Microsoft, TechTalks.ph boost startups with free tools, seminars in Startup Camp series

STARTUP CAMP. (From left) Microsoft Philippines technical evangelist for Azure Arnie, Dulce Rose Lada, TechTalks.ph founder Tina Amper and Edison Go Tan of Hubnob.tv during the Startup Camp held in the University of San Carlos in Cebu City.

Most startups focus on their application of technology to solve a problem but fail to think about how to monetize this, Microsoft Philippines technical evangelist for Azure Arnie Locsin said over the weekend. Locsin was in Cebu for the Startup Camp, a one-day workshop on technology and entrepreneurship held last May 9 at the University of…

3rd Geeks on a Beach summit set in Boracay in August

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Tech startups, technoprenuers, businessmen and designers from all over the world will meet again in Boracay Island this August for the third installment of Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) organized by Techtalks.ph in collaboration with partners. “Also known as the International Summit for Tech, Startups and Design, GOAB 3 eyes to create productive discussions on…

Internet vital to businesses, groups told in ‘Panalo Ang May Alam’ Communities launch

CONNECTIVITY, RETAILER PACKAGES. Representatives from partner communities in Aloguinsan, Boljoon, Samboan and Santander receive connectivity and retailer packages from Smart and Talk ‘N Text. The packages include a laptop, a pocket Wi-Fi, printer, and Android phones.

Online promotions and word of mouth referrals through social networks helped a community in Aloguinsan build its eco-tourism project into what it is now: a sustainable project that has become a benchmark for other places embarking on a similar program.

Smart, Sun to bring Google’s Android One smartphones to Philippines

INITIAL OFFER. For its initial offering, Smart has partnered with Cherry Mobile and MyPhone to bring the Android One experience to both Smart and Sun subscribers nationwide.

After introducing free mobile internet access, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is set to bring Google’s Android One smartphones to the country, strengthening further its bid to get more and more Filipinos to experience and harness the benefits of the Internet by making available an array of cutting-edge, yet affordable mobile devices.

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There’s a new Outlook for mobile and you should install it on your iPhone or iPad

CALENDAR INTEGRATION. The Outlook app works seamlessly with Google Calendar, providing a convenient pane that displays your agenda and schedules.

The best Gmail client on iOS was built by Microsoft, several reviewers said on the first release of Outlook, months after the tech company bought Acompli, the mobile email client it is now based on.