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business of software will still be a long way

It just makes me wonder why in Cebu, Philippines, it’s easy to put up a resto business but not a software business. We’ll just put up a little BBQ stall, & people will never miss it. It might not be a hit but you will never be zeroed.

And, I thought that because:

  • we have a population of food consumers, but not much of web / app consumers. It goes both ways. Web / tech consumerism has just started. So it will be probably take more time that we can all internalize it, and then these web consumers will become creators. Just like we eat too much lechon, that creating a business out of it will not be much of a struggle.
  • the web / app consumers are the younger gens which do not have much buying power. So we probably have to wait for them until they can afford and sell software to them. The older gens are still ‘hardware’ era – it’s about LCD tv and stereo.

And oh my food has arrived. But basically that’s the thought.

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Tigba-id (Bladesmith) 60-sec teaser – A Cebuano Film

Tigba-id (Bladesmith) 60-sec teaser
2 days ago 2 days ago: Mon, Jun 13, 2011 10:28pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)

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Globe has selective memory, says PLDT – TELCONOVELA – equivalent to TV Network

Espinosa narrated Globe’s transgressions or “false” claims:

  • it opposed text interconnection in 1999,
  • it opposed bucket price offerings between Smart and Piltel,
  • it rejoiced in the PLDT-Digitel deal believing, wrongly, that PLDT would put an end to Sun’s unlimited services,
  • PLDT and Globe are interconnected and continue to interconnect

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Gravity Tip #1 – Reset Instapaper Login

You simply have to create a new tweet with the text “i -” (that’s a minus character and don’t type the quotes) and click Update, don’t worry it won’t actually post this message to Twitter.  You should then notice that you get a status message informing you that the login details have been reset.  Simple once you know how.

Saving this for future reference.

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TrueCaller – Kind of Reminds me of SpellDial

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You can’t recognize the number that is calling you? Have you ever wanted to know who is calling you, before you anwser? With TrueCaller you can!
When you receive a phone call from a number which is not saved in your phonebook, TrueCaller will automatically and quickly look it up for you, while it’s calling!
TrueCaller also supports manual number lookups

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Picture yourself with a New Job at: Accenture

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I found this when I logged in to my linkedin account to approve an invitation. I could not help but have a laugh at the ad. It’s kind of a joke. I don’t think I’m emloyable by Accenture standards. 

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The cybercafé as part of Pinoys’ way of life {from NewsBytes)

Yes, cybercafes are a rich lode for study by social scientists — sociologists, cultural anthropologists, and social psychologists. It will not be a surprise if they start writing academic papers on these establishments and their impact on Philippine society.

If you’re creating a web app for Filipino, I guess one of the things you really have to take into account is that most of the mass access internet via internet cafe so there internet time is most probably limited.

I guess one of the things that make @tweetitow work is that, those users who access internet via internet cafe can still get connected after they log off. So I’d sometimes get complaints like where are there posts for a week so it means they probably visit internet cafe on a weekly basis. Or, they would be like asking help from me trying to figure out how to register their number, and they would usually have an immediacy in their tone since their internet cafe time is almost over.

So it would probably mean a lot to these market segment to have a web app that is quick, and can somehow still let them be connected to their social network even offline.

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Behavior Differences: Facebook vs Twitter vs Foursquare

Then there’s the Facebook vs. Twitter vs. Foursquare angle. Users of the three social networks exhibit different behavior and different buying frequency. Foursquare users visit Tasti D-Lite more often than Twitter users, who visit more often than Facebook users, Emerson says.

“They’re more mobile, they’re more active,” he says of the stores’ Foursquare users. “We’ve got a year of results. For whatever reasons, it’s pretty clear these location-based mobile customers are out and about more and visiting more often.”

Emerson has also found that Foursquare users are younger and more thrifty than Twitter and Facebook users – meaning they spend less per visit. “The Foursquare people are looking to get a deal. Facebook is going to skew older, and Faceook users spend more than Foursquare users. Twitter is in the middle.”

This might not be entirely true, but interesting observation.

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Rumor: Amazon has an “entire family” of Android devices coming this holiday

The Rumor

Amazon has an “entire family” of Android devices that will launch this holiday shopping season.

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