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Nokia calls on music enthusiasts to join regional ringtones contest

Would you like your own composition to be featured in millions of Nokia phones around the world?

You now have the chance as Nokia, the global leader in mobile communicaitons, launches Regional Ringtones, Designed by You, a regional crowdsourcing competition for people to create ringtones that are relevant to their specific regions.

Nokia believes in the importance of a thriving local music culture while providing locally relevant content to its customers around the world.  Nokia prides itself on maintaining this principle and drive over the years, and now Nokia is empowering everyone to have a shot at creating these ringtones for themselves, and giving participants a unique opportunity to have their work featured on millions of Nokia handsets.
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Posted by on March 30, 2012 in Nokia

 

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Filipino Teachers make history in Microsoft Regional Education Forum

(L-R) Khristian Kikuchi, Dean, Malayan Colleges of Laguna; Noemi Bagayaua, Elementary Teacher, Cembo Elementary School together with the three Microsoft Philippines Regional Forum winners Shateen Seraña (3rd from left), Tuan Datu Hadji Abdulla Niño Memorial High School, Zamboanga; Edalyn Olis, Lala National High School, Lanao del Norte; Michelle Casio, Education Lead, Microsoft Philippines; and Estelito Mendoza, Baguio National High School during Microsoft Regional Education Forum in Auckland, New Zealand

Besting 60 teachers from all over Asia Pacific, three Filipinos emerged victorious in this year’s Partners in Learning Regional Education Forum conducted by Microsoft in Auckland, New Zealand. This is the first in the history of the Regional Forum that all the representatives of the country win.

Participated in by 14 countries, 63 teachers competed for one country winner each and six categories namely Extended Learning Beyond the Classroom; Collaboration; Knowledge Building & Critical Thinking; Innovation in Challenging Contexts; Cutting Edge Use of Microsoft Technology for Learning; and Educators’ Choice. This forum aims to drive collaboration among educators and school leaders in promoting innovative programs.
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Trend Micro recognizes Affinity Platinum Partners in 2012 Partner Day

(Front L-R) Mr. Alfred Tong, Managing Director , Equicom Inc., Mr. Goh Chee Hoh, Managing Director—Asia South Region, Trend Micro, Mr. Eugene Ang, Vice President, Creative Technologies, (Back, L-R) Mr. Peter Lingatong, VMWare group Head, Equicom Inc., Mr. Jefferson Lat, Country Sales Manager, Trend Micro, Mr Jacob Dy, Vice President, Creative Technologies and Mr. Jefferson Dy, Vice President, Creative Technologies.

Leading cloud security provider Trend Micro recently recognized two of the biggest names in the local IT distribution industry as their Affinity Platinum Partners—Creative Technologies Inc. and Equicom Inc. The Affinity Platinum Partnership enables Trend Micro to provide support, resources, and rewards to build stronger relationships with its partners.

“Creative Technologies and Equicom are two companies that have been partners with Trend Micro Philippines for long a long time . They helped us expand our customer base while maintaining existing ones.They are key in elevating our success, which is why we are honoring them in our 2012 Partner Day. We are looking forward to working with them in the coming years as we continue our mission of securing our customers’ journey to the cloud,” said Jefferson Lat, Trend Micro-Philippines country sales manager. “Moreover, we’re working towards having more recognized partners like Creative Technologies and Equicom in the future,” Lat added.

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Posted by on March 30, 2012 in Trend Micro

 

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Globe is exclusive carrier of Lumia 800 smartphone

Globe Telecom announced that it is the exclusive Philippine carrier of Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia’s latest smartphone device that runs on the Windows platform, featuring Internet Explorer 9, free maps and voice-guided navigation services, and free image and file storage.

Globe subscribers can avail of the Nokia Lumia 800 for only P1,499* a month, complete with unlimited mobile browsing and the most affordable call and text freebies that are changeable monthly**. With Globe My Super Plan Unli Surf Combo, the country’s only customizable unlimited data plan, Globe provides users with uninterrupted surfing, their gadget of choice, monthly load, and freebies all in one subscription. The Nokia Lumia 800 is also offered at minimum cash-out for lower plans.
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Posted by on March 30, 2012 in Globe Telecom, Nokia

 

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Half of SMBs believe they are immune to targeted cyberattacks, failing to implement basic internet safeguards

Symantec Corp. recently announced the global findings of its 2011 SMB Threat Awareness Poll, which revealed that while awareness is high, SMBs don’t consider themselves targets of cyberattacks. As a result, they are not implementing the proper safeguards to protect their information. The SMB Threat Awareness Poll examined the awareness levels of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) regarding the dangers of security threats, and how well they are prepared to defend against them.

“Cybercriminals do not choose their targets based on the size of the business. They are seeking confidential information for financial gains and SMBs are increasingly appealing targets when their guard is down,” said Luichi Robles, senior country manager, Symantec Philippines. “While many SMBs know the dangers of cyberattacks, many of them don’t recognize they themselves are at risk.”
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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Symantec

 

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Globe $700-M network modernization to support old and new mobile technologies

Old and new subscribers of Globe Telecom can expect better and improved call, text, and data services under the massive $700-million network modernization program which the country’s leading telecommunications company is currently undertaking.

Globe President and CEO Ernest L. Cu also allayed fears that the network change-out to 4G will impact subscribers using older technology devices.
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HP named “2012 Color Printer Line of the Year”

HP Imaging & Printing Group’s Asia-Pacific Director for Consumer and Inkjet & Web Solutions, Jacob-T Jacob (center), receives Buyers Lab’s top accolade - “2012 Color Printer Line of the Year” - with Barry Jin (right), HP Imaging & Printing Group’s Asia-Pacific Manager for LaserJet & Enterprise Solutions, from BLI Managing Director John Donnelly (left).

HP reaffirmed its leadership in imaging and printing with the highest number of Winter 2012 Pick awards received from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), including the highly prestigious “Color Printer Line of the Year” award for the third time since 2008.

The latest BLI “Color Printer Line of the Year” award validates HP’s track record of offering superior color printing devices. HP also received seven additional awards from BLI for energy efficiency, superior color and robust performance in the “Winter 2012 Pick of the Year” awards.
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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in HP

 

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