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May 10, 2008

Universal McCann’s Social Media Research

I was sent this PDF file containing Universal McCann’s Social Media Research for March 2008. The research surveyed 17,000 internet users in 29 countries. It’s an 80-page report that covers topics on blogging, online videos and social networking sites in general.

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May 10, 2008

Cure to launch 3G in the Philippines

Another telco is coming to town. Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprise, Inc. (CURE) will officially launch it’s 3G mobile service in the Philippines this month.

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May 10, 2008

Apple Strategy: Gaming on the Mac, iPhone and Console

Gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry. Just look at Grand Theft Auto IV and how they sold 4 million units on launch day (est. $390 million). It won’t be a surprise if Apple will revisit the idea of entering the gaming market. They could do so in 3 fronts.

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May 09, 2008

Globe 3G: 5 Pesos Internet and Disconnection Charges

Globe 3G may be facing some serious issues this month due to frequent disconnection charges on their 5 Peso per 15 minute rates. Last month, Globe introduced time-based charging on top of the previous kilobyte rates — a pleasant development to loyal Globe subscribers. Problem though is the arbitrary disconnection/reconnection charges.

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May 09, 2008

Cuban blogger gets Journalism Award

This should be an inspiration to a lot of bloggers out there. A Cuban blogger, a 32-year old woman named Yoani Sanchez, received a Spanish Journalism award for her 13-month old blog.

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May 08, 2008

HP Pavillion vs. Dell Inspiron: Artist Edition

Manufacturers HP and Dell are battling it out with graffiti-influenced Artist Editions of their top tier laptops. On the left hand is an HP Pavilion dv2800t and on the right side is Dell Inspiron 1525 — both unit are strikingly cool.

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May 07, 2008

World Cyber Games 2008

WCG 2008 is on. The Cyber Game Festival will be held in Cologne, Germany this year and the Philippine contingent better make it to the finals this time. Spent the whole afternoon at City Kart Racing to attend the press launch of the 2008 World Cyber Games, and of course some kart racing.

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May 07, 2008

Have AdSense Check but no US Dollar Bank Account?

A number of people have emailed me asking about their problems with their Google AdSense Checks. So here’s the question — What to do with your Google AdSense Check if you don’t have a US Dollar Bank Account?

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May 06, 2008

Poll: What’s your laptop brand?

I just ended the previous poll and it looks like AMD is still popular among desktop PC users. Our new poll is for those owning a laptop or notebook. Which brand of laptop are you using?

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May 06, 2008

Most Interesting Hard Drive Contest

Scribd is running a nifty contest where winners get to take home a new Apple Macbook Air, an Amazon Kindle or an iPod Nano. All you need to do is sign up here and upload as many original and interesting documents into your Scribd account.

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May 05, 2008

What Microsoft can buy for $45 Billion?

Some say Microsoft is wasting its money buying Yahoo. Now that it has formally backed out of the deal, may be looking the other way for acquisitions may be in order. Let’s look at what Microsoft can get off of their $45 billion budget.

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May 05, 2008

Search [YugaTech MacBook]

That’s how one magazine does their link footnotes nowadays. Reminds of those AOL Keywords. Digital Media Asia showed screenshots of my Macbook Air Commercial video parody in their February 2008 issue.

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May 04, 2008

Microsoft walks away from Yahoo deal

It’s all over the place — Microsoft has formally announced its withdrawal from the proposed Yahoo merger. This, after Microsoft upped its original bid of $31/share to $33; but Yahoo apparently wanted $37.

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May 04, 2008

MS Photosynth on CSI

First, there was Twitter. This time, it’s Microsoft Photosynth. It turns out, the lab techs on CSI New York are using Photosynth to re-create a virtual 3D of a crime scene. Got a copy of the segments uploaded here.

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May 02, 2008

Asus EeePC Design Contest Winners Announced

Asus Philippines has just announced the winners of the Asus Dress mEee Up! Design Contest. There were over 500 entries and close to 80,000 votes were sent in.

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May 02, 2008

Samsung’s snazzy Home Theater System

Got this in the Inbox earlier. It’s the new line of compact home theater-in-a-box systems from Samsung. The models I specifically liked are the HT-X710 and X715 series.

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May 02, 2008

Apple’s sneaky move on Safari worked

Last March, Apple tried to sneaked in a copy of the Safari browser on every Apple Software Update even if Safari is not installed in the system. Mozilla CEO called the move downright wrong and called Safari a malware.

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May 01, 2008

Asus EeePC 900 SRP: Php24,995

Asus Philippines is still mulling over the suggested retail price of the newer Asus Eee PC 900. The firm handling the launching of the model next week indicated it will be Php24,995 but the final price will be revealed during the event.

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May 01, 2008

Twitter by the Numbers

Twitter has a relatively nice growth in the past year. Amidst the cloud of hype, some numbers are finally making their way out into the clearing. Pretty interesting stats.

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May 01, 2008

AdMob launches Mobile Analytics

Mobile advertising network launches in beta a new analytics software to track and monitor traffic to your mobile web sites or blogs.

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April 30, 2008

Lenovo X300 vs. Macbook Air

We interrupt the serious string of posts with a little bit of entertainment and parody. This time, folks from Lenovo are pitting their X300 versus the Macbook Air. See video after the jump.

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April 30, 2008

MeasureMap converts to Google Analytics hybrid?

After years of waiting for the guys from MeasureMap to update their awesome blog analytics service, they’ve actually done something there. This, according to a email they just sent a while ago.

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April 29, 2008

Download Windows XP SP3

This has been out there in the wild for some time now but it’s just now that the official release of Windows XP SP3 is available.
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April 28, 2008

Philippine Broadband Normalization Index

Or something along those lines… I couldn’t remember the exact phrase mentioned to me by Dr. William Torres (more commonly known in the local IT industry as the Father of Philippine Internet) during the last eCommerce Forum when we huddled in a group discussing suggestions on infrastructure that could help promote internet commerce in the country.

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April 28, 2008

Is the PDA dead, or close?

PDAI was watching an old episode of Tekzilla and one of the viewer questions was about the PDA already in a state of becoming obsolete. The hosts argued that since smartphones are becoming more popular, they’ve slowly replaced the stand-alone PDAs.

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