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Microsoft retreats in smartphone battle, 1,850 jobs to go Jussi Rosendahl, Thomas Forsell, Reuters · Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 12:52 am

Netflix, Amazon face quotas for European movies Lachlan Carmichael, Agence France-Presse · Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 12:02 am

Aspect Software bolsters cloud, partnerships in ASEAN InterAksyon.com · Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 3:34 pm

VIDEO | Disney unveils wall-climbing ‘gravity defying’ robot Reuters video, InterAskyon.com · Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 2:13 pm

Smart offers iPhone SE Free at Plan P1,500 Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com · Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 9:05 pm

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Microsoft retreats in smartphone battle, 1,850 jobs to go Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 12:52 am |

Microsoft Corp announced more big cuts to its smartphone business on Wednesday, just two years after it bought handset maker Nokia in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple and Samsung.

Netflix, Amazon face quotas for European movies Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:02 am | Lachlan Carmichael, Agence France-Presse

US firms like Netflix, Amazon and Apple face quotas for European movies and television shows under EU proposals unveiled Wednesday that also aim to lift cross-border barriers for Internet shoppers.

Twitter drops photos, videos from 140-character limit Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:01 am | Narottam Medhora, Anya George Tharakan, Amy Tennery, Reuters

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday that user names and media attachments such as photos and videos will no longer count towards the length of a tweet but the 140-character limit will remain. Twitter said the change, part of its efforts …

Google ex-boss Schmidt reveals he has an iPhone Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:53 am | Sophie Mignon, Agence France-Presse

Tech industry titans Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt took their battle for corporate domination to the heart of Europe on Tuesday seeking to win over new startups and IT enthusiasts.

China's Huawei sues Samsung Electronics claiming mobile patent infringement Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:42 am | Yimou Lee, Anne Marie Roantree, ReutersI

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has filed lawsuits against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd claiming infringement of smartphone patents, in the first such case by the Chinese firm against the world’s biggest mobile maker.

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Industry lauds signing of DICT law

Industry experts were upbeat that the Department of ICT is now set to become a reality after a decade of lobbying.

Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 12:01 am

Smart offers iPhone SE Free at Plan P1,500

Smart said the promo will include am 8GB data allowance with an All-Month Surf package.

Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 9:05 pm

With HoloLens, Microsoft aims to avoid Google's mistakes

When Microsoft showed off an early edition of its HoloLens augmented-reality goggles, it took the opposite approach.

Sarah McBride, Reuters Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 4:39 pm

Spotify losses deepen despite rapid expansion

Streaming leader Spotify said Monday that its losses deepened last year even as the company topped $2 billion in revenue amid the global boom in online music.

Agence France-Presse Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 11:42 am

DICT law finally signed; DOTC to become simply transportation department

President Benigno Aquino III on Monday (May 23) signed into law Republic Act 10844, An Act Creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), one of the most awaited pieces of legislation from the 16th Congress.

InterAksyon.com Monday, May 23, 2016 | 4:55 pm
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Smart offers iPhone SE Free at Plan P1,500

Smart said the promo will include am 8GB data allowance with an All-Month Surf package.

Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 9:05 pm

Wrist-band device for alcohol monitoring wins prize

A San Francisco-based company has won a U.S. government-sponsored competition with an alcohol monitoring devices that can be worn on the wrist.

Mir Ubaid, Reuters Saturday, May 21, 2016 | 2:17 pm

GADGETS | SanDisk flash drives: the only mobile storage devices you'll ever need

Sandsik xxpands its industry-leading mobile storage portfolio with new flash drives.

InterAksyon.com Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 8:42 pm

HOT GADGET | Surfin’ a digital summer the Lumia way

Millennials have mastered the art of multitasking hence the need for a device that can truly keep up with the flurry of activities they engage in.

InterAksyon.com Monday, April 25, 2016 | 2:49 pm

BUILT TO LAST | Panasonic launches 'Made in Japan' premium products

Japanese zaibatsu Panasonic recently launched two brand-new appliances for the homemaker, with both products being “Made in Japan” making them true indicator of traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technologies.

InterAksyon.com Monday, April 25, 2016 | 11:55 am