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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 now globally available

Research in Motion (RIM) announced that the much awaited BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 has been released and is now available for free download. BlackBerry PlayBook users can now download the new version of the OS for a more enhanced tablet experience whether for work or leisure purposes.

“Building on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet’s proven web browsing, multimedia and multitasking strengths, the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 introduces a range of new communications and productivity enhancements as well as expanded app and content support,” said David J. Smith, SVP Mobile Computing, Research In Motion.
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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in Blackberry, RIM (Blackberry), Technology

 

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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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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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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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HP ranked a leader in IDC Managed Print Services MarketScape

HP announced that industry analyst firm IDC has named HP a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print Services 2011 Hardcopy Vendor Analysis Study.

An independent and global provider of IT research, IDC completed its multivendor assessment study and identified that HP Managed Print Services (MPS) continues to maintain market leadership with high scores in strategic direction and offering capabilities.
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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in HP, Technology

 

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Globe offers the best nationwide wireless landline service with Super Homephone

Enjoy the unbeatable perks of your landline phone with Globe Super Home Phone wireless landline which features unlimited local calls, unlimited calls to Globe Landline and DUO, and unlimited calls to mobile numbers in the same network.

Whether you’re home or on-the-go, Globe Super Homephone provides the ultimate accessibility to keep you connected 24/7 to your family and friends.
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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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Nokia is still the leading mobile phone brand owned by most Pinoys

Dharmesh Goshalia, general manager and head of sales for Nokia Philippines

Nokia continues to be on the top of the mobile phone race as a recent survey revealed it is the brand of mobile handset owned by most Filipinos in 2011.

The full results of the survey are disclosed in the Mobile Life 2012 study by TNS, the world’s leading custom research company. Mobile Life is the most comprehensive research on mobile phones that covers 43 markets from North America to Asia to Sub-Saharan Africa, with a total of 34,000 respondents.
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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Nokia, Technology

 

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Schneider Electric names Jeff de Sousa as new VP for IT Business

Jeff de Sousa, New VP for IT Business, Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, announces the appointment of Jeff de Sousa as Vice President for IT Business in the Philippines.

De Sousa brings with him a deep understanding of the IT industry being with APC for 17 years. His vast knowledge and extensive technical and sales experience is key in driving Schneider Electric’s IT business unit towards strategic growth and expanded market leadership in the country.
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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in News, Schneider Electric

 

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