Close to 60,000 brands and sellers participating in the online sale, more than 28,000 of which were local MSMEs that were able to sell nearly 600,000 products during the one-day sale.
After getting flak for saying that the current Internet speed at 3 to 7Mbps is “not so bad”, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) secretary Gregorio Honasan II acknowledged that the country should aim for a higher standard.
Congress has earmarked P3 billion in fresh funding to enable “smart campuses” in 112 state universities and colleges (SUCs), a lawmaker said.
State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said both national and local governments should adopt smart solutions and invest in emerging technologies to deal with risks such as climate change, natural hazards, and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sen. Joel Villanueva has lamented the decision of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to reject the request of NEDA to allocate P300 million for the Innovation Fund.
Analyst firm ABI Research said it believes that the pandemic will alert enterprises to the importance of disruption-proofing their businesses using 5G and forecasts an Asia Pacific 5G digital factory market worth over $60 billion by 2030.
ABS-CBN Films is stepping up its digital pivot with a series of online shows that have already racked up close to 30 million views as cinemas remained closed while the country is on quarantine due to the pandemic.
Fastfood giant Jollibee, which has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, has launched a new mobile app as it attempts to scale up its services across digital platforms.