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January 24, 2013

What to expect from the Google office in the Philippines

When Google announced their local office in the Philippines yesterday, there was a lot of buzz that followed as the search giant sets its eyes on the country. But what does it really mean to have a local Google Philippines office?

August 29, 2006

Will Google Office 2.0 replace MS Office?

It’s now becoming clear — Google is crawling into Microsoft’s domain in the office and productivity suite. Check out Google Apps for your Domain: Now you can offer private-labeled email, IM and calendar tools to all of your users for free*, so they can share ideas and get things done more effectively. You can design […]

January 07, 2015

Microsoft Office Preview for Android tablets now live on Google Play Store

Just last November 2014, Microsoft launched the Office Preview for Android tablets to a limited audience. One needs a sign up and wait for an invitation, but not anymore. The Office Preview can now be downloaded directly from the Play Store.

February 18, 2013

Google posts new Job Openings for Manila Office

When Google officially announced the opening of their Manila office, we saw a lot of buzz and thousands of people started looking for job opportunities with the company. Last week, they finally posted some job openings.

January 23, 2013

Google Philippines formally opens local office

Google Philippines has formally opened their local office today and announced their first country manager, a position that’s been open since mid-2011.

June 06, 2012

Google acquires Meebo & QuickOffice

Google snaps up two new sites/services without much fanfare this month — QuickOffice for an undisclosed amount and Meebo for a rumored $100 million. The two acquisitions only came hours apart.

March 10, 2006

Writely: Google’s answer to MS Office?

By now, most of you may have already read the news about the recent Google acquisition that is Writely. Writely is a web word processor, much like MS Word but the best part of it is that it runs online so you need not install any application. That means you can edit your documents from […]

April 03, 2015

Office Lens for iPhone and Android now available

For those fans of the Office Lens app for Windows Phone that captures receipts and business cards and automatically crops and stores them on your phone, here’s some good news for you — they’re now available for iOS and Android.

December 01, 2014

Google appoints new Country Manager for PH

Google Philippines has announced today that a new Country Manager has been appointed by the internet search giant to run its local offices here in the country.

March 28, 2014

MS Office Mobile now free on iPhone and Android

Along with the release of Office for iPad, Microsoft is now making Office Mobile free on the iPhone and Android smartphones.

September 20, 2013

QuickOffice for Android and iOS goes free

Google-owned mobile productivity tool Quickoffice for Android and iOS is now available for free download and comes with free Google Drive storage.

September 27, 2012

Here’s how Google celebrates 25B app downloads

Since its launch four years ago, Google’s service has reached the 25-billion mark of total app downloads with no signs of slowing down. To show their gratitude for this remarkable feat, the search giant will be bringing the price of selected apps down to $0.25 (PhP10.44) a pop.

June 08, 2012

Google Maps to support Offline and 3D maps

The Google Maps team held an event to announce their latest innovations at their San Francisco office. Among the things that they announced which got out attention is the offline support for Google Maps on Android devices.

July 18, 2011

Google is looking for Philippine Country Manager

It’s been like 5 years since Google significantly invested man-power in the Philippines. They tried to recruit a Country Manager in 2005 or 2006 but to no avail. Looks like they’re going to try again this year.

December 12, 2010

Groupon sets up office in the Philippines

Just two weeks from the announced acquisition of Groupon, the Beeconomic team has set up office in the Philippines (as Groupon Philippines) to strengthen its presence and get better deals from local retailers to offer to members.

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?

November 26, 2008

Google sheds some fat — up to 10,000 people

All these time that competing company Yahoo has been announcing layoffs after layoffs, no new has beens heard about Google’s status and its roster of employees. Maybe they’re not affected by the financial crisis as much as the rest.

December 19, 2007

Web Office not getting any traction?

A recent U.S. survey reveals that Web 2.0 Office Productivity suites are not getting any much attention from users. The lack of awareness is a little surprising considering that all the web office wars have been going around between Microsoft and Google.

October 11, 2007

Google Engineers jumping to Facebook

What’s so hot with the Facebook model that even top Google Engineers are jumping ship and moving on to this allegedly greener pastures? Is Facebook really the next giant in Silicon Valley?

June 20, 2007

How to get past school or office filters?

A number of readers have been telling me that they can’t access my blog from their office network. Sometimes, it’s not just my blog but a host of other sites as well like PEx, TipidPC, Youtube, Flickr, etc. Others tell me that their network scans all the domains each workstation visits and flags an alert […]

October 16, 2006

Watch out for Google Philippines!

There was an entry at PTB about Google hiring Country Representatives for the Philippines over a year ago. That ad was there for the longest time and I thought it’s because either no one’s applying for such a high position or Google is just to picky. So, I was surprised when Marc told me about […]

June 06, 2006

Google has its own Spreadsheet

W00t? I just found out about this. First, the online wordprocessing tool, Writely. Now it’s Google SpreadSheet: Create basic spreadsheets from scratch. You can start from scratch and do all the basics, including changing the number format, sorting by columns, and adding formulas. Upload your spreadsheet files. Upload spreadsheets or worksheets from CSV or XLS […]

April 06, 2006

Microsoft/Google stirs discussion among Hosting Companies

Got an email newsletter from one WHT just now: Last month, Microsoft launched Microsoft Live Microsoft Live Office Beta for beta testing. Live Office is not an online version of MS Office Suite, but instead a series of tools for small businesses that combine web hosting, design tools, email accounts and groupware features. Google on […]

January 10, 2006

Free Google Proxy Hack

Can’t view some blogs or sites from your network? Does your office network block some of your favorite blogs? You cna now visit them using the simple Google Proxy hack: Just use this link to visit them: It’s basically the built-in translation feature of Google. To visit other sites or blogs, just change the […]

October 06, 2005

Interesting Stories Roundup

Looks like this week is full of exciting (and not so exciting stories) after all. Here are some of the noteworthy ones for me: ABCI Anniversary Bodega Sale at MC Home Depot, Global City, Taguig on October 12 to 16 (10AM to 8PM). They’re be selling iPods, Jabra headsets, Philips and Sony electronics and gadgets, […]

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