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Here's why AT&T's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner is a bad deal for you and me
Business Insider - 2017-11-18
AT&T wants to buy Time Warner for $85 billion. AT&T's past moves have shown that it will likely use its control over Time Warner's shows and movies to thwart rivals and charge customers more. The company could limit access to Time Warner's content to its ...

A Groundswell Begins: Should Google, Facebook and Twitter Be More Regulated?
Forbes - 2017-11-18
Last month in Washington, D.C., we watched as Facebook, Twitter and Google lawyers and executives gave testimony about the extent to which their platforms were used by Russian operatives to manipulate U.S. elections. The issue has faded somewhat from the ...

12 Ways LinkedIn Can Grow Your Brand's Content Marketing Strategy
Forbes - 2017-11-18
Successful PR, media strategy, creative and advertising executives from Forbes Agency Council share trends and tips. LinkedIn is becoming a growing source for brands to publish and share highly readable content. While the platform is considered the social ...

Another one of Snapchat's first 20 employees has left the company
Business Insider - 2017-11-18
Drimal led Snapchat's early efforts behind the "Our Stories" feature. YouTube One of Snap's first 20 employees, Chloe Drimal, has left the company. She was behind the initial launch of Snapchat's "Our Stories" feature. Tim Sehn, Snap senior VP of ...

2 motorbikes collide; 1 dead, 3 hurt
Philstar - 2017-11-18
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- A farmer died when two motorcycles collided in Barangay Pagbangkeruan, Alcala, Cagayan on Friday. Leo Macassadu, 53, was riding a motorcycle driven by Jaylord Barcellano and a certain Tikboy Lucas, both 18, when ...

Drug suspect killed
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A suspected drug dealer was shot dead in Calamba, Laguna on Friday. Police said John Himler, 28, was in the middle of a drug transaction in Barangay Parian at around noon when he was shot. Witnesses told police the victim was with ...

CLI to develop P4-B Davao project
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
Property developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) announced on Friday plans to develop a P4-billion mixed-use project in Davao City. The company, which raised P2.9 billion during its initial public offering last June, said the project would include an ...

First Human Head Transplant Successfully Performed on Corpse, Sergio Canavero Announces
Yahoo News - 2017-11-18
Scientists have carried out a head transplant on a human corpse, the neurosurgeon behind the operation has announced. At a press conference in Vienna, Austria, Sergio Canavero said his team was able to remove the head from one body and connect it to the ...

'Fake news' isn't just a U.S. problem -- it's everywhere
Mashable - 2017-11-18
Now, they're all too aware: of the Russia-linked Facebook accounts that reached 126 million people, the deranged PizzaGate conspiracy, and the teens in Macedonia spreading lies to make an easy buck. If you thought this was just an American problem, you ...

BPO, gaming firms fueling demand for Metro Manila office space
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Business process outsourcing (BPO) firms and online gaming companies are driving up demand for office space in Metro Manila, leading to record growth and high occupancy rates, an official of a leading property consulting firm said.

Public utility firms urged to use computerized accounting systems
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Public utility companies are invited to a seminar on "BIR Computerized Accounting System Compliance for Public Utility Companies" to help those having difficulty setting up, getting accreditation and running a successful ...

DOE sets new diesel standards
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued new standards for automotive diesel oil to further improve fuel quality and lessen its impact on the environment. DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi said ensuring fuel quality is equally important ...

Coinlancer to set up operations in Philippines
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Coinlancer, a cryptocurrency expected to benefit freelancers, is planning to set up shop in the Philippines. Coinlancer advisor Sai Teja said they will put up an office in the Philippines once many Filipino users embrace this new ...

PopCom worried over rising population of the elderly
Philstar - 2017-11-18
"Our young population continues to grow and now, we are on the verge of an ageing population. We are facing twin burdens on our health and social services," he said in an interview on the sidelines of the 2nd National Family Planning Conference held ...

DOE forms team to probe oil price hikes
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has assembled a task force to investigate the successive oil price hikes implemented by petroleum companies in the past five weeks. He said the Department of Energy-Department of Justice (DOE-DOJ) Task ...

Mfg sector contributing more to GDP
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine manufacturing sector continued to grow in the third quarter, expanding by 9.4 percent and inching closer to its gross domestic product (GDP) contribution target. In a statement, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the ...

Indian businessmen back tax reform plan
Philstar - 2017-11-18
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Immunization program in Lapu-Lapu City suspended
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-18
CEBU CITY--Health authorities have suspended an immunization drive in a village in Lapu-Lapu City following the deaths of two infants days after they were given shots at Barangay Pajac health center. The Lapu-Lapu City government, through the city legal ...

Andanar: PCOO creating 'Duterte Media Fund' to help journalists
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 18) -- The Palace said on Saturday the Duterte administration will allocate funds to support workers of the media industry. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar revealed in a ...

AFP to probe allegations of torture by gov't forces in Marawi
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vowed to investigate human rights violations allegedly committed by government troops. "We will investigate and discipline those found guilty of violating policies ...

Discoveries may help treat Gulf War illness, chronic fatigue syndrome
United Press International - 2017-11-18
SATURDAY, Nov. 18, 2017 -- The diagnosis and treatment of two conditions -- chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War illness -- could improve thanks to the discovery of distinct brain chemistry signatures in people with these disorders, researchers say.

U.S. Pentagon Data Leak: Information Was Accessible Through Amazon Server
ibtimes.com - 2017-11-18
Information collected by the United States Department of Defense, including two Pentagon unified combatant commands, was left exposed online for anyone to access, according to security researcher Chris Vickery. The director of cyber risk research at ...

Vibrant spot for investors
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
This was despite the marginal dip in rent prices in residential projects in central business districts (CBDs). According to Colliers, price increases for condominium units launched in the last five years reached as high as 26 percent. In major submarkets ...

The charm of Los Baños
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
The administration has promised to usher in a golden age of ... next to its headquarters on the UPLB (University of the Philippines Los Baños) campus. This is a $1.8-million investment that is eyed to become a major destination in the Los Baños Science ...

IMF backs gradual cut in bank reserves
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is strongly supporting the gradual lowering of the level of deposits banks are required to maintain with the central bank to single digit, in tandem with capital market reforms. IMF resident ...

Netizens decry Marcos' burial at Libingan a year after
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 18) -- Today marks exactly a year since former President Ferdinand Marcos was buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) in an unexpected ceremony. His burial sparked massive protests, with critics slamming his ...

MRT-3 private owner wants to take over maintenance
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 17) -- After consecutive technical glitches, the private owner of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) tells the government it can take care of the poorly maintained trains. The Metro Rail Transit Corporation (MRTC ...

Duterte pal continues expansion, buys 177-ha Clark property
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
These include Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. and FamilyMart, Other recent acquisitions include Enderun and The Emerald Resort Hotel and Casino, which is being built in Cebu. "Through this strategic acquisition ...

Vibrant spot for investors
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
Fears of an oversupply have persisted in key cities in the region, given record completions of new projects. But is the threat real in the Philippine setting? Should local developers worry of a possible oversupply, say in the residential property market?

Over 5,000 villagers displaced after clashes between military, BIFF in central Mindanao
Philstar - 2017-11-18
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- Some 5,000 villagers in central Mindanao got displaced by the showdown since last week between state forces and two of the three factions in the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. All three groups in the BIFF uses the ...

PLDT: Submarine cable plans linking PH to world underway
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
Industry giant PLDT Inc. outlined steps it was taking to expand its international cable network, which would have a total capacity of 8 terabits per second (tbps) in two years, given exploding demand for internet services around the country. PLDT said in a ...

Mocha Uson, Harry Roque to run for Senate in 2019 - House Speaker
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 17) -- Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque are joining the 2019 senatorial race. Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman, Davao City Representative Karlo Nograles ...

Military eyes lifting of martial law in Mindanao by year's end
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 17) - The military eyes the lifting of martial law in Mindanao before the year is up, an official said Friday. "We're working towards that," said Major General Restituto Padilla, spokesperson of the Armed Forces of ...

Resonance and authenticity
Philstar - 2017-11-18
BUSINESS MATTERS (BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE) By Francis J. Kong (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 18, 2017 - 12:00am It is a labor of love. Project Ripple has pulled off its first conference entitled: "Live Full. Die Empty." The conference that ...

PH sells P30-B retail bonds as bonus season peaks
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
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Greece in mourning: 16 killed after deadly flood
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-18
It took rescue crews over a day to reach his home. The poor weather is set to continue until the weekend, raising concerns for hundreds of people with waterlogged homes. Late on Thursday, the capital was lashed by another thunderstorm and firefighters in ...

Udenna acquires 177-hectare Clark property
Philstar - 2017-11-17
CGCC completed the acquisition last Nov. 14, with Bank of China, BDO and PNB as its financial partners. Uy is a Davao-based tycoon who is a known ally and campaign donor of President Duterte. Since last year, Uy has been on an aggressive buying spree.

Many hospice workers lack their own end-of-life directives
United Press International - 2017-11-17
FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- They deal with death and dying every day, but many hospice care workers haven't outlined their own end-of-life wishes for medical care, researchers say. For the study, investigators analyzed survey responses from about 900 hospice ...

A bear treat for Christmas
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
Now gracing the skyline of this business district in Taguig is a 50-foot tall, 70-foot wide Christmas bear sporting a Santa hat--an installation on the rooftop of the Alliance Global Tower that is reportedly the largest of its kind. It is said to be even ...

RWM: Gateway to leisure
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
This P1.5 billion project, which was completed earlier this year, was financed by Alliance Global Group Inc., one of the largest conglomerates that has interests in the tourism and gaming sector, food and beverage industry, real estate, and quick service ...

Christmas magic in the East
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
The stage is set for the most spectacular show on the eastern part of Metro Manila. Sta. Lucia Mall once again dazzles the city with lights and sounds, as its Building 3 is set to transform into a magical setting filled with wondrous adventures. Christmas ...

PSEi gains 1.27%, closes at above 8,311
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
It was followed by BDO Unibank Inc., up 0.07 percent to P146.20, Ayala Land Inc., up 2.89 percent to P42.75, Puregold Price Club Inc., down 3.33 percent to P47.85, and Ayala Corp., up 1.3 percent to P1,013 per share. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get ...

To fund expansion, Cirtek to raise $60M
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
Listed technology company Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. said it would raise up to $60 million selling preferred shares. The offer period started on Thursday and would run until Nov. 29, the company said. "Proceeds of the sale will be used primarily ...

MRC Allied, China firm eye LNG projects
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
MRC Allied Inc. said it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Energy Engineering Corp. Ltd. (CEEC) on possible liquefied natural gas projects in the Philippines. The MOU confirmed that both parties had interest in exploring the ...

To fund expansion, Cirtek to raise $60M
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
Listed technology company Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. said it would raise up to $60 million selling preferred shares. The offer period started on Thursday and would run until Nov. 29, the company said. "Proceeds of the sale will be used primarily ...

The U.S. government is using Thanksgiving to hide its plans to destroy net neutrality
Mashable - 2017-11-17
There's a simple art to releasing bad news -- do it when the fewest people are looking. That's the game plan the U.S. government's media regulator is reportedly following to release its plan to destroy net neutrality rules. The Federal Communications ...

TIMELINE: Canada garbage shipped to the Philippines
Rappler - 2017-11-17
The contents of at least 26 containers vans are dumped at a landfill in Capas, Tarlac, between June and July 2015 despite protests from environmental groups. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR ...

A forgotten Stitch Fix cofounder likely walked away empty-handed after the startup's $1.6 billion IPO
Business Insider - 2017-11-17
Stitch Fix CEO and cofounder Katrina Lake. Katrina Lake/Facebook Stitch Fix's CEO and cofounder, Katrina Lake, has shares worth more than $250 million following the company's IPO. However, Stitch Fix has another cofounder who has been scrubbed from its ...

The startup VidMob says it can quickly make ads for Snapchat -- and it's raising money to ramp up its expansion
Business Insider - 2017-11-17
VidMob - a Task Rabbit for video ads and content - has raised $7.5 million in new funding. The company helps marketers crank out lots of ads for Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram, often by using existing TV ads. The firm promises it can make these ads ...

Delhi Half Marathon To Be Run Despite Deadly Air Pollution In India
Yahoo News - 2017-11-17
The Delhi High Court has ruled that the Delhi Half Marathon will go on as scheduled for Nov. 19 despite the Indian capital being covered in thick brown smog due to toxic air pollution. Race organizers plan to have two medical camps, 100 nurses, 75 doctors ...

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