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Journalism is in a tough place, but it's better than ever too – Oxford professor

Sep 10, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Journalism is more diverse, accessible, and more informative than ever, says Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, the Director of Research for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University

RASMUS NIELSEN. The director of research the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism acknowledges the need to find new business models, and ensure editorial independence while remaining sustainable. Screenshot from Rappler video


LIVE: U.S. Senate hearing with Facebook, Twitter on foreign influence in social media

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:40 PM

Watch the US Senate's hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg live here


Sent packing: Hong Kong's elderly cardboard collectors

Aug 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

China's ban on imported trash could not only wipe out work for elderly cardboard collectors but would also be devastating for the cities' depots too

Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

IN NUMBERS: The fake YouTube views market

Aug 21, 2018 - 5:23 PM

For about $14, a client can buy 1,000 'views' for a YouTube video


New York mayor signs into law new crackdown on Airbnb

Aug 07, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The US financial capital is the latest in a long line of cities to put Airbnb in its crosshairs amidst a global backlash against 'sharing economy' startups disrupting traditional industries.

Maria Ressa in 'Civil Council' of blockchain-powered news platform

Jul 20, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Civil is a journalism platform that aims to reignite connection between readers and journalists and fix the ad-driven business model

File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


Skype updates desktop app design, to add call recording

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:25 AM

The long-awaited call recording feature is coming later this month

A NEW SKYPE. Skype releases new update for its desktop application. Image from Skype blog.

Religious leaders urge gov't, NDF: Seek peace and pursue it

Jun 30, 2018 - 9:03 AM

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform encourages both government and the National Democratic Front to 'open the doors to dialogue'

PEACE TALKS. A group of religious leaders urge President Rodrigo Duterte and CPP founder Joma Sison to continue working for peace.

Apple working with Valve to make Steam Link compliant

May 28, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Apple isn't closing the door on the app, with the company's senior vice president Phil Schiller saying they want to ensure it will comply with App Store guidelines

Intel's new threat detection tech will use GPU to scan for malware

Apr 17, 2018 - 4:20 PM

The threat detection technologies aim to make safer computing environments for the enterprise sector

Land decay to displace tens of millions, global survey warns

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:27 AM

Scientists say land decay caused by unsustainable farming, mining, pollution, and city expansion is undermining the well-being of some 3.2 billion people or 40% of the global population

STUDY ON LAND DECAY. British Robert Watson (R), President of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) speaks during a press conference next to the Secretary of IPBES Anne Larigauderie, in the framework of the 6th IPBES Biodiversity Summit, in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on March 26, 2018. Photo by Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP

After warnings of species plight: solutions in sight

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Experts say it's not too late to halt the rate of destruction of nature, and maybe even reverse some of it

A farmer checking on his farm planted with lettuce in preparation for harvest in the next few days in barangay Paoay, Atok town Benguet province.photo by mau victa

Google's Slack competitor, Hangouts Chat, rolling out over the week

Mar 01, 2018 - 8:33 AM

Google is touting Hangouts Chat as a prime Slack competitor by virtue of artificial intelligence, including the use of bots for scheduling meetings, and creating advanced search queries simply

HANGOUTS CHAT. Will Google's new communications platform for businesses take flight? Screen shot from Google.

France sues Amazon for abuse of position in the marketplace

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:22 PM

The French foreign ministry says there is 'a significant imbalance' in business relations between Amazon and vendors selling products on its platform, called the marketplace

AMAZON SUED. This file photo taken on December 28, 2016 shows the logo of US electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP

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

Meet the #SharePH travel ambassadors

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:23 AM

All winners will also receive a plaque of recognition and will be given front row seats at the annual Social Good Summit among other prizes

DepEd, Ateneo, MovePH agree to use Agos for disaster preparedness

May 18, 2017 - 7:09 AM

The partnership enables the education agency to harness social media and technology in managing disaster information using Agos powered by eBayanihan

PARTNERSHIP FOR DRR. MovePH Executive Director Rupert Ambil and Usec Annalyn Sevilla conduct a ceremonial signing of an MOA between DepEd, Rappler, and Ateneo on disaster preparedness. Photo by Jaen Manegdeg/Rappler

Tencent's WeGame platform aims to take on Valve's Steam

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Tencent s WeGame will start its operations supporting some 200 million users in China alone compared to Steam s 125 million users worldwide

WEGAME. Tencent's upcoming WeGame platform may overtake steam based on Chinese users alone. Slide from Daniel Ahmad's Twitter page @ZhugeEX

WATCH: Rappler X introduced at NSPC 2017 for online publication contest

Jan 28, 2017 - 5:12 PM

Here are the top 7 best teams in the Online Publishing demonstration contest at the National Schools Press Conference 2017

Facebook expands reach with buy-and-sell 'Marketplace'

Oct 04, 2016 - 12:02 AM

Marketplace will display photos of items for sale based on proximity and users can adjust their location and search for specific items or categories such as clothing household items or electronics

FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE. Screen shot from Facebook.

Facebook aims for better games with new partner Unity

Aug 19, 2016 - 5:16 PM

The team up might just change the social media platform s reputation as a casual gaming hub

Religious leaders to NDF: Declare unilateral ceasefire

Jul 30, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform urges both the government and the NDF not to allow mistrust to deter or defeat this new beginning

PEACE TALKS. Incoming peace panels of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) sign a joint statement on June 15, 2016 in Oslo, Norway to resume formal peace talks in July. Photo by Ayik Casilao

#ThinkPH: How Google is keeping up with big shift to mobile

Jul 26, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Google’s country manager for the Philippines Ken Lingan discusses the tech giant’s plans as internet users become increasingly mobile

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

#ThinkPH: Country has to solve ‘real world' problems first

Jul 21, 2016 - 8:17 PM

Not every place is Silicon Valley and innovating in developing nations such as the Philippines can be messy say experts at Rappler s ThinkPH event

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

BRP Tarlac: Hindi lang pang-giyera, pang disaster pa

Jul 01, 2016 - 3:50 PM

The BRP Tarlac is the country s newest and largest military sea vessel and the current pride of the Navy

UNPARALLELED. The BRP Tarlac is the country's current biggest and newest ship (file photo). Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Licuanan on Duterte's whistling: I'm willing to suspend judgment

Jun 08, 2016 - 5:30 PM

A known women s rights activist Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says she s willing to put together what [Duterte] says and actually what he does

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Chair of the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines, Patricia Licuanan, addresses the opening of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. UN file photo by Loey Felipe

Dissecting and weighing Duterte's anti-crime strategy

May 06, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Duterte s anti crime platform mirrors the strategy he employed in Davao City Will it work on a national scale?

How presidential bets plan to empower OFWs

Apr 28, 2016 - 7:14 PM

Where do Jejomar Binay Rodrigo Duterte Grace Poe Mar Roxas and Miriam Defensor Santiago stand on important OFW issues? Find out here

Duterte proposes OFW department

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:13 PM

The presidential bet also proposes to establish a system of banks through which OFWs could channel their remittances

PROTECTING OFWS. Rodrigo Duterte proposes a department focused on OFW concerns during the last presidential debate on April 24, 2016. Photo from the Manila Bulletin

Duterte bares details of 3-to-6-month anti-crime plan

Apr 14, 2016 - 11:10 PM

The Davao City mayor says he will raise the drug problem to the level of a national security threat and create a ranger trained division in the army

NATIONAL SECURITY. Rodrigo Duterte says his anti-crime plan includes deploying 3,000 policemen and a ranger-trained army division to crack down on criminal syndicates. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What to expect for #ThinkPH 2016

Apr 13, 2016 - 1:31 PM

The 3rd ThinkPH Tech Summit will take place on July 21 in Metro Manila Book your tickets here

Duterte’s anti-crime promise: ‘Suppress’ or ‘stop’ crime?

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:28 PM

Hindi ko talaga ma i stop as in stop For as long as there is society and there are men and women and children in a society there will always be crime says Duterte

CRIME-FIGHTER. Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech in front of thousands in Cainta, Rizal on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Facebook launches chat bot platform for Messenger

Apr 13, 2016 - 1:51 AM

The chat bots would allow a user to interact with a brand or service For example users can take advantage of a CNN chat bot to get of an overview of the world s latest news

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg addresses the audience at the 2016 F8 Developer Conference on April 12, 2016. Screen shot from F8 livestream

How presidential bets plan to solve NAIA, balikbayan box issues

Apr 12, 2016 - 10:27 PM

We list down how each of the presidential candidates plans to solve the major issues that overseas Filipinos faced in 2015

Duterte’s dream legacy: 3 major train lines across PH

Apr 09, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Where would he get the funds for such an expensive project? One option he says is China

Duterte dares Roxas on anti-crime promise: Try me

Apr 07, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Takot kang pumatay? Takot kang mamatay? Subukan mo ako Maghawak ka ng shabu sa harap ko pasasabugin ko ‘yang ulo mo says Duterte in response to Roxas

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Rodrigo Duterte campaigns in Nueva Ecija. Photo by King Rodriguez

Duterte to merge SSS and GSIS if elected

Mar 03, 2016 - 1:22 PM

If he wins Duterte says the first two years of his presidency will focus on social services instead of ambitious infrastructure projects

'PEOPLE-CENTERED.' Lingayen locals step out of their homes and schools to greet Rodrigo Duterte during his visit on March 2, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte's pitch for federalism: Centralized system holds back PH

Mar 02, 2016 - 7:49 PM

The rest of the country suffers due to corruption in the national government says Duterte The solution is to give power to local governments through federalism

COURTING ILOCOS. Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte addresses a crowd of over a thousand in Lyceum Northwestern University in Dagupan City on March 2, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Modern airport, train systems: Miriam vows better public infra

Mar 01, 2016 - 9:41 PM

It will have to be financed through better tax administration tax policy reform and government borrowings says presidential bet Miriam Defensor Santiago

Decline of bees, other pollinators, threatens crop output – UN body

Feb 26, 2016 - 8:15 PM

A UN body says healthy populations of pollinators are critical to ensuring stable fruit and vegetable output

IN DANGER. A UN body says many wild bees and butterflies have been declining in abundance.

Duterte, Cayetano to require facility for poor in all hospitals

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:03 PM

The tandem proposes that all hospitals should provide a certain number of free patients beds and health services for the poor with government footing the bill

TALKING HEALTH. Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Peter Cayetano hold a dialogue with urban poor women in Pasay City under the gaze of media. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Cayetano in Misamis Oriental: Duterte is Mindanao’s champion

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Rodrigo Duterte fails to attend rallies in Misamis Oriental home of 860 000 voters in Northern Mindanao but supporters still think he is Mindanao s hope

COURTING MINDANAO. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano talks to an audience in Misamis Oriental about the Duterte-Cayetano platform. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Can Rodrigo Duterte win by being himself?

Feb 14, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Duterte wants voters to take him for who he is But is his authenticity alienating the moderates who could win him the presidency?

RALLYING HIS TROOPS. Rodrigo Duterte speaks at his proclamation rally in Tondo, Manila on February 9, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong

Duterte: Subic was better venue for APEC summit

Feb 10, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Rodrigo Duterte unleashes his fury over the Aquino administration for holding the high profile event in congested Metro Manila

'COMMON SENSE.' Rodrigo Duterte says, 'If you live in a nipa hut, do not throw a banquet for the entire village.' Rappler file photo

Duterte to create economic zones, build food terminals

Feb 10, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The presidential candidate says this is how he hopes to spur economic growth in regions outside of Metro Manila

RURAL DEVELOPMENT. Duterte explains how he will spur development in the countryside. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte open to joint exploration with China in West PH Sea

Feb 05, 2016 - 1:00 PM

If the arbitration case on the maritime dispute drags on for too long Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he is willing to discuss sharing natural resources with China

TALKING FOREIGN POLICY. Rodrigo Duterte takes questions about his take on international affairs during a Go Negosyo elections forum on February 4, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

If elected, Duterte to allow 'responsible' mining

Feb 04, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Rodrigo Duterte admits he s no economic expert but he vows to honor government contracts with the private sector and listen to advice

TALKING ECONOMY. Rodrigo Duterte talks about his platform with top businessmen who are members of the Wallace Business Forum on February 3, 2016. Screenshot by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Duterte to push for land reform, free irrigation for farmers

Feb 03, 2016 - 10:50 PM

The presidential bet says land distribution under the Aquino government is a farce because support services are not being given to farmers

SPEAKING TO FARMERS. Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte attends the Peasants Electoral Agenda forum at University of the Philippines in Diliman on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero

Duterte: Don’t believe I can end crime in 6 months? Bayot ka!

Feb 03, 2016 - 3:25 PM

The presidential bet says politicians who say his plan is impossible just aren t brave enough to pull it off

POLITICAL WILL. 'They can’t do it. They are scared to go to prison. They are scared to make mistakes, to kill, to die. Why? Because they are rich,' Duterte says on February 3, 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero

Duterte to focus on food security in first 100 days

Feb 02, 2016 - 4:19 PM

Aside from quashing crime and corruption Duterte says he wants to ensure the availability and affordability of food in his first 100 days as president

DUTERTE PLATFORM. Rodrigo Duterte speaks at #TheLeaderIWant Forum in De La Salle University in Taft on January 20, 2016