Archive for December 6, 2009

Mr. Ramon Arteficio will step down as Canon Marketing Philippines President and CEO by the end of 2009 due to the company’s retirement policy. Mr. Arteficio’s term was actually extended by one year. The well-loved President said he wanted to retire to allow for a new generation of leadership to step forward.

In his place, Mr. Allan Chng (pronounced as “Chung”) will take over the helm of Canon Philippines starting January 2010.

See related article here – “No Goodbyes, Just See You Later…” – Ramon Arteficio


HP Philippines country general manager, Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) Miss Jenny Sotto-Siquioco will leave her post by the end of the year 2009 to migrate to Canada with her entire family.

HP is still currently looking for a worthy replacement. For the meantime, HP IPG Southeast Asia vice president, Miss Margaret Ong will oversea the Philippine operation.

Symantec Corp. announced Symantec Data Loss Prevention 10, the industry’s first open data loss prevention (DLP) platform, giving customers more options to find and fix data loss problems. As organizations strive to center their security strategies around information, DLP becomes essential.

To help customers better protect sensitive data , Symantec’s open DLP platform will help organizations effectively leverage content-awareness across security deployments enterprise-wide and take actions that secure data and prevent its loss. Symantec Data Loss Prevention 10 will allow companies to apply encryption and enterprise rights management (ERM) based on content and will integrate with additional Symantec solutions.

By partnering with leading third-party providers, including GigaTrust, Liquid Machines, Oracle and PGP Corporation, Symantec will offer customers the broadest range of integrated remediation options.

Intel pulled the plug on the consumer version of Larrabee and instead will be palming it off to developers and academics as a software development platform.

Intel admitted to being “behind where we had hoped to be at this point in the [Larrabee] project,” both in terms of silicon and software development.

Friendster up for sale?

Posted: December 6, 2009 in Tech

Industry sources has indicated that social networking site Friendster is up for sale and the deal is almost done.

Reports said the sale price is around US$100 million. No words yet as who Friendster is negotiating with, but sources said it would be a company in Asia since Asia is Friendster’s strongest user base.

Friendster recently launched a brand new look and new edition of their services.