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Alibaba Cloud to hold first ever ACtivate Philippines Online Conference

May 14, 2020 - 6:34 PM

It’s happening on May 20, 10 am to 5 pm

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Grrl Cloud

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Get ready for some dreamy synthpop tunes!

Showtime for Stadia cloud gaming service

Nov 19, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Google is aiming for a piece of a global video game industry expected to top $150 billion this year by using its cloud computing technology offering rich features without the need for consoles

STADIA. Visitors play the cloud-gaming based 'Doom' at the stand of Google Stadia during the video games trade fair Gamescom in Cologne, western Germany, on August 21, 2019. Photo by Ina Fassbender/AFP

A hands-on look at Google's Stadia cloud game service

Nov 17, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Is its bang as big as its much-advertised buck?

GOOGLE STADIA. A visitor plays the cloud-gaming based 'Doom' at the stand of Google Stadia during the Video games trade fair Gamescom in Cologne, western Germany, on August 21, 2019. Photo by Ina Fassbender/AFP

Google enters battle for cloud gaming market

Nov 17, 2019 - 2:44 PM

However, analysts say Stadia's outlook is uncertain as its faces rivals such as PlayStation Now in an emerging and highly-competitive market

GOOGLE STADIA. A visitor plays a cloud-game at the stand of Google Stadia during the Video games trade fair Gamescom in Cologne, western Germany, on August 21, 2019. File photo by Ina Fassbender/AFP

Berlin, Paris want to create a European digital 'cloud'

Oct 30, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Dubbed 'Gaia-X', the project 'aims at setting up a secure and trustworthy data infrastructure for Europe,' says the German economy ministry

Google streaming game service Stadia debuts on November 19

Oct 15, 2019 - 11:32 PM

It will be priced at $9.99 per month and compete against Apple Arcade

STADIA. Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison shows the new Stadia controller as he speaks during the GDC Game Developers Conference on March 19, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Google server trouble snarls YouTube, Snapchat

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:38 AM

In a statement on its Cloud Platform status page, Google acknowledges the issue, saying it was dealing with 'high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube'

Video game action heads for the cloud

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Computing power in data centers and devices from televisions to smartphones surges and streaming technology advances, providing tools to break blockbuster titles from confines of consoles or personal computers

IBM buys software company Red Hat for $34 billion in bid for cloud dominance

Oct 29, 2018 - 8:24 AM

The deal will see IBM acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, more than $70 above the $116.68 at which Red Hat was trading on close of business Friday

IBM AND RED HAT. In this file photo taken on February 26, 2018 the logo of Red Hat Software is pictured at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.  Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

How Google’s innovation will continue beyond its 20th year

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:17 PM

One day, a personal fitness tracker might note that a user’s resting heart rate is 15% higher this week than the average over the past six months. From there, Google might offer up research or doctors’ advice about cardiovascular health

ALPHABET. Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO speaks during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Microsoft gets earnings boost from 'cloud'

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:42 AM

'Our results this quarter reflect the trust people and organizations are placing in the Microsoft Cloud,' sayschief executive Satya Nadella

WATCH: Scenes from Sagada's 'Concert in the Clouds'

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Ely Buendia, Gary Valenciano, and more – here's a look back at Sagada's 'Concert in the Clouds'


Google, Cisco join forces in the cloud

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Cisco and Google say they will collaborate to offer ways for applications or services to be deployed, managed, and secured for businesses with a mix of on-premise and cloud capabilities

Joey Ayala, Ely Buendia to perform at Sagada concert

Oct 22, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Here are all the artists who will be at 'A Concert in the Clouds'

JOEY AYALA. The iconic musician is just one of the artists who will perform at Sagada's 'Concert in the Clouds.' In the photo above, Joey performs with Dong Abay on Rappler #LiveJam on August 15, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Microsoft profit rises on shift to cloud computing

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:37 PM

The quarterly profit figure of 6 5 B topped Wall Street expectations while the revenue was roughly in line

Microsoft to lay off 'thousands' in reorganization effort – report

Jul 03, 2017 - 12:49 PM

An announcement is said to be forthcoming this week Microsoft however did not comment on the reports

This picture taken on on May 25, 2016 shows Microsoft's Finnish headquarters in Espoo. File photo by Lehtikuva / Vesa Moilanen / AFP

5 Films that take you around PH

Mar 03, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Need ideas on where to head next? Be inspired to travel the Philippines from north to south with these local films

Cloud boosts Microsoft as it absorbs LinkedIn

Jan 27, 2017 - 2:48 PM

The US tech giant s cloud services and productivity suites drive profit in latest earnings reports

MICROSOFT. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

VIRAL: Lens-shaped clouds over Kanlaon Volcano amaze netizens

Nov 01, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Netizens comment on the beauty of the lenticular clouds or lens shaped clouds that developed over the active volcano

An IP camera view of Kanlaon Volcano on November 1, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Alibaba revenue in biggest leap since IPO

Aug 11, 2016 - 9:05 PM

UPDATED Revenue for the e commerce giant soars to 4 83 billion in the June quarter

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 19, 2014 shows Chinese online retail giant Alibaba founder Jack Ma smiling as he waits for the trading to open on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba saw revenues leap 59 percent year-on-year for the quarter ended in June, it said on August 11, 2016, accelerating growth from the previous quarter.  / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

Microsoft delivers earnings surprise, stock rises

Jul 20, 2016 - 5:50 PM

The tech giant closes out its fiscal year with a 38 rise in profit to 16 8 billion

epa05329564 Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corp. Satya Nadella talks to an audience during the Microsoft Developer Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, 26 May 2016. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Cloud Memorials: An online platform to remember the dead

Jun 04, 2016 - 4:04 PM

Cloud Memorials is an online venue to memorialize the dearly departed

Amazon Web Services sets up PH office

May 11, 2016 - 11:22 PM

Amazon Web Services says it set up an office in Manila to further support the rapidly growing customer base across the Philippines

Anyone can try IBM's powerful quantum computer

May 05, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The company says anyone can run experiments by accessing a website connected to the IBM Cloud

epa05110985 (FILE) A file photo dated 15 December 2015 showing the logo of IBM seen at the entrance to the Highlight Towers in Munich, Germany. Technology corporation IBM is to release their 4th quarter results on 19 January 2016. EPA/MATTHIAS BALK

IT revolution crucial to seeing PH through growth crossroads

Mar 13, 2016 - 9:10 PM

A new study shows that the country has a rare window of opportunity to spur greater growth but it must focus on innovation

Microsoft testing underwater datacenters

Feb 02, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Underwater datacenters could mean savings and faster access to information says Microsoft

epa05132930 (FILE) A file photo dated 31 October 2012 showing Indian visitors standing in front of Windows 8 screen during its launch in Bangalore, India. Technology company Microsoft on 29 January 2016 announced quarterly profit and revenues which exceededed analysts' expectations due to good performance of the 'cloud' business. The Seattle based company announced earnings of 5 billion US dollars during the second quarter of its fiscal year, which ended in December, down from 5.86 billion in the previous year, but above analysts predictions. The company has decided to focus on cloud service and mobile applications, aiming to drive its growth and counter the slowdown in its traditional line of business. EPA/JAGADEESH NV

Microsoft donates cloud computing 'worth $1 billion'

Jan 20, 2016 - 6:08 PM

A philanthropic arm of Microsoft will make the donation during the coming 3 years to 70 000 non profit groups and researchers

CLOUD COMPUTING. Satya Nadella, (L), Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation and Sheryl Sandberg, (R), Chief Operating Officer Facebook, speak during a panel session the first day of the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, January 20, 2016. Photo by Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Indonesia reopens Bali airport after two-day closure

Nov 05, 2015 - 11:55 AM

The airport initially ordered it remain shut until at least Friday morning but conditions improved on Thursday allowing officials to re open it

STUCK. Tourists are stuck in Bali as airport closes due to volcanic eruption. Made Nagi/EPA

LIST: Canceled flights to and from Bali

Nov 04, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Here s a list of canceled flights following the closure of Ngurah Rai International Airport due to volcanic ash from Mount Rinjani

CANCELED. Virgin Australia is one of the airlines that first canceled its flights. Photo by EPA

IN PHOTOS: Tourists stranded, flights canceled in Bali

Nov 04, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Authorities had closed the Ngurah Rai International Airport late Tuesday due to a large ash cloud drifting from Mount Rinjani an active volcano on the nearby island of Lombok

STUCK. Tourists are stuck in Bali as airport closes due to volcanic eruption. Made Nagi/EPA

Dell buys EMC storage for $67 billion

Oct 12, 2015 - 8:28 PM

The purchase the biggest ever takeover in the technology industry will create the world’s largest privately controlled integrated technology company according to Dell Inc

ACQUISITION. Dell Inc bought cloud computing company EMC Corporation for $67 billion, Dell said in a statement on October 12, 2015. Photo by Jjpwiki from Wikimedia

Cloud Nine incident: Filipino surfers refute Australian surfer's story

Oct 02, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Local surfers say the incident puts the Philippine surfing scene in a bad light and want to correct the false claims

PH small businesses lure cloud computing giants

Sep 09, 2015 - 8:49 PM

The Philippines has a booming economy There is a huge appetite for innovation here and the market is very open to fresh ideas says Microsoft Philippines COO

SKY IS THE LIMIT. The cloud provides remote accessibility which allows SMEs to expand quickly and reach a wider audience through the Internet.

[Executive Edge] Empowering the Filipino farmer via texting

Sep 05, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The Sagip Buhay at Saka provides farmers timely updates to help prevent crop loss due to weather disturbances

Art Writing Workshop in Baguio City

Jul 17, 2015 - 11:02 PM

Press Release: Maximum of 15 participants may register for the Art Writing Workshop on July 2015

Bali flights to resume after ash cloud closed airport

Jul 11, 2015 - 2:58 PM

Long lines form in the Ngurah Rai International Airport as passengers hope for rescheduled flights

DELAYED FLIGHTS. Passengers wait for their delayed flights at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

PLDT renews partnership with IBM for cloud services

May 18, 2015 - 4:30 PM

With the tie up PLDT hopes to further promote cloud use among businesses

DA allocates P15M for cloud seeding in Negros Occidental

May 02, 2015 - 7:15 AM

The regional agriculture office says P15 million is available to local governments that are affected by the prolonged dry spell

Piso Alcantara almost back to top form, wins Vans Cloud Masters

May 01, 2015 - 7:58 PM

Edito Piso Alcantara bests local and international opponents despite not being in 100 percent form

Cloud: The great leveler for SMEs

Apr 29, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The Asia Cloud Computing Association explains says the Philippines is in a unique position to lead the harmonization of data among ASEAN industries through cloud

How the cloud can transform SMEs in the country

Negros Occidental incurs P28M agri losses due to dry spell

Apr 17, 2015 - 6:31 PM

The provincial government awaits the approval of the Department of Agriculture and the Sugar Regulatory Administration for cloud seeding operations

#TAMBOLINAW: Conquering Mt Pulag for a cause

Mar 25, 2015 - 5:11 PM

Tambolinaw aims to raise funds for the benefit of the Mt Pulag Daycare Center

Stars found forming at Milky Way's outer edge

Feb 27, 2015 - 2:43 PM

A team led by Denilso Camargo of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre found giant molecular clouds far outside the central galaxy One of these remote clouds unexpectedly contains two star clusters said the statement

UP IN THE SKY. The zodiacal light (L) and the Milky Way (R) are seen from the region of Salgotarjan, 109 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, 17 February 2015. Peter Komka/EPA

Kristen Stewart makes history, 'Timbuktu' wins big at France's Cesars

Feb 21, 2015 - 11:57 PM

Kristen was the first American actress to win a Cesar the French equivalent of the Oscars

MILF returns weapons, Binay allies, Tubbataha damage | The wRap

Feb 18, 2015 - 8:03 PM

MILF returns 16 firearms seized from the SAF Senators say the Vice President’s allies may be liable for money laundering The United States pays the Philippines for Tubbataha reef damages

Close call: star whizzed solar system by less than a light year

Feb 18, 2015 - 3:15 PM

By the standards of outer space it was the closest call yet recorded: a star that zoomed past our solar system 70 000 years ago at a distance of 8 trillion kilometers

This is an artist's conception of Scholz's star and its brown dwarf companion (foreground) during its flyby of the solar system 70,000 years ago. The Sun (left, background) would have appeared as a brilliant star. Michael Osadciw/University of Rochester

PH climbs to 10th spot in cloud readiness ranking

Feb 09, 2015 - 7:34 PM

The business process outsourcing industry plays a big part in the Philippines improved ranking in the Cloud Readiness Index report

14 stunning photos of Siargao, a surfer's paradise

Jan 08, 2015 - 8:42 PM

It s time to visit some of the country s beautiful destinations Will you be booking a trip to Siargao soon?

#ShareBaguio: Cordillera a 'fortress of adventure'

Dec 27, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Sky running cloud catching and star gazing discover a new Cordillera region