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KakaoTalk: Connect Better Across the Globe

Posted by: Maria on: December 11, 2014

KakaoTalk: Connect Better

KakaoTalk: Connect Better. Image from the KakaoTalk FB Page.

From Korea to the world, KakaoTalk is now a major messenger app in the international market. Currently, KakaoTalk has more than 158 million registered members from 196 countries.

In his speech about the evolving digital era the social media networks, US President Barack Obama mentioned KakaoTalk. In 2011, CNET chose KakaoTalk as the Number 1 Free SMS App. It also won the Red Gerring Asia Top 100 Award in 2012 and is nominated as a finalist for the Global Mobile Awards in 2014 for the Most Innovative App Category. The World Economic Forum has named KakaoTalk as a Technology Pioneer.

The KakaoTalk App is available in iOS, Android, and Windows OS. And it is offered in 15 different languages: Korean, English, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Turkish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Vietnamese, Russian, and Arabic.

KakaoTalk, however, is not just a messaging app. It is also a social platform that has digital content, a platform for marketing and commerce, and games.
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Lazada Online Revolution 2014

Posted by: Maria on: December 5, 2014

Lazada Online Revolution 2014

Lazada Online Revolution 2014

Online shopping is the most convenient way to check off everything in your holiday list. Lazada is the biggest online mall in Southeast Asia, boasting of large inventory for products in many categories inlcuding mobile phones, tablets, PCs and laptops.

In time for the holidays, Lazada.com.ph will be having their biggest annual shopping event on December 12, 2014, the Lazada Online Revolution 2014. Starting at 12 midnight, there will be discounts, deals, and amazing offers from partner brands. These will all take place at http://www.Lazada.com.ph/Online-Revolution.
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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Available with Smart Infinity

Posted by: Maria on: November 21, 2014

iPhone 6 now available via Smart Infinity

iPhone 6 available via Smart Infinity

Smart Infinity, Smart Telecommunications’ exclusive service for VIP postpaid subscribers has just made owning an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus easier and better.

The iPhone 6 boasts of a 1 GB RAM, a 4.7 inch Retina HD display with 1334×750 pixel resolution, and an 8MP iSight camera. It is available with 16 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB memory.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 6 Plus also has a 1 GB RAM, a 5.5 inch Retina HS display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution, and an 8MP iSight camera with optical image stabilization.

iPhone 6 plus Gold available via Smart Infinity

iPhone 6 Plus Gold available via Smart Infinity

Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are available FREE with the Smart Infinity Aspire Plan 3500, the Prestige Plan 5000, and the Premium Plan 8000.
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HP Offers Lifetime Warranty 2.0

Posted by: Maria on: August 23, 2013

On August 22, 2013, HP announced an offering that is the first of its kind in the industry. HP will now provide networking customers 24/7 support for three years. And that’s at no additional cost for remote support anytime, anywhere.

Hewlett-Packard

Hewlett-Packard

HP already has a lifetime warranty industry leadership. The new HP Lifetime Warranty 2.0 adds round-the-clock phone support for HP FlexCampus, HP FlexBranch, and other small business products for up to three years. All these benefits are included in the purchase price of the covered products.

Rob Enderle, principal analyst of the Enderle Group shares “Networks today require around-the-clock support to prevent outages or downtime. Business continuity is essential, and with Lifetime Warranty 2.0, HP is the first to add 24/7 phone support to its existing next-day hardware replacement agreement. HP is leading the industry with new enhancements for customers that are looking to contain costs and assure network uptime.”

Also included in the HP Lifetime Warranty 2.0 package is next-business-day hardware replacement for fans and power supplies and technical support and free software downloads for the life of the product.

HP also offers a comprehensive portfolio of additional services for customers. This includes:

  • HP Proactive Care prevents downtime and addresses problems before they arise.
  • HP design, validate and deploy services give customers access to networking experts, enabling them to define the right solution and get it up and running quickly.

According to Ryan Guadalquiver, managing director and general manager of HP Enterprise Group, HP Philippines, “Organizations are spending millions on support to keep their network operating.”

HP Lifetime Warranty 2.0 is available worldwide for HP FlexCampus, HP FlexBranch, and small business products at no additional cost. This includes up to three years of 24/7 phone support.

Here’s an exclusive Kadayawan offer for Globe subscribers. When you get a Cloudfone bundle or handset from Globe, you also get the chance to meet Xian Lim.

Globe and Cloudfone Endorser Xian Lim

Globe and Cloudfone Endorser Xian Lim

Get the Cloudfone with the Globe Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN for this exclusive offer.

To celebrate it the Kadayawan Festival and its success in Davao region, Globe Telecom has avery special exclusive offer. From August 1 to 15, 2013, Davaoenos who avail of a Cloudfone 352g and Cloudpad bundle at Plan 499 with the Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN will get a chance to win an exclusive Meet and Greet session with Globe and Cloudfone endorser Xian Lim. Did I mention that the Cloudfone 352g and Cloudpad are free at Plan 499?

Globe subscribers can choose from other Cloudfone handsets bundled with any Globe postpaid plan.

Just apply for a Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN bundled with a Cloudfone at a participating Globe Davao Store in Ayala Abreeza, SM City Davao, SM Lanang Premier or Gaisano Mall Davao.

And wait for the approval of the postpaid plan application. Upon approval of a postpaid application, the subscriber is given the chance to pick a prize. Major prizes up for grabs are passes to an exclusive Meet and Greet Session with Xian Lim and copies of Xian Lim’s autographed “It’s So You” CD. Minor prizes are Globe premium items.

Twenty (20) winners will be chosen per participating Globe Store to have the privilege to join the meet and greet with Xian. That’s a total of eighty (80) lucky winners. All from Davao.

Forty (40) winners will each win a limited edition autographed CDs from Xian Lim and one hundred (100) winners will win Globe premium items.

Raul Macatangay, Head of Globe Postpaid shares “Davao will always be an important market for Globe so we’re very excited to offer this exclusive promo to our subscribers in the region in celebration of the Kadayawan Festival.”

Get that Cloudfone bundled with the Globe Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN now for an exclusive chance to join the meet and greet with Globe and Cloudfone endorser, Xian Lim.

Globe Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN is a next-generation postpaid plan with fully-customizable plan components, a plan value almost twice the value of prepaid load, and more contract periods to choose from, ranging from 6, 12, 18, to 24 months. With the Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN, subscribers get the ultimate flexibility in creating a postpaid plan that best fits their needs, lifestyle, and budget. To know more about the Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN, visit www.globe.com.ph/postpaid or call 730-1010.

For inquires and questions, you may ask via Globe’s social media accounts: @talk2GLOBE on Twitter and www.facebook.com/globephon Facebook.

BlackBerry Kicks Off Global Scholars Program for Women

Posted by: Maria on: July 23, 2013

All around the women are competing head to head with male counterparts in various fields and industries. In the technology fields, however, women are under-represented. BlackBerry® is championing the next generation of women leaders in mobile computing.

Blackberry

Blackberry

The BlackBerry® Scholars Program was announced in May by Alicia Keys, BlackBerry’s creative director. It is a global four-year scholarship program for outstanding women entering their first year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university.

The BlackBerry® Scholars Program is designed to help encourage women to engage in mobile computing and related science, technology, engineering and math fields. The program seeks to encourage the entry and advancement of women in the mobile computing industry.

On its first year, the BlackBerry® Scholars Program received more than 500 applications from women from 43 countries over the program’s two month application period.

Up to ten talented and passionate young women will be chosen to receive full tuition scholarships. Eight esteemed women, led by Blackberry’s Creative Director Alicia Keys, will select the recipients.

Blackberry formed a panel of inspirational and accomplished women leaders in the science and technology industry from across the globe to join Alicia Keys:

  • Barbara Stymiest, Chairperson, BlackBerry from Canada;
  • Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo, Founder, Bubu.com and Managing Partner, Nusantara Ventures from Indonesia;
  • Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, Executive Director, Orange from France;
  • Linda D. Hallman, Executive Director and CEO, American Association of University Women from USA;
  • Sara Martinez-Tucker, President and CEO, National Math and Science Initiative from USA;
  • Belinda Parmar, Founder and CEO, Lady Geek from UK; and
  • Maria Teresa Ruiz, Astronomer from Chile.

Scholars will be chosen based on their academic merit and passion for entering the mobile computing industry. Selected sholars will be given full, four-year course tuition. BlackBerry® will also offer mentorship and professional opportunities to every scholar.

The list of chosen scholars are shall be announced on July 31. Good luck to all the applicants!

Hooray to Blackberry and their movement for women empowerment.

Lazada Secures Another $100M Funding

Posted by: Maria on: June 25, 2013

Lazada, the largest online mall in Southeast Asia has just gotten bigger.

Lazada.com.ph

Lazada.com.ph

$100 million was invested by Verlinvest into Lazada’s German holding company, Rocket Internet. Verlinvest is a Belgian family-owned, consumer-focused investment holding company. Other investors to Lazada’s holding company are Holtzbrinck Ventures, Kinnevik, Summit Partners and Tengelmann Group.

Maximilian Bittner, CEO of LAZADA shares that “We are extremely happy to have finalized this investment round shortly after our 1st year anniversary and to again focus 100% of our attention on what we enjoy most: providing an amazing shopping experience to our customers.” , commented.

True to their vision, Lazada has offered the best online shopping experience in the Philippines and elsewhere in Asia. In a year, has surpassed 1 million orders. And the company has always given the best experience coupled with excellent customer service to their shoppers. The Lazada guarantee includes delivery within 7 days, free shipping for orders worth at least P1,000, warranty, and cash on delivery.

This $100 M investment is sure to increase Lazada’s already wide range of products and improve their already excellent services.

For a great online shopping experience, visit Lazada.com.ph.

Assisted Living Software

Posted by: Maria on: December 25, 2012

Right Click Software

Right Click Software

It is not easy feat to care for the loved ones of others. Our senior citizens who have already contributed so much to lives of others definitely deserve the utmost respect and the best attention and care.

As provider of professional senior living software, Right Click aspired to create, develop, and operate an assisted living software that would be serve the interests of both assisted living facilities and its clients. The aim is to make the administrative functions of the business more efficient so the facility could focus more on providing excellent assisted living services to its beloved residents.

Right Click believes that administrative functions should take less time without sacrificing the orderliness and efficacy of the services. Right Click began the development process by asking themselves what can be done to make existing senior living software better and more efficient.

The Right Click Software reflects the core principles of effective senior living assistance. These include flexibility, accountability, efficiency, security, and the sharing of information. Right Click gives the users the needed actionable information to enhance the quality of resident care and services. This is accomplished while increasing revenue, decreasing costs, and improving the bottom line. Each user inputs information only once giving the user the opportunity to use his time for other functions. Moreover, the actionable information in the software allows users to be proactive, not reactive leading to better services and senior care.

This allows for better assisted living marketing. It can give the user leads, and all other information for marketing efforts, occupancy, and service plans.

Since all information are fully integrated in one user-friendly interface, it gives the management access to a real time management information system.

The mission of Right Click is “to provide integrated Assisted Living software that is affordable and easy to use so that you can focus on giving quality services to your residents and employees while saving time and money.”

The software includes modules for:

  • Marketing
  • Clinical Services
  • Moving In and Moving Out Information
  • Billing
  • Operations
  • Dashboards
  • Reports
  • Accounting
  • Payables
  • OMT
  • Incidents
  • Human Resources Management
  • Budgeting.

These are all in one software, everything you need and more to efficiently run an assisted living facility for senior care. Plus, centralized and comprehensive information makes assisted living marketing easier to do.

Better administration will definitely lead to better services.

Samsung Audio Docks

Posted by: Maria on: October 4, 2012

Samsung, one of the world’s leading electronics manufacturer has added a new line of products that is sure to make their brand presence even stronger.

Samsung has introduced their line of audio docks designed for both Android and Apple products. The audio docks come in beautiful horn type and box type designs.

Samsung Horn Type Audio Dock DA - E550

Samsung Horn Type Audio Dock DA – E550

The Horn Type DA – E550 and the Box Type DA – E570 have similar features.

  • 10 W
  • 2 Ch
  • Dual Docking
  • Phase Plug Type Speakers
  • Bluetooth
Samsung Box Type Audio Dock DA - E570

Samsung Box Type Audio Dock DA – E570

Both can be used for the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Player, the iPhone, and the iPod. Each sells at a suggested retail price of PhP 7,990.

For better sound quality for bigger spaces, Samsung has two audio dock models with builtin subwoofers.

Samsung Horn Type Audio Dock DA - E650

Samsung Horn Type Audio Dock DA – E650

The Samsung Horn Type Audio Dock DA – E650 has the following features:

  • 40 W
  • 2.1 Ch
  • Dual Docking
  • Glass Fiber + Phase Plug Type Speakers
  • Built in Subwoofer
  • Bluetooth
  • USB

It can be used to dock the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Player, the iPhone, the iPod, and the iPad. It sells for a suggested retail price of PhP 12,990.

Samsung Box Type Audio Dock DA - E750

Samsung Box Type Audio Dock DA – E750

Samsung Box Type Audio Dock DA – E750 contains a vacuum tube that enhances music quality that lets you hear every instrument, every note clearer.

  • 100 W
  • 2.1 Ch
  • Vacuum Tube Inside
  • Dual Docking
  • AirPlay + AllShare
  • Glass Fiber + Phase Plug Type Speakers
  • Built in Subwoofer
  • Bluetooth
  • USB

It can be hooked up to your Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Player, iPhone, iPod, or iPad. It sells for a suggested retail price of PhP 29,990.

All four are now available at various appliance and electronics stores. For more information like the Samsung Page.

Invest in an Enterprise Cloud

Posted by: Maria on: June 26, 2012

If your business deals with sensitive information about your client, financial records, credit card transactions, and other such information, you must make yourself, your business, and your clients secure with a Dedicated Enterprise Cloud.

A Dedicated Enterprise Cloud is a “private environment geared toward enterprises that process, manage and/or report sensitive customer, financial or intelligence information.”

Lessen the load on your business’ IT department and trust the experts in enterprise cloud. It will reduce your IT costs and increase your ROI especially if you entrust your business’ information with the best enterprise cloud servers.

And how, you ask, will you determine the best one for you? First off, make sure it’s a reputable one with countless of satisfied clients. More importantly, make sure that their services will be custom fit for your needs. It is, of course, advisable to get one that is fully dedicated to you. And make sure it’s designed for businesses.

It is also recommended that while a trusted company provides for your enterprise cloud, you must have control over.

You must also make sure that their services comply with international standards.

And being that you want to make sure your information is secure, your providers MUST GUARANTEE data recovery, when necessary. Hopefully, the need won’t present itself, but in case there’s need for it, data recovery must be possible, quick, and complete.

There’s a lot to consider when choosing the right enterprise cloud provider, but don’t let that overwhelm you. If you need to secure your information, then it’s worth the effort to find the best provider for you.

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