Lazada gets another round of $100 million funding, launches mobile app too

After its first year anniversary, Lazada, the largest online shopping mall in Southeast Asia, gets another round of funding worth $100 million. Verlinvest, a Belgian family-owned investment holding company, joins existing investors Holtzbrinck Ventures, Kinnevik, Summit Partners and Tengelmann Group in the financing round that...

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PH government takes down Kat.PH domain

Jun 14, 13 PH government takes down Kat.PH domain

Posted by in Tech News, The Internet

Kat.PH or Kickass Torrents is a popular torrent site that serves all kinds of files from movies, TV shows, apps, games, books, and music. Go to that site now and it will get you nowhere. The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) issued a TRO on the domain which is registered under dotPH Domains Inc. hence...

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Yahoo! OMG Awards now open for voting

It is Yahoo!’s 3rd year since it first launched the Yahoo! OMG! Awards, a unique awarding platform that recognizes the mostly-searched celebrities and emerging stars by its fans in the website. Last June 2, 2013 at the URBN Bar, Yahoo! announced this year’s nominees list. The Yahoo! OMG! Awards Ceremony will take place on July 19,...

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Smart offers free Twitter access to subscribers until July 31

Listen up Twitter addicts. If you don’t have the budget to be online all the time to post your tweets, Smart is offering something you can’t resist. Until July 31, 2013, Smart is offering its postpaid and prepaid subscribers unlimited free access to Twitter with their Free to Tweet promo. As long as you have a smartphone or a basic...

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Sony Xperia SP, 4.6-inch dual-core LTE Android phone for P19,990

Sony just announced their latest LTE handset, the Sony Xperia SP set to be available by the end of the month for Php19,990. It joins Sony’s list of LTE-capable handsets which include the Sony Xperia V, Xperia Z, and Xperia ZL. With Sony’s mobile design expertise, the Xperia SP is yet again a beautiful phone with a premium design....

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Flickr now offers its users 1TB of free storage, shows new UI too

Not a fan of Flickr because of the storage limitation that you know you will eventually reach because you’re not a fan of resizing your photos? Well, here’s something that might make you finally sign up for a Flickr account, or make you happy if you’re already an existing user. Flickr recently announced that they are giving your...

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Play Atari’s Breakout on Google’s image search

To commemorate the 37th year of Atari’s Breakout, Google create a little easter egg on their image search that will surely take a few minutes of your time. If you don’t know the game Breakout, it’s a game inspired by Pong, then in turn inspired the game called Arkanoid which you probably know. The object of the game is to clear all...

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Google Translate now handles Cebuano

Sa unsa nga paagi ang imong buhaton? Sounds right? Or no? That’s how Google translates “how do you do” in Cebuano. If you find yourself traveling in Central Visayas or some parts of Mindanao and need to communicate in Cebuano, Google Translate can now help you somehow. The translation above may seem a bit off, but it’s still in the...

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Viber gets major update, now also available on your desktop

Viber, one of the most widely-used moible messaging app with more than 200 million users worldwide, has just underwent a major revision. Viber 3.0 now allows mobile app users to chat with their friends with the a desktop version (Windows and Mac, Linux to follow). Having a Viber desktop app is a great companion for the mobile app...

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Facebook Messenger for iOS gets the sticker treatment

Two weeks after Facebook introduced stickers on their mobile messaging app for Android, the feature is now also available in the iOS. You can now update your Facebook Messenger to 2.4 from the App Store to get this feature. There are a couple of sticker sets included in the update but you can download some more from the Sticker...

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