Synergy88 wows digital, gaming world

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Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardNov 25th, 2017

Height, speed are keys for Kai Sotto and Batang Gilas in FIBA Asian Championships

The Philippine youth team bannered by promising big man Kai Sotto,will bank on height and speed for its coming campaign in the FIBA U16 Asian Championships in Foshan, China from April 2-8. The 15-year-old Sotto, who recently led Ateneo to the UAAP juniors basketball championship, serves as the centerpiece of the 12-man team of coach Michael Oliver which also counts on Rafael Go, Raven Cortez, McLaude Guadana, Terrence Fortea, Recaredo Christian Calimag, Rence Padrigao,, and Shaun Geofrrey Chiu – all of whom suited up for the Batang Gilas squad that won the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) juniors championship held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last year. Newcomers include Jerick Kyle Bautista, Joshua Rafael Lazaro, Yukien Andrada, and King Balaga. “We have a combination of height and speed. At least hindi na tayo kawawa sa ilalim unlike before. Hindi na tayo undersized sa mga kalaban natin,” said Oliver. Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) executive director Sonny Barrios, who, was with Oliver and Batang Gilas co-team manager Andrew Teh and Wilbert Loa in Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Tapa King Restaurant at the Farmers Center in Cubao, said seven Batang Gilas players are above six feet, including Sotto who stands 7-foot-1, Chiu, who is 6-foot-8, and Cortez at 6-foot-7. Chiu and McLaude joined the team together with deputy coach MC Abolucion in the session presented by San Miguel Corp., Tapa King, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. The country is bracketed in Group B with powerhouse Australia and Malaysia. The host country leads Group A together with New Zealand and Hong Kong, Group C will have Iran, Chinese Taipei, and Macau, while Group D is composed of Korea, Japan, Lebanon, and India. In all, 13 countries are seeing action in the week-long event. Barrios said the meet was supposed to be held last year shortly after the SEABA meet, but had to be moved to this year as FIBA failed to find a willing host. The top four countries to finish in the meet will represent Asia to the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup in Argentina next year. As per tournament format, the best placed team in each group will qualify directly to the knockout stage starting with the quarterfinals. The second and third place teams will proceed to the playoff round. It won’t be easy, according to Oliver, since the team didn’t get to practice with a full roster until after the end of the UAAP season. “Naghahabol talaga kami sa training. Daily practices kami as much as possible,” said the Batang Gilas coach......»»

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Leisure & Resorts World Corp buys land for Boracay resort-casino

MANILA, Philippines – Listed gaming firm  Leisure & Resorts World Corporation recently bought a 23-hectare land in Boracay to build an integrated resort and casino. This is amid the government's plan to "close" the popular island for up to a year to fix its environmental woes. "[We] acquired approximately 23 hectares of land in Barangay Manoc-Manoc, Boracay ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Disney creates streaming video unit for digital future

LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney Co. said on Wednesday it had created a new unit for its streaming video and international businesses as the company retools its traditional media operation for a world rapidly embracing online video. Kevin Mayer, the company’s chief strategy officer, was named chairman of the new division, which will oversee the […] The post Disney creates streaming video unit for digital future appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Confessions of a shopaholic

Shopback country head Kristina Ay-ay on the rewarding side  of running an e-commerce site that specializes in, well, rewards Even after she graduated from the Lyceum of the Philippines with a degree in International Relations in 2009, Kristina Ay-Ay was always interested with the digital world. Then barely in her 20s, Kristina was in a [...] The post Confessions of a shopaholic appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

PROTECT 2018: Winning Wars Against Cyber Threats

MANILA, Philippines – Top cyber security experts from around the world will converge here to discuss the benefits of the emerging landscape of digital technologies while provide important inputs on the most effective way of protecting businesses against online risks and threats. Dubbed as “PROTECT 2018”, the international conference will tackle topics on what every… link: PROTECT 2018: Winning Wars Against Cyber Threats.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Marshall Islands creates its own virtual money to pay bills

MAJURO, Marshall Islands --- The tiny Marshall Islands is creating its own digital currency in order to raise some hard cash to pay bills and boost the economy. The Pacific island nation said it became the first country in the world to recognize a cryptocurrency as its legal tender when it passed a law this past week to create the digital "Sovereign," or SOV. In the nation of 60,000, the cryptocurrency will have equal status with the US dollar as a form of payment. Venezuela last month became the first country to launch its own cryptocurrency when it launched the virtual Petro, backed by crude oil reserves. The Marshall Islands said the SOV will be different because it will be ...Keep on reading: Marshall Islands creates its own virtual money to pay bills.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Sony Expands Full-frame Mirrorless Lineup with Introduction of New α7 III Camera

Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced yet another impressive addition to their full-frame mirrorless camera lineup, the α7 III (model ILCE-7M3). Sony’s unmatched innovation within the image sensor space is at the forefront of the new α7 III, as it features a brand […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

5G, the cornerstone of the digital revolution

Blazing fast 5G wireless networks promise to unlock the potential of internet connected devices, or the Internet of Things -- making driverless cars and talking fridges a reality. Blazing fast 5G wireless networks promise to unlock the potential of internet connected devices, or the Internet of Things -- making driverless cars and talking fridges a reality. With most European operators targeting 2020 for its rollout, 5G is the term on everyone's lips at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. How does 5G work? Like the 4G networks currently widely available, 5G is based on radio frequencies, the same used for television broadcasts, walkie-talkies, wi-fi signals ...Keep on reading: 5G, the cornerstone of the digital revolution.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

SKYathon 2018 returns to Boracay

SKYathon Beach Run is back and bigger on its ninth year with the opening of participation to international runners as it aims for greater awareness to raise funds that would help rehabilitate the reefs of Boracay. Organizers of the first destination run in the country are excited with this development. “Among the avid participants of the race are foreigners vacationing in the island. To open this to international delegates will elevate the race not just to a fun run but a race that the running communities around the world will look forward to each year,” said Mr. Delbert Santos, a senior marketing manager from SKY. Set to happen on April 21 at Epic Boracay, it features three categories for runners to choose from; 3K, 5K, and 10K. SKY plays its part in protecting nature by supporting this initiative. A portion of the proceeds from SKYathon will go to the coral reef rehabilitation program. Other than reef rehabilitation there is also a mangrove planting partnership with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the area. This year SKYathon introduces #LoveBoracay, a call for a turn towards responsible tourism. Santos said that with the current environmental troubles facing not only the island but also some major tourist spots in the country it’s important for vacationers to keep in mind preserving these natural resources. He said, “This year, besides pushing for the rehabilitation of the coral reefs in Boracay, we’d also like to send out a call to all tourists to take care of the places they are going to. We have to practice responsible tourism so that we can keep the beauty of nature not just for us but most especially for future generations.” Also back this year is Coach Rio de la Cruz’ RunRio, which will organize event. “Since it is RUNRIO’s 4th year in participating the SKYathon run, I am glad that we still continue to organize events like this in Boracay island each year. I believe that because of this event we are not only promoting an active and healthy lifestyle to the people, but also saving Boracay island itself,’ said Rio de la Cruz. Registration is ongoing and can be done online through or onsite via selected branches of registration partners Rudy Project, Chris Sports, and Olympic Village. The Boracay Foundation Inc. Secretariat in Boracay can also accept registrations.   About ABS-CBN Corporation ABS-CBN Corporation is the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization. The Company is primarily involved in television and radio broadcasting, as well as in the production of television and radio programming for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses. ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging world-class entertainment programs in multiple genres and balanced, credible news programs that are aired on free-to-air television. The company is also one of the leading radio broadcasters, operating eighteen radio stations throughout the key cities of the Philippines. ABS-CBN provides news and entertainment programming for eight channels on cable TV and operates the country’s largest cable TV service provider. The Company also owns the leading cinema and music production and distribution outfits in the country. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite, online and mobile.  In addition, ABS-CBN has business interests in merchandising and licensing, mobile and online multimedia services, glossy magazine publishing, video and audio post production, overseas telecommunication services, money remittance, cargo forwarding, TV shopping services, theme park development and management, property management and food and restaurant services, and cinema management, all of which complement and enhance the Company’s strength in content production and distribution. The Company is also the first TV network in the country to broadcast in digital. In 2015, it commercially rolled out its digital TV box, ABS-CBN TVplus, to prepare for the country’s switch to digital TV.   About SKY Cable Corporation SKY Cable Corporation is a leading cable and broadband technology provider in the Philippines, offering an array of innovative and pioneering products with rich content delivered on various platforms. Its products are a showcase of top-of-mind choices among Filipinos: SKYcable, known for its top-notch programming; One SKY, which offers complete entertainment & internet bundle with fiber-boosted broadband, HD Cable TV and mobile internet options; SKYdirect, a direct-to-home television technology that brings superior cable entertainment nationwide;  SKY on Demand, an on-demand video streaming and entertainment service allowing content viewing on any screen; and SKYmobi, a mobile pocket wifi service that offers access to SKYcable’s slew of shows even outside the home. SKY Cable is a subsidiary of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Globe leaders undergo extensive study of digital applications in Hangzhou

Globe Telecom Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala together with Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu led the company's 120 key executives in doing extensive immersions at Alipay, Alibaba and Huawei Technologies last January 2018 at Hangzhou, China. The immersions provided unique opportunities for Globe to understand new digital technology developments, holistic market applications of financial technology, scaling up e-Commerce play and 5G technologies. Hangzhou is the capital city of Zheijang Province in east China, and an emerging technology hub. Hangzhou serves as the headquarters for the Alibaba group, the world's largest retail e-commerce company, which introduced cashless ...Keep on reading: Globe leaders undergo extensive study of digital applications in Hangzhou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

CEO optimism booms despite increasing anxiety over threats to growth

(Second of two parts. The first part was published 26 January 2018.) We continue this week the other key findings of PwC’s 21st survey of almost 1,300 CEOs around the world, launched at the recent World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Jobs and digital skills: headcounts to increase; leaders concerned about availability of digital [...] The post CEO optimism booms despite increasing anxiety over threats to growth appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Unilever threatens to pull ads from divisive platforms

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever, one of the world's largest advertisers, threatened Monday, February 12, to snub digital platforms that fail to protect children or help "create division" in society. Denouncing what it called "toxic online content," the Rotterdam-based Unilever weighed in on growing concerns about fake ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Filipino specialists in 3D laser scanning take a swipe at preserving UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Centuries-old churches get the digital treatment so they can be restored faithfully once disaster strikes......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Smart home unit Nest is spun back into Google

Google is taking back Nest, the smart home unit of parent firm Alphabet, as part of an effort by the tech giant to battle rivals like Amazon and its Alexa digital assistant. Nest Labs, known for its smart home Wi-Fi thermostat, was acquired by Google in 2014 for $3.2 billion and later became an independent Alphabet "other bets" unit dedicated to connected devices. Wednesday's announcement brings Google and Nest back together to incorporate the search giant's artificial intelligence with Nest's smart home hardware. "The goal is to supercharge Nest's mission: to create a more thoughtful home, one that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it." said Rick Oster...Keep on reading: Smart home unit Nest is spun back into Google.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

Get rid of Smartmatic!

A SERIES of timely and highly informative lectures on “Cyber Security and the Internet of Things,” organized by Global Chambers Manila at Enderun Colleges in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on Wednesday, took the audience on a tour of the digital world, and showed them how cyber technology could be used for or against mankind, exponentially. [...] The post Get rid of Smartmatic! appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Expert shares 6 simple steps to combat cybersecurity breaches

Amid the emerging threat of cybersecurity breaches, Marc Goodman, founder of Future Crimes Institute and among the world's top web-security experts, shared six simple steps to avoid 85 percent of the most common digital threats online. Goodman, who also chairs the Policy, Law and Ethics at Silicon Valley's Singularity University, spoke last Wednesday at the "Forum on Cyber Security & The Internet of Things." The event was organized by Global Chamber Manila and held at the Enderun Colleges in McKinley Hill, Taguig City, At the forum, which was attended by hundreds of representatives from the public and private sector, Goodman shared a six-step protocol called "UPDATE," wh...Keep on reading: Expert shares 6 simple steps to combat cybersecurity breaches.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

ESPN5 launches digital platform for sports fans

IT’S NOW OFFICIAL: TV5 and ESPN had agreed with the multimedia licensing and co-branding of the local ESPN5 as well as subscription of sports streaming service ESPN player that can be accessed by sports fans beginning today. This means that Filipino sports fans all over the world can now get up to date developments of […] The post ESPN5 launches digital platform for sports fans appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Make the digital world safer for children – UNICEF

Flagship report highlights digital divides and explores current debates about the impact of the internet and social media on children’s safety and wellbeing......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Addictive gaming to be recognized as disease — WHO

GENEVA — “Gaming disorder” will be recognized as a disease later this year following expert consensus over the addictive risks associated with playing electronic games, the World Health Organization said Friday. The disorder will be listed in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), to be published in June, WHO spokesman Tarik […] The post Addictive gaming to be recognized as disease — WHO appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

WHO: Addictive gaming to be recognized as a disease

GENEVA, Switzerland – "Gaming disorder" will be recognized as a disease later this year following expert consensus over the addictive risks associated with playing electronic games, the World Health Organization said Friday, January 5. The disorder will be listed in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018