DTI to boost, showcase startups at SlingShotMNL 2015

Jun 22, 15 DTI to boost, showcase startups at SlingShotMNL 2015

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Philippine startups get to showcase their businesses and learn from some of the best in the industry covering a variety of topics to help startups engage meaningfully in international trade at the upcoming SlingshotMNL set up by the Department of Trade of Industry (DTI). The two-day conference will showcase products of local micro and small enterprises and will also feature discussions with leading figures in the international startup community like Startup Chile founder Nicolas Shea, Hugh Mason from leading Asian accelerator JFDI Asia, and Professor Richard Dasher from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. DTI is confident in establishing and developing the next generation of world-changing companies in the Pacific Rim through this event and continuing efforts to back micro and small enterprises. “In organizing SlingshotMNL, we aim to gather promising startups in the region and present them potential mentors, investors, and business partners,” DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. said. SlingshotMNL will take place on from July 6 to 7, 2015 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila. Registration for SlingshotMNL is free, but slots are limited and priority will be given to startups and relevant stakeholders in the startup ecosystem. Interested parties may register and see more at their website . Updates will be posted on their twitter account. Related posts: No related...

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Epson supports SMEs through DTI’s Roving Academy

May 08, 15 Epson supports SMEs through DTI’s Roving Academy

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Epson Philippines empowerers small business in the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) region by collaborating with the Department of Trade and Industry-Rizal (DTI) for its SME Roving Academy. For those who didn’t know, DTI’s SME Roving Academy (SMERA) is a learning program designed for the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and its goal is to help them become competitive in domestic and international markets. It’s comprised of integrating business development services for SMEs at the national and local levels, and establishing provincial, regional, and national entrepreneurship development networks. Epson supported the initiative by sharing its knowledge and expertise in the textile and signage industries and gave advice on how entrepreneurs can maximize their profitability — in particular, they discussed the basics of dye sublimation and its various applications, efficiency analysis versus silkscreen printing, and business cost analysis. The company also provided live training with Epson equipment to familiarize the entrepreneurs with the best available technology in the market. Epson’s support for DTI’s SME Roving Academy started last March 2015, and they plan to continue collaborating with DTI and helping entrepreneurs near PEZA areas in Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, and Cebu. Related posts: No related...

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Brother’s new printers can yield as much as 6000 pages

May 08, 15 Brother’s new printers can yield as much as 6000 pages

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At the recent at the recent presscon for their own Color Manila Nite Run: Blacklight Edition, Brother Philippines introduced a 6,000 page-yield feature of the new range’s Refill Tank System seen on their two 3-in-1 inkjet Multi-Function Centres: the DCP-T300 and the DCP-T500W. An addition to the current Ink Benefit inkjet multi-function centers that Brother is offering to the market, the refill tank system introduces low-cost ink bottles with ultra-high 6,000 page-yield for black ink and 5,000 page-yield for color ink. Its smart design also takes the hassle out of ink refilling by simplifying the process while minimizing ink wastage. To refill, you just have to follow three simple steps: open the cover located right in front of the unit, then remove tank cap, just tilt the ink bottle at 45-degrees angle and gently squeeze it to refill ink tank. The new range’s built-in ink tank’s see-through cover at the front also makes it easy for users to check how much ink is left, while freeing up precious desktop space. The ink calibration is also seen to be the fastest among all brands, as it is clocked at seven minutes. The DCP-T300 is priced at Php 8,450, while the DCP-T500W costs Php9,450. Both have a 1 Year Standard Warranty plus 1 Year Extended Warranty, or 30,000 pages as supported by their service center. You can get to know more of Brother’s Refill Tank System at the Brother Color Manila Nite Run: Blacklight Edition on May 16, 2015, at the Filinvest City, Alabang and win exciting prizes. Register here. Interested fun runners may also join the Brother Color Manila Davao on May 24 and Brother Color Manila Cebu Run on May 31.     Related posts: No related...

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Help.PH accepts mobile donation for Typhoon Yolanda relief from over 40 countries

Want to help and donate cash for relief operations for Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) but don’t really know how or where to go? The Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) has launched HelpPH (help.ph), a global campaign for donations via mobile load to help fund programs for relief and reconstruction in partnership with international organizations, Philippine NGOs, government agencies and private companies. Whether you’re in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Australia, Qatar, US and Canada (and other countries), you can use your mobile phone and SMS your cash donation directly to PDRF through BayadLoad, a mobile money service of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) approved by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (the Philippine Central Bank) for this purpose. Of course those in the Philippines can also donate via Help.PH. You can also donate through the net using various sites such as Aryty, Ezetop, Oks Pinoy, etc. which accepts different modes of payment like credit card, bank transfer, or PayPal. Help.PH is a very informative campaign dedicated to helping Typhoon Yolanda victims by pooling donation from individuals from other countries. To know more about the details on how to help, visit http://help.ph/howtohelp.html. “The unprecedented scale of the devastation inflicted by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda requires a global response. Through HelpPh, we are providing people all over the world the means to send help to those in greatest need through a few clicks on their mobile phones,” said PDRF chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan. Through Philippine and international partners, funds gathered will be directly channeled to immediate relief efforts and later, to long-term recovery programs in areas of the greatest need. For this purpose, PDRF is firming up cooperative arrangements with organizations like the Philippine Red Cross, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Caritas Manila, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Gawad Kalinga, the United States Agency for International Development and the GSMA, the global association of the mobile phone industry. Immediate relief operations will be prioritized for remote areas not reached by mainstream relief distribution. Corporate members will be tapped to provide...

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LG donates $500,000 to Red Cross PH to aid Yolanda victims, will install solar panels too

Nov 14, 13 LG donates $500,000 to Red Cross PH to aid Yolanda victims, will install solar panels too

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LG Electronics has pledged to support the distraught victims of the severe Yolanda typhoon by giving a cash donation of $500,000 (approximately P22 million) which was coursed through Philippine Red Cross. LG Electronics Philippines managing director Sung Woo Nam (right) presents $500,000 check to Philippine Red Cross chairman and chief executive officer Richard Gordon (left) signifying support to victims of super typhoon Yolanda. In addition to that, LG electronics also committed to install its Solar Power System worth $100,000 (approximately PHP 4.3 million) in major evacuation centers to address the issue of electricity shortage. Solar power generation is one of the most environment-friendly renewable sources of electricity. Upon installation, LG Solar Panels can directly convert sunlight to electricity, while the accompanying charge controller, batteries, inverter, and loads will be able to sustain it. This activity will be done in cooperation with the Department of Energy. On top of that, LG employees have made their own individual contributions and raised a total of $10,000. LG will install solar panels such as these ones found in Palawan City Hall in major evacuation centers affected by Typhoon Yolanda. When the overwhelming situation stabilizes, LG will undergo community rehabilitation with “LG Service Camp”, an annual CSR program dedicated to victims of calamities. Now on its third year, LG Service Camp will offer free appliance and mobile phone cleaning and repair to all affected LG customers. LG employee volunteers will also extend services to Medical Missions and free Labada Days. Donations of LG TVs and washing machines to evacuation centers will help make the evacuees’ stay more comfortable while waiting for their homes to be restored. “Typhoon Yolanda is said to be the strongest and most catastrophic typhoon in the world for 2013,” Sung Woo Nam, managing director of LG Electronics Philippines, stated. “It has affected thousands of Filipinos and caused them insurmountable levels of distress. As a unified corporation and community, we will do all we can to help them rise above this adversity.” Related posts: No related...

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Epson donates 2 million pesos to aid Typhoon Yolanda relief operations

Continuing its practice of extending aid to disaster-affected areas, the Epson group of companies in the Philippines has donated Php2 million for relief operations in the areas severely affected by the Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda).  The assistance was made through the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), a local non-profit organization. Aside from monetary aid, Epson employees will also work with PBSP personnel to undertake on-site relief operations. Voluntary contributions from Epson employees are also being aggregated by the company to complement the aid that the company has donated. Typhoon Haiyan struck central areas of the Philippines, including the islands of Leyte and Samar in the Visayas region. Many consider it as one of the worst typhoons to hit the Philippines in recorded history. The full extent of the damage is still unclear. “Epson employees grieve with the families affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Our prayers go along with our donation and our manpower support. We stand with you in this harrowing ordeal,” said Epson Environment Manager Joyce Tan. Epson wishes to extend its sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives, and hopes for the speedy recovery of the areas damaged by the disaster. Related posts: No related...

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PLDT’s Cyberya now available as a gaming unit

The PLDT Cyberya is an enclosed PC that is usually placed in stores where customers can use to connect to the internet for a peso per minute. It’s a viable source of income for minigosyantes located in areas where households don’t have access to internet. PLDT just announced an updated Cyberya which now comes in two options: a gaming unit and a surfing unit, and both are bundled with PLDT Home’s wired broadband capable of internet speeds of up to 2 Mbps. The gaming unit comes with a more powerful Intel Processor and 1GB graphics card, a bigger 4GB memory, and a larger 18.5-inch screen. It won’t probably play those A-list titles but it should be sufficient for the usual DOTA, LoL, or other MMO games right now. The new wired broadband version of the Cyberya package is priced at P1,300 per month. Initial investment for interested minigosyantes includes payment for the chosen unit (P18,599 for the surfing unit, P23,799 for the gaming unit) and initial fees for modem and installation. Cyberya operators can now also benefit from PLDT KaAsenso’s “compelling extended 24-month warranty and preferential after-sales support such as hotline and carry-in repair service that will make it sustainable for entrepreneurs.” If you’re wondering about the viability of this as a small business, here’s what Cecille Medico, a Cyberya subscriber, has to say: “Estimate ko after eight months ko pa mababawi yung pinuhunan ko sa Cyberya. Pero five months pa lang, halos bawi na ako. The income was more than I expected. Ngayon, balak kong mag-umpisa ng food business gamit ang kinikita ko sa Cyberya.” (I estimated it would take more than eight months to get back the amount I invested in my Cyberya units but after only five months, I’m near to earning back my investment. The income was more than I expected. I’m now planning to start a food business using my earnings from Cyberya.) For more details on the new Cyberya Package, call 171, visit the PLDT Cyberya website or...

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Intel unveils their Education Tablet developed specifically for schools

Committed to improving the quality of education for millions of children, Intel Philippines today launched the Intel Education Tablet, a device meant for use in schools. Designed by Intel Education Solutions and sold institutionally, the Intel Education Tablet aims to transform the classroom by creating a collaborative and interactive learning and teaching environment where students are more engaged and teachers are more innovative in their method of instruction. The Intel Education Tablet, available in 10-inch, is designed specifically for education and built to meet students’ needs. The multi-touch display and e-Reader software enable students to access rich online content. Ultra-portability allows them to take the device to the field to capture data with the built-in camera and analyze it with Intel Education Software. They can collaborate with their classmates, while comparing their findings to others on the web. Intel Corporation Latin America Education Regional Manager Mr. Ramon Morales gives an overview of Intel Education Solutions and Intel’s leadership in technology-assisted learning “Intel believes that education is the foundation for an Innovation Economy,” said Ramon Morales, Latin America Education Regional Manager at Intel Corporation. “Curiosity, critical thinking and quality education are needed to prepare today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow.  Intel is committed to empowering students for success in life through Intel Education Solutions by bringing together hardware, software, and professional development to help teachers use technology in their lessons and assist students in achieving better proficiencies in academics.” Key features that set the Intel Education Tablet apart from other consumer tablets include a ruggedized design, with buffered screens to keep it protected in the event of a fall and a tethered stylus for easier touch-screen operation, which is conveniently tied to the tablet to prevent being misplaced. Intel Education Solutions have also been built into the tablet to complement the curriculum, such as: Foxit* Mobile PDF – Fast and flexible, Foxit* Mobile PDF lets students easily read online texts and explore rich content. They can bookmark for easy reference and make their own...

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LINE to get its own Samsung Galaxy Gear app

Even if Samsung’s smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, is yet to hit our local shores, mobile messaging app LINE is already prepared for it. An optimized version of the free call and messaging app from Naver will come pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy Gear which is expected to go on sale next month. The Galaxy Gear version of LINE will let users receive free phone calls, view their chat logs, send stickers, and toggle notifications for incoming messages from their smartwatch device. They of course can’t make calls and send messages from Galaxy Gear. Registration is also not possible through the smartwatch. The application is currently being designed with users of Samsung’s smartphones in mind, with plans to offer compatibility with other makers’ devices in the future via a companion app. More details concerning the app and its functions will be announced when the Galaxy Gear goes on sale. The LINE app has achieved status as a global messaging service with over 230 million users worldwide. With its expansion onto smartwatches, LINE Corporation hopes to make its app a widely used multi-device service. Related posts: No related...

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Seagate, Western Digital, HGST, and Toshiba form new storage association

A new forum designed to educate consumers and professionals about the critical role hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) technologies plays in today’s digital age was recently formed by storage industry leaders. Seagate, Western Digital, HGST, and Toshiba formed the Storage Product Association to help storage manufacturers and consumers alike understand the pivotal role that storage offerings such as HDD and SSHD technologies play in an effective storage mix for all consumer and business environments. “The market for storage continues to grow at an explosive rate with estimates now predicting that by 2020 demand will reach 6 zettabytes annually,” said Jeff Burke, Seagate vice president of strategic marketing and research.  “As the purveyor of the broadest storage portfolio in the industry, Seagate is committed to sharing the benefits of storage technologies and the right storage mix for consumer and enterprise needs. We are pleased to join SPA as we view the association as an excellent forum for educating the public at large.” In addition to informing customers, partners, members and users about current storage offerings, SPA will strive to provide balanced and informative information to the marketplace about cutting-edge storage technologies such as shingle magnetic recording and heat-assisted magnetic recording and the role these new technologies may serve in the future. Making its debut recently at the Flash Memory Summit 2013, SPA founding members participated together in a panel titled, “Solid State Hybrid Drives Help Meet Today’s Storage Requirements” to discuss the pivotal role of hard disk drives and solid state hybrid drives. The panel discussion took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. John Rydning, IDC’s research vice president, for hard drives and semiconductors, moderated the panel. For more information, go to www.storage-products-association.org and on Twitter, @storageproducts. Related posts: No related...

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