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Bill Gates Made These 15 Predictions Back in 1999 -- and It's Scary How Accurate He Was

His forecasts turned out to be eerily prescient

In the book, Gates made 15 bold predictions that at the time might have sounded outrageous.But as Markus Kirjonen, a business student, once noted on his blog, Gates' forecasts turned out to be eerily prescient.Here are the 15 predictions Gates made just about ...

by Matt Weinberger  | February 02, 2019 06:00:00
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Philippine Corruption Is Still As Bad as It Was Six Years Ago

The country's score on the Corruption Perceptions Index is way below the world's average

While the Philippines improved its standing on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), moving to 99th from 111th in the previous period, it does not mean our government has become a more honest one.With a score of 36 in 2018, the Philippines ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | February 01, 2019 08:00:00
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More Filipinos are Expected to Become Dollar Millionaires in the Next Five Years

Will you be one of them?

The Philippines is expected to become one of the top 10 fastest-growing high net worth countries in the next four years, a recent study revealed, joining the ranks of China and India.The first Wealth-X High Net Worth (HNW) Handbook, which was released ...

by Esquire Philippines  | January 22, 2019 06:00:00
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Democracy in the Philippines Didn't Worsen in 2018, But It Didn't Improve Either

Our Democracy Index remains static from 2017

“The Philippines is a flawed democracy.”That’s a pretty general statement, and depending on who you ask it’s either an unfair assessment of the government or the understatement of the century.But for the UK-based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), it’s only a category given ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido for Esquire Philippines  | January 12, 2019 06:00:00
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Which Cities in the Philippines Saw The Largest Price Increases for Homes?

Condo prices in Makati dropped 55 percent in the last two years

If you bought a house and lot in Rizal, a condominium unit in Pateros, or a townhouse in Davao Del Norte at the start of 2017, your property's prices soared the highest in the last two years.That’s according to data from Property24, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido for Esquire Philippines  | January 06, 2019 08:00:00
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10 Social Media Trends to Watch in 2019

Users are increasingly leery of the information on social media

As social media platforms have evolved into full-blown communication channels, more brands are relying on these platforms to reach their target audiences.Consumer attention is scattered across various social platforms, not to mention apps and other online diversions. Brands that hope to capture ...

by Deep Patel  | January 04, 2019 06:00:00
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If You Bought a House or Condo In 2017, This Is How Much Its Value Has Increased

Data from Property24 show average price growth of various types of residential properties

Real estate in the Philippines has remained one of the brighter spots for investors. While pooled funds struggle to earn annual returns that beat inflation and stocks remain on a downtrend, properties have generally continued to appreciate year after year.And data from ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido for Esquire Philippines  | January 03, 2019 01:00:00
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2018 in Numbers

The figures and numbers that flooded our timelines

There are many ways to define a year. Lexicographers recognize words of the year to signify what most have discussed in the past 12 months. Others commemorate the year that was with photographs that have been engraved the most in our minds. ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | January 02, 2019 01:00:00
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10 Marketing Trends to Watch in 2019

Marketing is being shaped by emerging technologies, methods and patterns

It's difficult to predict which methods will connect with consumers most effectively in the ever-changing landscape of marketing. Just when marketers believe they understand their audience, a new technology, new behavior or even an entirely new audience alters everything.That said, it’s practical to reflect ...

by Deep Patel  | January 01, 2019 06:00:00
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These 4 Business Trends Will Have a Major Impact In 2019 -- Watch Them Closely

Are you listening?

You've likely experienced your fair share of ups and downs throughout 2018, so to minimize the "downs" side of the equation and lead your team in the right direction in 2019, think about starting to prepare now. While setting some New Year’s resolutions on how to improve ...

by Lucas Miller  | December 25, 2018 06:00:00
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This Meralco Program Can Cut Electricity Costs by As Much as 37%

Some customers have saved millions through the program

Frequent travelers would know that booking flight or hotel accommodations during the “off” season could mean sizeable savings to one’s budget. True, it could mean higher chances of arriving at your destination in less-than-ideal weather conditions. but, for some, the financial benefits ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 15, 2018 08:00:00
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Turns Out, Your Mobile LTE Data is Faster Than Wi-Fi

But the difference won't make your connection lightning fast

When you want to download something on your phone, would you rather use your mobile data or connect to a Wi-Fi network? Chances are you’ll go for the latter, as aside from being cheaper, Wi-Fi connections are much faster than mobile.But a ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido for Esquire Philippines  | December 12, 2018 03:00:00
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Singles' Day Discounts vs. Airline Seat Sales: Which Promos Did PH Online Shoppers Search For Last 11/11?

Data from iPrice shows intense competition between e-commerce platforms and airlines on November 11

November 11 is a special day for online shoppers in this part of the world. Known as “Singles’ Day” and originating from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, the day sees record-breaking numbers in terms of activity and sales. CNBC reported that Alibaba sold ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 28, 2018 09:00:00