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A global digital well-being study reveals the poor state of Internet in the Philippines.
Access to the Internet has become a sore spot for the Philippines lately. Now that people are working from home, most are finding that their personal providers are slow, unreliable, or, worst, unavailable, as in there is no connection to the world wide ...
 
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Dennis Anthony Uy says the company is doing everything it can to respond to its customer’s needs.
Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has issued a statement addressing customer complaints related to its internet services. The statement comes from no less than the founder and CEO of Converge ICT, Dennis Anthony Uy.Also read: The Most Prominent Families in Manila“I am reaching out to ...
 
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What’s it going to take for big companies to start taking better care of their customers?
I was stuck in our house in Cavite during the first stretch of strict lockdowns that started in March because of COVID-19. Thankfully, internet service there is stable, which is a godsend considering that I, like many other people, suddenly had to ...
 
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Unfortunately, it’s not in the Philippines.
We’re always complaining about slow and unstable internet in the Philippines, and for good reason. Multiple studies have confirmed that the country has one of the slowest internet speeds in the region. But researchers in Australia report that they’ve set a new internet speed ...
 
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The PCC says this is the first abuse of dominance case in the country.
A unit of low-cost residential property developer Urban Deca Homes and its parent company 8990 Holdings Inc. has been fined by the Philippine Competition Commission for imposing a single Internet Service Provider (ISP) on its unit owners and tenants. Urban Deca Homes Manila Condominium Corporation ...
 
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The world wide web was conceived as a space to share information for neither power or profit. Thirty years later it's more or less the exact opposite. Still: here's a few things its bestowed upon us we feel truly #blessed about
March 12 marked the thirtieth year since Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web, the information space which lead to the internet as we know it. It's hard to comprehend that only thirty years in the past there was a world without ...
 
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We're only ahead of Malawi, Mali, and Ethiopia.
The third telco can’t come soon enough.The Philippines ranked 97th out of 100 countries in the 2019 Inclusive Internet Index in terms of competitive environment, which “measures the concentration of the marketplace for Internet service provision.” This means that of the 100 countries ...
 
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We Are Social's data shows that the Philippines has the highest average daily music listening time.
Aside from spending the most amount of time online, Filipinos took the crown in another pastime: listening to music.Whether it’s to keep them productive at work or entertained while traveling, Filipinos have a soundtrack to their lives. And the statistics back it up: ...
 
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Filipinos spent 10 hours a day online last year.
A recent report shows the glaring reality of how much time Filipinos spend (and waste) online.In 2018, Filipinos spent an average of 10 hours a day online in 2018, making the country the home of the world’s top Internet users. That’s an ...
 
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But the difference won’t make your connection lightning fast.
When you want to download something on your phone, would you rather use your mobile data or connect to a Wi-Fi network? Chances are you’ll go for the latter, as aside from being cheaper, Wi-Fi connections are much faster than mobile.But a ...
 
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Here's how to access some missing articles you may need.
If you’ve recently tried to access any government-hosted websites, you might have noticed that the Philippines has run into a spot of technical difficulties.Last week, the DICT issued a statement saying that “The Government Web Hosting Service (GWHS) is experiencing hardware failure ...
 
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The amount of activity spent online on a global scale is nothing short of amazing.
People all over the world are obsessed with data, and the Internet has us generating a staggering amount of it. The amount of activity spent online on a global scale is nothing short of amazing.In March 2017, Lori Lewis and Chadd Callahan ...
 
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We break down the science of color perception and how this sneaker is exactly the same case as that darn dress from two years ago.
The worlds of Facebook and Twitter were sent into a flurry yesterday as the color of a sneaker sparked much debate. Similar to the heated discussion in 2015 about whether a dress in a post was blue and black or white and ...
 
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As a child, she was so poor that she had to plug the holes in her shoes with candy wrappers. Now, Dr. Astrid Tuminez uses her experiences to help the marginalized.
Dr. Astrid Tuminez is a living testament to how profoundly education can change a person's life. Now Microsoft's regional director for corporate, external, and legal affairs in Southeast Asia, Dr. Tuminez is also an accomplished speaker and a widely published author with a long ...
 
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It's the Internet, but that doesn't mean you can't be a gentleman.
Traditionally, any lists of 'essential man skills' have included things like 'making a fire', 'changing a plug' or 'opening a bottle without a corkscrew'.But all of those things take place in the real world, and who the hell hangs out there anymore?Instead, ...
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