Tag Archives: News

Beach lovers, there’s good news. Philippines’ resort island Boracay may reopen in four months

The Philippines is looking to shorten the closure period for its most popular holiday hotspot, Boracay, to four months from six. But the number of visitors allowed when it reopens will be slashed, the tourism minister said on Wednesday. A masterplan to redevelop Boracay, which has turned into a “cesspool” due to pollution, according to President Rodrigo Duterte, into a ... Read More »

Twitter Seeks Business Ad Dollars With Live News, CEO Tweets

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter is going after a more niche business audience With the move, it will start competing with LinkedIn Twitter has 330 million monthly active users, struggling to grow Twitter is turning its spotlight onto a new demographic in its bid to lure more advertising dollars to its social media platform: deep-pocketed business users. The microblogging service has 330 million monthly ... Read More »

ESPN’s new social media policy won’t change how Adam Schefter and Woj break news

After coming under scrutiny for inconsistent enforcement of its social media policy, ESPN announced in September that it would revise the company’s guidelines. That policy was released on Thursday. In the wake of Jemele Hill’s suspension, ESPN communicated a more specific stance on political and social issues when it comes to social media. But, at first, it also appeared to change ... Read More »

Blogging competition aims to fight fake news

MANILA – In a bid to fight the spread of fake news, a group of truth advocates will stage a blogging competition later this month. Tagged the #BreaktheFake Blogathon, the contest will pit groups of three writers against each other for a chance to win P10,000. The team which comes in second will get P5,000, and the third placer will ... Read More »

Just how partisan is Facebook’s fake news? We tested it

It was only a few minutes after my imaginary Trump supporter “Todd White” began exploring Facebook that he learned filmmaker Michael Moore was staging a coup d’etat against president-elect Donald Trump. Todd also learned that Trump won the popular vote. And that there were people paid to protest at Trump rallies. None of that is true, of course. That’s the sort of ... Read More »

Mukesh Ambani’s 4G Phone Targets Two-Thirds Of India’s Mobile Phone Buyers

India’s youngest telecom operator Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. has launched a 4G-enabled feature phone as it looks to tap a market that contributes two-thirds of the handset sales in the country. The JioPhone, essentially a basic phone with some capabilities of a smartphone, will be “effectively free”, said Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the 40th annual general meeting of its parent ... Read More »

Moto C, Yu Yureka Black, Nokia’s Android Phones, OnePlus 5 Leaks, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS The Moto C is a budget Android launched at Rs. 5,999 The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are now available offline as well The modular Essential Phone by Android ‘founder’ Andy Rubin was announced Missed out on technology news during the week? You’ve come to the right place to catch up on everything of note that happened. One ... Read More »

Facebook redesigns Trending Topics on mobile to show more news sources

Today, Facebook announced an update to its Trending Topics section that will make the list of news stories easier to parse on mobile with a more diverse list of sources. Now, when you click on a news topic from the search bar on an iPhone, you’ll get multiple stories from different outlets that can be swiped through in a carousel ... Read More »

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson breaks internet with news of latest pick, baby Sienna

The pick is in. Er. . . or actually out. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is now a Dad. Wilson and his wife Ciara took to social media Friday to announce the arrival of their new baby girl, Sienna Princess Wilson. It’s only fate the couple welcomed their child during the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. “Dear Sienna ... Read More »

Elizabeth Warren On Student Debt Collectors And More Education News

As we head toward Tax Day, we’ve got student debt and state education plans on our minds in another edition of the NPR Ed Team’s weekly roundup. Student debt We reported at the start of the week that the total balance of student loan debt has nearly tripled in the past decade to $1.3 trillion. That growth is happening in ... Read More »