PH co Xurpas acquires Altitude Games for $740k

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Fresh from raising P1.36 billion (US$30.4 million), through its maiden public offer earlier this month, Philippine mobile giant Xurpas Inc has opted for the inorganic expansion route, by acquiring a 21.7 per cent  stake in the Singapore tech company Altitude Games for P33 million ($740,800). According to the disclosure made by the… Read more »

Corpuz is Xurpas new CFO, CIO  

Philippine based multi -million dollar tech startup company Xurpas Inc has  appointed Alexander Corpuz as its new chief financial officer (CFO), chief information officer (CIO), and also compliance officer. Called “Mar” by his peers, he will be bringing to Xurpas his 11-year experience in consultancy, investment banking and commercial banking…. Read more »


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Norman Reyes is PNB’s new CMO

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SM Prime, Solar forge $20m VOD biz in PH

Philippine property developer SM Prime Holdings Inc and Solar Entertainment Corp — via their business units — signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Thursday to develop video-on-demand business (VOD) venture for the Philippines market. Top executives of SM Prime’s lifestyle and entertainment solutions company SM Lifestyle and Entertainment Inc. (SMLEI), and… Read more »


Epson to invest $102.6m in PH plant

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Investors warm up to Xurpas, shares up 50% on opening day

Philippine company Xurpas Inc’s shares soared nearly 50% on its first day of trading, Tuesday, as investors jumped at an opportunity to grab a piece of the first technology startup to list on the local exchange. Shares of the company, which does mobile content like casual games, mobile stickers, messaging, among… Read more »


IMI raises $35.7m for business expansion

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Indonesia’s Telin, Akamai enter tech solutions biz partnership

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