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Silicon Valley visionaries headline DigiCon 2019

Oct 15, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Get to see Patty McCord, co-author of the Netflix Culture Deck, among others!

Creating the next digital pros: IMMAP holds Digital Youth Congress 2019

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:28 PM

Gen Z may have been born into digital. But can they tell why and how things work in this landscape?

Grab partners with Microsoft for digital literacy initiative

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The partnership is meant to upskill millions of Southeast Asians for the new digital economy

GRAB FOR GOOD. Grab announces a digital literacy initiative with Microsoft as part of its Grab for Good program. Photo by Kyle Chua

Amazon digital assistant Alexa gets into your head

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Amazon brings smart assistant Alexa to glasses, earbuds, and a ring in new hardware announcements

SMART GLASSES. Echo Frames eyeglass frames infused with voice-commanded digital assistant Alexa are pictured at at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle on September 25, 2019. Photo by Glenn CHAPMAN / AFP


Google deals blow to EU copyright law in France

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Google says it will not pay European media outlets for displaying their articles, pictures and videos in search results in France, in defiance of a new EU copyright law

GOOGLE. In this file photo taken on September 3, 2019 the US multinational technology and internet-related services company Google logo, is displayed on a tablet screen, in Lille, northern France. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP


#2030NOW: Disinformation interventions beyond literacy

Sep 24, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The problem of disinformation requires solutions that look at the root of what makes people susceptible to them in the first place

SGS 2019 Digital huddle. September 21, 2019.

Washington Post ad tech platform targets Google-Facebook duopoly

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:15 PM

The new tech aims to provide newspapers better monetization and ad targeting to free them from dependence on the large platforms

WASHINGTON POST. The Washington Post was founded in 1877 with its first publication on December 6, 1877. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP


4 new tactics, terms in online manipulation campaigns – report

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:19 PM

According to the researchers, the 4 techniques are a form of a broader online manipulation strategy called 'source hacking'

Google moves to make original reporting rank higher in search

Sep 13, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Google is updating its guidelines to gather feedback that would prioritize original reporting


'Sense of urgency' as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'We are the first generation of people who have the power to build machines with the capability to make decisions that have in the past only been made by people,' says Microsoft president Brad Smith

 AI. "Han the Robot" waits on stage before a discussion about the future of humanity in a demonstration of artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017. Photo for illustration purposes only. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP


Disinformation producers get paid P30M for 3-month campaigns – expert

Aug 24, 2019 - 3:27 PM

Many disinformation architects are professionals from the PR and advertising industries, who have left their big firms to essentially market politicians

JASON CABANES. The DLSU professor discusses the 'Innovations in conceptualising digital disinformation' at the Atendeo de Davao University, Friday, August 23. Screenshot from Ateneo de Davao University/Facebook


What does Facebook's plan to hire journalists mean for media industry?

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:43 AM

In a plan announced Tuesday, August 20, Facebook's journalists will be curating stories from news sites and won't be editing headlines or writing content

FACEBOOK. The logo of social network Facebook is displayed on a smartphone, on January 15, 2019 in Nantes, western France.  Photo by Loic Venance/AFP


YouTube needs 'new set of rules and laws' – executive

Jul 29, 2019 - 12:41 PM

'YouTube has now grown to a big city...And just like in any big city, you need a new set of rules and laws and kind of regulatory regime," chief product officer Neal Mohan says in an interview


U.S. senators warn of 'trust' gap over Facebook digital currency

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Several senators question whether Facebook can be trusted after a series of missteps on privacy and data protection

[OPINION] Best way to educate students on social media is through social media

Jun 26, 2019 - 9:25 AM

As the need for digital media literacy is on the rise, DepEd’s suggestion to ban social media in class projects is a backslide

Chinese surveillance giants' stocks dive on U.S. blacklist report

May 22, 2019 - 5:52 PM

A potential blacklist would make it harder for Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejiang Dahua Technology to access the US market and suppliers

From experimental to essential? Social media in the 2019 elections

May 15, 2019 - 8:30 AM

'We were very much focused on Facebook in the last elections. But now candidates are more diversified, having specific content per platform,' says a global digital media specialist

Trade association brings first Digital Youth Congress to Cebu

May 07, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Digital YouthCon is also launching first Sprint: Digital Marketing and Creative Student Competition

How do we adapt to the rapid changes in technology?

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Get to know more about Accenture's 'See the New, Now' movement

Facebook’s digital literacy program comes to the Philippines

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Facebook's We Think Digital campaign comes to the Philippines as Digital Tayo

Image from Facebook Digital Tayo webpage


WATCH: See the New, Now roundtable discussion series

Apr 10, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Experts from the tech, travel, education, and social enterprise industries on the ways technology reshapes the way people live

Digital news media innovate through fighting disinformation – study

Apr 09, 2019 - 6:23 PM

A study by Reuters and Oxford focuses on Rappler, the Daily Maverick in South Africa, and The Quint in India

Google pulls news grant to Hungary propaganda outlet

Apr 04, 2019 - 12:59 PM

Google pulls its news grant to New Wave Media Group, described by an independent journalist group as 'one of the staunchest supporters of the corrupt regime led by the far-right Prime Minister Viktor Orban'

GOOGLE. A picture taken on February 5, 2019 shows the Google logo displayed on a tablet in Paris. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


Coins.ph, GCash, GrabPay, PayMaya: Who’s leading the mobile payments war in PH?

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Take a close look at how the competition is playing out so far

See the New, Now

Mar 26, 2019 - 11:04 AM

How are we keeping up with the rapid pace of today’s innovations in technology?

Be discerning of news sources, journalists urge students

Mar 17, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'You should know the legitimate media from the illegitimate ones,' says educator Marissa Balidoy at #MoveCavite

Bangladesh court suspends case against outspoken photographer

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:11 AM

The award-winning photographer, Shahidul Alam, is facing charges of making 'false' and 'provocative' statements in a televised interview, offenses carrying a maximum 14 years in jail

DETAINED. A file photo of acclaimed Bangladesh photographer Shahidul Alam lifted from the Facebook account Free Shahidul.

RSF unblocks 3 more sites censored in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China

Mar 11, 2019 - 10:24 PM

Ethical hackers and human rights defenders allow the Reporters Without Borders Sans to 'restore online access to independent media in countries that are news and information black holes'

The mind distracted: technology's battle for our attention

Mar 07, 2019 - 2:13 PM

There is a growing demand for socially responsible approaches to digital design and user experience

How this startup duo is bringing performance marketing to the PH

Feb 13, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Quanta Digital’s Tristan de Belloy and Sydney Dondon on shifting digital marketing to an e-commerce focus

Tristan de Belloy and Sydney Dondon of Quanta. January 31, 2019

France nears implementation of digital tax

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Qualified companies will be levied a maximum of 5% of its sales, representing around 500 million euros annually for France


Bangladesh arrests journalist over election reporting

Jan 02, 2019 - 2:45 PM

If convicted, Mollah could face up to 14 years in jail under a draconian anti-press law that was toughed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last year

VIOLENT END. Election campaigning in Bangladesh ended on December 28 ahead of the parliamentary election on December 30 with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking a record fourth term in power. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

INFOGRAPHIC: Keeping 20/20 vision for today’s digital natives

Dec 21, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Constantly on your gadgets? You need to take extra care of your eyes!

On your phone right now? Here's why you need to give your eyes a break

Dec 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Learn the negative effects of constant gadget use — and how you can prevent them

France to introduce digital tax if no EU deal

Dec 06, 2018 - 5:51 PM

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says if the talks fail, 'we will do it at the national level in 2019: we will tax digital giants if European states do not take their responsibilities'

DIGITAL TAX. French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire sits next to head of French Parliament Finance Commission, Eric Woerth (R), before a hearing by the committee on finance, economy and budgetary control at the Palais Bourbon in Paris on September 27, 2017.  File photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Tech giants warn Australia against law to break encryption

Nov 29, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The bill would give security agencies wide powers to force telecommunications and technology companies to give them access to encrypted devices and messaging apps

Bitcoin falls below $5,000 for first time since 2017

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:19 PM

The still-nascent sector is not completely transparent and analysts have struggled to understand what precisely prompted the latest drop

BITCOIN. A picture taken on February 6, 2018 shows a visual representation of the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, at the "Bitcoin Change" shop in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP


Young civil servants push for digital transformation in LGUs

Nov 19, 2018 - 5:29 PM

#HackSociety winner AI4GOV wants local governments to use artificial intelligence to improve delivery of services. They also want to empower LGUs to champion digital methods

AI4GOV. Lei Motilla at the #HackSociety pitching emphasizes that 'it's not about simply utilizing available digital tools, but understanding the importance of the 'digital change-management process'


Rappler Marawi docu wins top prize at Asian Digital Media Awards

Nov 09, 2018 - 8:50 AM

The Virtual Reality war documentary wins the Best Use of Online Video award

Google touts progress in fight against piracy

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Google claims progress in the war on piracy, but notes a new battlefront in the form of installable add-ons on legitimate open-source media players such as the Kodi box to illicitly stream copyrighted content

Duterte and the saints, digital authoritarianism, Harvey Weinstein | Midday wRap

Nov 02, 2018 - 12:59 PM

Watch Rappler's midday wRap with Ralf Rivas

Chinese-style 'digital authoritarianism' grows globally – study

Nov 01, 2018 - 8:20 PM

'Democracies are struggling in the digital age, while China is exporting its model of censorship and surveillance to control information both inside and outside its borders,' says Freedom House

Over 3.4 billion people actively use social media – report

Oct 22, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Around 320 million people signed up for social media since September last year which accounted for a 10% growth in users

Average time people spend on Facebook declining - study

Oct 16, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The decline in Facebook digital consumption includes Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp

Bangladesh editors protest 'anti-press' digital law

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Newspaper editors in Bangladesh demand amendments to the newly enacted digital law which they say 'opposes independent journalism and free press'

Members of the Newspaper Editors' Council of Bangladesh form a human chain in front of National Press Club demanding an amendment to the newly enacted digital law on October 15, 2018. - Bangladeshi newspaper editors on October 15 staged a protest demanding sweeping amendments to a newly enacted digital law that journalists and rights groups say will curb freedom of expression. (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

[OPINYON] Yogyakarta Diaries: Pero binabagabag pa rin ako ng komedya sa Pilipinas

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Mabubusog na naman tayo sa pangako habang paparami nang paparami ang nahihirapang tugunan ang totoong pagkagutom

Creating meaningful solutions in the age of digital experiences

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:09 PM

At this year’s DigiCon, Dr. Joe Fry of Google ZOO reinforced the importance of building things that could positively impact culture, today and in the future

LIVE: The Atlantic Council StratCom 2018

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:13 PM

The Atlantic Council hosts the Global Forum on Strategic Communications and Digital Disinformation on October 2-3, 2018, in Washington, DC

Facebook boosts 'stories' format, now open to ads

Sep 27, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Facebook will now be putting ads on its 'Stories' format after having hit 300 million daily users

STORIES ADS. Photo from Facebook


Fighting disinformation is a community effort, say journalists

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:33 PM

'If fact-checking and truth-telling [are] to win against the propaganda machine, they need the effort of the communities, the campus journalists, and the citizen journalists from the ground, says Rappler news editor Miriam Grace Go