International consortium to plan Da Nang hi-tech zone

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The Da Nang Institute for Socio-Economic Development (DISED), Seoul Research Institution and the United Nations Human Settlements (UN-HABITAT) have formed a a consortium to develop a strategic plan for the high-tech development zone in the city of Da Nang, in central Vietnam. In an earlier seminar, a research team, had… Read more »

Wikipedia doubles Usage through Smart’s PowerApp

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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 »


GNum raises $5.6m from Tembusu Partners

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Singapore-based GNum said it has raised $5.6 million seed funding from PE firm Tembusu Partners, in what may be the largest first round of investment in a local startup here. GNum said it developed a ‘patent-pending technology that allows calls from virtually any electronic device – PC, tablet and other… Read more »


Teradata invests $50m in new Philippines Centre

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American big data and analytics firm Teradata has formally launched its second data services center yesterday, investing some $50 million into the new facility located in the Philippines Robert Cromer, vice president of Teradata Americas Region Professional Services, said the $50 million investment will cover real estate, hiring and training,… Read more »


e-commerce fraud rising in Asia

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As Asia Pacific gears to overtake North America as the world’s largest e-commerce market, heads of fraud from across the region said that Card Not Present (CNP) fraud was witnessing a rapid rise in the region. CNP is a purchase made by a consumer without using a physical credit or… Read more »


More Philippine companies exploring cloud computing : EMC

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From its usual function in creating efficiencies and lowering the operation cost, many companies in the Philippines are now looking into IT as a strategic enabler to grow the business and giving better customer experience. Based on the latest 2014 study conducted by EMC that surveyed 235 businesses and IT… Read more »


E-Peso bill filed in Philippines congress

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Seeing the need to have an official medium of exchange or money for the Internet, a lawmaker in the Philippines filed the proposed “E-Peso Act of 2014” which also applies to all other electronic and non-electronic means of communications. “What exists is a patchwork of methods using traditional credit systems,… Read more »


NetSuite taps new partners in Philippines

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NetSuite, a US-based cloud computing company, has signed up partnerships with two Philippine companies engaged in IT strategy and implementation consultancies. The partnership made the two local companies Kaisa Consulting and Questronix Corporation as official members of the NetSuite Solution Provider program. Questronix does systems integration, while Kaisa Consulting provides… Read more »