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MozillaPH Goes Live on Radio for the First Time!

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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Thanks to the awesomeness of my good (online & offline) friend and Mozilla supporter Pocholo Gonzales for inviting us at their radio show at DZIQ 990AM [Voice of the Youth Radio] earlier today at Makati City. DZIQ 990AM is also known as Radyo Inquirer (from the same group producing the Philippine Daily Inquirer). Mozilla Philippines Community Manager Eusebio “Jun” Barrun, Jr. and I were interviewed live on air about what Mozilla is currently doing in the Philippines and introduced the… Read the rest

Firefox OS-powered ZTE Open Availability on Ebay US & UK

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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Chinese technology company ZTE announced this week that their Firefox OS-powered device called ZTE Open will be made available online via Ebay US and UK soon. In a Press Release dated 12 Aug 2013, ZTE revealed that an orange unlocked variant of the ZTE Open device (launched in Spain, Venezuela and Colombia weeks ago by Telefonica) will be sold online by Ebay (US & UK) priced at US$79.99. This is a welcome development, especially to Firefox OS fans where the… Read the rest

Pinay Hailed as Mozilla Rep of the Month for July 2013

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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First Pinay Mozilla Rep (ReMo) Ms. Faye Tandog was chosen to be the ReMo of the Month for July 2013. Faye bested 378 Mozilla Reps from all over the world to be given such citation: Faye, the first female Mozilla Rep in the Philippines, is playing an instrumental role in connecting the Philippine community to local schools and colleges by means of coordinating events. She is also part of the Webmaker effort by leading Maker Parties all over the Philippines… Read the rest

Geeksphone Keon for Firefox OS App Days – Manila Demoers

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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As promised last January during Firefox OS App Days – Manila, each of the attendees (brave souls) who demoed their apps for Mozilla’s mobile OS will receive a Geeksphone Keon (Firefox OS Developer Preview) device one released. I fulfilled this promise last night during a simple handover ceremony held at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) Prism Plaza, Two E-Com Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. Pinoy Mozillians who are now proud owners of the very first… Read the rest

Welcome Pinoy WebFWD Scouts!

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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Team Mozilla Philippines is both happy and proud to announce the current roster of WebFWD Scouts based in the country (in alphabetical order): WebFWD is led by a team of professionals with deep experience in startups and entrepreneurship. We are passionate about helping the next generation of entrepreneurs disrupt closed markets and successfully extend the open web. Learn more about WebFWD via https://webfwd.org… Read the rest

Introducing the New Alab (MozillaPH Mascot)

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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Nearly two (02) years ago, the Mozilla Philippines Community launched “Alab” as our official mascot during the release party for Mozilla Firefox 4 in Manila. “Alab” is the Tagalog term for “Flare“, which can simply be translated to “Blaze Up!” MozillaPH’s Alab circa 2011. A meeting of minds (via email) between the Mozilla Philippines Community (represented by Reps Mentors Eusebio “Jun” Barrun, Jr. & Robert “Bob” Reyes) and the creator of Alab happened a few weeks ago (followed by a… Read the rest