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The future of gaming is mobile and portable

Mobile will dominate the future of gaming because of its high penetration rate and portability, according to experts in the field.

Marketing and advertising budgets for 2021: ‘crystal ball stuff’ — experts

The incoming year will be marked with uncertainty for marketing and advertising, according to experts in the field.

Bosch, Philips launch social distancing solution for public spaces

Bosch and Philips, two multinational technology companies, launched PeopleCount, a social distancing solution for public and commercial spaces. Globaltronics, a local digital signage advertising...

Non-traditional education, unprecedented times

Progressive, non-traditional education for children is becoming more attractive to parents amid COVID-19, said George Carey, founder and chief executive officer of The Family Room Strategic Consulting Group, a research and brand strategy consultancy firm. 

Video games and livestreaming: the new frontier for brands

Louis Vuitton, the luxury fashion brand that has dressed A-list celebrities such as Jennifer Connelly and Emma Stone, started a string of collaborations with...

Physical-digital space can foster sense of community for health and wellness...

Health and wellness brands should use the physical-digital space to foster a stronger sense of community among their customers, according to experts in the...

Livestreaming: Growth and Diversification of Content

A look at related industries AS LOCKDOWNS forced people to stay at home, many of them turned to livestreaming platforms for entertainment and a sense...

QBO Innovation Hub celebrates fourth anniversary

QBO Innovation Hub (QBO), a local innovation program for startups, concluded its fourth anniversary celebration in August. It is the country’s first public-private initiative...

Three platforms that a business needs for online visibility

Online visibility is as important as ever as the pandemic has driven businesses to the Internet, all of them vying for the attention of a limited number of eyeballs.

Agribusiness tagged as one of four sunrise industries by economist

By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo “I cannot, in any way, speak with certainty about the next twelve to eighteen months. In fact, I’m amused at how...

Singlife and GCash launch mobile-first insurance product

Singapore Life Philippines (Singlife), a mobile-first life insurance company, and GCash, a mobile wallet firm, have launched Cash for Dengue Costs, their first insurance product.

Consumers are waiting for sales, delaying big purchases — survey

Eight out of 10 shoppers are looking to reward themselves across the holiday season by purchasing electronic devices and by traveling — an optimistic stance that assumes travel will be permissible by the end of 2020. 

How to apply for a sales promo permit

By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo With establishments working to keep the lights on during the COVID-19 pandemic, entrepreneurs have turned to sales promotions as a...

Women-led companies find growth amid COVID-19

 In March, employees at Lighthouse Indonesia held management meetings almost every day. The result was a surge of innovation, with the chain of weight management clinics producing 10 new products and services in five months.

Three things that can help entrepreneurs start their tech business

By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo The pandemic has seen many Filipinos starting their own businesses and leaning heavily on technology for operations. In a forum...

Gift checks don’t expire, reminds DTI

There is no need to worry about gift checks, also known as gift certificates or gift cards, expiring over the lockdown, reminds the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Senior citizen discounts apply for online and proxy transactions — DTI

Senior citizen discounts are also honored in online and proxy transactions, reminded the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) during a consumer care session held on August 20.

At least 50% of Dell to work from home post-COVID

At least 50% of Dell Technologies’ workforce will continue working remotely even after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Amid Midha, president for Asia Pacific...

Disaster risk reduction programs are being updated, taking account of COVID-19

Disaster risk reduction policies and measures are being updated to befit the COVID-19 situation, according to the Office of Civil Defense (OCD).

Huawei unveils ICT certification program

Huawei, an information and communications technology (ICT) company, unveiled an ICT certification program open to both students and professionals in the industry.

When it comes to digital storefronts, more is better

Businesses should establish a presence on all possible e-commerce channels in order to thrive, according to online payment platform PayMaya. Online marketplaces like Lazada and...

Digitized education levels the playing field for students with special needs...

Digitized education levels the playing field for students with special needs, said Shaina Tantuico, co-founder and executive director of TinyLabs, a virtual class platform for children up to seven years old. 

Half of Filipino small business owners use social media as their...

Sixty percent of small business owners in the Philippines are relying on technology to keep their ventures afloat during the pandemic, according to the GoDaddy 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Survey, with 51% using social media and messaging apps as their main channel of communication. 

Half of Filipinos afraid to speak out against gov’t — SWS

A BIT more than half of Filipinos feel that it is dangerous to print or broadcast anything critical of the administration even if it...

Startup entrepreneurs see opportunities in PH agriculture

By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo The agricultural supply chain must be shortened, consolidated, and modernized, said agritech (agricultural technology) startup entrepreneurs.   “Every time there’s a drop...

Hospitality workers have to upskill during COVID-19, according to experts

The hospitality industry has to re-skill and upskill to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, said experts. 

How to register your business name

An increase in free time during lockdown has inspired many Filipinos to start work on their businesses. According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), there were 33,559 and 17,351 business name registrations in June and July respectively, a spike from the 418 tallied in March.

Four ways a brand can communicate with the youth through music...

Music streaming has become an essential part of a young person’s lifestyle. A recent study by Consumer Technology Association showed that 78% of Gen Zs and millennials use their smartphones to stream audio every day.

How to survive the pandemic, according to entrepreneurs

BusinessWorld asked entrepreneurs and startup founders what lessons they have learned from the coronavirus pandemic so far.

When it comes to coffee, ASEAN drinkers prioritize convenience 

Southeast Asians are favoring conveniently packaged coffee during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Pandemic-caused recession leads to drop in meat consumption

By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo Consumers are buying less expensive cuts of their preferred meat or scrapping meat from their diet altogether, said global food...

Four Filipino social communities chosen for Facebook training program

Four Filipino social communities have been selected to be part of a training program by Facebook.

Communication and the coronavirus: what we lose when we talk through...

Digital communication tools such as Zoom and Slack have become indispensable as companies shift to a “hybrid virtual model” of work, which management consulting firm McKinsey & Company described as a setup wherein one part of the workforce works from home while the other works on-site. 

Small and swift: How operational task forces can help e-commerce sites...

By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo E-commerce platform Zalora Group, which deals with goods that were considered non-essential during the start of the lockdown, created a...

Health and well-being will be top priorities for office tenants —...

Co-working spaces will be ‘much more threatened’ By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo The office market is expected to bounce back from the effects of the coronavirus...

Office pre-commitment rates still healthy — report

PRE-COMMITMENT LEVELS for the Philippine office market remained at healthy levels despite the coronavirus pandemic, JLL Philippines said.

Imagining a ‘better normal’ for PHL innovation

THE FIRST CALLS for volunteers went out in early March. As local government units scrambled to respond to the spread of COVID-19 in their municipalities, nonprofit Developers Connect (DevCon) decided to mine its nearly 40,000 Facebook followers for tech developers willing to help it “hack the pandemic.”

Central Luzon reopens economy amid COVID-19

Around 80,000 employees have returned to work By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo Companies across various industries have restarted their operations in Central Luzon amid the COVID-19...

Online transaction complaints rose by almost 90% during lockdown

Consumer complaints involving online transactions rose by 89.99% during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), shared the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Four steps to building a strong startup team

So you’ve successfully laid the foundation for your startup. It’s time to move on to the next phase: building a team.

Digital payments should be new normal for government — experts

by Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo It’s high time for the government to integrate and normalize digital payments, according to executives and government officials.  Orlando B. Vea,...

DTI explains guidelines for getting refunds for events canceled because of...

by Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo Parties who made payments for events that were canceled or scaled down prior to community quarantine have the right to...

More wealthy families want to make a positive impact through their...

According to experts from advisory firms, wealthy families are no longer content with just preserving and growing their assets.

Remote work is here to stay

Resisting work-from-home arrangements for employees could render companies obsolete, according to a co-working-space executive.

Employment to rebound in 1-2 years, says Bello

THE Labor department chief expects the country’s labor market, battered by the coronavirus pandemic, to recover in one to two years.