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Will this country’s obsession with things that are related to or somehow connected to “sticks” ever end? Maybe. But for now, it seems like there are plenty of stuff that are so much better when they are “on-a-stick” — or so it seems. PLDT today announced a breakthrough partnership that involves top entertainment corporations in the U.S. as well as home computing desktop Microsoft, in a move to launch a new gadget that’s intended to turn any TV into a personal computer. Dubbed the PLDT TVolution Stick, it’s a variation of the Intel Compute Stick that was first announced locally a few months back, and joins the first OTT (over-the-top) device from PLDT HOME which was aimed at raising the bar in terms of both home entertainment and home computing. According to PLDT VP and HOME Marketing Director Gary Dujali, the aforementioned Intel Compute Stick launch was the signal needed…

PLDT SME Nation has made great strides in making sure that local businesses have access to all the help that they can get in order to grow. And last week, in cooperation with a number of well-known ICT brands, it kicked off a new annual event called Tech Island at Pico de Loro in Nasugbu, Batangas City. The event saw a mixture of inspiring talks, informative breakout sessions, and fun gadget raffles that had attendees asking for more. PLDT Tech Island, as the event is officially called, is all about giving SMEs a chance to explore their options for growth by way of exposing them to the brilliant ideas of excellent speakers and by connecting them with like-minded people gathered from all over the country. At this year’s Tech Island event, serial entrepreneur Gary Whitehill took the stage to talk about what makes SMEs succeed. He then made way for…