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More than third of world has never used internet

Some 2.9 billion people — 37 percent of the world’s population — have still never used the internet, the United Nations said Tuesday, despite the Covid-19 pandemic driving people online. The UN’s International Telecommunication Union estimated that 96 percent of [...]

December 3, 2021 Technology
Google won’t accept election ads for 2022 national polls

Google won’t accept election ads for 2022 national polls

Search engine giant Google announced Wednesday it will not accept election-related advertisements in the Philippines ahead of the national elections next year. Google said the policy will apply to advertisements purchased through Google Ads, Display and Video 360, and shopping [...]

December 1, 2021 Technology
Facebook shifting to virtual reality version of internet

Facebook shifting to virtual reality version of internet

Facebook on Monday announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union (EU) to build the “metaverse,” a virtual reality version of the internet that the tech giant sees as the future. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a [...]

November 27, 2021 Technology
Investment platform unlocks financial opportunities for Filipinos

Investment platform unlocks financial opportunities for Filipinos

Philippine startup, Investa, a finalist in the 2020 Emerge X Startup Competition, recently launched an innovative first investment platform built on Microsoft Azure to provide Filipinos with inclusive access to low-cost investment opportunities and financial benefits. In recent years, more [...]

November 16, 2021 Business, Technology
YouTube hides ‘dislike’ counts to discourage attacks

YouTube hides ‘dislike’ counts to discourage attacks

YouTube announced Wednesday the tally of “dislike” clicks on videos will no longer be visible to the public to protect creators from harassment and targeted attacks. A public count of likes — or dislikes — that social media posts rack [...]

November 11, 2021 Technology
Meta: Facebook’s high-stakes bet to save itself

Meta: Facebook’s high-stakes bet to save itself

Facebook’s name change offers a convenient diversion as scandal plagues the platform, but the new handle is also key to the firm’s costly effort to save itself from very real threats, experts said. Jokes and vitriol poured in after CEO [...]

November 3, 2021 Technology
Google debuts new Pixel, latest try in smartphone fight

Google debuts new Pixel, latest try in smartphone fight

Google launched new Pixel 6 smartphones on Tuesday, its latest attempt to field a champion in a sector the tech giant has dismally failed thus far to conquer. Smartphone sales are dominated by Apple and South Korean electronics colossus Samsung, [...]

October 20, 2021 Technology
Apple unveils redesigned MacBooks with new M1Pro and M1

Apple unveils redesigned MacBooks with new M1Pro and M1 Max

In Apple’s recent event they announced the new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. Also, their displays have notches now too. The redesign makes it sharper, crisper, and more modern to the eyes with its square-ish look. [...]

October 19, 2021 Technology
Public warned against use of illegal transmitters

Public warned against use of illegal transmitters

Globe Telecom warned the public against the use of illegal signal boosters/repeaters, cellular signal blockers and jammers, saying these caused network disruptions and even loss of cell phone signals. In a statement welcoming government efforts to run after portable text [...]

October 15, 2021 Technology
Embattled Facebook releases new curbs on harassment

Embattled Facebook releases new curbs on harassment

Facebook unveiled fresh protections Wednesday against online attacks on journalists, activists and celebrities as the social media giant battles a crisis over its platforms’ potential harms. The company has faced a storm of criticism and a a Senate panel hearing [...]

October 14, 2021 Technology