Professional Development in Today’s Digital Landscape

Learning is often difficult and painful, but you should never stop. Medium highlighted an interesting analogy on the topic, comparing it to a coconut in such a way that it is hard and messy at first, yet rich and sweet once you get to open it. Wherever you are on the business spectrum, whether you’re a wide-eyed student or a fresh graduate, a nervous first jobber or an influential decision-maker, you should always look to absorb new skills and adapt to the ever-changing demands of society.

A huge part of training is the principle of continuously sharpening your existing skills while acquiring new ones along the way. Considering that most companies rely on technology every single day – from recognising and reaching out to their target market, to planning and developing content – knowing how to learn and adapt can get you far in life. Training in anything related to tech and digital marketing can fill skill gaps, ensuring relevancy in fast-evolving areas of knowledge.

In other words, digital marketing is not just the future—it is the now.

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The Viability of an eSports Bar as a Business

There’s no denying it: eSports have gone mainstream.

The significant presence of it in pop culture has added a new facet in the world of competitive gaming, rolling the red carpet for a new breed of cyber athletes and fans altogether. On the other hand, eSports still have the tendency to remain niched, in such a way that despite its legions of followers worldwide, there’s still the issue of inaccessibility.

This inaccessibility specifically affects beginners and/or novices who are looking for a nearby community that can cater to their needs, whether physically being with a group of people to play with (i.e. gaming nests) or enjoying a live major event with peers in sort of a sports bar.

Previously, we’ve taken a look at the history of eSports in the Philippines and its current state today. This time, let’s take it a step further and look at an eSports bar as a viable business.

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2020 Cryptocurrency Trends You Need to Be Aware Of

With the end of 2019 fast approaching, it’s high time we started discussing what’s next for cryptocurrencies in 2020. Of course, the state of the cryptocurrency market is variable, and with so much global unrest both politically and economically it may be difficult to say for sure what the future of cryptocurrency will be. Still, it’s possible to make a few predictions based on the behaviors of certain coins and trends over the past few months. As we close off 2019, here are a few cryptocurrency trends you need to be aware of as you begin investing for the year 2020.

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How Blockchain is Disrupting the Legal Sector

It goes without saying that technology is one of the biggest changes in society today. Living in the digital age has brought new adjustments to every aspect of our daily lives, from our relationships to the ways we sleep and eat. With every new technological discovery, society has to adjust in different ways.

One of the biggest technological shifts may be happening right now. With the advent of blockchain technology, new frontiers have opened in various fields and systems around the globe. Blockchain is a digital ledger where all transactions are recorded and managed by users across the world, making it fully transparent and independent. Initially used for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the technology is now being applied to different fields. These fields include finance, politics, education, travel and transportation, and even entertainment. For further reading, check out our article on how blockchain technology may have impacted different industries in the Philippines.

While it’s been only a decade since blockchain first burst out into the scene, its impact on society cannot be overstated. Blockchain may be especially important for the legal field in the years to come. When it comes to the law, a layperson’s first impression may be that traditional legal systems are full of bureaucracy and unnecessary paperwork. Now, legal tech experts see the technology as a way to break through the bureaucracy and further streamline the profession. Here are some ways that blockchain has been disrupting the legal sector.

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The Best Phones for Photography 2019

Investing in a smartphone with a good camera is always a good thing, especially if you’re living in this digital age. However, with the leading brands now releasing several phones that have different specifications, it can be a quite daunting task to weigh your pros and cons and invest in the choice that’s best for you.

If you’re on the market for a new phone with a great camera, we’ve compiled a list of smartphones that launched this year that you may want to look into.

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Fortnite Fast Facts: Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf

The world has crowned a new champion with a prize to the tune of USD 3 million, and it’s not in a field that you would expect. As discussed in a previous article on Daydreaming in Paradise, esports has become the new frontier in professional sports, and is a quickly-growing industry that pulls in billions of dollars of revenue and shells out millions more in prize money. The latest to walk home a millionaire is wunderkind Kyle Giersdorf, also known as Bugha, who brought home the Fortnite World Cup on July 28 2019. Here’s a brief round-up of what exactly that means, and who Kyle Giersdorf really is.

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Picking the Right Mirrorless Camera for You

With more and more smartphone providers focusing on camera and screen specs, digital photography is easier than ever, but there’s nothing like the heft of a good camera to really get you into the photography mood. If you’re on the lookout for a new camera, there are tons of great models available to choose from. But if you’re looking for a camera that gives you great photo and video quality without the bulkiness of a DSLR, then mirrorless is the way to go.

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How Augmented Reality is Changing Our World

Living inside a digital reality has always seemed like the stuff of science fiction. From interacting with pixels to touching holograms, interacting with the digital in the realm of the real world has been a point of fascination in movies and TV for decades. And although these may seem like far off dreams, the reality is that these actions are actually much closer to our lives than they seem. In fact, for many people, augmented reality has become a part of daily life.

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Spark It Up: Electric Vehicles in the Philippines

If there’s one thing that spells the future of an industry in more ways than one, it’s the electric car. With concerns over the climate and traffic in the Philippines at an all-time high, it’s about time for a new player to enter the scene. E-vehicles aren’t new to the country, or even to world history, but their spotlight is definitely overdue. Here’s a primer on the history of the electric car industry, and where it stands now in the Philippines.

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Game On: Esports in the Philippines

A new arena is on the rise in the Philippines, and it might not be the type you’d expect. With internet speeds in the Philippines set to become faster, consoles becoming cheaper and more widely available, and the popularity of online gaming on a boom, the country is set to tackle the next frontier: esports. But exactly how new is new? Esports might be rising in mainstream popularity right now, but the history of professional gaming in the country is long and storied. Here’s a brief primer on esports in the Philippines, and where the industry could be headed next.

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