Archive for the ‘Tech News’ Category

August 10th, 2006

PayPal for the Philippines

J. Angelo Racoma's PayPal initiative now has a website. I still strongly share J. Angelo's sentiments that having PayPal here in the Philippines will spur growth in the web development and technology sector of the Philippines. We've got the talent, but no decent payment system in sight. ...

Posted in Opinion, Tech News | 3 Comments »

August 9th, 2006

Google does a MySpace

Google won over MySpace with a hefty $900 million revenue-sharing deal that will allow the search engine to provide its search and advertising services to the latter's 70 million-plus users. That also means MySpace dumping its current ad provider Yahoo! who also made a bid but fell short to ...

Posted in Google, Myspace, Opinion, Searching, Tech News, Yahoo! | No Comments »

August 7th, 2006

Wablet, Anyone?

Techcrunch recently profiled Wablet, a Filipino Web 2.0 startup offering IM services similar to that of Meebo. Mike Abundo of the Mike Abundo Effect, claims that Wablet "will blow away Meebo". What's strange though is how its developers are wrapping this project in utter obscurity. Not even ...

Posted in Opinion, Tech News, Web Apps | 4 Comments »

August 3rd, 2006

11-ft. Japanese Robot Suit For Sale

From TechEBlog via Zipped: Called the 'Land Walker', this behemoth stands 11 feet tall, weighs 1 ton and sports two air guns. It was created by Masaaki Nagumo of Sakakibara Kikai Co., an environment machinery manufacturer in Shinto, Japan. Fascinated by his favorite anime show 'Gundam', Nagumo wanted to create ...

Posted in Bizarre, Gadgets, Tech News | 6 Comments »

August 1st, 2006

PayPerPost – The End of Serious Blogging

PayPerPost made quite a stir a month ago when it revealed that it will pay bloggers to write about products and services of its advertisers. The company made good with its promise recently when it began paying off its first set of bloggers.

Posted in Advertising, Blogging, Opinion, Tech News | 2 Comments »

August 1st, 2006

Google Maps for Mobile

Google Maps for Mobile now has Real-time traffic reporting! How cool is that.

Posted in Gadgets, Google, Software, Tech News | No Comments »

July 29th, 2006

WordPress 2.0.4 Released

The much-awaited Wordpress 2.0.4 is out. More than 50 bugs found in 2.0.3 smoked and some security fixes. Upgrading my blogs went smooth as expected. Official release notes and download page.

Posted in Blogging, Tech News, Wordpress | No Comments »

July 29th, 2006

Globe Telecom G-Blogs

Globe Telecom's G-Blogs now allows creating and updating blogs directly from cellphones with the ability to upload pictures, sound clips and video. From the G-Blogs website:

Posted in Blogging, Tech News | No Comments »

July 29th, 2006

Google Talk Tries to be Spiffy

Google announced three new features to its instant messaging software, Google Talk: File Transfer 'Bout time. Its absence may have been the reason why many have stayed away from it. It's reported that only 44,000 were using Google Talk, or 1% of total market share -- way behind MSN Messenger ...

Posted in Google, Opinion, Software, Tech News, Yahoo! | 2 Comments »

July 28th, 2006

(Kazaa) Want Legal Music and Movies

It's a done deal. Kazaa has agreed to shell out $115 million to the record industry to pay for its sins of the past. And not only that, version 3 of their once popular software has been released, but now works just like its predecessor Napster where users ...

Posted in Opinion, Tech News | 1 Comment »