TODAY'S HEADLINES

Twitter initiates talks with tech companies over sale — source Greg Roumeliotis , Liana B. Baker, Reuters · Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 2:54 am

Facebook apologizes for overstating key ad metric Narottam Medhora, Jessica Toonkel, Reuters · Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 3:55 pm

Hitachi targets $6 billion video security and monitoring market InterAksyon.com · Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 3:24 pm

WATCH | Sting’s musical mind revealed by brain scan Reuters video, InterAksyon.com · Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 7:06 pm

WATCH | Tokyo Game Show 2016: VR booth features virtual girlfriend Reuters video, InterAksyon.com · Monday, September 19, 2016 | 5:33 pm

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Twitter initiates talks with tech companies over sale -- source Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 2:54 am |

Twitter Inc has initiated talks with several technology companies to explore selling itself signalling the start of what is likely to be a slow-rolling auction of the high-profile but money-losing social media company.

Facebook apologizes for overstating key ad metric Saturday, September 24, 2016 3:55 pm | Narottam Medhora, Jessica Toonkel, Reuters

Facebook Inc on Friday apologized for an error in the way it measured a key metric of video viewership that significantly amplified users’ viewing times on its platform.

At least 10 science grants left for USAID-STRIDE program Friday, September 23, 2016 2:13 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

The five-year P1.3 billion program of the United States Agency for International Development or USAID is still open to help finance scientific research projects in universities before the initiative wraps up in 2018.

Epson launches new industrial robots Friday, September 23, 2016 11:54 am | Jing Garcia, InterAksyon.com

The 6-axis C-Series has the highest payload and optional advanced force sensor and vision system technology.

Yahoo hack hit 500 million users, likely 'state sponsored' Friday, September 23, 2016 8:41 am | Glenn Chapman, Agence France-Presse

Yahoo said a massive attack on its network in 2014 allowed hackers to steal data from half a billion users and may have been “state sponsored”.

BREAKING NEWS as of Sep 25, 2016 13:59 pm

technews

PNP unveils mobile app for frontline services, crime awareness

The Philippine National Police (PNP) formally launched a new mobile app that provides an electronic platform for public access to PNP front-line services.

Newsbytes.ph, InterAksyon.com Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 3:59 pm

Google launches Allo, bets on AI to spice up chats

Google-parent Alphabet Inc launched Allo, a messaging app that incorporates Google’s search feature and a chatbot that uses machine learning to “improve” itself over time.

Supantha Mukherjee, Reuters Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 2:51 pm

GoPro hopes to propel profits with Karma drone

GoPro took to the sky Monday with a much-awaited drone called Karma in the hope of lifting profits which have been battered by competition from all sides.

Glenn Chapman, Agence France-Presse Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 8:24 am

IT firm spins off VR unit to capitalize on growing demand

Local IT firm Synergy88 has created a dedicated unit dubbed Renderbee to capitalize on the burgeoning demand for virtual reality design.

Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 1:16 am

National broadband program may cost at least P50 B -- DICT

A three-year national broadband program that will provide connectivity to all towns in the country may cost billions of pesos according to the Department of ICT.

Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 6:48 pm
gadgets

WATCH | Tokyo Game Show 2016: VR booth features virtual girlfriend

A booth at the annual Tokyo Game Show features a virtual reality girlfriend, delighting visitors but dismaying organizers over virtual groping.

Reuters video, InterAksyon.com Monday, September 19, 2016 | 5:33 pm

GADGETS | Quickie review: Samsung Gear IconX

The Samsung Gear iConX is one of the smallest digital music players in the market today.

Jing Garcia, InterAksyon.com Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 10:22 am

GADGETS | Quickie review: Samsung Gear Fit2

The Gear Fit2 is Samsung’s latest model of wearables under the fitness tracker category.

Jing Garcia, InterAksyon.com Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 6:09 pm

GADGETS | Quickie review: ASUS VivoMini UN65H

The Asus VivoMini UN65H is a light, small and compact mini computer.

Jing Garcia, InterAksyon.com Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 6:05 pm

GADGETS | Samsung sees potential in large screen segment with Galaxy A9 Pro

Pinoys who love their large screen smartphone and just can’t get enough of taking selfies are in for a treat with the new Samsung A9 Pro.

Verns Joven, InterAksyon.com Saturday, July 30, 2016 | 7:17 am
videos

WATCH | Sting's musical mind revealed by brain scan
Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 7:06 pm

GADGETS | Quickie review: ASUS VivoMini UN65H
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 6:05 pm

WATCH | Robot beats humans at table football
Monday, August 22, 2016 | 5:54 pm