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IT-BPO industry will be worth Php 12 trillion by 2022

Government assures sector of tax incentives to foster its growth

Expect the IT-BPO sector in the Philippines to grow, as its worth increases from Php 8 trillion (US$ 166 billion) to Php 12 trillion (US$ 250 billion) by 2022, spurred by the demand for outsourcing services projected to double up by the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 27, 2016 05:00:00
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13 brands catching the Pokemon Go fever

Gotta catch them all!

Almost a week since the much-awaited Pokemon Go game went live in the Philippines, local brands have started to catch up on its hype with creative marketing campaigns and promo deals.The augmented reality game requires its players to travel to different locations ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 12, 2016 09:00:00
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PLDT opens largest data center in PH

Facility worth Php 4B, expected to give supreme protection of critical data

In a bid to increase its data footprint, PLDT opened the largest data center in the country with a total of 3,600-rack capacity in Makati City on Thursday, July 28.The P4 billion-worth facility boasts an “11-layer security” for supreme protection of clients’ ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 28, 2016 09:00:00
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PH earns highest digital experience score in ASEAN

Report reveals how digital customer service is now a priority for brands

With almost half of the Filipino population already online, digital customer service has become one of the most important factors in becoming a brand industry leader today. As much as 76 percent of consumers will remain loyal to a brand that provides ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 26, 2016 05:00:00
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Indian businesses explore trade, investment opportunities in PH

IT, automotive and agriculture among top sectors

Companies from India are exploring more trade and investment opportunities in the Philippines, according to the Department of Trade and Industry’s Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) – New Delhi, which recently conducted a business round table discussion with top Indian firms. ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 26, 2016 01:00:00
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Concept Machine: Starting up a success engine

The story of the company’s rise in the field of corporate website development

Starting a business in itself is a risky endeavor. But starting a business straight out of college is daunting—and an ingredient of most success stories.When information management system graduates Claire Ongcangco and Miko Cornejo accepted their first project in 2007, it was ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 23, 2016 12:00:00
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This tech startup will let plants talk to you

Now, even plants can have feelings.

Shhh. Listen close. Your plants are talking to you.That is what researchers at Vivent SARL think, anyway. The Switzerland-based company has developed something they call Phytl Signs—a “wearable” device for plants.The device comes with a stake that gets driven into the soil next ...

by Jason Fell  | July 12, 2016 03:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 12: Smart to spend P1B for WiFi hotspot upgrades

Better connectivity while at airports or terminals? And Splash Corporation delists from the local bourse.

Expect faster internet connection in major terminals across the country, as Smart Communications upgrades its WiFi services."Over the past months, we have aggressively broadened the Smart WiFi footprint through our key partnerships with government institutions and business establishments, consequently improving internet access ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 12, 2016 08:00:00
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6 pieces of old tech that sold for big bucks at auction

There’s money in trash.

While some people are more than happy to discard or trade in their old gadgets for the latest new thing without a second thought or backward glance, there are some who hold onto their outmoded technologies and turn them around into big ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 11, 2016 02:00:00
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What is it like to work at Google?

In this exclusive interview, Google Philippines Industry Manager Jolly Estaris shares his experience working for the firm.

You may recognize Jolly Estaris as one of the former hosts of children’s show 5 and Up. But he is all grown up now and he is working in an equally cool work place: Google Philippines.So how is it like working for ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | July 10, 2016 05:00:00
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6 Lessons from Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

The book by Ashlee Vance’s highlights the rise of the ‘Iron Man’ of today’s technopreneurship world.

 A trailblazer in the clean technology industry, Elon Musk has been equated as the inspiration of the Iron Man character in the films to another Silicon Valley icon who wish to die in Mars.But Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 01, 2016 06:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 30: Poor infrastructure cripples PH ranking in logistics competence survey

And 93% of PH may have free WiFi service by year-end.

PH ranking drops in trade logistics surveyThe Philippines dropped to 71st in trade logistics competence ranking worldwide, due to poor infrastructure and customs performance, a World Bank report revealed on June 28.The report titled “Connecting to Compete 2016: Trade Logistics in the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 30, 2016 08:00:00
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10 times Elon Musk had the best response

Musk’s lack of filter in marketing skills has given him a list of notable interview responses.

Being a Silicon Valley billionaire comes with its pitfalls, one being that everything you say will be scrutinized by the public.Elon Musk does not seem to mind though. Despite his position as the CEO of Tesla and chairman of SolarCity, Musk has noted his ...

by Grace Reader  | June 27, 2016 11:00:00
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