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New Profiles, New Parental Control and New Look for YouTube Kids

Good news for brands and content creators for children

Since it was launched back in August 2016, YouTube Kids has already made an impact in 37 countries, having amassed over 70 billion views in the app, with 11 million active viewers every week. It’s also present in eight languages to make ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | December 05, 2017 09:00:00
News and Events

Google is Looking for PH's Best Ads on YouTube

Does your video have what it takes to be the best?

YouTube announced the very first YouTube Ads Awards in the Philippines which aims to honor the best creative storytelling in YouTube ads in the country. Together with adobo Magazine, the YouTube Ads Awards will recognize the digital ads that utilized outstanding storytelling ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | November 21, 2017 02:00:00
News and Events

When It Comes to iPhones, PH’s Poorer Regions Seem Keener on Costlier Models Than Richer Areas

Telcos offer attractive plans for the new iPhone 8 as most Pinoy buyers find them too pricey

The country’s two telecommunications companies last week began to roll out attractive postpaid plans for the latest iPhone models reaching the Philippines—iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.Both aimed to cut the cash costs of acquiring the new phones. For example, Smart Communications ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 21, 2017 01:00:00
News and Events

Coming Soon: PH Blockchain Education and Incubation Hub for Students and Entrepreneurs

The Appsolutely-NEM Blockchain Center is slated to open in the first quarter of 2018

Appsolutely announced a partnership with Japanese firm NEM Foundation for its new rewards program scheduled to be rolled out in 2018Last November 10, Philippine software startup Appsolutely formally announced a partnership with Japanese blockchain specialist NEM Foundation in its mission to revolutionize ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 17, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

Gov’t Partners with Facebook to Double Broadband Capacity and Boost Internet Speeds to 100Mbps

Two cable landing stations linked to Facebook’s international submarine cable to be built by 2019

In a speech at De La Salle University last Oct. 25, Chinese billionaire and Alibaba Founder Jack Ma shared his thoughts on the state of connectivity in the Philippines. “I tried to test the speed of Philippine internet. It's no good,” he ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 16, 2017 01:00:00
News and Events

ASEAN Tech: 5 Digital Platforms Built and Used Across Southeast Asia

These innovations have changed the way Filipinos and other Southeast Asians shop, travel and work

Aside from its huge economic potential and favorable environment for development, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has also been dubbed as a big source of technological innovation. The tech startup scene in Southeast Asia has seen tremendous growth in the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 13, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

What Household Chores Would Filipinos Love to Assign to Robots?

Despite fears that robots could take away jobs, Filipinos still welcome their help to ease tedious work

Almost two-thirds of Filipinos believe robots would eventually take their jobs away from them, according to the results of a new survey by YouGov, an online international market research and data analytics firm based in UK.Still, Filipinos are “cautiously optimistic” about the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 04, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

More Opportunities To Earn Await Filipino App Developers With Google Play Store

Google Play’s Indie Programme can help aspiring app developers to monetize their creativity

App developers from any part of the planet can now reach more than a third of the world’s population through the over two billion active Android devices. The number of installs is also steadily growing, with about 82 billion apps installed in ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | October 07, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Davao Engineering Firm’s R&D Pays Off as Earnings Surge 7-Fold in Three Years

RAD Green Solutions is poised to go global after getting a supply order from Saudi Arabia

Research and development (R&D) is not a strong suit of Philippine companies.An international ranking of how much companies spend on R&D compiled by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) showed that the Philippines placed 44th out of 138 countries. That’s way ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | October 04, 2017 10:00:00
Run & Grow

19 Crazy Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Google

A treasure trove of curious tidbits torn from the pages of Backrub's --oops, we mean Google's-- company history

Google wasn’t always the world’s second most valuable brand. Long before it was a go-to verb, it was an obedient digital dog, merely finding and retrieving stuff, playing fetch for internet users over and over again.Eventually the little G -- which started in 1995 ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow and Nina Zipkin  | September 29, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Need a Website for Your Business? GoDaddy’s New Website Builder Can Help

Filipino business owners can now create mobile-friendly websites and grow their ventures online

GoDaddy is a platform where people can purchase a domain name or website address. The company bills itself as the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. It currently has almost 17 million customers worldwide and over 71 million domain ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | August 28, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

These are the Winners of Google ”?"Performance Honors” Search Awards

Local agency heroes help businesses attain goals with search advertising

For the first time ever, Google has awarded Filipino agencies that ran exceptional, impactful and creative Search campaigns. This is the first time “Performance Honors” is awarded in Asia-Pacific. The awarding ceremony was the culmination of a series of Performance Guru workshops ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | August 23, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

This Expat’s Side Business Helps Foreigners Learn Filipino Quick

Learn Tagalog Fast gives crash courses on conversational Tagalog to foreigners in the Philippines

In 2009, Phil Smithson flew from the UK, his home country, to the Philippines to work for a local advertising agency. Four years later, he set up his own business that has thrived to this day.“I feel like I grew up here,” ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 26, 2017 11:00:00
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