Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

February 9th, 2008

Important Issues for the 2010 Elections

I'm going way off-topic on this one. My friend Janette tagged me on what issues are most important to me in the 2010 Presidential elections. Constantly watching the coverage of the US Presidential nominations has certainly opened my eyes to what types of things people look for in ...

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February 7th, 2008

CD-R King – Pirate Kings of Smuggling?

[photopress:cdr_king.gif,full,centered] The Optical Media Board (OMB) slapped CD-R King with a P1.5 million penalty for failing to produce permits for some of its optical media disc importations. CD-R King is a registered company allowed by the OMB to import blank, rewritable optical discs. Valenzuela (of OMB) said that the OMB is also ...

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October 3rd, 2007

Conan O’Brien Hates the Philippines Too!

Conan O'Brien had a segment on his show called "Conan Hates My Homeland" where he goes through names of countries alphabetically and insults them one by one. I admit, Conan O'Brien, no matter how crass and senseless he is, is my favorite late night talk show host. Anyway, ...

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September 15th, 2007

If it’s Imported, is it Better?

I read an interesting post by Bob Martin in his Live in the Philippines blog. In the article titled "I know better than they do!", Bob recounts his experience with a fellow American who was planning on living in the Philippines. As they were driving around town (General ...

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August 2nd, 2007

Local Online Newspapers Don’t Find RSS Real Simple

It's not too late for our local online newspapers to discover the beauty of RSS implementation. For the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), the nation's most popular website, the saying "It's lonely at the top" couldn't be more fitting, because, out of all the major newspapers, it is the only ...

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June 22nd, 2007

Does the Early Bird Always Get the Worm?

I've been given a hard time practically all my adult life for sleeping late at night. Thanks mostly to my forward-thinking relatives who believe that waking early is the key to success in life and staying up late is the root of all evil. I think that's just ...

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November 6th, 2006

Bryanboy, Tsk tsk tsk.

I'm not a practicing Catholic. I don't go to church except when I'm forced to or when it's Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. So really, there's no place for me to give a righteous reaction to the current media/Internet circus surrounding Bryanboy. He's getting exactly what ...

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October 16th, 2006

Google Philippines

Marc Macalua recently wrote about Google Setting Up Shop in the Philippines. Like everyone else, I'm excited! This is major. I actually know about this already, thanks to Marc and a certain telling post at the SEO Philippines discussion group (hehe).

Posted in Google, Opinion, Tech News | 1 Comment »

October 12th, 2006

Paypal Now Includes the Philippines

It's limited, but hey, it's a start. Looks like J. Angelo's PayPal for the Philippines movement is seeing fruition. Filipinos can now purchase wares on the Internet via PayPal but is limited to only $100 unless a credit card is verified. However, receiving funds is still impossible which most ...

Posted in Opinion, Tech News | 3 Comments »

October 11th, 2006

Google Buys YouTube

Back at Techcrunch, Michael Arrington confirms that Google has acquired YouTube. My thoughts: There was word that although YouTube has dominated the online video sharing market, its founders Chad Hurley and Steven Chen aren't making serious money out of it and are actually living on credit. YouTube's only future is to ...

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