Shopee shares 3 predictions for Philippine e-commerce market in 2021

There will be increased adoption of digital payments, growth in the logistics industry, and innovative retail strategies from brands and sellers The ongoing pandemic has brought about a broad, deep, and irreversible shift to online for businesses and consumers, a trend that will continue in the new normal. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast…

Smart ramps up 5G rollout in Cebu

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), wireless arm of the country’s largest integrated telco PLDT, is accelerating the rollout of its 5G network across Cebu. Customers with Smart 5G-certified phones can now unlock the capabilities of Smart 5G’s superfast speeds, ultra-low latency, and higher efficiency in select areas in the cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu,…

PLDT-Smart expands capabilities to fight online sexual abuse of children

Poverty made worse by a pandemic is fueling the increase in online sexual abuse and exploitation of children or OSEAC, PLDT-Smart officials said in an online forum with journalists yesterday. The forum was held in time for today’s global celebration of Safer Internet Day. “With schools shut, the children have become dependent on the Internet,…

realme 6 Series price drops, starts at P8,990

realme shows more love for its squad with P3,000 price drop on its realme 6 and 6 Pro models There is no stopping realme Philippines from showing some love to its Filipino fans this Love Month. The leading smartphone brand in the country is permanently dropping the price of the realme 6 and 6 Pro…

With over 200K touchpoints, PayMaya enables cashless for all Filipinos

Digital financial services leader PayMaya is leading the charge toward financial inclusion as it expands its footprint to reach over 200,000 touchpoints nationwide, the largest network in the country to date. Filipinos can easily pay, add money, cash out, or remit using their PayMaya accounts through these accessible touchpoints that include convenience stores, retail merchants,…

Smart’s high-speed internet in historic island town

Limasawa, an island whose historical significance dates back five centuries, has entered the age of high-speed internet with the recent launch of Smart Communications, Inc.’s LTE network there. This comes months ahead of the start of the yearlong celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Christianization of the Philippines.

realme kickstarts 2021 with the best deals of the month

Young Filipinos ready to join the realme squad can score up to P3,000 off in discounts this January With all the challenges Filipinos needed to triumph over in 2020, the hope for a New Year of new beginnings and renewed fighting spirit is shared by many. realme, the number one smartphone brand in the Philippines,…

Trend Micro to elevate cybersecurity in the country through conference, training

With the ongoing health crisis, businesses are abruptly shifting their setups by applying work-from-home (WFH) schemes and going digital with their processes. As corporations and enterprises around the country go online as a response to the lockdown measures, the line that separates work from private lives gets blurred.

realme starts 2021 with multiple awards worldwide

Fastest-growing smartphone brand attributes local and international success to value and quality of its globally-recognized products The previous year is one to remember for realme as it scored local and international awards for its quality products and business milestones. realme’s success in 2020 showcased real strength across all business silos thereby exceeding industry expectations.

Infinix unveils sleek, fast, and long-lasting Note 8 in the Philippines

Infinix, the premium online-driven smartphone brand, recently launched Note 8 in the Philippines. Targeted at the mid-to-high end market segment, the brand’s new flagship model comes with a high-performance MediaTek Helio G80 processor, an immersive 6.95” screen, a large dual front camera, 64MP Ultra HD 6 cameras, and a massive fast-charging 5200mAh battery.

realme strengthens customer service in 2021, opens 8 dedicated service centers nationwide

realme Philippines capped 2020 on a high note after a series of successful product launches and campaigns that catapulted it to be the number 1 smartphone brand in the country in just two years. This 2021, realme Philippines fortifies its commitment to providing the best service to Filipino users by establishing eight dedicated realme service…

All ways digital: Connectivity eases life under lockdown

A lifestyle that greatly depended on technology and connectivity used to be the stuff of science fiction. But when the unprecedented global health crisis forced countries to implement hard lockdowns, the digital lifestyle became a reality for everyone as it ushered in the “new normal”, fast-tracking a widespread digital pivot where many of us were…

Over 3,000 sites blocked: PLDT-Smart reinforces online child protection, boosts safety through targeted platform

The Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT Inc. and its wireless unit, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), continue to fortify protection from online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) during the coronavirus pandemic. The PLDT Group has taken down 3,011 sites that host illicit content featuring children as mandated by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

2021 will redefine 21st century: “Fjord Trends 2021” report from Accenture Interactive

Annual report finds as 2020 forced the world to re-examine how it lives, works, and plays, 2021 will see 7 trends emerge that map out new, hopeful territory for businesses, consumers, and society As the COVID-19 crisis redefines how economies and society as a whole function, human ingenuity has sparked a wave of innovation set…

PayMaya leads MSMEs’ digital and cashless shift under New Normal

More Filipino business owners and casual sellers have readily embraced digital payments as a key component of doing business under the New Normal, propelled by ready business-in-a-box solutions from digital financial services leader PayMaya. As of end-November, the number of micro-, small-, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) using PayMaya’s various digital payment acceptance solutions have grown…