Olive Telecom Enters the Philippine Mobile Phone Market

The cheap mobile phone market just got more crowded with the entry of new player Olive Telecom. Companies behind MyPhone, Cherry Mobile and Torque will have to step up their game to maintain their share in this phone market segment. Olive Telecom is an Indian company which offers super cheap dual-SIM phones ranging from P1,500 … [Read more…]

Ericsson Money Taps Globe and Smart for Money Transfer Services

  Ericsson Money, a subsidiary of Ericsson Group to which Sony Ericsson belongs, is bringing its money transfer business into the Philippines.  In partnership with Globe GCash and Smart Money, Ericsson Money aims to tap the OFW remittance goldmine. How does Ericsson Money’s money transfer model work? The concept is simple. You send and receive … [Read more…]

Access Twitter Inside Google+ With Google+Tweet Browser Extension

  So you got the invite and you’re now happily sharing stuff with your friends on Google+.  If you want to access Facebook and Twitter within Google’s social network, there are browser extensions that make this possible.  In a previous post I introduced the Crossrider Google+Facebook browser extension which lets you access your Faceboook stream and post … [Read more…]

Windows 8 to Run on Windows 7 and Vista PC Systems

We know that Windows 8 is coming soon and we have seen from Microsoft’s preview video how gorgeous it looks.  You might be asking now if you’ll need to upgrade your hardware when Windows 8 arrives.  According to Tami Reller, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Windows Division, Windows 8 will have the same requirements as … [Read more…]

Amanda Coling, Alleged Rape Victim of Four Azkals, Trends on Twitter

  Rumors about four Azkals being involved in a rape incident erupted online a few days ago. Now the alleged rape victim, Amanda Coling, has surfaced and was interviewed in a few TV shows. In her interview with GMA 7’s Showbiz Central on the alleged rape incident involving Neil Etheridge, Simon Greatwich, Jason Sabio and Anton Del Rosario, Amanda Coling skirted the … [Read more…]

Cherry Mobile Launches R9 Tough and R7 Vigor Phones, Taps Robin Padilla as Endorser

  Cherry Mobile recently launched the R9 Tough and R7 Vigor shockproof handsets at an event held at 55 Events Place in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.   It was a well attended event and Cherry Mobile was kind enough to send TechnoBaboy an invite.  Gracing the event was actor Robin Padilla who was tapped by … [Read more…]

USA vs Japan Women’s World Cup Finals Sets Twitter Record

  The FIFA Women’s World Cup set two new records for number of tweets sent per second.  The final game between USA and Japan, which saw Japan winning over USA courtesy of a penalty shootout, set the new all-time high with 7,196 tweets per second.  What topic holds the second spot you ask? It’s the Paraguay vs. … [Read more…]

Kiefer Ravena Explodes for Ateneo in Game Against Lasalle, Trends on Twitter

  When you’re a collegiate basketball player and you trend worldwide along with Harry Potter characters at the height of the movie’s worldwide screening, you know you just did something spectacular.  Without a doubt, that was what Kiefer Ravena did during the Ateneo de Manila University versus De Lasalle University basketball game at the ongoing … [Read more…]

TDK 3-Speaker Boombox Launched in the Philippines

  The TDK 3-Speaker Boombox was launched at an event held last July 9, 2011 at the Digital Walker Café in Eastwood Mall.  We all know TDK as a leading recordable media brand but the company, acquired in 2007 by Imation, is already into the manufacture and distribution of electronic products, specifically earphones, headsets and … [Read more…]

Twitter Trend: UP Wins Against UE, Snaps 18-Game Losing Skid

  The University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons has been on an 18-game losing skid in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament.  So when it finally snatches a win, Twitterverse erupts with congratulatory tweets.  The hashtag #UPfight is currently trending in thePhilippines. Most people are surprised at the win, which prompted InquirerDotNet to ask whether UP’s win should banner the … [Read more…]

The LG Optimus Pro is Your Blackberry Android Phone

  Do you want a keyboard on your Android phone?  This Android handset is for you. The LG Optimus Pro is an Android phone with a 2.8-inch touch screen and a QWERTY keyboard, BlackBerry style.  Some will hate the keyboard for the additional space it takes but there are others who prefer physical keys over … [Read more…]

Twitter Trend: NBA Star Kobe Bryant Now in the Philippines

Kobe Bryant, National Basketball Association (NBA) and Los Angeles Lakers superstar, is now in Manila to kick off his Asian tour. Kobe, also known as the Black Mamba, is scheduled to visit the Nike Park store in Bonifacio High Street, The Fort in TaguigCity at 2:30 p.m. as part of the Kobe Manila Tour 2011.  Kobe will then head off to the Araneta Coliseum at 5:00 p.m.   Players from … [Read more…]