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The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea James Pearson, Reuters · Friday, March 27, 2015 | 6:53 pm

STARTUP MILESTONE I ZipMatch raises $2.5 M in funding, eyes regional expansion Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com · Friday, March 27, 2015 | 10:22 am

E-payment: Today’s digital solution InterAksyon.com · Monday, March 23, 2015 | 12:17 am

VIDEO | You can’t put a good robot down Reuters video, InterAksyon.com · Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 4:25 pm

PSVITA REVIEW | Fifty shades of ‘Criminal Girls: Invite Only’ MJ Maramba, InterAksyon.com · Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 6:40 pm

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The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea Friday, March 27, 2015 | 6:53 pm |

A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government’s efforts to keep its people isolated — a symbol of change in one of the world’s most repressed societies.

STARTUP MILESTONE I ZipMatch raises $2.5 M in funding, eyes regional expansion Friday, March 27, 2015 10:22 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

Real estate marketplace ZipMatch have secured $2.5 million (about P111 million) in funding which the company will capitalize on for expansion both in the Philippines and in the region.

Twitter launches Meerkat-killer app Periscope Friday, March 27, 2015 9:55 am | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

Twitter on Thursday launched its streaming video application Periscope, a move that could dampen enthusiasm for the rising online rival Meerkat.

DOST Free Wi-Fi project is for the poor -- Sec. Montejo Thursday, March 26, 2015 5:47 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

The program of the Department of Science and Technology – ICT Office that aims to provide free Internet connectivity to various provinces is primarily catered to help poor Filipinos take advantage of the Internet.

Facebook brings apps, businesses to Messenger service Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:43 pm | Agence France-Presse

Facebook opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach.

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Eastern Visayas' poor communities to get Wi-Fi connections -- DOST

Eastern Visayas’ poorest municipalities have been prioritized for the installation of free Internet connections.

Lottie Salarda, InterAksyon.com Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 11:20 am

THE END OF WI-FI & BLUETOOTH? | Germany developing new wireless standard

With rapid changes in technology, existing radio technologies are reaching their limits.

Xinhua Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 11:14 am

US urges companies to do more to fight cyber crime

Cyber crime is probably the biggest risk facing companies across the world, and they need to do more to help governments tackle the problem.

Huw Jones, Reuters Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 11:51 pm

CYBER ATTACKS: MADE IN CHINA? | Beijing behind Internet security violation -- group

China’s cyberspace administration is “complicit” in attacks on major Internet companies including Google, an anti-censorship group said Wednesday, calling on firms worldwide to strengthen their defenses.

Agence France-Presse Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 4:40 pm

VIDEO | You can't put a good robot down

Robotic engineers have modelled a two-legged robot to be fast and agile like an ostrich…and able to withstand physical abuse meted out by its creators.

Reuters video, InterAksyon.com Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 4:25 pm
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PSVITA REVIEW | Fifty shades of 'Criminal Girls: Invite Only'

Criminal Girls: Invite Only may look and feel like any other traditional Japanese RPG but the difference is, to get the girls “motivated” you’ll be spanking and torturing them “Fifty Shades of Grey”-style.

MJ Maramba, InterAksyon.com Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 6:40 pm

Apple Watch: No 'wow' factor?

James McQuivey, Principal Analyst at Forrester, says the Apple Watch will not be the runaway hit that the iPad was, or the hit CEO Tim Cook really wanted.

Reuters video, InterAksyon,com Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 7:13 am

Sony's 'Project Morpheus' enables developers to immerse PlaysStation 4 players in virtual worlds

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) unveiled the new prototype of “Project Morpheus” (Morpheus) that demonstrates the future of gaming at the 2015 Game Developers Conference.

InterAksyon.com Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 5:36 pm

PS4 GAME REVIEW | Natural Doctrine

Natural Doctrine is one difficult game to play.

Alex Artillero, InterAksyon.com Sunday, March 1, 2015 | 11:33 am

Final Fantasy Type-O HD pre-order starts now

Fantasy Type-O HD for the PlayStation 4 will be released on the 17th of March, 2015, while the Japanese version will be released two days later on the 19th.

InterAksyon.com Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 10:04 am
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