Archive for August 6, 2008

Globe Telecom announced that it will bring iPhone 3G to the Philippines on August 22.

“We are very excited to launch iPhone 3G here in the Philippines. Beginning August 22, Globe is bringing to the Filipinos the best browsing experience through the revolutionary iPhone 3G on our 3G/HSDPA network,” said Gerardo C. Ablaza Jr., president and CEO of Globe Telecom.

For prepaid – the iPhone 8GB will cost P 41,800 while the 16GB model will cost P48, 899.

For postpaid, the price varies depending on the plan. Subscribers will be entered into a 2 year lock-up arrangement.

Friendster announces new CEO

Posted: August 6, 2008 in Tech

Friendster Inc. announced Richard Kimber as its new chief executive officer (CEO) and a member of its board of directors. As the new CEO, Kimber will lead Friendster’s global business and guide operations in Asia and the U.S. In addition to the appointment of Kimber.

Kimber worked as the regional managing director of South Asia at Google. Additional experience includes roles as head of personal eBusiness at HSBC, founder and managing director at HSBC InvestDirect, associate director at Westpac Banking Corp., and other important positions at leading banking establishments.

IBM and name-brand Linux operating system distributors Red Hat, Novell and Canonical/Ubuntu have disclosed their intentions to join forces with their hardware partners to create what they are calling “Microsoft-free personal computing choices.”

Red Hat, Canonical and Novell will help create a suite that includes the free Linux operating software and IBM’s Lotus Notes and programs for e-mail.

Logitech International SA announced the perfect keyboard to complement Mac computer.

The Logitech diNovo Edge, Mac Edition is the latest addition to Logitech’s line of diNovo keyboards and the first diNovo keyboard specially designed for the Mac.

YouTube to provide Olympics coverage

Posted: August 6, 2008 in Tech

Google owned video sharing service YouTube has announced that it has now signed up a deal with International Olympic Committee to provide limited coverage of the event in 77 countries across the world. They would be broadcasting this coverage on a dedicated channel during the games in Beijing.

Google added that for the first time in Olympic history fans will have complete global online coverage. It will provide Olympic footage to the young generations of sports fans who are already going online for entertainment.