Posts Tagged: Philippines



Philippines classified ads site Sulit looks forward to better ads and more pre-loved items this year

Last week, we noted how Philippine classified ads site Sulit is making some notable changes. Following this, its founder RJ David shared ...

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
Read More


Philippines’ Babble Messenger set to compete with other Asian chat apps

The Philippines now has a chat app to call its own amidst the global messenger craze, now that Voyager Innovations, a subsidiary of telco S...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
Read More


Beer company invests $4 million in an NFC card to replace cash in the Philippines

Last November, brewing company San Miguel Beer announced its plans to enter into the telco business. While this is not yet finalized, the c...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
Read More

pricepanda cover

PricePanda gets $3 million funding for further expansion in Southeast Asia

Rocket Internet’s price comparison platform PricePanda announced today it secured $3 million funding from Tengelmann Group and other e...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
Read More


Rocket Internet drives its vehicle marketplace Carmudi into Indonesia and the Philippines

Last October, Rocket Internet officially announced the launch of its vehicle classifieds platform Carmudi. In Asia, it’s already set foot...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
Read More


In the Philippines, drones are used for news reporting and rescue operations

Since last year we’ve been seeing how the purpose of drones has moved outside the confinements of the military. Some startups in Asia have...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
Read More


Philippine government to Anonymous: please don’t hack THIS website

In November, members of the Anonymous collective defaced 37 Philippine government websites in line with the global Million Mask March mov...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
Read More

outsourcing in India

India still leads global outsourcing sector, Philippines a close 2nd

Throughout Asia as well as globally, India and the Philippines have both been popular destinations for business process outsourcing (BPO) by...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
Read More


Thanks to Japan’s technology, soon the Philippines can receive disaster-related information through digital TVs

As we’ve seen over the years, the Philippines is frequently hit by disasters. Philippine startups and the government have used technology...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
Read More


Rocket Internet’s real estate venture Lamudi expands into Pakistan and the Philippines

Following its entry into Myanmar last October, Rocket Internet’s real estate venture has now quietly moved into Pakistan and the Philipp...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
Read More


Google Street View to capture landmarks in the Philippines with backpacks and push carts

In 2013, Google started the year by officially opening a local office in the Philippines with the aim of providing better services to citi...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 10:01 am
Read More


Give a personalized virtual gift box to your friends with this app from the Philippines

A lot of things have gone digital these days, even shopping and banking can be done through the internet and mobile apps. Seeing this trend,...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
Read More


Classifieds site Sulit brings Naspers’ Property24 listings to the Philippines

Last month, the Philippines’ top classifieds site Sulit merged with OLX. And this month, Sulit has brought the South Africa-based real ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 3:06 pm
Read More

Which smartphones do Asians have now, and how much will they spend on their next one?

IDC predicts 22% rise in smartphone adoption in Philippines, creating big boost for m-commerce

Last July, market research firm TNS revealed that 53 percent of respondents in Metro Manila already own a smartphone. For 2014, research ...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
Read More

opportunity southeast asia

Starting a business in Southeast Asia? Check out this opportunity map

Nitin is a senior manager of business development at SingTel-SoftBank InnoVentures. I was inspired by Ron Hose’s Philippines startup repor...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 2:36 pm
Read More


Classifieds site Sulit redesigns its ad filtering system following uproar from its users

Last November, the Philippine classified ads site Sulit announced on its forums page that it will start screening items posted on its web...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
Read More


Singapore-based startup ThoughtBuzz intensifies presence in the Philippines

In 2012, Singapore-based startup ThoughtBuzz expanded to the Philippines. And following its September acquisition by India-based digital...

  • January 18, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
Read More

zalora cover thumb

Zalora preps marketplace launch later this year, calls out for fashionable merchants

Rocket Internet’s fashion e-commerce site Zalora is announcing today that it’s going to roll out its open marketplace across Asia in...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 11:15 am
Read More