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ePLDT urges firms to bolster growth with big data

News

With a steadily growing Internet penetration rate, and an ongoing surge in smartphone adoption, the Philippines is in the midst of a digital transformation that not only affects daily life, but is also expected to drive an uptake in digitization among businesses in terms of operations and decision-making. ePLDT, the digital enterprise enabler of the […]

February 7, 2016 by Jonah Mendoza 441

Starmobile expands in Visayas

News

Filipino technology brand Starmobile reinforced its commitment to its customers in Visayas with the launch of new stores in Cebu and Iloilo. Located at SM Seaside Cebu and SM City Iloilo, the outlets opened its doors to the public just in time for the Sinulog and Dinagyang festivals, respectively. “We are thrilled to inaugurate our […]

February 7, 2016 by Jonah Mendoza 367

2016 product upgrades for Volkswagen PH

Mobility

Volkswagen Philippines has announced the following product upgrades and introductions to its 2016 model line-up: Volkswagen Jetta Targeted at upwardly mobile professionals and young executives who require both power and comfort in their daily drives, the new Jetta sedan is now available in diesel and petrol automatic variants. The top-grade Comfortline variant features a 2.0L turbo common rail […]

February 6, 2016 by Belle Alba 461

Parade: Fujinon XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Parade

For professional photographers who want longer range and exceptionally sharp images shot even from a distance, the Fujinon XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is just the right tool for trade. This super telephoto zoom lens covers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 152-609mm. It comes with a high performance optical construction of 21 elements in […]

February 6, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 403

Carmudi PH partners with Rapide

Mobility News

Carmudi Philippines, the online vehicle marketplace, has recently signed a partnership with Rapide Auto Service Experts to offer automotive inspections and certification for vehicles bought and sold on their online portal. Under the memorandum of agreement signed by Carmudi Philippines Managing Director Abhishek Mohan and Rapide Auto Service Experts General Manager Byron Lat, buyers and […]

February 5, 2016 by Mika Fernandez-David 423

Cleanfuel turns Euro 4-compliant

News

Since its inception in 2007, Cleanfuel has committed itself to providing wallet- and eco-friendly petrol to Filipinos. This environment-conscious goal was reiterated again during the recently concluded APEC Summit in Manila and United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris last November. Cleanfuel’s Auto-LPG gas allows motorists to do their part against climate change through its […]

February 5, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 319

Sbarro inks partnership with Pepsi

Food

Pizza and pasta chain Sbarro recently signed a partnership with Pepsi Philippines, with the aim to provide more value for money. To celebrate this partnership, Sbarro outlets nationwide will be offering a classic customer favorite, the Festa Italiana, which consists of: a) One whole 17-inch NY Topped Pizza; b) Three whole spaghetti servings; c) One […]

February 5, 2016 by Belle Alba 322

Xend founder and CEO Bjorn Pardo is new Globe Platinum ambassador

News

To launch its new and more powerful Lifestyle Plans, Globe Platinum has chosen Bjorn Pardo, the founder and CEO of Xend, an e-commerce logistics company, to join its roster of brand ambassadors. Considered as an e-commerce innovator, Bjorn started out as an online e-Bay seller, experiencing the same difficulties every Filipino supplier had in shipping […]

February 5, 2016 by Belle Alba 600

Parade: Sharp Steamwave Oven

Parade

Your dream kitchen wouldn’t be complete without a steamer, a grill, and a microwave, and this piece of tech from Sharp combines the three into one versatile cooker. The Steamwave is able to do anything from reheating your ramen to grilling your steak with its preset cooking modes, all the while being easy to maintain […]

February 5, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 360

Western Digital and IBM announce patent acquisition and cross-license agreements

News

Western Digital just announced that it has acquired more than 100 patent assets from IBM. The parties also entered into a patent cross-license agreement–terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Patents acquired by Western Digital are in distributed storage, object storage, and emerging non-volatile memory. Western Digital expects the IP to further strengthen its technology […]

February 5, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 345

iflix adds new cult classics in roster of films

News

iflix, your go-to internet TV service, has just added an extraordinary selection of Hollywood’s most iconic films, from acclaimed Oscar winning dramas to modern day cult classics in its extensive library of films. Amongst the films now available for Filipinos to enjoy online or offline are Oscar winning epics Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, The […]

February 5, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 324

SAP releases SAP Digital Boardroom

News

SAP announced the SAP® Digital Boardroom, a planned breakthrough digital approach that aims to contextualize and simplify performance reporting across all areas of business in real time. Built on the SAP® Cloud for Analytics solution, SAP Digital Boardroom is expected to utilize line-of-business data from the SAP S/4HANA suite and SAP HANA® Cloud Platform to […]

February 4, 2016 by Jonah Mendoza 464

Parade: Sharp J-Tech Inverter Series Refrigerators

Parade

Sharp is looking to up their food storage game with the 2016 J-Tech Inverter fridge series. Bannered by two models, the J-Tech Double French Door (SJ-FTF24/22AVP-SL) and Premium J-Tech (SJ-FTG21/15AVP-SL/BK), the new line promises to keep your food as clean, healthy, and appetizing as the day they entered your fridge. These two bad boys achieve […]

February 4, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 252

Michelin launches Primacy SUV tire line

Mobility News

With SUVs taking a significant chunk of vehicle sales in the recent years, it doesn’t come as a surprise that tire manufacturers are now taking measures to develop new products specific to the needs of this segment. Based on studies, SUV buyers choose their vehicle’s safety features carefully but often underestimate the vital role that tires […]

February 3, 2016 by Mika Fernandez-David 399

Epson develops world’s first office papermaking system

Green News

Where does shredded paper go? Ideally, shredded files should go in the recycling bin. However, a number of offices direct them straight to the trash. Which is a waste of valuable resource. In response to this, Seiko Epson Corporation (SEC) has developed the world’s first compact office papermaking system capable of producing new paper from securely […]

February 3, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 325

IPC launches first webinar series for 2016

News

Local cloud services and data center pioneer IPC (IP Converge Data Services, Inc.) has launched a series of free webinars for the first quarter of 2016. In its commitment to help enterprises succeed through cloud and managed data solutions, IPC lends its pool of digital business solutions experts to explain the latest technologies that can […]

February 3, 2016 by Jonah Mendoza 345

Honda to launch all-new Pilot this month

Mobility News

First revealed at the Chicago Auto Show in February of last year, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is set to launch the all-new Pilot, adding their premium SUV to the local SUV wars. The all-new Pilot has been re-engineered and redesigned from the ground-up, and now sports a sleek new design that is modern, yet commanding […]

February 3, 2016 by Mika Fernandez-David 367

Kaspersky reports 44-percent rate of password nonchalance

News

According to a consumer survey done by Kaspersky Lab, almost half of netizens are complacent with their password protection habits. Specifically, 44-percent of the over 12,000 respondents (1,394 from the Philippines) admitted that they have shared their passwords or allowed someone to see them. Asked about the importance of passwords, respondents found strong passwords necessary […]

February 3, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 296

Power Mac Center ‘Cinemansanas’ opens call for entries

News

Power Mac Center calls for entries to the Cinemansanas, a campaign for aspiring and established artists who have a vision in storytelling through film in the digital age. The second installment of Pixelworx, this year, Cinemansanas dares artists to defy convention and create a short film using Apple devices. The digital short competition calls for short […]

February 2, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 384

Starmobile partners with Bilang Pilipino 2016

News

Bilang Pilipino 2016, TV5’s data-centric multi-platform election coverage, has tapped smartphone brand Starmobile as its official handset provider. Starmobile joins the project’s other partners which include the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Social Weather Stations (SWS), Smart Communications, Inc., and Voyage Innovations. Starmobile provided Play Spark Android smartphones to help with SWS’ real-time data-gathering […]

February 2, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 379

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