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Globe launches CodeSpark: Innovating for the connected Filipino

Globe launches a new program for mobile developers to exhibit their ability and creativity in designing applications especially for the Philippine market. Kicking off in June 16, CodeSpark encourages Filipino developers to build innovative applications for the Nokia platform to get a chance to distribute their creations through Globe and Nokia’s Ovi Store.

CodeSpark is led by Globe Labs, a department in Globe created in 2008 to immerse the company and its different partners with future technologies. Globe Labs aims to identify and develop applications across fixed and wireless networks that can be commercially introduced. It helps bring in the latest Information and Communications Technologies at the earliest market-relevant time to customers.
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Posted by on July 8, 2010 in Globe Telecom

 

WD completes acquisiiton of Hoya’s magnetic media operations

Western Digital Corp. announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the magnetic media sputtering operations of Hoya Corporation and Hoya Magnetics Singapore Pte. Ltd. for approximately $233 million. The acquisition will support anticipated growth in hard drive demand.

WD has acquired the facilities, equipment, intellectual property and working capital of Hoya’s media sputtering operations, based in Tuas, Singapore, as well as certain related equipment at Hoya’s Nagasaka, Japan, research and development facilities. A multi-year commitment of Hoya glass substrate supply related to these operations was included in the agreement.

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2010 in WD (Western Digital)

 

The more the merrier: Join Globe’s Race to the Most BlackBerry Friends

The verdict is in: “A/S/L?” is out, BBM PINs are in. If you don’t know what that means, you’d better hurry and find out. Globe and BlackBerry have teamed up to give you some Facebook fun with a major payoff at the end: The Race to The Most BlackBerry Messenger Friends, Globe’s newest online sensation that could score you a free snow-white BlackBerry Curve 8520 and a Boracay getaway with your best pals.

If you’re Globe-connected, prepare for your seaside spree with these three easy steps to join the race:
Step 1: Visit the Globe BlackBerry fan page on Facebook and post a status update containing your BBM PIN plus your BBM bar code as your profile picture.
Step 2: Invite everyone to add you as a BBM buddy so you can collect as many Globe BBM buddies as you can.
Step 3: Take a screenshot of your BlackBerry showing how many contacts you have and post it on the Globe BlackBerry fan page.
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Posted by on July 8, 2010 in Globe Telecom