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GEEKS ON A PLANE | Silicon Valley investors arrive in the PH to scout for opportunities

VIDEO | Smartphone app helps non-Arabic speaking Muslims read the Qur’an

VIDEO | Smartphone app helps non-Arabic speaking Muslims read the Qur’an

Amazon’s ‘Fire’ smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP

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GEEKS ON A PLANE | Silicon Valley investors arrive in the PH to scout for opportunities

A group of Silicon Valley investors big enough to fill a classroom flew into the Philippines to scout for viable opportunities in the tech startup scene as part of a worldwide tour dubbed "Geeks on a Plane." Read More...

VIDEO | Smartphone app helps non-Arabic speaking Muslims read the Qur'an

A smartphone application translates the Qur'an (Koran) from Arabic to Bahasa Indonesia by scanning through codes at the bottom of each line, a technology that aims to encourage a younger generation of non-Arabic speakers to become more familiar with Islam's holy book. Read More...

Amazon's 'Fire' smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP

Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday. Read More...

Be on social media now says digital marketing consultant to govt

Government had many worthwhile projects, but unless it went on social media and used the avenue as a way to spread the word, no one would know about its efforts. Read More...

Facebook goes express to mega-cap status -- now valued more than AT&T, Coke

In the days after its infamously mishandled initial public offering in May 2012, it looked as if Facebook would struggle to become a must-own for fund managers. Read More...

Amazon loss widens despite climbing sales

Internet retail titan Amazon on Thursday reported a money-losing quarter despite impressive growth in sales, sending shares plummeting by more than 10 percent. Read More...

MMDA deploys Android app for INC Sentenaryo

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has launched "INC Sentenaryo App", a tablet/mobile application to provide motorists with up-to-date traffic reports on roads leading to and from the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) centennial celebration in Bocaue, Bulacan on Sunday, July 27. Read More...

VIDEO | Facebook earnings put smile on investors' faces

Facebook earnings beat forecasts- with revenue climbing 61 percent. Read More...

In China, Apple's focus pays off while Samsung feels squeeze

The mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets. Read More...

Swatch Group denies working with Apple on smartwatch

Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has denied a media report saying it was working with technology company Apple on a smartwatch, a wearable device with interactive functions. Read More...

US app to help emergency responders communicate in crisis

A mobile app from a law enforcement technology firm could soon allow emergency responders from different agencies to communicate seamlessly with each other in a crisis for the first time, sharing files and conducting impromptu conference calls. Read More...

Google under fire from regulators over response to EU privacy ruling

Google's handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens will come under fire from the continent's privacy watchdogs on Thursday, after the search engine restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only. Read More...

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Amazon's 'Fire' smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP

Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday. Read More...

Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 million large-screen iPhones: WSJ

Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones. Read More...

China's Xiaomi announces latest flagship Mi 4 smartphone

China's Xiaomi unveiled on Tuesday its new flagship Mi 4 smartphone, aimed squarely at the premium handset market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Read More...

BlackBerry launches Z3 in the Philippines

Canadian telecom company BlackBerry Limited has launched in the local market their newest smartphone, the Z3. Read More...

VIDEO | Parking your car such a hassle? This robot will do it for you

Travellers rushing to Dusseldorf Airport in Germany can reduce their travel time to and from the airport by using an automated parking attendant called ''Ray.'' Read More...

Samsung PH launches newest premium tablet Galaxy Tab S

Samsung Electronics Philippines, Corp (Sepco) has officially launched in the local market their newest and most premium tablet to date, the Galaxy Tab S. Read More...

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VIDEO | Smartphone app helps non-Arabic speaking Muslims read the Qur'an

A smartphone application translates the Qur'an (Koran) from Arabic to Bahasa Indonesia by scanning through codes at the bottom of each line, a technology that aims to encourage a younger generation of non-Arabic speakers to become more familiar with Islam's holy book. Read More...

VIDEO | Facebook earnings put smile on investors' faces

Facebook earnings beat forecasts- with revenue climbing 61 percent. Read More...

VIDEO | Who says fish can't drive?

Dutch designers have built a prototype 'car' for fish. Equipped with a webcam, micro-computer and motorized wheels, the mobile fish tank utilizes computer vision technology to track its fish driver's movements to get around. Read More...

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