Fight of the Century: The Digital Footprint of Pacquiao v. Mayweather

After all the punches, cheers and jeers, and 12 rounds of championship boxing, the much-awaited Fight of the Century between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao ended with Mayweather’s hands raised and his winning streak untarnished.   Tale of the Tape Much like the CompuBox statistics that tell us the punch rate and accuracy of each boxer, there are also numbers that show the digital footprint of the mega bout. Social media marketing clearly played a role in drumming up the hype for the match. Here’s a quick look at how the #MayPac fight faired online:Mayweather dominated the… Read More

SEO Summit 2014: A Huge Success!

June 21 marks a new milestone for Sean Si and the SEO-Hacker team. Not just because of the success of the SEO Summit, but also that one little thing behind this event– The cause. The proceeds of the event are going to the poverty-stricken children of Timoteo Paez Elementary School. We are excited for what comes next for Sean and his team! So here are a few things that cover what happened at the 2014 SEO Summit: The Speakers The line-up of speakers was great and personally, I have been an avid follower of these three guys for a while.… Read More

Philippine Government Commemorates Araw ng Kagitingan with Online Tribute

To commemorate Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) yesterday, the Philippine government launched a microsite dedicated to the Filipino war veterans who fought during World War II.Araw ng Kagitingan is a national holiday that commemorates the Fall of Bataan during World War II. The new microsite covers the history of the Fall of Bataan, including memoirs, videos, photos, and an interactive map. A screenshot of the interactive map that shows the path 78,000 prisoners took when forced to undergo the Death March The “Veterans” page of the site houses an excerpt A Century’s Journey: Memoirs of Jose P. Javier,… Read More

DOST to Integrate Philippine Government Websites into a Single Portal

The Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST) may have a solution to the hours many citizens spend to get their government forms processed. Rappler reports that DOST is planning to integrate all government websites into a single portal that allows citizens to access and pay for their services in a few clicks. The website will most likely be found on “www.gov.ph”, and is scheduled for launch “well before 2020”.Gov.ph might be transforming into a unified government website portal before 2020. A user-centric project In a statement to Rappler, DOST Information and Communication Technology Undersecretary Louis Casambre said that… Read More

Coca-Cola Brings Spotify to the Philippines

Music streaming site Spotify is available in the Philippines at last, thanks to a tie-up with the global brand Coca-Cola. The launch was announced through Coca-Cola’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts yesterday. .@Spotify is here! Get your free exclusive access here: http://t.co/BYgwZTO7fH #CocaColaMusic pic.twitter.com/DthLiCFuMR — Coca-Cola PH (@CocaCola_PH) March 25, 2014 This move is one move towards fighting the problem of piracy in the country. It’s the perfect tie-up for Coca-Cola because much of their advertising and marketing campaigns are rooted in music. It’s also a brilliant example of branding and online marketing for both brands. Let’s have a look.… Read More

Sulit.com.ph is now OLX.ph

Following the OLX and Sulit merger in December 2013, Sulit.ph has now officially been rebranded as OLX.ph. Anyone attempting to access Sulit.com.ph will now be redirected to OLX.ph.About OLX and Sulit OLX is an international online classified ads company founded in 2006. Prior to setting foot on Philippine turf, OLX was a leader in online classifieds sites in Latin America, India, and was even named a competitor for popular US classifieds site, Craigslist. Sulit, a highly successful Philippine online classifieds site founded by RJ and Arianne David, also started serving buyers and sellers in 2006. Sulit.com.ph is popular among… Read More

HBO Asia and SKYcable bring HBO GO to the Philippines

HBO Asia and SKYcable have officially launched HBO GO in the Philippines. The online streaming service was first launched in the US in 2010, and the Philippines is the second Asian country to gain access to it. HBO Asia CEO Jonathan Spink; HBO brand ambassadors Saab, Pia, and Maxene Magalona; and SKYcable COO Ray Montenola at the HBO GO Launch (photo from Hardware Zone Philippines) HBO GO first arrived in Asia during its Hong Kong launch in early 2013. Singapore seems a better option for HBO GO’s second Asian launch because of the country’s better infrastructure, but HBO Asia CEO… Read More

Educational Apps Aim to Make Learning More Fun in the Philippines

The past few weeks have been interesting ones for education. The GSM Association (GSMA), three Philippine telecommunication firms, the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd), and a London-based mobile learning company are launching new educational mobile apps in the Philippines. Educational Apps Presented at the Mobile World Congress Smart Communications’ Education Program Manager, Stephanie Velasco-Orlino, says that the country’s mobile network operators “are working to provide mobile education services to help the government to reach their goal faster.” DepEd currently aims to provide education to at least one million Filipino youths in 2014. Three mobile applications were unveiled at the Mobile… Read More