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Investors explain how Okta's $6.5 billion acquisition of Auth0 turned Bessemer's $95 million investment into a $1.3 billion stake
Business Insider - 2021-03-06
Bessemer participated in Auth0's seed round through its Series F to ultimately hold a roughly 20% stake in the firm when Okta made its acquisition.

Bataan, Olongapo vaccines arrive; vaccination of health care workers set
Rappler - 2021-03-06
Olongapo City starts inoculating health care workers on Sunday, while Bataan medical frontliners get their jabs Monday

Thai police warn protesters risk arrest ahead of planned demonstrations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-06
BANGKOK--Thai police warned anti-government protesters planning demonstrations in Bangkok on Saturday that they risked being arrested following an order overnight that banned public gatherings in

Woman, 23, gunned down in Davao del Sur town
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-06
A 23-year-old woman was shot to death in Bansalan town, Davao del Sur on Friday. Major Peter Glenn Ipong, Bansalan municipal police chief, said that Alexa Mae Jusay Monday of Dolo

Thousands of Microsoft Customers May Have Been Victims of Hack Tied to China
New York Times - 2021-03-06
The hackers started their attack in January but escalated their efforts in recent weeks, security experts say. Business and government agencies were affected.

Kayleigh McEnany said Trump finds it 'kind of freeing' to be off Twitter since he was banned
Business Insider - 2021-03-06
At the time of his ban from Twitter in January, Trump tried tweeting from other WH accounts and threatened to establish his own social media platform.

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, fewer deaths recorded in 2020 vs 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-06
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on last year, the number of deaths in the country recorded by the Statistics Authority (PSA) declined by 3 percent to

Aboitiz business units tap data science to curb emissions & sustain product quality
Gov - 2021-03-06
The Philippine government and cement industry have set minimum ... provide two demonstrable examples of Data Science empowering an organization to achieve business value while meeting measurable environmental and sustainability goals," said Dr. David ...

VW 'Project Trinity' teases cars that unlock features on-demand
Yahoo - 2021-03-06
According to VW the plan is to start production on this car in 2026, as part of a vehicle lineup with fewer variants and where everything is standardized. According to the CEO, "In the future, the individual configuration of the vehicle will no longer be determined by the hardware at the time of purchase.

Saudi-backed $2 billion health firm Babylon is selling its Canada operations as part of a $70 million licensing deal
Yahoo - 2021-03-06
Babylon Health is selling its Canada operations to telco Telus. The two launched an app, Babylon by Telus, in 2019 that offers Canadians virtual consul

Motorcycle rider dies in Cauayan City road collision
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-06
A motorcycle rider was killed while his passenger was critically injured when their motorcycle collided with a delivery van on Friday night (Mar. 5) along the national highway

Smuggled smartphones worth P22-million seized in Clark
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-06
Smuggled mobile phones worth P22.8 million were seized last week after customs officials discovered the contraband among 88 cargo boxes that were declared as computer items, the

Drunk driver crashes into car of another drunk driver he was supposed to help; both arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-06
A drunk driver who came to the rescue of his friend who was equally drunk and crashed into a ditch, ended up crashing into her car too in Tennessee in the United States. Natasha Nancel, 24,

300 Maguindanao health workers receive first dose of COVID vaccine
Manila Bulletin - 2021-03-06
Three hundred health workers from the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) in Maguindanao received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac of China last Friday.

AirAsia Targets Launch of Flying-Taxi Business in 2022, CEO Says
Bloomberg - 2021-03-06
Malaysian budget airline AirAsia Group Bhd. said it is seeking to launch a flying-taxi business as soon as next year.

Senate will probe distance learning cheating if it reaches institutional level -- Binay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-06
The investigation into the "sagot for sale" (answers for sale) issue will only merit a Senate probe if the Department of Education (DepEd) confirmed its gathered reports

Twitter's Dorsey auctions first ever tweet as digital memorabilia
Reuters - 2021-03-06
"just setting up my twttr" - the first ever tweet on the platform is up for sale after Twitter boss Jack Dorsey listed his famous post as a unique digital signature on a website for selling tweets as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Local transmission of COVID South African variant? DOH wants to know
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-06
The Department of Health (DOH) has yet to determine if there is already local transmission of the B.1.351 variant of COVID-19 that originated from South Africa after it was

VC Lindy Fishburne on the sudden democratization of science -- and deep tech investing
TechCrunch - 2021-03-06
Deep science investor Lindy Fishburne cofounded the seed- and early-stage venture firm Breakout Ventures several years ago, after cofounding Breakout Labs within the Thiel Foundation back in 2011, and she has made a wide array of interesting bets in the process.

Poverty alleviation through innovation
Reuters - 2021-03-06
China has committed to eradicating extreme poverty throughout the country by the end of 2020. The poverty alleviation initiative has inspired innovative and unique ways to improve prosperity in some of the most remote communities in the country.

13,639 vaccinated so far vs COVID-19, says DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-06
A total of 13,639 individuals have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Saturday. "As of 6 p.m. kahapon, 13,639

U.S. administers 85 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC
Reuters - 2021-03-06
The United States has administered 85,008,094 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Friday morning and delivered 114,133,115 doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

U.S. administers 85 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC
Reuters - 2021-03-06
The United States has administered 85,008,094 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Friday morning and delivered 114,133,115 doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

All Planets Are Wet And Our Galaxy May Be Swarming With Ocean Worlds Like Ours Say Scientists
Forbes - 2021-03-06
A new model suggests that all planets form from water molecules--and so the Milky Way may be swarming with rocky planets with oceans and continents just like on Earth.

Jesuit lawyer, constitutionalist Fr. Joaquin Bernas dies at 88
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-06
Fr. Joaquin Bernas, SJ,  a Jesuit lawyer and one of the framers of the 1987 constitution, passed away early Saturday morning, the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)

Pagasa: Warm Saturday weather due to easterlies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-06
PAGASA Weather Specialist: Shelly Ignacio MANILA, Philippines -- Warm weather will prevail over most parts of the Philippines on Saturday due to the easterlies, according to the state weather bureau. In its 5 a.

Inside the disruptive rise of $2 billion Babylon Health, which sources say is considering a multibillion-dollar SPAC in 2021
Business Insider - 2021-03-06
Babylon Health is looking to list but is challenged by tough regulation and clinicians who say it makes dangerous claims for its software.

Pope Francis to grant indulgence to church pilgrims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-06
In line with the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines, Pope Francis will grant a plenary indulgence to Catholics who make a pilgrimage to at least one of the jubilee

The SEC is dragging AT&T to court for illegally duping analysts into lowering expectations
The Verge - 2021-03-05
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing AT&T for providing nonpublic information to 20 different analyst firms so they would lower revenue estimates ahead of earnings, according to a press release.

Health protocol violators in QC to be fined on the spot
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-05
Individuals caught not wearing masks or violating quarantine measures in Quezon City will be fined on the spot, to send a sterner message to residents to continue practicing minimum health standards

Arab Music Streaming App Anghami Lists On Nasdaq, Expands Tech Brand Globally
Forbes - 2021-03-05
Anghami, the first and largest legal music streaming platform and distribution company operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), said it will list on the Nasdaq - making it the first Arab tech company with a U.

Mars rover Perseverance takes first spin on surface of red planet
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-05
LOS ANGELES  - NASA's Mars rover Perseverance has taken its first, short drive on the surface of the red planet, two weeks after the robot science lab's picture-perfect

As Microsoft email software hack spreads, the White House is 'closely tracking' an emergency patch for vulnerabilities
Business Insider - 2021-03-05
Experts say it is only a matter of time before the break-in tools are cloned by other spies or cybercriminals,

As Microsoft email software hack spreads, experts brace for more impact
Reuters - 2021-03-05
The hackers behind the powerful set of digital intrusion tools exposed by Microsoft Corp this week are on a tear, breaking into organizations across the United States and Europe.

Rights lawyer survives attack by playing dead, loses all case files
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-05
Human rights lawyer Angelo Karlo Guillen lost all his case files to two men who tried to kill him with screwdriver stabs to the head in an attack that Senate Minority Leader Franklin

Long-term reforms in livestock sector pushed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-05
Economists and industry leaders on Friday urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to focus on long-term reforms in the livestock industry to quell the expensive prices of meat in the market as the

Philippines reports 52 more cases of South African COVID-19 variant
Yahoo - 2021-03-05
The Philippines has recorded 52 more cases of a highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa, the health ministry said on Friday, presenting new challenges for a country battling one of Asia's worst outbreaks.

Remaining 38,400 AstraZeneca vaccines set to arrive March 7 -- Galvez
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-05
Another batch of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by British-Swede pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca is set to arrive on Sunday, March 7, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr.

Bohol receives over 2,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-05
TAGBILARAN CITY- Hope finally arrives in Bohol following the delivery of over 2,000 doses of CoronaVac, Sinovac of China's COVID-19 vaccine Saturday morning. The 2,860 doses of the

Malampaya Prize
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-05
As the Department of Energy reviews the technical, legal and financial ramifications of the Chevron-Udenna sale--prior to final approval--business leaders Ramon S. Ang and Manuel V. Pangilinan ...

2 more COVID-19 patients die in Quezon; total death toll now 263
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-05
Two more COVID-19 patients from Tiaong and Gumaca towns in Quezon have died, bringing the death toll in the province to 263, the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) disclosed in

SWS: 31% of families with distance learners have weak internet connection
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-05
Thirty-one percent of Filipino families with members studying through online distance learning have weak internet connection, according to survey results

Philippines reports 52 more cases of South African COVID-19 variant
Reuters - 2021-03-05
The Philippines has recorded 52 more cases of a highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa, the health ministry said on Friday, presenting new challenges for a country battling one of Asia's worst outbreaks.

Benguet receives Sinovac vaccines for health workers
Gov - 2021-03-05
(RMC-PIA CAR) LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, March 5(PIA) -- The Department of Health - Cordillera (DOH-CAR) turned over Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines to the province of Benguet to be given to the frontline workers in the province. DOH-CAR Assistant Regional Director ...

Top Philippines Ethyl Alcohol Producer Enters U.S. Market with Alcogenix Hand Sanitizers
YAHOO!Finance - 2021-03-05
A top ethyl alcohol producer in the Philippines is set to enter the United States market for hand sanitizers, eyeing bulk buyers such as janitorial supply, retail chains, corporations, city public works departments,

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