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This wearable neckband records hands-free 360-degree videos

Feb 19, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The Kickstarter project called FITT360 is the creation of Samsung spinoff Linkflow, and is targeting an October launch for $700

Photo from Fitt360 Kickstarter page

'NESCAFÉ Kickstart' bantu asah perkembangan creativepreneur muda

Aug 09, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Perdana hadir dalam bentuk kompetisi bisnis NESCAFÉ Kickstart ingin mendukung tumbuh kembang anak muda yang memiliki semangat entrepreneurship

PEMENANG. Goldenude sabagai pemenang 'NESCAFÉ Kickstart Jakarta' berpose dengan para juri dalam acara final pada Rabu. 9 Agustus di Teater Salihara, Jakarta Selatan. Foto oleh Valerie Dante/Rappler

Global opportunities in the palm of entrepreneurs’ hands

Apr 16, 2017 - 8:44 AM

Impact Hub Manila provides opportunities for startups and entrepreneurs to go abroad

WOMEN TECHPRENEURS. Winners of the eSkills4Girls from Manila – Jeepneed and Aurelia & Amelia – with founders of Impact Hub Manila. Photo from Impact Hub Manila

Ayala Corp takes 43.3% stake in Zalora PH

Feb 23, 2017 - 9:35 PM

This acquisition is part of Ayala s strategy to invest in innovative businesses especially in the digital space

Southeast Asian startup mClinica raises $6.3M for global expansion

Feb 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The startup which seeks to plug health data gaps in the ASEAN completes one of the largest financing rounds for a digital health firm in Southeast Asia

Photo courtesy of MClinica

Social Good Summit 2016: Using tech to hack PH progress

Sep 25, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Technology today provides all the tools needed to spur development exponentially but a better educational foundation and a whole of society approach is needed to drive it forward says a panel of the country’s premier tech thinkers

Facebook conference: No better time to be David vs the Goliaths

Apr 14, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Developers and startups gather at a Rappler event and reflect on the new reality that technology gives anyone the means to change the world

Rappler, Kickstart, Facebook to host F8 Meetup Manila

Apr 13, 2016 - 7:12 PM

UPDATED F8 Meetup Manila lets guests network and watch the opening keynote of Facebook s global developer conference

Voting hours, Breakthrough Starshot, Kobe Bryant | 6PM wRap

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Facebook's F8 conference: What it is, what to expect

Apr 12, 2016 - 10:15 PM

As Facebook gears up for its annual F8 conference let s take a look at what the social media giant might be up to

Tech trends that can make waves in 2016

Jan 09, 2016 - 2:30 PM

A look at where technology is going in the Philippines and how it will affect both businesses and consumers

5 startups to affect your lives in 2016

Jan 07, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Tech leaders technopreneurs talk about influential startups in the Philippines reboots: What it means for PH

Oct 03, 2015 - 12:53 PM

Facebook renames app and website to ‘Free Basics by Facebook’ and opens up platform to developers in an effort to crowd source fixes to global problems

REACH. The name now connotes the wider initiative which the app and webiste are a part of. Image from Shutterstock

Smithsonian embraces crowdfunding to preserve lunar spacesuit

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:24 AM

It marks the first time that any Smithsonian museum has embraced crowdfunding to help cover the cost of preserving its most valuable artifacts from the ravages of time

This spacesuit was worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 mission, which landed the first man on the moon on July 20, 1969. Image by Mark Avino, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Startup ecosystem: 4 cues PH can take from Singapore

Jul 16, 2015 - 2:26 PM

The Philippines has a long way to go and many lessons to learn from Singapore when it comes to a startup ecosystem Some thought leaders in the tech scene chime in on what these lessons are

Philippine government officials, private sector, and academe join hands in developing the Philippines’ national innovation center. Photo from Tech in Asia.

PH startup community working to create a winning team

Jul 07, 2015 - 1:44 PM

With government help and the ripe Asia Pacific market local startups have a chance to attract global attention

16 things you should know about investors in New York

Apr 07, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Understand and compare what Manila has to offer New York before asking for funding

'Kalsada' and the road to better coffee

Mar 21, 2015 - 9:08 PM

Over a century ago coffee was a major export crop for the Philippines Diseased crops devastated production and the industry never fully recovered

Metal body for Samsung Galaxy S6, Snapchat and strippers, Internet's great debate (Techrap)

Mar 02, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Samsung is about to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S6 Snapchat and strippers were they made for each other? And Internet’s great debate in 2015 erupts over a dress

How e-commerce can tug at your heartstrings

Feb 13, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Online virtual encounters can come full circle You ll never know who and what you ll find

Crowdfunding helps Yolanda-hit Banago weavers

Sep 15, 2014 - 12:41 PM

A Kickstarter campaign is helping a community of artisan weavers in Guiuan and Eastern Samar rebuild their dreams after Typhoon Yolanda

Potato salad project rakes in cash in Kickstarter

Jul 08, 2014 - 9:18 AM

The transformative power of online crowd funding is being poured into a bowl or two of potato salad

THOUSAND-DOLLAR SALAD. A screenshot of the Potato Salad project on the crowd funding site Kickstarter, as of 8 July 2014.

Pinoy comics for change

Feb 22, 2014 - 2:10 PM

A Filipino comic anthology project is raising funds for Yolanda relief efforts

[Executive Edge] The science of building a startup

Oct 26, 2013 - 11:58 AM

A mentor for Philippine startups talks about how businesses can run lean

Ezra Ferraz

Beloved comic Calvin and Hobbes gets a docu

Oct 24, 2013 - 2:30 PM

Joel Schroeder makes a Kickstarter funded docu about Calvin and Hobbes one of the most beloved comic strips of all time

[Executive Edge] Fund raising through crowdfunding

Oct 19, 2013 - 12:48 PM

A successful crowdfunding campaign tailors message to 3 types of backers: project advocates patrons and walk ins shares Spark Project founder

Ezra Ferraz

[Executive Edge] Revolutionizing the BPO Industry

Sep 28, 2013 - 10:43 AM

As an entrepreneur you have to be like a cockroach

Ezra Ferraz

#ThinkPH: Solving 'wicked problems' using the Internet

Aug 23, 2013 - 2:12 PM

Internet driven technology enables us to solve problems from the bottom up

WICKED PROBLEMS. Internet-enabled technology can help us tackle problems like poverty, corruption and climate change. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Lady Gaga strips for Abramovic video

Aug 08, 2013 - 9:42 PM

Lady Gaga goes avant garde with performance artist Marina Abramovic

BOLD ART. Two daring artists collaborate. All screen shots from the Marina Abramovic Institute Vimeo

Veronica Mars film gathers over US$5-M

Apr 16, 2013 - 6:57 PM

Veronica Mars Movie gathers US 5 M worth of funds from fans

PROBLEM SOLVED. Veronica Mars is ready for the big screen. Photo from 'The Veronica Mars Movie' Facebook page

Veronica Mars movie gets crowdfunded

Mar 14, 2013 - 11:17 AM

Veronica Mars gets crowdfunded hitting its goal in 10 hours

MARS MOVIE. The Veronica Mars movie project on Kickstarter has succeeded. Screen shot from Kickstarter.

Ouya gaming console sets release schedule

Feb 05, 2013 - 6:35 PM

The Ouya gaming and entertainment console has announced its release schedule for backers pre order buyers and general release

OH YEAH FOR OUYA. The Ouya entertainment console announces its release dates for backers, pre-orders and general release. Photo from

Crowdfunding brings venture capitalism to the masses

Jun 27, 2012 - 1:33 PM

Crowdfunding sites have raised nearly US 1 5 B for over a million different campaigns around the world

Startup Weekend returns to Manila and Cebu

Apr 23, 2012 - 8:35 PM

Companies once again bring the much anticipated Startup Weekend to the Philippines

HOBBYMASH. From left: Mark Co, Josh Liao, Liezl Buenaventura, and Rafael Oca (with a former team member) at Startup Weekend 2011.