Archive for July, 2010

Bing grew to 11 million users last year, according to new statistics. Internet metrics companies found in their search engine usage statistics that Bing is seeing an increasing trend in usage. Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer, Steve Ballmer confirmed the figures at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.

Microsoft changed its search technique, starting off as Live Search, and investing in market share. It stopped its Live Search around June 2009, and removed the brand from its properties by replacing it with Bing. As well as Bing, it also evolved its search engine, in being a decision engine.

According to figures from comScore, Bing was credited with 10.3% of the search engine market at the end of November 2009, while Google accounted for 65.6% and Yahoo for 17.5%. For the same month, Nielsen indicated that Bing was up to 10.7%, with Yahoo at 15.3% and Google 15.3%.


Dell recognized that the large enterprise, home and mid-size business market were separate segments that requires unique approaches. That is why Dell recently implemented a segmentation strategy in its Philippines subsidiary to address the needs of each market.

Varinderjit Singh, managing director, South Asia Developing Markets (SADMG) announced the recent appointment of Ricky Benipayo Lopez as country manager, Large Enterprise and Public Sector (LE/Pub) and Christopher “Chris” Papa as country manager, Small and Medium Business (SMB) for Dell’s office in the Philippines. Karen Lindy Gonzales is the country manager for consumer sales and marketing.

Globe Business in partnership with the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI) hosted the World Electronics Forum interim planning meeting in Manila, Philippines, July 12-14, 2010 in preparation for the 16th World Electronics Forum (WEF). This roundtable meeting provides a forum to discuss:

– Industry trends and issues that will provide the framework for the official meeting in January.
– Consumer electronics industry trends in the Philippines.
– Proposed schedule and agenda for the meeting in January.

SM introduces new ticketing system

Posted: July 13, 2010 in Tech

Tickets have just made easily accessible. Now, The public can simply go online or visit SM Cinemas nationwide to get ticket fast and easy to the best entertainment events.

SM Tickets also helps make mounting events more convenient. It offers a unmatched promotional support, management tools and marketing strategies to make every event a success.

During its annual Worldwide Partner Conference, top executives from Microsoft Corp. talked with more than 14,000 attendees about the impact of cloud computing and the myriad of ways it will enable partners to deliver compelling new services to their customers. The company made several announcements, including the introduction of the Windows Azure platform appliance, the first turnkey cloud services platform for deployment in customer and service provider datacenters. Dell Inc., eBay Inc., Fujitsu Ltd. and HP are early adopters of a limited production release of the appliance.

Man claims He Owns 84% of Facebook

Posted: July 13, 2010 in Tech

A New Yorker who designed the original website for Mark Zuckerberg that eventually grew into Facebook has claimed that he owns 84 per cent of the company. Wellsville, NY resident Paul D. Ceglia claims to own a whopping 84% stake of Facebook dating back to 2003.

Ceglia says he entered into a contract with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2003 to build the site, and that in that contract he was promised $1,000 and a 50% stake in the company. He says the contract included a clause that entitled him to a further 1% of the company per day until the site launched, which happened 34 days later–hence the 84% claim.

Canon has announced a new initiative called Generation Green, that combines the company’s eco-friendly printer products and solutions under one corporate brand.

Generation Green is Canon’s environmental initiative that aims to reduce the environmental burdens in all stages of a product’s lifecycle. This program encompasses eligible Canon scanners, PIXMA inkjet printers, imageCLASS laser printers, copiers, calculators, imageFORMULA DR and CR scanners, imagePROGRAF Large Format Printers, imageRUNNERs, Color imageRUNNERs, imageRUNNER LBP, and imageRUNNER ADVANCE.