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KULANG NA KULANG | PH has huge shortage of computer programmers — Microsoft

PH jumps by 8 notches in ICT network readiness index — Newsbytes.ph

TCS, Mitsubishi to create new Japan IT services firm

VIDEO | BlackBerry: the crash that launched 1,000 start-ups

Lytro unveils a more sophisticated ‘light-field’ camera

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KULANG NA KULANG | PH has huge shortage of computer programmers -- Microsoft

Even with the proliferation of IT and computer courses, the Philippines still has a huge gap in terms of producing computer programmers with marketable skills according to a local Microsoft executive. Read More...

PH jumps by 8 notches in ICT network readiness index -- Newsbytes.ph

Posting improvements on all fronts, the Philippines climbed by eight places to reach the 78th position in this year’s Global Information Technology Report 2014, a vast improvement from last year’s 86th position. Read More...

Lytro unveils a more sophisticated 'light-field' camera

In 2011, Lytro Inc dazzled the consumer gadget world when it introduced a pocket flashlight-sized gizmo that could take "living" pictures - images that could be refocused after the shutter clicked. Read More...

SC stands by Cybercrime Law ruling; media group 'appalled'

Two months after it declared the Cyber Crimes Prevention Act of 2012 constitutional, the Supreme Court dismissed on Tuesday several motions for reconsideration filed by media and militant groups as well as members of the academe on the ruling, particularly the provisions on cyber libel. Read More...

Govt should probe PH's 'real' Internet speed connection -- solons

Common complaints from consumers about the "slow" and "unreliable" internet service in the country, and the unlimited mobile data advertised by telecommunications companies (telcos), but which actually has a cap, should be looked into by Congress. Read More...

Chip designer ARM sees smartphone recovery in second half

ARM Holdings, whose chip technology powers Apple's iPhone, said demand for smartphones would pick up in the second half after a disappointing end to 2013. Read More...

Huawei says reports of NSA spying won't impact growth

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's No.2 telecoms equipment maker, shrugged off analysts' concerns that its growth will suffer from media reports alleging the U.S. accessed servers at headquarters. Read More...

Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights

Brazil's Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations. Read More...

Entertainment group lobbying to have Filipino movies on iTunes

An industry group in the entertainment circle is in talks to have Filipino films in legal online media sites as a way to prod online users to consume copyrighted materials through lawful means. Read More...

Consortium to promote PH as global analytics hub launched

A multi-sectoral consortium has been launched with the goal of making the country as the global center for the emerging multibillion global industry called "smarter analytics." Read More...

US telco looks to expand super-fast Internet service

Telecommunications titan AT&T on Monday unveiled an initiative to expand super-fast Internet service in the US. Read More...

Brazil conference will plot Internet's future post NSA spying

A global conference in Brazil on the future of the Internet in the wake of U.S. spying revelations might be much less anti-American than first thought after Washington said it was willing to loosen its control over the Web. Read More...

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Lytro unveils a more sophisticated 'light-field' camera

In 2011, Lytro Inc dazzled the consumer gadget world when it introduced a pocket flashlight-sized gizmo that could take "living" pictures - images that could be refocused after the shutter clicked. Read More...

REVIEW | Dell Latitude E7440: Worth anyone’s business

Achieving better mobility with your notebooks is not only the boon for consumer devices nowadays. What we are seeing is an influx of thinner offerings with a myriad of features targeted at the business user. Read More...

Staying connected in a mobile workplace has never been easier

Jabra adds Bluetooth to the Jabra PRO 900 Series so you won't miss calls that could mean missed opportunities. Read More...

Kingston SSD powers new ASUS Zenbook Ultrabooks

Independent world leader in memory products Kingston recently announced its internal M.2 2260 SATA solid-state drive is at the heart of the ASUS Zenbook UX301LA and UX301LAA. Read More...

TEKNO REBYU | May X-factor nga ba ang Nokia X?

Isang matinding status symbol dati ang Nokia phones. Big time ang arrive ng mga may hawak ng Nokia cell phone. Poging-pogi. Para kang naka-Air Jordan sa basketball court. Read More...

World's thinnest gaming laptop features highest resolution 14" display

Updated with the next-generation NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, the Razer Blade is the highest power-per-cubic-inch Laptop in the world Read More...

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Viral Section

VIDEO | BlackBerry: the crash that launched 1,000 start-ups

Tech start-ups in BlackBerry’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario are tapping talent from the struggling smartphone company and filling the void left in the region by its meltdown. Read More...

Nokia suspends European tablet sales due to charger fault

Nokia has suspended sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in some European countries while it fixes a fault with charger units which it said on Thursday could pose a risk of causing an electric shock. Read More...

VIDEO | Heartbleed bug puts private Web info at risk

There is little users can do to hide from the latest internet bug- a flaw in a security system used by the majority of web sites. Read More...

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