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Marc Benioff's strategy to expand beyond Salesforce's roots in sales software is paying off in a big way, latest earnings show
Business Insider - 2021-02-27
Salesforce's revenue grew 24% last year, driven by demand for its new business lines like Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, and Commerce Cloud.

NASA's Perseverance has a little 'family portrait' Easter egg
Mashable - 2021-02-27
The Perseverance rover made its monumental landing on Mars on Feb. 18 and it has already sent thousands of raw images back to Earth. Hidden in photos of the rover itself is a "bumper sticker" with icons of NASA's previous Mars rover missions,

Storm Ventures promotes Pascale Diaine and Frederik Groce to partners
TechCrunch - 2021-02-27
Storm Ventures, a venture firm that focuses on early stage B2B enterprise startups, announced this week that it has promoted Pascale Diaine and Frederik Groce to partners at the firm. The two new partners have worked their way up over the last several years.

Superspreaders behind top Covid-19 conspiracy theories
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-27
Attempts to reach Rubini online and through business contacts were unsuccessful. Rubini has bristled at efforts to verify his claims. When a social-media user asked: "My question to you ...

Air travel quarantines are getting longer and lonelier
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-27
QUARANTINES continue to frustrate travelers and strangle airlines a year into the pandemic, with the threat from highly infectious coronavirus variants meaning enforced isolations are mostly getting longer and stricter rather than easing up.

Navotas markets, groceries closed every Monday for disinfection
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
Public markets and groceries in Navotas will be closed every Monday for disinfection and cleaning following the surge of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the city, Mayor

Reproductive health education, vital vs teenage pregnancy during pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-27
"Teenage pregnancy is unplanned, but not necessarily unwanted, and unplanned pregnancy means no regrets." These are some of the findings presented by Dr. Gloria Luz M. Nelson, professor of Sociology at the University of the Philippines Los Baños,

Judge approves $650 million settlement of Facebook privacy lawsuit linked to facial photo tagging
Business Insider - 2021-02-27
Facebook users claimed the company violated an Illinois law that prohibits a private entity from collecting biometric identifiers without consent.

DOH6 taps overseas health workers to help gain public's trust on vaccines
Gov - 2021-02-27
The Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH WV CHD) is seeking to generate testimonials from overseas Ilonggo health care workers to help disseminate information on the benefits of getting inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Brazil Tech Round-Up: Senate Passes Legal Framework For Startups, Dangers Of Privatization, Cost Of 5G
Forbes - 2021-02-27
The Brazilian Senate has passed a legal framework for startups. The government is warned about the dangers of the upcoming privatization of a state-owned technology company, and an estimate of the cost of 5G to operators is announced.

South Korea vaccinates 18,000 to start ambitious Covid-19 campaign
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
SEOUL--South Korea said 18,489 people received their first doses of AstraZeneca PLC's vaccine by midnight on Friday as it launched an ambitious COVID-19 inoculation campaign, and will begin

Nutanix CEO: Public cloud is a new opportunity to extend what the company does
ZDNet - 2021-02-27
Following a report of better-than-expected results and outlook by virtualized infrastructure company Nutanix, newly appointed CEO Rajiv Ramaswami told ZDNet that the public cloud presents an opportunity to extend the kind systems expertise the company has been selling for years.

700 LGUs still have no ordinances vs health violators -- DILG exec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
At least 700 local government units (LGUs) nationwide have failed to pass ordinances that will impose penalties against violators of minimum health protocols that are being

OCTA: NCR could have 2,500 new Covid-19 cases daily by the end of March
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
The OCTA Research team on Saturday said it is possible that Metro Manila could have 2,500 new Covid-19 cases daily by the end of March if the trend in rising cases will

Mom of 3 says her kids got expelled from school over her OnlyFans account
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
A mother of three has spoken up after her sons got expelled from a Catholic school in the United States when the institution found out about her account on adult social platform

UPDATE 1-Philippines extends coronavirus curbs in capital ahead of vaccine arrivals
Reuters - 2021-02-27
Philippines records fresh four-month high in daily cases (Adds detail on AstraZeneca doses, COVID-19 infections)

Upcoming Senate panel hearing to focus on bill creating presidential drug agency -- Sotto
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
The scheduled Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs hearing on Tuesday, March 2, will focus on the proposed measure seeking to create the Presidential Drug

Myanmar police crackdown on protests after envoy appeals to UN to stop coup
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
Myanmar police moved decisively on Saturday in a bid to prevent opponents of military rule gathering throughout the country after Myanmar's U.N. envoy urged the United Nations to use

In St. Luke's webinar series, health leaders tackle changes needed in health sector
Rappler - 2021-02-27
According to healthcare leaders, multiple shifts need to happen in their sector not only because of COVID-19 but also because of other existing and emerging health challenges

NBI forms composite team to probe PDEA-PNP shootout -- Guevarra
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has formed a composite team to investigate the shootout in Quezon City between agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

Dutch to roll out rapid breath tests for Covid-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
The Netherlands is to introduce rapid Covid-19 breath tests to sites across the country to speed up the testing process and make it less intrusive. Testing facilities in

Philippines extends partial coronavirus curbs in capital until end-March
Reuters - 2021-02-27
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended partial coronavirus curbs in the capital until the end of March, as the country awaits the arrival of vaccines, the presidential spokesman said on Saturday.

Expect warm Saturday weather -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
Warm weather due to the easterlies will prevail in most parts of the country on Saturday, the state weather bureau said. "Nakakaapekto pa rin ang easterl

Villar continues programs to help farmers on using modern technology despite pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-27
BEING true to her commitment, the COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped Sen. Cynthia Villar in helping uplift the lives of Filipino farmers by providing them trainings on modern farm technology to boost their productivity,

Federal Scientists Plead for Pandemic Controls as Infection Declines Stall
New York Times - 2021-02-27
Now is not the time to relax restrictions," the C.D.C. director, Rochelle Walensky, said, pointing to a leveling of coronavirus infections as governors move to lift pandemic restrictions.

Temple of Zoom: 200,000 Thai Buddhists mark holy day via video link
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
BANGKOK  - More than 200,000 Buddhist devotees gathered via Zoom video link on Friday to attend an annual prayer and lantern ritual held in Thailand to mark Makha Bucha Day, one of the

Cybersecurity Firm SentinelOne Plans for IPO at Possible $10 Billion Value
Bloomberg - 2021-02-26
Cybersecurity startup SentinelOne Inc. is preparing for an initial public offering that could value it at more than $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

House eyes Cha-cha passage March 24
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-26
The House of Representatives plans to pass on final reading by March 24 proposed amendments to economic provisions in the Constitution although the Senate has not even resumed committee hearings that

Myanmar envoy appeals to U.N. to stop coup as police break up protests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-26
Myanmar's U.N. envoy urged the United Nations to use "any means necessary" to stop a military coup there, making a surprise appeal on behalf of the ousted government as police

Vaccine hoarding threatens global supply via COVAX: WHO
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-26
GENEVA - Countries seeking their own COVID-19 vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries ...

Advisory panel unanimously recommends FDA authorize Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-26
A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday voted in favor of authorizing Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use,

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine backed by advisory panel, U.S. authorization to follow
Reuters - 2021-02-26
A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday voted to recommend authorization of Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, bringing it an important step closer to a U.

DOH: 2,651 new infections, highest daily count this year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-26
The Department of Health (DOH) said it recorded 2,651 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, making it the most infectious day so far in 2021. The number of new cases is also the highest in at least four

Duterte signs bill to hasten Covid-19 vaccine purchase; set up P500M indemnity fund
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-26
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure that would expedite the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines and establish a P500-million indemnity fund, Malacañang

FDA Clears OTC Device to Protect Kids Against Sports-Related Head Injury
Medscape - 2021-02-26
The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new over-the-counter (OTC) device designed to protect children aged 13 years and older from sports-related traumatic brain injury.

Eased restrictions to generate 108,000 jobs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-26
Some 108,000 workers would be able to work full-time if the economic restrictions would be eased further, according to an official of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole). Labor Assistant

Cebu governor firm: No swab tests for domestic tourists
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-26
Amid criticisms, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia stood pat on her decision to ease restrictions for domestic tourists who want to visit the province. In an interview, Garcia said she always

'Success on your own is a boring journey' -- Meet the ex-Salesforce exec Google poached to head up its Cloud division in the UK and Ireland:
Business Insider - 2021-02-26
Amid COVID-19 and Brexit, the company's cloud division faces a fresh set of unique challenges.

WATCH: Next-Gen founders talk racial equity in tech, and share insight on navigating the industry
Business Insider - 2021-02-26
In a conversation with Insider, three next-gen founders discuss their career journeys, and the future they want to see in tech.

Covid-19 Is Highlighting The Promise And Pitfalls Of The Digital Transformation
Forbes - 2021-02-26
Prior to the pandemic, manufacturing enterprises, service firms, laboratories, schools and households across the United States were undergoing a steady, digital transformation. But the pandemic has shattered that paradigm and accelerated the pace of change unfurling across our economy and society.

Brazil approves 5G auction notice
ZDNet - 2021-02-26
Brazilian national telecommunications agency Anatel has approved the notice for the upcoming auction for the fifth generation spectrum, expected to take place in June. The announcement was made yesterday (25) by the agency's board,

PHL offers Sinovac jabs to health-care workers
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-26
FOLLOWING a thorough review, the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (Nitag) and the Department of Health - Technical Advisory Group (DOH-TAG) have recommended the use of Sinovac-made vaccines "CoronaVac" from China for the use of the country's health-care workers (HCWs).

An ancient conch shell played three notes for the first time in 17,000 years
Mashable - 2021-02-26
Researchers discovered a long-uncovered conch shell was actually a musical instrument, not a broken drinking cup, as once believed.

CDM and Lazada host inaugural LazUCon for over 20k eCommerce industry peers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-26
MANILA, Philippines - Certified Digital Marketer (CDM), the pioneer in Digital Marketing education and transformation, teams up again with Lazada, the leading eCommerce platform in the Philippines for

Elon Musk Responds That 'It Would Be Great' If He Was Investigated For His Dogecoin Memes
Entrepreneur - 2021-02-26
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk responded on his favorite network, Twitter, about an alleged investigation to the different comments about the Dogecoin and the consequences of these, that is, the sudden rise in its price.

Surigao Norte IPs avail health services, receive school equipment
Gov - 2021-02-26
SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Feb. 26 -- The Indigenous Peoples of the Mamanwa Tribe in Sitio Landing, Brgy. Camam-onan of this province received services from the different partner stakeholders and government agencies during a community outreach ...

Amazon taps 16-year company vet who helped launch its pharmacy business to run COVID vaccination effort amid biggest leadership shakeup in history
Business Insider - 2021-02-26
The move shows Amazon is putting a trusted executive with deep knowledge of the supply chain in charge of its vaccination program.

Fellowship program offered to young leaders
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-26
Chosen candidates aged 18 to 30 years old will also undergo mentorship activities with the Makati Business Club and Philippine Business for Social Progress. Beyond these, participants will gain ...

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