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HP claims success against counterfeit printing supplies in Philippines

HP announced the seizure of more than 6,400 counterfeit supplies in the cities of Cebu, Talisay, Mandaue, Bacolod and Angeles. This seizure was conducted by local police teams in Cebu, Bacolod and Angeles between July and September 2012. The authorities seized more than 3,500 counterfeit ink cartridges, close to 2,750 counterfeit toner cartridges and close to 150 various packaging components used to make counterfeit HP cartridges. Eight individuals were arrested and will be subject to criminal prosecution.

HP collaborated with local law enforcement to make this action possible. HP vigorously defends its brand and intellectual property for Original HP supplies by engaging in industry-leading anti-counterfeiting practices to combat the fraudulent manufacture, distribution and sale of counterfeit HP supplies products. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in HP, Technology


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Smart, DOT make history with history

(from left) Editor Max Limpag, Smart Public Affairs Group Head Ramon Isberto and Cebu City Council Tourism Committee Chairperson Margot Osmeña display the Cebu Guide Book on various mobile devices before the Heritage of Cebu Monument in Cebu City during the launch. With them are (from left) (L-R) Editor Marlen Limpag, PLDT Cebu Operations Assistant Vice President Bong Lintag, Department of Tourism Central Visayas Director Rowena Montecillo, Heritage Interpreter Ka Bino Guerrero and Smart Public Affairs VisMin Head Maria Jane Paredes.

Quick Response Codes or simply known as “QR Codes” are barcode-like images commonly found on billboards and on print ads. Using a smartphone with a compatible QR Code app, passersby can easily access additional information about a product or a service by capturing the QR Code with their phone camera.

In a developing country such as the Philippines, however, QR codes have found a less conventional, yet more meaningful use.  With a little help from the Department of Tourism (DOT), wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), and travel website, domestic tourism is going online in real time.
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Smart Communications, Technology


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