Archive for August, 2009

Yahoo! announced the appointment of Jonathan “Jack” Madrid as General Manager of Yahoo! Philippines, replacing former Yahoo! Philippines’s General Manager Jojo Anonuevo.

Based in Manila, Madrid will strengthen Yahoo!’s position as the place where millions of Filipinos and the world go every day to see what is happening with the people and things that matter to them most. He will also be working with Yahoo! Philippines’ direct sales team to help marketers reach Yahoo!’s audience through the most unique and compelling advertiser proposition in the Philippines marketing industry.

Madrid, a Philippine national, spent the last nine years of his career in senior leadership roles with some of the most well-known companies in the country including holding the Managing Director position for Ayala Corporation and later the Managing Director for MTV Philippines. He was most recently the Director for Dell’s Consumer Technical Support operations in the Philippines.

Anonuevo will take a regional role within Yahoo!’s Emerging Markets business group.

YouTube brings revenue sharing to users

Posted: August 26, 2009 in Tech

YouTube has announced that they are now working on expanding their YouTube Partnership Program. The program enables content creators to generate revenues from their videos hosted on the YouTube platform.

In a blog post, Youtube said:

Now, when you upload a video to YouTube that accumulates lots of views, we may invite you to monetize that video and start earning revenue from it. To determine whether a particular video is eligible for monetization, we look at factors like the number of views, the video’s virality and compliance with the YouTube Terms of Service. If your video is eligible for monetization, you will receive an email and see an “Enable Revenue Sharing” message next to your video on the watch page, as well as in other places in your account.

Apple has added an anti-malware feature in the latest beta version of its forthcoming Snow Leopard operating system.

The feature causes users who try to install applications known to be malicious to receive a pop-up window warning that the file will damage the computer and should be moved to the Trash.

Nokia launches Nokia Booklet 3G

Posted: August 26, 2009 in Tech

Nokia has announced their first netbook model named Nokia Booklet 3G. It would feature an Intel Atom processor and would ship with Windows operating system.

The Booklet 3G device would feature support for technologies like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G and of course a SIM Card. It would also feature GPS connectivity and would come loaded with Nokia OVI Maps.

STI recently celebrated its 26th anniversary with the official inauguration of the institution’s center of academic excellence, the STI academic center located at the heart of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

Standing on a 2,632 square meter lot, the STI Academic Center houses an amphitheater, state-of-the-art gymnasium, highly advanced facilities in information technology, healthcare, business and management, hotel and restaurant management aong with a center of arts for photography, culinary, music and the performing arts. It is also the home of STI College – Global City.

In the years to come, STI is certain to continue pursuing only the best for its students. STI’s President and CEO Monico V. Jacob shares, “as a school, we should keep reinventing ourselves. We have to be in tune with what’s required by the industry. We want to provide students with values critical for real life. Our strength is I.T., but we also breached out to Nursing, Hotel and Restaurant Services, Education and Business Management because these are what the industry requires.”

The establishment of the STI Academic Center is a testament of STI’s commitment to provide quality education for the Filipino youth.

Dell joins smartphone market

Posted: August 23, 2009 in Tech

Dell has revealed its first smartphone model powered by Google Android mobile platform. It’s called the Dell Mini 3i.

The device features a 3.5-inch touchscreen with 360×640 resolution. Other features include a 3.2MP camera, Bluetooth, a 950mAh battery, a mini USB port and a microSD card slot. No Wi-Fi.

Canon has announced that it has added six new point-and-shoot digital cameras to its PowerShot line. The new cameras include the G11, S90, SX20 IS, SX120 IS, SD980 IS, and SD 940IS.

The G11 and the S90 are both 10-megapixel cameras supporting Canon’s new High Sensitivity System. While the G11 feature a 5X zoom and a fold-out 2.8-inch LCD; the S90 features a fast F/2.0 lens; and a standard 3.8X optical zoom.

The SX20 and the SD980, and SD940 are 12.1-megapixel cameras and record 720p high-definition video. While the SX20 boasts a 20X ultra-zoom for any shooting situation, and a soundless engine for zoom recording; the other two models are essentially for casual photographers.

Canon’s first touch-enabled model SD980 features a 3-inch LCD and a 5X zoom; while the stylish SD940 has a 4x zoom lens.

The SX120 features a 10X zoom lens.

Microsoft appeals against MS Word ban

Posted: August 23, 2009 in Tech

Microsoft has asked the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to review the injunction made against MS Word.

Microsoft was given 60 days to stop selling Microsoft Word in the US after successful legal action against the company in Texas by software company i4i.

I4i supplies Word XML authoring software and has insisted that Microsoft has infringed its 1998 patent which allows users to read XML programming language in order to customise document formats.