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June 04, 2008

The Acer Aspire One is confirmed!

Acer doesn’t want to be left behind the UMPC wars either. The Acer Aspire One was introduced during the Computex at Taipei, Taiwan yesterday.

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June 04, 2008

YouTube: Why is it hard to monetize videos?

YouTube’s head of monetization, Shashi Seth, has now left Google to join a new start-up named Cooliris. He’s been working on YouTube as early as February 2007 but since then, there’s not much success with making money off the video sharing site.

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June 03, 2008

Asus Eee Box coming out this July

For the price of at least Php12,000 would you buy a boxed desktop PC? That’s how much the upcoming Asus Eee Box will cost once it launches next month.

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June 03, 2008

Blackberry still trumps the iPhone in Sales

According to a recent IDC report, RIM’s Blackberry beat out the Apple iPhone 2-to-1 in the first quarter of 2008. Despite Apple’s bulling marketing and hype, it looks like the Blackberry is still king of the smartphones. Can’t believe it either.

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June 02, 2008

SmartBro Prepaid Kit

Got a sample SmartBro Prepaid Kit last week from Smart for review. I was about to buy my own kit before this got in so I’m putting this one out to the stress test until I finally make the purchase. So, what’s inside the box?

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June 02, 2008

Poll: Which UMPC you’ll likely buy?

At least half a dozen ultraportable laptops are now available for sale in the Philippines. As supply increases demand will likely go down. Asus is no longer the only player in the UMPC niche but it has successfully manage to grab the most exposure — all the rest becomes just another “Asus EeePC-killer”.

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June 02, 2008

TypePad Anti Spam

A couple of weeks ago, SixApart launched a new blog anti-spam software called TypePad Anti-Spam which aims to compete with Akismet and Defensio at combating comment spam in both TypPad/MovableType blogs and WordPress blogs.

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June 01, 2008

Review: Nokia N78

Nokia announced the N78 last February 2008 along with two other new phone models — the Nokia 6220 classic and the Nokia N96. It’s not yet available in the Philippines though I got a first hand review unit which I’ve been tinkering with for over two weeks now.

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May 31, 2008

Red Fox WizBook laptops

Red Fox and AMD teamed up to develop their own Eee PC competitor and launched the WizBook this week with a much disappointing 400MHz AMD Geode processor. Hate to say the obvious but this is most certainly going to be a bust.

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May 31, 2008

Feedburner to roll out AdSense for Feeds

The official FeedBurner weblog just announced that they will start rolling out AdSense inside feeds for a selected number of blog next week. So what does this mean to AdSense Publishers?

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May 30, 2008

New Globe Visibility Plans: 799, 999 and 1499

Bumped into someone from Globe this evening and she quickly tipped me about their new Globe Visibility plans – Plan 799, Plan 999, and Plan 1499. Still postpaid but they’ve made it more affordable, obviously following the move by the competition.

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May 30, 2008

Results: AVG is Most Popular Anti-Virus

According to our recent poll on antivirus, AVG came on top of the heap followed by Nod32 and Avast. From over 220 respondents, AVG was actively used by just over 25%. See chart after the jump.

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May 30, 2008

Hong Kong Adsense Publishers to get EFT

It’s getting closer to the Philippines now. Inside Adsense just announced that Hong Kong and Hungary will be available to receive their AdSense payments via Electronic Fund Transfer (ETF). EFT directly deposits your AdSense earnings into your bank account, in your local currency, to greatly speed up and simplify the payment process.

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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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