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Facebook Is Daily News Source for 21% of Adults in Philippines

By Cecilia Yap/bloomberg.com – At least a fifth of adults in the Philippines, or about 13.9 million people, use Facebook daily for news, according to a poll conducted by Social Weather Stations. As many as 40.4 million individuals, or 60%, still get their news through television, about 15% through radio Read more »

Filipino-made ‘NASA’ app brings space data to fishermen

By Janvic Mateo/he Philippine Star – A Filipino-made mobile application was recently recognized by the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its vision of providing fishermen with scientific data that could help in their everyday lives. The ISDApp, developed by a group of Filipino creative and information Read more »

Google Stations opening in 50 locations in the Philippines

By Consuelo Marquez/inquirer.net – Google is opening Google Stations which will offer free and high quality Wi-Fi hotspots in more than 50 locations in the Philippines. “Google Stations allow Filipinos from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to connect with high quality internet. Google Stations will be developed in more than fifty Read more »

Philippines tops world internet usage index with an average 10 hours a day

By Kate Lamb/theguardian.com – South-east Asia is one of the most internet-addicted regions on the planet, with the Philippines topping the global list with an average 10 hours and 2 minutes of screen time every day. The country was joined in the top five by Thailand and Indonesia, according to Read more »

Price War Makes Philippine Mobile Data Among Cheapest in Asia

By Ian C, Sayson/bloomberg.com – Potpot Pinili, a Philippine travel blogger, is paying less to access the Internet on the go — almost half as much as three years ago, thanks to a price war. “Data has become definitely cheaper,” said Pinili, 41. “You can do more online quicker and Read more »

How The Philippines Got Asia’s Worst Internet Service

By Ralph Jennings/forbes.com – A traveler to the Philippines knows the dance too well. You check into a hotel that advertises Wi-Fi. Turns out it’s only available in the lobby, and only in the daytime. Then you learn of a freak service outage in the lobby. When you do eventually Read more »