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October 09, 2011

Lessons learned from a failed internet cafe business

Several months ago, we finally closed our little internet cafe business. I wrote about the viability of the net cafe business many years ago and actually started one about 2 years ago. Despite its eventual failure, I learned a lot of lessons from that little experiment.

March 25, 2009

Is there hope in the Net Cafe Business?

About a year ago, I wrote about the state of the internet cafe business in the Philippines and why it’s a seemingly losing battle. A couple of days ago, I mentioned that I started venturing into the Internet Cafe with a friend. I got emails asking why I thought the net cafe is still a […]

March 27, 2008

Are Internet Cafes still a Good Business?

Been receiving a couple of emails lately (mostly from OFWs but there’s one from a Chinese/Taiwanese company) asking if there’s still some good business to be made with internet cafes in the Philippines. From accounts of friends and people who’ve been into the net cafe business as well as what we’re seeing in every mall […]

November 09, 2007

OMB confiscating DVD Writers of Net Cafes?

A friend of mine who’s into the net cafe business has told me that the Optical Media Board is also confiscating DVD Writers and other media recorders from shops.

November 20, 2006

Hanging out at a Bangkok Net Cafe

Just landed at the Suvarnabhumi Airport here in Bangkok and my connecting flight to Lahore, Pakistan is still in 2 hours. The airport is huge and we had to take a bus to the disembarkment area. It’s just before 5PM here but my watch says it’s already 7PM in Manila. I don’t have anything else […]

October 12, 2006

At Php4/hour, will the net cafe business go bust?

An article on Inq7.net today points out to a booming internet cafe industry in Davao City. The business is so competitive that one only has to pay as low as 4 to 8 pesos an hour to surf the net. Now, doesn’t Php4/hour spell the death of this lucrative business? Here in Makati, the cheapest […]

June 03, 2006

EverythingOnline.ph: Net Cafe Franchise in a Box?

I was going to blog this over at PTB the other day but Mon beat me to it. I went out on a coffee at Starbucks 6750 Thursday evening when I noticed some party happening just beside it. We went out to check on it and found the launching of EverythingOnline.PH (EOL). It was a […]

August 26, 2013

Cyberya: PLDT’s version of the PisoNet

We’ve had a healthy discussion of the PisoNet business here before and how it is slowly encroaching into the very competitive internet cafe market. We even featured a housewife running a 3-station Piso Net business inside their home.

August 14, 2012

Is Piso Net really a lucrative business?

Piso Net has been making quite a buzz in the metro since early 2010, but it’s not only until recently that the enterprise got the attention of business-minded folks. So what is Piso Net and how are things from a business standpoint? Is it really a viable source of extra income? YugaTech investigates.

September 25, 2011

Has the Nettop lost its charm and power?

Since early this year, we have not heard nor seen any new nettops announced locally. After the craze on netbooks several years ago, companies like Intel were banking on nettops as the next major market.

January 13, 2011

Internet Coverage over Internet Speed

Been in the boondocks for about a week now on a semi-vacation mode (and semi-retreat kind of way) so I’m not able to regularly publish new entries here. With a thousand miles away from mega Manila and a couple hundred more miles from the nearest city, my mountain resort hide-away is almost devoid of any […]

November 19, 2014

Acer Iconia Tab 8 Review

The local tablet scene is already flooded with Android tablets. There are those with very low price tags but with mediocre build, specs and performance, and there are those good-looking and powerful ones but are heavy in the pockets. The Acer Iconia Tab 8 (A1-840FHD), on the other hand, is a kind of slate that […]

September 14, 2013

Sony Xperia Z1 Review

Sony announced their latest flagship in the form of the Xperia Z1 – a 20 megapixel-packing smartphone that runs 5-inch full HD display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 CPU. Certainly a beast but does it have enough to lure people away from competition. Let’s find out by reading our Sony Xperia Z1 review below.

November 16, 2012

Kickstart invests in online learning platform Kalibrr

Kickstart Ventures Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom has recently invested $100K dollars or more than Php4M in startup online learning platform Kalibrr.

October 17, 2012

Facebook taps 7 anti-virus companies to boost security

In its effort to improve security for its users, Facebook has announced its partnership with seven new anti-virus companies.

September 02, 2012

Php50k for 10Mbps: true cost of a guaranteed DSL speed

We wanted to get an upgrade to our office DSL last week so I asked for a quotation and was a bit surprised when I was looking for a 10Mbps line with 1.5Mbps minimum guaranteed speed.

July 04, 2012

What’s the DNSChanger malware and how to clean it?

PLDT and Smart are asking their subscribers to check if their respective computers are infected by a malware called DNSChanger before July 9, 2012 as it may have long-term effects that may render your computer useless for browsing the web.

April 08, 2012

5 things I missed about our tech in the Philippines

For the last 3 weeks now, I’ve been to three European states and have seen and experienced the advancement of technology in these first-world countries. It’s oftentimes amazing but once in a while, I would miss the ones I enjoyed in the Philippines.

February 14, 2012

Level Up and e-Games merger announced

This may come as a surprise but local online game companies Level Up! and E-Games has finalized talks of a merger. eGames made the disclosure earlier this morning at the PSE (since it’s a publicly listed company).

June 09, 2011

Using 2-Step Verification with GMail

In the recount of what happened yesterday regarding my hacked Paypal account, I realized that it was my GMail that was originally compromised and used to reset my Paypal password.

January 05, 2011

5 Reasons ISPs Implement Bandwidth Caps

I’ve been asking engineers around for reasons why ISPs around the world have been implementing bandwidth caps and got several possible scenarios to consider. Here are the top 5 most probable reasons behind the issue of bandwidth caps.

April 27, 2010

SmartBro Surf TV Review

SmartBro Surf TV is Smart’s attempt to create a market from those who cannot still afford to buy a brand new PC.

April 25, 2010

It’s all about Capacity, not Speed

For the past 5 years now, we’ve seen a huge growth in internet penetration in the country. At the same time, we’ve also seen the barriers to entry go down in favor of consumers, partly because of competition.

April 24, 2010

Philippines takes World’s Best Spammers title?

One of the greatest advantages the Philippines have in the world of BPO is that we got really cheap labor and we’re relatively very good in English. That’s why we’re one of the top suppliers in the call center industry. And it doesn’t stop there.

March 26, 2010

List of Passers for 2009 Philippine Bar Exams

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. […]

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