Tech News

China urges international cooperation for safer cyber environment

November 23, 2014 | 1:25 am | Song Miou, Xinhua

The First World Internet Conference held in the rivertown of Wuzhen called for global Internet interconnectivity and shared governance by all.

Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval

November 23, 2014 | 1:22 am | Nate Raymond, Reuters

A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc’s agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.

Senate allots P3-B fund for free public Wi-Fi —

November 21, 2014 | 3:51 pm |,

The Senate version of the 2015 national budget has allocated P3 billion for the setting up of free Wi-Fi spots all over the country to enable Internet access for the public.

Smart launches nationwide college app awards

November 21, 2014 | 2:37 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Smart Communications, Inc. has now opened its long-running mobile apps awards program to all college students nationwide.

Google, Rockstar agree to settle patent litigation

November 21, 2014 | 2:24 pm | Andrew Chung, Dan Levine, Agence France-Presse

Google Inc has agreed to settle litigation with patent consortium Rockstar, though terms of the deal were not disclosed in a court filing made public this week.

Viber launches ‘public chats’

November 21, 2014 | 12:39 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Mobile communications app Viber has launched a new feature that allows users to eavesdrop on the conversations of select celebrities and groups through “public chats.”

Jollibee learns big from ‘ChickenSad’ episode — top exec

November 20, 2014 | 6:16 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Months after Jollibee suffered millions in losses due to store closures triggered by an IT crisis, a company official admitted that they should have prepared more for such an event.

Hackers turning smartphones into slave armies

November 20, 2014 | 6:08 pm | Agence France-Presse

Mobile security firm Lookout on Wednesday warned that Android-powered smartphones or tablets are being targeted with malicious software that puts them at the mercy of hacker overlords.

Apple, Xiaomi trade smartphone barbs in China

November 20, 2014 | 4:30 pm | Agence France-Presse

Top executives from US technology giant Apple and Chinese smartphone upstart Xiaomi traded light-hearted barbs on Thursday at a Chinese Internet conference, acknowledging the fierce competition between the rivals.

China says controls on Internet needed to maintain stability

November 20, 2014 | 9:30 am | Paul Carsten, Reuters

Chinese officials called on Wednesday for controls on the Internet to preserve stability, saying its model for cyberspace regulation can be the framework for spawning commercial successes.

Microsoft warns Singaporean unintentionlly purchasing piracy software

November 19, 2014 | 10:58 pm | Xinhua

Microsoft on Tuesday warned consumers to remain vigilant against computers which are bundled with piracy softwares and sold at a lower price in Singapore.

Microsoft cloud service partially down, MSN unavailable

November 19, 2014 | 7:15 pm | Bill Rigby, Reuters

Microsoft Corp’s Azure cloud-computing service, which hosts websites and lets customers store and manage data remotely, suffered serious outages on Tuesday taking its popular MSN web portal offline.

DOST aims to form ‘storm chaser’ team for improved weather forecasting

November 19, 2014 | 10:03 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is planning to form a “storm chaser” team that will head near areas prior to an incoming storm to beef up its weather reports.

Facebook launches tech news page

November 19, 2014 | 8:56 am | Agence France-Presse

Facebook on Tuesday launched FB Techwire, billed as a showplace for technology talk shared by influential sources.

Twitter indexes every public tweet ever sent

November 19, 2014 | 7:26 am | Agence France-Presse

Twitter on Tuesday began letting users search through every tweet publicly fired off at the globally-popular one-to-many messaging service since it launched in 2006.