Posts Tagged: Philippines

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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

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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