Event, Philippines, Startup

Easy Taxi Philippines announces 4 New Partners

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In an event held in Eastwood, Easy Taxi Philippines announced 4 new partners; Smart, Sun Cellular, Belo Beauty and WeChat Philippines, each partner have their own pimp out Easy Taxi and own promo. Read more…

App, Philippines, Startup

FoodPanda and Affiliates announces 5 million download of its mobile app

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Foodpanda Philippines and its affiliates namely Hellofood and Delivery Club, just announced that their mobile app was downloaded for more than 5 million times, since it was released last July. Read more…

Apple, Business, Tech Culture

Tim Cook admits he’s Gay, in an article on Businessweek

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In an essay written by Apple CEO Tim Cook, he has acknowledged that he is gay. He wrote “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given.
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Philippines, Startup, Startup Weekend

1st Startup Weekend Clark to be held in Metro Clark

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This is one Startup Weekend that I wish I’m in the Philippines, because come November 21, Startup Weekend will be held at the Clark Museum, in Clark, Pampanga. This is my home turf, my home court, the place where I grew up, so I would love to see what kind of startups and entrepreneur that Clark/Pampanga has to offer, and not just for BPO or Call Centers. Read more…

People, Philippines, Startup

Nix Nolledo to join Wavemaker Partners as a Venture Partner

nixNico Jose S. Nolledo or Nix Nolledo by his peers, will be joining Wavemaker Partners as a Venture Partner that will be based in the Philippines.

In an article by DNA, Wavemaker Partners plans to allocate 33% of the fund to investing in South-East Asia in the early stage, which it defines as seed to Series A, with amounts ranging from US$500,000 to US$1 million.

Nix Nolledo is not a stranger in the investment and entrepreneur world, he is an active angel investor with over 20 investments under his belt. Some of his notable investments are adeals.ph, kalibrr and Ardent Capital. He is also the CEO and founder of Xurpas, a mobile content and technology developer that has offices in Manila, South Africa, Latin America, and India. He is also a co-founder of PinoyExchange.

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Google, Mobile

Confirmed! Android 5.0 aka Lollipop will rollout to Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 on November 3

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This should be great news to all Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 owners, since Google’s latest Android Mobile OS will soon be available to Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 devices. Read more…

Apple, Gadget, S. Korea, Samsung

Apple is outselling Samsung in South Korea

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In a report by WJS Asia, Apple is out selling Samsung in their home-turf, which will surely leave a bad taste in Samsung Executives mouth. Read more…

Space Tech, Tech Culture, Video

Video: Elon Musk at the MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium

An interesting video of Tesla CEO and Space X Founder Elon Musk at the MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium. The video is almost an hour an a half and even though it’s long it’s worth watching, specially if you’re into space exploration, AI and all those stuff.

The high-light of the video is when Elon compares Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) to “Summoning The Demon” and I think that the A.I. that Elon is talking about, is more like the A.I. in the Matrix or in the Terminator Movies.

Source: TechCrunch

Funding, Philippines, Startup

Cebuana Lhuillier invests in Colixo, an Electronic Payment Startup

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Cebuana Lhuillier, the largest pawnshop in the Philippines, has invested an undisclosed amount of money in Colixo, an electronic payment startup that’s based in the Philippines. Read more…

Funding, Philippines, Startup

mClinica receives undisclosed amount of investment, to further connect pharmaceutical companies to pharmacies in Southeast Asia

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Singapore-based mClinica recently announced that they’ve secured its first round of funding from a group of investor that includes Philippine-based Kickstart, 500 Startups and IMJ Investment Partners of Japan. The capital will be used to expand mClinica’s presence in the Southeast Asian region, starting with Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. The amount of investment was not disclosed. Read more…