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Buying a New PC? Make Sure It's Licensed, Since Lower-Cost Units Are Likely Infected with Malware

Microsoft study shows that most PCs with unlicensed software already compromised before purchase

When buying a new PC or laptop, one of the first things owners often do is to install antivirus software to protect it from digital threats. But a study by global technology firm Microsoft revealed that new PCs may already be infected ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 14, 2018 09:00:00
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Which Schools Have the Best MBA Programs in Asia?

The Economist magazine includes eight universities from Asia-Pacific in its 2018 listing

Only eight schools located in the Asia and Australasia region offering Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programs made it to The Economist magazine’s “Which MBA?,” a list of the world’s top 100 business graduate programs.Out of the eight, only Singapore’s Nanyang Business ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 08, 2018 02:00:00
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GDP Growth Slows to 6.1% in 3rd Qtr, Lowest in Three Years and Below Gov't Target

But Philippines is still one of fastest growing in East Asia

The Philippine economy grew by 6.1 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2018, the lowest since 2015, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced on November 8, Thursday.The country’s economic performance in the third quarter of the year is slightly below the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez and Pauline Macaraeg  | November 08, 2018 11:00:00
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Bad News Day for Bitcoin: It's Destroying the World and Bank Accounts

You won't believe how much energy it takes to get just $1's worth

Even though cryptocurrencies technically have no physical presence, they really do a make a impact on the environment -- and even could affect the amount of money people have in their accounts.From January 2016 to June 2018, the Oak Ridge Institute for ...

by Nina Zipkin  | November 08, 2018 08:00:00
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Using Same PC After 4 Years? Microsoft Says Maintenance Costs May Already Exceed Price of New Unit

Study says getting a new PC is cheaper than constantly repairing old ones

If you or your business is using old PCs or laptops, you may think that you’re saving on expenses by continuously using these old units instead of purchasing new ones. But a study from multinational technology firms Microsoft and Intel says otherwise.“As ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 07, 2018 12:00:00
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Would You Pay a Booking Fee of Php10 and Base Fare of Php40 for a 'Premium' Tricycle Ride?

Fare structure also includes variable fee of Php10 per kilometer

For its initial run, GrabTrike Premium will have 24 modern tricycles available for the users based in Binalonan, PangasinanGrab Philippines’ latest initiative to boost mobility not only expands commuters’ choices but may also help push the government’s efforts to modernize tricycles, perhaps ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 06, 2018 07:00:00
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Inflation Remained at 9-Year High of 6.7% in October

Prices of alcoholic drinks and tobacco, food and non-alcoholic beverages rise the fastest

The Philippines’ headline inflation in October 2018 reached 6.7 percent, still the highest recorded in nine years. It maintained the same rate pegged in the previous month.The increase in prices in areas outside of Metro Manila also maintained the same pace at ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 06, 2018 11:00:00
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Boom in Real Estate for the Dead: Some Memorial Lots Now Cost More Than Residential Condos

Would you pay over Php400,000 per square meter for a memorial lot?

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 01, 2018 09:00:00
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With Average Freelancing Pay of Php25k a Month, Are Gigs a Viable Alternative to Jobs?

While pay levels are not much different, the flexible hours attract many to try freelance work

Though seen by many as physically and emotionally stressful, jobs in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, particularly in call centers, remain a top choice for most college graduates in the Philippines because of the industry's higher than average pay.According to the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 18, 2018 08:00:00
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Which of PCSO's Major Games Produced the Most Winners in the Past 12 Months?

Some games have just a handful of winners while others have more than a score. Here's why

There has been a total of 70 winners over the past year in Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office's (PCSO's) five lottery games with the highest jackpot prizes: Ultra Lotto 6/58, Grand Lotto 6/55, Super Lotto 6/49, Mega Lotto 6/45 and Lotto 6/42.Among the top ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 16, 2018 09:00:00
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Messaging is the New Medium: How PH Businesses Are Using Messenger and Viber to Deliver Services

At the recent DigiCon 2018 summit, representatives from the two leading communication apps share actual examples

Much has been said about the Philippines’ obsession with social media. Filipinos remain the most active users of social networking platforms in the world, averaging at three hours and 57 minutes a day according to “Digital in 2018,” a report on global ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 15, 2018 09:00:00
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What are the Chances of Winning the Ultra Lotto 6/58 Compared to Other PCSO Games?

Despite tiny odds, people are drawn to Ultra Lotto because of the more than Php1 billion prize. Other games may offer better chances but smaller prizes.

The odds of a lotto ticket winning the Philippine Charity and Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO) Ultra Lotto 6/58 draw tonight, which commands a top prize of more than Php1 billion, is only one in 40.5 million.Despite the miniscule chances of winning, huge numbers ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 12, 2018 04:00:00
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How Much Do Filipinos Plan to Spend this Holiday Season?

Mobile shoppers are likely to splurge more, according to a survey conducted by Facebook Philippines

Facebook Philippines Country Director John Rubio said Filipinos use the social media platform more heavily during the Christmas season. It seems Filipinos are checking their Facebook accounts to shop, more than to reach out to loved ones during the holiday season.A study commissioned ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 12, 2018 08:00:00