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Smart Bro is getting some competition?

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: September 15, 2007

A tip from Lawrence got me all curious about this alleged new HSDPA modem from Globe. A wireless landline plus broadband service has been reported as early as last year and is branded as Speak 'n Surf. This month, I was told an upgraded system will be rolled out commercially, promising speeds way better than that of Smart Bro. The previous Speak and Surf uses CDMA technology and can connect you to speeds up to 256Kbps (via a wireless axess*tel phone as shown in the picture, colored black). The phone is battery operated so you can actually move it around…

Microsoft Philippines sued for Piracy!

Relevance: 86%      Posted on: December 18, 2007

Now that one's for the books! A Pasay City School has filed a law suit against Microsoft Philippines for pirating copyrighted material. [ Digg this! ] The school, Southeastern College (SEC), filed a Php100 Million (~$2.5 Million) copyright infringement case against Redmond giant Microsoft and Microsoft Philippines. The case alleges that Microsoft illegally copied and distributed a copyrighted teacher training manual developed by the school. The video above is of Atty. Estelito Mendoza, lead counsel of Southeastern College (recorded by INQUIRER.net reporter Lawrence Casiraya). Microsoft Philippines stated earlier that they tried to settle this dispute with SEC to no avail.…

Here are the top 10 things Filipinos searched for in 2014

Relevance: 83%      Posted on: December 17, 2014

Google has just released their lists of top searches for this year, and we're here to check out the top searches for the Philippines. Topping off the searches is none other than Vhong Navarro (closely related to the issue Cedric Lee is at 6th), and coming at 2nd place is Flappy Bird. The death of Robin Williams stirred searches for him as well for 3rd place. Rude and Frozen follows for media, and Paolo Bediones and Jennifer Lawrence probably for their leaks. Malaysia Airlines and Meteor Garden were able to make it in to, closing the top 10. For specific…

LG launches Optimus L3 for Php5,990

Relevance: 74%      Posted on: April 23, 2012

LG launched their entry level Android smartphone, the Optimus L3, last Saturday afternoon at SM Mall of Asia. To hype things up, LG got one of the local bands, PARALUMAN, to play a few songs before introducing their celebrity ambassadors for the Optimus L3, Coleen Garcia and UAAP's Kiefer Ravena. One of the highlights of the event was to showcase the features of the Optimus L3 as well as to introduce its new design identity which is the L-Style. We were able to have a conversation with Mr. Lawrence Kim, VP for Mobile Product Marketing, about the Optimus L3 and…

Revolution Money taking on Paypal

Relevance: 61%      Posted on: September 25, 2007

There's gonna be a new player in town and it's called Revolution Money. It's being touted as the next Paypal-killer and do better than the non-performing Google Checkout. But what is this Revolution Money really all about? Well, the official press release says it's an "Internet-based payment system... that combines the power of free online money transfer with credit and pre-paid in one integrated offering." So basically, it's like Paypal and MasterCard combined. What actually gives credibility to this new service is the power-packed board of directors: - Ted Leonsis, Vice Chairman of AOL LLC - Lawrence Summers, former U.S.…

Early Friday morning round-up.

Relevance: 51%      Posted on: September 14, 2007

I'm off to Philippine Science High School in a couple of hours for the Future Summit entitled "Technology: Where are we taking it? Or is taking us?". So, while I'm away for the larger half of the day, I'll leave you with some interesting readings and snippets around the sphere. The guys in-charge of the Canon brand emailed me with the Suggested Retail Price of the EOS 40D: Php62,950 for the body only, Php66,950 with the 18-55mm kit and Php85,000 for the 17-85mm kit. Also interesting to note that the digital camera gray market is hurting Canon's business in the…

12 Top-Earning IT/Tech Executives in the Philippines

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: August 26, 2013

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has recently released their annual list of Top 500 Individual Taxpayers. This list includes prominent names coming from different industries and based on this we compiled our own list of the twelve highest-earning IT executives in the country. Author's note: Estimated annual compensation is based on computed taxable income derived from income tax paid to the BIR in the years 2010-2012. In this list, we included executives that work for IT-related, BPO and the general tech sector. Manuel V. Pangilinan Chairman of PLDT-Smart Chairman of ABC Development Corporation (TV5) Regular income tax paid: Php26…

YugaTech Giveaway Round #1 Winners

Relevance: 36%      Posted on: December 23, 2009

First, thanks to everyone who joined in our "Merry Tweetmas Contest". We received over 600 entries for Twitter, over 100 entries for the blog and over 500 entries in the comments. Second, apologies for the delay in announcing the winners. Didn't expect it to be this huge. Third, let's give out the prizes already! The picks for the question "If you’re stuck in an island with a phone and only have one call left, who would you call and why?" are: 1. L.R. for calling his kabit. 2. Bruno for calling his derma. 3. RHO for calling Kris Aquino. 4.…

List of Passers for 2009 Philippine Bar Exams

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: March 26, 2010

Here is the list of the Top 10 successful examinees of the 2009 Bar Examinations. Congratulations to all the Bar Passers! No 1. Reinier Yebra , 84.80, San Beda No 2. Charlene May Tapic , 84.60, San Beda No 3. John Paul Lim, 84.50, Ateneo Law No 4. Caroline Lagos, 84.40, UP Law No 5. Eric David Tan, 84.05, Ateneo Law No 6. Yvi Randolf Gonzalez, 83.90, Ateneo Law No 7. Joan Mae To, 83.65, Ateneo Law No 8. Herminio Bagro III, 83.40, UP Law No 9. Timothy Joseph Lumauig, 83.20, Ateneo Law No 10. Naella Rose Bainto, 83.10, Ateneo…