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May 29, 2008

Mini Dell Inspiron to match HP 2133?

According to Gizmodo, Michael Dell is secretly lugging what could be an Asus Eee PC 900 or HP Mini-Notebook 2133 competitor. It looks like an 10″ Dell Inspiron mini-laptop to me.

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May 28, 2008

Interview: Online Community Manager at Yahoo! Philippines

When official word came out that Yahoo! Philippines has finally selected the person to be its Online Community Manager, I hooked up with Jonas de los Reyes to get an interview. The leak came in via LinkedIn (you get alerts when people change jobs and update their profile). Jonas was Yehey’s eCommerce Manager so his new position over at Yahoo looks like a perfect fit.

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May 28, 2008

Philippines ranked #8 on Worldwide Porn Revenues

With about $1 billion in annual revenues, the Philippines is tied at No. 8 with Canada and Taiwan for the largest revenues from pornography in 2006. This is according to the Internet Pornography Statistics report by Jerry Ropelato of Top Ten Reviews. For a poor 3rd 2nd world country, that’s something, huh?

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May 28, 2008

Does your company encourage Social Networking?

A story from the Business Week reveals that IBM has been encouraging social networking among its employees with in-house versions of Web 2.0 hits such as Facebook and Twitter. A lot of companies are into corporate blogging already but social networking is another story.

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May 27, 2008

Nepal gets Battery-Powered Cars

Shree Eco Visionary (SEV) of Nepal has developed battery-powered vehicles from ordinary car batteries. All the more we should be convinced that high-tech innovations can be developed via low-tech means. Their 3-wheeler electric vehicles have been plying the streets of Kathmandu on AC power since 2004.

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May 27, 2008

Nokia MD4 Mini Speakers

When the Nokia N78 came in the mail two weeks ago for review, it came with a set of small speakers. Didn’t knew Nokia was also making phone speakers and this one looks like they were specifically made for mobile phones.

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May 26, 2008

umobile: The Price of Free Load

ümobile (CURE U Mobile) seems to be getting a ton of attention because of their game-changing strategy. We already know what’s in store for mobile subscribers but what’s in store for advertisers?

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May 25, 2008

e-Burial: Online Burial Viewing Service

Last week, when a sibling of a friend died of colon cancer, I went to the wake at the Paco church to pay my respects. My friend told me one one of their sister from the States can’t make it and wished there’s a way they can do to ease the disappointment.

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May 24, 2008

The YugaTech T-Shirt is here!

Okay, we’re not done giving away stuff yet. The YugaTech T-Shirts are finally here and I’m giving them all away to our readers here. Check out below how you can grab one for yourself.

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May 24, 2008

The Red Zune has arrived!

This one arrived in the mail this morning — a shiny 8GB Red Zune. Been wanting to have one of these babies for the longest time now.

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May 23, 2008

Contest: Tradeport iPod Shuffle Giveway

ipod-shuffleTime for another giveaway. Our newest sponsor, Tradeport, is excited about their re-launch that they’ve decided to give away five (yes, 5!) new iPod Shuffle to our fellow bloggers and readers here.

Here’s the quick and simple mechanics in order to get the chance to win the giveaways:

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May 22, 2008

Yahoo brings Panama to the Philippines

In a press conference this morning at the Hotel Intercon, Yahoo! Philippines General Manager Jojo Anonuevo formally announced Yahoo’s Sponsored Search marketing product (codename: Panama).

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May 22, 2008

Infonxx renamed to KGB

Philippine call center company Infonxx recently renamed itself as KGB Philippines. The new name is not an acronym but if you think it sounds familiar, you’re right. They got their new name from that defunct Russian security agency.

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May 21, 2008

CURE’s U Mobile Ad-Supported Service Not Entirely Free

Last Monday, CURE’s new U Mobile service was officially launched. About 350 units of phones were given away to pre-approved U Mobile subscribers. Part of the monthly credits will be free and supported by ads. Anything beyond the Php100, you have to pay for yourself.

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May 21, 2008

OLPC 2.0: 2nd Generation XO Laptop Unveiled

The One Laptop Per Child Foundation just unveiled the next generation of XO Laptops and looks like it’s an interesting upgrade to the previous one. OLPC founder Nicholas Negrponte reveals the new design of the OLPC in a press conference.

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May 19, 2008

Xoom to disable Merchant Payment Interface

Xoom, an online payment facility, sent out notices about 2 days ago that it will disable its Merchant Payment Interface after August 1, 2008 and suggests all users to remove links to such payment landing pages.

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May 19, 2008

Ars Technica sold for $25 Million Big Ones

One of my favorite blogs to read has just been sold. TC broke the news last Friday that popular tech blog Ars Technica was bought by Conde Nast.

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May 19, 2008

Thank You to Sponsors!

Time for another obligatory post to thank our advertisers and sponsors. This month and last month saw a huge jump in our direct advertisers so I guess they need a bump in traffic-lovin’.

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May 18, 2008

Would you pay to Tweet?

Dan Farber of CNet proposes a business model for Twitter — a subscription model. He adds $5 would be enough for Twitter to survive but cheap enough for Tweeters to willingly dole out. Would people pay to Tweet? I think so.

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May 18, 2008

Google Servers Overloaded

Google needs to add a couple more thousand servers on its racks. Been getting a lot of these 502 Server Errors lately. This time, it’s the Ad Manager I can’t access for several hours now.

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May 17, 2008

Snackr: RSS ticker on Adobe Air

Snackr is a simple and lightweight RSS reader that runs on Adobe Air. You can have it displayed on the bottom or top corner of your screen display (left and right side as well). It looks cool and you get your quick dose of RSS all the time.

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May 16, 2008

Icahn vs. Yahoo, Facebook vs. Google

Carl Icahn, an erstwhile Yahoo shareholder wants to fire the entire Yahoo Board. In his letter to Yahoo, he claims buying $2.5 billion worth of Yahoo stocks to push his agenda. On the other hand, Facebook is accusing Google for invading user privacy with its Friend Connect.

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May 16, 2008

US Airports searching inside laptops?

If you’re traveling to the United States and happen to bring your laptop, iPod or other electronic gadgets with you, airport or border authorities can actually search for data in them.

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May 15, 2008

Google AdSense not good for Advocacy Sites?

Here’s an interesting story from The Register, something I didn’t know before — put simply, if you’re running an advocacy website against any individual, group, or organization, it could get your AdSense account canceled.

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May 15, 2008

HP 2133 Priced and Specs

The HP 2133 mini-notebook PC announced last February this year is now out and on sale. Units went out this week in HP retail stores. See final specs and unit prices after the jump.

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