Gadget, Study, Vietnam

Study: Media tablets sales volume in Vietnam up 34 percent in first five months of 2015

Low-end and smaller screen size models surge in demand

HO CHI MINH, July 6, 2015 – Penetration of media tablets deepens in Vietnam as more entry level models are introduced to provide more affordable options to consumers in this emerging market.  The first five months of this year reportedly witnessed a double-digit jump in sales volume of this popular gadget over the same period last year to reach almost 582,000. Read more…

Philippines, Startup, Video

HOOQ signs major studios Disney, Miramax and DreamWorks

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HOOQ, the Philippines’ number one video-on-demand service, has announced that it has recently signed deals with new content partners, Disney, DreamWorks Classic Media, and Miramax. This latest addition provides another significant boost to its already extensive catalog of Hollywood and Pinoy movies and TV series for all Filipinos to enjoy. Read more…

Philippines, Study

Study: The Booming Automotive Industry in Philippines

Carmudi examines the current and future state of the automotive industry in Philippines and other Emerging Markets

Carmudi’s report on ‘The Booming Automotive Industry in Emerging Markets’ provides a detailed look into the global state of automotive sales and how car purchasing behaviors have changed due to the drastic increase in internet and mobile penetration, rising GDP, and the emergence of a middle class. The findings in this report are the results of Carmudi quantitative surveys conducted online with both car buyers and car dealers, and in-depth interviews with industry influencers throughout the Philippines. Read more…

Accesories, Gadget

Disney to ban selfie sticks at their theme parks, starting June 30

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If you’re planning to visit Disneyland this July, better leave your selfie-sticks at home or in your car, since the Mickey Mouse company will ban the use of selfie-sticks within their theme parks starting this June 30. Read more…

Apple, Gadget, Saudi Arabia

Apple’s New MacBook Now Selling for SR 5,499, at Virgin Megastore

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Just saw in the Apple Shop inside Virgin Megastore in Al Nakheel Mall, the Apple’s latest Macbook is now available. This is the first Apple Shop in Riyadh that opened its door last February 19. Read more…

Gadget, Saudi Arabia

Huawei P8 is now available in Saudi Arabia

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Launched in Asia earlier this month in an event held in Singapore, Huawei P8 is now available in Saudi Arabia and will have a retail price of SR 1,699 or $453.00 (around Php 20k). The Huawei P8 is the company’s next flagship smartphone and in their launch event, the company also announced a smaller yet affordable P8 Lite and the bigger P8 Max.

It’s still unclear if both the P8 Lite and P8 Max will be available in the Kingdom. You can checkout the Huawei P8 full specs after the break. Read more…

Gadget, Saudi Arabia

LG G4 now selling in Saudi Arabia for SR 2,499

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The new LG G4 is now available in the Saudi Arabia for SR 2,400. Just a week after I publish this article, marketing materials for the new LG G4 started to appear and now its available to two of top retailer in the Kingdom. Both store have put up a dedicated kiosk for the G4 and both retailers have the same price LG G4.
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Social Media, Twitter

Twitter to remove the 140 characters limit when sending DM

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If twitter is your go to social network and uses Direct Message (DM) as a primary means of communication to your followers, then this will be music your years, since starting next month, twitter will remove the 140 character limit in Direct Messages (DM). Read more…

Government Tech, Philippines

Philippines Congress ratified the Philippine Competition Act, Finally!

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Monopolies beware, since Philippine Congress has finally ratified the Senate Bill No. 2282 also known as the Philippines Fair Competition Act of 2014. Sponsored by Sen. Bam Aquino, whose Senate Bill No. 1027 or the Philippine Fair Competition Act of 2013, have been consolidated under Senate Bill No. 2282. Read more…

Gadget, Wearables

Oculus announces their consumer VR headset – the Rift and VR controller – the Oculus Touch

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In a media event held at Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco, Oculus, the company that Facebook acquired for $2 billion, officially announce the consumer version of their VR headset – the Rift. Read more…