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Smart-Landbank mobile loan facility hits P1-billion Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com · Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 2:42 pm

Huawei plans big push to sell its phones, wearable devices Edwin Chan, Gerry Shih, Reuters · Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 2:29 pm

HP to buy Wi-Fi gear maker Aruba Networks for $2.7 billion Abhirup Roy, Reuters · Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 9:00 am

VIDEO | Could a $34 smartphone device improve HIV diagnosis in Africa? Reuters video, InterAksyon.com · Monday, March 2, 2015 | 2:52 pm

PS4 GAME REVIEW | Natural Doctrine Alex Artillero, InterAksyon.com · Sunday, March 1, 2015 | 11:33 am

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Smart-Landbank mobile loan facility hits P1-billion Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 2:42 pm |

The electronic mobile facility developed by Smart Communications, Inc. in partnership with state lender Land Bank of the Philippines has hit P1-billion in loans to government employees six months after it was launched.

Huawei plans big push to sell its phones, wearable devices Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:29 pm | Edwin Chan, Gerry Shih, Reuters

Two years after U.S. legislators branded it a national security threat, China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is planning a campaign to win over U.S. consumers, rolling out new mobile phones and wearable devices backed by a marketing effort.

MWC 2015 | Emerging world drives cheap smartphone boom Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:15 pm | Laure Fillon, Agence France-Presse

Phone and Internet firms are rolling out cheaper handsets and may turn to hot-air balloons to boost network coverage in developing countries, where sales of smartphones are booming.

IS FACEBOOK A FREELOADER? | Mark Zuckerberg fends off telecom firms' complaints Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:25 am | Agence France-Presse

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Monday fended off complaints that the hugely popular social network was getting a free ride out of telecom operators who host its service on smartphones.

New media, New China: Xinhua News Agency relaunch on barred networks Tuesday, March 3, 2015 9:59 am | Agence France-Presse

China’s official news agency Xinhua has re-launched its English-language presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, it announced — all of which are blocked in China.

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NOT FOR SALE | Sony Mobile head says division is not being sold

The head of Sony Mobile told French daily newspaper Le Figaro that the division is not being sold, only two weeks after Sony Corp Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai said he would not rule out considering an exit strategy.

James Regan, Reuters Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 9:08 am

MWC 2015 | Ericsson joins with Intel to help telecoms firms get in the cloud

Ericsson, the world’s leading maker of mobile network equipment, said it will help its global base of major telecoms companies to shift to cloud computing using Intel datacenter designs to compete more actively with Web rivals.

Eric Auchard, Reuters Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 8:42 am

IKEA to launch furnitures with wireless charging capability

Swedish manufacturer Ikea is set to roll out a new line of home furnitures that can charge an array of electronic devices without electrical cords.

Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Monday, March 2, 2015 | 5:06 pm

MWC 2015 | Mobile industry tiptoes towards 5G

Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world’s wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020.

Eric Auchard, Reuters Monday, March 2, 2015 | 4:26 pm

MWC 2015 | Wrist action: phone firms bet on 'year of smartwatch'

Defying scepticism and geek-stigma, mobile phone firms are determined this year to sell you a wristwatch wirelessly connected to your mobile phone.

Roland Lloyd Parry, Agence France-Presse Monday, March 2, 2015 | 4:09 pm
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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

Apple orders 5-6 million watches -- WSJ

Apple Inc has asked its Asian suppliers to make 5-6 million units of its three Apple Watch models for the first-quarter, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Anya George Tharakan, Reuters video Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 9:46 am

SAMSUNG FORUM 2015 | Samsung leads in Southeast Asia with new audio, video solutions

Samsung Electronics introduced an extensive range of consumer electronics at its 2015 Samsung Forum in Bangkok, including a new standard in the premium UHD (Ultra High Definition) format aptly called SUHD.

InterAksyon.com Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 12:32 pm

PS4 GAME REVIEW | The Evil Within

The Evil Within is a crazy ride that brings us through some of the weirdest, most scariest trips in recent years.

Alex Artillero, InterAksyon.com Monday, February 16, 2015 | 5:11 pm