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Nokia and Yahoo! today announced a partnership in online mapping and communication services.
In this worldwide alliance, Nokia’s Ovi Maps will power Yahoo!’s maps and navigation services, while Yahoo! will be the provider of Nokia’s email and chat services.
The two companies are also planning to integrate user logins. Initially, Nokia users may access select Yahoo! properties using their Ovi user IDs.
While US-based observers and critics may frown at this development as an alliance between an also-ran and a small player, it has great impact in emerging markets such as the Philippines. Yahoo! is used by at least 80% of Internet users in the Philippines, while Nokia is the most popular cellphone brand (with 59% device manufacturer share in Admob’s latest metrics) . In the Philippines, this could only be described as a partnership between two tech giants.
Disclosure: This blogger works for Yahoo! Philippines.
Reposted from ErwinOliva.com:
Yahoo! Southeast Asia is looking for a producer/reporter to develop stories for the web.
- The candidate must have 3 to 5 years experience in television production, a news wire agency, or online news media.
- The candidate must be knowledgeable about online journalism and ready to use multimedia technology to find and develop stories for the Internet.
- Willing to work with little supervision but can plan coverage, edit stories, and has sense of immediacy for news.
- Teamplayer who is willing to work for a regional team.
Send your letter of application explaining why youâ€™re interested in this job along with your resume to eoliva[at]yahoo-inc[dot]com.
Update: A Reuters report said Palm hired bankers “to assess strategic options for the company, including a potential sale.” Citing an anonymous source, the report added that Palm could look for additional financing or license webOS if it chooses not to sell itself.
After days of rumors that certain companies are looking at buying Palm, Inc. — the maker of smartphones Treo, Centro, Pre, and Pixi — Bloomberg reported today that the company is working with investment firms to find a buyer.
The report said among the possible buyers are Chinese laptop maker Lenovo and Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer HTC, which creates phones for Google’s Android operating system. Chinese firms Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. — yes, it’s the same ZTE of the ZTE/NBN Scandal fame!
Palm has yet to issue a comment on this issue, and none of the reported possible buyers confirmed their interest in buying the PDA pioneer.
Palm announced today that webOS is coming to AT&T, a GSM-based telecom in the US.
Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus will be available “in the coming months,” according to the company’s official blog.
The first-generation models of Palm Pre and Pixi are already being offered by GSM carriers in Europe, but Pre units are very scarce here in the Philippines. I wonder if this piece of news will pave the way for the availability of these Palm phones here, where telecoms are also using GSM technology.
Will this latest announcement also boost the company’s falling stocks and reverse the widespread perception that Palm is going down?
May opening ulit sa Yahoo! Here’s the full announcement from Yahoo! Southeast Asia Yodel:
Yahoo! Southeast Asia is looking for a Commissioning Editor to help support the production of English-language custom-branded micro-sites.
Youâ€™ll be required to identify and commission bloggers/writers to produce a variety of articles ranging from finance to event guides. That means youâ€™ll need both an extensive list of contacts as well as a broad knowledge of various subjects.
While we in Asia have yet to hear about Palm Pre’s availability here, its maker has introduced the second webOS phone — the Palm Pixi.
An update on Palm’s official blog introduced the Pixi:
“All the power of Palm webOS — including multitasking activity cards, Palm Synergy, intuitive notifications, and universal search — will soon be available in a striking new form factor. Palm Pixi — due on the Sprint network in time for the holidays — is Palmâ€™s thinnest phone ever.”
This appears to be the same device previously called Palm EOS, Castle, Pixie, Mini Pre, Palm Pre Mini, and Pre Lite.
Microsoft and Yahoo! have just announced a major search deal. Under the agreement, Yahoo! will use Microsoft’s Bing search engine, while Yahoo! will become the worldwide exclusive relationship sales force for both companiesâ€™ premium search advertisers.
Read the full press release below for more details:
HTC Philippines country manager Mark Sergio reportedly said that Smart will start shipping units of the HTC Magic to the local market by the end of June.