Facebook to Launch ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency in next year

June 23, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on Facebook to Launch ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency in next year | Filed in Business, Social Network, Technology

Mark Zuckerberg is planning to launch a cryptocurrency in 2020 hoping to change the global economy. Facebook is currently developing Libra currency with the help of various international organizations. This includes credit card companies, venture capital firms, and other tech giants.

Once launched, Libra will be integrated inside of Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Eventually, Zuckerberg hopes to make Libra accepted as a form of payment. This will lead the financial services to be built on top of its blockchain network. Readmore

US Visa now requires to submit Social media accounts

June 4, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on US Visa now requires to submit Social media accounts | Filed in Government, Internet, Social Network, Technology, Travel

United States Visa Applicants will now be required to submit any information about their social media accounts. These social media accounts should have been used for the past five years prior to the VISA application.

This used to be a requirement only when US officials deemed it necessary to further scrutinize an applicant’s personal details. However, Associated Press (AP) reported that the social media data is now needed both for immigrant and nonimmigrant visa forms. This additional required info was first suggested on March 2018 to incorporate it with against the watch lists generated by the US government. Readmore

Google bans Huawei effective immediately

May 27, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on Google bans Huawei effective immediately | Filed in Business, Featured, Google, Internet, SmartPhones, Technology
Huawei may no longer have access to Android updates and device certifications. This has been apparent after an executive order and the U.S. Commerce Department blacklist has been set in motion.

Huawei, including other companies, is now facing difficulties to pursue business with U.S. entities. Google has to comply with the new trade blacklist which includes Huawei and 68 of its subsidiaries. The said bar was enacted since last week after the Chinese tech giant was place on the Entity List. This bars the company from purchasing equipment from U.S. companies unless it gets approval from the government. However, Commerce Department is unlikely to give the permission as of the moment. Readmore

SSS new contribution rate starting April 2019

March 19, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on SSS new contribution rate starting April 2019 | Filed in Business, Government, Public Service

The increase in the Social Security System (SSS) contribution rate and the pension fund for workers in the private sector will be implemented by April this year. The said increase is 12% from the recent 1 percentage point.

Concurrently, the minimum and maximum monthly salary credit (MSC) will rise up to P2,000 and P20,000, respectively. The MSC is where the 12 percent contribution rate will depend. Readmore

You can now Undo Messages sent in Facebook Messenger

February 8, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on You can now Undo Messages sent in Facebook Messenger | Filed in Internet, Social Network, Technology, Tutorials

Facebook is launching the ability to remove the sent messages of Messenger users all over the globe. This app ability was first announced in 2018 but was only made available in certain countries. As of February 5, people can now delete a message on their own view or at the receiver’s end.

However, this option is only available within 10 minutes from the time the message was sent. After that, you will not be able to delete the message. Readmore

Bulacan International Airport Starts Construction This Year

January 24, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on Bulacan International Airport Starts Construction This Year | Filed in Business, Government, Public Service, Travel

The highly-anticipated New Manila International Airport in Bulacan is now one phase ahead from realization as San Miguel Corporation (SMC) President Ramon Ang announced that the project will break ground this year.

Last December 24, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) authorized the negotiation results of the project’s Concession Agreement (CA) between the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and San Miguel Holding Corporation (SMHC). Readmore

Valve: TNC to compete in Chongqing Major with stand-in for Kuku

December 4, 2018 by onlineph | Comments Off on Valve: TNC to compete in Chongqing Major with stand-in for Kuku | Filed in Games, Internet

TNC Predator released a statement through their official Twitter account clarifying that neither Carlo “Kuku” Palad nor the TNC is banned from the Chongqing Major.

It has been clarified that Kuku may attend the event but the Chongqing Major organizers can’t guarantee that he can enter the country. The city government will also possibly cancel the tournament should he attend. Add to that, they can’t guarantee his safety should he chose to attend the event in China. Readmore