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YouTube FanFest 2020: SB19, Chloe Ting, and more

Image credit: YouTube FanFest
Image credit: YouTube FanFest

YouTube FanFest 2020 is back and the community event for YouTube creators and fans promises to be bigger than ever when it streams on Oct. 11.

The first official reveal of the lineup of YouTube FanFest 2020 was posted on Twitter. It includes the first Filipino boy group trained under a Korean entertainment company, SB19; Australian YouTuber and fitness personality Chloe Ting; and many more. Visit the site for the complete lineup.

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SYKES brings employees’ interest clubs online

Interest clubs: SYKES has turned their planned activities into virtual events.

To bolster engagement amid the pandemic, multinational business process outsourcing (BPO) pioneer SYKES Philippines has transformed the planned activities of its employees’ interest clubs into virtual events.

“At SYKES, we encourage a healthy work-life balance by heavily investing in the training, development, and overall success and engagement of our workforce and providing them avenues to pursue their passions with fellow SYKESers. We are especially keen on continuing our employee engagement programs now that we are in quarantine, considering how the current situation is significantly affecting our employees’ everyday lives. It’s a little more challenging with our work-from-home arrangements, but we believe that anything is possible if we set our mind to it,” said Lia Lynn Marcos, Human Resources, Senior Director, APAC of SYKES in a press statement.

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Ensuring academic integrity in the age of remote learning

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Remote learning is the new normal. As the dad of a college freshman in UP Diliman, I can tell you that online learning is no joke. My daughter and her classmates are probably studying even harder — and longer — because of these virtual classes than if they were physically going to school. And since remote learning is here to stay, every school will have to deal with the challenge of ensuring academic integrity.

“Moving forward, online education will become much more ingrained throughout the world. We are seeing that online learning is becoming a linchpin of the education system in the Philippines because of the pandemic. Governments have recognized the need for an agile education system that will remain functional, even during crises,” Jack Brazel, Head of Business Partnerships for Southeast Asia of Turnitin, told me in an email interview.

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Barber services and more offered on demand by MyKuya

Recognizing the needs of Filipinos in the new normal, on-demand service provider MyKuya has introduced new and unique offerings, including barber services in partnership with Felipe and Sons.

Recognizing the needs of Filipinos in the new normal, on-demand service provider MyKuya has introduced new and unique offerings, including barber services in partnership with Felipe and Sons.

MyKuya users can now hire a personal barber through the MyKuya app to give them a haircut or shave in the comfort of their own home or office. They can also request the barber to give them a quick shoulder and head massage as part of the service. The MyKuya partner barbers will wear their set of personal protective equipment and bring their own sanitized equipment.

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Modular data approach introduced by Seagate in PH

Seagate Technology has announced the availability of its Exos and Nytro Systems in the Philippines. With this launch, Seagate is introducing a revolutionary modular data approach to building and deploying storage systems.

Seagate Technology has announced the availability of its Exos and Nytro systems in the Philippines. With this launch, Seagate is introducing a revolutionary modular data approach to building and deploying storage systems.

The global datasphere is projected to grow to 175 zettabytes by the year 2025, and businesses are facing a phenomenal growth in data sources and data volume that needs to be stored and processed. In order to tame this complexity and continue to put data to work during this IT 4.0 environment, a multi-tier architecture that connects the cloud, edge computing, the Internet of Things, and traditional enterprise data centers is required.

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TransUnion tackles credit application dropouts, fraud

With the demand for digital access increasing dramatically due to COVID-19-related restrictions, TransUnion is helping address not only consumer pain points but also the rise in fraud.

With the demand for digital access increasing dramatically due to COVID-related restrictions, TransUnion is helping address not only consumer pain points but also the rise in fraud.

Already available in other TransUnion markets, TransUnion Seamless Onboarding has been recently launched in the Philippines. This will help both financial institutions and consumers experience an end-to-end digital (or digital-assisted) onboarding process that delivers a friction-right experience, while increasing conversions and loyalty, reducing fraud, and driving operational efficiencies.

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Power Mac Center offers UpTrade to Uplift program

To address the shortage of devices among students taking online classes, Power Mac Center has partnered with Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation for the UpTrade to Uplift program.

To address the shortage of devices among students taking online classes, Power Mac Center has partnered with Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation for the UpTrade to Uplift program.

According to official figures, there are 21.7 million students who enrolled for the upcoming school year and only a little over 500,000 electronic devices available to lend to teachers and public school students. While the opening of classes has been delayed to October, online learning during the pandemic may still be difficult to attain because of the lack of devices among students and schools.

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‘Oneiric Theater’: IZ*ONE dazzles in 1st online concert

"Oneiric Theater', the first online concert of 12-member South Korean-Japanese girl group IZ*ONE, truly delivered on the promise of a unique virtual experience powered by AR (augmented reality) and XR (extended reality).
We are still recovering from IZ*ONE’s stunning rendition of Red Velvet – Irene & Seulgi’s “Monster” in “Oneiric Theater”. How about you?

“Oneiric Theater’, the first online concert of 12-member South Korean-Japanese girl group IZ*ONE, truly delivered on the promise of a unique virtual experience powered by AR (augmented reality) and XR (extended reality).

More than the virtual effects, however, it was the real talent of all 12 members that shone through. They took their fans — dubbed WIZ*ONE — on a magical journey across different thematic stages, performing tracks not just from their comeback EP “Oneiric Diary”, but also their previous albums.

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A Life Less Analog, Entertainment, Technology

Netflix BLACKPINK documentary to ‘Light Up the Sky’

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BLACKPINK is the revolution. And the revolution is going global with the first Netflix K-pop original documentary, “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky”.

This certainly has been a momentous year for the popular K-pop girl group, which has been making history time and again. Not only are they coming out with their first full album in South Korea on Oct. 2, but they also debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Ice Cream“, their collaboration with international pop star Selena Gomez. This is a career-best rank for BLACKPINK, and also makes them the first K-pop girl group to enter the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Now, they are making history again with the Netflix BLACKPINK documentary, which comes out on Oct. 14.

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Multitasking made easy with Lenovo ThinkBook Plus

Lenovo has unveiled the ThinkBook Plus, a dual-screen laptop designed for the needs of millennials and Gen Z employees, who love multitasking.

The next-generation workforce is composed of millennials and Gen Z employees who love multitasking. Now Lenovo has unveiled a dual-screen laptop designed for their needs, the ThinkBook Plus.

The ThinkBook Plus features an innovative e-Ink cover display and an integrated Precision Pen for maximum functionality and productivity. It is specifically designed to help modern multitaskers perform better by improving their focus, collaboration, and creativity.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, Tab S7+ now available in PH

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ are now available through the Samsung Online Store, Samsung authorized stores, and partner merchants.

Looking for a device that you can seamlessly use at work and at play? The powerful Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ are now available through the Samsung Online Store, Samsung authorized stores, and partner merchants.

Users will enjoy the new and improved S Pen with ultra-low latency. This is best paired with the device’s 120Hz display refresh rate for the ultimate experience in writing or drawing.

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