99.co acquires UrbanIndo, an Indonesian property portal with 1.2M listings

Kevin McSpadden, writing for E27;

99.co, a Singapore-based real estate portal, announced today it has acquired UrbanIndo.com, an Indonesian property website with 1.2 million listings. The financial details of the deal were undisclosed.

The thing with these real estate portal or property listings, its more of a recognition brand thing. One property listing website may be very popular in one particular country but to another it’s unknown. That is why we see a lot of acquisition in this space.

One good example is Sulit.com.ph, since sulit is very popular in the Philippines, rather than competing directly with Sulit, Nasper just acquired Sulit and AyosDito.Ph to get to top spot. If they did decide to compete directly with Sulit and other local classified listings, I’m not sure if OLX be able to dominate the market like how they dominate now and probably will just be number 2 or 3 to Sulit.Ph and AyosDito.Ph.

TV5 closing down news website InterAksyon.com

Melvin G. Calimag, reporting for Newsbytes;

After a brief seven-year run, local news website InterAksyon.com will formally cease its operations this year, Newsbytes.PH has learned.


InterAksyon.com is the latest news outfit to be in the news for various reasons. Earlier, the local office of CNN dismissed about 60 workers apparently due to “right-sizing.” Online news firm Rappler, on the other hand, has been in the headlines because of the cancellation of its registration by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

It’s unclear why they need to close the whole website, since the partnership between ESPN and TV5 will only cover sports.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) launches the new website of LTFRB

The new website looks cleaner than the old one.

It’s unclear what will happen with the old domain (http://ltfrb.gov.ph/) since DOTr registered and use a new one (http://ltfrb.ph.net/) but I assume that after working out the kinks, DOTr will eventually transfer the new site to the old domain (http://ltfrb.gov.ph/).

Twitter rolls-out Night mode for Twitter.com users

Night mode have been available on Twitter for iOS and Twitter for Android for more than a year now and I have been using it since it came out.

Here are steps on how to enable night mode on twitter.com;

To enable night mode via twitter.com, click on your profile photo, then select Night mode from the drop-down menu. To disable night mode, simply click on the Night mode setting again.

I’ve setup my profile to use the blue links and a black keyboard for my header photo, so the night mode compliments the theme of my profile.

Mozilla’s Send is basically the Snapchat of file sharing

Jacob Kastrenakes, writing for The Verge;

Mozilla has launched a new website that makes it really easy to send a file from one person to another. The site is called Send, and it’s basically the Snapchat of file sharing: after a file has been downloaded once, it disappears for good.

You can go to https://send.firefox.com/ to take the service for a spin. You do not need to create an account to use the service.

Here’s the promotional video of Send;

Philippines’ build.gov.ph portal now online


The Philippine Infrastructure Transparency Portal, build.gov.ph is now online. The portal is managed by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority.

The main feature of the portal is that it list down the Government’s current infrastructure project, the implementing agency, its cost, starting date and status. The Build Build Build Portal also has different sections like News, Success Stories, Videos and more.

Welcome home to the new Google Earth


Today we’re introducing a brand-new version of Google Earth—on the web and Android—two years in the making. With the new Earth, we want to open up different lenses for you to see the world and learn a bit about how it all fits together; to open your mind with new stories while giving you a new perspective on the locations and experiences you cherish. It’s everything you love about Google Earth, plus new ways for you to explore, learn and share. Zoom in and see what adventures await you in the new Google Earth.

I tried out the new Google Earth and it looks better than the old Google Earth. Plus the Voyager features is perfect for kids who wants learn more about our world and other place around the world.

AOL and Yahoo plan to call themselves by a new name after the Verizon deal closes: Oath

Avery Hartmans and Julie Bort, reporting for Business Insider;

When Verizon merges Yahoo with AOL after its acquisition of Yahoo closes, the newly created division will get a new name. That new name is Oath, sources tell Business Insider.

That’s one weird name for the two of the most iconic internet company. Whoever owns oath.com or oath.net will one lucky SOB! 🙂

Here’s a tweet from AOL CEO Tim Armstrong about the new name of the combined internet companies.


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