Day: June 2, 2014

2-year tax exemption for biz start-ups pushed in Senate

Sen. Paolo Benigno ?Bam? Aquino said Senate Bill 2217, also known as the Start-Up Business Bill, would provide enterprises the proper time to stand on their own as they try to create a niche in the market.

DBM releases P878.5M for second phase of gov?t flagship ICT program

The government’s ICT program, iGovPhil, is a part of the e-Government Master Plan of 2013-2016, which aims to maximize the use of ICT resources through shared ICT infrastructure, services, and applications for national government agencies. iGovPhil has a total project cost of P2.53 billion implemented from 2012 to 2016. The DBM has previously released P164.6 million to ICTO in 2012 for the first phase of the project.

Tablet projections for 2014 lowered as phablet shipments impact growth

Based on a greater decline in demand than predicted in the first quarter and concerns that tablets and 2-in-1s will face additional market challenges the rest of the year, research firm IDC has lowered its 2014 worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 forecast to 245.4 million units, down from the previous forecast of 260.9 million units.

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