Based on the data from GSMA, more than two-thirds or 5.1 billion of the world’s population now have mobile phones with 60 percent of the number owning smartphones.
Marlet D. Salazar
Marlet Salazar is a technology writer with 20 years of experience in the media industry.
NPC orders Facebook to “submit a comprehensive Data Breach Notification Report to the Commission, provide identity theft and phishing insurance for affected Filipino data subjects, establish a dedicated helpdesk/help center for Filipino data subjects on privacy-related matters.
CrewBloom is the latest outsourcing company that aims to connect more US-based micro, small, and medium enterprises with the right people who work from home in the Philippines.
Digital transformation remains low priority for many small, mid-sized PH financial institutions — report
In the online survey conducted from Aug. 23 to Sept. 25 this year by FINTQ, the financial technology arm of Voyager Innovations, it was found out that not only do some financial institutions (FI) are unsuccessful in their DX attempt but also a majority of the banks have not even started yet.
Total Philippines is looking for promising social entrepreneurs who want to expand their social impact
Total (Philippines) Corp. wants to empower young businesspeople who are starting a social enterprise through its “Startupper of the Year by Total” challenge with a cash prize of P750,000 along with help in advertising and mentoring.
To be able to understand its adoption, challenges, success, and value of AI in digital commerce, Gartner conducted a survey of 307 digital commerce organizations that are piloting the platform.
From a family that spans three decades, Canon EOS (Electro-Optical System) proudly showcased the latest addition to the brood, the Canon EOS R. The digital imaging company calls it ground-breaking and hopes […]
The most valuable technology companies are expecting a tumultuous year in terms of data breaches. Google said it is closing its consumer social networking site Google+ after personal data of 500,000 users […]
To limit the risk of virus infection within the networks of small and medium businesses (SMB), HP incorporates security features not only in its new laptop lineup but also in its managed, […]
IDC: Philippine smartphone market shows growth in first half of 2018 as users invest in higher-priced brands
According to the IDC (International Data Corp.) Philippines’ Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments reached 7.8 million units in the first half of 2018, posting a 5.6 percent growth year over year […]
Image from Pixabay Cybersecurity company Symantec Corp. announced new enhancements to its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology to protect information in Office 365. With Symantec DLP, data is protected whether at rest […]
Reporting a 400-percent increase (volume) in its gaming laptops, Acer Philippines further ups the ante by powering its latest Nitro 5 with Intel Optane, a unique combination of Intel 3D XPoint memory […]
Seamless Philippines 2018 provided a venue for businesses to learn about e-commerce, retail, payments, fintech
Financial technology (fintech) is fast gaining traction not only in Asia but the world. This is what Seamless Philippines saw when the organizers brought the conference on e-commerce, retail payments, fintech, and […]
PLDT chair Manuel V. Pangilinan, fourth from left, led the signing for the partnership with Amdocs officials. With him are Amdocs Regional Controller Aviv Sneh, Amdocs Limited general manager Shai Levy, Amdocs […]
(From left): Ecosystem Build and Activation Specialist Christine Mallare; DAR Undersecretary for Support Services Emily Padilla; Pag-Ibig Fund SVP Jun Espana, Jr.; DAR Regional Director for Central Luzon Arnel Dizon; Ecosystem Build […]
Filipinos affected by Facebook security breach ‘yet to be determined,’ says National Privacy Commission
Image from Pixabay Many Facebook users in the Philippines have been logged out of their accounts sometime the past week. While unusual, some took it as just another routine account and password […]
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. won 49 IDEA Design Awards, including one gold, six silvers and two bronzes, at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2018. “With consumer-focused innovation, we will continue to […]
(Image from Pixabay) In a blog post, Facebook says 50 million of its 2.23 billion active users have been affected by a reported security breach. Facebook’s engineering team detected a security issue […]
Image from NPC Twitter account Commissioner Raymund Liboro of the National Privacy Commission recently revealed the government’s plan to tap the assistance white-hat or ethical hackers to help secure the Philippine Identification […]
IDC says worldwide spending on cloud IT infrastructure continued double-digit growth rate in second quarter of 2018
Image from Pixabay According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, […]
By Vaibhav Dabhade, CEO of Anchanto Whether you’re a brand, distributor, retailer, third-party logistics (3PL) company — or any entity that’s part of the eCommerce ecosystem — Asia is the place for […]
Image from Pixabay In the McAfee Threats Report for September 2018, security researchers highlight the surge of crypto mining malware that started last year and continued in the first half of this […]
Civilian drones and aerial imaging technology company DJI introduced recently its new set of camera drones with two additions to its iconic Mavic series: Mavic 2 Pro, said to be the world’s […]
ePLDT predicts local data center industry poised for further growth because of increasing interest in fintech
With the increasing number of digital transactions in the country, backed by the growth of financial technology and preference for online payments, ePLDT predicts that the local data center industry is poised […]
(Image from IDC PH Twitter account) Union Bank of the Philippines was named 2018 “Digital Transformer of the Year” with ALLCARE, while Manila Electric Company (Meralco), Asian Hospital, and Medical Center, Unilab […]
Samsung’s AR Emojis — augmented-reality avatars that mimic users’ expressions, transforming users via the camera app and offering a unique and creative way to inject personality into messages. Since the feature’s introduction […]
Vodafone Foundation, Smart team up to provide emergency communications in areas hit by Typhoon Ompong
Evacuees and responders in Typhoon “Ompong”-hit Northern Luzon are now able to connect and share information with loved ones and colleagues with the help of emergency network solutions provided by Smart Communications […]
The majority of modern nations implement a national ID system to achieve greater efficiency in the provision of services. Many of these nations, however, continue to struggle with the competing interest of […]
Kaspersky Lab says new IoT-malware grew three-fold in H1 2018, manufacturers don’t prioritize security
Image from Pixabay According to the Kaspersky Lab IoT report, in the first half of 2018, IoT devices were attacked with more than 120,000 modifications of malware. That’s more than triple the […]
To help Filipino youth be #AseanReady and take advantage of opportunities in the 4th Industrial Revolution, the Asean Youth Community (AYC), a regional youth empowerment program based in Singapore, recently launched its […]