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Infobip launches Conversations, a contact center solution that helps businesses improve customer experience

Jul 08, 2020 - 11:39 AM

Conversations is an omnichannel cloud contact center solution with automation and a chatbot building platform option

PLDT launches new package of business-grade internet and digital solutions

Jun 15, 2020 - 6:00 PM

BEYOND FIBER is a new service package with curated digital tools for e-payments and e-commerce solutions

BGComm Contact Solutions Inc. gives employees ‘no work with pay’ benefits

Mar 23, 2020 - 6:12 PM

The BPO company will also shoulder its employees' government contributions until operations go back to normal

[OPINION] Part 2 | Solutions to Manila's carmageddon

Sep 28, 2019 - 4:00 PM

What can we do to cope?

[OPINION] Part 1 | Solutions to Manila's carmageddon

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:00 AM

In our gradual descent to perdition, how has Manila traffic affected our lives?

Panelo suggests choppers for emergency patients in traffic-logged cities

Sep 10, 2019 - 2:06 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says the death of patients in ambulances caught in heavy traffic proves the need for emergency powers for President Rodrigo Duterte

STANDSTILL. Heavy traffic has become a regular scene in EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

GP-Nagata to elevate the marketing game for Philippine businesses

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Game Plan Marketing Solutions, Inc. and AD Nagata announce collaboration to serve Philippine market

Coworking, flexible workspace: An emerging driver of property demand

Apr 13, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Property developers are seeing the merit of including flexible and coworking spaces in their portfolio

Waiting for the elevator and leaving the building won't be necessary as the WeWork office also has a minipark with articial grass and three-seater swings for members to take a break in. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

Coworking firm KMC Solutions to expand in PH

Apr 10, 2019 - 6:20 PM

KMC Solutions plans to have 77,236 square meters and 14,229 seats by the end of 2019


Why isn't Converge in Ookla's speed test report? Ookla explains

Mar 18, 2019 - 4:18 PM

Converge has 400,000 tests, Ookla says, but that isn't enough for them to qualify in the company's Speedtest Awards

Planning a space? Here’s why you should put flooring on the priority list

Jan 18, 2019 - 5:23 PM

Experts at Studio ATD talk about the importance of good flooring

Gov't bias toward China seen in 3rd telco race

Nov 26, 2018 - 7:53 AM

But Fitch Solutions concedes that China Telecom has the technical expertise to compete with Smart and Globe

WATCH: Senate hearing on 3rd telco selection

Oct 21, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Monday, October 22

'Mobile airbag' can break your phone’s fall when you drop it

Jul 04, 2018 - 2:14 PM

The mobile phone case has metal prongs that automatically spring open when it's dropped

ADCASE. The 'AD' in the name stands for 'active damping'. Photo from Frenzel + Mayer Solutions

Communicating climate change solutions to different sectors

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Environmental advocates across the country promote different solutions to global warming to the public, relevant industries, and the government

COMMUNICATING SOLUTIONS. Different stakeholders address the pressing need to disseminate solutions to phasing out HFCs. Photo by Gaby N. Baizas/

How the fight vs plastic pollution can begin in the classroom

Jun 23, 2018 - 8:30 AM

'We like to start with the children so it'll be embedded in their minds already,' says World Wide Fund environment officer Kimberly Anne Marcelo

[OPINION] Data science in nation-building: The unsung profession that will change PH

May 04, 2018 - 10:11 AM

All one needs is a sense of curiosity and a knack for perseverance, for everything you could possibly need to know about the field is available online on YouTube, through massive online open courses, and other tutorials

LTFRB approves 4th ride-hailing company Go Lag

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Go Lag joins Hype and Hirna as the newest member of the transport network companies the LTFRB has accredited

NEW TNC. Go Lag joins the transport network companies accredited by LTFRB. Photo from Go Lag's Facebook page

Menag Lukman: Two states solution adalah jalan keluar moderat bagi Israel-Palestina

Dec 15, 2017 - 9:38 PM

"Kami ingin menatap ke depan. Bagaimana caranya? Ya, harus ditempuh dengan mengakui keberadaan keduanya (negara Israel dan Palestina)," ujar Lukman

Sprout Solutions advocates free learning for the Philippine HR community

Nov 03, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Read about their free events for startups.

Chef Josh Boutwood ignites the palate at The Test Kitchen

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The top chef reveals what fuels his passion for food

JOSH BOUTWOOD. At just 30 years old, the chef is taking the local food scene by storm. Photo by Paulo Buendia

Police arrest suspect in U.S. double shooting

Oct 19, 2017 - 12:19 AM

(UPDATED) Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, is believed to have shot the 5 at Advanced Granite Solutions at the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, Maryland

Advice for young tech entrepreneurs from young tech entrepreneurs

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The PH startup LX Innovative Solutions is made entirely of college students. Here they share what they've learned so far as a startup, hoping to inspire more

Home solar panels: a beginner's guide to saving electricity

Sep 04, 2017 - 5:18 PM

When is a roof more than just a roof?

Photo by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

Filipino groups present automated poll systems, ideas in tech fair

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:55 AM

It s high time that we have a Filipino system in place for a Filipino election says the alternate chairman of the Comelec Advisory Council

PROUDLY PINOY. These are some of the homegrown technologies and ideas presented at the AES Tech Fair at Novotel Manila, Quezon City, on Wednesday, July 26. Photos by Michael Bueza/Rappler

WATCH: ePLDT's Nico Alcoseba on digital transformation

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:00 PM

ePLDT is the only Filipino company to win a Microsoft Partner of the Year award at Inspire 2017 Rappler talks to the head of its Disruptive Business Group on the sidelines of the Microsoft conference

WATCH: How to repurpose plastic bottles into ecobricks

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The Plastic Solutions movement helps address the problem of plastic waste in Philippine seas

ECOBRICKS. Hundreds of ecobricks are used to build this wall of a hostel in Zambales. Photo by Raisa Serafica

Business, gov't leaders discuss infrastructure for inclusive growth in ADB annual meeting

May 04, 2017 - 11:01 AM

The theme of the 50th ADB Annual Meeting held in Yokohama is Building Together the Prosperity of Asia as executives discuss solutions to achieving sustainable growth in the region

ANNUAL MEETING. ADB President Takehiko inspects the facilities of Pacifico Yokohama, the venue for ADB's 50th Annual Meeting. Photo from ADB

Are you a startup with tech solutions to social issues?

Apr 11, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Application and nomination of entries for Globe Future Makers end on May 7 2017

IDEAS WANTED. 'Future Makers' is another contest looking to harness technology and grassroots ideas for good.

PCC allows SM Investments to buy dormitory developer

Mar 19, 2017 - 11:45 PM

If pursued this will mark the SM group s entry into the country s rental housing market

HOUSING RENTAL. It was in October last year when SM Investments proposed to buy 61.2% shares in Philippines Urban Living Solutions. Background photo from Wikimedia

FAST FACTS: What is the two-state solution?

Feb 16, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Here are some questions and answers about the two state solution and the possible alternatives

Trump will not insist on two-state solution as Netanyahu visits

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:33 AM

UPDATED A senior White House official said the United States would no longer seek to dictate the terms of any eventual peace settlement but would support what the two sides agree to together

This photo taken on January 25, 2017 shows an Israeli soldier standing guard in a monitoring cabin in the Israeli settlement of Beit El near the West Bank city of Ramallah (background). Menahem Kahana/AFP

What telecommuting requires

Nov 10, 2016 - 7:20 PM

A work from anywhere setup is seen as a means to reduce traffic in metro areas But what will it require from the parties involved?

8 promising green energy startups share in P1M funding

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:25 AM

The startups were singled out by a fellowship that aims to boost clean energy innovation and will compete against each other to win an additional P1 5 million

Job matching site promotes employment for PWDs

Jul 26, 2016 - 12:21 PM

Press release: There s a new PWD centric website to promote their skills capabilities and work preferences in order to find gainful employment

Affinion Group makes PH its Asia-Pacific hub for back office

Jun 25, 2016 - 11:16 AM

The Nasdaq listed loyalty and customer engagement solutions provider sets up headquarters in Manila employing over 200 Filipinos

ASIA-PACIFIC HUB. Affinion Group chooses the Philippines as its hub for back office services for its vast pool of talented resources and competitive cost of doing business

Impact of Comelec breach on elections 'minimal' – cybersecurity expert

May 06, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Cybersecurity expert Rene Jaspe says that the biggest effect of the leakage of data of 55 million Filipino voters will be felt a long long after the elections

'Grown in Washington': The marijuana farms near US power hub

May 02, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The United States marijuana market is estimated to reach 22 billion in 2020 – nearly 5 times its value in 2014

The canopy of a marijuana crop is seen at Alternative Solutions, a DC area medical marijuana producer, April 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. Security cameras and barbed wire suggested this was the right place, an old warehouse on a dead-end street not far from the White House housing one of the few legal marijuana farms in the US capital. Alternative Solutions is one of seven facilities in Washington authorized to grow medical marijuana for nearly 3,700 local patients.  / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Elodie MAZEIN, "'Grown in Washington': the marijuana farms near US power hub"

Real estate firm targets yuppies with 'high-quality' dorms

Apr 25, 2016 - 3:00 PM

PULS aims to revolutionize the property sector by raising the living standards of the young middle class without hurting their wallets

Senate bets' transportation fixes: Decongest Manila, improve mass transit

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:58 PM

At the Rappler senatorial debate on Friday April 15 candidates propose solutions such as accelerating the phaseout of old vehicles and regulating the number of new cars crowding limited road space

PLATFORM. Senatorial candidates present their platform at the Rappler senatorial debate in UP Diliman on April 15, 2016 ?

Microsoft: SQL Server 2005 ends support on April 12

Apr 06, 2016 - 8:50 PM

This means there will be no further security updates increasing the likelihood of added costs to maintain legacy servers against interruptions and intrusions

END OF SUPPORT. Microsoft's SQL Server 2005 Logo. Image from

US firms to Aquino: PH 'preferred' investment site, talent source

Feb 18, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Walt Disney Western Digital Corporation and AECOM’s Enterprise Growth Solutions signify their top of mind preference for the Philippines in meetings with President Aquino in Los Angeles

Agency banking: Bringing financial services to rural areas

Feb 15, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Agency banking is sweeping across Africa and Latin America Can it revolutionize rural finance in the Philippines?

Comelec receives final build of election system software

Jan 26, 2016 - 2:50 PM

UPDATED Poll watchdog Namfrel questions whether international consultant is working on the same source code as local groups

EMS CODE IN BALLOT BOX. Comelec Commissioner Christian Robert Lim stands beside the ballot box, where the final trusted build of the EMS software for the 2016 polls is temporarily stored on Tuesday, January 26. On Wednesday morning, the software will be deposited to a BSP vault. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Tech trends that can make waves in 2016

Jan 09, 2016 - 2:30 PM

A look at where technology is going in the Philippines and how it will affect both businesses and consumers

Infra projects to ease traffic to continue beyond 2016 – Palace

Jan 05, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Various infrastructure projects to ease traffic are expected to be completed in 2016 or 2017 but Malacañang says completion won t be affected by the change in administration

ONGOING. The NAIA Expressway Project is one of the infrastructure projects eyed to be completed by 2016 or 2017. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

PSE named 2015 best stock exchange in Southeast Asia

Jan 04, 2016 - 6:05 PM

The Philippine Stock Exchange is hailed for its new trading system and corporate governance programs among others

CHEERS PSE'S DAY 1. Filipino traders cheer during the first trading day of the year 2016 at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Taming Manila traffic: Hits and misses of 2015

Dec 28, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Metro Manila s traffic chaos is spiraling out of control and authorities are scrambling for ways to ease congestion in the Philippine capital region Rappler rounds up some of the traffic solutions proposed in 2015

MORE INFRASTRUCTURE. The DOTC has plans in the works for more rail systems, a BRT system, and infrastructure to keep up with the megacity's demands.

How to stand out in the local food scene

Dec 22, 2015 - 6:16 PM

With the right approach not only will you get noticed you’re also bound to set yourself apart

Local BPO passes global test, is 2nd PH 'Endeavor' firm

Dec 16, 2015 - 8:15 PM

PH based offshore recruiting firm PSG Global Solutions plans to set up a subsidiary to offer its services locally with Endeavor’s help

HIGH IMPACT. PSG Global Solutions Co-Presidents (from left) Brian Cotter and Vivek Padmanabhan first met as senior executives in eTelecare, a Manila-based BPO company which they helped go public before deciding to set up PSG. Photo courtesy of Endeavor Philippines