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Wall Street mega-deals are back
Business Insider - 2017-11-11
Hock Tan, CEO of Broadcom, unleashed a giant $130 billion bid for peer Qualcomm. Martin H. Simon/Bloomberg via Getty Images Mega-deal M&A transactions worth over $10 billion are surging back after a largely dormant first half off the year. Wall Street ...

These are the US startups that Russian investors are backing
TechCrunch - 2017-11-11
Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase. More posts by this contributor: Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items The state of the unicorn A taxi-hailing app. A transplant device developer. An online mortgage provider.

How this woman grew her startup from zero to $58 million in three years
Business Insider - 2017-11-11
Framebridge is a hot Washington, D.C. custom framing internet startup that has landed deals with Target and Crate & Barrel. Founder Susan Tynan's career has been a wild ride that includes a stint in the White House under President Obama. Framebridge ...

Wikipedia warns that SESTA will strip away protections vital to its existence
The Verge - 2017-11-11
Numerous tech companies have voiced their support for a bill currently working its way through Congress, the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act (or SESTA), which is designed to make it easier for prosecutors to target websites that enable sex work.

Nipa sap is source of healthy and natural sweetener
Business Mirror - 2017-11-11
Low GI alternative sugar from nipa sap At the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) of the Department of Science and Technology ... which provides some health benefits that can reduce and regulate blood sugar level, as well as boost the ...

PDIC pushes rural bank consolidation
Philstar - 2017-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) is urging rural banks to consolidate and innovate to survive the highly competitive banking sector. In his speech during the 60th Charter Anniversary of the Rural Bankers ...

NTRC warns vs adverse effects of foreign tourist tax
Philstar - 2017-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Think tank National Tax Research Center (NTRC) said a proposal to impose tax to foreign tourists visiting the country may negatively affect the Philippine tourism industry. In a research journal posted in its website, the NTRC said ...

SSS to implement reforms in 2018
Philstar - 2017-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Social Security Commission (SSC) has laid out various reforms to be implemented in 2018, which it said would be beneficial to more than 35 million members and pensioners of the Social Security System (SSS). In a statement, the ...

Making investors happy
Philstar - 2017-11-11
HIDDEN AGENDA By Mary Ann LL. Reyes (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 12, 2017 - 12:00am Various foreign groups have reported that their member companies are packing up and leaving the Philippines for other countries because not only is it cheaper ...

Working up the corporate food chain 2
Philstar - 2017-11-11
BUSINESS MATTERS (Beyond The Bottom Line) By Francis J. Kong (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 12, 2017 - 12:00am Are you tired of working your head off, exceeding all expectations but watching others take credit for your ideas and then being ...

If You Use Weather Forecasts For Anything, You Need To Know About The JPSS Satellite
Forbes - 2017-11-11
You probably use a weather forecasts all of the time. The military, aviation community, farmers, businesses, and emergency managers certainly do. Most people do not think about the "nuts and bolts" of what goes into their forecasts. Heck, I do not ...

Fidget spinners that tested positive for lead pulled from Target stores
Yahoo News - 2017-11-11
Target has removed two models of fidget spinners from its website and began pulling the items from store shelves on Friday after tests showed they contained high levels of lead. Target spokeswoman Jenna Reck said in a statement to ABC News: "While these ...

Facebook reveals more info on its plan to stop revenge porn using your nudes
Mashable - 2017-11-11
We're not kidding. It's part of an effort by the social network to prevent revenge porn from spreading via its network. But the idea of sending nude photos to one of the world's most profitable companies frightened people. Facebook asks people to send ...

New study shows preferred spots for household insects
United Press International - 2017-11-11
SATURDAY, Nov. 11 -- They're pickier tenants than you'd think: Bugs are ideally looking for carpeted, airy, ground-floor residences in wealthier neighborhoods, and pets and even filth aren't really so important. So finds a meticulous new study of the ...

Early birds arrive at Clark for Asean summit
Philstar - 2017-11-11
Since majority of delegates have started arriving in the country, the Deparment of Health (DOH) has also elevated all its hospitals from Code White Alert to Code Blue Alert starting today. Code Blue Alert means that 50 percent of the hospital personnel ...

Duterte: South China Sea issue 'better left untouched'
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 12 ... Nobody can afford to go to war," Duterte told businessmen at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Business Investment Summit. Duterte said Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed with his stance to ...

U.S. President Trump arrives in PH for ASEAN Summit
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 12`) -- U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in the Philippines for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport said Trump arrived at 5 ...

ASEAN lanes for delegates in effect; cause heavy EDSA traffic
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 12) -- The lanes reserved for Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) delegates are in effect, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Saturday. The ASEAN lanes are the two leftmost ones on the EDSA ...

Actress Maria Isabel Lopez to be penalized for using ASEAN lane
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 12) -- Transport authorities are preparing sanctions for actress Maria Isabel Lopez after she drove on EDSA lanes reserved for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings.

UAAP: La Salle deals Ateneo its first loss, prevents eliminations sweep, 79-76
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 12) -- The La Salle Green Archers blocked the bid of their archrivals, the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 79-76, from a sweep of the elimination round of UAAP Season 80 on Sunday. The result means that there will be Final Four ...

Singapore opens up access to citizen data to facilitate business transactions
ZDNet - 2017-11-11
The Singapore government has opened up access to its MyInfo service, allowing private businesses to easily tap a range of citizen data to process various transactions. Offered through the new MyInfo Developer & Partner Portal, the service was an extension ...

Vietnamese fishermen rescued from Abu Sayyaf
Philstar - 2017-11-11
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Four Vietnamese fishermen--one of them found dead--were recovered from Islamist militants by Philippine authorities Friday. Brig. Gen. Custodio Parcon Jr., Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi commander, said his combined forces ...

Duterte: Stronger APEC-ASEAN cooperation can reduce poverty
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said the "biggest dividend" of greater collaboration between two of the world's major regional groups is the potential to reduce poverty. "I see two initial ways that ASEAN ...

Watch Live: Orbital ATK, NASA, Launch Resupply To Space Station
International Business Times - 2017-11-11
A resupply mission is headed for the International Space Station this weekend. The more than 7,000 pound payload is scheduled to launch from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia early Saturday morning. The launch is scheduled for 7:37 a.m. EST weather ...

Anti-Trump protesters, police engage in brief scuffle in Manila
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- A brief scuffle ensued as militant groups gathered near the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Saturday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to the country. Hundreds of protesters led by Bagong Alyansang ...

New DENR task force to crack down on Metro Manila pollution
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it has formed a new task force that will go after environmental offenders in Metro Manila. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said in a Saturday ...

Aquino: Napeñas disobeyed my logical and legal orders on Mamasapano
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- After posting bail at the Sandiganbayan for charges of graft and usurpation of authority for the 2015 Mamasapano encounter, former President Benigno Aquino III gave a nearly two-hour media briefing about how ...

11 Trade ministers reach deal on Pacific trade without US
Inquirer - 2017-11-11
The U.S. president told an APEC business conference that "we are not going to let the United States be taken advantage of anymore." He lambasted the World Trade Organization and other trade forums as unfair to the United States and reiterated his ...

PH index falls below 8,500; investors pull back
Inquirer - 2017-11-11
Semirara, URC, GT Capital, Meralco, Metrobank, Jollibee and ICTSI also declined. One notable decliner among non-PSEi stocks is MacroAsia, which fell by 6.69 percent. Meanwhile, BDO gained 1.79 percent. Outside the PSEi, Italpinas continued to rise by 25.9 ...

Asia-Pacific forum sticks to free-trade gospel despite Trump
Inquirer - 2017-11-11
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters that environmental protection, labor rights, gender issues and the auto industry were areas needing work, though he did not go into specifics. "We got a lot of work done, but there is still more work ...

Metro Pacific invests in Vietnam water firm
Philstar - 2017-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Pacific Investments Corp. is investing in a water company in Vietnam. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) yesterday, MPIC said its wholly owned subsidiary MetroPac Water Investments Corp. (MPW) has entered ...

Stocks back in red on continued profit taking
Philstar - 2017-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market returned to negative territory yesterday as investors took profits after recent highs and as investors digested recent third quarter earnings results of companies. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi ...

Factory output drops 3.7% in Sept
Philstar - 2017-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Lower production of petroleum, transport equipment and export-oriented products led to a decline in factory output in September, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said yesterday. Industrial output, as measured ...

Trade deficit narrows 5.4% in Sept - PSA
Philstar - 2017-11-11
The ASEAN Business Advisory Council has also urged the fast tracking of non-tariff measures, non-tariff barriers, and the ASEAN Single Window initiative to further improve the ease of doing business in the region. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch ...

Metro Manila police chief urges ASEAN police to be alert during summit
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- National Capital Region Police Office Regional Director Oscar Albayalde on Friday urged his men to be alert during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings, as he ...

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-11-11
Vice Governor Eugenio Lacson also donated a double-bass to Lopez-Jaena National High School in Murcia Thursday ... Tony Burke, vice-president of Omni College in Vancouver, Canada, will share about their licensing program for nurses, which will provide ...

Palace reminds motorists of road closures for ASEAN
Philstar - 2017-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Presidential Communications Operations Office yesterday reminded motorists to avoid Roxas Boulevard and parts of Pasay City next week because they will be closed to traffic for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit.

DOLE suspends processing of OFW overseas employment certificates
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Friday suspended the processing of Overseas Employment Certificate applications following "persistent reports" of illegal recruitment of overseas FIlipino workers (OFW).

Philippines opening up training centers for IT-BPM sector
Philstar - 2017-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is opening its doors to foreign-owned training centers for the information technology-business process management ... "We do have some centers or schools that offer those but these are small and only have one ...

PUV modernization long overdue -- NEDA
Philstar - 2017-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Despite apprehensions on the modernization of public utility vehicles (PUV), the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said its planned implementation has long been overdue. The transportation sector earlier protested ...

$25 billion in 24 hours: World's biggest shopping day sets new record
CNN Money - 2017-11-11
The biggest shopping day on the planet raked in an eye-popping $25.4 billion. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA, Tech30) said Saturday that sales soared past $18 billion after just 13 hours of the retail blitz known as Singles Day, eclipsing the $17.8 ...

Facebook added a 'crisis donate button' to help disaster victims
Mashable - 2017-11-10
From natural disasters to terror events, Facebook has been continuously expanding the capabilities of its Crisis Response Hub, which they rolled out in September of 2017. Now, in addition to following the latest news or checking the status of friends in ...

Is your home cancer-free?
Inquirer - 2017-11-10
Such presence denotes either that more people are sick or more people are concerned with their health and would go to said clinics for check ups and consultations. Prevention is better than cure, most of us would say, but are we doing enough? Securing our ...

Niche player remains on top of its game
Inquirer - 2017-11-10
There is much optimism exuding from the founder of the popular leisure destination Tagaytay Highlands ... the stage" for the next level of property development in the Philippines. "We, at Belle Corp., are very excited about what we can do.

Delegates to see Manila in new light
Inquirer - 2017-11-10
Metro Manila will be one festive eye candy of sparkling lights and glamorous holiday displays for many of the foreign delegates arriving for the upcoming 31st Asean Summit and Related Summits. Representatives and leaders from the member countries of the ...

Ideal home choice for growing families
Inquirer - 2017-11-10
Still, a home is the best gift you can give your family. Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. is among the developers who have made a personal mission to look after your needs when it comes to having a home. The portfolio of Empire East is designed to make ...

Bitcoin slides by over $1,000 in less than 48 hours
Reuters - 2017-11-10
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 on Friday to trade more than $1,000 down from an all-time high hit on Wednesday, as some traders dumped it for a clone called Bitcoin Cash, sending its value up around a third. Bitcoin has been on a tear in ...

Ray of light shines on
Inquirer - 2017-11-10
Trusted home developer Suntrust Properties Inc. knows by heart what it takes to make a difference. Being in the business of building homes for decades now, the company is well aware that to become truly successful in this field, it had to go beyond ...

A new gem in bustling Davao
Inquirer - 2017-11-10
Davao City--What happens when you combine the grace of Thai tradition with the unique Filipino hospitality under one roof? A luxurious experience like no other. Torre Lorenzo Development Corp. (TLDC) joined hands with Philippine Hoteliers Inc. to showcase ...

Apple update to fix iPhone X cold temperature problem
United Press International - 2017-11-10
Nov. 10 (UPI) --Apple said Friday it's working on a software update to fix user complaints that the new iPhone X screen becomes unresponsive when temperatures drop. Some users said their phones became unresponsive or inaccurate in colder temperatures and ...

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