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Online harassment seen as major problem: US survey

October 24, 2014 | 10:40 am | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

Some 40 percent of US Internet users say they have been harassed online, and nearly three-fourths have witnessed this type of problem, a survey showed Wednesday.

PH health startup secures local and international funding

October 24, 2014 | 9:02 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Philippine-based mobile health technology startup mClinica has closed a round of funding from foreign venture capitalists.

‘Anti-Facebook’ social network gets fresh funding

October 24, 2014 | 2:32 am | Agence France-Presse

Flush with a reported $5.5 million in fresh funding, upstart social network Ello on Thursday legally changed its corporate standing to back a promise to remain ad-free.

Apple computer sells for record $905K in NY: Bonhams

October 24, 2014 | 12:34 am | Agence France-Presse

One of the first Apple computers ever built sold in New York on Wednesday for $905,000, leading Bonhams auction house to declare it the world’s most expensive computer relic.

Philips charts future with a host of promising innovations

October 23, 2014 | 5:35 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

The Dutch company Philips initially made a fortune selling carbon filament lamps. But 123 years after it was founded, it has now diversified into a wide range of technological products and services.

Is Microsoft ditching Nokia name from smartphones?

October 23, 2014 | 9:13 am | Bill Rigby, Reuters

Microsoft Corp looks set to ditch the Nokia name from its Lumia range of smartphones just months after buying the Finnish company’s handset business.

Twitter ‘source of all evil’: top Saudi cleric

October 22, 2014 | 5:38 pm | Agence France-Presse

Twitter is nothing more than “a source of lies” and evil, Saudi Arabia’s top Muslim cleric said, in comments that sparked lively debate Tuesday on the microblogging site.

Dell PH launches new computers and servers

October 22, 2014 | 4:03 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Dell Philippines announced new additions to its PC and server portfolio in time with the company’s celebration of 15 years of operations in the country.

Japan court orders Facebook to reveal ‘revenge porn’ IP addresses

October 21, 2014 | 4:16 pm | Agence France-Presse

A Tokyo court has ordered Facebook to disclose the IP addresses used by fake accounts that were posting revenge porn, in the first such case in Japan.

Driven by affordable Chinese models, smartphone sales in SEA surge to record high — GfK

October 21, 2014 | 4:04 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Sales of smartphones in the Southeast Asian region hit a record high in terms of unit sales and revenue, driven in large part by the influx of affordable Chinese brands.

New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple

October 21, 2014 | 10:02 am | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

New big-screen iPhones helped propel Apple’s profit and revenue in the last quarter, as the California tech giant smashed earnings expectations.

Facebook sues lawyers over ‘scam’ lawsuit for stake

October 21, 2014 | 9:59 am | Agence France-Presse

Facebook Monday sued lawyers who represented a man claiming he was entitled to a stake in the huge social network, saying they should have known he was a scam artist.

USB flash drives still primary virus transmitter in PH — Trend Micro

October 21, 2014 | 12:51 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

A vast majority of computers infected with virus and malware in the Philippines have the diminutive USB flash drives and its users to blame.

BlackBerry shares up after unconfirmed report on possible Lenovo bid

October 21, 2014 | 12:04 am | Euan Rocha, Reuters

BlackBerry shares rose more than 3 percent on Monday after a news website said Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group might offer to buy the Canadian technology company.

Lenovo PH launches two new LTE smartphones

October 20, 2014 | 5:21 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Lenovo Mobile Philippines has launched two new LTE smartphones with mid-range specifications in the country.