Category: Mobile

News, reading on mobile

FOURTY-four percent of executives are “most focused on news” immediately upon waking up, according to a global survey of 940 executives by Quartz, the business news website of the Atlantic Media Company. The Global Executives Study by Quartz Insights polled 940 business leaders in 61 countries, including the Philippines, and 36 industries in an effort […]

Think mobile

In announcing his company’s purchase of Oculus VR, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social networking giant now has more than a billion active mobile users a month. “Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow,” Zuckerberg said to explain the purchase of the […]

Mobile now

MOBILE isn’t the future; it’s the present. That’s the gist of recently released Internet usage reports. Last month, more Americans used smartphones and tablets than desktops or laptops to access the Internet, according to a study by analytics company comScore. Also last month, Nielsen released its Digital Consumer Report that found, among many other things, […]

Mobile shift

There is a big chance you’re reading this on your phone. A bigger chance this year than in 2012, anyway. A common pathway to this article would be from social networks like Facebook and Twitter, services that people are increasingly logging into through apps on their phones. This year, an article in the BBC announced, […]

WeChat, Line, KakaoTalk battle for users; no clear winners yet in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is the battleground for a bruising competition among a set of cute mobile phone applications: chat apps. Up north, the battle has largely been won in their home markets, with Line taking Japan, WeChat in China and KakaoTalk in South Korea. In SouthEast Asia, however, there is no clear winner yet, said Junde […]

Smart network ready for LTE Advanced: Rolando Peña

DAVAO CITY-After hitting LTE Advanced download speeds in excess of 200 megabits per second (Mbps) during tests in Manila, Smart Communications Inc. held another test in Davao City last Saturday. PLDT and Smart Technology head Rolando Peña said he scheduled the test in Davao to show that the company’s network is able to deliver LTE Advanced […]