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November 05, 2014

#Trending: What’s your Friendster story?

It’s not yet Thursday, but Filipinos went on twitter yesterday to remember what what was their to-go social networking site years ago: Friendster.

July 09, 2010

Facebook Credits to be sold in Retail Stores

Friendster’s new owner, MOL, is helping Facebook sell FB Credits in Asia, including the Philippines. That means you should be able to buy Facebook Credits at a number of outlets, including 7-11 Stores, nationwide.

December 17, 2009

How long before Facebook becomes old?

Social networks come and go. It took about 3 or 4 years after Friendster first became a craze in the Philippines to wither and be almost forgotten. MySpace had a number of years to its credit in the US as well.

October 27, 2006

Friendster Philippines Office closed down?

The office of Friendster Philippines, formerly known as, has been closed down. William Yu took some pictures of their office and asked Where Did Go? Migs adds that Friendster has ceased running Friendster Classifieds and Friendster Ads (FAds) – They’re outsourcing their technical stuff to another company here, though, AFAIK (something called EGG […]

August 13, 2006

Friendster to open BPO in Philippines?

I got this from the grapevine but it’s worth talking about. Apparently, Friendster has been sending people into training for a BPO office here in the country. I got this one from the guy who told he runs the training center for them Friendster employees. The BPO will be doing some web designing of sorts. […]

May 18, 2010

Seven Years of Social Networking

I still remember the day I opened an account on Friendster — it was September 2003 and a friend created an account for me. I wasn’t really into the idea but eventually got the hang of it. Seven years have passed and a lot has changed — yet, the fundamentals of social networking remains the […]

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 16, 2010

How the dSLR changed Photography?

I earlier wrote a draft that looked into the photography business being diluted because of entry-level dSLRs. I scrapped the entry as I feel it’s more than just that — it’s so much more than just taking photos for a living.

March 13, 2010

Are you still addicted to FarmVille?

On Facebook, FarmVille is the top game this year with over 26 Million active users, 3 times biggest than the second most active, Cafe World.

December 31, 2009

Our Biggest Tech Stories of 2009

Looking back in the last 12 months, we’ve seen quite a number of exciting developments and news that we broke here on YugaTech. Let’s do a quick run down here before the year ends.

April 03, 2009

Odysseylive Reboots: Interview with Jay Fonacier

Starting this month, I will be doing regular feature interviews with local start-ups, internet entrepreneurs, executives of blue-chip companies and interesting web personalities to add to the mix of topics I’m covering for this blog. For this month, I’d like to check back on Odysseylive and talked to President & Managing Director, R. Jay Fonacier, […]

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 […]

January 29, 2009

Where that NTC Circular might affect Bloggers?

When I first read about that proposed NTC circular about “Guidelines on the Provision of Contents, Information, Applications, and Electronic Games“, I shrugged it off because it was obviously referring to the mobile telecoms industry.

May 10, 2008

Universal McCann’s Social Media Research

I was sent this PDF file containing Universal McCann’s Social Media Research for March 2008. The research surveyed 17,000 internet users in 29 countries. It’s an 80-page report that covers topics on blogging, online videos and social networking sites in general.

February 26, 2008

World Map of Social Sites

Ever wondered which countries or regions which social networking sites are popular? We know Friendster is still #1 in the Philippines; but what about the others?

December 31, 2007

Top 10 Predictions for 2008

Last day of the year 2007. As we head for another year, let me venture a fearless forecast for 2008.

September 08, 2007

10 Ways to avoid the Boy Bastos Treatment

By now, most of you might have heard of the Boy Bastos news and the search warrant made by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Mark Verzo’s house earlier. Mark is the owner of the site and also a blogger who owns a blog network. The portal is currently down as instructed by […]

July 25, 2007

Will Eskwela replace the class reunion?

After over a dozen invites, I finally gave in and tried We had a sneak preview account before it was launched last year but it was way deep in the beta (or was it alpha?) version to really try out and write a fair review. A recent assignment (Friend Request) prompted me to revisit […]

June 30, 2007

Why the scarcity of local IT news?

Mon Lizardo of tells Aileen Apolo that there aren’t really much IT news in the Philippines. She was basically “ranting about the lack of Philippine internet news. I read a lot of local tech blogs and news, but there are just aren’t any stuff about local IT stuff. How come?”

June 05, 2007

Open invite to Alpha Test a new web 2.0 site

Been contacted by one of the local PR agencies a couple of months back requesting if I could look into a new social website. Though I haven’t really seen the site yet, I was told it it will be a social-networking site similar to MySpace or Friendster. Users can sign-up for their own profile page. […]

March 14, 2007

How to be an SEO Consultant without even trying

A client once asked me where to look for SEO consultants and how will they know that the person is the real thing. Surprised that they knew about Search Engine Optimization, I told them I’ll point them to the right people. Then again, how do we really know who are the right people?

March 02, 2007

Yehey! Chief comments about IPO

Yehey! Chief Donald Lim left a comment on my blog about my earlier entry on their supposed plans to go IPO this year. Actually, we are going IPO for many reasons: from gaining more cash for other investments, to becoming a global online media behemoth. Yehey has undergone a transformation since last year, starting with […]

March 01, 2007

How online ad rates are quantified?

A question was sent to me yesterday asking how rates are quantified in online advertising, including variables which may affect it. I believe this type questions are better addressed by internet marketers.

February 13, 2007

Are you a netrepreneur?

This was inspired by Ben Yoskovitz of StartupSpark. Here are my top 10 checklist to see if you’re a netrepreneur. You own a blog and a domain (not on BlogSpot or Though free is good, nothing beats a good impression that you are willing to invest in your own virtual/online image. Your first online […]

November 18, 2006

Tips on getting Direct Advertisers

Quite a number of people have been asking me for some time now how I get direct advertisers on my several of the blogs and sites I run. First, let me clarify that it’s not an easy feat to attract advertisers. In fact, in the last year alone, only about 2 out of 5 inquiries […]

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