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Pre- and post-lockdown public transport concerns

While the national government has downgraded the capital region’s lockdown category from ECQ to MECQ to GCQ, a number of challenges—such as limited public...

The opportunity to make this digital era inclusive

Anybody can succeed given the right environment. IBM Executive Chairman Ginni Rometty and philanthropist and Black-Eyed Peas founder will.i.am discuss the opportunity of making this digital era into an inclusive one.

MAD Travel launches online market connecting buyers with indigenous sellers

The new service provides more purchase options that are sourced sustainably from farmers and communities.

First Shoshin builds JoJoCare telehealth app for online care services

Healthtech venture JoJoCare seen rolling out by end of April, medical practitioners for initial phase just the tip of the iceberg.

Singapore shares Covid-19 contact tracing technology with global developer community

Singapore is making its Covid-19 contact tracing technology freely available to developers worldwide.

StartupBlink launches global map of innovations around Covid-19

“One of the things we need more than ever is to stay well-informed and to be aware of not only the bad but the good that is happening in the world.”
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First Shoshin, DA5 partner to pilot ‘contactless, tellerless, cashless’ Western Union...

The WU branch will adopt a contactless, tellerless, and cashless model for an expedited remittance service. Their goal is to enable an end-to-end solution that allows anyone in the world to send or receive money in any currency in real time.

Angkas launches food delivery service to support bikers, quarantined users

“Guys legit to, gumawa kami ng food delivery service oha,” the company’s Twitter announcement reads. “Para to sa mga bikers at sa inyo. We will not take any commission in this initiative. Sa kanila lahat to.”

First Shoshin Holdings unveils plan for $5M “fintech hub”

FSHI shares plans to develop a FinTech Hub in the next twelve months which aims to create an integrated financial services space to serve as a one-stop shop where Filipinos can perform financial transactions on-the-go.

Church-goers find new ways to gather on live-streaming platform KUMU

This March, the Favor Church community is streaming all five of its scheduled Sunday services live via KUMU. Users can now attend the services online and send virtual gifts which will all go to the church.

Google launches MSME Caravan to digitize small businesses nationwide

The project aims to educate MSMEs on digital marketing skills and tools, bringing out their edge amidst the competitive business landscape.

Digital bank Tonik to launch in PH following $6-M funding round

The Singapore-based company aims to capitalize on the country’s huge underbanked population.

Livestreaming platform Kumu expands into live audio with new podcasting feature

The new audio streaming feature should see their community grow with aspiring Filipino podcasters all over the world.

Insurtech firm Saphron launches new “heartbreak insurance” product

MONA, or “Move On NA” only costs P300 and assures one that, in case life gets in the way of love, the insured has a staycation waiting for them at any one of Saphron’s partner hotels.

DLTAP, FPH, government partners announce upcoming Philippine Fintech Festival 2020

“Now, the Philippines is primed to move on to the next level and transition into a world-class digital economy through the Philippine Fintech Festival -- an international gathering of experts and leaders in innovation.”

Facebook has big plans for APAC, and digital businesses need to...

In the company’s first ever APAC press day, Facebook shared insights on the future of social commerce, why they’re honing in on Asia-Pacific to find their next billion users, and what that means for the small businesses that call their platforms home.

Talino Venture Labs launches three new inclusion tech startups

On face value, targeting the poorest as your main market may seem like bad business. But Talino Venture Labs’ new startups prove that there’s profits to be made-- and all while doing society a lot of good.

How IBM leverages latest tech for good

With IBM’s “smart for good” thrust, the tech giant has developed a three-pronged suite of programs called Good Tech IBM, benefitting not only IBMers and their clients, but—they hope—the world at large.

From nightlife to tech life: Kumu’s Angelo Mendez on having fun...

California-based Angelo Mendez first fell in love with the Philippines in 2006 when what was supposed to be a holiday turned out to be...

New features make IBM Cloud service of choice for highly-regulated industries–IBM

IBMCloud’s new capabilities make its public cloud the industry’s most secure and open cloud for business, including more sophisticated encryption, bandwidths of up to 80Gbps, and access to the world’s smartest supercomputers.

Riding the next (mm)wave: the present and future of 5G

Huawei Asia-Pacific Innovation Day on 5G development and applications

Impact Hub Manila launches record attempt at world’s biggest hackathon

With roughly 10 years left to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Goals, the country is going to need steady, innovative solutions to help achieve them. Enter the Impact Hackathon -- a Guinness world record attempt at the largest simultaneous hackathon in history.

Globe Telecom rolls out 5G services to select Metro Manila communities

According to Martha Sazon, Globe at Home’s senior vice president and head of broadband business, 5G promises to uplift Filipino families and businesses by unlocking new opportunities once only available to those from more developed economies.

Revolutionizing impact: 4IR and humanitarian efforts

4IR technologies for the greater good

IBM, Red Hat accelerate clients’ innovation and growth through cloud-native software

IBM announced at its recently concluded Think Singapore 2019 conference that it has transformed its software portfolio to be cloud-native, enabling clients to take...

Coffee Project named one of the world’s most ‘instagrammable’ cafés

Coffee Project landed on the 24th spot on the “Top 50 Most Instagrammable Cafes in the World” listed by popular travel website, Big Seven...

Local fintech Cashalo launches national financial literacy platform, ‘Cash Academy’

Earlier today, local fintech platform Cashalo launched ‘Cash Academy’, a nationwide financial literacy program aimed towards developing a generation of more financially knowledgeable, responsible,...

Newly rebranded EdTech firm conducts free interactive learning session

STORM Learning gathered HR industry experts in an exclusive event to discuss the latest in learning trends and innovative learning solutions through real-time workshops...

New device Rainshine produces renewable energy from (and despite) the weather

Renewable energy device bags first prize in Go Green in the City PH

Building business partnerships on Burket’s B2B ‘market network’

Of the 52 startups shortlisted to compete at Pitch 2019, the official pitching competition of Asia’s largest startup conference RISE, two firms come from...

Meet Noah, your online business’s new best friend

The advent of the online marketplace helped democratize the entrepreneurial landscape. Sellers no longer needed to manage orders and couriers, on top of managing...

Secure64, ePLDT launch new, best-in-class online security toolset

Following the signing of their strategic partnership agreement in November last year, Secure64 and ePLDT have just launched their most secure and scalable set...

EO Philippines’ Student Entrepreneurs Incubator celebrates purpose in entrepreneurship

EO Philippines’ Student Entrepreneurs Incubator celebrates purpose in entrepreneurship

Startup founder aims to bridge Philippine healthcare gaps with drones

Rapid advancements in healthcare mean those with the resources to live in global centers are often able to live longer, healthier lives. But seldom...

Cloud-based fintech start up targets underserved rural banking sector

A fintech startup and mobile wallet enabler is set to begin a pilot test program for a new generation of cloud-based financial services set...

Humans cause nine out of 10 data breaches in the cloud:...

Incidents in public cloud infrastructure are more likely to happen because of a customer’s employees rather than actions carried out by cloud providers, according...

How SSI secured deal for Shake Shack franchise

SHAKE SHACK is officially opening today its first Philippine branch in the heart of Bonifacio Global City (BGC), a long way from its start...

Kezar Innovations brings latest tech to Filipino firms (and homes)

Kezar Innovations offers four tech products for different parts of life

Seven ways to AI-power your business

Artificial intelligence solutions for your corporate challenges

Trading goes high-tech and social in the Philippines

The vast majority of advice oriented toward Filipino founders starts after the eureka moment: How do you build your startup idea into a thriving...

BTS’ Bangtan Universe and the power of transmedia storytelling

How K-pop’s BTS is going beyond music to connect with fans

Is your startup tackling social issues with tech? Apply here.

Globe Telecom, The Spark Project launch new incubator for tech innovation

No filter: the challenging world of creative entrepreneurship

Youth Entrepreneurship Summit touches on the challenges of creative entrepreneurship

Online learning: Five tech skills to build your next creative project

Expand your digital creative skills with these online courses.

IPOs and acquisitions — Finding your ‘exit’ as a Philippine startup

What we have learned from the last three exits in the Philippines.

Fighting fraud and hiring right with the blockchain

Blockchain can be a part of your HR department’s operations sooner than you think.

A league of her own: Celebrating the uniques stories of women...

She Talks Women and L’Oreal Philippines celebrate the #STEMSisterhood.

Fighting the rampant sexual abuse of Filipino children through peer education

Plan International PH launches youth-peer education module on preventing sexual exploitation.

Six new Google tools to make your work life easier

Google Philippines launches six new products to help Filipino workers.

Building inclusive innovations in disaster risk reduction

Pasundayag Innovation Fair presents new innovations in community-centric disaster risk reduction.

With Watson Anywhere, IBM wants to democratize artificial intelligence

According to a recent PwC study, AI adoption is poised to inject a potential $16 trillion to the global economy over the next decade....

How reading can help you become a better worker, and a...

Tired, with no time, and with hardly any extra money: every member of the workforce has been all of these things at some point....

The five tech decisions CEOs need to make in 2019

Tech advice from the president of Microsoft Asia.

Is security a concern in making the switch to electric vehicles?

High-voltage damage: How attackers exploit vulnerabilities through EV chargers.

Does it spark joy? How to properly tidy your tech

Kaspersky Lab shares tips on spring-cleaning your tech.

It’s been a bad week for data leaks. Were you affected?

Over 800-M accounts compromised across ‘Collection #1’, Cebuana Lhuillier leaks.

New IBM mentorship program readies students for a tech-powered future

Bridging the local skill gap with new mentorship program.

For the digital shopper, trust and authenticity are king

How can today’s e-commerce platforms build relationships with their customers?

Kumu appoints long-time partner KC Montero as marketing vice president

Host and DJ Montero to “democratize Filipino media through livestreaming.”

High school shoe startup to represent PHL in global competition

UP’s Bea Battung takes her hyacinth-leather kicks to the global stage.

Cybersecurity: The year in review, the year ahead

Kaspersky Lab shares its cybersecurity predictions for 2019.

Have yourself a merry, safe online shopping experience

Think before you click: keep your financial credentials safe during holiday shopping.

From rackets to revenues: How home-sharing impacts the economy

New book by Agoda execs discuss how home-sharing impacts the economy.

Dashing through the store: Filipinos and last-minute Christmas shopping

Picodi study reveals that 43% of Filipinos cram holiday shopping.

The four skills you need to be ready for the digital...

Future-proofing your career with online learning platform SpeedyCourse.

How to get the most out of a startup competition

To join, or not to join? Eddie Ybanez explains.

Data is the new oil. Here’s how to keep yours secure

BPI data security head explains the best ways to secure your data.

Kickstarting success: 6 things new startup founders need to know

VIA Startup Summit discusses essential tips for startups.

Being her own boss: How technology is empowering female entrepreneurs

Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness equips women for entrepreneurship.

The intricate balancing act of future-proofing your family business

Something old, something new — balancing family values and innovation.

Unlocking opportunities at Investagrams Traders’ Summit

Investing professionals break down the tools of the trade.

Local startup allows users to make money by helping friends find...

Recruitday hopes to connect firms with talent through social-referral recruiting.

The sound of silence

Upsilon scandal: The reality of gender-based hate and how it grows.

The Filipino dream: The role of vision and values in shaping...

ISA’s “Dream Philippines” talks values for a better Philippines.

AF Payments lays out their plans for a cashless future

From transpo to retail, beep expands services into 2019.

Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce to improve poor corporate SOGIE-inclusivity

Zero to 100: LGBT advocacy group to increase SOGIE-inclusive companies.

Lullabies in Prison

Lives lost and found in Iloilo’s women’s prison.

Supporting Filipino content creators through the tipping economy

Solving content deserts with Kumu, a 24/7 Filipino talent expo.

Small businesses as vulnerable to website hacks as big companies

GoDaddy experts explain the “small business website security paradox.”

The key to future-proofing your job? Study gov’t regulations.

Across various industries, today’s business leaders are those who can best adopt and adapt to the latest in technological advancements. But with the plethora...

On Cagayan’s Cryptohub: How can it succeed?

With the announcement that the Philippines is building a “Crypto Valley of Asia” (CVA) in the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), cryptocurrency once again took the national spotlight as a potential key industry in the country.