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Netflix adds 7 million subscribers in global expansion Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:07 am | Agence France-Presse

Netflix added a record seven million subscribers over the past quarter as part of its global expansion drive, fueling a surge in revenue and profit.

Nintendo says to launch Super Mario Run Android version in March Thursday, January 19, 2017 8:00 am | Makiko Yamazaki, Reuters

Japan’s Nintendo said it will release an Android version of its first ever Super Mario mobile game following the launch of Super Mario Run for Apple Inc’s iPhone.

Facebook dismissive of censorship, abuse concerns, rights groups allege Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:48 am | Dustin Volz, Reuters

Nearly 80 rights groups accused Facebook of “racially biased censorship” and failing to be more transparent about its removal policies and cooperation with law enforcement.

US Homeland Security commends PH govt's war against child porn Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:53 pm | JV Arcena, News5, Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

This is a validation of our efforts to protect our children from the evils of exploitation and pornography, said Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II.

Say hello to Huawei’s most powerful business phone yet – the Huawei Mate 9 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:04 pm |

Huawei equipped their latest smartphone with key features to address common flaw of today’s Android smartphones.

NTC, DILG agree to draft policies to expedite issuance of LGU permits for cell sites Wednesday, January 18, 2017 2:10 pm | Aerol B. Patena, Philippines News Agency

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) have agreed to draft policies that would streamline local government units issuance of permits for building additional cellular sites throughout the country.

HP Enterprise buys US software startup for $650 mn

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 12:05 pm | Agence France-Presse

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a deal to buy business data management firm SimpliVity for $650 million in cash.

Oracle opens start-up accelerator in Israel for cloud innovation

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 3:02 pm | Tova Cohen, Reuters

U.S. software provider Oracle Corp said it was opening an accelerator program in Israel for startups developing cloud technologies or whose technologies are based in the cloud.

Cyber security trends for 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 7:07 pm |

Cyber security provider Sophos looks into his crystal ball to predict the top cyber security trends for 2017.

Organizations commit to support further cancer research

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 9:51 am |

The several foundations announces multi-million dollar challenge to further the study of BRCA mutation research.

Asia-Pacific businesses focused on achieving digital maturity in 2017 -- HDS

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 2:31 pm |

All areas of the enterprise expected to feel the benefit as region takes the lead on digital transformation.

Hybrid Cloud now a priority among PH businesses -- survey

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 3:57 pm |

New Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 accelerates Transition to a Digital Business

Hitachi Data Systems delivers new storage portfolio

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:24 am |

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) recently announced Hitachi Content Intelligence, an addition to its Hitachi Content Portfolio (HCP), making it the industry’s only object storage portfolio with search and analytics capabilities.

To accelerate move of enterprise IT to the cloud, Oracle unveils latest cloud platform

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:05 am |

New Database-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service offerings make it easier to move, secure and optimize workloads, development and data in the cloud

Smart backs DevCon Summit 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 4:29 am |

Smart Communications supported the recent Developer Connect Philippines Summit 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, to help provide relevant information and resources to the growing developer community in the Philippines.

AWS is 20 years behind Oracle's latest cloud offering -- Ellison

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 5:31 pm |

Oracle said it has beaten Amazon Web Services in head-to-head cloud database comparison giving Oracle’s Database-as-a-Service years ahead of AWS.

NetSuite shares on roller coaster ahead of $9.3 billion Oracle deal deadline

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 4:16 pm | Michael Flaherty, Reuters

Shares of cloud storage company NetSuite Inc dipped 1 percent to $92.80 on Friday, after surging the day before, maintaining a wide discount from Oracle Inc’s takeover offer price that expires on Friday.

Sophos bundles cybersecurity technology under one solution

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 3:32 pm | Tony Maghirang,

New generation cyber threats demand next gen security solutions.

Ericsson to cut up to 4,000 jobs in Sweden: report

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 9:30 am | Agence France-Presse

Telecoms equipment maker Ericsson has notified Sweden’s government that it will announce the cutting of 3,000 to 4,000 jobs.

Hitachi targets $6 billion video security and monitoring market

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 3:24 pm |

The new video Hitachi security and monitoring models are optimized for enterprise video security and monitoring environments and support video analytics.

Microsoft PH, Asian Development Bank hold DigiGirlz Philippines

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 10:12 am |

MANILA — Microsoft Philippines has partnered with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to launch DigiGirlz 2016 Philippines, one of Microsoft’s flagship programs that encourages the young women to take up STEM-related courses (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The initiative aims to …

NTT DATA reaffirms commitment to PH business growth

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 4:49 pm | Tony Maghirang,

Early this year, Japan-based system integration company, NTT Data Corporation, through its subsidiary NDAP, acquired 100% of outstanding shares in Wizardsgroup, Inc., a Philippine-based company.