Posts Tagged: Philippines

Asia internet speeds

Broken sea cables cause web speed woes in Philippines – and the misery isn’t going to end soon

Even more people than usual in the Philippines are bemoaning their woeful internet speeds right now. Philippine telco company PLDT, which is...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 12:57 pm
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Spotify

Hungry for music in the Philippines? Here are 6 streaming services to soothe your soul

Filipinos love to listen to both local and international music. But as technology evolves, streaming services have become a popular way to h...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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OMG! Buzzfeed heads East, wants Asia to look at more cat pictures

Buzzfeed, a viral news site well known for its lists of cutesy animal pics, celebrity faux pas, and one beefy playboy millionaire (NSFW), no...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 5:04 pm
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Philippines Cybercrime Law - who does it really protect?

Philippines Cybercrime Law: who does it really protect?

It’s been over a month since the Philippines Supreme Court signed the Cybercrime Prevention Act into law. For many people who feel that th...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 2:23 pm
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OLX-Sulit

Philippines’ classified ads site Sulit rebrands to OLX

Philippine classified ads leader Sulit officially announced today that it has rebranded to OLX, moving from the Sulit.com.ph URL to OLX.ph. ...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 10:04 am
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6 interesting startups from Echelon’s Philippines satellite

The Echelon 2014 Philippines Satellite event took place this weekend at Meridian International College in Taguig City where it showcased 11 ...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 9:30 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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gmgc southeast asia mobile gaming panel

5 things you need to know about Southeast Asia’s mobile game industry

At the Global Mobile Game Congress in Beijing earlier this week, I was invited to moderate a panel on a subject I admittedly was not an expe...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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PH startup ecosystem

World Startup Wiki shines a light on fledgling startup ecosystem in the Philippines

For any individual who wants to build a startup or invest in a specific country, it’s fundamental to have the best knowledge and the right...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Philippine telco launches iOS app for fledgling music streaming service

Philippine telco Smart now has an iPhone app to go with its music streaming service. Called Spinnr, it allows users to download or stream mu...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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4 property marketplaces to watch out for in the Philippines

Since 2013, continuous growth in the Philippines’ property sector has been recognized by different institutions such as the World Bank and...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 10:07 am
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Can’t get the perfect angle for your selfies? Worry not, the selfie stick is here

This month we noted that Asia is a selfie hotspot with the Philippines and Malaysia leading the race. This social media trend is now evolvin...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 4:34 pm
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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-internet

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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