Category: 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 platforms that advertisers intend to place on Google, YouTube, and partner properties. It will cover…

  • 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 leading voice in Silicon Valley hype around the idea of the metaverse, which would blur…

  • 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 Filipinos have been investing in the stock market with the rise of financial technology and…

  • 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 up is regularly cited by critics as harmful to well-being, and Facebook as well as…

  • 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 Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the new corporate handle “Meta,” with critics blasting it as a transparent…

  • 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, but Google is aiming to expand its single-digit marketshare with the newest Android-powered Pixel line.…

  • Apple unveils redesigned MacBooks with new M1Pro and M1 Max

    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. HDMI and SD card readers are back too, which is always a big welcome (at…

  • 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 blast devices, Globe said other types of illicit transmitters were sold in online shops and…

  • 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 since a whistleblower leaked internal studies showing Facebook knew its sites could be harmful to…

  • Facebook is back, uses Twitter to apologize to users

    Facebook is back, uses Twitter to apologize to users

    Facebook outgoing Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer used Twitter to apologize to users for an outage that lasted for hours. Down Detector, an online platform that provides users with real-time information about the status of various websites and services received millions of outage reports starting Monday evening. According to Speedtest by Ookla, this is “the…