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Chikka celebrates 10 years of ‘Catextism’

10 years of inspiration. Up to Php 200k and instant load for prizes.
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Posted by on March 20, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology


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Chikka founder rallies new innovators

Dennis Mendiola, Chikka Founder

“Think of services that seek to make something better, solve a problem in your locality.”

Chikka founder Dennis Mendiola brought the little gem of advice during his keynote at UP Diliman, for IDEASPACE – the technology and entrepreneurship hub organized by the MVP-led Metro Pacific Investment Corporation. The group is looking to award the most innovative ideas not only with funding but also the cooperation of business, industrial and technical experts from leading companies such as Smart, PLDT, Meralco, and Philex Mining.

A real need among Filipinos, Mendiola said, was the primary reason for the birth of the Internet-based text messaging solution we all know now as Chikka Text Messenger.
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Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Chikka, Technology


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Chikka welcomes Python in 1st PH conference

Top hacks for web and mobile apps pioneer Chikka came in full force for the very first Python Conference (PyCon) Philippines held recently at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

PyCon gathered the developer community to discuss how to best utilize Python, the powerful programming language used in a wide variety of application domains, useful for web development, database access, scientific and numeric computing, network programming, and software development.
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Posted by on July 26, 2012 in Chikka, Technology


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Chikka pushes IPv6 revolution

It’s the largest version of the Internet yet. The new IPv6 protocol opens 340 trillion, trillion, trillion IP addresses as 4 billion IP addresses originally provisioned by the older version of the Internet (IPv4) fast approaches depletion.

The Philippines’ Chikka, which founded a global Internet and mobile messaging community in 1999, became one of the first Internet-based companies to support this major transition in Internet history, aligning itself with other global players including Yahoo, Google, and Facebook who are enabling IPv6 for their products and services. The transition is led worldwide by the Internet Society.
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Posted by on July 3, 2012 in Chikka, Technology


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Chikka powers Travel Promotion Campaign

Chikka, the pioneer in web and mobile utilities integration, continues to expand its services as it provides support for the mobile component of Smart Telecommunication’s Smart Travel More! Live more campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Chikka


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‘Great digital divide remains’ – Chikka

The “digital divide,” that gap between the Internet’s haves and have-nots, is more profound than ever despite growing web and mobile web usage, according to the chief executive officer of one of the country’s most influential applications developers.

“There is still a gaping digital divide. Despite more than 30% Internet penetration among Filipinos, over 90% of whom are on facebook, and one out of two of whom have web-capable mobile phones, the Divide is more profound now that the Internet serves as the main channel for the exchange of information,” said Chito Bustamante, chief executive officer of Chikka Philippines.
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Posted by on March 26, 2012 in Chikka, Technology


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Chikka, Wolfpac unite

L-R: Orlando B. Vea, Smart Communications Chief Wireless Adviser; Alfie Diaz-Zuniga, Chikka Business Development Director; Dennis Mendiola, Chikka Founder and Chief Imagination Officer; Jojit Alcazar, Wolfpac General Manager; and Chito Bustamante, Chikka Chief Executive Officer

Mobile app trailblazers and former rivals Chikka and Wolfpac have merged. Chikka, whose flagship Chikka Text Messenger is installed in millions of computers and mobile devices around the world, will be the surviving entity.

“The resulting powerhouse now serves as an incubator for new technologies and innovation, producing telco-grade platforms and systems, and real value-added services for the new digital consumer, including corporate partners,” said Chito Bustamante, Chikka chief executive officer.
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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in News


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