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Smart taps power of the youth
Inquirer - 2018-01-07
The program has so far been rolled out in the following schools: Batangas State University, Bulacan State University, Southern Leyte State University, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines-Cagayan de Oro, University of Baguio ...

Smooth operator
Inquirer - 2018-01-07
In service, the guest experience satisfaction is high. We manage financial aspects of the business: Costs are controlled; expenses are incurred efficiently; budgets are met, and the owners get their desired return on investment. Lastly, the assets of the ...

Smart taps power of the youth
Inquirer - 2018-01-07
The program has so far been rolled out in the following schools: Batangas State University, Bulacan State University, Southern Leyte State University, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines-Cagayan de Oro, University of Baguio ...

Sydney swelters through hottest day since 1939
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-07
More than 200 weather records were broken nationwide during the last summer, with intense heatwaves, bushfires and flooding plaguing the December 2016-February 2017 season. Top tennis players were called off the courts Sunday at the Sydney International ...

PSE index hits new high, breaks 8,800
Inquirer - 2018-01-07
Ayala Corp., Ayala Land and JG Summit all advanced by over 2 percent while DMCI added 1.94 percent. BPI, Megaworld and Meralco also contributed modest gains. On the other hand, SM investments shed 2.86 percent while Security Bank, PLDT and Metro Pacific ...

Casinos, resorts remain strong despite setbacks
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-07
Growth was likewise reflected in earnings of casino-resorts. Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corp., the operator of the City of Dreams Manila, reported a 63% jump in its net revenues driven by improved volumes across all gaming as well as its non-gaming ...

DevOps accelerates, requiring new leadership styles
ZDNet - 2018-01-07
It's clear that DevOps initiatives are now underway at a majority of organizations -- and the time is ripe for leaders to step forward and take things to the next level. A recent survey of 244 IT professionals from DBMaestro finds the majority (55%) are ...

Arctic blast freezes US, Canada amid NY airport chaos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-07
The US National Weather Service warned that below normal temperatures are likely to continue into early next week, forecasting freezing rain from Kansas to Tennessee, and said that ice could complicate road transport. In the Midwest and Northeast ...

Twitter won't block world leaders from posting
United Press International - 2018-01-06
Jan. 6 (UPI) --Twitter said it doesn't plan to block world leaders from posting tweets because they "play a critical role" in the "global public conversation." The social media platform announced the policy Friday after Twitter users called on the company ...

Spotify Confidentially Files to Go Public
Yahoo News - 2018-01-06
Spotify filed confidential IPO documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission at the end of December, signaling that the Swedish music streaming service will list its stock directly onto the New York Stock Exchange, per Axios. The Stockholm-based ...

Salesforce showed analysts a 'secret' slide with updated revenue projections through 2034
Business Insider - 2018-01-06
Salesforce shared updated revenue projections with a select group of analysts on Thursday. The company aims to have $40 billion in revenues by 2028, and $60 billion in revenues by 2034, according to a slide presented by co-founder Parker Harris.

Amazon could buy Macy's, Kohl's, or JCPenney over Target
Business Insider - 2018-01-06
An analyst's prediction this week that Amazon would buy Target has ignited a fury of speculation about the ecommerce giant's acquisition plans in 2018. Loup Ventures' analyst Gene Munster said that buying Target -- and getting access to its 1,834 US ...

Philhealth raises premium contributions by .25%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-06
Members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will now have to pay 0.25 percent more in their premium contributions beginning this month. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III made the announcement during a forum at Manila Hotel on Friday.

DepEd-7: We should help students cope
Philstar - 2018-01-06
CEBU, Philippines -- Following another suicide incident, officials from the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) underscore the need for schools to strengthen programs that promote mental health for students. "It is sad to note that ...

VP Robredo slams no-election scenario, term extension
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday slammed the possibility of having no elections in 2019 and extending the term of public officials to make way for constitutional amendments. "Kontrang kontra tayo doon sa ...

Malaya publisher Jake Macasaet dies at 81
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- Malaya Business Insight publisher Amado "Jake" Macasaet died on Sunday. He was 81. Macasaet passed away at 8:35 a.m., surrounded by family, his wife Karen said on Facebook. She said today's wake will be ...

Drilon: No-election scenario unlikely in May 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- Senator Franklin Drilon doubts a no-election scenario will happen in 2019. In a radio interview Saturday, Drilon said he trusts his colleagues will be "decent enough not to agree to a 'no-el' or term extension ...

DOE to oil companies: Tell public when you're imposing higher fuel tax
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 6) -- The Department of Energy (DOE) said it will require oil companies to inform the public when they will hike fuel prices due to the tax reform law. [Translation: Because there can be a situation that there is ...

Court again junks martial law victims' $2-B claim
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 6) -- Thousands of human rights victims under the rule of former President Ferdinand Marcos are again denied of the $2-billion (P100-billion) compensation they have been asking from the government. The Court of ...

Trump wishes for better libel laws after book slams him
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-06
This exam does not typically involve having the president undergo a mental health evaluation, as some Democrats have urged. Rep. Jamie Raskin (Democrat-Maryland) introduced a bill in April to establish a commission that would study if the president is ...

DOE: Power rate hike due to TRAIN felt by summer
Inquirer - 2018-01-06
But economist Harvey Niere of the Mindanao State University argued the new taxes would only worsen the "income inequality" between the rich and the poor because of higher consumption taxes. The TRAIN law reduces personal income taxes but imposes new or ...

Economic expert warns Train can deliver negative effects to economy
Inquirer - 2018-01-06
That means the poorest 23 million Families that have no income tax benefits will pay higher taxes.) Instead of imposing higher taxes to the general public, the government should improve its collection of corporate income tax, which is about P300 to P400 ...

No sad songs for Rollie
Visayan Daily Star - 2018-01-06
that was then housed at what is now the LCC College Department Building. Because the nuns at LCC would not open the gate near the San Sebastian Cathedral where we waited before afternoon classes, we usually made a lot of noise, which angered the priests ...

How Public-Private Partnerships Offer Hope Amid The Brutality In Myanmar, Afghanistan And The Philippines
Forbes - 2018-01-06
With responsibility for more than 18,000 people providing humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries globally, Yves Daccord has a pretty good read on the increasingly complex challenges facing millions of people, from asymmetric conflicts, to the ...

Rainy weekend forecast as 3 weather systems affect PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-06
Keep those umbrellas and rain gear handy as the weather bureau said on Saturday that most parts of the country will be experiencing rain showers due to three weather systems affecting the country. In its daily weather forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric ...

Storm gone, but cold will stick around across East Coast through weekend
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-06
"But I did have to prepare, bring some extra cold weather gear -- gloves, boots and those kinds of things." In Portland, Maine, Jeanne Paterak said the cold snap revived her worries about the impact of climate change. "We are seeing some historic ...

Philippine lawmakers to press for inquiry into deadly mall fire
Business Insider - 2018-01-06
MANILA (Reuters) - A group of Philippine lawmakers will call for a congressional inquiry this month into a recent shopping mall fire that killed 38 people, of whom 37 worked at a call center for an American firm, a House representative said on Friday.

6 Things to look for in a study destination for a Postgraduate Degree
Inquirer - 2018-01-06
Ideally, you should consider the following when deciding where to study for your postgraduate degree: (1) a business-friendly environment; (2) cultural diversity; (3) a strategic location; (4) breadth and depth of degree programs; (5) a vast network of ...

Birth of Bizcool brings cheer to MSMEs
Inquirer - 2018-01-06
Resolved to start your own business this 2018-but have no idea how? Three young entrepreneurs may have the answer: an accessible and affordable e-learning platform that they cocreated specifically for the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises.

Smokers more likely to need spinal surgery
Reuters - 2018-01-06
(Reuters Health) - - Smoking increases the risk of lower back pain that needs to be fixed by spinal surgery, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers focused on a common cause of lower back pain known as lumbar spinal stenosis, which occurs when the spinal ...

Verizon acquires Niddel for threat detection with machine learning
ZDNet - 2018-01-05
Verizon on Friday said it acquired privately-held company Niddel to boost its security detection and response for enterprise customers. Ransomware is now the biggest cybersecurity threat Simple attacks plus user willingness to pay ransoms to get their ...

Beat the heat in high rise living
Inquirer - 2018-01-05
Airconditioning is both the boon and bane of high rise living. On one hand, it provides much needed relief during hot summer days and windless nights. On the other hand, it can also lead to staggering electrical bills at the end of the month. In a fixed ...

New US Customs guidelines limit copying files and searching cloud data
The Verge - 2018-01-05
The US Customs and Border Protection agency has updated its guidelines for electronic border searches, clarifying what remain broad and potentially invasive procedures. The directive was published today, and it adds new detail to border search rules that ...

Amazon Transparency Report: Company Responded To Record Number Of Government Requests
International Business Times - 2018-01-05
Amazon revealed in a recent transparency report that it turned over a record amount of customer data to the United States government in the first half of 2017 in response to requests from law enforcement agencies. Between Jan. 1 through June 30, 2017 ...

Hungary's Richter expects Esmya drug ruling in first half: CEO
Reuters - 2018-01-05
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian drugmaker Richter expects European health inspectors to deliver a ruling on its Esmya medicine in the first half of 2018, its chief executive told Reuters, adding that uncertainty about the drug could delay earnings guidance.

SE Ranking is a tool to help you land your website on the first page of Google search results
Mashable - 2018-01-05
Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. When was the last time you went beyond the first page of Google ...

This researcher in Austria hacked his own computer and discovered the massive chip vulnerability that's rocked the tech world
Business Insider - 2018-01-05
Daniel Gruss didn't sleep much the night he hacked his own computer and exposed a flaw in most of the chips made in the past two decades by hardware giant Intel Corp . The 31-year-old information security researcher and post-doctoral fellow at Austria's ...

Apple Music boss Jimmy Iovine is leaving the company in August, after his shares fully vest
Business Insider - 2018-01-05
Jimmy Iovine, the head of Apple Music, is reportedly leaving the company in August. Iovine joined Apple in 2014 when the tech giant acquired Beats, a headphone company he founded with rapper Dr. Dre. His departure will reportedly coincide with the full ...

NASA offers first direct evidence of ozone hole healing
United Press International - 2018-01-05
Jan. 5 (UPI) --New satellite data has offered the first direct evidence of a slowdown in ozone depletion. Using a special instrument designed by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, the agency's Aura satellite has measured declines ...

Researchers grow skin, with hair, from stem cells
United Press International - 2018-01-05
Jan. 5 (UPI) --In a first, stem cell researchers can grow hair follicles in skin, an Indiana University School of Medicine report said. The research, published this week in the medical journal Cell Reports, is the first demonstration that hair can be grown ...

Cream may prevent return of skin cancer, study says
United Press International - 2018-01-05
FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 -- For people who've battled certain common forms of skin cancer, use of a generic cream called 5-FU may greatly reduce the odds that the disease will come back, new research shows. The study tracked outcomes for just over 930 U.S ...

iPhone and iPad users went on a spending spree on the first day of 2018
Mashable - 2018-01-05
The company claims it set a new holiday record. "During the week starting on Christmas Eve, a record number of customers made purchases or downloaded apps from the App Store, spending over $890 million in that seven-day period," Apple said in a statement.

Worried about your job? AI can beat humans in converting leads to sales
ZDNet - 2018-01-05
Video: Spanish banks turning to bot apps for customer queries Whilst some chatbots are primitive in their responses, more and more AI assistants are proving their worth. Special report: The future of Everything as a Service (free PDF) SaaS had a major ...

Stellar 2018 Price Predictions: Cryptocurrency Expected To Hit $1, Trails Ripple
International Business Times - 2018-01-05
Cryptocurrency Stellar has lived up to its name thus far. The digital token experienced major growth over the course of December 2017 and has started 2018 with notable gains as well, which it will attempt to continue over the course of the year. Stellar ...

Facebook was the biggest distributor of fake news, study finds
Fox News - 2018-01-05
A recent study has found that Facebook was the biggest gateway for fake news in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. The social media site was by far the top disseminator of fake news articles, putting it ahead of email, Google and Twitter ...

Study shows netizens spend more on health than food
Business Mirror - 2018-01-05
WHILE the Philippines is among the highest sources of digital data for having social media-buff people and strong mobile connectivity, the country is still catching up at a slower pace to become a global player in analytics, according to a homegrown ...

CHED chair Licuanan disputes lawmaker's allegations over trips abroad
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-05
Save for one trip to Singapore for personal travel, all other trips were marked "for official business" -- mostly for conferences and events on education.

Sandra Cam claims receiving death threats amid PCSO Christmas party exposé
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 5) -- Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Sandra Cam has filed a police blotter with the Mandaluyong City Police claiming threats against her life. In a press conference, Cam showed a picture of ...

Intel says performance impact of security updates not significant
Reuters - 2018-01-05
(Reuters) - Intel Corp (INTC.O) said fixes for security issues in its microchips would not slow down computers, rebuffing concerns that the flaws found in microprocessors would significantly reduce performance. Intel shares fell nearly 2 percent on ...

Phoenix evaluating service stations to host Family Mart stores
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-05
PHOENIX Petroleum Philippines, Inc. is evaluating the "viability" of the gasoline stations in which it will put up Family Mart units as it formally expands its business to include convenience stores after anti-trust regulators approved its offer to buy ...

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