I recently installed a free application developed Virtual Reach called Viigo onto the Pearl. It is an RSS feed reader that contains feeds for all b5media channels and is free to use. The b5media version is the free version, currently available on the Blackberry with other platform roll outs coming soon.
Using Viigo, mobile users no longer have to go through their Web browser to read blogs. Instead, they download Viigo and the blogosphere comes to you – much just like the RSS reader on your personal computer.
“b5media is passionate about enabling the right people to find the right content on the right device, which is why we’re so excited about this partnership with Virtual Reach,” said Jeremy Wright, b5media’s chief executive officer. [PRESS RELEASE]
I’m a bit hesitant to use it as I’m being charged 0.25 cents per kilobyte. I’m using the SMART network but since I’m on their BlackBerry plans, the rates are shifted to the “per cent” charging instead of the P10.00 per 30 minutes. The feed reader is very easy to navigate through as it lists channels and the number of feed items that have been updated. It’s that simple. I like the way the reader prominently puts the b5media logo on top. It’s the whole branding thing.
These are unboxing and review pictures posted by PhilMUG members on the iPhone review thread at PhilMUG. It would be nice to read how fellow Pinoys (as compared to reading stuff on TUAW) give their hands on to one of the most revolutionary products this decade. The thread is growing and contains pictures of the pre iPhone and AT&T lines as well as some other unboxing pictures by some other MUGers members abroad.
I would like to credit PhilMUGer Nickster for borrowing his juicy photos of the iPhone unboxing ritual. More pictures from other members at the links.
I believe Yuga posted about the iPhone thinking it was mine. Sorry to disappoint but that’s pretty impossible. I’m not Walt Mossberg. I removed the
more tag to avoid confusion. But really, that was flattering, Abe. I played with something similar though. It’s called the HTC Touch.
There are openings in the b5media technology channel.
- a HD / Blu-ray enthusiast blogger who can write for the b5media network
- someone who can take over The Flightnest
Interested parties can apply through http://b5media.com/jobs. Thanks!
On Tuesday, roughly five days from now, there will be a huge blogger event at Taste Asia. Over a hundred and fifty bloggers will be there in attendance. Wouldn’t this be a great opportunity to network with other bloggers? Jeremy Wright of Ensight gave some good advice several months ago as he gave away b5media calling cards that had the name of the event listed onto the card apart from his other information. This helps other people recall where they met you just by looking at the card.
All in all, there will be a truck-load of opportunities for bloggers to get to know other bloggers. Wouldn’t it be remarkable if you did one thing to blow all 150 bloggers away?
Our first legitimate reviews of the iPhone are out in the open. But what all of us here in the Philippines want to know is whether we can use this phone here in the Philippines.
Walt Mossberg answers this question for us.
Below is the keynote delivered by General Serge Remonde on behalf of President GMA. I typed the whole thing from hard copy. Interesting things to note would be the mention of Bayanihan Linux rollout, the eLibrary project and the information network via an open exchange network via the Internet.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is unale to join us today. She has sent me instead to give the foreign delegates a warm welcome to the Philippines and to the Filipino entrepreneurs her deepest appreciation for furthering the growth and development of ICT in the Philippines, in the following message. – PMS Director General Serge Remonde
Tiramisu at Acqua, Shangri-La Mactan Hotel and Spa Resort
Conferences are all about food, food, and more food.
I’m at Cebu right now, staying at the Shangri-La Mactan Hotel. As a guest of Globe Telecommunications, I’ve been invited to witness ICT 2007. The conference starts tomorrow and will take up the better part of the day till Wednesday. I will be staying in Cebu from Monday to Thursday.
The answer would most likely be a yes, especially if you’re a blog manager.
Bloggers come and bloggers go. Just like in the traditional print industry, a painful transition can be brought about when the editor in chief of a magazine leaves to pursue other things. This can lead to a discombobulating series of events, especially when the EIC had been hand picked from the day the title, focus and market of the magazine was conceived.
Adel Gabot once told me that you can tell whether an editor in chief has a full grasp over his magazine when you turn the pages and see the content reflect his or her personality. Such editors such as Tim Yap of Super!, Pam Pastor of 2bu!, RJ Ledesma of MANUAL, as well as the boys over at C! Magazine are good examples of this. Passion driven, personality fueled.
So then the big question mark: what happens when the EIC leaves the magazine, taking with him all the personality and direction he set up throughout the many months, years and yes, even to the very point of taking the entire magazine staff with him?
Shai Coggins posted some pictures of the new b5media office downtown. Suite 302, 174 Spadina, Toronto Canada.
Neat! The couches look so menacingly comfortable.
No that’s not my son. He belongs to Anton
I wonder how, in 20 years time, our children will belong to that same digital age we belong to. I guess its too early to preempt such a thing, in the same way that Bill Gates declared that you only need 640KB of RAM back then. But this is the age of information, and since the late 90′s to beyond, our online lives are chronicled and archived by the search engines into the vast series of tubes known as the Internet.
I wonder how our kids will react when they read our personal blogs, browse our Flickr pages and get into the nitty gritty dailies of their parents’ lives – the first few dates chronicled on blogs, the friends and colleagues they dealt with (our kids would have to contact “Uncle Jim” through their father’s Facebook page, listed as a business contact “worked together” back in 2007).
You know you’re a Web 2.0 baby when your parents decide to give you unique Google-able names. No more “John Smith” or “Pedro Santos.” I already have a formula: You’d probably get a more unique permutation of your first name as your family name gets more and more common.
The LG KU250 was released by the LG Mobile group. I was able to attend a small luncheon courtesy of Globe Telecommunications to celebrate the launch of the handset that costs P6,250.00 till June 30 2007. This is a move to bring down 3G to the masses since Globe’s video calls AND voice calls are charged the same rate.
I believe SMART is also offering the same handset with their own pricing scheme.