December 15, 2019

Month: August 2018

Huawei Defies U.S. Blacklist as it Registers 23.2% H1 Revenue Growth

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News Highlights: ​H1 2019 results: Solid performance, stable growth In the first half of 2019, Huawei generated CNY401.3 billion in revenue – a 23.2% increase year-on-year. Net profit margin was 8.7%. Broken down by business group:  Revenue from our carrier […]

PSBank Dives into Bonds with Php6.3-B Issue

​Media Release: MAKATI – Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) has listed its Fixed Rate Bonds due 2021 with a total issue size of Php6.3 billion. The amount is approximately twice its initial target of Php3 billion. With a quarterly coupon rate of 5.6% per annum, this issue hikes the year-to-date total of new listings on PDEx […]

Decommissioning Process Brings Gov’t Panel to 6 MILF Camps in BARMM

 ​Highlights:   — Gov’t Implementing Panel visits six MILF identified camps, such as Camp Bushra, Camp Bilal, Camp Abubakar as-Siddique (Headquarters), Camp Rajamuda, Camp Omar, and Camp Bad’r.   — Decommissioning of MILF combatants and weapons, major component of 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).   — First batch of 75 MILF fighters start […]

IDC MarketScape Names SAP S/4HANA® Cloud Leader in SaaS

​Media Release: SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced it has been named a leader in “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Manufacturing ERP Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment” (doc# US45098119 June 2019). The report recognizes SAP S/4HANA® Cloud as an intelligent ERP solution, which enables various business processes critical to manufacturers, including idea to design, procure to […]

DOST Seeks to Control Dengue Mosquito Population via Sterile Insect Technique

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News Highlights: — Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) doing Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) to control dengue-carrying mosquito. — Rendering mosquito sterile (baog in Pilipino) to suppress its population succeeded in Guandong, China. — PNRI plans to released gamma-sterilized male […]

Secure Your Passwords As Kaspersky Reveals 60% Rise in Malware Stealers

​Media Release: — Be sure to secure your passwords strongly; you’ll never know when cyber bad guys strike, or some unknown malware called stealers” have already stolen them. — Kaspersky has reported on the 60% increase of this malware going the rounds of cyberspace. THE use of malware designed to harvest consumers’ digital data – […]

Gov’t Panel Pays Historic Visit to Ex-Enemy MILF’s Camp Rajamuda

Media Release:​ CAMP RAJAMUDA, Pikit, North Cotabato (July 25, 2019) – Government of the Philippines (GPH) Implementing Panel members arrived at this Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) camp Tuesday, 19 years after the Estrada Administration’s all-out-war against the MILF. it marks the first time the GPH panel has set foot on the camp, which was […]

IBM Study Shows Data Breach Costs Rising with Years of Impact

Media Release: TODAY (July 23) IBM Security and Ponemon Institute released their annual study which examines the financial consequence of a data breach, based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of real-world data breaches. Some highlights. Longtail financial impact: For the first time this year, the report examined the longtail costs of data breaches and […]

China’s OPPO Ready to Build US$1.5-B R&D Complex in Guandong Province

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — CHINA phone manufacturer OPPO is establishing a 10 billion Renminbi (RMB)  research and development (R&D) complex in Guandong province. The site will be in the town of Chang’an, Dongguan, Guandong. In today’s currency exchange rate, the RMB10 billion […]

‘Insurtech’ Poised to Disrupt Insurance Industry; What Lies Ahead?

Media Release:  By BRAD SMITH, Technology Expert at TurnOnVPN THE insurance industry is one of the oldest in the financial world. It has largely remained unchanged for decades largely because it has always been impenetrable to less resourceful newcomers. For a long time, capital and trust seem to be the only pillars that mattered. Interestingly, in […]