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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 ...

Inflation hits 3.2 percent in 2017
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 6) -- Inflation rose to 3.2 percent in 2017, the government announced Friday. It was the highest in three years, after inflation averaged at 1.8 percent in 2016 and 1.4 percent in 2015. However, the Bangko Sentral ng ...

Ex-Palawan governor in Gerry Ortega slay walks free
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 6, 2018) -- Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes walked free Friday after the Court of Appeals ruled there is no basis to hold him for trial over the murder of broadcast journalist and environmentalist Gerry Ortega.

Windows Phone 2.0? Microsoft toys with foldable handset design with split camera
ZDNet - 2018-01-05
Microsoft's idea for a split camera originates in Finland. A new Microsoft patent, invented by former Nokians, shows the company has been thinking about how to design bigger cameras for thin phones using a foldable phone design. The patent, called split ...

China aims to enable half of all new cars with AI by 2020
Reuters - 2018-01-05
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China aims to implement artificial intelligence technology in at least half of all its new cars by 2020 and cover 90 percent of its big cities and highways with a wireless network that can support smart vehicles, its top state planner ...

PSEi continues winning streak
Inquirer - 2018-01-05
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 ...

Uber's Travis Kalanick to sell $1.4 billion stake to Softbank
ZDNet - 2018-01-05
Travis Kalanick is planning to sell 29 percent of his shares in Uber in a deal which would net the former CEO roughly $1.4 billion. As reported by Bloomberg, people with knowledge of the matter said the shares are destined to go to Softbank and a ...

Retired military chief Eduardo Año now officer-in-charge of DILG
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has named retired military chief General Eduardo Año as officer-in-charge of the powerful Interior Department. The memorandum from Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea was signed on ...

Higher take-home pay expected this January
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 5) -- Workers can expect higher take-home pays starting this month, a financial analyst reminded the public. Speaking to Newsroom Ngayon, FinancePH founder and accountant Mark Joseph Fernandez said the changes should ...

DOLE sheriff gets 7 years for extortion
Philstar - 2018-01-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A sheriff of the Department of Labor and Employment-National Capital Region was sentenced to up to seven years of imprisonment for extorting P15,000 from the employees of the Manila Times Publishing Corporation (MTPC). In a ...

Philippine lawmakers to press for inquiry into deadly mall fire
Yahoo News - 2018-01-05
The lower house of Congress will resume its session on Jan. 15. The left-wing bloc will seek to ensure the accountability of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, the Labour Department, the Davao City government and companies involved, Brosas said.

Stock index stays above 8,700
Inquirer - 2018-01-05
SM Investments, Puregold and AGI also contributed gains. One notable gainer outside the PSEi was Now Corp., which racked up 8.77 percent. Ayala Land tumbled by 2.75 percent while Security Bank, PLDT and JG Summit all fell by more than 1 percent.

PGH experts to look into deaths of 14 kids given Dengvaxia vaccine
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-05
Health undersecretary Enrique Domingo said the children, aged nine to 11 years old, came from Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and Metro Manila. "We are asking them to look if there is an association between the death and the vaccinations," he said on Friday.

To make it big, start small
Inquirer - 2018-01-05
For its accomplishments, his company was named National Finalist for Employment and Regional Finalist for Innovation during the 2017 Asean Business Awards. In the same year, Yu also won the Ernst and Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines ...

Japanese funding commitments for PH projects hit $1.26B
Inquirer - 2018-01-05
One of the deals signed was the exchange of notes for a 104.5-billion yen (about $929.1 million) loan representing the initial tranche of a loan for the first phase of the Metro Manila subway project that would link Quezon City to the Ninoy Aquino ...

191-room Hotel Okura to open in RWM
Inquirer - 2018-01-05
The local hotel business is benefiting from these and other favorable trends," Okura president Toshihiro Ogita said in a press statement on Friday. "Having worked closely with Mr. Kingson Sian (Travellers president and chief executive officer), we are ...

SEC probes offering of Calata-Led KROPS
Inquirer - 2018-01-05
This method allows investors to access investment opportunities and enables business start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access a new source of funding through the internet. --WITH A REPORT FROM KARL OCAMPO Don't miss out on the ...

Telcos given 6 months to fix prepaid load validity for one year
Inquirer - 2018-01-05
The deadline for telecommunication companies to make prepaid load valid for one year has been extended until July this year, according to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). The DICT earlier announced that starting January 5 ...

Sara threatens Senate run
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-05
Cynthia Villar, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Sen. Nancy Binay, former Sen. Pia Cayetano, and Sen. Sonny Angara. Former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, who was freed last year from detention on charges of plunder linked to the P10-billion pork barrel scam ...

Sanofi: Dengvaxia suspension not linked to safety issues
Philstar - 2018-01-05
According to the Department of Health, more than 860,000 people have been vaccinated with Dengvaxia since it was launched during the term of former DOH secretary Janette Garin. READ: Garin: Decision on Dengvaxia based on 'data available at the time'

Police snipers, drones to help secure 'Traslacion 2018'
Philstar - 2018-01-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police will be deploying snipers and using drones to tighten the security for the Traslacion 2018 next week. In a press briefing on Friday, Director Oscar Albayalde, chief of the National Capital Region ...

Economy seen to grow at least 7%
Philstar - 2018-01-05
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Inflation steadies in December
- 2018-01-05
The Philippines’ full-year inflation rate settled within the government’s target, with the consumer price index steadying in December, the country’s statistics agency reported Friday.

Apple confirms iPhone, Mac affected by Meltdown, Spectre flaws, but Apple Watch unaffected
ZDNet - 2018-01-05
Apple has issued a statement regarding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, confirming all Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but saying there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time. Apple, like Microsoft, has urged users to ...

Agri damage, livestock losses from 'Vinta' hit P152.4 million in Mindanao
Philstar - 2018-01-05
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Maranaos lost P152.4 million worth of crops when Tropical Storm Vinta pummeled the province last month. Reports reaching the executive department here of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao stated that the typhoon ...

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