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Daily Archives: May 15, 2012

D-Link introduces Cloud Camera DCS-5222L with HD Wireless N Pan and Tilt Infrared

D-Link International Pte Ltd, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of networking products today expanded its award-winning mydlink-enabled IP camera line to include the D-Link® Cloud Camera(DCS-5222L) offering pan/tilt capabilities and automatic day/night viewing, and the Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera (DCS-942L) featuring a microSD slot for Motion detect triggered snapshot. Joining D-Link’s portfolio of products bringing Cloud Services to the home network, the Cloud Camera enable consumers to remotely access live video feeds on any desktop via them mydlink.com portal or on-the-go with an iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ device with the mydlink app

“We are constantly working to enhance the features and capabilities of mydlink-enabled cameras and the mydlink.com portal to help people easily stay connected to new little ones, a pet, or valued possessions while they’re away,” said Mr Desmond Toh, Marketing Director of D-Link International Pte Ltd. “From HD video streams and remote control of the camera’s view with the pan/tilt Cloud Camera DCS-5222L, to local recording of snapshots with the microSD slot on the Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera, DCS-942L, the latest mydlink™ cameras give consumers added control and peace of mind 24/7.” Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Go Play Your Way with Globe Prepaid: Sarah, Gerald and Vice show you how

Sarah Geronimo, Gerald Anderson and Vice Ganda are all in full swing these days. Sarah is the country’s popstar princess, with her legion of fans following her every move – from her chart-topping songs, sold out concerts and performances, to her blockbuster movies. Gerald has blossomed into becoming today’s ultimate drama prince and most sought-after leading man, with a number of hit TV series and films under his belt. Vice is the Philippines’ Phenomenal Star, with his comedy starrer ‘Praybeyt Benjamin’ being named as the highest grossing Filipino movie of all time, not to mention his much-talked about variety show that trends in Twitter on a weekly basis.

While they have different stories to tell and lives to share with their supporters, these showbiz luminaries definitely dreamed big to have things their way. Like Sarah, Gerald, and Vice Ganda, you too can have things your way just by being Globe-connected. For the first time ever, Globe Prepaid allows you to go play and make your own prepaid promo bundled with text, call, and mobile browsing services available in different prices and validity periods, giving you the flexibility to design your promo that’s fit for your needs. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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BSA global study finds 57% of computer users admit using pirated software

Fifty seven percent of computer users globally admit they have acquired pirated software, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) reported today in the 2011 BSA Global Software Piracy Study. Some users say they pirate all or most of the time. Others say they do it occasionally or rarely. The net effect was to fuel a software piracy rate of 70 percent last year in the Philippines, up from 69% in 2010, which means 7 out of 10 programs that users installed were unlicensed. The commercial value of this piracy was US$338 million (approximately PHP14.6 billion).

“If 57 percent of consumers admitted they shoplift — even rarely —authorities would react by increasing police patrols and penalties. Software piracy demands a similar response: concerted public education and vigorous law enforcement,” said Roland Chan, BSA Senior Director for Marketing in Asia Pacific. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Smart honored at VMobile’s Victor Awards

Smart Communications, Inc. [Smart], represented by its Key Accounts team, was recognized by VMobile Technologies, Inc. for being a major corporate partner during the Victor Awards held recently at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. VMobile has been promoting and selling Smart’s prepaid products as an accredited business partner since 2008.

In the photo are Smart Key Accounts Head Manuel Martin Perez [back row, third from right], Senior Key Accounts Manager Gladyss Gozar [front row, center], Key Accounts Sales Manager Albert Tan Nery [back row, third from left], and managers from Smart’s Sales and Distribution Group.

 
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Mobile Internet on the rise in RP, says Smart

Mobile Internet usage in the Philippines is growing rapidly, on the back of attractive smartphone offers bundled with mobile data.

First quarter mobile Internet revenues of leading wireless operator Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), for example, rose 71%, as reported by parent company Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT).

According to Chief Wireless Advisor Orlando B. Vea, the explosive increase in mobile Internet usage among Smart’s subscribers was driven in the first quarter mainly by a “solid portfolio of postpaid data plans bundled with best-in-class smartphones”.

Smart launched in the first quarter its limited-edition Data Plan 1000, which bundled free calls, SMS, and mobile Internet, with a choice from a slew of ‘power’ smartphones from all the top manufacturers, at discounted and amortized prices. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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IP-Converge partners with Appcore (US) to bring new Cloud offering to PH business

Internet data center operator and cloud services provider IP-Converge, recently announced its partnership with US-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company Appcore, to deliver cloud hosting services in the country and the region out of its telco-grade, carrier-neutral data center facility.

The solution is a secure, virtual facility that provides IT departments with the hosted environment required to develop and run proprietary or licensed business applications. It incorporates hardware, software, networking, and support into a single integrated system providing Infrastructure, Platform, and Software as-a-Service — the first of its kind in the Philippines. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Study shows Market Potential for mobile broadband, video and mobile Internet services in Philippines

  • Market survey reveals 70% of the youth segment nationwide have knowledge of and use the Internet
  • Half of market study respondents perceive Internet to provide opportunities and generate more income, while 60% perceive the mobile phone as a business enabler
  • Consumers expressed strong willingness to pay for better quality of voice and Internet access

A recent market study conducted by Ericsson ConsumerLab shows that Philippine consumers perceive Internet connectivity to bring business opportunities and income, and that there is strong willingness to pay for better mobile and Internet services and access.
In a country with a mobile penetration rate of around 97% based on operator data, the study also reveals that subscribers have flagged the following as areas for improvement: network accessibility, quality of coverage and service, and stability as well as speed for Internet service.

While it is primarily the youth segment (mobile consumers aged 18-25) that appears to be most familiar with the Internet and with the benefits that connectivity can bring, Vishnu Singh, Regional Head of ConsumerLab for Ericsson in the Southeast Asia and Oceania region, reveals that “from the data we have gathered in our study, it seems there is a strong demand for Internet connectivity in the Philippines, particularly for mobile broadband. 66% of non-internet users are interested in using a internet related service on a mobile phone.” Read the rest of this entry »

 
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