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Big data: Opportunities, threats

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In the 1990S, it was the personal computer. In the 2000s, it was the Internet. And over the past few years, it was social media. Today, however, the tech industry seems to have found its new buzzwords: big data.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Cebu Pac corners 45 percent of domestic market

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A CEBU PACIFIC aircraft on the tarmac of Legazpi City’s airport. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

THERE’S no denying that budget airlines have fueled the growth of air travel in the country. A decade ago, taking the plane was the sole province of the rich. Today, a high-level corporate executive could be sitting in the same row as a household helper on a flight to Cebu and no one would give a second glance.

Posted: June 9th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Overbooking bugs budget-air travelers

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PASSENGERS of a budget airline disembark on the tarmac of Legazpi City’s airport. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

When Roxanne Lu bought a regular-price round-trip ticket from Manila to Caticlan, she did not imagine that a vacation in Boracay could end on anything less than a pleasant note.

Posted: May 12th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

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