Early Friday morning round-up.

Early Friday morning round-up.

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 Philippines. That doesn’t include Hidalgo in Quiapo, right?
  • William Yu has successfully unlocked the iPhone to work with Smart and Globe SIM cards. He brought it earlier during our JesCom Convention and showed it to me. T’was a real beauty. However, I might just go for the iPod Touch instead.
  • Arnold shares 5 tips for a successful paid blogging gig. He blogs for one of my favorite SEO blog, the Search Engine Journal.
  • Lawrence Casiraya of Inquirer.net blogs about the Smart Bro killer. He was the one who tipped me about this ZTE HSDPA modem Globe is releasing soon during the last Press Con we attended. Incidentally, the guys from Globe went here yesterday to do some signal testing. Will do a separate post on that later.
  • The Jester-in-Exile writes about the Cris Mendez issue and adds that UP Students do not have the right to be apathetic, pointing to a certain blogger named Ria who publicly admitted she had no remorse over the death of her batch mate Cris Mendez. Another sensitive issue about freedom of expression? But what if the UP system made her that way? As one commenter says, it has become the norm in UP that a lot of students have gone numbed about it.
  • The 2007 SEMCON is fast approaching but the Php8,500 price tag for the two day conference might be expensive for bloggers. Here’s one way to get 2 FREE passes to the conference this October. Grab it why it’s hot!
  • Luis discovers that when a commenter says “Good work. Nice site.”, it must be spam.
  • Eugene thinks that The Deck Ad Network is the best advertising platform as it provides the most focused service to advertisers while publishers get premium fees. But what if you’re TechCrunch that has an asking price of $10,000 for a 125×125 banner ad per month? Sometimes the price of the ad is not proportional to the amount of traffic you have but the quality and influence of the audience you attract.

Another tech blogger has left the block.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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9 Responses

  1. jeffrey says:

    i really want to go to the semcon… but i afford the Php8,500 tag! i think i’ll learn a lot from that conference since im just starting my seo career… anyway… ill try my luck with the free passes…

  2. jeffrey says:

    sorry… my bad….

    *but i can’t afford the Php8,500 tag!

  3. Kiven says:

    Yey! punta ka pala sa alma mater namin ni markku? hehe

    thanks sa response chief!

  4. michelle says:

    can you help me? where can i find a job just working at home..i do have my own pc,headset and a cam?

  5. Eugene says:

    Blogs like TechCrunch, Edgadget, and Gizmodo are on a different level altogether. They don’t need ad advertising platform as much as they need a simple advertising policy. Among the member sites of The Deck, the most popular in Technorati is A List Apart at #45. So for these sites that are quite popular but not too popular, The Deck provides the best experience I’ve seen for the publisher, advertiser, and reader.

  6. Miguel says:

    I didn’t know I was mentioned here until I saw the trackback! Well I’m still around and commenting. Just… can’t… post.

    And when you say “another has left the block,” it sounds like there’s an exodus? Well many tech blogs have gone quiet. I guess it’s my explicit hiatus that’s worth the mention?f

  7. Lisa says:

    Thanks for posting the pricing info on the 40D.

    Interestingly enough, I heard a rumor that they had maybe 28 units of the 40D up for grabs in one of the Quiapo camera shops that came directly from Canon Philippines. Reservation was at 20K and the supposed release of the units would be next week. They called it a pre-release, for professional photographers. It was offered at 60k with 1 year service and parts warranty from Canon. Of course, this is just hearsay.

  8. mttspiii says:

    Salamat po sa speech kanina. Balilk po kayo!

  9. Go ipod touch!
    I do wish the screen was bigger though

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