Shares rebound as gov’t clears Pfizer vaccine use

By Revin Mikhael D. Ochave, Reporter PHILIPPINE shares ended higher on Thursday, ending its two-day skid, on the government’s approval of Pfizer, Inc.’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine for emergency use. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose 30.3 points or 0.41% to close at 7,273.15, while the all shares index climbed 16.01 points or 0.36% to end at 4,350.94.…

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American students need help through the pandemic, and the U.K.’s tutoring program could be a model

Last fall, the United Kingdom rolled out a national program that provides subsidized, personalized tutoring to elementary, middle, and high school students who fell behind when schools shut down as a result of the COVID outbreak. The U.K.’s National Tutoring Program, which will last two years, is specifically designed to bring disadvantaged students back up to speed. The entire £350 million…

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What You Need to Know About Online Learning

Have you recently taken an interest in online learning due to a hesitancy to attend conventional school related to the coronavirus pandemic? If so, you are not alone. Maybe you have always preferred online learning, and this has given you the perfect opportunity to thrive? Perhaps you have never taken an online course before, and are looking forward to beginning…

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YouTube Video Thumbnail Tips

While TikTok and newer video platforms get all of the attention, YouTube remains the dominant streaming content site. The site has two billion users worldwide, according to Statista. Furthermore, Google owns YouTube and privileges YouTube content in internet searches just as they do Google Books. This means you want to have a YouTube presence even if you’re mostly operating off…

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PSEi ends three-day climb as mart turns cautious

PHILIPPINE SHARES closed in negative territory on Tuesday, ending its three-day rally, as investors opted to pocket gains following a global debt watcher’s comments on the country’s growth prospects. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) dropped 46.68 points or 0.63% to close at 7,258.11, while the broader all shares index fell 35.57 points or 0.81% to end at 4,337.76.…

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CES loses the touch and feel

This is the web version of Data Sheet, a daily newsletter on the business of tech. Sign up to get it delivered free to your inbox.  It’s pretty dead along the strip in Las Vegas right now, though to be fair it’s also about 3 a.m. Pop in anytime via the great WorldCams site and take a peek. Internet video is…

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Can you use digital marketing solutions for a traditional brick-and-mortar business?

When you think of digital marketing you think of a strong social media presence, Facebook and Instagram ad campaigns and SEO driven traffic to a top-tier website, and effective email campaigns to lists of 10,000+ subscribers generating orders for a new, dynamic, e-commerce business. What doesn’t spring to mind is a more traditional business, essentially local rather than digital, established…

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Stocks rise on proposed changes to Constitution

By Revin Mikhael D. Ochave, Reporter STOCKS ended in positive territory on Monday as the market welcomed a proposal to amend economic provisions of the 1987 Philippine Constitution to attract more foreign investments into the country. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) improved 14.91 points or 0.2% to close at 7,304.79 yesterday, while the broader all shares index rose…

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Apple, Amazon remove Parler over accusations the platform helped incite Capitol attacks

Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are removing Parler from their services, part of a growing backlash after the social media network was among those used to organize Wednesday’s riots at the Capitol. Apple dropped Parler from its App Store, while Amazon’s cloud unit decided to stop hosting the social media company starting Sunday night. They joined Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which…

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