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Daily Archives: July 24, 2012

Hunt It, Scan It, Win It. Samsung Galaxy S III takes You to a New Reality

The excitingly intuitive Samsung GALAXY S III smart phone, the latest technological innovation from global consumer electronics giant Samsung, challenges tech enthusiasts and gadget lovers everywhere to re-evaluate the way technology enhances and enriches their lives with its unique, user-centric “designed for humans” philosophy. It’s a phone so intelligent and intuitive, it understands what users want to do, making connecting, sharing, and living as seamless and effortless as possible, reshaping the way they see the reality of cutting-edge technology.
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How techie are Pinoy kids

Cartoon Network, the leading kids’ entertainment channel, recently conducted a study called New Generations 2012 which provided insights on Filipino kids’ lifestyle preferences.

A relevant component of the study focuses on the attitudes of young Filipinos today towards technology, revealing that 99% of kids today still watch the television. The survey also showed that the top favorite online activity of young Pinoys is playing online games, with more kids preferring this compared to social networking or homework.
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Volvo’s world-first City Safety technology further upgraded

Volvo introduces a pioneering preventive safety technology in 2008 called City Safety. This Volvo world-first technology was introduced as standard with the Volvo XC60 which helped reduced risk of rear-end collisions between a car and a Volvo.

Studies showed that 75 percent of all reported collisions take place at speeds of up to 30kph. In half of these cases the driver has not braked at all before the collision, mainly due to distraction. In these cases, City Safety could make a crucial difference. The Volvo City Safety System helps in completely avoiding collisions at low speed or at least substantially mitigating the consequences. City Safety works with a laser sensor in the upper portion of the windscreen. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Automotive, Volvo

 

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Microsoft announces Imagine Cup 2012 Winners

Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the 10th annual Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition, honoring student technology innovations that address the world’s toughest problems. The winning Software Design project developed by Ukrainian Team quadSquad allows deaf individuals to communicate verbally using custom-designed sensory gloves and a smartphone application to translate sign language gestures into speech. Games focused on the environment from Thailand team TANG Thai and math education from U.S. team Drexel Dragons won the two Game Design competitions.
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Autodesk signs agreement to acquire Socialcam

Autodesk Inc.,  a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Socialcam for a purchase price of approximately $60 Million. Socialcam is a popular mobile social video capture, editing and sharing app and service that was launched in 2011. This transaction is expected to close in Autodesk’s third quarter of fiscal 2013 (which ends on October 31, 2012) and is subject to customary closing conditions.
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HP CloudSystem Solutions for APJ

HP CloudSystem Solutions are designed for organizations in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) to help facilitate cloud adoption and simplify deployment to enhance business innovation and agility.

According to an HP-commissioned study by IDG Research, reducing the time required to provision new applications is an imperative for 78 percent of respondents. The IT decision makers surveyed believe that speeding application delivery time will improve responsiveness to customer demands, reduce time-to-market and provide faster access to real-time information.
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Cisco Appoints New Leader for Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China Region


Cisco announced recently that Jaime Valleìs has been appointed as the company’s new leader for Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China (APJC). Valleìs takes over from Edzard Overbeek who was recently appointed head of Cisco’s Global Services business. Owen Chan will remain chairman and CEO of Cisco’s Greater China theater.

Valleìs was previously the senior vice president of Cisco’s Latin America theater and has a strong track record of success in emerging countries, turning Latin America into one of Cisco’s fastest growing regions since he joined the company in 2007. With more than 20 years of leadership experience in the IT industry, Valleìs brings to APJC a broad understanding of Cisco’s strategic direction and unique experience in effectively driving growth in both developed and emerging countries.
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“Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China represent a huge opportunity for future growth and innovation for Cisco. This internal appointment demonstrates the great strength and depth of the Cisco leadership talent across the world. Jaime is a great leader with a wealth of experience, passion and outstanding skills in building and leading teams, creating and executing strategic business plans and forging strong relationships built on trust and integrity,” said Rob Lloyd, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Cisco.

Prior to Cisco, Valleìs was president of Sun Microsystems Latin America for seven years, and president of Sun Microsystems Mexico before that. He also previously held senior leadership positions at IBM.

 
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