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June 17, 2014

Movie and TV spoilers on social media – What’s the deal?

So you’ve seen the season finale of Game of Thrones. There were just so much intense scenes that happened and you feel like you need to share it to everyone. So what’s the first thing you do? You go to Facebook and tell the whole world that the scene where (insert character name here) dies […]

May 07, 2012

Are travel deals the biggest headache in Group Buying?

We’ve seen the explosion of a lot of group buying sites and daily deal sites since 2011 and it has been estimated that total revenues are in excess of Php100 Million a year (and it is still growing). As such, it’s not a surprise that problems and issues tend to crop up more than their […]

November 08, 2011

BPI launches e-Prepaid Card and DealMania.ph

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) tonight launches several new products including a BPI My e-Prepaid Card and a group buying site DealMania.ph dedicated to cardholders, a first for a Philippine bank.

June 01, 2011

MetroDeal buys Bigalaang Lakad Fan Page?

New group-buying site, Metro Deal, buys popular Facebook Fan Page of “Buti Pa Ang Biglaang Lakad Natutuloy; Ang Planado, Hindi!” with over 500,000 fans. Ok we’re not really sure if there’s a sale but MetroDeal has already taken control of the FB Page since it launched.

March 17, 2011

Say hello to YugaDeals.com

I know there are dozens of group buying sites out there and some of them I’ve featured here for months. However, I have yet to see a tech-centric deal site based here in the Philippines. Thus, we’re launching YugaDeals.com.

August 14, 2010

How the Google-Verizon deal affect us?

There’s been a lot of debate surrounding the recent deal between Google and Verizon regarding net neutrality. Some even say that Google has sold out just to get a the ball rolling. But what does this deal got to do with us here in the Philippines?

July 30, 2009

Bing wins in Yahoo+Microsoft Search Deal

Bing gets another big score with the recently announced search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo! Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers.

January 20, 2008

Level Up, e-Games on Top Philippine Web Sites

For the longest time, The Inquirer.net has been regarded by everyone as the number 1 Philippine website, previously boasting some 44 million pageviews a month (recent figures pegs it at 28M). Since other sites don’t really publicize their numbers, a lot of people are relying on Alexa stats and this website that ranks them accordingly.

November 10, 2007

The real deal behind Multiply and ABS-CBN

The sphere has been abuzz in the last couple of days about this supposed ad deal between Multiply and ABS-CBN Interactive. But what’s is this partnership really all about? Let drill down a little about this deal.

September 10, 2007

How to deal with Lifetime Ads?

I’ve been asked by several bloggers before whether a lifetime ad placement offer is a good deal. Most of the time, publishers would bite on the offer especially when advertising inquiries are scarce. I haven’t really thought about it much until I was offered the same recently. Took me a week to decide and here’s […]

December 09, 2006

PDI & GMA 7 inks new deal for INQ7.net?

This was in the news yesterday — Philippine Daily Inquirer, GMA Network launch ‘new INQ7.net’. I previous wrote about an impending split-up by a tip from multiple sources. Now, this comes as a total surprise for me. Starting January 2007, INQ7.net will become a news portal or “doorway” to the Philippine Daily Inquirer and GMA […]

October 30, 2006

Porn Sites: Forgot to renew your domain, eh?

There’s this little known underground economy for domaineers that’s very, very lucrative. In one of our discussions the other night at the SEO Philippines party, there’s this one guy from down south who snatched up the .COM of a tri-media popular .COM.PH website — within months, he was allegedly earning USD$6,000 per month from Adsense […]

June 05, 2006

Pricenoia for a better deal.

Got this one from one of my readers, Dave Starr — Pricenoia.com. It’s a substantially cool implementation of Ajax and it’s one of the few sites I have ever seen on line that truly cater to those outside the USA as well as inside. You search for an item from Amazon (be sure to use […]

May 13, 2013

Local Group Buying Site looking to sell for Php1.2 Billion

According to a source close to this group buying site, the company has been shopping itself around for a while now. The price tag — about Php1.2 billion in cold cash.

November 27, 2014

Five Places Filipinos Love to Buy their Gadgets Offline

More and more Filipinos use the internet to transact since we have more e-commerce sites and online gadget stores. Nevertheless, many still prefer to buy their gadgets first-hand. Here are five places we recommend should you like to take a little tour of the metro to buy your next gadget.

November 02, 2014

UP campuses to have free WiFi hotspots by Smart

‘Iskolars ng Bayan’ will have additional free access to the web within all constituent campuses courtesy of Smart Communications.

October 09, 2014

What’s wrong with Globe’s 100% 4G HSPA+ coverage?

Globe Telecom proudly announced the completion of rolling out its HSPA+ technology and that its entire network has already been equipped with 4G coverage. Although that may be the case, subscribers in different parts of Philippines are still complaining of poor connectivity from the telco. Here’s why it’s hard to verify if Globe indeed has […]

September 07, 2014

Smart brings Wikipedia Zero to PH

Smart Communications and Wikimedia foundation have recently inked a deal which will allow the two parties to give Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular subscribers free and unlimited access to Wikipedia through the initiative called Wikipedia Zero.

June 16, 2014

How to stop Facebook from using your web history for ads

As part of bringing advertisements that will appeal more to your interests, Facebook is going to be collecting information from the apps that you use and websites you visit – yes, that means your entire web history will be used by Facebook. If you feel like this is somehow an intrusion to your privacy, scroll […]

March 27, 2014

#TBTH: We look back at 20 years of Internet in the PH

In March 1994, the Philippines was first connected to the internet. twenty years hence, a lot has changed in the way we communicate, work, learn and make friends.

March 25, 2014

How the mighty Sulit became OLX PH

It is no secret how Sulit became the Philippine’s internet superstar since its inception in 2006. That’s why it’s a huge surprise how a giant could just suddenly give up all its brand equity to become the lesser-known OLX Philippines.

December 30, 2013

Cherry Mobile Superion Odyssey Review

There’s no doubt that Cherry Mobile is well-known when it comes to producing budget-friendly tablets. Just name a budget under Php10k and you’ll be given a slew of options. One of them is the Superion Odyssey which also features full phone and text functionality. Check out our review of this slate after the break.

December 18, 2013

Sulit merges operations with OLX in the Philippines

Sulit founder and Managing Director RJ David announced the other day the merger of Sulit.com.ph and OLX Philippines. Both sites are among the top 3 classified ads sites in the Philippines.

November 21, 2013

Corrupt officials beware, you may soon be on AM’s list

Out of sheer anger towards dishonest public officials in our country, most of us have been plotting a way to kill them in the back of our mind. Now, if you’re thinking of putting your devilish thoughts to action, then the Assassination Market may just very well be your best bet.

July 30, 2013

Should the Philippines build a Cyber Army?

Cyber threats are real. Countries like the U.S., Iran, North Korea and China have been subjects numerous times when it comes to cyber security, warfare and espionage. While we’re not as big and as powerful as those countries, do you think we should also develop a way to defend our country from cyber attacks?

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