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Globe @Talk2Globe finalist in ‘Oscars for Twitter’

The Shorty Awards recently announced the finalists in its annual worldwide search for the best in social media where Globe Telecom is shortlisted to win one of the top awards.
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Posted by on April 3, 2013 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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Facebook logged over 1 billion users in 2012, 680M access on mobile

Facebook remains to be one of the world’s top social networking sites after breaching the 1 billion user base worldwide in 2012.
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Posted by on March 20, 2013 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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Chikka celebrates 10 years of ‘Catextism’

10 years of inspiration. Up to Php 200k and instant load for prizes.
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Posted by on March 20, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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Globe mobile browsing segment on the rise, grows 55% in revenues

Revenues swell to P3.1 billion in 2012
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Posted by on March 15, 2013 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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Globe warns customers: Don’t interact with fake customer service reps on Twitter

Globe Telecom recently issued a public advisory on Twitter to interact only with its authorized Globe Community Managers.  The warning came after the telco giant uncovered the proliferation of impostor Twitter accounts posing as its customer service representatives that impersonate Globe Community Managers and try to elicit personal data from Globe subscribers or urge them to switch to its rival network.  The fake accounts went up in the popular networking site a few days after Globe made public its new service team to support Talk2Globe, the official Globe service channel on Twitter and Facebook.

“It’s a shameful act that certainly does not have the best interest of the public in mind,” said Peter Bithos, Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business. “We would like to assure our customers that Globe has taken the necessary steps to curb this and protect them from fraudsters.  We filed a report to Twitter and have successfully brought down and removed the fake accounts,” added Bithos.

The impostors will pose as Globe online specialists @PeejOfGlobe and @KenOfGlobe, copying the official Globe Twitter handles or layouts, and misleading Globe subscribers into transacting with them through Twitter for customer service requirements.  The fake accounts would even encourage Globe subscribers to avail of rival network services instead.

The impostor @PeejGlobe for example, tweets to Globe subscribers “We suggest to shift to the rival network as they have more stocks than us,” or “hi maybe kulang ka sa dokumento we suggest you try sundroid or iphone 5 (name of other network).”  @KenOfGl0be on the other hand tries to obtain personal information from subscribers through messages like “What is your location so we can refer this issue to our technical teams.”

Impersonating a Twitter account is tantamount to stealing personal information which is a violation of the provisions under Republic Act 10173, otherwise known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012. The law was specifically created to protect the fundamental human right of privacy of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth.

Bithos said, “Aside from violating an existing Philippine law, this unethical act also goes against the self-regulatory discipline that allowed social media and social networking sites to flourish.  Die-hard Netizens will not tolerate this.”

Despite these attempts to undermine customer assistance in Globe, Bithos was confident this will not have an impact on the company’s growth momentum. “We continue to focus in taking up market share despite a very challenging market.  Particularly for our Postpaid business, our numbers are fantastic – double-digit growth in subscribers year on year.  Globe Postpaid subscribers are now over 1.7 million, increasing 19% as of end 2012. We keep the momentum strong and continue to come up with even better product offerings in true challenger spirit,” Bithos explains.

Globe recently reported record gains in consolidated service revenues with P82.7B as of December 31, 2012, 6% above previous year’s level. Its mobile revenues were placed at P67.2, up 6% YoY while yearend subscriber base was at 33.1 million.

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2013 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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Facebook and Nokia partner to increase connections on-the-go


Facebook and Nokia have announced an innovation with the introduction of a built-in Facebook button available on the new Nokia Asha 205.

Introduced recently, the Nokia Asha 205 is the first Nokia phone that includes a dedicated Facebook button, designed for people who want the fastest, one-click access to popular Facebook features.
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Posted by on December 11, 2012 in Nokia, Technology

 

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Welcome 2013 with a blast with Nokia’s Year-end Blowout

Still thinking of fun and exciting ways to celebrate and welcome the new year? Join Nokia’s year-end blowout and get a chance to enjoy over P2,000,000 worth of prizes and experience your best year-end celebration yet.

To qualify, simply buy any Nokia Asha Touch smartphone (Nokia Asha 305, Asha 306, Asha 309 or Asha 311) from participating Nokia Stores and authorized retail outlets. Remember to get an official receipt as it will be used to register your purchase online.
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Posted by on November 15, 2012 in Nokia, Technology

 

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How to protect your child from cyberbullies

FROM hate pages to extreme humiliation on the digital space, cyberbullying has caused severe stress, depression and anxiety among today’s youth.

While it is more prevalent in the US, cyberbullying has started creeping among Filipino children and teens at an alarming rate.

With the high penetration rate of Filipino kids on the Internet, the risk of cyberbullying is also heightened. Eight out of 10 Filipino children (82%) access the Internet weekly while more than a third (37%) are daily Internet users. Seventy three per cent (73%) of Filipino teens  have online social profiles as of 2010.
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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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Lenovo’s IdeaPad UltrabooksTM sashay down the runway

Lenovo recently announced its latest contribution to the PC + [1] era with the incredibly thin and light and ultra-responsive computing devices – the IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabook™. Sleek and chic, the Ultrabooks combine the best features of traditional laptops with the power of the new 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, large storage capacity, richly resonant audio, fast boot up, instant resume and prolonged battery life.

Koh Kong Meng, Regional General Manager, Lenovo ASEAN, said: “Lenovo Ultrabooks are a game changer. The introduction of the IdeaPad U310 and U410 today marks the milestone where Ultrabooks become mainstream. We are the company that can offer the widest range of Ultrabooks, from entry level up to premium, from consumers to corporate, to suit the different needs of our customers. Never before have we been able to package so many smart advancements in style, design and user experience together at once, and most importantly, at an affordable price. We simply make great ‘Do Machines’ that power great companies, great individuals and great ideas.”

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Posted by on June 6, 2012 in Lenovo

 

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Advisory for the Youth Campaign

Stand to win amazing prizes including tickets to Rhythm with Nature featuring performances by international Grammy Award-winning pop superstar Jason Mraz and talented songbird Corrine May held during the opening weekend of the new Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, a Sony NEX-F3 camera, a Sony Mobile Xperia Sola phone, a Cyber-Shot WX100 camera, as well as up to USD$1,000 in cash – simply by submitting your best outdoor photos through Sony’s Facebook page.

Sony is running a Facebook photo contest entitled ‘Like Creativity, Love Sony’ to encourage youths to better connect with their friends, and to relive some of life’s most precious memories through photos and Sony. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2012 in Sony

 

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