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Faster Internet speeds vowed in 12 months

INTERNET users have long complained of the very slow Internet speed in the country, the slowest in Southeast Asia and one of the slowest in all of Asia. The Philippines has an average Internet speed of only 2.8 megabits per second (mb/s), compared to South Korea’s 26.7, Sweden’s 19.1, Japan’s 17.4, and Hong Kong’s 16.8 in the Akamai Technologies’ State of the Internet report for 2015. In our part of the world, Singapore has 12.5 mb/s; Taiwan, 10.1; and Indonesia, 7.8.

YesBoss acquires PH Startup HeyKuya

Indonesia’s first virtual personal assistant service YesBoss announced today that it has acquired HeyKuya, a Philippine-based personal assistant service, for an undisclosed amount. The said acquisition is YesBoss initial move for aggressive regional expansion.

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Korea’s largest mobile messaging application KakaoTalk enters the Philippines

KakaoTalk, Korea’s largest mobile messaging service and mobile social platform, announced its entry to the Philippines today. Filipino users will now be able to experience KakaoTalk’s fun and refreshing features that cater to meet the needs of local users, while being provided with content that is both entertaining and beneficial.

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Green advocates appealed to the Department of Energy (DoE) to fast track the implementation of renewable energy programs to deal with the impacts of climate change in the country.

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