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As we start 2021, COVID-19 is still with us, along with the many changes it has prompted in the way we do things. Many parents are still working from home, as children are also learning from home. Public transportation is still limited, and people are still encouraged to just stay home unless in need of essential goods or services. Many places and businesses have remained closed.
Big Business and Big Tech both reacted swiftly to the insurrection at the US Capitol, punishing and condemning those they deemed responsible for the riot or for creating the conditions that led to it.
AT FIRST, the new Avengers video game from Square Enix Holdings, Co. is disconcerting, like watching a Tony Stark or Captain America impersonator at a children’s birthday party. After more than a decade of memorable performances from Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans in Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel movies, the video game adaptation feels out of place.
LAST week marked the 80th anniversary of one of the most successful and consequential product introductions ever. On Oct. 24, 1939, nylon stockings went on sale to the public for the first time. The frenzied reception was comparable to the one that greeted the original iPhone, and so were the long-term consequences.
MORE than a decade ago, the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) and the Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects by the Professional Regulations Commission ended their National Conference of Architects (NCA) which gathered architects from around the country.
A YEAR AGO last week, Nike Inc. inserted itself into a smoldering cultural and political controversy: It unveiled an advertising campaign celebrating Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL player who had protested police treatment of African-Americans by kneeling during the national anthem.
GLOBAL SPENDING in digital transformation is expected to reach $1.7 trillion at the end of this year or a 42% increase from 2017, as data from research firm IDC show. While this figure illustrates how serious organizations are in adopting technology, it is alarming to note that companies still fail in the venture.
DIGITALIZATION OFFERS almost endless possibilities to communicate faster, work more efficiently, and be more creative -- in real-time. Groundbreaking digital business models also need pioneers: creators, forward-looking thinkers, and inventors.
SPOTIFY executives like to say they manage for growth rather than profitability. It was the growth, however, that disappointed investors in the latest earnings, released Thursday. As a user, I also worry that the music-streaming service’s ideas about growth are wrong.
IN AN INCREASINGLY digital world, a common denominator for successful organizations is the ability to empower its workforce and customers with the right information at breakneck speeds. With IDC forecasting that at least 50% of global GDP will be digitized by 2021, putting data to good use is no longer merely important, but a genuine prerequisite in order to compete.
AS MANY business leaders know, the workplace of today looks radically different than it used to be a mere five to 10 years ago. After all, today’s growth in technological capabilities, the exponential increase in computing power, and almost ubiquitous Internet connectivity, are changing the way employees and enterprises operate.
MOST of the world’s fiber subscriptions come from developed Asia. In 2017, 73% of the world’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) subscribers and 48% of the world’s fixed broadband were in the Asia-Pacific region.
THE VISION of an all-knowing, omni-present intelligent being that forms the backbone of our everyday lives has been portrayed in movies that captivate the...
By Shermine Gotfredsen CHINA has long been the world’s factory, but as labor costs rise, manufacturers in the Philippines have the opportunity to establish themselves...
By Professor Michael R. Wade with Jialu Shan BACK in 2010, almost all unicorn start-ups came out of North America or Europe, whereas Chinese success...
Thinking Beyond Politics By Renato Cruz De Castro In July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague announced its long-awaited ruling on the...
Introspective By Raul V. Fabella I allowed myself a moment of elation at the announcement of the railway link between Clark and Metro Manila. Such moments...
TODAY, there are at least 3.6 billion Internet users in the world and more than 54 million are located in the archipelagic Philippines. In...