Posts Tagged: Philippines



This all-female startup from the Philippines hopes to make online speed dating not so creepy.

A number of dating app startups have come out in Asia. In the Philippines, there’s one more startup to add to the list. Peekawoo offer...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Staff picks: 7 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

This week, Bitcoin takes a step forward in Asia, China lifts its game console ban, Xiaomi gains a new convert, and Tech in Asia launches Tec...

  • January 11, 2014
  • at 2:27 pm
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New Bitcoin exchange in the Philippines could set the stage for wider adoption of the currency

Bitcoin has gained a lot of controversy in Asia recently. But it’s still quickly spreading around the region. In the Philippines, Bitcoi...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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This startup wants to make Filipinos healthier, one plate at a time

Unhealthy food intake is one of the common problems in the Philippines. That’s why in 2012, three out of five deaths were linked to “lif...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Philippine daily deals site DealDozen has been acquired, will be rebranded as StreetDeal in 2014

Philippine daily deals site DealDozen has just been acquired by Asia Deal Group, the e-commerce group behind Streetdeal, for an undisclo...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Magpalitan wants to bring bartering and swapping into e-commerce

E-commerce has come to the Philippines in many forms. There are classified ads sites like Sulit and AyosDito, daily deals sites galore, and...

  • December 30, 2013
  • at 11:26 am
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Boredom led this ex-reporter to start Southeast Asia’s hottest hyperlocal news company

Before Byron Perry founded his rapidly growing Asian community news site with one million monthly visitors, he was a perpetually bored journ...

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 4:31 pm
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Philippine telco Smart’s new PowerApp gives access to many social networks, gets bad reviews

Filipinos love social media. As of last year, 95 percent of Filipinos are already using sites like Facebook and Twitter. Tech in Asia has ...

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 3:31 pm
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5 ways that social media rocked the Philippines in 2013

Facebook is still growing in Asia with over 351 million active users at the last count. The Philippines, contributes more than 30 million...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Manila Angels attracting more angel investors to the Philippines

The Philippine Startup Report published last year revealed that one of the problems in the Philippine startup ecosystem is funding. Real...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Rocket Internet alumni club startup Hotel Quickly rolls into the Philippines due to high demand

After last-minute hotel booking service HotelQuickly opened doors in six Asian countries last year, the startup has announced that it is...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 12:05 pm
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Convergys acquires outsourcing industry rival, now employs over 50,000 in Philippines

The Philippines is one of the top places for global businesses to outsource jobs such as customer service, technical support, and customer i...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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More social apps, less texting – Philippine data usage on Christmas surges 173%

Philippine telco Globe Telecom has reported a 173 percent year-on-year increase in its subscribers’ data usage this past Christmas Day. Ac...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 8:35 pm
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One government office in the Philippines lets people pay their taxes online

In terms of service in government offices, the Philippines is generally very traditional. That means a preference for cash payments instead ...

  • January 4, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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4 Philippine startups that successfully raised funds in 2013

Last year, Tech in Asia noted how accelerators have increased their presence in Asia. But this year has been special for a different reason:...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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The state of 4G in Southeast Asia

GSMA predicts that by the end of 2017, there will be close to 500 live LTE networks across 128 countries worldwide. Right now, territories i...

  • December 25, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Uber cars are now secretly driving around Manila

Uber is expanding in Asia at astonishing speed. This year alone it had made its way into seven cities in China, Japan, India and Taiwan. Tod...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 6:26 pm
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This startup stands in line so you don’t have to

The biggest enemy of a shopper is the queue. It’s especially frustrating to do so for a simple transaction like paying a bill or making a ...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 8:32 pm
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