Posts Tagged: 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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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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New Food Runner

FoodPanda rival FoodRunner acquires delivery company to jump-start Philippine expansion

Food Runner, which says it’s the number one online food delivery service in Southeast Asia by revenue, announced that it has acquired ...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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Zuckerberg says Philippine telco’s initiative is a model for more connected communities

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona yesterday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stated that the number of people in the Philippines us...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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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 GO Screenshot

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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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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SM Mall of Asia PH

After creating biggest chain of malls in Philippines, SM plans to conquer e-commerce

Philippines’ SM Investments, the owner of the largest chain of malls in the country, is now preparing to jump into e-commerce. SM Investme...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Action Stack

Action Stack aims to create more qualified tech professionals through its series of workshops

There is a gap that needs to be answered in the tech education sector in the Philippines, and a new education startup, Action Stack, has eme...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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This startup puts you on a club’s guestlist in a snap

A Philippine social night life app Guestlist  is proving that there’s a technology gap to be bridged when it comes to clubbing. The app ...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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