Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Over 87 million Filipinos who have registered to the National ID are now capable of accessing their Digital National ID online and be verified through stronger authentication platforms such as the National ID eVerify and National ID Check.


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‘Biggest’ hyperscale data center in PH to rise in new tech park in Tarlac

Construction and engineering firm ENDEC Inc. signed on Tuesday, June 11, a lease agreement with the provincial government of Tarlac to construct the 47-hectare Narra Technology Park which will host the 300 MW data center facility.

Landbank rolls out ‘GoBayani’ digital deposit account for OFWs

Accountholders can also perform e-commerce transactions and receive remittance via Visa Direct through Visa partners abroad.

BSP issues standards in resolving issues for online fund transfers

The circular also covers the required turnaround time to return the funds to the sender’s account for fund transfers not received by the beneficiary. These periods are significantly shorter than the current response time of financial institutions which usually takes around two to three banking days.

Landbank mobile app now allows account opening, usage up 96% in Q1

The Land Bank of the Philippines has upgraded its Mobile Banking App (MBA), allowing its customers to open a digital account instantly at any time without visiting a branch.
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Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian has scored the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for its failure to implement provisions of the SIM registration law leading scammers involved in various Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) to perpetrate various fraud and scamming activities.


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‘Kaspersky Next’ flagship product line for biz debuts in PH

The Philippines faced significant vulnerability to cyberthreats, evident in the staggering numbers recorded in 2023.

Cybersecurity firm uncovers Chinese espionage campaign in SE Asia

UK-based cybersecurity firm Sophos recently released its report detailing a highly sophisticated, nearly two-year long espionage campaign by Chinese threat actors against a high-level government target.

Study: Cybercriminals exploiting new industry vulnerabilities faster

Cybersecurity firm Fortinet recently announced the release of its semi-annual report, which found that cyber attackers are capitalizing on newly identified exploits from across the cybersecurity industry.

AI-driven cyberthreats demand new defense strategies, says cybersecurity firm

The infamous "Nigerian Prince" scams are a relic of the past, characterized by poor grammar and outright deception. Trend Micro said cybercriminals are now using AI to craft more convincing, individualized messages on a massive scale, blending mass delivery with focused messaging strategies.


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Werner Vogels, chief technology officer of tech giant Amazon, said in an exclusive interview with Newsbytes.PH that as artificial intelligence (AI) continues to evolve, AI will go beyond what we know today and will soon be “culturally aware.”


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AWS allocating $230M to fund generative AI startups

Cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services has announced a $230-million commitment for startups around the world, including the Philippines, to accelerate the creation of generative AI applications.

Fintech startup Skyro eyeing expansion, more offerings

Fintech startup Skyro is aiming to expand its business in the Philippines and abroad, through more partnerships and customer-centric services.

Manila startup ecosystem value surges to $6.4B: report

The top three ecosystems have maintained their same positions from 2020, with Silicon Valley remaining at the top, followed by New York City and London tied for number 2.

PH startup Hati Health wins insurtech award in Singapore

Hati Health, a digital platform dedicated to promoting women’s health for the Philippines, was proclaimed winner of the InsureTech Connect Asia Awards 2024 held on June 6 in Singapore.


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The unauthorized sharing of videos or images involving children, the privacy agency said, not only violates privacy rights but it may also lead to serious psychological and social consequences.


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Kia Sonet sub-compact car makes its way to PH

The Kia Sonet is available in all Kia showrooms nationwide, with the base variant 1.5 LX MT starting at P758,000; the 1.5 LX AT at P868,000; the 1.5 EX AT at P978,000; and the top-of-the-line 1.5 SX AT variant priced at P1,138,000.

Pinoy-owned firm sets out to compete in booming ride-sharing market

A new Filipino-owned transport network company called UTOL, short for Unified Transport Operations League, is joining the list of firms in the local ride-sharing market dominated by regional player Grab.

Toyota PH unveils all-hybrid lineup for new Corolla Cross

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has announced that it will be launching the new line of its all-time best-selling Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), the Toyota Corolla Cross on Friday, April 12.

Ban on e-bikes in major Metro Manila roads set on April 15

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it will enforce the ban along 19 major roads, in coordination with local government units in the metro.


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Everything considered, the RX 7600 is a solid GPU for low to mid-tier gaming computers.


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Google PH holds forum for LGBT members to share ‘coming-out’ stories

The panelists shared how being part of an online supportive community created a safe space not just for themselves for also for their followers who look up to them. 

Oppo says phones are main personal AI device, vows to make it affordable

Driven by the belief that smartphones are the most important personal AI device, Oppo said it is bringing generative AI across all Oppo smartphone product lines as it pledges to make AI phones accessible to everyone.

Samsung tightens grip on TV market with new AI technology

Technology titan Samsung, which has been the top TV brand for 18 years now and controls about 35 percent of the global market, has ushered in a new era in television with the introduction of AI-powered TV lineup in the country including a new ultra high-end Micro LED model.

First Power Mac Center store in PH reopens as Apple premium outlet

Located on the 4th floor of SM Megamall Building B, the store offers deals and discounts on Apple devices, accessories, and services await customers all weekend from May 31 to June 2, 2024.


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In the ever-evolving world of manufacturing, supply chain efficiency is paramount for maintaining competitiveness, meeting customer demands, and controlling costs.


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