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July 31, 2015, Friday
  • Roxas on serving gov’t: “Ibubuhos ko ang lahat. Wala akong ititira para sa sarili ko.” about 1 hour ago |
  • Roxas to the Filipino people: “Mga boss, hindi ko sasayangin ang tiwala ninyo.” about 1 hour ago |
  • Roxas on Pres. Aquino: “Pnoy allowed us to imagine again what the Filipino is capable of.” about 1 hour ago |
  • Roxas: “Ako si Mar Roxas at tinatanggap ko ang hamon ng ating mga boss.” about 1 hour ago |
  • Roxas: “Buong tapang at buong paninindigan kong tinatanggap ang tawag ng daang matuwid.” about 1 hour ago |
  • Roxas to Aquino: “I have never met a president who sacrificed so much for the country.” about 1 hour ago |
  • Roxas’ voice breaks as he remembers his brother Dinggoy’s memory. about 1 hour ago |
  • Roxas says it was his brother Dinggoy who died in 1993 who should have taken on the legacy of serving government. about 1 hour ago |
  • Roxas: Dito sa Club Filipino ko unang sinabing “Bayan, bago ang sarili.” about 1 hour ago |
  • Pres. Aquino: “Ang magtutuloy sa atin sa Daang Matuwid, ang paniwala ko po, walang iba ang taong ito kundi si Mar Roxas.” about 1 hour ago |
  • Pres. Aquino: “Bakit tayo magpapaakit sa ‘baka,’ kung meron namang sigurado?” about 1 hour ago |
  • Pres. Aquino: “All of us have the obligation to choose the right President.” 2 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino recalls Fmr. Sen. Joker Arroyo used to compare his group as a gathering of people who could fit into a Volkswagen Beetle. 2 hours ago |
  • Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte Mayor Rommel Arnado at Club Filipino praises the peace that Aquino gov’t has put in place in his town. 2 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino and DILG Sec. Mar Roxas enter Kalayaan Hall of Club Filipino. 2 hours ago |
  • Program at Club Filipino includes testimonials from Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program’s beneficiaries. 2 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino’s convoy arrives at Club Filipino in San Juan. 2 hours ago |
  • Fire hits a residential area in Laong Laan, Sampaloc, Manila. 2 hours ago |
  • Road in front of Club Filipino in San Juan currently closed to motorists. 2 hours ago |
  • Liberal Party calls the jam-packed event at Club Filipino ‘A Gathering of Friends.’ 2 hours ago |
  • LP Senators Frank Drilon, Ralph Recto, Bam Aquino & TG Guingona as well as DBM Sec. Butch Abad among those present at Club Filipino. 2 hours ago |
  • ‘Cory Aquino Hall’ in Club Filipino where LP’s event is being held is also where Cory Aquino had taken her oath as PH President. 2 hours ago |
  • ‘Cory Aquino Hall’ in Club Filipino is where Roxas had announced that he was giving way to Aquino for 2010 polls. 2 hours ago |
  • DILG Sec. Mar Roxas arrives at Club Filipino in San Juan with wife Korina Sanchez. 3 hours ago |
  • Program at Club Filipino in San Juan for Pres. Aquino’s endorsement of Mar Roxas’ presidential candidacy begins at 10:30 am Friday. 3 hours ago |
  • Solgen says Manila City Gov’t violated ordinance when it granted zoning & building permits to Torre de Manila’s builders. 18 hours ago |
  • Solgen Florin Hilbay blames Manila City government for the construction of Torre de Manila. 18 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman perpetually bars Ex-ARMM Gov. Zaldy Ampatuan from holding public office. 19 hours ago |
  • Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio named new Quezon City Police District Chief. 19 hours ago |
  • Binay says Roxas’ campaign will be backed by government’s machinery. 19 hours ago |
  • Binay says Roxas is not a threat to his presidential bid. 19 hours ago |
  • Fire hits a school in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental. 19 hours ago |
  • Malacanang says the 2016 national budget has no pork barrel allocation. 19 hours ago |
  • DOJ files case against the importer of trash from Canada. 19 hours ago |
  • Alma Moreno and Princess Jacel Kiram to run under UNA’s senatorial slate. 19 hours ago |
  • Binay says he has yet to complete his UNA senatorial slate. 19 hours ago |
  • Mar Roxas visits graves of Roxases at Manila North Cemetery prior to Aquino’s pres’l endorsement. 19 hours ago |
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Tech trends set stage for mobile, playful 2014

By AFP | Dec. 14, 2013 at 09:03pm

Twitter’s triumphant market debut, the rise of smart fashion and a new generation of game consoles highlighted the tech world this year, portending more mobile and social trends in 2014.

 Meanwhile Apple regained some lost momentum and Microsoft sought to reboot by announcing it was seeking a new chief executive.

Twitter – The one-to-many messaging service made the most hotly-anticipated stock market debut of the year in early November. Twitter, which has yet to make a profit, saw its shares leap out of the gate and is credited with helping to fuel a stock market rally along with fears of a new Internet bubble.

Netflix – Faith that the online streaming television and film service showed in digital content is paying off. Netflix competes with HBO and its share price more than tripled in 2013, but growing competition includes a streaming video service by Amazon.com.

Video Games – “Grand Theft Auto V” set new records in production cost as well as speedy sales. The game cost as much to make as a Hollywood blockbuster, but racked up more than $1 billion in sales in the three days after its release. In November, Microsoft and Sony released new-generation Xbox One and PlayStation 4 video game consoles, respectively, each selling more than a million units in the first 24 hours on the market.

Bitcoin – This digital currency weathered a mini-crash and rebounded by year’s end. Popular with geek treasure hunters who “mine” bitcoins online, the Internet version of cash is also tempting to criminals. It was used for payments at online drug black market Silk Road, which was shut down by US police in October.

Google – Google’s Android software has come to dominate a smartphone and tablet market once ruled by Apple gadgets. But spins put on Android devices by device makers frustrate “app” developers, and Samsung has started to pull away from Google by emphasizing its own platform. Google is also getting attention for innovations such as Internet-linked eye wear, robotics, and high-speed cable lines.

Phablets – Big screens on smartphones have become big hits with users, with handsets growing nearly as large as tablets.

Personal Computers – Global PC sales continued to slump as smartphones and tablets became more central to accessing the Internet. Microsoft, which built its technology empire on packaged software for PCs, is under pressure and its Windows 8 operating system received a mixed reception.

Apple – The culture-changing California company rolled out slick new iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers while an arguably spoiled marketplace watched in vain for “the next big thing,” such as an iWatch or revolutionary iTV box. If Apple sticks to its pattern, the time to wow the world will be in 2014. iPhone remains a bestseller and appeared poised to debut on the colossal China Mobile network.

BlackBerry – The smartphone that pioneered the market, and once ruled workplaces, missed with a new BB10 platform seen as crucial to its revival, if not its survival. Between job losses, an aborted sale of the company and departure of the boss and other leaders, the group is at the brink.

Wearable computing – Bracelets, pendants, eyeglass frames and other accessories infused with sensors, computing power, and connections to the Internet through smartphones or other means kicked off a “quantified self” movement. The merging of fashion, wardrobe and computing is likely to accelerate in 2014, with devices promising to help people stay fit, informed, comfortable, and more.

Startups – Tumblr was bought for more than $1 billion by aging Internet pioneer Yahoo and Snapchat reportedly turned down a multi-billion-dollar offer from Facebook as established Internet giants seek to stay young and hip by snapping up promising new technology enterprises. Glenn Chapman

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