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No business like... (Part 2)
Philstar - 2017-12-02
BUSINESS& LEISURE By Ray Butch Gamboa (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 2, 2017 - 12:00am Last week, we started this short series on the shoe business using custom-made Black Wing Shoes as the ideal business model for the Marikina shoe industry ...

Philippines 'prepared for worst' in dengue vaccine concerns
Yahoo Finance - 2017-12-02
Manila (AFP) - The Philippines is prepared for a "worst-case scenario" following warnings that an anti-dengue vaccine administered to thousands of children may worsen the disease in some cases, a health official said Saturday. Department of Health ...

Bitcoin futures allowed to be traded on Wall Street
Inquirer - 2017-12-02
NEW YORK -- A federal regulator gave the go ahead on Friday to the CME Group to start trading bitcoin futures later this month, the first time the digital currency will be traded on a Wall Street exchange and subject to federal oversight. The CME Group ...

More Filipinos consider themselves poor in 3rd quarter of 2017
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-02
More Filipinos considered themselves poor in the third quarter of 2017, while the percentage of those who considered themselves poor in terms of food remained unchanged, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted from Sept. 23 to 27.

Apple releases iOS 11.2 with Apple Pay Cash, fast wireless charging, and iPhone crash fix
The Verge - 2017-12-02
Apple is taking the highly unusual step of releasing a significant iOS update today, just hours after an iOS 11 bug started crashing iPhones. A bug in iOS 11.1.2 started causing iPhones to crash if third-party apps use recurring notifications for things ...

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-12-02
Most are part of undergraduate exchange programs between partner institutions or are pursuing Master's degrees in the fields of business, natural sciences, and engineering, social sciences and humanities.*PNA

Gov't halts dengue vaccination program due to health risk
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 1) -- The Department of Health (DOH) temporarily halted its dengue vaccination program after a new study that shows the vaccine poses a risk for those not previously infected by the mosquito-borne virus. Those at ...

PNP gives CHR access to spot reports of drug killings
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-02
Story updated to include statement of CHR Spokesperson Jackie de Guia. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 2) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has granted the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) access to spot reports, but not the entire case ...

Elon Musk will send his Tesla Roadster to Mars on a giant rocket
CNN Money - 2017-12-02
Its cargo? A Tesla Roadster with David Bowie on the stereo. The rocket, known as the Falcon Heavy, will lift off from Cape Canaveral, using the same launchpad as Apollo 11, Musk tweeted late Friday in the U.S. "Will have double thrust of next largest ...

Interior official appointed Agrarian Reform acting chief
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 1) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday named John Castriciones acting secretary of the Agrarian Reform Department. Castriciones, the former Interior undersecretary for operations, took over Rafael Mariano, whom ...

DOE initiates smart grid project
Inquirer - 2017-12-02
The Department of Energy (DOE) has revved up efforts to synchronize the adoption of smart grid technologies in the country. A "smart" electricity grid uses technology--such as meters and appliances--that allows for two-way communication between the ...

$10,000 might get you a 3-wheeled electric car in 2019
Mashable - 2017-12-02
Tons of auto companies are changing up their vehicle designs to feature electric systems instead of internal combustion engines -- but for the most part, the cars look the same as their gas-powered counterparts. SEE ALSO: Fisker claims it will build an ...

Exclusive: CVS eyes major expansion of health clinics with Aetna deal - sources
Reuters - 2017-12-01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) is planning to significantly expand health services at its retail pharmacies if it completes a more than $66 billion deal for insurer Aetna Inc (AET.N), a move that could save more than $1 billion annually ...

Investors scour for extras as PSEi ends 1.33% down
Inquirer - 2017-12-01
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) saw a steep drop Friday ... "This is purely profit-taking," BDO Unibank Inc. chief strategist Jonathan Ravelas said on Friday. He was referring to the string of good news, including the recent ...

Vivo and Robinsons officially seal long-term partnership
Inquirer - 2017-12-01
Two big-name brands recently came together to seal a long-term partnership. Leading smartphone brand Vivo and big-ticket mall operator Robinsons Malls formally announced the tie-up in a press conference held last November 27 at Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas.

Smart city growth: urban management in Singapore
Inquirer - 2017-12-01
Where are our cities headed? The Philippines has been known to have developing cities despite rapid urbanization, local economic strengths through investments, and increasing competitiveness. But we still experience a multitude of urban issues-we are far ...

3 killed in gun attacks
Philstar - 2017-12-01
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Philippines -- Three persons were killed in separate shooting incidents in Cavite and Batangas provinces on Thursday. Police investigators said Luna Batingal, Nestor Jumelda Jr. and Ehmvinson Vergara died instantly after motorcycle ...

DSWD helps Vietnamese fishermen
Philstar - 2017-12-01
SUAL - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ensured that the five Vietnamese fishermen sent home by President Duterte last Wednesday would have enough supplies on their journey. Emmanuel Leyco, DSWD officer-in-charge, said the ...

Something insane is happening on Reddit right now
Mashable - 2017-12-01
I awoke on Friday morning on the West Coast, logged online, and did what I have been doing every single morning for years. I opened my browser and immediately went to Reddit.com to see what top stories, memes, and videos were trending. After all, it is ...

Pinterest president and top business chief Tim Kendall is out
Business Insider - 2017-12-01
Pinterest's president and top business executive, Tim Kendall, is leaving to create a startup with the goal of curbing tech device addiction. He will be replaced by Pinterest's current SVP of ads and commerce, Jon Alferness, and continue to serve as an ...

First phase of tax package on track for implementation by January 2018
Inquirer - 2017-12-01
27 percent will be allocated to social protection programs including the unconditional cash transfer to the poorest 10 million Filipino families and health, nutrition and antihunger programs, while 13 percent will be allocated to military modernization ...

BlackBerry loses payment dispute with Nokia, to pay $137 million
Reuters - 2017-12-01
HELSINKI/TORONTO (Reuters) - An arbitration court ordered smartphone pioneer BlackBerry Ltd to pay $137 million to Nokia to settle a payment dispute and the Canadian company said it would pursue a separate patent infringement case against the Finnish firm.

How Data Will Transform The Future Of Angel Investing
Forbes - 2017-12-01
Deciding by Data is a weekly podcast where serial entrepreneurs Andrew Weinreich and Jeremy Levy interview business leaders about how numbers drive decisions at their companies. The following post has been adapted from a podcast interview. Early-stage ...

Verizon plans to offer wireless home internet access starting next year -- and it could shake up the broadband market
Business Insider - 2017-12-01
Verizon will start offering wireless home broadband service in three to five cities in late 2018. The company will deliver the service using 5G networking technology, the next-generation wireless standard. Home wireless internet service like Verizon's ...

Russia says it will ignore any UN ban of killer robots
Business Insider - 2017-12-01
Russia says they will build killer robots no matter what. The United Nations is banning "lethal autonomous weapon systems," or LAWS. The Russians also claimed that there was a risk of harming civilian artificial intelligence capabilities. Russian ...

Industry experts gather at Asia Logistics Summit
Philstar - 2017-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The different trends and disruptive innovations related to the logistics industry were tackled at the 2017 Asia Logistics Summit held recently at the Marriot Hotel in Pasay City. The annual forum was spearheaded by LBC Business ...

Exclusive: Tezos founders push for legal bailout from Swiss foundation
Reuters - 2017-12-01
NEW YORK/ZURICH (Reuters) - The couple behind the embattled Tezos cryptocurrency tech project wants the Swiss-based Tezos Foundation to cover their costs for lawsuits accusing them of fraud related to an online fundraiser it ran, people familiar with the ...

Fewer People Are Contracting HIV, State Says
New York Times - 2017-12-01
For a decade, the fight to reduce the number of people who get the virus that causes AIDS hit an impasse in New York State. The pendulum is now swinging. For the second year in a row the number of new diagnoses of HIV infections in men who have sex with ...

Criminology student, MILF member charged for drugs
Philstar - 2017-12-01
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has charged a criminology student and an alleged Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) member for violating drug laws. At least P2.5 million worth of shabu was seized from Raffy ...

Duterte mimicker gains more listeners
Philstar - 2017-12-01
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- A radio program that mimics the voice and speaking style of President Duterte continues to gain listeners among supporters and critics alike in the Bicol region. Hosted by veteran broadcaster Hermogenes Alegre Jr., the "Mr ...

What makes e-commerce click?
Philstar - 2017-12-01
We just have to see how to improve ourselves to have business alongside them (e-commerce platforms)," said Teresita Sy-Coson, vice chair of SM Investments Corp., owner of the ... then integral to the development of e-commerce in any country is a very ...

Inflation expected at 3.2% in November
Philstar - 2017-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Inflation likely eased to 3.2 percent in November due mainly to more stable food prices during the month, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. In its latest economic bulletin, the DOF said inflation may have settled at 3 ...

Exclusive: U.S. health regulator Verma eyes new methods for drug pricing
Reuters - 2017-12-01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government is considering setting new payment methods aimed at curbing costs for Medicare and Medicaid coverage of breakthrough medical treatments with very high prices, particularly novel gene-based therapies for cancer and ...

Local retail industry goes cashless with PayMaya
Inquirer - 2017-12-01
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MOMs empower mothers through the digital way
Business Mirror - 2017-12-01
Just like any typical Third World country, the Philippines is hard pressed in delivering health ... Occhipinti said he or she can use the app in registering a patient, recording a pregnancy data and other vital measurements, collect data offline and ...

Philippine PMI gains further momentum in November
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-01
Security Bank economist Angelo B. Taningco said broad business confidence among domestic and foreign markets drove stronger demand for local products, noting robust PMI figures provide assurance that economic growth will remain buoyant. "The positive ...

Mr. John
Philstar - 2017-12-01
Much has been written about him and I will not be repetitive. I write as someone who has been associated with him in business as a vendor of computers and as fellow board member in various companies. Mr. John, as he was affectionately called by his staff ...

Malacañang to reveal AFP recommendation on martial law Monday
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 2) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has submitted to Malacañang its recommendation on whether to lift or extend the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he ...

LOOK: President Duterte, Steven Seagal visit Sulu military camp
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-01
President Rodrigo Duterte and Hollywood action star Steven Seagal visited on Friday the troops of Camp General Teodulfo Bautista in Barangay Bus-Bus, Jolo, Sulu. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 2) -- President Rodrigo Duterte and Hollywood action ...

Philippines suspends world-first dengue vaccine
Yahoo News - 2017-12-01
Manila (AFP) - The Philippines said Friday it had suspended use of a landmark vaccine for the potentially deadly dengue virus after its manufacturer warned it could worsen the disease in some cases. French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced Wednesday ...

iPhone X Banned? Qualcomm Files Lawsuit Asking For iPhone Ban
International Business Times - 2017-12-01
A new set of legal filings from telecommunications equipment maker Qualcomm in its ongoing court battle with Apple will seek to ban the sale of iPhone X offered by multiple carriers in the United States. According to the three new lawsuits filed by the ...

Are iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8 at $1,000 really 10 times better than $100 Nokia 2?
ZDNet - 2017-12-01
If you think it's mad to spend nearly $1,000 on a Galaxy, Pixel, or iPhone, the Nokia 2 could be your answer for a good-looking smartphone. The best part is it can get the job done at a tenth of the price. At just $100, the Nokia 2 gives you the basics ...

Solid domestic demand boosts Philippine manufacturing in November
Philstar - 2017-12-01
Commenting on the Philippines PMI data, Bernard Aw, principal economist at IHS Markit, said further improvements on business conditions in November helped set the Philippine manufacturing economy on course to end the year with its strongest quarter.

BCDA responds
Philstar - 2017-12-01
DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 1, 2017 - 12:00am I recently wrote a column entitled "Last Chance for Bonifacio" regarding the last big piece of the former military base that is up for privatization. In that ...

MSMEs seize the (holi)day
Inquirer - 2017-12-01
"Holiday products" to Uptrend means health supplements that promote relaxation, weight control, digestion and healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, as well as those that counter the bad effects of overindulgence in food and alcoho

DOF: Inflation slightly eased to 3.2% in November
Inquirer - 2017-12-01
Inflation likely eased to 3.2 percent in November as stable food prices would temper the faster increases in oil and power costs, the Department of Finance said Friday. In a statement, the DOF said it expects the rate of increase in prices of basic goods ...

Pagasa: 2 tropical cyclones may enter PH in December
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-01
One to two tropical cyclones are expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility this December, the state weather bureau said on Friday. Weather specialist Obet Badrina of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

DOF: Inflation slightly eased to 3.2% in November
Inquirer - 2017-12-01
Inflation likely eased to 3.2 percent in November as stable food prices would temper the faster increases in oil and power costs, the Department of Finance said Friday. In a statement, the DOF said it expects the rate of increase in prices of basic goods ...

Contraction in IT-BPM investments slowing
Inquirer - 2017-12-01
Asked for comment, the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) said it was "pleased" with this improvement. However, it said it should not be considered a "contraction." "The reduction in investments ...

Australia just switched on the world's biggest battery
CNN Money - 2017-12-01
The world's biggest lithium ion battery has started delivering power. Activating the massive system in South Australia fulfills a bold pledge by Tesla CEO Elon Musk to build the battery in 100 days or provide it for free. The electric car company's ...

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