Chikka is still around, and going strong after 10 years!

Trading jokes and getting into never-ending kulitan. Quoting songs and exchanging pick-up lines. Sharing comments about the weather or passing around traffic updates. Asking obvious questions or giving practical answers. There are millions of stories we share everyday plus the countless ‘good mornings’ and ‘goodnights.’ That’s what’s unique about us, Filipinos; we always have something … Continue reading Chikka is still around, and going strong after 10 years!

Sari.PH is changing lives by bringing the sari-sari store online

First off, I love their logo. There’s nothing more epic than nanay doing a power uppercut with her Sari-enabled smartphone. In the digital industry, it is rare to find individuals who can look beyond merely building campaigns for brands. I’ve always championed the fact that (almost) anything you do in the digital landscape should not … Continue reading Sari.PH is changing lives by bringing the sari-sari store online

Manila by night from the International Space Station

Earlier this morning, Commander Chris Hadfield of the International Space Station put this out on Google+ and Twitter. Looks like rush hour down there. Tonight’s Finale: At long last – Manila, capital of the Philippines, delicately shining in the night. This photo gives me that warm, fuzzy feeling especially when you see the G+ conversation … Continue reading Manila by night from the International Space Station

Hands on with the Lenovo P770 – dual SIM, 3500mAh battery, USB OTG; yours for PHP 11,999

It’s finally here. I’ve been writing about Lenovo for months but no other phone has generated this much excitement than the P770. And we can’t blame them: this is the phone that addresses the #1 concern of most mobile warriors: battery life. Although sightly thicker than most smartphones to date, the trade off of the … Continue reading Hands on with the Lenovo P770 – dual SIM, 3500mAh battery, USB OTG; yours for PHP 11,999

Facebook announces free or discounted messaging services, SMART Communications sole PH telco in program

OK everything’s happening so fast so I decided to just post it in full here. I got this from Nick of SMART not via a press release but, well, via Facebook. Touche? Note: Globe and SUN Cellular are not part of this promo. The details are not final as SMART is still in the finishing … Continue reading Facebook announces free or discounted messaging services, SMART Communications sole PH telco in program

SMART Communications announces availability of Firefox OS smartphones

We never expected these to arrive in Philippine shores so fast, but yes, the Firefox OS phones are finally here c/o SMART Communications. Last month, Firefox OS was rumored to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2013 (that’s 2 days ago) and it appears that these rumors are true. The Firefox OS joins the mobile … Continue reading SMART Communications announces availability of Firefox OS smartphones