KabayanTech http://kabayantech.com Technology and Startup News in the Philippines Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:12:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 http://kabayantech.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/fav-125x125.jpg KabayanTech http://kabayantech.com 32 32 31102941 Toyota pumps $1 billion into Grab as auto industry bets big on ride-hailing startups http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/13/toyota-pumps-1-billion-into-grab-as-auto-industry-bets-big-on-ride-hailing-startups/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/13/toyota-pumps-1-billion-into-grab-as-auto-industry-bets-big-on-ride-hailing-startups/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:29:14 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57750 Venture Beat via Reuters; Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to buy a $1 billion stake in Southeast Asia’s Grab in the biggest investment by a carmaker into a ride-hailing firm, at a time when traditional automakers are racing to team up with disruptive tech companies. The value of six-year-old Grab will be just over $10 […]

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Venture Beat via Reuters;

Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to buy a $1 billion stake in Southeast Asia’s Grab in the biggest investment by a carmaker into a ride-hailing firm, at a time when traditional automakers are racing to team up with disruptive tech companies.

The value of six-year-old Grab will be just over $10 billion after the investment, said a person familiar with the matter.

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Nintendo to release Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the 7th of December 2018 http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/13/nintendo-to-release-super-smash-bros-ultimate-on-the-7th-of-december-2018/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/13/nintendo-to-release-super-smash-bros-ultimate-on-the-7th-of-december-2018/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:36:46 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57691 Extra; After releasing the teaser last March 2018, Nintendo finally announce the release date of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a crossover fighting games for Nintendo Switch. The game will be release on December 7, 2018. Super #SmashBrosUltimate arrives on #NintendoSwitch 12/7! pic.twitter.com/bchHkeTOwy — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 12, 2018

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After releasing the teaser last March 2018, Nintendo finally announce the release date of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a crossover fighting games for Nintendo Switch. The game will be release on December 7, 2018.

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Fornite now in Nintedo Switch http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/13/fornite-now-in-nintedo-switch/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/13/fornite-now-in-nintedo-switch/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:26:07 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57676 Fortnite on Nintendo Switch is available today! Get the full details here: https://t.co/okDLhUyfYn #FortniteE3 pic.twitter.com/1EoZc5p9QY — Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 12, 2018 Fornite on Nintedo Switch is a free download from Nintendo Store with in app-purchases.

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Fortnite on Nintendo Switch is available today! Get the full details here: https://t.co/okDLhUyfYn #FortniteE3 pic.twitter.com/1EoZc5p9QY

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 12, 2018

Fornite on Nintedo Switch is a free download from Nintendo Store with in app-purchases.

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Bandai Namco announces Jump Force, a fighting game of your favorite Shonen Jump Character http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/13/bandai-namco-announces-jump-force-a-fighting-game-of-your-favorite-shonen-jump-character/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/13/bandai-namco-announces-jump-force-a-fighting-game-of-your-favorite-shonen-jump-character/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:24:33 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57668 Universes collide as legendary manga heroes and villains are transported to our reality. Massive battles fill epic locales as good and evil clashes, while humankind hangs in the balance. Look for more details on JUMP FORCE soon and UNITE TO FIGHT in 2019! #JUMPFORCE #E3 pic.twitter.com/kGHjZHUhT5 — Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) June 10, 2018 The […]

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Universes collide as legendary manga heroes and villains are transported to our reality. Massive battles fill epic locales as good and evil clashes, while humankind hangs in the balance. Look for more details on JUMP FORCE soon and UNITE TO FIGHT in 2019! #JUMPFORCE #E3 pic.twitter.com/kGHjZHUhT5

— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) June 10, 2018

The game’s will be release in 2019, users place their preorder on Amazon for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Google doodle for the Philippine Independence 2018 http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/12/google-doodle-for-the-philippine-independence-2018/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/12/google-doodle-for-the-philippine-independence-2018/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 11:48:08 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57628 It may just be a coincidence that Google use this doodle, which shows the diverse beautiful marine life, specially with the current news surrounding some of the West Philippine sea.

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It may just be a coincidence that Google use this doodle, which shows the diverse beautiful marine life, specially with the current news surrounding some of the West Philippine sea.

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Schneider Electric Philippines partners with MFI Polytechnic Institute to provide Students with Technical Training http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/11/schneider-electric-philippines-partners-with-mfi-polytechnic-institute-to-provide-students-with-technical-training/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/11/schneider-electric-philippines-partners-with-mfi-polytechnic-institute-to-provide-students-with-technical-training/#respond Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:59:11 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57560 Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, partnered with MFI Polytechnic Institute on June 8, 2018 at the MFI Building, Pasig City to help elevate its training programs. MFI Polytechnic Institute is an accredited assessment center of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). It conducts technical and […]

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Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, partnered with MFI Polytechnic Institute on June 8, 2018 at the MFI Building, Pasig City to help elevate its training programs.

MFI Polytechnic Institute is an accredited assessment center of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). It conducts technical and vocational educational trainings (TVET) that have National Certificate qualifications and has the credibility to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points to professionals upon completion of the trainings.

In line with its commitment to providing Innovation at Every Level, Schneider Electric is helping MFI Polytechnic Institute provide its students with a comprehensive training experience. Through this partnership, students who are taking up these training programs have an opportunity to become more knowledgeable of growth potentials and technically competitive as they explore working in the different fields of the energy industry.

Jose Sandejas, PhD., President and Chairman, MFI Polytechnic Institute said: “MFI Polytechnic Institute envisions its students to be highly efficient and skilled practitioners after they complete our training programs. We will benefit greatly from the expertise of Schneider Electric Philippines to,make our training programs more impactful and innovative through their commitment and advocacy for greener practices and sustainability. We are very optimistic about our future and look forward to exploring more ways to collaborate with Schneider Electric Philippines.”

Apart from additional training modules, students will also learn about Schneider Electric’s products, solutions and best practices. Helping them apply their learnings, students will get to have first hand experience of Schneider Electric’s innovations and witness how they are working to promote sustainable practices among households and businesses.

Rey del Mundo, Field Sales Specifiers Manager, Schneider Electric Philippines said: “We at Schneider Electric strongly believe in the potential and capabilities of the youth which is why we continue to pursue similar partnerships like what we have with MFI Polytechnic Institute. By giving them the necessary tools, they are more equipped not only in better understanding the energy industry, but helping Schneider Electric push its message forward of transforming cities, reshaping industries and enriching lives through sustainable energy management and automation.”

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Meet the 10 new PH startups participating in IBPAP’s ‘Takeoff’ program http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/10/meet-the-10-new-ph-startups-participating-in-ibpaps-takeoff-program/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/10/meet-the-10-new-ph-startups-participating-in-ibpaps-takeoff-program/#respond Sun, 10 Jun 2018 12:41:07 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57477 Kyle Chua, writing for Rappler; Last June 6, Wednesday, the IBPAP continued the program by introducing the second batch of participants comprised of 10 new startups. Here’s a rundown of the new batch: 1. Fetch Valet Fetch is an on-demand valet parking service that directly sends someone to park your car for you. 2. InnoVantage, […]

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Kyle Chua, writing for Rappler;

Last June 6, Wednesday, the IBPAP continued the program by introducing the second batch of participants comprised of 10 new startups. Here’s a rundown of the new batch:

1. Fetch Valet
Fetch is an on-demand valet parking service that directly sends someone to park your car for you.

2. InnoVantage, Inc.
InnoVantage is a company that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to enable businesses to automate processes and assist customers and employees.

3. iParentPortal Inc.
iParentPortal is a messaging and online payment app that turns school IDs into an RFID cashless wallet and gate pass. They partner with different schools to provide RFID systems integrated with web and mobile applications.

4. MyKuya
MyKuya is a mobile app that matches you with nearby “Kuyas” and “Ates” who can do your daily errands including buying coffee, shopping for groceries, or just falling in line for you on-demand.

5. Palengkero
Palengkero is web platform that allows you to order wet market products online and have the items delivered at your doorstep within two hours.

6. Qwikwire Inc.
Qwikwire is an enterprise solution for business in the Philippines that helps companies bill & collect payments coming from outside the country. They serve numerous BPOs, real estate developers, & banks.

7. Sinitic
Sinitic is an automated multilingual customer support powered by their own, SiniticAI™ natural language processing engine. Their AI is said to deliver 60% automation rates and 11% higher language accuracy for the eGaming and BPO industries.

8. Talkpush
Talkpush is a recruitment Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) platform which integrates with Facebook pages and different sourcing channels. The Talkpush CRM communicates with candidates via a chatbot that sources and pre-screen thousands of candidates.

9. Titanium Technologies
MyShuttle, a product of Titanium Technologies provides employees a solution to common problems encountered in their daily commute such as long lines, crowded transports, and oftentimes inconsistent service. It takes care of online booking, with fixed departure times, and payment through salary deduction.

10. uHoo Inc.
uHoo Inc. has created an indoor air sensor that lets you enhance staff well-being and productivity, save energy and comply with workplace health and safety by fighting allergens and toxins in the air.

IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) launched Takeoff, a program that aims to help the startup ecosystem in the Philippines by supporting their products and services, and connecting them to IBPAP’ industry and non industry members.

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Yahoo Messenger to shutdown on after July 17 http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/09/yahoo-messenger-to-shutdown-on-after-july-17/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/09/yahoo-messenger-to-shutdown-on-after-july-17/#respond Fri, 08 Jun 2018 22:42:11 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57398 Yahoo; Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018. Until then, you can continue to use the service normally. After July 17, you’ll no longer be able to access your chats and the service will no longer work. Read our FAQs below for more info on what this means for you. Goodbye […]

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Yahoo;

Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018. Until then, you can continue to use the service normally. After July 17, you’ll no longer be able to access your chats and the service will no longer work. Read our FAQs below for more info on what this means for you.

Goodbye Yahoo messenger.. it’s been fun!

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Apple introduces macOS Mojave http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/06/apple-introduces-macos-mojave/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/06/apple-introduces-macos-mojave/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:02:20 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57244 Apple; Apple today previewed macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, with new features inspired by pros but designed for everyone. In macOS Mojave, a new Dark Mode transforms the desktop with a dramatic new look that puts the focus on user content. The new Stacks feature organizes messy […]

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Apple;

Apple today previewed macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, with new features inspired by pros but designed for everyone. In macOS Mojave, a new Dark Mode transforms the desktop with a dramatic new look that puts the focus on user content. The new Stacks feature organizes messy desktops by automatically stacking files into neat groups. Familiar iOS apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home, are now available on the Mac for the first time. FaceTime now adds support for group calling, and the Mac App Store gets a full redesign featuring rich editorial content and the addition of apps from top developers, including Microsoft, Adobe and others.

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watchOS 5 adds powerful activity and communications features to Apple Watch http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/06/watchos-5-adds-powerful-activity-and-communications-features-to-apple-watch/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/06/watchos-5-adds-powerful-activity-and-communications-features-to-apple-watch/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:00:20 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57232 Apple; Apple today previewed watchOS 5, a significant update to the world’s most popular watch, helping users stay healthy and connected. Apple Watch becomes an even stronger companion for fitness, communication and quick access to information with a host of new features including Activity Sharing competitions, auto-workout detection, advanced running features, Walkie-Talkie, Apple Podcasts and […]

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Apple;

Apple today previewed watchOS 5, a significant update to the world’s most popular watch, helping users stay healthy and connected. Apple Watch becomes an even stronger companion for fitness, communication and quick access to information with a host of new features including Activity Sharing competitions, auto-workout detection, advanced running features, Walkie-Talkie, Apple Podcasts and third-party apps on the Siri watch face.

Looks like those who have the original Apple watch or Apple Watch Series 0 will not be able to update to watchOS 5.

watchOS 5 will be available this fall as a free update for Apple Watch Series 1 and later and requires iPhone 5s or later on iOS 12. watchOS 5 will not be available on the original Apple Watch. Features are subject to change. Some features may not be available in all regions.

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Apple previews iOS 12 http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/06/apple-previews-ios-12/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/06/apple-previews-ios-12/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:54:24 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57219 Apple; Apple today announced iOS 12, the latest version of the most advanced mobile operating system, designed to make everyday tasks faster and more responsive. iOS 12 changes the way iOS users see the world using AR, makes communications fun and expressive with Memoji and Group FaceTime, and with Screen Time, helps customers understand and […]

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Apple;

Apple today announced iOS 12, the latest version of the most advanced mobile operating system, designed to make everyday tasks faster and more responsive. iOS 12 changes the way iOS users see the world using AR, makes communications fun and expressive with Memoji and Group FaceTime, and with Screen Time, helps customers understand and take control of the time they spend interacting with their iOS devices. iOS 12 introduces Siri Shortcuts, enabling Siri to work with any app, delivering a much faster way to get things done.

It’s great that iOS 12 will be compatible to devices that can run iOS 11.

The developer preview of iOS 12 is now available to Apple Developer Program members at developer.apple.com and a public beta program will be available to iOS users later this month at beta.apple.com.

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Watch it again – WWDC 2018 Keynote http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/06/watch-it-again-wwdc-2018-keynote/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/06/watch-it-again-wwdc-2018-keynote/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:50:13 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57207 The post Watch it again – WWDC 2018 Keynote appeared first on KabayanTech.

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Taiwan Government Launches Startup Program “Taiwan Tech Arena” for AI, Software and Semiconductor, Building Asia’s Best Tech-Focus Startup Ecosystem http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/06/taiwan-government-launches-startup-program-taiwan-tech-arena-for-ai-software-and-semiconductor-building-asias-best-tech-focus-startup-ecosystem/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/06/taiwan-government-launches-startup-program-taiwan-tech-arena-for-ai-software-and-semiconductor-building-asias-best-tech-focus-startup-ecosystem/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:39:36 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57191 The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) today announced the launch of the Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA). Located in the heart of Taipei City, inside Taipei Arena, TTA is a tech innovation and entrepreneurship hub connecting the world’s tech startup ecosystems under one roof. Its main mission is to cultivate deep technology entrepreneurship, foster commercialization […]

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The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) today announced the launch of the Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA). Located in the heart of Taipei City, inside Taipei Arena, TTA is a tech innovation and entrepreneurship hub connecting the world’s tech startup ecosystems under one roof. Its main mission is to cultivate deep technology entrepreneurship, foster commercialization of innovation and build a vibrant international tech startup ecosystem in Taiwan.

Chen Liang-Gee, Minister of MoST, stated: “TTA’s goal is to build an international tech startup environment in Taiwan by building a strong network consisting of five pillars: talent from academic R&D, international accelerators, corporate partners, international links and capital market access. With the joint forces of global and domestic partners behind us, TTA will be the ideal platform for talent to form new tech ventures, for startups to find talent, for startups and corporations to collaborate and co-create, and for investors to connect with valuable investment targets. TTA will significantly contribute to building a vibrant international tech startup ecosystem in Taiwan; ultimately, making Taiwan a key destination for the next generation of entrepreneurs from all over the world to start their tech venture journey.”

Rich Heritage in Technology, Major Corporate Partnerships

With over 30 years of history in deep technology fields including advanced manufacturing for semiconductors, hardware and software integration, and biotechnology, Taiwan has long been an enabler of technological breakthroughs across the world.

Over the past few years, MoST has also been investing in the fundamental research of frontier technologies such as AI in schools and research centers, as well as encouraging entrepreneurship among researchers and scientists by easing regulations, providing supportive startup programs, and much more to create a robust pipeline of talent and new ventures. These efforts combined with the availability of key technologies from global manufacturing companies have made Taiwan the optimal place for the development of AI and IoT in many domains including smart manufacturing, healthcare, cybersecurity, etc. TTA will act as a facilitator of deep technology ventures to enable breakthrough innovation and the cultivation of new industries.

TTA is also collaborating with corporate partners such as Acer, AWS, Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA and Trend Micro in multiple areas such as AI talent development, cloud-computing transition, rapid prototyping and software technology development.

Building the Ideal Startup Environment

TTA’s partnerships with foreign and domestic accelerators, such as 500 Startups, Techstars and SOSV-MOX, will expedite the growth of over 100 startups per year through three to six month acceleration courses featuring experienced international mentors, workshops and face-to-face consultation.

In Taiwan, startups benefit from an optimal market size and swift market response, making it an ideal place for new product testing before launching in countries in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The nation is rich in talent, as demonstrated in an independent worldwide study by the OECD that ranked 15-year-old students in Taiwan fourth out of 72 countries in math and science. Furthermore, 45 percent of the Taiwanese population between the ages of 25 and 64 have degrees in higher education, compared to the global OECD average of 33 percent. The combination of a business culture that embraces technology and a rich pool of talent forms an environment that provides the necessary foundation to foster success for startups.

Rapid Investment of Foreign and Domestic Capital

One of the key missions of TTA is to obtain funding for startups. Taiwan is a prime environment for investment due to the quality of its established infrastructure, free flow of information, respect for freedom and sound legal system.

MoST has to date provided funding support of USD $77.26 million to 50 startups through the Taiwan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) located in Silicon Valley. Through the Taiwan Silicon Valley Tech Fund, MoST and the National Development Fund (NDF) have also partnered with multiple venture capitalists to further inject a total of USD $60 million into the capital pool with investment priorities on TTA startups. In addition, Taiwania Capital, another key tech venture investment firm initiated by Taiwan government, is also collaborating with TTA to support tech venture initiatives. Moreover, TTA will host high-profile pitch and match events as well as systematically match startups with international investment based on a curated Taiwan startup database. TTA intends to plays a key role in energizing Taiwan’s startup culture and propelling both domestic and foreign startups onto the global stage.

Startup Events at TTA Launch Week

On June 5, TTA will join the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs, and Taipei City Government in welcoming 16 startups from the Netherlands and introduce them to the wealth of resources for startups at TTA. Furthermore, TTA in partnership with the French Office in Taipei will host the final Elevator Pitch Event of the Youth Enterprise initiative (YEi) later the same evening.

On June 6, 22 domestic and foreign startups will pitch to 28 international venture capitalists from six countries at the 2018 TIEC Pitch and Match #1 at InnoVEX.

On June 7, Japan’s largest tech forum Infinity Ventures Summit will lead Japanese corporations and startups on a tour through TTA. In addition, TTA will assist in engaging domestic venture capitalists’ participation in a pitch event held at the Dutch Pavilion at InnoVEX to encourage more collaboration between TTA and the Dutch startup ecosystem. In the evening, the “France-Holland Innovation Night” will be held at TTA to facilitate the exchange of resources between Taiwanese and European startups.

On June 8, the ARM Innovator Tour will take place at TTA, gathering the best of maker talents in AI, robotics and IoT to present their ideas to the world.

On June 9, TTA will host the Global Startup Tour community event welcoming 12 startups lead by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council.

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Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/05/microsoft-to-acquire-github-for-7-5-billion/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/05/microsoft-to-acquire-github-for-7-5-billion/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 19:04:51 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57061 Microsoft; Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate to create the future. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of […]

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Microsoft;

Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate to create the future. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.

And;

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. Subject to customary closing conditions and completion of regulatory review, the acquisition is expected to close by the end of the calendar year.

GitHub will retain its developer-first ethos and will operate independently to provide an open platform for all developers in all industries. Developers will continue to be able to use the programming languages, tools and operating systems of their choice for their projects — and will still be able to deploy their code to any operating system, any cloud and any device.

Microsoft is technically letting Github operate as an independent company. Aside from financial reason, it’s unclear why Microsoft acquired Github.

One thing that I can think of is that, this will be a way for Microsoft to attract developers in using or developing for Azure, which is by definition a “cloud computing service for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers.”

Gihub also release their official statement.

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ROG reveals new products at Computex 2018: mobile, laptop, components, and more http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/04/rog-reveals-new-products-at-computex-2018-mobile-laptop-components-and-more/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/04/rog-reveals-new-products-at-computex-2018-mobile-laptop-components-and-more/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 12:05:55 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=57030 As expected, Asus under its gaming ROG brand announced tons of new gaming accessories and devices, most notable among these are the new Strix Scar II and Hero II esports gaming laptops, and the ROG Gaming Phone.

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As expected, Asus under its gaming ROG brand announced tons of new gaming accessories and devices, most notable among these are the new Strix Scar II and Hero II esports gaming laptops, and the ROG Gaming Phone.

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Microsoft to acquire Github – report http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/04/microsoft-to-acquire-github-report/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/04/microsoft-to-acquire-github-report/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:14:44 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=56989 Kyle Chua, writing for Rappler; Following earlier reports of talks, Microsoft has acquired web-based hosting service and code repository company, Github, Bloomberg reported Monday, June 4. The San Francisco-based startup hosts open source projects for companies that include Google, Facebook, Twitter, and even Microsoft. Despite Github being valued by investors at $2 billion in 2015, […]

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Kyle Chua, writing for Rappler;

Following earlier reports of talks, Microsoft has acquired web-based hosting service and code repository company, Github, Bloomberg reported Monday, June 4.

The San Francisco-based startup hosts open source projects for companies that include Google, Facebook, Twitter, and even Microsoft.

Despite Github being valued by investors at $2 billion in 2015, the company preferred being bought out than going public. Bloomberg said the decision to go to Microsoft was partly because of the company being impressed by Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella.

I can see two extremes happening here and that will depend on Microsoft’s reasoning for acquiring Github. I guess, we’ll know within the day.

Update: Microsoft just confirm the acquisition.

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Locus http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/04/locus/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/04/locus/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:09:58 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=56988 Locus is a state-of-the-art decision making platform for logistics! It is the intelligence behind logistics which helps improve operational efficiency, transparency and consistency. The platform helps companies and enterprises in e-commerce, food delivery, FMCG and other verticals to automate and optimize their logistics.

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Locus is a state-of-the-art decision making platform for logistics! It is the intelligence behind logistics which helps improve operational efficiency, transparency and consistency.

The platform helps companies and enterprises in e-commerce, food delivery, FMCG and other verticals to automate and optimize their logistics.

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India’s Locus raises $4M to expand its logistics management service worldwide http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/04/indias-locus-raises-4m-to-expand-its-logistics-management-service-worldwide/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/04/indias-locus-raises-4m-to-expand-its-logistics-management-service-worldwide/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:00:24 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=56974 Jon Russell, reporting for TechCrunch; Locus, a three-year-old startup that helps companies map out their logistics, has pulled in $4 million in funding to grow its global footprint outside of its native India. The round is described as pre-Series B and it was provided by Rocketship.vc, Recruit Strategic Partners, pi Ventures and DSP Group’s Hemendra […]

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Jon Russell, reporting for TechCrunch;

Locus, a three-year-old startup that helps companies map out their logistics, has pulled in $4 million in funding to grow its global footprint outside of its native India.

The round is described as pre-Series B and it was provided by Rocketship.vc, Recruit Strategic Partners, pi Ventures and DSP Group’s Hemendra Kothari. Existing backers Blume Ventures, Exfinity Venture Partners, BeeNext and growX ventures also took part. Bengaluru-based Locus previously raised a $2.75 million Series A in 2016.

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Watch the Asus’ ROG pre-Computex presentation for 2018? http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/04/watch-the-asus-rog-pre-computex-presentation-for-2018/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/06/04/watch-the-asus-rog-pre-computex-presentation-for-2018/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 09:35:38 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=56958 The Taiwan-based tech company is expected to announce the latest gaming gear like laptops, an entire suite of gaming mice, cooling solutions, chassis, router, and headphones, and gaming phone. The Live stream will be here! https://t.co/64vkntcEpY — ASUS ROG (@ASUS_ROG) June 4, 2018

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The Taiwan-based tech company is expected to announce the latest gaming gear like laptops, an entire suite of gaming mice, cooling solutions, chassis, router, and headphones, and gaming phone.

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Companies in Philippines urged to strengthen cyber security readiness ahead of European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) http://kabayantech.com/2018/05/31/companies-in-philippines-urged-to-strengthen-cyber-security-readiness-ahead-of-european-unions-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/05/31/companies-in-philippines-urged-to-strengthen-cyber-security-readiness-ahead-of-european-unions-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 17:05:10 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=56714 Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions today advised organizations in the Philippines to make final preparations to abide by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective 25 May 2018. This law protects the personal information of all citizens of the European Union (EU) and will be enforced through fines, sanctions, […]

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Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions today advised organizations in the Philippines to make final preparations to abide by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective 25 May 2018.

This law protects the personal information of all citizens of the European Union (EU) and will be enforced through fines, sanctions, and injured-party compensation. It is quite similar to an existing law in the Philippines, the Data Privacy Act of 2012, which subjects any business located in the country to stringent data protection laws that could cost offending organizations fines and jail time of up to six years.

As such, industries impacted by GDPR will need to review all business processes involving personally identifiable information (PII) and assess their organisational readiness to meet the 72-hour data breach reporting mandate.

The GDPR finely balances the rights of EU citizens to control their personal data against the responsibilities of organizations to protect that data both in the course of normal operations as well as in the case of data breaches. Significant new EU personal information protections include the right to explicitly approve personal data usage and a “right to be forgotten,” enabling people to demand that an organization purge any personal data about them. While businesses and governments with a physical presence in the EU will need to abide by GDPR, it may also apply to firms with significant EU customer or client bases.

Despite the impending deadline, most Asia Pacific businesses, which serve the EU market or have significant transactions that capture PII are still not fully prepared. According to the third biennial EY Global Forensic Data Analytics Survey by Ernst & Young (EY), only 12 per cent of firms in APAC have a GDPR compliance plan in place.

“While GDPR affects private and public sector organizations handling PII, certain key industries will have heightened exposure as a result of the volumes of PII data they handle as well as the nature of their business,” said Peerapong Jongvibool, Regional Director for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, Fortinet. “These include e-commerce-based organizations operating internationally, as well as companies that serve significant numbers of tourists, visitors, or expatriates from the EU.”

Fortinet lists the top three industries impacted by GDPR:

• Retail − Retail businesses most likely to curate GDPR-relevant PII data include cross-border e-commerce operations, multi-venue retail chains, hospitality, travel, and F&B businesses. Brick-and-mortar businesses serving EU customers can also find themselves liable to GDPR PII protections. Paying with a credit or debit card, providing shipping address information and participating in a customer loyalty program all fall under the protection of GDPR.

• Healthcare − GDPR extends its coverage to non-EU organizations storing or processing the medical information of EU persons. GDPR enacts particularly stringent protection and processes for handling particular types of PII medical information. In general, an organization may collect and process personal medical information only if it is necessary for patient treatment and diagnosis, and with the explicit consent of the patient. GDPR also mentions genetic data as an area of particular concern.

• Financial Services – Financial organizations often maintain huge stockpiles of PII data on account holders. They also consume and generate vast quantities of highly personal marketing data to support selling financial services and assessing credit worthiness of commercial and individual customers.

Organizations preparing for GDPR must focus on reconfiguring their business processes and IT architectures, as well as reducing exposure of PII data.

Fortinet advises enterprises in the Philippines to take the following steps to accelerate GDPR compliance:

1. Engage a third-party firm to assess data protection practices and exposure to GDPR rules.
2. Conduct a comprehensive data audit to understand data source, collection and processing. It should include documenting where GDPR-impacted data is stored, how it is communicated between systems within the domain, and any external clouds or third-party data custodians.
3. Determine how long it takes for data-breach detection and mitigation and what is required to improve these processes to meet GDPR requirements. This element of the action plan should also include a detailed security assessment.

“At the end of the day, complying with GDPR may well turn out to be the right thing to do to protect the privacy and interests of all stakeholder communities linked to an organization,” concluded Jongvibool. “As onerous as GDPR might seem, it could mark a big step towards restoring public confidence in the ability of businesses to deliver social benefits while simultaneously curbing social risks.”

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Winery Philippines http://kabayantech.com/2018/05/30/winery-philippines/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/05/30/winery-philippines/#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 09:32:36 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=56687 Winery Philippines curates and sells the best quality, value for money wines in the Philippines through an online wine marketplace, launched in 2017 by a group of passionate wine lovers, who wanted to drastically improve access to good quality wine for Filipinos. Winery.ph services customers in Metro Manila, as well as other locations in the […]

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Winery Philippines curates and sells the best quality, value for money wines in the Philippines through an online wine marketplace, launched in 2017 by a group of passionate wine lovers, who wanted to drastically improve access to good quality wine for Filipinos.

Winery.ph services customers in Metro Manila, as well as other locations in the Philippines. Wines are sourced from Australia and USA, direct from the wineries and from the best Manila wine suppliers to ensure only the best boutique, quality wines.

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Winery.ph raises funding to get Filipino consumers quality wines sourced directly from wineries in US, Australia http://kabayantech.com/2018/05/30/winery-ph-raises-funding-to-get-filipino-consumers-quality-wines-sourced-directly-from-wineries-in-us-australia/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/05/30/winery-ph-raises-funding-to-get-filipino-consumers-quality-wines-sourced-directly-from-wineries-in-us-australia/#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 09:24:07 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=56675 Sainul Abudheen K, writing for e27; Winery.ph, a curated online wine marketplace in the Philippines, announced today that it has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from a consortium of high net-worth private individuals. Although the exact valuation remains undisclosed, the latest deal places Winery at a modest “seven-digit US dollar” valuation, as per a […]

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Sainul Abudheen K, writing for e27;

Winery.ph, a curated online wine marketplace in the Philippines, announced today that it has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from a consortium of high net-worth private individuals.

Although the exact valuation remains undisclosed, the latest deal places Winery at a modest “seven-digit US dollar” valuation, as per a press note.

The fresh investment will be used to accelerate the startup’s sales and marketing activities, as well as to fund operational capacity to service customers and vendors.

The Philippines has always been a beer, brandy and gin country, its time to have some good wine!

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“Build Build Build” team launches “Jobs Jobs Jobs” online portal, inspects NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10’s progress http://kabayantech.com/2018/05/29/build-build-build-team-launches-jobs-jobs-jobs-online-portal-inspects-nlex-harbor-link-segment-10s-progress/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/05/29/build-build-build-team-launches-jobs-jobs-jobs-online-portal-inspects-nlex-harbor-link-segment-10s-progress/#respond Tue, 29 May 2018 12:50:25 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=56610 Build Build Build team; The Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” team today launched the “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” Portal, an online jobs site aimed at consolidating all employment opportunities from all concessionaires and construction companies involved in the government’s flagship infrastructure program. You can directly access the Jobs Jobs Jobs” portal via http://www.build.gov.ph/Home/JobsJobsJobs, there are currently […]

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Build Build Build team;

The Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” team today launched the “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” Portal, an online jobs site aimed at consolidating all employment opportunities from all concessionaires and construction companies involved in the government’s flagship infrastructure program.

You can directly access the Jobs Jobs Jobs” portal via http://www.build.gov.ph/Home/JobsJobsJobs, there are currently 11,063 jobs posted.

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Malware discovered to be pre-installed on new Android smartphones http://kabayantech.com/2018/05/27/malware-discovered-to-be-pre-installed-on-new-android-smartphones/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/05/27/malware-discovered-to-be-pre-installed-on-new-android-smartphones/#respond Sun, 27 May 2018 11:50:52 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=56502 Alfred Bayle, writing for the Philippine Daily Inquirer; Avast, a Czech anti-virus company, posted its findings of malware discovered pre-installed in brand new Android devices, May 24. The list of affected devices included products by ZTE, Archos and Prestigio. Affected devices were discovered to be not certified by Google, said the company. The malware that […]

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Alfred Bayle, writing for the Philippine Daily Inquirer;

Avast, a Czech anti-virus company, posted its findings of malware discovered pre-installed in brand new Android devices, May 24.

The list of affected devices included products by ZTE, Archos and Prestigio. Affected devices were discovered to be not certified by Google, said the company.

The malware that came pre-installed on new Android phones is called Cosiloon. From the list that Avast released, there are 3 familiar brands; ZTE, Archos and Prestigio. You can read the complete report from Avast from their website and the complete list of affected device here.

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Uber turned a profit thanks to its deals in Southeast Asia and Russia http://kabayantech.com/2018/05/24/uber-turned-a-profit-thanks-to-its-deals-in-southeast-asia-and-russia/ http://kabayantech.com/2018/05/24/uber-turned-a-profit-thanks-to-its-deals-in-southeast-asia-and-russia/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 12:55:10 +0000 http://kabayantech.com/?p=56400 Johana Bhuiyan, reporting for Recode; Under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s business is continuing to grow as it curbs its losses. The company saw $2.6 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2018, up from $2.4 billion in the last quarter of 2017. The big news is that Uber turned a profit: $2.5 billion, […]

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Johana Bhuiyan, reporting for Recode;

Under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s business is continuing to grow as it curbs its losses.

The company saw $2.6 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2018, up from $2.4 billion in the last quarter of 2017. The big news is that Uber turned a profit: $2.5 billion, to be exact.

But there’s a big caveat with that figure. Uber gained $2.9 billion after it merged its businesses in Russia and Southeast Asia with local competitors.

Without that, the company would have posted a loss, but one that would be significantly lower than previous quarters. Excluding gains from Uber’s deals with Yandex in Russia and Grab in Southeast Asia, the company lost about $480 million, down from $1.1 billion in losses in the previous quarter and $800 million in the first quarter of 2017.

What’s the best part of Uber’s deal with Grab in Southeast Asia (Yandex in Russia)? All of Uber’s headache will now be handled by Grab (and Yandex).

If you can remember Uber now owns 27.5% stake in Grab, which can be worth billions if Grab decides to go public.

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