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Norton Online Family Report Identifies Issues of “Cyberbaiting” and Overspending

The latest edition of the Norton Online Family Report sheds new light on the realities and risks of growing up in the digital age. This year’s report identifies the new issue of “cyberbaiting,” a growing phenomenon where kids taunt their teachers, then capture the distressed reactions via cell phone videos. In addition, the report reveals a surprisingly high number of kids taking liberties with their parents’ credit cards for shopping online. However, it’s not all bad news: the report shows that following clearly stated house rules for proper Internet behavior can make a significant impact in averting negative online experiences.

Overall, almost 62 percent of kids across the world said that they have had a negative experience while online. Nearly 4 in 10 (39%), however, have had a serious negative experience online, such as receiving inappropriate pictures from strangers, being bullied or becoming the victim of cybercrime. The report also shows that kids who are active on social networks open up more doors for content or situations that can be tricky for them to handle: 74 percent of kids on social networks find themselves in unpleasant situations online, compared to 38 percent who stay away from social networking. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Symantec

 

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GCash Remit to give away brand new condo to lucky OFW

GXI President Paolo Baltao and Vista Land COO Maribeth Tolentino

It’s every Filipino family’s dream to own their own home; driving millions of Filipino workers to seek greener pastures abroad. Now, GCASH REMIT is giving OFWs and their families the chance to win their very own home through the Magpadala! Magka-Condo Raffle Promo!

Lucky OFWs will have a chance to win a one-bedroom condominium unit worth almost P2 Million in Pacific Residences Tower 1 in Taguig City courtesy of Camella Condo Homes. Consolation prizes include 20 Canon A800 digital cameras and 20 Samsung Champ cellphones.
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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Globe Telecom

 

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MISNet ties up with iCreate Software for establishing Biz$core Banking BI Centre of Excellence

MISNet announced the signing of a strategic partnership with Banking BI specialist iCreate Software for building a Centre of Excellence around iCreate’s flagship Banking BI product Biz$core.

This partnership brings together the capabilities of two strong players – MISNet with its Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence focus, and its global reach and iCreate with its pre-built banking BI & Analytics product Biz$core, to jointly address the market potential for pre-built BI and Analytics solutions for the Banking sector.
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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in MISNet

 

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Globe Business reaffirms strong support to the Philippines’ BPO industry

Globe Business, the corporate arm of Globe Telecom assures stakeholders in the Philippines’ Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO) sector that it will continue to drive innovation and solutions that would further propel growth and development of the industry.

Speaking before hundreds of delegates from 17 countries, Grace Jarin-Castillo Head of the Enterprise Segments of Globe Business, reiterated the company’s commitment to become more than just a technology provider, but a solutions partner, with employees driven by a culture of innovation and customer focus.
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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in Globe Telecom

 

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Yahoo! Purple Hunt 3.0 Family Edition stages Finale Event on November 18

All eyes are set for the culminating activity of the Yahoo! Purple Hunt 3.0 Family Edition with a Finale Event happening on November 18, 2011 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

Fifty family teams who successfully finished and advanced from the preliminary four-week long online adventure are expected to compete against one another in a series of games during the finale event. There will be five rounds of games, with each round trimming down the participants to a smaller group. Each eliminated team will receive corresponding prizes such as anti-virus software, phones, Tattoo MyFi broadband sticks from Yahoo! Purple Hunt 3.0 Family Edition co-presenter Globe Telecom, party and flight packages, and a condominium unit as grand prize for the last standing team.
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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in Globe Telecom

 

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GCASH partners with Japan’s Softbank for remittance service to PH

G-XCHANGE, INC and SOFTBANK PAYMENT SERVICE CORP. seals their partnership for SBPS-GCASH remittance service for Filipinos working in Japan. Photo shows SBPS President & CEO Shinichi Ata and GXI President Paolo Baltao during the formal signing of the partnership agreement between the two companies.

G-XCHANGE, INC (GXI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom that manages GCASH, partnered with SOFTBANK PAYMENT SERVICE CORP. (SBPS), a subsidiary of Japan’s SOFTBANK CORP., for an affordable, convenient, and secure remittance service that will greatly benefit Filipinos living and working in Japan.

With the partnership, Filipinos living and working in Japan can remit money to the Philippines via the GCASH platform.
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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in Globe Telecom

 

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Be One of the Select Few. Own the All-New Samsung Galaxy Note!

Samsung, one of this generation’s leading pioneers in technology, has come up with its most revolutionary product to date as it announces yet another amazing addition to its Galaxy series—the Samsung Galaxy Note.

Fully equipped to change the face of communication as we know it today, it is the perfect hybrid of an immensely powerful tablet and a conveniently portable smart phone in one super-device. Punctuated by the introduction of the S Pen, Samsung’s newest advancement in pen-input technology, the Galaxy Note enhances your mobile experience with stunning visuals, creative edge, and productive features.
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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Samsung

 

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 are World’s first SIM-Based Smartphones to receive Mastercard Paypass Handset Certification

BlackBerry Bold 9900

Research In Motion announced the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphones are the first SIM-based NFC smartphones to be certified by MasterCard Worldwide as PayPass-approved devices.

The certification was granted on the basis of the BlackBerry smartphones meeting the functionality, interoperability and security requirements of MasterCard. PayPass-issuing bank globally will be able to deploy MasterCard PayPass-enabled accounts to the SIM card of these smartphones.
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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Blackberry

 

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Happy 40th year microprocessor!

Intel 4004

Forty years ago, the first microprocessor Intel 4004 was born. Ten years older than the personal computer, the 4004 was not very powerful. It was primarily used to perform simple mathematical operations in a calculator called “Busicom.”

Nowadays, modern microprocessors can perform extremely sophisticated operations in areas such as meteorology, aviation, nuclear physics and engineering, and take up much less space as well as delivering superior performance.
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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Intel, Technology

 

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Mobile Internet on the rise in RP as smartphone use spikes

Mobile Internet usage in the Philippines is growing rapidly on the back of the rising popularity of smartphones, tablets and other non-computer Web-enabled devices.

Mobile Internet revenues of leading wireless operator Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) for example doubled from half a billion last year to P1.1 billion as of September 2011.
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Posted by on November 11, 2011 in Smart Communications

 

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