Archive for August, 2012

Creative people are always in the search of new ways of expressing themselves while career-oriented individuals are in a constant search to be productive anytime and anywhere. Samsung, given their pursuit of offering innovations that surprise and delight consumers, is, once again, introducing a product designed to encourage creativity, enable productivity and facilitate better learning.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 offers both the power and portability of a notebook PC married with the creative tools used by most digital artists. The 1.4GHz Quad Core processor combined with 2GB RAM enables the Galaxy Note 10.1 to be, to date, the only truly multi-tasking device. It’s MULTI SCREEN capability allows one to split the screen between different apps and programs at the same time. Google searches can be done while writing reports, or searched images open while being rendered in caricature. POP UP PLAY lets you watch videos while doing other tasks on your tablet. And, with the pop-up screen now able to be sized to the user’s desire, the multi-tasking experience is truly amazing. SMART STAY guarantees that the Galaxy Note 10.1 won’t go to sleep as long as it senses that your eyes are still on it’s screen.

Shown in photo are (from L-R) Mario G. Tamayo, head of Smart’s Technology Services Division; Napoleon L. Nazareno, President and CEO of PLDT and Smart; Noel Lorenzana, head of Smart’s Wireless Consumer Division; and Rolando Pena, head of PLDT and Smart’s Network and IP Systems; at the launch of Smart LTE.

Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is giving early adopters a special treat as it offers its new LTE service on unlimited until October 25, 2012.

Speaking during the Smart LTE launch event in Resorts World Manila, Smart Wireless Consumer Division Head Noel Lorenzana said that Smart LTE Plan 3500 subscribers are free to use their high speed Internet services to their hearts’ content.


Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) recently launched its new premium Wireless Audio with Dock that incorporates its vacuum tube amplifier technology, offering natural and harmonious sound qualities.

A first-class Wireless Audio with Dock, the DA-E750 is the world’s first dual-docking system for the premium audiophile that supports both Samsung GALAXY devices and Apple iOS devices—via both docked and wireless connectivity.

Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe Telecom

Globe Telecom announces the launching of its fourth generation Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) network for broadband and mobile telephony use. The launch of the LTE forms that will take place this September is part of the company’s $700-Million network modernization program.

“By September this year, it’s all systems go to launch the 4G LTE network of Globe. On top of just offering the fastest speeds on the country’s best broadband service, Tattoo, Globe will offer 4G LTE on a full range of mobile phones by the fourth quarter of the year,” said Peter Bithos, Senior Adviser for Consumer Business of Globe Telecom. He also added, “Globe has been in the industry leader in 4G for 4 years. Globe was the first to introduce 4G WiMax and 4G HSPA+. Now, we are the first to announce mobile 4G LTE, which provides superior speeds on the world’s best mobile phones and gadgets.”

(L-R) Gabby Cui, PLDT SME Nation Community Consultancy Head; Mon Lopez, Go Negosyo Executive Director; Kat Luna-Abelarde, PLDT SME Nation VP and Head; Amil Azurin, PLDT SME Nation AVP and Marketing Head; Willie Tee Ten, Autohub Group President; and Tommanny Tan, FERN Incorporated President and CEO.

The search is once again on for the best ‘Bossing’ in the country as PLDT SME Nation officially launched the 3rd MVP Bossing Awards. This campaign aims to recognize and celebrate successful ‘Bossings’ of small and medium enterprises.

“The 2012 MVP Bossing Awards is a company tradition in recognizing Pinoy Bossings’ contribution to nation-building Entrepreneurs who embody core Filipino values in relentlessly pursuing their aspirations,” said PLDT Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise, International and Carrier Business Eric Alberto.

Microsoft Philippines announced the appointment of Karrie Ilagan as the new Managing Director for Microsoft Philippines. Ilagan will be promoted from her current Enterprise Sales Director role and will report directly to Tracey Fellows, Area Vice President, Asia Pacific.

“It is with great excitement that I announce Karrie Ilagan as Country Managing Director for the Philippines. She brings with her an excellent mix of sales and marketing management experience, having held both the Enterprise Sales and Marketing leadership positions in Microsoft Philippines over the last 6 years, and 18 years in the IT industry. I am especially proud that she’s the first Filipina to head Microsoft Philippines in the 17 years since we opened our business in the Philippines and I’m confident that she will bring a strong local perspective to the business and the industry.” said Fellows.

Four modern-day moms found the secret to cutting down on housework by going digital with Samsung’s new line of Digital Home Appliances. Rissa Mananqui-Trillo, Amanda Griffin, Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Daphne Osena-Paez may have changed their lifestyles from fashion icons to full-time moms, but they keep doing what they do best without the hassle of household chores.

Rissa Mananquil-Trillo has held many positions over the years: supermodel, columnist, teacher and president of a prestigious modeling association. As a mother to a young boy, Rissa gets time off from her busy schedule and enjoys a relaxing environment maintained by Samsung Digital Conditioner. Its Smart Inverter Technology makes more efficient use of electricity and its Virus Doctor technology immobilizes and deactivates bacteria and turns it into water vapor, providing a steady flow of cool, clean air. Elegantly designed, 60% more energy-efficient and quiet, Rissa and her family relax in the cool, clean comfort it provides.

G-Xchange Inc, Officers: Joanne Avendano, Technical Head; Paolo Baltao, President; Franchette Cardona, Marketing Head; and Jim Fraginal, Regional Accounts Head.

The GCASH that we knew is now taking a leap to provide services that compliments with the current trends and contemporary needs of the consumers. Globe Telecom through its wholly-owned subsidiary G-XCHANGE Inc. (GXI) is proud to announce the innovative GCASH application for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices… pay your bills or send money, conveniently while you are on-the-go.

The GCASH mobile app allows users to send money (through phone, email, and even Facebook), buy airtime load, pay bills (credit cards or electric bills), and top up e-Pass and Easy Trip. All of these can be done without the need to memorize keywords or any other access numbers. Users only need to enter their 4-digit Mobile Pin (MPIN), and that’s it, once they are logged in to the application, they can do all the transaction they want.