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Social Good Summit #2030Now: Insight for impact

Aug 21, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The 2019 Social Good Summit in the Philippines challenges us to cut through the social media noise so we build communities of action that will help make the world a better place

Advance: New salary advance platform facilitates employee lending

Jul 25, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Local company Advance wants to make it easier for employees to get cash in case of emergencies

Image from Advance


Gov't to help PH startups get started, thanks to new law

Jul 18, 2019 - 12:19 PM

The Innovative Startup Act creates a source of funding for promising startups and makes it easier for foreigners investing in Philippine startups to enter the country

2 Philippine startups to compete at Hong Kong tech conference

Jul 08, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Bookgini, a self-publishing platform, and Burket.ph, a business-to-business online marketplace, are competing at Pitch 2019

Rappler’s innovation team launches Detours, GoodRap, and Rappler Narrated

Jun 25, 2019 - 4:26 PM

These initiatives aim to empower and forge new ties with Rappler’s communities

86% of internet users admit being duped by fake news – survey

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:10 PM

The United States takes the lion's share of the blame for spreading fake news, followed by Russia and China, according to the annual Ipsos survey of more than 25,000 internet users in 25 countries

FAKE NEWS. Students of Unified Educational Centers (CEU) attend a lesson on 'Fake News: access, security and veracity of information', in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 21, 2018. File photo by Miguel Schincariol/AFP


Highlighting Asia’s global startup leadership at Ignite 2019

May 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Connecting the innovation ecosystem of the Philippines to the world

IGNITE 2019 is a two-day conference set to shine a spotlight on the role Asia’s startups play in leading global change, as well as create collaborative opportunities through their regional pitch competition and business matching activities.

Asian Institute of Management wins award for technological innovation

May 07, 2019 - 7:32 PM

AIM's Analytics, Computing, and Complex Systems laboratory wins for supporting the teaching of 106 Master of Science in Data Science students

ACCeSs@AIM TEAM. Photo from AIM


Maria Ressa wins surprise award at inaugural BOLD Awards

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:12 AM

The BOLD Awards aims to shine a spotlight on bold and breakthrough projects in a number of fields, such as crowdsourcing, open innovation, and other technology-related sectors

THE BOLD AWARDS. The MCs along with H-Farm's Maurizio Rossi. Image from https://bold-awards.com

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


Watch OPPO's Innovation Event 2019 here

Feb 23, 2019 - 8:38 PM

OPPO will be showing off a new camera system with 10x optical zoom but online rumors hint at a new flagship or a new foldable phone

Global corporate innovators come together at RISE's Corporation Innovation Summit 2019

Jan 31, 2019 - 6:47 PM

The conference is going to be Asia’s first experiential conference and will be held in Bangkok in March

Special Guests from leading corporations and government sectors include (from left to right): Angsumalin Fordham, Head of Business Development - Thailand, Visa International (Thailand); Wittapon Jawjit, Head of Human Resource Group, Bank of Ayudhya PCL; Dr. Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, President/CEO, Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA); Dr. Supachai Parchariyanon, Founder/CEO, RISE; Ariya Banomyong, Managing Director, LINE Company (Thailand); and Naris Achalanan, Senior Executive Vice President, Muang Thai Life Assurance Public Company Limited.

Canadian Journalism Innovators launches to accelerate digital media growth

Jan 26, 2019 - 10:14 AM

PRESS RELEASE: In the wake of massive journalism layoffs, a new journalist-led initiative aims to accelerate what is succeeding in Canadian media

Newsrooms told: Stop obsessing about 'bright, shiny things'

Nov 29, 2018 - 5:00 PM

A report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism says it's time for news organizations to focus on more sustainable long-term strategies

Efficient data management needed as digital universe nears 20 trillion GB

Nov 12, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Tech leaders present potential business solutions at MSI's CXO Innovation Summit as the information age's data explosion continues

A COMPLICATED MATTER. Tarun Gupta, regional solutions architect at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, illustrates with a picture  how tough managing cybersecurity can be for companies today: you're trying to fix the wheel while the car keeps running, even on just 2 wheels. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


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

AIM, BGC conduct 2nd Innovation Fellowship program

Oct 01, 2018 - 6:23 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Classes will be held every Saturdays and some weekdays at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati and at the Clock-In Co-Working Space in Bonifacio High Street

PH startup Connected Women among 12 finalists at MIT innovation challenge

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The Connected Women Jobs website allows Filipinas to search for online jobs in customer service, marketing, editorial services, and administrative work

FINALISTS. From left to right, the members of Connected Women: chief technology officer Bobby Jimenez, CEO Gina Romero, business development head Ria San Gabriel, and senior developer JC Soriano. Photo from Connected Women


Local Government Academy holds August 23 disaster-resilient forum

Aug 17, 2018 - 6:16 PM

The forum will be held at the Mall of Asia, Hall 4, SMX Convention Center in Pasay City

2 PH start-up teams win global awards

Aug 05, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Philippine start-up teams Arooga Health and Phinix bag two of the five 2018 Asia-Pacific Youth SDG Innovative Awards in China

How families in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija's poor village got homes, education

Aug 04, 2018 - 8:00 AM

For a year at the start of her term, then-mayor Gloria Congco did the rounds of private firms, non-profit organizations, and international institutions, presenting the needs of the remote sitio of Saint Joseph

Photo courtesy of Kaya Natin Movement for Good Governance

Australia, UNDP, PhilDev launch mentorship for social enterprises

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:23 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The application period for the Innovation for Social Impact Accelerator Program ends on August 8, 2018

PH among worst in ease of doing business, education – report

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:13 PM

The Philippines remains in the 73rd spot in the 2018 Global Innovation Index, but several indicators reveal problems in business, education, and political climate

[OPINION] Surviving AIM's first-of-its-kind innovation learning

Jun 17, 2018 - 1:40 PM

At the end of my journey with the Asian Institute of Management, I realized the world would be a better place if people would all have a solution-based approach to problems, or what we call 'design thinking'

Photo from AIM

Meet Angelo Casimiro, promising young Filipino innovator

Jun 09, 2018 - 2:06 PM

'Failure is your best teacher,' says Angelo Casimiro, who is known for his insole power generator and the life-size BB-8 projects

FILIPINO INNOVATOR. Know more about Angelo Casimiro in this #InspireCourage story. Photo from Angelo Casimiro/Facebook

Senate approves bill granting gov't support for 'innovative' startups

May 17, 2018 - 11:32 AM

If Senate Bill 1532 is passed into law, startups would enjoy research grants, exemption from fees and charges, and free use of government equipment and facilities, among other incentives

STARTUPS IN THE PHILIPPINES. Thinking of building a startup or investing in one? Read this first.

Rappler stories on Marawi, incest are finalists in prestigious SOPA Awards

May 16, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Rappler is a finalist in two categories of the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards: 'Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues' and 'Excellence in Journalistic Innovation'

FINALIST. The Marawi team that worked on the VR/360 video, which earned a SOPA finalist nod. Photo from Rappler

Planned deal between PLDT's Voyager, Tencent might not push through

May 14, 2018 - 6:45 PM

There's no progress in talks between PLDT unit Voyager Innovations Incorporated and Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Limited, according to Manuel Pangilinan

AIM, BGC launc​h ​​fellowship ​progra​m for ​​innovators

May 08, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The ​fellowship ​program is a ​one-month module that will enable active knowledge transfer and creativity through competition, collaboration, and innovation

In Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, barangays are rewarded for being healthy

May 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Mayor Alfredo Coro II has introduced a system where barangays earn monetary rewards according to how they meet health indicators every year

IMPROVED HEALTH NUMBERS. The number of infant deaths in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, has dropped significantly, and the communities are able to detect major communicable diseases even before they became uncontrollable. Photo by Kaya Natin! Movement

Organic farming helps lessen health risks in Cervantes, Ilocos Sur

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Benjamin Maggay, former mayor of Cervantes, notices that whenever their farmers use chemicals, they develop lung problems two to three days after

DEMO. Local authorities demonstrate how organic farming methods are done. Photo by Kaya Natin! Movement

PH startups win international youth competition

Mar 28, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Startups LawKo, AroogaHealth, and Phinix bag 3 of the 4 awards

YOUTH CO:LAB. Philippine representatives won the UNDP Youth Co:Lab Regional Social Innovation Challenge in Bangkok. Photo by Maria Luisa Isabel Jolongbayan/UNDP Philippines

Call for Applications: ChangemakerXchange Indonesia 2018

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Join the upcoming #ChangemakerXchange summit in Indonesia from June 26 to July 1, 2018

UPLB students win award for promoting agriculture

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Promoting agriculture, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) bag the 2018 Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Award

LAKBIOTEKNOLOHIYA. UP GRAINS representative Albert Caraan receives Lenovo Tech Visionary Award during TAYO Awarding Ceremonies on Thursday, February 22 at AG New World Manila Bay Hotel. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

How is education being disrupted by technology?

Jan 14, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Digital tools are making it easier, faster, and cheaper to learn

PLDT unit to forge strategic partnerships in Q1 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Voyager Innovations chairman Manuel Pangilinan says the upcoming partnership deals 'will excite the market'

NEW PARTNERS. 'It will excite the market,' PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says of the upcoming partnership agreements. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ketika minyak dan gas habis, pendidikan jadi senjata utama Qatar

Dec 04, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Di tengah blokade negara-negara Arab, Qatar meyakini pentingnya pendidikan untuk bertahan di atas kaki sendiri

Salah satu sudut di Qatar National Library yang baru diresmikan pada Oktober 2017. Foto oleh Abdul Qowi Bastian/Rappler

Meet the Filipino company behind this 'secret weapon' for engines

Dec 01, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Pertua has been around for 30 years, and it has gained a cult following for helping bring old cars and motorcycles back to life

Filipino inventor Juanito Simon talks about Pertua engine oils in an interview on November 21, 2017

Bringing 'tsokolate' to the 'instant' era

Nov 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Harleen Jao took her time to develop 'tsokolate' in a sachet, in a bid to take the time out of preparing the traditional Filipino drink

IN A SACHET. Since almost everything now is instant, Harleen Jao put her tsokolate in a sachet to bring Filipinos the real cocoa goodness. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Di balik viralnya wajah Emir Qatar

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:38 AM

Qatar diblokir, wajah Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani ada di mana-mana

Gambar wajah Emir Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani menjadi viral. Ini adalah hasil karya salah satu seniman Qatar yang dipajang di galeri Fire Station, Doha, pada 15 November 2017. Foto oleh Abdul Qowi Bastian

How to make a social enterprise idea stand out

Nov 15, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Entrepreneurs and innovators share tips and insights to millennials on how to effectively implement their inventions

Singapore's ASEAN 2018 chairmanship to focus on 'resilience and innovation'

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:46 AM

Lee calls ASEAN the 'lifeboat' of Southeast Asian countries

NEXT CHAIR. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addresses the closing ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, November 14, 2017. Photo from ASEAN Media Pool

How Netflix influences home entertainment technology

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Some of the latest 2017 TV models from LG, Samsung, and Sony are among the ones that Netflix has certified to provide an optimal audio-visual experience

FUTURE VISION. Netflix Vice President of Product Innovation, Chris Jaffe welcomes the press to the event. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Startups, investors meet at the ASEAN Slingshot

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:07 PM

DTI leads the biggest government-initiated startup event in the Philippines and the ASEAN region

SLINGSHOT. DTI officials and angel investors pose during launch ASEAN Slingshot event. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

Advice for young tech entrepreneurs from young tech entrepreneurs

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The PH startup LX Innovative Solutions is made entirely of college students. Here they share what they've learned so far as a startup, hoping to inspire more

Startups tapped to rescue disaster-prone ASEAN region

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:34 PM

'Startups to the Resque' relies on the spirit and dynamism of the youth to propose solutions for disaster resilience and recovery

Solving Marikina City's problems through open innovation

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Seven fellows or innovators from all over the world share their expertise to alleviate Marikina's problems

Civic Innovation Fellows assesses Marikina River landscape

Competition policy enforcement in the digital age

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets

On questions about the #HackSociety 2017 champion

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Innovation is not just about creating something totally new but also building around existing ideas and improving on them.

Innovate with purpose: Use social media for social good

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:54 PM

'When we post something, think of the welfare of others. Think of the positive energy it can create. Think of the people who will be inspired. Think of a society that you want to have.'

USE SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBLY. Actor and environmentalist John Arcilla delivered a speech on the responsible use of social media at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit in Samsung Hall, SM Aura on Saturday, September 16. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler