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New normal marketing solutions from Digitalinnov
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-25
Embracing the reality that a business should quickly adapt to the changes that had come with the lockdowns and layoffs, it has kept its good streak as it continuously exemplifies the essence of ...

Kenya bars runners from Kilimanjaro Marathon over COVID-19 fears
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-25
NAIROBI -- Kenya announced Wednesday that its athletes were banned from competing in Tanzania's top marathon race this Saturday over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Athletics Kenya

GameStop shares surge more than 100%
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-25
GameStop shares climbed rapidly and were halted twice for volatility ahead of the closing bell Wednesday. The gaming retailer's stock was priced at $91.71 at market close, up nearly 104% from the previous day.

Pagasa: Fair Thursday weather, isolated rain showers possible
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-25
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will fair weather with isolated rain showers due to the easterlies and localized thunderstorms on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

Bello denies nurses-for-vaccine offer to UK, Germany
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-25
Labor Secretary Silvestro Bello III on Thursday denied reports that Filipino nurses and overseas Filipino workers were being swapped for Covid-19 vaccines from

Australian parliament passes news media bargaining code
Business Insider - 2021-02-25
The Australian parliament on Thursday passed a news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code that will make it compulsory for Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc to pay media companies for content.

SM Group units bag awards
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-25
The practice of corporate governance remains an integral part of our business and our company culture," SMIC Chairman Jose T. Sio said during a virtual awarding ceremony held last February 19.

Mondelez PHL, Plastic Flamingo to build disaster relief shelters
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-25
The bamboo, or kawayan in Filipino, is again put in the spotlight as a viable solution to the ever-increasing... A total of 2,164 farmers from Nueva Ecija will finally receive their much-awaited ...

PHL stock market has changed
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-25
HERETOFORE, the Philippine stock market was largely influenced by foreign players who would quickly opt out even by the mere rise in the interest rates by the Fed. Looming large, locally, were the institutional and employed workforce who were,

Sanofi partners with AC Health to fight diabetes, hypertension
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-25
The Covid-19 pandemic, which necessitated various levels of community quarantines and lockdowns, forced many people to shy away from consulting their doctors or going to hospitals for fear of contracting the Covid-19 virus.

GameStop CFO resigns a month after the Reddit trading frenzy
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-24
GameStop has started searching for a new CFO "with the capabilities and qualifications to help accelerate GameStop's transformation," it said, hinting at the company's efforts to shift its focus from physical to online retail.

Covid-19 Live Updates: Pfizer Vaccine, After Broad Rollout, Is Found Highly Effective
New York Times - 2021-02-24
The initiative known as Covax plans to deliver some two billion doses worldwide this year, the largest mass inoculation operation in history. Lockdowns led to a drastic spike in domestic violence, an analysis of studies finds.

Biden rushes to address global computer chip shortage via latest executive order
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday aimed at addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage that has forced U.S. automakers and other

In boost for COVID-19 battle, Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in real world
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
JERUSALEM  - The first big real-world study of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be independently reviewed shows the shot is highly effective at preventing COVID-19, in a potentially landmark

A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report
New York Times - 2021-02-24
The variant contains a mutation thought to help the virus dodge the immune system, but vaccines should still be effective, scientists said.

The worldwide web as we know it may be ending
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-24
Over the last year, the worldwide web has started to look less worldwide. Europe is floating regulation that could impose temporary bans on US tech companies that violate its laws. The United States was on the verge of banning TikTok and WeChat,

Should you rent or buy a home? Ask yourself these 3 questions
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-24
Ask yourself these three questions to find out whether renting or buying makes more sense for you. The first step is to figure out if buying is even an option. The decision between renting or buying is less about home prices or rents and more about whether you're ready to be a homeowner.

Facebook exploring potential news licensing agreements in Canada - source
Business Insider - 2021-02-24
Facebook Inc is exploring potential licensing agreements in the coming year with Canadian media outlets and expanding its investment in local journalism initiatives, a source familiar with the company's thinking said on Wednesday.

Pandemic makes Pokemon cards pricier
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
Pokemon is all grown up, and so are its prices. Two decades after the Japanese trading card game became the biggest thing in schoolyards around the world, Pokemon cards are

All-male boardrooms are a thing of the past at Britain's top companies
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-24
Women now occupy at least one seat on the board of every major British company after a 50% increase in participation rates over five years, according to a report published on Wednesday.

Aviatrix Pumps Up Multi-Cloud Networking With $75M Round
Forbes - 2021-02-24
The cloud networking market is red hot, punctuated this week by a $75 Series D round for Aviatrix, an investment that affirms virtualized networking, the latest trend in cloud development.

Revolution not over, says FVR; local People Power commemoration rites urged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
Former President Fidel Ramos challenged Filipinos on the eve of the 35th anniversary celebration of the Edsa uprising to "keep ablaze the flame of nationalism and continue

FDA, DOH: Inoculated Tulfo covered by vaccine smuggling probe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
Health authorities on Tuesday said they would expand their investigation of an unauthorized vaccine that was smuggled into the country to include newspaper columnist Ramon Tulfo who recently disclosed

Pure Storage, NetApp results top expectations helped by cloud-based storage services
ZDNet - 2021-02-24
Pure and NetApp both emphasized how well their services of running storage in the cloud performed in the quarter.

Verizon Leads 5G Airwave Bidding With Record $45 Billion Splurge
Bloomberg - 2021-02-24
Verizon Communications Inc. committed $45 billion for 5G wireless airwaves in a government auction that attracted record bidding as the largest U.S. mobile carriers race to build faster networks.

Shooting incident near mall along Commonwealth Avenue in QC - police
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
Police confirmed a shooting incident near a mall located along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Wednesday evening. Police officers from the Quezon City Police District

Just wait as 75% of vaccines already went to 10 countries - Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
Filipinos will just have to wait for the COVID-19 vaccines as most of them have already been bought, President Rodrigo Duterte said in a pre-recorded speech that aired on

TikTok removed hundreds of thousands of videos spreading misinformation about the election and COVID-19
Mashable - 2021-02-24
According to TikTok, the company removed more than 340,000 videos in the U.S. during the second half of 2020 for spreading "election misinformation, disinformation, or manipulated media." During that same period,

The Cambrian AI Landscape: Cerebras Systems
Forbes - 2021-02-24
The unique approach has gained the US DOE supercomputing centers' attention, first at Argonne National Labs, which has purchased at least one of the ~$2M systems.

10 Gen Z VCs show us their home screens and reveal the new apps they love
Business Insider - 2021-02-24
Gen Z VCs have their finger on the pulse of what's up-and-coming in the tech world. They share with Insider what apps they're loving right now.

Metro Manila LGUs release down payments for AstraZeneca vaccine doses
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-24
Some local governments in Metro Manila have started releasing the required advance payments to AstraZeneca so as not to forfeit the COVID-19 vaccine doses they pre-ordered from the British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm.

Kapor Capital is raising a $125 million fund
TechCrunch - 2021-02-24
Kapor Capital, the venture firm focused on funding social impact ventures and founders of color, is raising a $125 million fund, called Fund III, a source familiar with the situation told TechCrunch.

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon opens on-site COVID-19 testing for Lab126 hardware engineers after employees file internal safety complaints
Business Insider - 2021-02-24
It's a sign that Amazon's in-house testing program now extends beyond its warehouse and data center workers to some office employees as well.

46% of adult Filipinos unwilling to get COVID-19 vaccine; only 19% willing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
Only 19 percent of adult Filipinos are willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and 46 percent are unwilling even if a safe and effective vaccine is available. This is the

BDO Unibank nets lower profits in 2020 at P28.2 billion
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-24
This, as loan loss buffers reached P30.2 billion for the period. "The Bank relied on its strong and resilient business franchise and balance sheet to support core business operations ...

Transfigured and irreplaceable
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-24
The gospel account of the leper healed by Jesus (Mark 1:40-45) presents a picture of what we as Christians... On the mount of the transfiguration, the divinity of Jesus was allowed to shine ...

Crisis of agriculture: Rooted in bad economic assumptions
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-24
So who have benefited from the RTL? The quick answer: the big private importers and their allies in the distribution business. Who are the losers? Domestic palay producers, consumers and ...

Philippines offers nurses in exchange for vaccines from Britain, Germany
Reuters - 2021-02-24
The Philippines will let thousands of its healthcare workers, mostly nurses, take up jobs in Britain and Germany if the two countries agree to donate much-needed coronavirus vaccines, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Nokia wins 5G order from Philippines' Globe Telecom
Reuters - 2021-02-24
Finnish telecom network equipment maker Nokia on Wednesday said it has won an order from Globe Telecom to build a 5G network to the Philippines' second and third largest islands Mindanao and Visayas.

DPWH completes construction of health facilities in Mariveles
Gov - 2021-02-24
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed the construction of three units of one storey Standard Health Facilities Container Van in Mariveles town. DPWH Bataan 2nd District Engineer Ulysses Llado said the PhP41 million infrastructure located

Concentrix expands staff transport with dedicated free buses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
MANILA, Philippines - Concentrix Corporation (Nasdaq: CNXC), a leading global provider of customer experience (CX) solutions and technology, and the largest private employer in the Philippines,

Northeast monsoon weakens, easterlies prevalent in eastern part of PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
The northeast monsoon or amihan has weakened, now only affecting northern Luzon, while the easterlies have been prevailing over the eastern portion of the country. The

Nokia wins 5G order from Philippines' Globe Telecom
Yahoo Finance - 2021-02-24
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish telecom network equipment maker Nokia on Wednesday said it has won an order from Globe Telecom to build a 5G network to the Philippines' second and third largest ...

Philippines to probe use of illegal COVID-19 vaccines
Nasdaq - 2021-02-24
The Philippines health ministry said on Wednesday it will investigate the illegal use of unauthorised COVID-19 vaccines, after a presidential advisor admitted to receiving shots of a Sinopharm vaccine smuggled into the country.

DOH: Increase in Covid-19 cases in Pasay not linked to UK variant patient
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
The Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday there seemed to be no direct link between the increase in Covid-19 cases in Pasay City and the case of the 46-year-old female

US to sell Philippines arms despite no human rights reforms
NIKKEI - 2021-02-24
Brandon Lee, a U.S. citizen who worked as an activist defending indigenous land rights in the northern Philippines, told Nikkei that he and his family were constantly watched and harassed by the ...

4As Philippines welcomes 2021 Board of Trustees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
Philippines has just welcomed its newly inducted Board of Trustees during its first general membership meeting for 2021, which took place over

Who benefits from rice imports?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
The clear but unexpected winners from the rice tariffication law have been the market intermediaries--the palay traders and millers, wholesalers, retailers, importers and

South Africa's Tyme to set up digital bank in the Philippines
NIKKEI - 2021-02-24
South African digital banking challenger Tyme is preparing to launch services in the Philippines in partnership with one of the biggest local conglomerates, a move the bank hopes will lay the groundwork for its Southeast Asian expansion.

Sinovac says vaccine may be used on health workers, elderly even with just above 50% efficacy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-24
Amid the advice of the Philippines' Food and Drug Administration, Sinovac Biotech on Wednesday still recommend that its vaccine be administered on the elderly and

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