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Globe?s Kickstart invests in social-based lending platform

Lenddo, which is said to be the world?s first online platform that allows members to use their online social connections to build their creditworthiness and access local financial services, has announced that they have raised an additional $6 million in funding.

Pinoy animator showcases Panay, Western Visayas mythology

For artist Liby Limoso, mythology is best illustrated through animation. In his mission to promote Philippine indigenous culture, Limoso chose animation to be his creative medium.

Bill seeks mandatory use of LED lights in gov’t offices

Citing studies, Paranaque City representative Eric Olivarez says compared to the fluorescent tube bulbs or the compact fluorescent lights (CFL) used in homes and offices, LED lights use only 2 to 17 watts of electricity, thus reducing energy consumption by almost 70%.

BPO firms in Cebu halt operations after magnitude 7.2 quake

CCAP president Benedict Hernandez says contact centers in Cebu have temporarily ceased operations to ensure the safety of thousands of employees. In Twitter, Tim Davies, an Australia-based employee of tech giant eBay, said that eBay?s customer support staff in Cebu were evacuated after the earthquake hit the island-province.

Pisay Cebu studes to represent PH in int?l water rocket tilt

Beating 17 other schools in the National Water-boosted Rocket Competition held at Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan, PSHS-Central Visayas students Mary Dorothy Dinampo and Weand Ybanez landed their rocket 2.4 meters away from the target placed 70 meters away from them.

PH software sector wants more AI-led outputs to hit $5-B target

The Philippine Software Industry Association says it is supporting and encouraging Filipino software entrepreneurs to create and sell software products that address the so-called four megatrends -- cloud, mobile, social, and Big Data.

PH gov’t to finally adopt Japan digital TV standard

The meeting of Pres. Benigno ?Noynoy? Aquino III and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe at the recent Asean summit in Brunei appears to have swung the pendulum in favor of the Japanese digital TV standard known as Integrated Service Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial or ISDB-T.

For creating disaster app, Pinay picked as one of 10 winners in global contest

Yvonne Loremia is part of a local team that developed the ?Tudlo Disaster and Emergency App,? which provides a multi-purpose information platform for emergency and disaster situations.

PH ?slides? to 98th spot in global ICT ranking

An annual report issued by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has downgraded the Philippines from the 94th ranking last year to 98th this year in the worldwide ICT competitiveness survey.

PC shipments to PH in Q2 plunge 16.5%, tablets shoot up by 54.4%

Consumer notebooks was the hardest hit, suffering a 16.9% slide quarter-on-quarter for Q2. Another possible factor that could have had an impact to the declining consumer PC market is the tightening competition the market is facing against tablets.
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