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The E-Commerce Philippines 2024-2028 Roadmap is envisioned as a future-ready plan with 13 strategies and 28 deliverables aimed at building trust between online customers and sellers.

LATEST STORIES

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BUSINESS IT

Resurgent PH semicon drives strong merchandise exports in Feb.

Philippine merchandise exports surged by 15.7% in February 2024, recording $ 5.9 billion compared to $ 5.1 billion over a year earlier, based on preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

PwC’s new BPO hub in PH to create 54,000 new jobs in next 3-4 years

The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Global Acceleration Center in the Philippines will focus on high-value BPO in consulting spaces, including artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and cybersecurity.

PH gov’t drafting e-commerce roadmap for 2024-2028

The E-Commerce Philippines 2024-2028 Roadmap is envisioned as a future-ready plan with 13 strategies and 28 deliverables aimed at building trust between online customers and sellers.

PH exports surpass $100-B milestone in 2023, driven by IT-BPM and tourism sectors

Philippine services exports emerged as a powerhouse, with the sector experiencing a significant expansion of 17.4%, driving much of the overall export growth.
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DATA PRIVACY

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At the trilateral summit with the United States, Japan, and the Philippines in Washington DC, tech giant Google reiterated its commitment to supporting the digital development of the country through a number of ways including digital skilling and infrastructure, AI, and playing a key role in the implementation of the National Cybersecurity Plan.

IT NEWS

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E-SECURITY

Google took down over 5.5 billion malicious ads in 2023

Internet giant Google recently reported that it removed and blocked over 5.5 billion “bad” ads in 2023, up from 2022 and an initiative that was optimized by the power of generative AI.

NPC says DOST hack exposed data of employees   

Initial findings indicate that the breach includes the personal data of approximately 597 data subjects, all of whom are employees of DOST.

Suspected Chinese consultancy firms recruiting Pinoy military, gov’t researchers

Facebook pages posing as Western military consultancy firms but may be linked to China, appear to be targeting Filipino defense industry researchers and analysts, a study by Newsbytes.PH showed.

Pinoy group claims responsibility for hacking of PCG Facebook page

Local hacking group HulkSec Philippines has implied that it is responsible for the ongoing hack of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Facebook page.

E-LEARNING

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Herman T. Gamboa, one of the four founders of computer school STI, died last March 10, 2024.

FEATURES

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STARTUPS | APPS

Top 5 startup finalists for DTI’s ADVanCE for Creatives Program bared

The program will culminate in a demo day in April, providing an opportunity for the startups to showcase their progress and attract potential partners and investors.

IdeaSpace stages demo day for Cohort 11 of accelerator program

Showcasing six startups, the event provided a platform for techpreneurs to pitch their ventures and showcase their journey towards reaching their growth targets and milestones to investors, partners, and key ecosystem stakeholders.

Venture firm releases updated 2023 report on PH startup ecosystem

The report from Gobi-Core Philippine Fund noted that while there was a discernible downturn in funding compared to 2022, there was also a surge in startup deals.

Coins.ph’s TradeDesk crosses P8-B trading volume in Jan. 2024

Coins TradeDesk provides foreign exchange (FX) and cryptocurrency services for businesses, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals.

GAMING

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Initial findings indicate that the breach includes the personal data of approximately 597 data subjects, all of whom are employees of DOST.

FIRST ON NEWSBYTES.PH

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NETWORKED CAR

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.

Vietnamese ride-hailing firm eyes PH, will use VinFast electric cars

Vietnamese ride-hailing firm Green and Smart Mobility Joint Stock Company (GSM) aims to provide eco-friendly taxi services utilizing VinFast electric cars exclusively in 2024.

Ford PH marks first year of Territory with heritage road trip

Ford Philippines celebrated the first launch anniversary of the next-generation Ford Territory with an experiential drive around Metro Manila’s heritage sites and cultural destinations.

RESEARCH REPORTS

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Smartphone brand OnePlus has announced the arrival of the OnePlus 12R in the Philippines, which offers users a seamless combination of speed and performance as well a flagship experience.

GADGETS

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LIFESTYLE

Pinoy tech firm taps Indian partner to bring AI into PH healthcare

Advanced Abilities, a Filipino technology company and solutions aggregator, introduced on Wednesday, March 13, its Smart Health Solutions consisting of AI-enabled devices that...

Study: For every P1 spent on Grab, P3.42 is injected into PH economy

With a total output multiplier of 3.42, Grab ranks third among seven transport sectors next to railway and air transport.

Klook PH reports massive growth, says bookings tripled in 2023

Domestic tourism is more popular among Filipinos with 92% of the survey respondents already having plans to travel domestically in 2024.

Grab PH rolls out program for women to become driver-partners

Based on surveys and discussions done with Grab’s existing women driver-partners, it is found that women are usually deterred from joining the platform due to a mindset that driving is not suitable for women, that they have sociocultural roles at home they need to fulfill, and a general lack of confidence.

BULLETIN

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SMEs are increasingly storing more valuable customer and financial data, creating a new playing field for cybercriminals to attack them almost as frequently as larger companies.

BLOGS

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