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RETRO GAMING | Famicom Mini console to hit Japanese market in November

September 30, 2016 | 7:04 pm | Jing Garcia,

The new Nintendo mini Famicom will be available on November 10th $59.

BlackBerry lesson: adapt or die in the Internet Age

September 30, 2016 | 5:55 pm | Sophie Estienne, Agence France-Presse

BlackBerry has joined Yahoo, Nokia and other technology industry stars felled by an internet age in which companies are forced to evolve quickly or perish

Innovation, best practices anchor PH cybersecurity plan

September 30, 2016 | 4:45 pm | Tony Maghirang,

Microsoft Philippines is a big player in the drafting of the national cybersecurity framework with the initiative to bring to the table its expertise in combating cybercrime.

Tech titans join to study artificial intelligence

September 30, 2016 | 3:11 pm | Agence France-Presse

Major technology firms have joined forces in a partnership on artificial intelligence, aiming to cooperate on “best practices” on using the technology “to benefit people and society”.

Spotify in advanced talks to buy SoundCloud: report

September 29, 2016 | 1:01 pm | Ismail Shakil, Reuters

Swedish music-streaming service provider Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire German rival SoundCloud, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing people briefed on the discussions.

END OF AN ERA | BlackBerry to stop smartphone business in strategic shift

September 28, 2016 | 11:37 pm | Alastair Sharp, Allison Martell, Reuters

BlackBerry Ltd will outsource the development and design of its smartphones, a product category it helped pioneer and popularize, as the Canadian company bets on software and managing rival devices.

Anti-trust body to determine sufficient spectrum to support a third player

September 28, 2016 | 7:02 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

The Philippine Competition Commission will need more time to determine how much frequency is actually enough to support the entry of a third player in the telecom industry.

At your service: cyber criminals for hire to militants — EU

September 28, 2016 | 5:42 pm | Alastair Macdonald, Reuters

Cybercriminals offering contract services for hire offer militant groups the means to attack Europe but such groups have yet to employ such techniques in major attacks, EU police agency Europol said

Live stream child sex abuse among rising cybercrime: Europol

September 28, 2016 | 4:08 pm | Agence France-Presse

Live streaming of child sexual abuse and so-called “revenge porn” is on the rise on the internet, Europe’s police agency warned Wednesday, saying vulnerable children are increasingly falling victim to sexual predators.

PLDT ties up with ABS-CBN

September 27, 2016 | 3:19 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

PLDT has forged a partnership with ABS-CBN to market the media network’s video-on-demand platform dubbed iWant TV.

Closure of Palestinian pages sparks Facebook censorship fears

September 27, 2016 | 11:24 am | Agence France-Presse

Facebook apologized Monday after temporarily disabling accounts linked to two Palestinian news sites critical of Israel, a move that drew concern over potential online censorship.

Disney considering bid for Twitter: report

September 27, 2016 | 9:13 am | Agence France-Presse

The Walt Disney Company is evaluating a potential bid for Twitter, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Firefighting: Samsung recall threatens reputation, bottom line

September 26, 2016 | 9:39 am | Jung Ha-Won, Agence France-Presse

Exploding batteries and an embarrassing recall of a flagship gadget during a controversial, closely-watched leadership transition — it’s been a bad year for Samsung, and analysts warn the trouble isn’t over yet.

Twitter initiates talks with tech companies over sale — source

September 25, 2016 | 2:54 am | Greg Roumeliotis , Liana B. Baker, Reuters

Twitter Inc has initiated talks with several technology companies to explore selling itself signalling the start of what is likely to be a slow-rolling auction of the high-profile but money-losing social media company.

Facebook apologizes for overstating key ad metric

September 24, 2016 | 3:55 pm | Narottam Medhora, Jessica Toonkel, Reuters

Facebook Inc on Friday apologized for an error in the way it measured a key metric of video viewership that significantly amplified users’ viewing times on its platform.