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PHILIPPINES

GrabCar becomes Philippines' first authorised ride-sharing app

MANILA: Philippine transport authorities authorised GrabCar as the first company to operate under new rules governing ride-sharing apps, state and company officials said on Wednesday.

10 Jul 2015

PHILIPPINES

PLDT buys Rocket Internet for €333m

MANILA, PHILLIPINES: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), the country's leading telecommunications provider, said it was buying a 10% stake in German Internet developer Rocket Internet for €333m

8 Aug 2014

PHILIPPINES

Dozens held in Philippines over global 'sextortion' ring

MANILA, PHILLIPPINES - Dozens of people have been arrested in the Philippines in a multinational crackdown on the exploding global menace of Internet "sextortion", Interpol and local police said.

5 May 2014

PHILIPPINES

Young, internet-driven Filipinos more sexually active

MANILA, PHILLIPINES: Young Filipinos are becoming more sexually adventurous as the traditionally powerful Roman Catholic Church loses its influence on the internet and smart phones, according to a study released on Thursday (6 February).

7 Feb 2014

PHILIPPINES

Anonymous Philippines pledge more cyber-attacks

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: - Some 100 masked members of the hacking group Anonymous Philippines marched on parliament, denouncing corruption and pledging more cyber attacks, a week after 30 government websites were paralysed.

6 Nov 2013

SINGAPORE

Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners

SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.

19 Sep 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012

MALAYSIA

Mobile views of websites see strong growth

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Effective Measure, a leading provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets, has reported that over 115 million web pages are viewed on mobile devices in the month of September 2011 in Malaysia - attributing to a 6% increase in mobile page views from the start of the year.

25 Oct 2011

SINGAPORE

Online banking on the rise in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE: comScore, Inc has released the latest results from a study of Internet usage in Southeast Asia. The report found that an increasing number of consumers across the region turned to online banking throughout 2010.

9 Mar 2011

SINGAPORE

Global mobile user survey released

SINGAPORE: Despite mobile device functionality becoming ever more sophisticated, research, released this week by mobile media company BuzzCity, shows that mobiles are actually sustaining, not replacing, consumer demand for PCs.

By Dr KF Lai 16 Feb 2011

UNITED STATES

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010