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The Most Relevant Tech Startup Conference Happens in Manila

In line with its activism to bring small businesses in center of global commerce, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with the Philippine startup community, has organized Slingshot MNL, the most relevant tech startup conference in Asia today.

“Equitable and inclusive growth can only be attained when an enabling environment promotes the full participation of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in global trade,” DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo said.

Domingo, as chair of the newly organized APEC 2015 Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT), advocates the advancement of MSEs as an important part of the country’s quest to enhance regional economic incorporation and the fulfilment of fair and all-encompassing growth.

“In organizing Slingshot MNL, we aim to gather promising startups in the region and present them with potential mentors, investors, and business partners,” DTI Undersecretary Ponciano Manalo Jr. said.

SlingshotMNL will take place on July 6 to 7, 2015 at the Ph…

A Great New Way to Support Countryside Entrepreneurial Activities @swcebu @swbohol @dost_pagasa

THE Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICT Office), is again supporting Startup Weekend Cebu (SWC) which will be on its fourth staging come June 6-8 at the University of Cebu (UC) Banilad campus.

Startup Weekend Cebu 4, organized by TechTalks.ph and DOST-ICT Office and supported by Cebu Educational Development Foundation for IT (CEDF-IT), is aimed at generating breakthrough ideas from tech communities in the Visayas region.

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour competition where developers, designers, marketers, technopreneurs, and venture capitalists come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startup businesses.
The concept, which started in the U.S., is a global movement to empower young entrepreneurs to nurture their innovative ideas into becoming sustainable businesses.

The event gathers experts and practitioners from different fields of business to mentor the participants as they launch their concepts …

Why Amazon Top Tech Honcho Speaks at KickstartPH

Amazon.com Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Werner Vogels is set to speak before local tech startup companies to help them determine the best low cost and easy-to-use infrastructure necessary to scale and grow their businesses.

Vogels is the special guest at the Kickstart Ventures, Inc.’s Startup Mixer, a ​regular ​community event ​that stimulates interaction and collaboration ​​among startup founders, mentors, and investors, to be held at The Globe Tower in Bonifacio Global City on April 30.

Christian Besler, Vice-President and Head of Community Engagement, Kickstart Ventures, said We are excited about the visit of Dr. Werner Vogels who is Amazon’s number two guy.  It only shows Amazon’s strong belief in the Philippines as a growing market for cloud services. We are also extremely proud to have him as a speaker for the Startup Mixer. Startups in the Kickstart investment portfolio have been using Amazon Web Services since the early days, thus, it is a rare treat for all…

Leading Telco Brings Wonderful Carnival to Cebuanos

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Bright lights will shine at the Cebu I.T. Park as Globe Telecom is set to create a wonderful world of fun and excitement with the participation of the leading telecommunications company in this year's Sinulog Festival from January 16-19.

Located at Block 11 Cebu IT Park, Apas in Cebu City, the Globe Neon Carnival is a village-like attraction that houses the Globe Mobility Store-on-the-Go, a one-stop shop showcasing the telco's line-up of prepaid, postpaid and Tattoo broadband offers as well as exclusive Sinulog deals for subscribers to enjoy.

The Globe Mobility Store-on-the-Go will also allow customers to inquire and apply for the latest postpaid and broadband plans as well as other Globe promos while on the go. Device partners CloudFone and Samsung will also join the 4-day event to showcase their latest roster of gadgets.

Aside from the roving Globe Store, the Globe Neon Carnival also features food carts and drinks stations, interactive game booths, and exciting prizes for luc…

Barneys New York, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Intel Announce Wearable Tech Collection

Intel, leading international fashion design house and curator Opening Ceremony*, luxury retailer Barneys New York*, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America* announce collaborations to explore and deliver smart wearable technology.



To kick-off the collaborations, Opening Ceremony and Intel will work together on the design and development of a smart bracelet based on Intel technology. Barneys New York will carry this device in their stores, being one of the first luxury retail outlets to carry wearable technologies. 

Intel and the Council of Fashion Designers of America entered into a strategic collaboration to create a community for technology developers and fashion designers focused on wearable technology.
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Intel Corporation, Barneys New York*, the Council of Fashion Designers of America* and Opening Ceremony* today announced strategic collaborations to explore and bring to market smart wearable technology, and to increase dialo…

The Rise of Techie Pinoy Laborers

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Digital skills are seen as most critical to economic growth especially in the Asia Pacific region. Governments are encouraged to revamp education and offer more opportunities for employment to hasten economic development.

To address the increasing demand for skilled technical workers, Intel and TEVSAPHIL are working to integrate the Intel Easy Steps course into vocational programs nationwide.



To date, Intel Easy Steps, through its various partners, have reached a total of 54,034 grassroots learners and 1,182 trainers.
About Intel-TEVSAPHIL Partnership Intel is looking at this collaboration to scale the reach of the Intel Easy Steps through the 4,500-strong private vocational school network of TEVSAPHIL INC.


“These days, knowing how to use ICT tools like computers, tablets, word processing, email, the internet among others is imperative in delivering quality services in healthcare, tourism, and business process outsourcing,” - Alex T. EscaƱo, Chairman & President, TEVSAPHIL -
“We envis…

Awesome Cebu Startup: Citom partners with taxi-hailing app Micab

HAILING a taxi during the Christmas season has been a perennial problem in Metro Cebu.

To help the commuting public get easy access to a taxi ride this coming holiday season, the City Traffic Operations Management (CITOM) has decided partner with the mobile cab-hailing services of Micab.

The CITOM, to ensure the effective realization of its goal, will be handing out smartphones to taxicabs on Friday, supplementing the initial units that Micab has deployed for this pilot project.

Micab targets close to 1000 units deployed by end of the year in Cebu only. The project will expand fast to Davao, Iloilo, and Manila based on a franchise model to penetrate the market fast.

Micab aims 80-90 percent penetration of the taxi hailing service in the Philippines in the next couple of months.

The taxi-hailing smartphone app was launched in Cebu recently to assist the commuters in getting a cab hassle-free anytime and anywhere around the metropolitan area.

The Cebuano riding public will never have to wa…

What's Happens When You Gather 300 Geeks At Boracay

A Philippine start-up community road map is needed to push the Philippine economy forward faster. 

This consensus began shaping up as some 300 Pinoy and international attendees participated in the two-day conference dubbed as Geeks on a Beach or #GOAB in the world-famous tourism destination in the Philippines, Boracay Island.

Held last Sept. 26-27, the conference themed “Bringing together tech innovators – from startups to global heroes” gathered an impressive lineup of 41 tech / startup experts as event speakers and the support of59 sponsors and partners.

In a roundtable discussion among stakeholders, deputy executive Director Mon Ibrahim of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Information and Communication Technology Office (ICTO) welcomed, among other recommendations, the crafting of a Philippine road map for startups.

Startups refer to fast-growing Internet-based businesses set up by entrepreneurs, something that began in the first startup community in Silicon Valley dec…

Awesome Nerds Invades Boracay for "Geeks On A Beach" | DOST supports GOAB

THE Philippines’ first-ever “Geeks On A Beach” (GOAB) tech and startup conference scheduled for Sept. 26-27 in the world-famous Boracay Island is now being co-presented by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

This was learned from Tina Amper, founder and president of the organizing TechTalks.ph who said that DOST, through its Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO), has since been very supportive of the group’s activities.

“The DOST has always been there for us,” said Amper. “From the first Startup Weekend Cebu to Startup Weekend Cebu 3, the DOST has been a perennial supporter. We owe all of this to Usec Casambre and sir Monchito (Ibrahim).”

Undersecretary Louis Napoleon C. Casambre is the executive director of DOST-ICTO, whose leadership has moved the agency forward in its new thrust to uplift the entrepreneurial spirit in the ICT industry. Monchito Ibrahim is Casambre’s deputy executive director for policies.

“We in the ICTO believe that providing supp…

Intel Launches World's Best Microarchitecture | Low-Power, High-Performance Silvermont

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Intel announces Silvermont microarchitecture, a new design in Intel’s 22nm Tri-Gate SoC process delivering significant increases in performance and energy efficiency.Silvermont microarchitecture delivers ~3x more peak performance or the same performance at ~5x lower power over current-generation Intel® Atom™ core.1Silvermont to serve as the foundation for a breadth of 22nm products targeted at tablets, smartphones, microservers, network infrastructure, storage and other market segments including entry laptops and in-vehicle infotainment.

Intel today took the wraps off its brand new, low-power, high-performance microarchitecture named Silvermont. The technology is aimed squarely at low-power requirements in market segments from smartphones to the data center. Silvermont will be the foundation for a range of innovative products beginning to come to market later this year, and will also be manufactured using the company's leading-edge,22nm Tri-Gate SoC manufacturing proce…

Earn Free $25 By Helping Others

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A revolutionary micro-financing website launched a few years ago. Now with over millions of dollars lent, with a guaranteed 98.99% repayment rate from borrowers, the success of the US-based company lies on how efficient it is in mobilizing crowd-sourced funds to those who need it most, our struggling brothers and sisters all over the world.

I am proud to introducing Kiva. Empowering people and alleviating poverty $25 at a time. 
Choose a borrower. Make a loan. Get repaid. Repeat!


I had a first hand experience on how it was able to change the lives of its loan clients here in the Philippines when I was flown to Kabankalan City, Negros Oriental and meet the people behind the success of the social enterprise.

Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation Inc. (NWTF), increases its aid to the homemakers by seeking the partnership of Kiva to some of its members. These women are trying to increase family income through setting up businesses in farming, raising hogs, feeding fowls, setting up stalls an…

Globe Kamustahan fires up Cebu with K Brosas, Isay Alvarez and Robert Sena

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Loyal Globe patrons from Cebu City and its adjacent provinces recently displayed a show of force during the company's "Kamustahan," a series of customer caravans across the country as Globe’s way of updating them and showing its appreciation for their many years of patronage. 

Individual customers, high-end Platinum subscribers, retailers as well as representatives from the local media were treated to a night of fun, good food, fanfare and first-hand information from company officials led by Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu, who on behalf of the company acknowledged their patronage and support through the years.



The Kamustahan was an opportunity for Globe to inform subscribers about the status of its network transformation, and about the improved customer experience that is to be expected from the new network.

“Rather than undertaking a mere business-as-usual capacity upgrade that costs much less, we decided to give customers the best network possible in the market,” s…

LBC pilots TXT Remit service in Cebu

LBC Remit Express, one of the country’s key players in the remittance industry, is introducing TXT Remit, the company’s newest and most convenient product which will allow Filipinos to send and receive money at the speed of a text message.

To be launched first in Cebu, the breakthrough service bridges the challenges of geographical location when transferring and claiming remittances. With this service, customers can instantly send and receive money anytime, anywhere in the Philippines via SMS.

“With TXT Remit, our customers will enjoy an increased level of service in terms of convenience, speed and reliability. The remittance process is now easier and faster just like sending a text message.
"We chose Cebu to pilot the service because of its dynamic remittance environment which is smaller and easier to monitor. Eventually, we will expand the service to other areas in the Philippines,” says Achilles Reyes, VP of LBC Money.
The service improves the remittance experience of Filipino se…

ASUS Secret to Perfectly Engineered PCs and Tablets is YOU

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What started as a motherboard manufacturer now becomes a top lifestyle brand with a line up of electronic devices that makes personal and work life so much easier and fun!

ASUS, the leading global brand in PCs and mobile among others, got its name from Pegasus of Greek mythology. And just like the winged horse, it has soared to become one of the pioneers in the industry today.

I am living testament to the power of their products as I am one of the proud owners of ASUS Google Nexus 7 and to tell you that it is worth all the hassles buying it from Adorama.com (all the way from the US when it first got out of the market), is an understatement. It has hypothetically never left my side except in the shower and it has aided me in my book reading, collaboration with my orgs, social networking and power surfing. Did I mention that NVidia Tegra has made my gaming experience top notch? So much to love about such a great product but it is another blog post to tell though.

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