Friday, July 1, 2022
Anito Legends Beta

Play-and-earn NFT game made for Filipinos ‘Anito Legends’ BETA is now live!

After months of closed beta testing, the Filipino-made Play-And-Earn NFT 'Anito Legends' is now playable as a beta version on PC, Mac, Android, and iOS.  "We are very excited to share the...

Nearly 1 in 3 “seniors” in SEA gets anxious when paying online

Kaspersky recently issued a new study in Southeast Asia (SEA) revealing that senior citizens are more worried about online transactions than the younger generation.  While digital payment appeared to be the top...

Enterprise tech, financial service sectors seen as most vulnerable to cyberattacks

Philippines' cybersecurity testing platform Secuna reported detecting and resolving 494 vulnerabilities across 21 local private firms last year, with significant findings. According to Secuna's report, 58.89% of vulnerabilities identified mainly came from the enterprise...
Deloitte Mambu BNPL

Deloitte, Mambu shares report revealing 5 steps for BNPL success

Deloitte and cloud banking platform Mambu released a new report exploring what the Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) market means for banks and retailers and successfully identified the steps to build such offerings. The 'Deloitte...

Ransomware payments boom in 2021 as Dark Web leaks rose, says report

Palo Alto Networks (PANW) released new research from threat researchers Unit 42 showing ransomware payments booming last year as cybercriminals relied on Dark Web "leak sites" to pressure victims to pay up by...
edotco PLDT

edotco acquires over 2K telco towers from PLDT

edotco Group Sdn Bhd (edotco), through its wholly-owned subsidiary in the Philippines, announced that it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) for the acquisition of 2,973 telecom towers...

SoPa opens office in Manila, appoints Product Design VP to Country Head

Society Pass Incorporated (SoPa), a leading Southeast Asia loyalty and e-commerce ecosystem, announced the opening of its office in the Philippines Manila, with Arbie Pagdanganan, a former VP of Product Design,...
SMBs e-payments

Over half of SEA users want SMBs to go for e-payments, says study

Kaspersky's latest study discovered that more than half of e-finance users in Southeast Asia (SEA) believe that small and medium businesses (SMBs) should start using e-payments for financial transactions.  From 1,618 people...
UiPath NCS

UiPath, NCS partner to boost auto service delivery across APAC

UiPath (PATH), a leading enterprise automation software company, announced a strategic partnership with NCS to be the leading firm in APAC with an automation-first approach to services delivery. The joint go-to-market effort will bring...

iPhone 13 series plus Apple Watch available for pre-order in Globe Postpaid plans

Globe is offering the iPhone 13 series plus an Apple Watch add-on for postpaid users for pre-orders. The series includes iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro...
Piracy sites DuckduckGo

Piracy sites no longer searchable in DuckduckGo

The incognito-based Internet search engine, DuckDuckGo, just removed more than 2000 search shortcuts, including popular piracy sites like "The Pirate Bay," "1337x," and Fmovies. TorrentFreak first discovered this as it noticed several...
AI Ethics

Respondents see AI ethics as part of the non-technical executives’ role, says study

A new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study revealed a radical shift in the roles responsible for leading and upholding AI ethics at an organization. For example, 80% of the...
Elon Musk Twitter's board

Elon Musk backs out from Twitter’s board

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, decided not to join Twitter's board despite purchasing a hefty 9.2% stake in the social media company. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal announced this news in...

Kaspersky takes 1st place in 76% of tests in TOP3 metric

Kaspersky's security portfolio took the top position in the TOP3 metric, in which the company participated in 75 independent tests and reviews of its products last year. Specifically, Kaspersky was awarded 57...

UNO Digital Bank to have its own Mastercard Debit card

UNO Digital Bank and Mastercard announced their partnership for the former to have its own digital and physical Debit Mastercard cards in the country. These Mastercard debit cards allow customers to pay...
First Shoshin Bixie

First Shoshin, Bixie partner to deliver e-platform solutions and financial empowerment for Filipino women

First Shoshin Solutions Inc. (FSSI), founded by ex-congresswoman Sally Ponce-Enrile, recently partnered with Bixie, Asia's leading female finance platform, to empower Filipino women to become financially independent. Bixie provides an AI-powered finance...
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Lenovo intros new ThinkEdge portfolio for better edge computing in PH

Lenovo's latest ThinkEdge embedded computers, Lenovo ThinkEdge SE30 and ThinkEdge SE50, will soon arrive in the Philippines. Powered by Intel, ThinkEdge SE30 and ThinkEdge SE50...