Posts in: October, 2015

PBA to donate proceeds of season opener to ‘Lando’ victims

The Philippine Basketball Association will donate proceeds of its season opener on Wednesday to the victims of Typhoon “Lando.”

“Proceeds of our season opener will be donated to the victims of Lando,” said PBA chair Robert Non on Monday shortly after a special board meeting was held to iron out details

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YouTube launching ad-free $10-a-month subscription service

YouTube is peeling back the curtain on a paid version of the video site that doesn’t have any ads.

The site, owned by Google, introduced the new $9.99 a month subscription option Wednesday. Called Red, it’ll launch in the United States on October 28 with a one-month free trial.

For the first

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Apple’s new billion-dollar business

As if Apple needed the money, Tim Cook is about to add yet another billion-dollar business to the company’s war chest.

Apple Music now has 15 million subscribers, Cook announced at a Wall Street Journal technology conference in Laguna Beach, California, on Monday evening. Of those 15 million, 6.5 million are

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Is shrinking superstorm evidence of climate change on Jupiter?

  • 25th Oct 2015
  • News

It makes our most turbulent terrestrial storms look like mere pipsqueaks. But remarkable new Hubble footage shows that Jupiter’s Great Red Spot — an anticyclonic storm system twice the size of Earth — is shrinking and turning orange. Is this evidence of Jovian climate change? And could the planet’s violent

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18 dead, more than 100,000 displaced after Typhoon Koppu hits Philippines

  • 23rd Oct 2015
  • News

Flooding unleashed by a deadly, slow-moving typhoon has invaded more towns in the northern Philippines, forcing people to clamber onto rooftops to await rescue.

Typhoon Koppu began battering the region over the weekend, driving tens of thousands from their homes.

At least 18 people — all but one in Luzon, the Philippines’

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Fireworks erupt between Clinton, Republicans at Benghazi hearing

  • 30th Oct 2015
  • News

The bitter political undercurrents surrounding the Benghazi attacks erupted Thursday with Democrats and Republicans feuding over the role of a special investigative panel while Hillary Clinton came under intense fire for her handling of the tragedy.

The panel’s top Republican, Trey Gowdy, and Democrat, Elijah Cummings, began shouting and interrupting each

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Model-actress Zendaya ‘shocked’ to find herself Photoshopped

A photo shoot with singer-actress Zendaya for a fashion magazine has become yet another flashpoint in the debate over whether retouched photos create unrealistic perceptions of beauty.

In an Instagram post, the 19-year-old said Tuesday that she was “shocked” to discover her hips and torso had been slimmed in photos taken

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Twitter cuts 8% of its workforce

Twitter said it is cutting 336 staff members, mostly from the product and engineering teams, in order to focus on the company’s top product priorities and become more efficient.

In an email to employees with the subject line “a more focused Twitter,” Dorsey said the layoffs will be difficult, but they

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NBA GM Survey 2015-16: Responses, Takeaways from Yearly Poll

NBA general managers are bullish on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers ahead of the 2015-16 season, choosing James as the projected MVP en route to a Cavs title. But he’s no longer the front office executives’ choice as the No. 1 franchise building block, an honor now held by

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PBA moves opening ceremonies, RoS-Star game to Wednesday

The opening of the 41st Season of the PBA scheduled Sunday won’t push through due to Typhoon “Lando.”

The PBA has decided to reschedule the opening ceremonies for Wednesday in an advisory from league commissioner Chito Narvasa Sunday morning.

The league was supposed to hold its opening ceremonies Sunday at 3 p.m.

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