PLDT, Metro Pacific setting up incubation, angel investment facility

The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and the Metro Pacific Investments Corp. are currently setting up a program that aims to support technological entrepreneurship in the country, officials said last week. “If you look at the companies in the group, we are all heavy users and developers of technology. We all benefit from technology,”Continue reading “PLDT, Metro Pacific setting up incubation, angel investment facility”

Innovation

It is always refreshing and inspiring to cover the Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (Sweep) Innovation and Excellence Awards. The annual contest pits engineering schools throughout the country in a contest on the use of mobile technology to solve community problems. Anyone in despair at the state of education in the country need only toContinue reading “Innovation”

Mapua student team wins Sweep Innovation and Excellence Award with Braille cellphone, obstacle detector

SEEING a blind masseuse crouching silently on a corner with a cellphone held to her head gave three graduating Mapua Institute of Technology engineering students the idea for an undergraduate project and thesis. “I asked the receptionist what she was doing and she said the masseuse received a text message and was listening to it,”Continue reading “Mapua student team wins Sweep Innovation and Excellence Award with Braille cellphone, obstacle detector”

Is this the end of SMS?

Apple announced last week that the next version of its operating system (OS) will incorporate features first introduced in the iPhone and iPad “re-imagined for the Mac.” OSX Mountain Lion, which is scheduled for release later this year, will have Notification Center, iCloud integration, Reminders, Notes, Game Center and Messages – features that are currentlyContinue reading “Is this the end of SMS?”