Just to immediately get this out of the way, this is not meant to belittle the landmark Luzon Bypass Infrastructure (LBI) project for what it truly is — a milestone initiative that undoubtedly would help bridge the Philippines’ yawning digital divide with the help of Facebook.
Ikea is getting with the times. The world’s biggest furniture retailer has officially launched its e-commerce channel in Singapore — about seven weeks after it quietly went live.
Sky, one of the Philippines’ more popular internet-service provider, is now in the local fiber-internet space, following the recent announcement of faster broadband packages bundled with video on demand.
E’VE heard nothing big from Sun Cellular for quite some time. Then yesterday, that all changed, as it unveiled its #GumagandaAngArawMo campaign featuring Vic Sotto, Maja Salvador, and Matteo Guidicelli.
PPLE may be Samsung’s nemesis in the smartphone business, but the relationship is more complicated than you think it is. We can probably call them frenemies. Exhibit A: An Apple iPhone X win is a victory for the Korean tech giant as well.
LTHOUGH the television may be the centerpiece of your living room, it’s not exactly a piece of art, amirite? Worse still, it could be an eyesore, or the thing that does not belong and exists only because, duh, it’s a TV. Where would we be without it?
S we previously mentioned, Google and HTC have reached an all-cash agreement that will see the search and software giant pay $1.1 billion to absorb the latter’s Pixel team and integrate it into Google’s workforce.
HOTOS of an alleged Mi Home store at Circuit Lane in Makati City had made the rounds online. So we got out, braved the heavy traffic, and went to that Ayala mall a day after seeing the pictures. Our mission: to find out if it had the blessings of Xiaomi in Beijing.
UR internet connection here in the Philippines is not exactly stellar. But lately, it’s been slower — much, much slower — than usual. What gives?
O vendor was able to topple Cherry Mobile from its perch in the second quarter of 2017. It was still the top smartphone vendor in the Philippines, and only one of two local brands that made it to the top 5.
HEN you live in a country where the internet connection is as slow as traffic during rush hour, we don’t blame you if you feel like migrating to a place where you can get reliable speeds — especially when your productivity depends on it.
AST wired internet is already available in the Philippines, with Globe Telecom and PLDT, the country’s telecom duopoly, stepping forward with their respective fiber-powered offers. Then there’s Converge ICT, a relatively new — and unproven — option for residential owners.
OCALLY branded smartphones are not really assembled in the Philippines. You know that, right? They buy the devices from original design manufacturers or ODMs, which are mostly based in China, and tweak them to their liking, so to speak. But in a first in the Philippines, a local technology company is assembling mobile phones in the country.
OR commuters who regularly pass by the busiest thoroughfare in the Philippines, this is probably a welcome respite from the horrible traffic they usually face on the highway: The Department of Information and Communications Technology has formally launched its “free high-speed Wi-Fi on EDSA” project. This is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to provide Filipinos better internet service.
S it true that Xiaomi will be back again in the Philippines by February?” We were taken aback. We certainly did not see that message coming. Our friend’s question came out of the blue — and just when we were in the middle of covering CES 2017.
O you finally realized that you can get fast home internet connection in the Philippines, thanks to fiber, which can transfer a huge amount of data seamlessly and deliver speeds over longer distances without being susceptible to electromagnetic interference.
OVE over, Apple. Samsung is taking back what it lost in the last quarter of 2016. And it has the numbers, courtesy of market-research company IDC, to back it up.
LOBE Telecom or Smart Communications? Which of the two telcos delivered on their promise of better internet from November 2016 to January 2017?
ANCY working at the local office of one of the top technology companies in the world? You’re in luck. We were scrolling through our Facebook feed when we chanced upon an interesting post of a friend who works at Google Singapore: that Google Philippines has several job openings.
ELIEVE it or not, it is possible to get fast home internet connection in the Philippines. We should know. We switched from DSL to fiber optic in 2015 and have never looked back since. In fact, if we are to move to a new place, there’s no question that one of our top considerations is the availability of fiber in …
ON’T ask us how they’re connected, or even how the move will actually solve the problem, but the Department of Health wants to impose a sweeping ban on porn sites in the country to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS, particularly among the youth.
NE company’s misfortune could lead to another manufacturer’s success. In this case, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 problem caused the tech giant to settle for second place in the smartphone category in the fourth quarter of 2016.
IMSTORE, one of the top names in the Philippines’ rapidly expanding online-retail space, is in hot water in the aftermath of a raid by the Bureau of Customs Monday.
HE company responsible for Starmobile phones and tablets is now also in the TV box business, with the introduction of the new Starcube digital television box. Distributed by STAR Inc., the device promises an affordable way of watching free-to-air live channels in “cable quality,” without a cable subscription. And without splurging on a new set.
HE affordable has become cheaper. Two months after introducing Fiber Plan 1899, PLDT unveiled a fiber-optic internet-connection package whose monthly fee is friendlier to your budget than the 1899.