Posts Tagged: Philippines


line call

You can now call cell phones and landlines using Line, but only on Android

The latest update to Japan’s top social messaging app Line comes with a Viber- and Skype-like voice call feature (hat-tip to @WhatT...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 8:08 pm
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startup opportunity map southeast asia

Here’s an opportunity map by country for startups in Southeast Asia

Mittal is a senior manager of business development at SingTel-SoftBank InnoVentures. A few weeks ago I put together a high-level Internet op...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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Philippines records the biggest internet population growth globally

The Philippines has the fastest growing internet population in the world, experiencing 531 percent growth in the last five years. This is ac...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Buqo.ph

Thailand’s Ookbee ebookstore expands to Philippines, calls itself Buqo

After starting in Thailand, ebookstore startup Ookbee has grown quickly. It has captured 85 percent of the ebook market in Thailand and then...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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HBO brings video streaming service to the Philippines

It was in 2010 when movie channel HBO launched its online streaming service in the US. Now, it has brought the service into Asia by launchin...

  • March 10, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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quipper mobile learning

Startup gets $5.8 million to make elearning fun, expands to Southeast Asia

Quipper, a London-based mobile learning company founded in 2010 by Masa Watanabe, co-founder of Japanese mobile social gaming giant DeNA, di...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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online-piracy

With new Cybercrime Law in place, Filipinos could face jail time for piracy

The CyberCrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Cybercrime Law) officially took effect in the Philippines last month. Filipinos can now be punished f...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 8:36 pm
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IM Ready traffic disaster recovery

Philippines’ IM Ready puts traffic navigation and weather updates in one place

Some say that traffic and natural disasters are the two biggest problems faced by people in the Philippines. A number of startups are trying...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 4:09 pm
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Jorge Azurin

Drawing from his own experiences, this founder now guides a new breed of Philippine startups

Years before local incubators and investors made their way to the Philippines, Jorge Azurin was already striving to succeed in the then-nasc...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 11:44 am
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World Startup Wiki launches

Brand-new World Startup Wiki wants to be the Lonely Planet guide for entrepreneurs

At the start of 2013, American entrepreneur Bowei Gai embarked on a voyage across 36 cities in 29 countries as part of his World Startup Rep...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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Pugo

Pugo, a Flappy Bird clone, gets over 100,000 players in the Philippines

Just a month back, Vietnamese Dong Nguyen created Flappy Bird, which became a global hit. Following its success, two Filipino developers cr...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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BITCOIN-PHILIPPINES

Philippines central bank says Bitcoins are not regulated, warns users to be cautious

With growing demand for Bitcoin in Asia, governments are taking a stance on Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. Now, the Philippines’ cen...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 2:54 pm
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Selfies protest in Philippines

Philippines and Malaysia took the most Instagram selfies in Asia

The act of taking a photo of yourself and posting it on social media sites, more popularly know as a “selfie”, is especially popular in ...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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ALTITUDE GAMES

Philippine gaming startup Altitude Games nabs US$275,000 in seed funding

Philippine game development startup Altitude Games received US$275,000 seed funding from mobile content provider Xurpas founder Nix Nolledo,...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 5:43 pm
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Overseas Filipinos now get to stream local channels through Smart Pinoy TV

Philippine telco PLDT, through its subsidiary PLDT Global Corp (PGC), has continued its foray into video streaming with the launch of Smart ...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Ron Hose: Bitcoin is great for all the ‘unbanked’ people in the Philippines

The majority of people in the Philippines don’t have bank accounts or credit cards. The largely ‘unbanked’ population is an issue that...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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Khawna brings education outside the traditional classrooms

20-year-old Gian Scottie Javelona’s claim to fame happened around two years ago when he developed a mobile portal for his own university. ...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Philippine real estate marketplace can afford a bigger apartment with latest funding round

Philippine real estate marketplace ZipMatch recently announced it received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from a combined group of gl...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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