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'It's a tragedy.' French winemakers face devastation after worst weather in 30 years
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-14
One of France's biggest export industries is facing a devastating blow after an unusually severe frost earlier this month damaged vineyards across the country, heaping pain on winemakers already reeling from the pandemic and US tariffs.

Dogecoin surges more than 85% in the last 24 hours
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-14
(CNN) -- Bitcoin and Ethereum aren't the only digital currencies that are hitting record highs this week. Dogecoin, the crypocurrency that features the face of a Shiba Inu dog as its logo, has ...

Shoppertainment strategy bolsters brand engagement in post-pandemic world
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-14
It has been part of award-winning e-commerce and marketing campaigns for multinational brands in more than a year in the business. "The need for live streams during the quarantine increased ...

'Plant growth on steroids' causing longer allergy season in U.S.
UPI.com - 2021-04-14
April 14 -- Pollen is making its way back into the United States as weather begins to warm up from coast to coast, and some experts say that effects from climate change are contributing to longer, harder-to-manage allergy seasons. According to experts from ...

Cyber criminals are installing cryptojacking malware on unpatched Microsoft Exchange servers
ZDNet - 2021-04-14
Cyber criminals are targeting vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers with cryptocurrency mining malware in a campaign designed to secretly use the processing power of compromised systems to make money. Zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server ...

China is going after tech companies. Tesla is trying to keep out of the way
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-14
Tesla is still trying to get back on China's good side. An executive at the electric carmaker told Chinese authorities this week that Tesla will store any data it collects in China within the country's borders,

Medtronic Recall of Almost 240,000 ICDs Is Class I, FDA Says
Medscape - 2021-04-14
The company's recall applies to implantable defibrillators, with and without resynchronization pacing, which are at apparent risk for premature and possibly rapid battery depletion.

Fact Check-U.S. government guidance against use of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19 has not changed in 2021
Reuters - 2021-04-14
On July 1, 2020 the FDA published a summary of their review of safety issues with the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat hospitalized patients with COVID-19, seen here. Chanapa Tantibanchachai, Press Officer for the FDA, told Reuters via email on April 9 ...

A Key Tool in Covid Tracking: The Freedom of Information Act
New York Times - 2021-04-14
Through open-records laws, Times reporters have acquired data on coronavirus cases that revealed racial inequalities, pinpointed hot spots and uncovered other critical facts. By Matthew Sedacca Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers ...

Regular Exercise May Help Protect Against Severe Covid
New York Times - 2021-04-14
People who tended to be sedentary were far more likely to be hospitalized, and to die, from Covid than those who exercised regularly. By Gretchen Reynolds More exercise means less risk of developing severe Covid, according to a compelling new study of ...

Bitcoin hit the $1 trillion market cap milestone twice as fast as Amazon and three times faster than Apple, data shows
Business Insider - 2021-04-14
Apple took 42 years for the same breakthrough event, while Amazon took 24 years and Google took 21 years.

Berlin venture fund founders step up with second German SPAC
Reuters - 2021-04-14
BERLIN, April 14 (Reuters) - The founders of a Berlin early-stage venture fund are taking a step up by floating a blank-cheque acquisition company in Frankfurt that will seek to raise more money than they currently have under management. But the trio ...

Civil groups want EU lawmakers to boost privacy rights in planned WhatsApp, Skype rules
Business Insider - 2021-04-14
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Blue Origin rocket test will monitor capsule access by humans
UPI.com - 2021-04-14
April 14 (UPI) --Jeff Bezos' space company, Blue Origin, plans to launch Wednesday morning from Texas what may be the last test flight for its New Shepard rocket before it carries people later this year. But people will be getting into and out of the ...

TAQADAM, Powered By KAUST And SABB, Invites Applications For Its Fall 2021 Cohort
Entrepreneur - 2021-04-14
For those who apply by April 18. 2021, the TAQADAM bootcamp will start in August 2021, followed by the actual accelerator program running through March 2022. Since its launch in 2016, TAQADAM has successfully graduated over 126 startups through its program ...

Epic Games receives another $1 billion in funding with $200 million from Sony
ZDNet - 2021-04-14
Epic Games has announced it completed a $1 billion round of funding, which it said would allow the company to support future growth opportunities. Sony chipped in $200 million, which Epic Games said builds on the "already close relationship" between the ...

Pagasa: Tropical depression off Mindanao now a storm, expected to intensify by weekend
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-14
Pagasa weather specialist Benison Estareja, however, said it is still to early to forecast whether or not the weather disturbance (international name: Surigae) will make landfall in Mindanao.

Financial counsellors rate hardship support offered by Australian telcos as 'poor'
ZDNet - 2021-04-14
A new survey by Financial Counselling Australia has highlighted more than 50% of Australian telco customers struggle with telco debt.

Crayon and ULAP Announce Partnership to Deliver Intelligent Cloud and Connectivity Solutions in the Philippines
Yahoo - 2021-04-14
Crayon, a digital transformation expert, and ULAP, provider of intelligent business solutions, today announced a partnership to deliver intelligent cloud solutions to the Philippine market.

A top Facebook exec told a whistleblower her concerns about widespread state-sponsored disinformation meant she had 'job security'
Business Insider - 2021-04-13
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Duterte: Military would have ousted me if I were inutile
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-13
President Duterte said he was not an inutile leader because if he were the military would not have allowed him to remain in power. Mr. Duterte made the remark on a prerecorded appearance on

Apple will launch new products on April 20
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-13
(CNN) --Apple is set to host its first product launch of the year next week, and it's expected that it will be announcing an updated iPad Pro as well as new AirPods. The company on Tuesday sent ...

Taiwan reports largest incursion yet by Chinese air force
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-13
Chinese air force aircraft including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday, the island's government

RLC hikes 2021 capital spending on recovery hopes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-13
Gokongwei-led property developer Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) has set aside P26 billion for capital outlays this year, about 17.4 percent larger than its capital spending last year when the COVID-19

ARTA reminds LGUs of June deadline for automation
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-13
HIGHLY urbanized cities (HUCs) have already implemented some form of automation in business transaction processing even before the June 2021 deadline set by the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.

Megawide to start building Malolos-Clark rail
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-13
Megawide Construction Corp. on Tuesday said it is preparing to start construction of the Malolos-Clark Railway Project (MCRP) Phase 1 in the second quarter. The company said its batching plant, formworks and construction equipment and logistics services businesses are gearing up to supply concrete and provide support facilities to

Canada overtakes U.S. in daily Covid infections for first time
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-13
For the first time since the pandemic began, Canada has passed a grim milestone, with more new Covid-19 cases per capita than the US. There have been roughly 22 new recorded cases per 100,000 people in the country over the past seven-days.

Philexport receives regional enterprise award
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-13
The Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) has been awarded by Oxford-based Europe Business Assembly (EBA) the prestigious Best Regional Enterprise Award in recognition of its work in export development and promotion.

Grab unveils GrabForGood fund to benefit Partners and Southeast Asian communities
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-13
SINGAPORE--Grab Holdings on Thursday unveiled plans for the GrabForGood Fund that seeks to support programs that will have lasting impact on the quality of life for its driver-, delivery- and merchant-partners,

House and lot getting popular during the pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-13
ACQUIRING a house and lot is becoming a popular decision among urban residents these days, according to proptech platform Ohmyhome. "Across the board, house and lot projects have generated a lot of interest for people living in Manila and other areas,

A sound investment in the economic downturn
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-13
REAL estate has always been an industry that thrives, no matter the season or situation. Even amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it remains to be a viable asset that only appreciates over time--more so when it is a sound property in an enviable location and is backed by a

Zen-inspired homes launched at Amiya Raya
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-13
Charina Garcia (president, CCI), Jose Dalida (president, EXCORE), Rowena Ignacio (vice president for Sales), and Mary Ann Yangco (director for Business Development). Their newest house models ...

New JLL formula reveals the secret of high performing workplaces in Asia Pacific
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-13
JLL (NYSE: JLL) has unveiled the Human Performance Indicator (HPI), a new formula that gives a comprehensive view of how different aspects of the workplace such as spaces, technology and culture combine to elevate human performance.

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