Is the Weakening Dollar Good for Pinoy Tech?

Abe wrote about how the weakening dollar is bad for probloggers. Likewise, it would be bad for people who earn in dollars: freelancers and contractors, other people who earn online, and the much talked-about case of the OFWs. It also affects outsourcing companies whose contracts are fixed in dollars. But, it’s good for tech...

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ABS-CBN Gets Multiplied

Multiply Big In The Philippines, Lands Ad Deal – from Web 2.0 news site TechCrunch. The deal is with ABS-CBN. “Under terms of the agreement, ABS-CBN interactive will sell advertising and mobile services for Multiply’s Filipino users, with the two companies sharing revenues.” What would this possibly mean? Multiply...

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My Friend’s Google Engineering Interview

My friend Cha Gascon applied to Google Engineering and flew to Zurich for an interview. This is her story. Related posts: Social Engineering Google Hiring a Country Representative Google WiFi Game Development in the Philippines: An Interview Google Pack is OUT Google Calendar Data...

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ABS-CBN going digital

ABS-CBN to launch digital TV. Before you dream of watching Wowowee or telenovelas on your HDTV TV set or PC,  it looks like this will be SDTV (standard definition TV) over a digital signal. Some questions: If this is “Cable TV ng Masa,” will ABS-CBN pay for the set-top boxes? Does this lock the TV into watching ABS-CBN...

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PTB Contributor Karla Redor is an Autodesk Featured Member

My fellow Pinoy Tech Blog contributor Karla Redor is featured in the Autodesk Manufacturing Community newsletter. She works with Autodesk Inventor and posts her tips and projects in her Inventor blog. Congratulations Karla! Related posts: PTB Contributors Invite Digg Pinoy.Tech.Blog Web 2.0 apps round up BOTD – Blogs of the...

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Can Pinoy Software Companies Stop the Exodus to Singapore?

A fellow Java developer showed me this article: RP software group slams poaching by Singapore recruiters. Singapore companies even hire fresh grads now. I hear (no proof) that they are offer Why would Pinoy IT professionals still stay in the country given they can earn much more abroad? Singapore is a short flight away and in the...

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Receiving G-Cash from Canada

Ka Edong Soriano mentioned that he remitted me money from Canada. This is what happened when I received it through G-Cash. The first thing was that I didn’t get a notice when it was sent. I guess this is alright if you are expecting a remittance, or if you regularly check your balance. But a casual user like myself would not...

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Halalang Marangal

I got this from Roberto “Obet” Verzola, one of the pioneers in the early days of the Philippine Internet. He was operating an email service back in the early 90’s. Today, he built a system for verifying election results. Your organization is cordially invited to send a representative to the formal launch of...

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Who are the Internet’s Most Influential Filipinos Today?

It’s the season for nostalgia. Marc’s post on the Philippine Internet’s birthday got me reminiscing. Back in 1999, The Web Philippines Magazine ran a survey and published a list of the Internet’s 10 Most Influential Filipinos (The Web is no longer around – does anyone remember when there were a whole...

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Is the Philippines still a good place to work?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about the exodus of Pinoy techies. I was inspired by a despedida for some developer friends leaving, and college classmates’ reunion last Christmas. I finished BS CS in 1995, back when lots of people joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), got assigned to the US, and eventually moved...

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