Archive for February 16, 2012

When the report that singing legend Whitney Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hills hotel room, millions had mourned posting Tweets and Facebook statuses regarding the death of the one who brought us the spine-tingling “I Will Always You.” Because of its massive attention worldwide, however, cybercriminals were quick in taking advantage of this ill-fated incident.

There were two web threats that have found by TrendMicro. One was a clickjacking attack found on Facebook, while the other one was a link circulating on Twitter.

Wall posts with the subject “I Cried watching this video. RIP Whitney Houston” comes with link to the supposed video. Clicking it leads them to a Facebook page that contains a link to the video. However, clicking this link only leads to several redirections until users are lead to the usual survey scam site.

The Philippine Heart Center, one of the country’s most prestigious hospitals, is set to make history as the first medical institution in Asia— and only the second in the world —to use the Philips HealWell lighting system.

This innovation from Philips, a global leader in health and well-being, can simulate natural daylight while indoors, thus helping maintain the biorhythm and speed up the healing of patients. The Philippine Heart Center will be installing the system in its Intensive Care Unit (ICU), giving patients increased comfort and wellness in the ward.

Members of the media had the chance to witness how BlackBerry PlayBook with OS 2.0 works ahead of its global launch in a special gathering held at Romulo Café at Jupiter Street, Makati.

BlackBerry PlayBook is known for its true multi-tasking, advanced web browsing, HD multimedia and powerful performance capabilities. The BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0 builds on this strong foundation, as well as leveraging the strengths in communications, social integration and productivity, to allow customers to use their Black Berry PlayBook in new ways throughout the day.

Ernest Cu, Pres. Aquino, JAZA, Mar Roxas and Chua Sock Koong at the ceremonial lighting of Globe's modernization program

President Aquino witnessed today two contract signings spearheaded by the Philippines’ leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom. The first contract was between Globe and its technology partner, global ICT solutions provider Huawei, on the US$700-million massive mobile network modernization program to be rolled out nationwide within the next five years. Another contract was signed by Globe with Alcatel-Lucent, a network transformation leader, to manage the project.

Other witnesses to the signing were DOTC Secretary Mar Roxas, Globe Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, and Singtel Group CEO Chua Sock Koong.