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Facebook ousts Google in the Philippines :lol:

Telecomasia.net
Melissa Chua | March 10, 2011
http://www.telecomasia.net/content/facebook-ousts-google-philippines

Social networking sites are appealing to the hearts of Internet users in Southeast Asia, according to digital research firm comScore.

Facebook is proving especially popular in the Philippines, with 93.7% of the country’s Internet users signed up to the social network. According to Joe Nguyen, comScore’s VP for Southeast Asia,

Facebook is so rampantly used among the country’s Internet users that it effectively dethroned Google as the country’s most-surfed site.

According to the report, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia are among the world’s top 15 countries for Facebook penetration.

Indonesia remained the country with the world’s largest number of Facebook users, said Nguyen, and its registered 87.4% penetration rate for Facebook in the study did not include access via the mobile channel.

Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines came out tops in the region for Twitter visits, coming in at fourth, eighth and ninth in global rankings.

While Indonesia’s 21% penetration rate for Twitter may not appear impressive, Nguyen said the figure would likely be higher if the study included Twitter access from Internet cafes and handsets.

mong the countries studied - Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam - Vietnam was shown to have the lowest penetration rate (66%) for social networking.

This figure was however a great improvement over the 49% reported for 2009. Nguyen said Vietnam’s lifting of its Facebook ban in 2010 probably contributed toward the increase.

Malaysia’s social networking penetration improved 10% last year to stand at 91%, while Hong Kong’s improved 8% last year to 76%. Singapore’s penetration rate stood relatively stable, up just 1% to 81%.
 

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A Small Quantum Leap

New switching device could help build a dream: the ultrafast quantum Internet

By Megan Fellman


EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University researchers have developed a new switching device that takes quantum communication to a new level. The device is a practical step toward creating a network that takes advantage of the mysterious and powerful world of quantum mechanics.

The researchers can route quantum bits, or entangled particles of light, at very high speeds along a shared network of fiber-optic cable without losing the entanglement information embedded in the quantum bits. The switch could be used toward achieving two goals of the information technology world: a quantum Internet, where encrypted information would be completely secure, and networking superfast quantum computers.

The device would enable a common transport mechanism, such as the ubiquitous fiber-optic infrastructure, to be shared among many users of quantum information. Such a system could route a quantum bit, such as a photon, to its final destination just like an e-mail is routed across the Internet today.

The research -- a demonstration of the first all-optical switch suitable for single-photon quantum communications -- is published by the journal Physical Review Letters.

“My goal is to make quantum communication devices very practical,” said Prem Kumar, AT&T Professor of Information Technology in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and senior author of the paper. “We work in fiber optics so that as quantum communication matures it can easily be integrated into the existing telecommunication infrastructure.”

The bits we all know through standard, or classical, communications only exist in one of two states, either “1” or “0.” All classical information is encoded using these ones and zeros. What makes a quantum bit, or qubit, so attractive is it can be both one and zero simultaneously as well as being one or zero. Additionally, two or more qubits at different locations can be entangled -- a mysterious connection that is not possible with ordinary bits.

Researchers need to build an infrastructure that can transport this “superposition and entanglement” (being one and zero simultaneously) for quantum communications and computing to succeed.

The qubit Kumar works with is the photon, a particle of light. A photonic quantum network will require switches that don’t disturb the physical characteristics (superposition and entanglement properties) of the photons being transmitted, Kumar says. He and his team built an all-optical, fiber-based switch that does just that while operating at very high speeds.

To demonstrate their switch, the researchers first produced pairs of entangled photons using another device developed by Kumar, called an Entangled Photon Source. “Entangled” means that some physical characteristic (such as polarization as used in 3-D TV) of each pair of photons emitted by this device are inextricably linked. If one photon assumes one state, its mate assumes a corresponding state; this holds even if the two photons are hundreds of kilometers apart.

The researchers used pairs of polarization-entangled photons emitted into standard telecom-grade fiber. One photon of the pair was transmitted through the all-optical switch. Using single-photon detectors, the researchers found that the quantum state of the pair of photons was not disturbed; the encoded entanglement information was intact.

“Quantum communication can achieve things that are not possible with classical communication,” said Kumar, director of Northwestern’s Center for Photonic Communication and Computing. “This switch opens new doors for many applications, including distributed quantum processing where nodes of small-scale quantum processors are connected via quantum communication links.”

The National Science Foundation through their Integrative Graduate Education and

Research Traineeship (IGERT) program supported the research.

The title of the paper is “Ultrafast Switching of Photonic Entanglement.” In addition to Kumar, other authors of the paper are Matthew A. Hall and Joseph
B. Altepeter, both from Northwestern.

http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2011/03/quantum-communication.html

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Pinoys boast world's highest Facebook penetration
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/216166/technology/pinoys-boast-worlds-highest-facebook-penetration

US-based research firm comScore has crowned Filipinos the world’s heaviest users of social media in terms of online penetration among countries around the world.

In terms of unique online visitors to Facebook.com, the report found that the Philippines emerged as the top market with nearly 93 percent of its online population visiting the social media site during February 2011.



Israel and Turkey followed, both seeing more than 89 percent of their Web populations frequenting the social networking site during the month.

Neighboring countries Malaysia and Indonesia were at sixth and seventh places, respectively, with 87.4-percent and with 86.2-percent penetration rates.

Last year, comScore also released a study which showed the Philippines as having the highest penetration of social networking usage in the Asia Pacific region with 90 percent of the local Web population burning their time on Facebook.

Joe Nguyen, vice president for Southeast Asia at comScore, said in a report that Facebook has also toppled Google as the most common touchpoint for Web users in the Philippines, with local folks spending an average of seven hours per month on the site.

The Philippines was not as prominent, however, in the micro-blogging site Twitter as it placed only eighth worldwide in the usage rankings. The Netherlands was the top country in Twitter use. — Newsbytes.ph
 

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Asia's IPv4 pool runs dry

Dylan Bushell-Embling | April 15, 2011
Telecomasia.net
http://www.telecomasia.net/content/asias-ipv4-pool-runs-dry

Regional internet registrar APNIC today revealed it had reached the last in its pool of IPv4 addresses, triggering rationing for its remaining supply.

Allocations will now be limited to a maximum of 1,024 new addresses to each member, and applicants will have to meet an application criteria, APNIC said.

“Considering the ongoing demand for IP addresses, this date effectively represents IPv4 exhaustion for many of the current operators in the Asia-Pacific region,” APNIC director general Paul Wilson said. “From this day onwards IPv6 is mandatory for building new internet networks and services.”

He said the policy was designed to ensure that new operators can secure enough IPv4 address space to start operations, and to leave enough address space for the transition to IPv6. But he cautioned the plan will not be enough to maintain Asia's internet development rates with IPv4 alone.

“APAC must quickly become the leader in IPv6 deployment so that it can maintain strong internet growth rates in large maturing economies such as India and China,” he said. “Any organization that wishes to remain viable must push forward with their IPv6 deployment.”

The NRO assigned the last of five blocks of around 16.7 million IPv4 addresses to each of the regional internet registries in February.

Microsoft paid $7.5 million to buy 666,624 IPv4 addresses from Nortel last month, leading to speculation that a “gray market” for IPv4 address sales between companies is starting to emerge.
 

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pagtalikod nila nagbebenta na ulit sila eh sa quiapo nga di maubos ubos eh......
sana unahin muna nila na totally malinis ang quiapo and ibang mga malls na nagbebenta ng pirated software. at ang mga malalaking kumpanya na gumagamit ng pirated software.
 

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^^ In the middle I think?
 

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^^ I'm not sure, I have Singapore in mind and perhaps Malaysia and Thailand but I don't think we're at the level of Myanmar and Cambodia :)lol:)

...if it is ICT in general...not just BPO
 

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^^ I'm not sure, I have Singapore in mind and perhaps Malaysia and Thailand but I don't think we're at the level of Myanmar and Cambodia :)lol:)

...if it is ICT in general...not just BPO
Hmm... You think we are right behind SG and ahead or the same level as MAS and THA?
 

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We're ahead of them. We have one of the most advanced telecommunications technology in the region. AFAIK lang.
 

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^^

obviously this guy have not been outside of the country.
 

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^^ Whats with the going outside the country anyway?
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to check if they have 4G, HSPA signals, if they have towers as high as mt everest, and the roads are all concrete:rofl:
 

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^^

obviously this guy have not been outside of the country.
You're right. I've never been. That's why I said AFAIK. It's just as far as what my mind knows right? heheh. ;)
 

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so how did you know that we're the best in the region? obviously first hand experience.
 
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