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Don't Blame Inflation: Average Price of Smartphones Sold in PH Grew 51% So Far in 2018

Filipino buyers now want devices with many bells and whistles

The average selling price (ASP) of smartphones in the Philippines stood at $192 (Php10,394) for the first six months of 2018, according to the Philippine unit of market analyst International Data Corp. (IDC). That represented a 51-percent surge from the average of ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 04, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

What Are PH’s Most Popular Smartphone and PC Brands?

IDC Philippines reveals the mobile and desktop brands with the largest market share in the country

Local phone manufacturer Cherry Mobile remained the most popular smartphone brand in the Philippines, according to the Philippine arm of technology industry analyst International Data Corp. (IDC).In a media briefing held last April 5, IDC Philippines unveiled its latest analyses of consumer ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 10, 2018 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Amid Dominance of Imports, Why Did Starmobile Start Making Phones in the Philippines?

In an industry dominated by international brands, Starmobile is now one of the largest local manufacturers of mobile phones

According to Digital in 2018, a report on the global digital landscape by social media agency We Are Social and social media management platform Hootsuite, there are 61 million unique mobile users in the Philippines today, equal to 58 percent of the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 22, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Are Our Smartphones Actually Making Us Dumb?

A new study finds that our devices affect our focus, even when we aren't using them

Quick poll: If you’re sitting at your desk doing work right now, is your phone sitting in your eyeline, just waiting for you to take a break and scroll through Facebook or Twitter? Even if you manage not to check it, you’re ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 02, 2017 06:00:00
News and Events

Google’s Pixel dares to change the smartphone game

Google slugs it out in the smartphone scene with a supremely sassy one

After years of serving various smartphone makers with Android platforms, Google has officially joined the game after launching its very own phone, Pixel and Pixel XL on Wednesday, October 5.“We’ve now decided to take the next step and provide our take on ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 06, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

8 weird reasons Pokémon Go isn't the game craze we're used to

From catching a Pokémon in the delivery room to stumbling upon a dead body, the scenarios are limitless with this hottest augmented reality app.

Cute, fuzzy Pokémon are running amok on planet Earth, and humans are braving crazy conditions to catch them. It seems there is nothing people would not do to hatch, snatch, and evolve the little buggers, even driving and Pokémoning, a.k.a. risking death.The ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | July 14, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

4 ways to keep employees focused on work

And not on their phones.

The smartphone is arguably one of the best and worst technological advancements in recent years. Thanks to the smartphone, people have quick access to information and apps that make their lives easier. But these devices are also an addictive productivity-killer.Related: This Man ...

by Andre Lavoie  | July 08, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 antidotes for chronic digital distraction

You do not need to go on a digital detox to benefit from a smartphone-lite lifestyle.

It is very easy to lose precious hours to digital distractions. You grab your smartphone to make a quick call before a meeting, only to see that you have received 47 new emails, 10 LinkedIn requests, and just as many Facebook notifications. ...

by Vineet Jain  | April 09, 2016 05:00:00
News and Events

Are background apps draining your iPhone's battery life?

The answer is...short and sweet, read here.

It is not really a good idea to open the multitasking window and swipe non-relevant apps off the screen of your iPhone to conserve its battery life—because that does not really work. At least according to a man who should know. When iPhone-user ...

by Laura Entis  | March 14, 2016 07:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Giving your brand a digital power-up

Technology can be a big help to local entrepreneurs in many ways. Find out about those here.

Dear Amor, Everyone keeps telling me I should consider investing more into making my business digital and internet-savvy, but I am very skeptical as to how practical and effective this is. It seems like such a risk, investing so much money and time ...

by Amor Maclang  | March 13, 2015 06:45:00
Run & Grow

Applications to fuel your business growth

Mobile apps have become an integral component of almost all businesses. Find out how such applications can help facilitate business growth.

by James Humarang  | December 30, 2014 03:00:00
News and Events

Zomato introduces ads on the mobile app, doubles consumer reach for merchants

Restaurant discovery app Zomato has recently introduced ads into its service after it doubled its consumer reach for its merchants.

by Press Release  | December 02, 2014 07:00:00
News and Events

CMO Mobile Summit tackles the importance of mobile marketing

Marketers, business owners, and decision-makers alike attended a recently conducted conference that focused on the importance of mobile marketing in promoting their respective brands.

by Press Release  | November 26, 2014 05:00:00