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Smart and Twitter Invite you to Tweet #DearPopeFrancis

Posted by: Maria on: January 14, 2015

Smart and Twitter Partner for #DearPopeFrancis

Smart and Twitter Partner for #DearPopeFrancis. Image courtesy of Smart Communications.

In solidarity with the faithful Catholic Filipinos, Smart Communications and Twitter has teamed up to offer unlimited access to Twitter from January 15 to 19, 2015. This promo is timed to coincide with the Official Papal Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines. With the promo, all 69 million of Smart’s prepaid and postpaid subscribers, plus those of Sun Cellular, and Talk ‘N Text can access to Twitter for free.

Smart Subscribers are invited to to follow Pope Francis’s Official Twitter account @Pontifex. Filipinos are encouraged to send their wishes, prayers, and other messages to the Pope via the account and with the hashtag #DearPopeFrancis. This includes photos and videos uploaded through Twitter. Through the account and the service, Filipinos and other faithful Catholics can get real time updates about the Pope’s visit.

Pope Francis, through @Pontifex and other accounts, is the second most followed world leader on Twitter. He has 9 accounts in different languages and his tweets are always retweeted hundred thousand times over.

PLDT and Smart President and CEO Napoleon L. Nazareno states that “With this collaboration, Smart and Twitter aim to allow more Filipinos to get involved and immerse in this historic experience with Pope Francis, who our Catholic nation hold very dear to our heart.”
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Smart Extends #FreeInternet

Posted by: Maria on: January 8, 2015

Smart #FreeInternet Extended until February 5, 2015

Smart #FreeInternet Extended until February 5, 2015

To celebrate the New Year, Smart Communications is giving you the chance to enjoy FREE INTERNET. The Smart #FREEInternet Promo is extended until February 15. That’s free internet until 2/15/2015.

Subscribers get up to 30 MB free mobile internet per day. Additional data charges apply for videos, peer-to-peer uploads and downloads, VOIP and messaging. A maintaining balance of P1 or an active subscription is required. Daily registration is also needed. Just text FREE to 9999 to avail of this awesome promo.

Share the great news, #SmartInternet4All. #LiveMore with Smart.

For more information about this promo and other amazing offers from Smart Communications, visit the Smart site at http://www.smart.com.ph or follow their page at https://www.facebook.com/SmartCommunications. You may also get updates via @smartcares on Instagram and @smartcares on Twitter.

Globe Invites You to Share Your Vibe this 2015

Posted by: Maria on: January 7, 2015

FreeFB and Viber Promo from Globe

FreeFB and Viber Promo from Globe

Globe Telecom‘s Free FB is back and now it comes with Free Viber. Globe Telecom Chief Operating Advisor Peter Bithos invites you to #ShareYourVibe this 2015.


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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.

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