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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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
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This Girl Learned to Code in Grade School. Now She Wants Other Women To Learn, Too

Julia Camille Menchavez is a coding advocate from the rising tech community in Cebu

22-year-old Julia Camille Menchavez, whi is from Cebu, wants to promote coding and programming to girlsInformation technology is yet another industry that is male-dominated. In fact, a study by Accenture and Filipino-founded group Girls Who Code said that the number of women coders ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | July 15, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Need a Website for Your Business? Google Can Help

Your free professional-looking website is just a few clicks away

Having your own website is increasingly becoming more important in our digitally connected world, especially for business owners. According to a Global Web Index survey, about 67 percent of the internet population in the Philippines visit a business's website on a monthly ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | July 12, 2017 11:00:00
News and Events

Here Are Ways You Can Earn From the Sharing Economy

You earn when you share

What is the sharing economy? Simply put, it is a business model where you can profit from having your underutilized assets borrowed or shared by others. These assets can range from transportation vehicles, rooms in your house, or spaces in your office.In ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | July 10, 2017 03:00:00
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Geeks on a Beach 5 to Highlight Tech Solutions to Emerging Markets Woes

The annual startup conference will be held in Palawan on August 24-25

On its fifth year, annual startup conference Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) will feature a track dedicated to technologies that solve everyday problems unique to emerging markets such as the Philippines.Tina Amper, the founder of nonprofit community TechTalks.ph and the organizer of ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 04, 2017 05:00:00
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