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Starmobile products now available at 7-11 stores

October 31, 2014 | 3:07 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Local smartphone brand Starmobile has now made their products available at select 7-Eleven convenience stores in Metro Manila.

Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google

October 31, 2014 | 1:42 pm | Devika Krishna Kumar, Reuters

Google Inc said on Thursday that Andy Rubin, co-founder of its Android mobile business and head of its nascent robotics effort is leaving the company.

Microsoft joins fitness bandwagon

October 31, 2014 | 8:45 am | Agence France-Presse

The Microsoft Band, which went on sale Thursday in the US market, was released along with a new Microsoft Health software platform.

Smartphone woes drag Samsung Electronics profit to more than three-year low

October 30, 2014 | 10:06 am | Se Young Lee, Reuters

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd saw its July-September quarterly profit fall to the lowest level in more than three years.

PH elected anew to Int’l Telecom Union board

October 30, 2014 | 8:05 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

The Philippines has been elected to the board of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for a second four-year term, providing the country a global platform to push for its advocacies.

Indonesian ICT firm Computrade opens PH unit

October 30, 2014 | 7:56 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Indonesian ICT company Computrade Technology International (CTI) Group has opened a subsidiary company in the Philippines that will market and distribute IT products for enterprises.

IBM dips into Twitter stream for business insights

October 30, 2014 | 7:49 am | Agence France-Presse

Twitter on Wednesday announced a partnership to let computing powerhouse IBM dip into the public stream of tweets to provide businesses with insights for making decisions.

New wave of online delivery gains momentum

October 30, 2014 | 7:46 am | Agence France-Presse

With Postmates and other start-ups offering quick delivery of meals, groceries and other items, the online world is delivering again.

VIDEO | Flying car prototype takes to the skies

October 30, 2014 | 7:17 am | Reuters video, InterAksyon,com

The AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest prototype flying car that its makers hope will revolutionize the transport industry.

Microsoft cuts 3,000 jobs, rounding out July plan

October 30, 2014 | 12:56 am | Bill Rigby, Reuters

Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it cut about 3,000 jobs, effectively completing its plan to reduce its workforce by 18,000, or 14 percent of total staff.

Smart, Globe announce availability of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

October 29, 2014 | 5:20 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Smart Communications, Inc. and Globe Telecom have both announced the availability of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on November 14.

DOST strengthens scientific collaboration with the US

October 29, 2014 | 8:01 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has concluded a two-day summit yesterday to identify key areas of scientific cooperation that can be undertaken with their US counterparts.

YouTube considers offering ad-free subscription

October 29, 2014 | 7:20 am | Agence France-Presse

YouTube viewers might get the option of paid subscriptions for ad-free access to the popular online video-sharing service.

Google seeks way to search bodies for disease

October 29, 2014 | 6:44 am | Agence France-Presse

Google is exploring a way to search inside people’s bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses such as cancer or heart disease.

VIDEO | The cost of saying no way to Apple Pay

October 28, 2014 | 5:02 pm | Reuters video,

Apple Pay resistance from retailers who are developing their own system could backfire.