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What marketers can learn from GoTyme Kiosks

If you’ve been to a Robinson’s in the past few weeks you may have noticed an ATM-like kiosk with the “GoTyme” branding. For the unfamiliar, GoTyme is one of the newer digital banks in the Philippines forged as a partnership between the Gokongwei Group (hence Robinson’s) and Tyme.

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I asked ChatGPT if AI will be the future of tech reviews

I asked ChatGPT if AI will be the future of tech reviews. This is what it said:

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Resetting my brain with Solitaire (and other classic games)

This afternoon, I introduced my kids to Battleship. It was a game I played as a kid in the 80’s. We didn’t have the ABS plastic set, as most kids during these times transcribed their imaginations into paper. The grid notebooks were the best for Battleship of course — but it was also easy to cheat, as we would often draw odd shapes (an Aircraft carrier shaped like an L!) to confuse our opponents.

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The Bike: Kespor GSX 2.0 (Shimano!)

Been on the bike a lot since the pandemic. Been taking this out almost daily for about 20-40km rides. Everything is stock except for the tires which I replaced with 2x Teravail Cannonballs converted to a tubeless set up.

This bike was an upgrade of the original GSX 2.0 that came with SRAM instead of Shimano groupsets. This particular one cost P55,000, which is a steal, compared to the P45,000 counterpart (SRAM Rival).

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Social media page blunders and how we can avoid it from happening again

Every so often, a Facebook page admin of a brand will make that mistake of accidentally commenting using the login credentials of their official account with the sentiments of a personal profile. As the former social media head of the Manila Bulletin many years ago, we took steps to ensure that things like this do not happen — but they do. In my time, I’ve had my fair share of blunders (luckily nothing controversial — like when someone posted about a waxing salon so readers actually thought it was a branded execution!).