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Globe subscribers to enjoy regular promos during holiday season

Globe Telecom assured that its subscribers will continue to enjoy regular promos during the Christmas and New Year holidays despite the expected surge of calls and text messages during the season.

“We are happy to announce that our existing call and text promos will be available this yuletide season to allow our subscribers to send their greetings to their loved ones their way,” said Atty. Froilan M. Castelo, Head for Corporate and Legal Services Group of Globe. “The Globe network is ready to serve the usual holiday traffic because we understand that consistent connection is very important to our customers during this time. Our technical teams are also on standby 24/7 to ensure that our nationwide coverage is reliable and stable.”
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Posted by on December 23, 2011 in Globe Telecom

 

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All you want for Christmas is a Netphone

If you’re looking for the perfect phone this Christmas, there’s little reason why you shouldn’t go for a Netphone from Smart. From the hardware to the software and from the plans to the packages, the Smart Netphone makes for a great gift for yourself or for your loved ones. Here are some of the reasons why:

It has SmartNet
What sets the Netphone apart from any other smartphone in the world is SmartNet suite of applications. With it, users can enjoy unique services such as Social Feeds which lets you read and post Twitter and Facebook updates for free* and Netphone-to-Netphone messaging which lets you chat with other SmartNet users to your heart’s content.
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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Smart Communications

 

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Canon bags European Product Awards

Imaging leader Canon has received three 2011-2012 European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) awards for being the best products in their categories.

Canon’s EOS 600D DSLR earned European Camera 2011-2012 honors, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM telephoto lens received European Professional Lens and Legria HF M41 got European Camcorder.
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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Canon

 

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Smart keeps teachers abreast with wireless technologies

Smart Access Planning and Engineering Manager Hans Alvarez demonstrates how smartphones are changing the way subscribers use their mobile phones as he discusses Smart’s Technology Roadmap.

Over 70 faculty from 38 of Smart’s partner schools under the Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP) recently attended a technology seminar that gave them an in-depth view of the current technologies now being deployed by the country’s leading wireless services provider to provide wireless communication services.

The teachers, who handle Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) and Information Technology (IT) subjects, appreciated the technology update, saying it now enables them to discuss mobile technologies and network concerns from a more realistic standpoint since they were able to experience it firsthand.
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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Smart Communications

 

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Lenovo’s New Desktops Transform the Way Companies Do Business

Lenovo, the world’s second largest PC maker, today unveiled three new ThinkCentre M series desktop personal computers (PCs) boasting of security, performance and energy efficiency for both large enterprises and smaller businesses.

Based on IDC data, the Philippines recorded in 2Q 2011 the highest PC shipments so far with almost 465,000 units accounting for 190,000 desktops and 274,000 portables. BPOs in the large and very large enterprises segment were responsible for the sequential growth of 8% in overall commercial PC spending.
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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Lenovo

 

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Benedict Hernandez is new the CEO of BPAP

BPAP Board of Trustees announced that Benedict C. Hernandez will be their new President and CEO starting January 2, 2012.

Hernandez has been a stalwart of the Philippine IT-BPO industry having, for more than 10 years, helped establish, manage, and grow leading companies in the sector. Among the positions he has held are Customer Care Manager of Smart Communications, Vice President for Customer Care of Nextel Communications, and Vice President of Philippine Operations of eTelecare. He is currently the BPO Service Delivery Operations Lead of Accenture and the President of the Contact Center Association of the Philippines, and will continue to hold these positions.
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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Technology

 

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2,000 compete in Canon PhotoMarathon

Canon staged its sixth and largest PhotoMarathon with more than 2,000 professional and amateur photographers competing in the final leg of the event at the Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay City.

Jerome Ross Lacbayan of Cainta was declared winner of the DSLR category and received a DSLR EOS 5D Mark II while Jackielou Garcera of Cubao, the top pick in the point-and-shoot level, received a DSLR EOS 600D. Both grand champions were also given round trip tickets to Busan, South Korea.
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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Canon

 

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Canon grants a wish

(From L-R) Canon Marketing (Phils.), Inc. Events Officer Ian Tee, Canon Brand Ambassador Sara Black, Make a Wish Foundation Philippines Vice President Ana Marie Chua, together with Ellaine Castronuevo and her family.

Life for Ellaine Castronuevo has only begun to unfold. Like most 14 year olds, she has only started to get a taste of adolescence. But aside from having to deal with the daily struggles of a teenager, Ellaine has the challenge of defeating her own Goliath.

Ellaine has been diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, a rare type of blood and bone marrow cancer that has also stricken Filipino Rap icon Francis Magalona.
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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Canon

 

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In Manny’s Corner

Manny Pacquiao has proven to be a great champion by taking down numerous fighters with excellent credentials. But even champions need help, especially when up against a powerful foe such as poverty. The pound-for-pound king has found an ally in IT industry champion, RedFox.

Last Sunday, December 4, 2011, at the Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Park, the boxing icon, along with other golfers, participated in an event named The Champ’s Swing: Manny Pacquiao-Fontana Invitational Golf Tournament. This was for the benefit of the Pacquiao Partnership for the Poor Foundation.
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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in RedFox

 

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D-Link introduces DAP-2360 AirPremier N PoE Access Point with Plenum-rated Chassis

D-Link International Pte Ltd, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of networking products recently unveiled the DAP-2360, AirPremier N PoE Access Point with Plenum-rated Chassis. DAP-2360 is the replacement model to one of D-Link’s best selling business type Access Point – DWL-3200AP, which offers higher specifications and better performance. With the support of Gigabit Ethernet interface and wireless transfer rate of up to 300Mbps in 2.4GHz, users are able to connect with legacy 802.11b/g adapters as well as the latest 802.11n adapters to enjoy faster downloads and instant communication.

“The main concern for SMB customer is not just about higher reliability, performance and security, but also how to manage their wireless network easily and effectively,” said Mr Desmond Toh, Marketing Director of D-Link International Pte Ltd. “DAP-2360 provides SMB environments with business-class solution and easy centralized management via D-Link Management tools such as AP Array, AP Manager II and D-View”.
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Posted by on December 16, 2011 in D-Link

 

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