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November 26, 2007

What’s on your Christmas Gadget list?

Christmas is just around the corner. This is the time of the year where everyone breaks the piggy bank, or hope that the Christmas bonus or 13th month comes early for that much-awaited shopping spree. Well, it’s the only time where most of us are even allowed to spend unreasonably.

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November 25, 2007

McDo, the Webbys and a Funny Cartoon Blog

I never realized talking 8 hour straight was so exhausting that after arriving home I hit the sack right away. My seminar on problogging was well received. Missed some stuff over the week-end so here’s a recap.

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November 25, 2007

Confirmed: SERPs Penalty for Link Sellers

Google has finally put things into print (err, HTML). The recent PageRank slap for link selling is just the beginning. Now, they’re going to gun your blog down from the SERPs.

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November 24, 2007

Plug It! Smart BRO Plan 799

Smart Bro I thought this should have been launched months ago. Smart Broadband Inc. (Smart Bro), a subsidiary of Smart Communications announced the new 3G/HSDPA service in Subic (during the 20th Ad Congress?). Dubbed Plug It, this is basically Smart 3G with a dedicated USB dongle.

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November 23, 2007

Two of every 3 Pinoys are sucker for ads?!

We Filipinos are the world’s most gullible consumers when it comes to commercial advertising. We shared the crown with Brazilians. No wonder print and broadcast advertising are still strong (billions!) in the country.

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November 23, 2007

Open Line iPhones at €999 euros

That’s how much would an open line (legit unlocked) iPhone would have cost if Apple did not enter into any 2-year contract with the telcos.

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November 22, 2007

Samsung to release Blackjack 2?

Probably next week, here in the Philippines. I guess. We’ve been invited to a Samsung event this Wednesday so I’m thinking they’ll show us the new Blackjack by then. Reports in the US on the unit being available with AT&T revealed new features.

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November 21, 2007

Free or Paid Content?

Here’s one debate I’ve been trying to explain to several top notch bloggers for some time now. While the going trend in the blogosphere has been to go free and ride on the advertising wagon, some still believe that the subscription model is doable.

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November 21, 2007

Comment Trolling Has A Psychological Explanation

The hot item over at TechCrunch is all about comment trolling having some psychological explanation. Well, of course, every human action has some sort of psychological explanation except of course if one has a bout of epilepsy.

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November 20, 2007

Kindle: Amazon’s new eBook Reader

Online retail giant Amazon recently announced a new electronic handheld device called Kindle. Is it time to put down all the paperbacks and hardcovers for an e-Reader?

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November 20, 2007

Review: Saitek A-250 2.1 Wireless Speakers

My latest review over at PTB is the funky looking Saitek iFreedom Wireless Speakers. A little expensive IMO but it’s wireless, portable and looks cool. More shots after the jump.

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November 19, 2007

On the Entrepreneur Magazine

Over four years ago, when I was just starting my first serious venture (web hosting) into the online world, I said to friends maybe one day I’ll be featured in the Entrepreneur magazine. Well, I think I’m an article away from that today. :D

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November 19, 2007

Zune 80 trumps iPod Classic 80?

Got two similar media players — one, a highly successful device selling hundreds of millions of units in the last half decade; the other, just barely a year or two but with tons of features. Which one will you choose?

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November 18, 2007

GMail hits 5GB

Not that anybody noticed it, GMail storage has reached 5GB. It used to be really slow and the incremental count seemed stuck at 3GB.
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Luckily, Yahoo!Mail jumped the gun and offered unlimited, prompting Google to bump up the count a little bit. Competition really speeds things up nowadays.

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November 18, 2007

Bonifacio High Street does the Dancing Christmas Lights

We saw the amazing original dancing Christmas lights last year. Last night, while hanging out at the Bonifacio High Street at the Fort, they had a similar Christmas light show. Took a short video clip using my camera phone.

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November 17, 2007

Why WordPress moved from Technorati to Google BlogSearch?

Only a few people may have noticed this but since WordPress 2.3 came out, they switched the WP Dashboard Incoming Links from Technorati to Google BlogSearch. Why WordPress decided to make this move is yet unknown until this day.

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November 16, 2007

When is Content Syndication beneficial?

A lot of bloggers are afraid to have their content syndicated because of several reasons – dupe content penalty, brand dilution resulting to reduced site stickiness, and ultimately potential loss of traffic, among others. Connie even stretches it as a form of exploitation in some cases. However, that’s not always the case and here are some thoughts when content syndication can be beneficial to you as a blogger.

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November 16, 2007

Hands on with a Nokia N6120

A visitors once left a comment asking me what I thought of this new HSDPA phone by Nokia. I checked out the Nokia 6120 Classic and thought it was a really good buy.

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November 16, 2007

Blogging for Money Series Schedule

Just a quick update on the upcoming sessions for the “Blogging for Money” seminar series. This one is for intermediate and advanced bloggers.

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November 15, 2007

Master Link Baiter of the Year

Who could have thought that our early forays into the controversial blogosphere was all just a huge link bait? Follow the link to discover who this master link baiter of the year is.

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November 15, 2007

How much of your income comes from blogging?

Here’s an interesting new poll. How much of your income comes from your blogs or your blogging gigs?

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November 15, 2007

Nokia unveils N82

Nokia has just launched a new mobile phone – the Nokia N82. Got wind of the virtual launch (around 8PM last night) a couple of days ago from Nokia Philippines but was unable to blog about it due to NDA. Now that it’s officially out, here are the specs:

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November 14, 2007

Scary Paypal Lockdowns

Just a few months after Paypal made huge waves in the Philippines, there’s already a horror story in our midst. Paypal lockdowns — yup, unexplained Paypal account cancellation without refund.

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November 14, 2007

AdSense shrinks clickable areas on their Ads

Now, this is going to draw some discussions among AdSense Publishers. Google has now redefined what area in their ads are clickable and not.

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November 13, 2007

AOL answers your questions with Yedda

Following the success of Yahoo! Answers in the Q&A market, AOL makes it as a runner up and buys Israeli start-up Yedda.

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