Next Android version named KitKat as Google partners with Nestle

Google’s head of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, has confirmed that its next Android version will be named KitKat and not Key Lime Pie as was known internally. KitKat is a chocolate bar owned by Nestle (and licensed by Hershey), which Google approached for the use of the brand. Google is known for using dessert names for their...

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Microsoft to buy Nokia mobile business for $7 billion, is it the end of Asha?

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Corp. just entered an agreement whereby Microsoft will be acquiring Nokia’s Device & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license and use of Nokia’s mapping services. The acquisition is expected to cost Microsoft $7 billion and will close on the first quarter of 2014 pending the approval of...

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IBM opens new global delivery facility in Nuvali

IBM announced today that it has opened a new global delivery facility in Nuvali, a fast-growing eco-city development in Santa Rosa, Laguna. This affirms the company’s continued expansion into the country’s next wave cities following its announcement in May this year regarding launching a similar facility in Naga City in the Bicol...

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Globe Tattoo mobile WiFi stick now more affordable at P1,995

Globe Tattoo Broadband just slashed their prepaid mobile WiFi stick from P2,895 to just P1,995. That’s P900 lower than before. With this mobile WiFi stick, users can enjoy HSPA+ speeds of up to 7.2Mbps download. This stick also allows up to 10 WiFi devices simultaneously connected to it which is five more than most broadband WiFi...

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KakaoTalk lands in the Philippines, taps Sarah Geronimo as ambassadress

Before you say not another mobile messaging app, well KakaoTalk is not exactly new to this business and is actually the largest and number one mobile messaging service and mobile social platform in Korea. They could’ve come earlier than the others (WeChat and Line) but had to settle for today. You’ve probably seen their TV...

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ASERCO now offers pickup and delivery of items for repair

Need to have that laptop or camera repaired but don’t want to leave the house or wait in line at the service center? ASERCO or Affiliated Electronics Service Corporation is the authorized service center of big appliance centers such as Abenson, Electroworld, and Waltermart, and now they partnered with City Delivery to offer a...

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GrabTaxi officially launched in the Philippines, lets you book a taxi online

GrabTaxi has been here since early this year but now it is officially launched to let people book for a taxi online. GrabTaxi is the first e-hailing company in the Philippines. It is a subsidiary of Malaysia’s MyTeksi, and uses smartphones to book a taxi in an efficient and safe manner. Right now, there are over 1000 taxi operators...

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LINE reaches 200 million users, hands out free stickers

LINE, a free mobile social messaging app, has reached its 200 million users worldwide milestone. A pretty impressive feat considering that the app was first launched in June of 2011. It reached 100 million just last January and now it has exceeded 200 million. Recently, the number of LINE users has grown rapidly in South American...

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LeBron James arrives in WeChat

One of the biggest news recently is the arrival of NBA superstar LeBron James in the country and to capitalize on that, WeChat also announced the official LeBron James account in the mobile messaging service. “Communication is as important off court as it is on court. I’m not always around my friends and family with my tight...

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ZALORA launches mobile app for Android users

Following the success of their iPhone app which was launched three months ago, Zalora just announced the availability of its mobile app for Android users. The Android app enables on-the-go shoppers to seamlessly navigate over 500 brands and 15,000 products across the apparel, shoes, accessories and beauty categories, making...

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