrigo Duterte to resume peace talks with rebels. The lawmakers filed House Resolution No. 1803 to urge the President to reopen peace ...

Task Force Boracay insists shutting down the island the correct thing to do
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-24
Indeed, President Duterte himself declared in a business forum in Davao City on February 8, 2018 that he wants Boracay closed because of the severe environmental problems that businesses there have created, especially on the issue of sewage management ...

IN PHOTOS: Philippines observes Earth Hour 2018
Rappler - 2018-03-24
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines on Saturday, March 24, joined the rest of the world in temporary darkness during Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change. Many households, business establishments, and public places switched off their ...

Doctor Choices May Be Elusive After Congress Denies Obamacare Funds
Forbes - 2018-03-24
The future of health insurance on marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act is likely to take a turn toward even narrower medical care provider networks after Congress failed once again to stabilize individual coverage. Insurers have been turning profits ...

Apple gives us a sneak peak at new accessibility emoji, including this incredibly cute guide dog
YAHOO! - 2018-03-24
Apple has proposed a set of new emoji to the official world arbiters of tiny pictures, the Unicode Consortium. The new emoji are focused on accessibility, and include things like a guide dog, people in wheelchairs, and prosthetic limbs. In its proposal to ...

Robinsons Retail Holdings to buy 100% stake in Rustan Supercenters
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 24) -- Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI) is set to acquire a 100 percent stake in supermarket chain operator Rustan Supercenters, Inc. (RSCI). Gokongwei-led company RRHI announced the P18-billion deal on Friday in ...

There's an extremely relatable hidden message in the title of 'Isle of Dogs'
Mashable - 2018-03-24
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.

DOE embarks on crucial step in renewed renewable-energy push
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-24
This can easily be shelled out by the big players, as most of them are also in the distribution and supply business. "[The] RPS is a good mechanism to help achieve the 35-percent renewables target. Enforceability and compliance are critical to make this ...

QBO app seen helping millennials build startups
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-24
QBO is supported by a consortium composed of the DOST, the Department of Trade and Industry, JPMorgan and Idea­Space Foundation Inc. The QBO App is a virtual hub that allows startups to connect with a broader range of entrepreneurs, investors, partners ...

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: a springboard for attracting international conferences to Korea
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-24
Last year Korea had difficulties attracting business events due to certain political issues with North Korea. However, the amicable efforts shown by North and South Korea during the 2018 Winter Olympics have caught public attention. KTO leverages this ...

Doctors inject lab-grown genes into boy's eyes to treat blindness
YAHOO! - 2018-03-24
On the morning of March 20, eye surgeon Jason Comander injected viruses carrying lab-grown genes into the eyes of a boy whose vision had been gradually disappearing. If all goes as planned, the 13-year-old patient -- who lives with an inherited genetic ...

CDC: Doctor visits for flu symptoms down for 6th week in a row
Upi.com - 2018-03-24
SATURDAY, March 24, 2018 -- It's been a particularly tough flu season, but spring -- and real relief -- may be near, new numbers show. The flu season continues to wind down, with yet another drop seen in doctor visits and less severe strains of influenza ...

An ode to the wonderfully wholesome world of 'Sesame Street' Twitter
Mashable - 2018-03-24
Social media can be its own kind of hell. Between all the feuds and clapbacks, Trump rants, and Kardashian drama, sometimes you just need to surround yourself with some wholesome, positive content -- enter Muppet twitter. It was in my own struggle to find ...

Ayala Land opens facility for athletes at Vermosa
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-24
To be managed and operated by Sante Health & Fitness, Inc., known as one of the fastest growing global providers of organic health and wellness products and services, the Sante Fitness Lab is a one-stop shop that will include a strength and conditioning ...

Tech startup Bank-Genie to open global help desk in Philippines
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-24
"After our study, it became apparent that the Philippines is the right location for our GlobalCustomer ... With the elimination of these physical dependencies, banks may conduct business at the convenience of the customer through mobile bankers, bank ...

Blockchain eyed to address PH red tape and corruption
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-24
a leading distributor and provider of infrastructure and information technology solutions in Southeast Asia. From left: Miroslav Mandel, Tomas Sarocky and Lubos Milan of Flowmon Networks, Teddy Sumulong of Computrade Technology Philippines Inc., Harry ...

Automotive scion enters the food game
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-24
He is no stranger to Japanese food, having made countless visits and business trips to Japan while doing business for Yazaki-Torres. It was in one of those trips to Japan that he met Mr. Nishiyama. He was a speaker at the 42nd Asean-Japan Business Meeting ...

What Makes Some Hair Curly? Not Quite What Scientists Thought
The New York Times - 2018-03-24
Every day is a curly hair day for sheep. Those curls and kinks are part of what makes woolen sweaters so cozy -- the maze of fibers helps trap warm air, keeping it close to the body. But wrapped up in those curls may also be answers to a longstanding ...

U.S. charges, sanctions Iranians for global cyber attacks on behalf of Tehran
Reuters - 2018-03-24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, dozens of companies and parts of the U.S. government, including its main energy ...

1 killed, 3 wounded in Cebu shooting incident
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Cebu City (CNN Philippines) -- A security guard of a bar was killed while three others were wounded in a shooting incident in Cebu City Friday evening. The police reported a group of men in a white pick-up truck opened fire at a Ford SUV about to leave ...

P69M worth of goods sneaked past Customs
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- Around P69 million worth of goods were sneaked out of the Port of Manila despite a standing order preventing the release of the items, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). In a media briefing Thursday ...

Duterte orders arrest of bus operator in Occidental Mindoro crash
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of the operator of the bus involved in a deadly crash in Occidental Mindoro. "Pinahuli ni PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte) operator and pinahuli nya ang lahat ...

Ombudsman upholds plunder, graft charges against ex-Immigration officials Argosino, Robles
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23 ... The embattled public officials are both members of the San Beda College of Law's Lex Talionis Fraternitas Inc., the same fraternity group of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre and President Rodrigo Duterte.

SolGen's petition to oust Sereno faces another challenge
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- A group of lawyers joins two other groups in seeking the dismissal of the petition to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from office. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Friday filed an ...

DOJ panel cites missing information in Dengvaxia criminal complaint vs. Aquino
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- A Justice Department panel grilled members of two advocacy groups on Friday over a criminal complaint they filed against former President Benigno Aquino III on the Dengvaxia program. While members of the ...

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