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Bongbong Marcos: English and the Internet are Crucial for Businesses

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos said that ability to speak English and the internet are extremely important to the workforce to advance businesses. In fact, English is the language of the internet. This supports the president’s approval for the broadband project that provides the fiber optic infrastructure for faster and reliable internet.






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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos explains why he sponsored the bill that returns English as the medium for teaching in schools.



Investments

Telecommunications companies are urged to invest more in new technologies and facilities. The upgrade of their network infrastructure to speed up internet connection in the country must be a priority. UP professor emeritus Epictetus Patalinghug notes the increase of the rate of change of average connection speed in the Philippines.The gap can only be supplemented by new investments in network facilities.




Main Players

For 2017, PLDT and Globe raise their capital expenditures for expansion of their networks and improve the quality of service. PLDT plans to spend P40 billion for capital expenditures this year. Globe allot about P38 billion for capital in 2017. This is mainly for deployments of LTE services using the 700 megahertz (MHz) and 2600 MHz frequencies. Increased 3G capacities, further expansion of mobile coverage, and deployment of fiber broadband technology for homes are also on the list.










Filipinos can Excel

Bongbong Marcos said that whether we like it or not, English is the language of the internet. He sponsored its return as the teaching medium when he was still a senator. He stresses that the Filipinos have the edge for international job placements because they speak English than other nationalities.

Nationalistic Reason

The Filipinos can still be very nationalistic even if almost all speak English. They have a distinct culture that only Filipinos have from the national wears to daily customs of respecting the elderly, helping out as a community or “Bayanihan” and more. English and the internet nowadays are the two things that are most needed for work, businesses, and even in daily life as a world-class Filipino.




The President’s Answer to Robredo’s Social Media War: Broadband Project for Faster Internet Speed

http://www.philstar.com/business/2017/03/12/1680140/telco-investments-crucial-boosting-internet-speed




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Why Blame Zuckerberg for Facebook Killing? He’s a Brilliant Innovator!

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Mark Zuckerberg paid tribute to Robert Godwin Sr, the victim of alleged Facebook killing. His social network had been criticized over the delay of the live killing clip removal online. He said that they are doing all they can to prevent such tragedy from happening again – but how much power does he has to stop the misuse of social media?






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[VIDEO]: At Facebook’s F8 developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company will focus on building stronger communities in the wake of the tragedy in Cleveland.



AI Not Smart Enough

WHEN STEVE STEPHENS uploaded a 57-second video to FB of himself shooting and killing a man Sunday, the video stayed on Stephens’ Facebook page for more than 2 hours before the company finally pulled it down. Read more: https://www.wired.com/2017/04/ai-isnt-smart-enough-yet-spot-horrific-facebook-videos/




Gunman’s Suicide

Two days after an extraordinary crime, a murder that the killer recorded and posted on Facebook, it was a hankering for something reassuringly normal as a McDonald’s meal that tripped him up on Tuesday when a manhunt ended with a tip to the police, a brief chase and the gunman’s suicide: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/us/facebook-killer-suicide-erie.html?_r=0










Despite Tragedy, FB Still Innovates

Having to set up a new phone or tablet is a hassle, especially when it comes to installing and logging back in to all of your apps. This process should be a little easier in future, though, if the app developers involved are using Facebook Login. The social network announced an upgrade to its login feature at F8 this week, which will remember apps you’ve linked with Facebook in the past, and make logging in to them as simple as a single tap.. Check here: http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/19/15353850/facebook-login-re-install-appsf8

Is FB Paranoid?

FB acknowledged it took them more than two hours to remove the clips after the first video was posted. This is despite it having received complaints in the process. Can this be the reason why automatic Facebook reporting seems like acting paranoid? Most of the posts now that is done randomly even to own groups are being reported. Not to mention the blocking and elimination of new accounts. Can’t really blame FB or Zuckerberg for that matter. It is not easy to be judged by others.




http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39629343




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Facebook Personal Donation and New Camera Features Aim to Stop Suicide

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Facebook introduced a new camera that gives users more options to share and enhance photos and videos. The new feature is compatible with iOS and about to be launched soon, The best part is, another functionality to raise money through GoFundMe is already integrated via FB to hopefully stop the rising rate of suicide especially among teens.






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[VIDEO]: – FB is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let people’s cameras “do the talking” as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.



GoFundMe

On Thursday, the social network introduced a new personal fundraiser feature à la GoFundMe. FB users will be able to create donation pages to raise money for things like tuition money, medical procedures, and other emergencies. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-personal-donation-gofundme-2017-3




Snapchat

FB’S TACTICAL ASSAULT on Snapchat is nearly complete. This morning, the big blue giant launched a trio of features: a fun new effects-filled camera that sits a swipe over from your News Feed; a place for disappearing stories; and a way to share straight from your camera to your friends. That’s a lot of words to say a simple thing: Facebook just launched Snapchat. You almost have to wonder if Evan Spiegel, Snap CEO and newly minted super-rich dude, feels just a little bit proud. Here’s more: https://www.wired.com/2017/03/facebook-camera-means-snapping-officially-future/










Almost Like Snapchat

FB Camera Effects = Snapchat Filters: According to a blog post, Facebook is rolling out “dozens” of special effects, like “masks, frames, and interactive filters” that users can add to their photos. It will also begin to add branded filters from movies geared toward kids and teens like “Despicable Me 3” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” These kinds of silly and light-hearted filters are core to the Snapchat experience, and a big reason why teens use it to communicate. Click here: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/28/facebook-camera-stories-disappearing-messages-ape-snapchat.html

Noble Cause Using Technology

The Facebook camera offers a variety of filters, masks, frames, animations and other interactive elements. This is to visually decorate images and video just like in Snapchat. It allows users to integrate dynamic designs and a video and photos limited existence as needed. These tools are useful when fundraising as well. Each personal campaign is reviewed by Facebook staff for approval. Contacts can send money directly on Facebook using the installed payments facility. Facebook usually takes 5% processing and verification fee for charitable donations.




http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7743455/facebook-adds-new-camera-and-snapchat-like-features




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Netflix’s Anti-Piracy Strategy is to Give Much better Options

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Netflix is now very tough on piracy. It reveals its plan to hire someone online with legal and internet piracy experience to manage its newly created Global Copyright Protection Group. Based in Los Angeles, it’s mission is to stop people from accessing online its original content for free. Netflix is known for its success with own series like Stranger Things, House of Cards and The Crown.






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[VIDEO]: Netflix goes on record saying HBO is not its only big threat, it’s also up against pirates.



The Right Manager

It is advertising a position for legal counsel in its global copyright protection division. The company is looking to expand its newly-established global copyright protection group with the addition of a manager. Read more: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/204344-netflix-hiring-lawyer-to-fight-online-piracy.html




User Piracy

Being the clearly defined leader of the streaming medium, you’d think that the company would be diverting much of its attention towards combating the presumably a threat to its business model in piracy. However, it seems that the issue which is forcing much of the entertainment industry to adapt their old ways is simply rolling off the back of the colossal content provider. In fact, it’s looking as if Netflix have been successfully factoring user piracy into their plans! Details here: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/How-Netflix-Using-Piracy-Determine-Its-Business-Model-71434.html










Anti-Piracy Efforts

Since Netflix’s priorities are shifting more to the production of original content, piracy is also turning into a more serious problem. The company wasn’t very concerned about copyright infringement in the past, but today it has its own “Global Copyright Protection Group” and an anti-piracy focus that’s on par with many major Hollywood studios. Check here: https://torrentfreak.com/netflix-gets-serious-about-its-anti-piracy-efforts-170324/

Affordable Access

The best way to combat piracy is by offering an inexpensive, convenient way to watch TV. It should be a good and attractive alternative means of entertainment. Netflix has subscribed to this idea. At one time it claims that its low-cost streaming service helps to curb illegal activity. A notable reduction in piracy in countries where they operate such as the U.S. and Canada are noted, company spokeswoman Marlee Tart said.




http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/netflix-piracy-content-downloading-copyright-1.4043163




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Elon Musk: Neuralink Develops a Process to Download and Upload Human Memory

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Elon Musk, Tesla’s Chief Executive launches Neuralink. It aims to develop technology that connects human brains to computers. In a tweet by Musk, it reveals that the said the company was in its very early stages of development and it is registered as an entity for “medical research.”






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[VIDEO]: Elon Musk discusses his views on AI integration in everyday life.



Elon Musk Targets the Brain

Not quite content with infiltrating garages, roofs and lunar orbit, Elon Musk has set his sights on another target — the brain. The visionary billionaire will play a lead role in an artificial-intelligence startup called Neuralink, focusing on integrating the human brain with computers, according to reports. Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/28/elon-musks-new-startup-your-brain/




Brain-Computer Interface Venture

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture called Neuralink. The company, which is still in the earliest stages of existence and has no public presence whatsoever, is centered on creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain, with the eventual purpose of helping human beings merge with software and keep pace with advancements in artificial intelligence. These enhancements could improve memory or allow for more direct interfacing with computing devices. Here’s more: http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/27/15077864/elon-musk-neuralink-brain-computer-interface-ai-cyborgs










Neuralink Launched

Tesla founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk has launched a company called Neuralink through which computers could merge with human brains, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Read here: http://fortune.com/2017/03/27/elon-musk-neuralink/

Neural Lace Technology

The company will develop so-called “neural lace” technology which implants tiny electrodes into the brain. The technique can be used to improve memory or give humans added artificial intelligence capability. Specialists in the field envision a time when humans are able to upload and download thoughts. Perhaps a good strategy to avoid overloaded memory.




http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39416231