Daily Archives: May 14, 2012

Globe tapped for internet service for 45th ADB Governors’ Meeting

Globe Telecom, a subsidiary of conglomerate Ayala Corporation, powered the telecommunication requirements for the 45th Governors’ Meeting of the Asian Development Bank, which was held recently in Manila for the first time in over a decade. The telecommunication service of Globe was part of the total support of Ayala Corporation as a Gold Sponsor of the four-day meet of the ADB’s highest policy-making body.

The 45th annual meeting gathered a record number of over 5,000 delegates, including finance ministers, central bank governors from the ADB’s 67-member countries; top-level government officials and other key policymakers from other countries; business leaders, investors and academics. Civil society representatives and media also attended in record numbers. Read the rest of this entry »

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REDFOX Supports Manny Many Prizes in Fulfilling Dreams

REDFOX, a global Filipino hardware brand, believes in redefining lives and widening horizons through technological innovation. Recently, it had another chance to demonstrate this through its renewed partnership with Manny Pacquiao as one of the sponsors of his weekly game show Manny Many Prizes last May 5, 2012, at the San Andres Bukid Sports Complex.

This particular episode witnessed the heart-warming tale of an 11-year old boy named Leandro Salva, the 4th child of 9 siblings. He wrote to one of the show’s segments called Dear Ninong in order to give his disabled father, Zaldy, a small business that can help them rise above poverty. His mother was doing laundry to augment the family’s income. The eldest had to stop schooling to help his family. The second child, on the other hand, who wanted to become a teacher someday, had to find a job so that she can pursue her studies on her own. Read the rest of this entry »

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Smart expands service channels in Mindanao

Stepping up its efforts to bring services closer to its growing subscriber base in Mindanao, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) recently inaugurated in Cotabato City the region’s first Accredited Sales Center (ASC), a new service channel where subscribers can conveniently transact business, make inquiries, and pay their bills.

Operated by Smart’s trading partners, ASCs complement the existing network of about 100 Smart Stores – 15 of which are in Mindanao – and 4,700 Smart Money Centers nationwide. Read the rest of this entry »

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Smart enhances Power Plug-It, Always On Packages

A more powerful Plug-It

With speeds of up to 7.2Mbps, the new Smart Bro Power Plug-It is the fastest 3G dongle available in the market today. It uses the same intelligent dashboard which allows users to check their balance, make voice calls, and send text messages via the easy-to-understand user interface.

And just like the original Power Plug-It, the new Power Plug-It requires absolutely no installation for both Mac and PC users. Simply insert the device into an available USB port and it’s ready to go. Read the rest of this entry »

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JCI-Manila partners with Smart, IdeaSpace, Microsoft to boost start-up culture in Mapua

For two Saturdays in May, participating students, teachers and alumni from the Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT) will work together to develop innovative technology ideas that may have the potential for commercial success.

Dubbed as the JCI-MIT Technopreneurship Bootcamp, the event aims to promote the spirit of technology entrepreneurship or technopreneurship among the academe. The event is organized by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Manila in partnership with the MIT.

IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc. (IdeaSpace), Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Microsoft Philippines (Microsoft) are the industry partners for the event. Read the rest of this entry »

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HP Revolutionizes Enterprise Customer Support for the Cloud Era

HP today announced the industry’s first IT support services architected for multivendor, converged and cloud environments, helping enterprises address problems before they occur, realize 95-percent first-time resolution rates and resolve unplanned downtime issues up to 66 percent faster.(1)The new Always On Support Services from HP integrate the intelligent technologies built into the HP Converged Infrastructure with innovative services to deliver a modern support experience for today’s complex IT environments.

Legacy support services offer a break/fix model for an individual piece of equipment in a single technology silo. However, that equipment is likely part of a virtualized, multivendor or cloud environment with interdependencies across the IT infrastructure, adding a level of complexity to operations. Read the rest of this entry »

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International group Jump Smokers live in Manila

Filipino-American talent, DJ Flipside and Reydon, of the international music group, Jump Smokers, are set to perform at the Nokia Lumia Launch on May 18 at Bonifacio High Street Central. L to R: DJ Flipside, Johnny Digital, Reydon, and Roman of Jump Smokers.

Get pumped up with the music of international group Jump Smokers who will be coming to Manila this month to perform at the Nokia Lumia launch in the Philippines.

Jump Smokers first caught the ear of American dance music fans with their official remixes of songs by pop artists including Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Usher, Jessie J., Pitbull and P!nk. The group is also known for producing a remix of Mariah Carey’s “Obsessed,” which was included in her worldwide album release “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.” Later on, they were even commissioned to make 12 more tracks for the American songstress’ remix album series. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Perfect Back-To-School Gadget: The Lenovo IdeaPad S110

Lenovo’s latest laptop offering, the IdeaPad S110 netbook, is the ideal laptop for students who are looking for flexibility and portability at a reasonable price.

The IdeaPad S110 is very easy to carry around— it’s only 0.63 inches thin and weighs only 1.15kgs. Whether you’re taking public transport or walking from one classroom to another, you’ll have an easy time carrying this netbook inside your backpack! It’s also designed with a 98% full size chiclet keyboard with rounded Accutype keys and comes with a 10.1-inch High Definition display. Whenever you’re writing reports or browsing the web, you’ll never miss any detail with the IdeaPad S110’s HD display. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ericsson invites Filipinos to participate in Historic Worldwide Photo Event

Ericsson is the founding partner in the “A Day in the World” photography project, which aims to document moments from all parts of the world by professional and amateur photographers alike. The photographs will be collected online and later saved in the national archives of participating countries.

Together with Expressions of Humankind, a Sweden-based foundation who is behind the projct, Ericsson invites everyone on May 15, 2012, to take photographs to illustrate the energy of one single day.

This resulting gigantic photo collection will be given direction, structure and context, making it a relevant portrait of today, for tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

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SkyCable, Global Destiny MOA signing

Destiny Cable Inc (DCI), Solid Broadband Corporation (SBC), and Uni-Cable TV Inc (UNI) have recently forged an agreement with Sky Cable Corporation (SKY), to further improve the services provided to their Destiny cable television and MyDestiny broadband internet subscribers. The agreement entails the sale of the cable TV and broadband internet assets and subscribers of DCI, SBC, and UNI to SKY.

Mr David Lim, President of DCI, SBC, and UNI, said “, The pay TV and broadband markets require continuous significant investments, if we are to keep up with our major competitors, particularly the direct-to-home satellite (DTH) and telco companies. We are gratified by the loyalty of our Destiny Cable subscribers and MyDestiny broadband subscribers all these years, and would always want to give them the best products and services possible. However, we realized that this will entail resources, for digitizing our cable network and expanding our broadband services, that we do not have. We believe our agreement with SKY will allow subscribers to enjoy the benefits of the latest technologies.” Read the rest of this entry »

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