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Globe GCASH launches PowerPay+

GXI President Paolo Baltao (5th from left) together with ACE Insurance CEO & Country President Daniel Daly (6th from left) and SVP & Regional Head A&H Asia Pacific Juan Luis Ortega (4th from left) display the new PowerPay+ kit containing a Globe Prepaid SIM and PowerPay+ ATM Card. With them are from left, ACE Insurance’ AVP & Head A&H Brokerage Woodie Ebron, VP & Head Specialty Personal Lines Moe Hilario, VP & Head A&H Myla Gonzalez,, AVP & Head A&H Direct Marketing Racel Sotto, GXI Technical Head Joanne Avendano, GXI Sales Head Jim Fraginal, GXI Corporate Strategy and Operations Head Ricardo Alair.

Globe Telecom, through its mobile commerce subsidiary G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), has recently launched a first in the industry—a salary disbursement service that is linked to the leading mobile wallet in the Philippines and comes with insurance coverage.

The new GCASH PowerPay+ enables employees to receive their salaries on their mobile phones and withdraw from any of the 9,000 ATMs all over the country using the PowerPay+ ATM Card or cash out their money at any of the 6,000 GCASH outlets nationwide.
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Monster application for BlackBerry smartphones puts job search at your fingertips anywhere, anytime

Monster.com.ph, one of the leading providers of online career and recruitment solutions, recently launched the Monster mobile application for BlackBerry smartphones, empowering employers and jobseekers while they are on the move. The free new app is now available for download on BlackBerry App World.

Elaborating on the launch, Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, Monster.com (India/ Middle East/ South East Asia) said, “We are excited to launch the Monster application on the BlackBerry platform. The significant reach and popularity of BlackBerry smartphones provides us an ideal platform to reach out to both jobseekers and employers who want access to Monster.com.ph from their handset. The launch of this application is a step further toward expanding the Monster Mobile Solutions portfolio. Keeping innovation at the heart of all our initiatives, our new mobile application for BlackBerry smartphones caters to the mobile, tech-savvy working population.
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Blackberry, Technology

 

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TELUS International Philippines partners with Asia Pacific College for TELUS International University

Asia Pacific College President Dr. Paulino Tan and TELUS International Philippines President Jeff Uthoff shake hands during the ceremonial contract signing held at TELUS Market! Market!

Top call center and outsourcing services provider TELUS International Philippines (TIP) has signed a new partnership with Asia Pacific College (APC) for TELUS International University (TIU).

TIP and APC formalized their partnership with a ceremonial memorandum of agreement signing at TELUS Market! Market!, Taguig City. The event was attended by TIP president Jeff Uthoff, APC president Dr. Paulino Tan, top officials of APC and the TIU team.
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Technology, Telus

 

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Huawei CEO, MVP discuss modernization of Smart cellular network

Eric Xu, Vice Chair and CEO of Huawei recently met with PLDT and Smart Communications Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan to discuss the progress of the ongoing modernization of Smart’s mobile phone network, which company officials say is entering its final phases and will be completed by mid-2012. Huawei is one of the world’s top three leading global providers of commercial telecom networks, that Smart has tapped for the total overhaul of its cellular network. The other two are Nokia Siemens Network and Ericsson. Huawei is handling the modernization of Smart’s network in the Visayas, Mindanao and Bicol regions. This involves the replacement of existing radio base station equipment with state-of-the-art facilities that enable Smart to expand its 3G network and rapidly deploy fourth-generation (4G) mobile phone technologies such as HSPA+ and Long Term Evolution (LTE). Aside from extending the reach and speed of its mobile Internet services, Smart’s modernization program will also strengthen its voice call and SMS services and raise the overall quality of its services.
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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Smart, DOT make history with history

(from left) MyCebu.ph Editor Max Limpag, Smart Public Affairs Group Head Ramon Isberto and Cebu City Council Tourism Committee Chairperson Margot Osmeña display the Cebu Guide Book on various mobile devices before the Heritage of Cebu Monument in Cebu City during the launch. With them are (from left) (L-R) MyCebu.ph Editor Marlen Limpag, PLDT Cebu Operations Assistant Vice President Bong Lintag, Department of Tourism Central Visayas Director Rowena Montecillo, Heritage Interpreter Ka Bino Guerrero and Smart Public Affairs VisMin Head Maria Jane Paredes.

Quick Response Codes or simply known as “QR Codes” are barcode-like images commonly found on billboards and on print ads. Using a smartphone with a compatible QR Code app, passersby can easily access additional information about a product or a service by capturing the QR Code with their phone camera.

In a developing country such as the Philippines, however, QR codes have found a less conventional, yet more meaningful use.  With a little help from the Department of Tourism (DOT), wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), and travel website MyCebu.ph, domestic tourism is going online in real time.
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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