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ASUS Zenfone 2: Your next smartphone

April 24, 2015 | 3:09 pm | Jing Garcia, InterAksyon,com

Built on the enthusiastic reception and success of the first-generation ZenFone, the ASUS ZenFone 2 is the world’s first 4GB RAM smartphone matched with premium design and incredible specs.

Low-key launch as Apple Watch finally goes on sale

April 24, 2015 | 2:51 pm | Teppei Kasai, Reuters

Apple Watch launched globally on Friday with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apple Inc’s first wearable gadget, but there was no sign of the excitement usually attached to the company’s product rollouts.

Google search mobile switch a revolution for some

April 24, 2015 | 2:10 pm | Lucie Godeau, Agence France-Presse

Google’s latest Internet revolution this week saw the web giant modify its search algorithm to favor mobile-friendly sites, in a bid to upstage Apple that US media branded a “mobilegeddon”.

Smart subscribers to have free mobile video messaging with ‘Qik’ tie-up

April 24, 2015 | 9:57 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Smart Communications, Inc. has partnered with Microsoft’s messaging service Skype for subscribers to have a promotional subscription of the video messaging service Skype Qik.

SMEs urged to capitalize on digital marketing strategies

April 24, 2015 | 9:38 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the Philippines should enhance their competitiveness in the market by taking advantage of digital marketing solutions today in order to effectively compete.

‘Internet of Things’ turns Internet into giant nervous system — IoT creator

April 24, 2015 | 9:24 am | Xinhua

Kevin Ashton, the creator of the concept IoT (Internet of Things) said IoT turns the Internet into a giant nervous system so that companies should adapt to the change for avoiding value drop.

Cost of Galaxy’s battle against iPhone on the rise

April 23, 2015 | 6:53 pm | Se Young Lee, Reuters

Samsung Electronics has pulled out all the stops on its new Galaxy smartphones, but their modest prices compared to the latest iPhones throw an uneasy spotlight on the long-term cost of fighting Apple’s premium branding.

Google launches its own mobile telephone service

April 23, 2015 | 6:46 pm | Sophie Estienne, Agence France-Presse

Google said Wednesday it was launching its own US mobile wireless service, with considerable potential savings for customers using their devices at home and for international travel.

Chinese smartwatch makers say clock ticking for Apple

April 23, 2015 | 6:37 pm | Tom Hancok, Agence France-Presse

The Apple Watch goes on sale on Friday but Chinese factories are already churning out cheaper alternatives, to the delight of local consumers.

Some Apple Watch buyers to get shipments sooner than expected

April 23, 2015 | 6:24 pm | Noel Randewich, Reuters

Some Apple Watch buyers who thought they would have to wait until June to receive their new gadgets will get them sooner, Apple Inc said.

Facebook revenue growth slows, costs weigh on profit

April 23, 2015 | 6:13 pm | Abhirup Roy, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Bill Rigby, Reuters

Facebook Inc posted its slowest growth in quarterly revenue in two years and higher spending on research and development ate into profits.

THE PC IS DEAD | Colorado man cited for ‘killing’ uncooperative computer

April 23, 2015 | 9:01 am | Matthew Stock, Reuters

Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the uncooperative machine.

Cybercriminals at war against each other online — Kaspersky

April 22, 2015 | 7:30 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

A number of cybercriminals are now going after one another through rounds of vengeful back-and-forth by sending each other insidious malware according to Russian security provider Kaspersky.

Hackers gaining upper hand, security conference told

April 22, 2015 | 7:17 am | Agence France-Presse

Hackers and cyber-thieves are outmaneuvering the cybersecurity industry, which is stuck in a “Dark Ages” mindset, a major security conference was told Tuesday.

ARM Holdings sees revenue up 14% in Q1 2015

April 22, 2015 | 7:09 am | Xinhua

ARM Holdings Plc, a Cambridge-based chip designer, announced that its first quarter revenue increased by 14 percent to 348.2 million U.S. dollars, compared with the same period last year.