Archive for August 26, 2009

Yahoo! announced the appointment of Jonathan “Jack” Madrid as General Manager of Yahoo! Philippines, replacing former Yahoo! Philippines’s General Manager Jojo Anonuevo.

Based in Manila, Madrid will strengthen Yahoo!’s position as the place where millions of Filipinos and the world go every day to see what is happening with the people and things that matter to them most. He will also be working with Yahoo! Philippines’ direct sales team to help marketers reach Yahoo!’s audience through the most unique and compelling advertiser proposition in the Philippines marketing industry.

Madrid, a Philippine national, spent the last nine years of his career in senior leadership roles with some of the most well-known companies in the country including holding the Managing Director position for Ayala Corporation and later the Managing Director for MTV Philippines. He was most recently the Director for Dell’s Consumer Technical Support operations in the Philippines.

Anonuevo will take a regional role within Yahoo!’s Emerging Markets business group.

YouTube brings revenue sharing to users

Posted: August 26, 2009 in Tech

YouTube has announced that they are now working on expanding their YouTube Partnership Program. The program enables content creators to generate revenues from their videos hosted on the YouTube platform.

In a blog post, Youtube said:

Now, when you upload a video to YouTube that accumulates lots of views, we may invite you to monetize that video and start earning revenue from it. To determine whether a particular video is eligible for monetization, we look at factors like the number of views, the video’s virality and compliance with the YouTube Terms of Service. If your video is eligible for monetization, you will receive an email and see an “Enable Revenue Sharing” message next to your video on the watch page, as well as in other places in your account.

Apple has added an anti-malware feature in the latest beta version of its forthcoming Snow Leopard operating system.

The feature causes users who try to install applications known to be malicious to receive a pop-up window warning that the file will damage the computer and should be moved to the Trash.

Nokia launches Nokia Booklet 3G

Posted: August 26, 2009 in Tech

Nokia has announced their first netbook model named Nokia Booklet 3G. It would feature an Intel Atom processor and would ship with Windows operating system.

The Booklet 3G device would feature support for technologies like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G and of course a SIM Card. It would also feature GPS connectivity and would come loaded with Nokia OVI Maps.