Archive for the ‘Tech News’ Category

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 »

September 28th, 2006

CrazyEgg Errors

I decided to put my blog to the test using CrazyEgg's heatmap visualization after all the rave reviews it got from the likes of Matt Mullenweg, David Hansson and TechCrunch. Unfortunately, since I inserted the required Javascript code, I'm getting errors from both Firefox and IE. Screenshot after the jump.

Posted in Browsers, Tech News, Web Apps | 2 Comments »

September 28th, 2006

Google Adsense Updates

Google Adsense emailed its publishers with a ton of cool improvements to its service. Most notably: AdSense for search results on your site Search results are now served on your site via IFRAME. This means your visitors don't have to veer away from your page every time they search.

Posted in Announcements, Google, Opinion, Tech News | No Comments »

September 19th, 2006

How not to be Tech-Savvy

I ran into an amusing article published in the Inquirer a while ago called "Tech-savvy movers and shakers" written by Gabriel Mercado. It tells us how some entrepreneurs are utilizing Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook for their business operations.

Posted in Opinion, Tech News | 3 Comments »

September 12th, 2006

What’s in a Name?

Forget the Capulets and Montagues, the Hatfields and the McCoys. It's all about Diddy versus Diddy. Sean "Diddy" Combs was sued by another Diddy in the UK for "causing confusion" and unfair competition. Music producer Richard "Diddy" Dearlove wants Combs to stop using the "Diddy" moniker as it allegedly caused some ...

Posted in Opinion, Random Sights, Tech News, Web Apps | No Comments »

September 6th, 2006

Who is this Guy Kidding?

Just like my post less than two months ago about the whole Paul Bowers fiasco, here comes another similar incident involving Gail Dela Cruz, a Filipino web designer whose web template was stolen by a creep named Al Sembrano. Here's a summary. Sembrano hires Dela Cruz to design a book ...

Posted in Opinion, Tech News | 1 Comment »

August 25th, 2006

Wablet and Filipinos Crunched

Wablet’s going to rock web IM, according to Marshall Kirkpatrick, after he road-tests Wablet. His review was nothing short of an endorsement which makes me feel good because it is for the most part a product of Filipino innovation. Yet if you course through the article you'll see how some ...

Posted in Me, Opinion, Tech News, Web Apps | 11 Comments »

August 21st, 2006

Wablet Looks Cool!

Is Mike Abundo Wablet's official spin doctor? If so, he's doing a great job at it. Techcrunch's Marshall Kirkpatrick should be demo-ing it anytime now. Jeez, I hope I can get a chance to test it. Here's a screenshot of the client login window:

Posted in Opinion, Tech News, Web Apps | 2 Comments »

August 15th, 2006

Windows Live Writer

With Windows Live Writer recently recently, it's only natural that I should try it on my blog.  Does it work?  If you see this, most probably.

Posted in Blogging, Opinion, Tech News, Web Apps, Wordpress | No Comments »

August 13th, 2006

Meebo, Wablet, Friendster MoBS

So I was just talking about the mysterious Filipino Web 2.0 undertaking Wablet and how it will give Meebo a run for its money (well, not really). Now comes Friendster MoBS, another web-based instant messaging platform that bears a frightening resemblance to Meebo's GUI. Except that in MoBS, your only ...

Posted in Friendster, Opinion, Software, Tech News, Web Apps | 3 Comments »