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Thursday, March 23, 2017
TOBU Railway Co. Ltd. recently announced the launch of its special web site to help Filipinos planning trips to Japan this spring. In a statement, Tobu Railways said the website seeks to introduce recommended cherry-blossom viewing spots, the best times for seeing them bloom and facilities offering cherry-blossom sweets. “The site...
OPPO Electronics Corp. announced this week the launch of its line of dual selfie camera phones: the F3 series. In a statement, the Chinese electronics manufacturer said the series’ flagship phone called F3 Plus will debut on March 23 in the Philippines simultaneously in four other markets, including India, Indonesia,...
LENOVO Corp. launched recently in the local market latest devices in the firm’s ThinkPad lineup powered by Intel’s latest seventh Generation Kaby Lake processor. Lenovo Philippines Country General Manager Michael Ngan said the company targets buyers from “the working class of today who are always on the go”. “Our work methods...
THE bid to boost transparency in business operations in the country got a big lift when IBM recently introduced the so-called blockchain technology in the country. Blockchain has been for a long time; around eight or nine years, according to IBM Corp. Asia Pacific Open Source Solutions Arch. Manoj Pattabhiraman. In...
ONLINE social-networking platforms (OSNPs) are the next marketplace, a Twitter executive said. Expect this trend to get bigger in 2017, as social-media platforms “will not be bound just to company-consumer conversations or attracting new prospects,” Twitter Managing Director for Southeast Asia and India Maya Hari said. Hari said such development...
INMARSAT Plc. announced on March 15 its Fleet Xpress has been specified by Hong Kong-based Fleet Management Ltd. (FML), one of global shipping’s largest independent third-party ship managers. In a statement, Inmarsat said FML manages a large fleet of over 400 vessels, consisting of bulk carriers, container vessels, general cargo...
By Mae Anderson, | The Associated Press NEW YORK—With three kids and constant travel for work, John Hussey jumped at the chance to play an open-world adventure game like “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” anywhere, anytime. After he heard about the Nintendo Switch, a hybrid-game machine that works...
SINGAPORE-headquartered D-Link International Pte. Ltd. announced recently the rollout locally of its high-definition wide-angle Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-fi) camera. The networking products supplier said in a statement the camera is the first in its family of “HomeKit-enabled” devices. In a statement, the firm said the camera “provides an easy way for users...
Story & photo By Oliver Samson | Correspondent KASPERSKY Lab ZAO executives cautioned the country’s industrial sector on the growing threats to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and critical infrastructures, urging for cyber-security measures. The disruption to the operations can bring massive losses to the industry, Kaspersky executive Vikram Kalkat said in...
INTEL Corp. said on March 7 the growing complexity of risks lets organizations in Southeast Asia struggle with cybersecurity. Citing findings of its study that looks at organizations’ outlook towards the current state of cybersecurity management among others, Intel said about 1 in 3 respondents from Thailand and almost 1...
AKAMAI Technologies Inc. said its recent “State of the Internet” report revealed that all key global broadband adoption metrics see double-digit gains year-over-year (YoY). “Internet connection speeds continued to show positive long-term trends around the world, with particularly strong increases across all broadband adoption metrics,” said David Belson, editor...

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International Airlines Group taps Inmarsat EAN INMARSAT Plc. announced on March 9 the International Airlines Group (IAG) tapped the firm as launch customer for its European Aviation Network (EAN) high-speed in-flight broadband service, which Inmarsat will jointly operate with Deutsche Telekom. This contract is a flagship achievement in Inmarsat’s strategy to...
BOSCH Security Systems (BSS) Ltd. and Sony Corp. will now focus on strengthening their collaboration that was first announced in November last year, BSS said. In a statement, BSS said the focus comes after the official approval of the antitrust authorities of the business partnership of the two firms in...
SATELLITE communication (satcom) in the cockpit has saved airlines more than $3 billion, thanks to safety and efficiency benefits, according to a study released on March 7 by Helios Underwriting Plc. and Inmarsat Plc. Satcom is the use of voice and data services via satellite to communicate with aircraft outside...
THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Wednesday it will gather Filipino developers, information technology (IT) and digital media talents, and road safety enthusiasts in a national Road-Safety Idea Hack. “The Road Safety Idea Hack welcomes people from diverse backgrounds, whether in app development, digital media, social science, data sciences,...
JAPANESE electronic commerce and Internet company Rakuten Inc. has tweaked its free, cross-platform instant messaging and voice over IP (VoIP) application. The company said in a statement its “delete” feature offers users a second chance to redeem their reputation put at risk because of a wrong send. “This unique feature...
STAR power is going to be a major tool in pushing Moto to the local market in an attempt to gain more brand recognition. Dino Roma, the country manager of Lenovo Phones, revealed they will harness the popularity of celebrities to promote the brand. He claims celebrities “helped a lot”...
ACCENTURES Dynamic Digital Consumers Survey revealed that if a global digital giant such as Google or Amazon launched an offer comparable to their mobile operator, 44 percent of respondents would leave their provider, forming a gloomy outlook for Communications Service Providers (CSPs). The introduction of the eSIM (embedded subscriber identity module)...
SELFIE is the current “opiate” of the Filipinos. This means good business for mobile phone makers as they try to compete for a bigger market share. With this development, mobile phone companies try to outdo each other by developing the ideal selfie phone. Seeing this, mobile phone maker Vivo has...
BUSINESS leaders in Philippines are showing urgency in embracing the fourth Industrial Revolution, a survey by Microsoft Corp.’s Asia operations revealed. According to the Microsoft Asia Digital Transformation Survey, 86 percent of the 111 executives polled believe they need to transform to a digital business to enable future growth and...