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Meet 10 Startups Seeking Partnerships with the BPO Industry

Business process outsourcing doesn't just create jobs but also opens doors for innovative entrepreneurs

Officials from the the Information Technology and Business Processing Association of the Philippines and the Department of Information and Communications Technology pose with representatives of the startups that made it to the Takeoff pitching event Takeoff, a startup pitching event held by the Information Technology ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 05, 2018 09:00:00
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China Has Almost Thrice America's Online Users: Time to Meet the Internet Giants Challenging Google and Facebook

The 2018 China Internet Report lists the major Chinese online companies and their American rivals

China has 772 million Internet users, making it the world’s biggest online community with almost thrice the 292 million Internet users in the United States, according to the 2018 China Internet Report. The report was published by Hong Kong’s South China Morning ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 23, 2018 05:00:00
Business Ideas

This PH Startup Reinvented Online English Teaching to Make It Super Affordable

Learntalk provides part-time jobs for Filipinos able to help non-native speakers learn English

A 2015 study by The Washington Post estimated that there are 527 million native speakers of the English language in the world, putting it third behind Chinese and Hindi-Urdu. However, the same study said that there are 1.5 billion people who are ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 23, 2018 08:00:00
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Nix Nolledo Stepping Down as CEO of Xurpas to Focus on 'Revolutionary' Blockchain Technology

Raymond Racaza will take over as company chief executive

Nico Jose "Nix" Nolledo will step down as CEO of the Philippines’ largest listed technology firm Xurpas Inc., the company announced in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on Tuesday, July 17.Xurpas co-founder and President Raymond Racaza will take over ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 17, 2018 05:00:00
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Fail Fast, Learn Fast: How Micab Scaled Up From Cebu Towards Nationwide Expansion

The Cebu-based cab-hailing startup tried several business models to find out what works with the taxi industry

Kenneth Baylosis is the co-founder of Cebu-based taxi-hailing service MicabIf tech startups are supposed to address a pain point for a sizeable part of the population, then it’s somewhat of a mystery why MiCab, the taxi-hailing company, was founded in Cebu City.Geographically, ...

by Jaymes Shrimski  | June 15, 2018 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Growing With Google: A Guide for Big and Small Businesses, Content Creators, Developers and Publishers

There are free tools available for businesses in different industries

Google officers explained how the company has helped small businesses, content creators, publishers, developers and big businesses reach their goals at the Growing With Google event held at the Google Asia Pacific office recentlyGoogle started out as a search engine but now the ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | May 08, 2018 10:00:00
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Successful Exit: AI Messaging Startup Sold to Paper and Agri Group Just a Year After Launch

Chatbot PH is now part of the Sterling Paper Group of Companies

(From L-R) SPGC President Gerry Lim Bon Hiong, SPGC CEO and Chairman of the Board Henry Lim Bon Liong, Chatbot PH Co-Founder and CEO Ron Baetiong, and Chatbot PH Co-Founder Stephen KuJust a little over a year after its launch in the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 05, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Here Are the Origins of 10 Tech Terms You Use Every Day

Did you know that Thomas Edison used the term 'bug'?

But who invented the words that have become so commonplace? Read on to find out.BugIf you have referred to a tech problem as a bug, you can thank pioneers including Thomas Edison and U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper. Edison used the term ...

by Nina Zipkin  | April 04, 2018 06:00:00
Business Ideas

PH Startup Uses AI to Help Businesses Communicate with Customers Better and Faster

Chatbot PH trains and maintains bots for clients in a way that works for their specific needs

For any company, customer service is an area that requires serious attention. Historically, many businesses have suffered because of nasty customer reviews and/or poor staff performance.Now imagine a situation where business owners and their staff don’t have to reply to all of ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | February 21, 2018 09:00:00
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UberEats and UberPet? Here’s What Might Be Next for Uber in PH

The ride-sharing giant isn’t letting domestic regulatory hurdles slow down its drive for innovation

Uber was an official partner at this year's Laneway Music Festival in SingaporeDespite widespread acceptance and generally positive sentiment from commuters, Uber has not exactly had a smooth rollout in the Philippines. Launched in Manila in 2014, the US-based ride-sharing platform has ...

by Paul John Caña  | February 11, 2018 09:00:00
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When It Comes to iPhones, PH’s Poorer Regions Seem Keener on Costlier Models Than Richer Areas

Telcos offer attractive plans for the new iPhone 8 as most Pinoy buyers find them too pricey

The country’s two telecommunications companies last week began to roll out attractive postpaid plans for the latest iPhone models reaching the Philippines—iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.Both aimed to cut the cash costs of acquiring the new phones. For example, Smart Communications ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 21, 2017 01:00:00
Startup Tips

4 ways to turn your thesis into a startup

Complete your thesis by thinking of what you'd like to do 5-10 years from now, a tech 'trep advises.

College is where you can discover the Next Big Thing—or where good ideas find you. That was what college was for Gary Villame, co-founder of radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions provider Itemhound.In fact, the idea behind Itemhound was the focus of his ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | January 25, 2016 12:00:00
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Tech talk for entrepreneurs and developers

The Manila event is just one of the 45 cities worldwide that will host events including community meetups, mentorship sessions, and product training workshops.

The tech talks featured workshops for entrepreneurs and developers by experts in business and tech. The Manila event is just one of the 45 cities worldwide that will host events including community meetups, mentorship sessions, and product training workshops. In 2012, 3,000 ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 04, 2013 04:00:00
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