CTI Group scales up PH subsidiary

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Indonesian IT infrastructure solutions provider Computrade Technology International (CTI Group) has scaled up operations in its subsidiary Computrade Technology Philippines Incorporated (CTP). CTI Group CEO Harry Surjanto, who was in the Philippines on Tuesday has appointed CTP as the value-added distributor of technology vendors like Thales, FireEye, Zscaler, Riverbed, and… Read more »

Sophos expands in PH, sets eyes on region

UK-­based tech security solutions company Sophos is planning to expand operations of its Phillipines­-based 24/7 Shared Services Center (SSC) as well as expanding to other geographies in the region. “We aim to double the number of employees in our Philippines operation in the next six months,” said Wana Tun, regional technical sales… Read more »


Pawnshop chain Cebuana invests in e-payment startup

A microfinance  giant in the Philippines, Cebuana Lhuillier, has partnered with local electronic payment startup Colixo Incorporated  but declined to give investment details. According to Cebuana Lhuillier president and CEO Jean Henri, the venture with Colixo is expected to boost Cebuana Lhuillier’s client reach and give the company a nationwide… Read more »


Job portal iTrabaho taps new partners, eyes SE Asia

After scoring a series of new partnerships, Philippine- based online start-up iTrabaho.com is looking to expand to Southeast Asia. In an interview with Dealstreetasia, iTrabaho managing director and founder John Kim said the company was eyeing neighboring countries in the region for expansion. “Our goal is to become inter-ASEAN. So we… Read more »


Wikipedia doubles Usage through Smart’s PowerApp

Wikipedia usage has “more than doubled” amongst the subscribers of Philippines-based mobile operator Smart Communications, since the launch of PowerApp mobile internet platform, which provides free and unlimited access to the site, to the 68.9 million customers of Smart, Talk ‘N Text, and Sun Cellular. This was revealed by Carolynne… Read more »


mClinica taps funders for Southeast Asia expansion

Philippines’ largest pharmacy network mClinica secured an undisclosed sum of fund from 500 Startups, Kickstart Ventures and IMJ Investment Partners, and is now eyeing expansion in Southeast Asia. mClinica provides the digital infrastructure that connects pharmaceutical companies directly to its network of 1400 pharmacies across the nation, making healthcare better… Read more »


Globe Telecom offers Google apps for business to SMEs

Google by-certified telco reseller, Globe Telecom, has launched a full suite of productivity tools from the search engine giant Google, offering it to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (mSMEs) in Philippines. Dubbed Google Apps for Business, the new service is designed to help people work from anywhere on any device…. Read more »


IdeaSpace announces $22,000 seed fund award

Philippine startup incubator and accelerator IdeaSpace Foundation is giving startups in the region, an opportunity to compete for P1 million ($22,000) seed funding award. This award is part of the 2015 tech entrepreneurship tilt, an IdeaSpace initiative, which is in its third year. With $11 million funding over five years, … Read more »


Property portal Lamudi doubles business in 1st yr

A year since its online debut, real estate property portal Lamudi has doubled its business with over half of its property listings coming from Asia. German startup incubator Rocket Internet founded Lamudi in October 2013 with initial portal networks in 16 countries. The portal now covers 28 countries across Asia,… Read more »


Aussie startup in Philippines unveils iPad design app

Several months after launching its office in the Philippines, Australian startup company Canva unveiled its new Canva app for iPad. Canva is an online graphic design platform which makes it simple to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, blog graphics, invitations, among others. Canva CEO Melanie Perkins said the app… Read more »