App inspired by Wowowin game show fuses TV and mobile game entertainment

Wil to Play, a suite of mobile games inspired by TV game show Wowowin hosted by Filipino celebrity Willie Revillame, integrates with its TV counterpart and allows fans to win real-world prizes such as gadgets and food items despite not being in the studio. 

PHL seen as an emerging data center market

THE Philippines is now regarded as an emerging data center market, with more global technology companies looking to build digital facilities in the country to meet regional demand amid challenges, PLDT Enterprise said.

Zoom forecasts upbeat revenue, expects boost from hybrid work

ZOOM Video Communications, Inc. on Tuesday forecast current-quarter revenue above estimates, as increased adoption of hybrid work models by companies is expected to drive steady demand for its videoconferencing tools.

Philippine smartphone market grew by almost 27% in Q1, but seen slowing down

THE Philippines’ smartphone market grew by nearly 27% year on year, bringing in more than four million units in the first three months of the year, according to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

Twitter testing ads on Fleets to catch up to Snap, Facebook

TWITTER, Inc. said on Tuesday it will begin testing ads on its disappearing posts feature called Fleets, as it works to offer more options for advertisers.

Facebook launches digital journalism course in collaboration with Reuters

The Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) and the Reuters Institute launched a digital journalism course this May. Developed by Reuters, the online training program has modules on digital news gathering, verification and reporting, publishing on social media, wellness and resilience training while reporting. It aims to build a strong foundation in digital reporting and editing for journalists in eight countries across Asia, including the Philippines.   

UK’s Sunak says deal to be done on tax at G7, but tech must...

LONDON - British finance minister Rishi Sunak said there was a deal to be done with the United States on tax but big tech...

Digitalization crucial for MSMEs to survive

Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), which are among the most vulnerable to economic disruptions brought about by the pandemic last year, have had to accept digitalization and adapt quickly to the shifting of the market by using digital tools — or lose business entirely.  

Firms urged to spend on digital resilience

INVESTING in digital resilience is important for companies amid these changing times, as highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic, as this will help firms be more innovative in delivering their services.

Password stealers targeting PHL users rise by 22%

INTERNET security firm Kaspersky said the password stealers it detected and blocked increased by 22.5% to 55,597 in the first three months of the year from 45,367 in the same period a year ago.