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Bohol teachers hope gov’t info portals can revive interest in libraries

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Technology has made students shun libraries and do research on their gadgets instead, say the teachers. They're banking on the DOST's Starbooks learning stations to change that.

Photo from DOST Starbooks Facebook page

Philippine gov't, Facebook partner for 'ultra high-speed' broadband

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The government says the planned Luzon Bypass Infrastructure will have 'spectrum equivalent to at least two million Mbps,' nearly equal to the combined capacity of Globe and PLDT

LUZON BYPASS INFRA. The deal involves two cable landing stations connected by a 250-kilometer long cable network corridor, which will provide terrestrial bypass route for international submarine cable owners seeking diversity from the Luzon Strait. File photo

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

Climate group calls on ASEAN leaders to shift to renewable energy

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:38 PM

But the group argues participation of the US and Japan in the 31st ASEAN Summit will bring in projects that support coal dependency in the discussion table

CLIMATE DENIER. Climate justice group Philippine Movement for Climate Justice calls on ASEAN leaders to shift to renewable energy. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Qualcomm rejects $130B Broadcom merger bid

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The proposal 'significantly undervalues Qualcomm relative to the company's leadership position in mobile technology and our future growth prospects,' Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm's executive chairman, says in a statement

Madeleine Albright says fake news 'damaging to democracy'

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:14 PM

[EXCLUSIVE] 'I do think it's terrible when people don't know what the truth is,' former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright tells Rappler's Maria Ressa

EX-TOP DIPLOMAT. Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright looks on during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on 'The Road Ahead: US Interests, Values, and the American People' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 30, 2017. File photo by AFP

Social media being used for manipulation, division – Tim Cook

Nov 03, 2017 - 1:59 PM

Apple's CEO reiterates that social media is being 'used to divide people, to manipulate people, to get fake news to people in broad numbers, and so, to influence their thinking'

TIM COOK. Apple CEO speaks out regarding the misuse of social media today. File photo by Bernd Thissen/AFP


Rappler receives NDI's Democracy Award

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:03 AM

In her speech, Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa talks about how the excuse of free speech is 'being used to stifle free speech' today

DEMOCRACY AWARD. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa shakes hands with National Democratic Institute chair Madeleine Albright, the 64th US secretary of state, the first woman to become America's top diplomat. Screenshot from NDI

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


In Quezon City, ‘bamboo houses’ shelter children with disabilities

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Families of young PWDs are prioritized in this project because they are in most need of a decent house

DECENT HOME. The Vincentian Foundation believes children with disabilities are the most in need of decent housing. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Sony forecasts record profits, scores Spider-Man movie hit

Oct 31, 2017 - 6:33 PM

The once-ailing electronics giant and PlayStation console maker is eyeing a net profit of 380 billion yen ($3.4 billion) for the fiscal year to March 2018, compared to the previous 369.4 billion yen record a decade ago

SONY AT E3. Photo by Nadine Pacis

Mindanaoan exam topnotchers: 'Let's aim for unity through education'

Oct 28, 2017 - 10:18 AM

'Maybe the results reflect how academic institutions all over the country are gearing themselves to produce competent professionals through quality education,' says Lovelle Rhoy Cariño Manpatilan of the Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology

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

FEU Tech students to make learning app for youth in Mindanao conflict

Oct 25, 2017 - 2:45 PM

The app may be an alternative learning tool for children who currently don't have access to traditional schools in conflict-hit areas

DIGITAL EDUCATION. Multiple partners team up with university students to build an app for students in conflict areas in Mindanao. Photo from Smart.


DICT acting chief says PH internet like Manila traffic: 'Slow, congested, expensive'

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:52 AM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) presents band-aid solutions to address the country's need for more cellular towers

Lower QS Asian university rankings for UP, Silliman University

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:55 PM

From 8 Philippine universities in 2016, only 6 make it to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings

Cavite workers seek gov’t intervention on temporary factory shutdown

Oct 16, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Labor unions claim this is a form of ‘union busting’ since companies do not have sufficient reason for shutdown

STRIKE. Workers from the Cavite Export Processing Zone slam the alleged scheme of factories to use temporary shutdowns. Photo from Partido Manggagawa

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 12, 2017

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Thursday.

Japan scientists grow drugs in chicken eggs

Oct 09, 2017 - 3:07 PM

If scientists are able to safely produce 'interferon beta,' a type of protein used to treat illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and hepatitis, by rearing the hens, the price of the drug could fall significantly

'Patient experience management platform' wins PH HealthTech Challenge

Oct 06, 2017 - 5:23 PM

The Swiss-sponsored health technology contest is an opportunity to showcase solutions to improve healthcare today

Anupam Chatterjee of The Destiny Labs makes his pitch at the contest. Photo by Edd K. Usman/Rappler


Mapua students develop stove that also lights up homes

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Bathala, a stove that converts released heat energy to electrical energy while cooking, also provides light to indigenous peoples' homes

FIRE-SAW. Dumagats demonstrate how they create fire by rubbing two pieces of bamboo. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

De Lima seeks probe into alleged corruption in DICT project

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:35 PM

'Allegations of corruption and interference are too significant to ignore, especially in the midst of the most ambitious government information technology (IT) project in history,' says Senator Leila de Lima

PROBE. Senator Leila de Lima seeks a Senate probe into the alleged political interference and corruption in the Department of Information and Communications Technology. Photo from the DICT Facebook page

UV Green Lancers end eliminations with devastation of CITU Wildcats

Oct 01, 2017 - 2:52 AM

After conceding their first game of the season, the reigning champions went on to win the rest of their 11 games for an 11-1 win-loss record

ON TO THE PLAYOFFS. Kenn Patjes Oguis of the USC Warriors tries to evade the defense of UC Webmasters Cameroonian import Frederick Ngoh Elombi. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Duterte says 'favoring' Globe cost Salalima his DICT post

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte cites complaints that ex-DICT chief Rodolfo Salalima was 'partial' because he was a Globe executive

SALALIMA RESIGNATION. President Rodrigo Duterte says he asked Rodolfo Salalima to quit DICT because of accusations he was 'favoring' Globe. Malacañang file photo

Philippines' BPO industry sees slower annual growth of 9% until 2022

Sep 27, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Security risks in the Philippines, particularly the ongoing Marawi crisis, are causing headwinds in the business process outsourcing industry

SLOW BUT SUBSTANTIAL. The IT-BPO sector, a large and fast-growing industry in the country, expects slower growth in the next 6 years. Rappler graphics

Three reasons why pacemakers are vulnerable to hacking

Sep 24, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Embedded medical devices will continue to be vulnerable to cybersecurity threats


Facebook bans 'dangerous' Rohingya militant group

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:27 AM

A spokeswoman says Facebook is aware that Rohingya activists are using the site to draw attention to the violence, and that it intends to allow non-graphic content to remain online

Rohingya file photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 22, 2017

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

LES MISERABLES. Protesters at the Luneta Park sing the Filipino version of '€œDo You Hear the People Sing?'€ from 'Les Miserables' during the rally on September 21, 2017, the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Baidu announces $1.5 billion fund for autonomous driving

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:33 PM

'China's Google' seeks to focus on artificial intelligence, investing heavily in the sector

BAIDU. The Baidu logo is seen outside the Baidu headquarters in Beijing on December 17, 2014. File photo by Greg Baker/AFP

DICT chief Rodolfo Salalima offers to resign

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:36 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says Salalima offered to leave his post due to 'conflict of interest'

Arellano Lady Chiefs rebound from first PVL loss, sweep TIP

Sep 18, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Arellano nabs solo second in Group B with a 3-1 record and solidifies their campaign for a semifinals slot

REBOUND. Mary Anne Esguerra and the Arellano Lady Chiefs rebound from their only loss of the conference and are headed towards a showdown with the tough UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

LawKo named grand champion of #HackSociety 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The winning idea for this year's #HackSociety is LawKo – a social media chatbot that aims to bridge the gap between the Philippines' legal processes and the ordinary Filipino

WINNER. Alex Austria and Keisha Mayuga talked about their project LawKo to the audience of the Social Good Summit last September 17. Photo from Rappler

#2030Now: How to protect your private information online

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

National Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro stresses the importance of the right of everyone to have their private information secure

#2030NOW: From failure, how did 3M become a $30-B company?

Sep 16, 2017 - 6:24 PM

'When we talk about innovation, it does not have to be complicated,' says 3M Philippines managing director Ariel Lacsamana

#2030NOW: Innovators, regulators clash on new technology

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:36 PM

The recent deadlock between LTFRB and companies Grab and Uber reflects the challenges encountered by innovators clashing with government regulators

WATCH: Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind #2030NOW

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit and join the discussion on how innovation should leave no one behind

WATCH: 2017 #InspireCourage +SocialGood stories

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the #InspireCourage segment at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

HIGHLIGHTS: #HackSociety Day 1

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The two-day ideathon aims to crowdsource 'hacks' or innovative solutions to today's pressing social problems

DAY 1. #HackSociety Day 1 on September 14, 2017 kicks off the two-day ideathon. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Today's youth, tomorrow's gamechangers

Sep 15, 2017 - 7:59 PM

This year’s Accenture Program the Future winners are gearing up to change the world, one app at a time.

Meet the speakers and guests at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The 2017 Manila Social Good will explore the purpose of innovation and will push back to the center stage the massive and urgent needs that the society faces

Globe's GCash partners with Hong Kong-based EMQ for remittances

Sep 04, 2017 - 8:50 PM

With the partnership EMQ users can now send funds to GCash account holders

DOF installing new cybersecurity system

Sep 03, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The Department of Finance is cooperating with the Department of Information and Communications Technology on the system which it expects to be fully operational by 2021

This PH-made app finished in top 10 of Microsoft's tech competition

Aug 31, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Minerva designed by students from Lyceum of the Philippines aids the visually impaired by describing the objects around them

MULTI-SKILLED. Team Opticode says it can describe a wide variety of things, including contextual details. Images from official Minerva website


8 things to expect at DigiCon 2017

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:18 PM

The Internet Mobile and Marketing Association of the Philippines IMMAP will hold their 3 day Digital Congress DigiCon on October 11 to 13 at the Philippine International Convention Center PICC

Technology creating, not destroying, jobs – millennials

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:48 PM

A global survey released by the World Economic Forum shows millennials have an optimistic outlook on the impact of technology on job creation

NEXT TREND. Millennials in the Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017 say artificial technology is the next big technology trend.

What's The Big Idea? AIM bids for big data leadership

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:49 PM

Coco Alcuaz speaks with AIM President and Dean Jikyeong Kang and her first recruit, Erika Legara about the school's bid for leadership in data science

Myanmar's startups map past, shape future with virtual reality

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Tech startups are emerging around Myanmar s commercial capital Yangon many seeking to improve the lives of rural people most of whom still live without paved roads or electricity

VR IN MYANMAR. In this photograph taken on August 11, 2017, Nyi Lin Seck (R) speaks about virtual reality technology to curious people wanting to learn more about it during a one day open house at his office in Yangon. Photo by  Ye Aung Thu/AFP

CESAFI: SWU-Phinma topples CITU Wildcats, Wildkittens

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:58 PM

It was a tough day for the Cebu Institute of Technology University hoops teams who fell to Southwestern University Phinma in the college and high school divisions

COBRA STRIKE. CITU Wildkitten Kim Trigue is smothered by the interior defense of the SWU Baby Cobras. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Uber is not perfect, and we should not be afraid to point that out

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:41 PM

If we continue to push for solutions that only benefit a fraction of the public then we continue to be part of the problem