How to Solve the ‘Hotmail Problem’: Global-Local Interfaces and Filipino Technopreneurs

  • Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu
Part of the Technology, Globalization and Development Series book series (TGD)


How does the Philippines come to terms with its history of acquiring mostly Western phenomena? Given its long history of borrowing and copying from the West, what does hybridisation mean in relation to technological creativity and innovation? I examine, a Filipino free e-mail service patterned after,1 for some answers.


Social Capital Epistemic Community Technology Provider Global Technology Outward Orientation 
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