Globe commences restoration of sites in Eastern Samar

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:46 p.m.

GLOBE Telecom said Monday the network operations team of the company is now working on the restoration of a base station controller located in Gigoso, Giporlos in the province of Eastern Samar.

IPC expands data center operations in new facility

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:21 p.m.

IP CONVERGE Data Services Inc. (IPC), a frontrunner in the Philippines’ cloud services and data center operations space, officially opened its third and largest internet data center facility in southern Metro Manila.

A Brown Consortium, MTD team up for infra projects

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 06:58 p.m.

PASIG CITY — A Brown Company, Inc., a key player in real estate and agribusiness in Southern Philippines and has also ventured into the power sector, is now looking to expand its presence through a series of infrastructure projects meant to address worsening traffic conditions in key cities.

AirAsia offers super low fares in Visit Bohol 2015 fair

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 05:46 p.m.

MANILA -- Bohol is moving to become the must-go destination in the Philippines, as it launches new and exciting tourist attractions with rock bottom prices for airfares, hotels, resorts and tours during a travel fair to be held in Glorieta Mall in Makati City on December 8-10.

Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto said: “We will also formally launch our newest campaign titled: 'Behold...BOHOL,' which was developed with the help of CNN’s branding expert Anita Mendiratta. Bohol is the first province that benefitted from an outreach program of CNN.”

Phone trumps online options for customer service

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 05:34 p.m.

SINGAPORE -- The use of social media and mobile apps for customer service has doubled since 2011, but according to Nice Systems' (NASDAQ: Nice) Global Customer Experience Survey, 88 percent of customers still elect to pick up the phone and call.

"On average, customers use about six different channels to contact companies for various customer service questions, issues, or complaints -- ranging from social media to email to trying to solve the problem themselves on the company website," said Raghav Sahgal, president of APAC.

Globe mulls expanding operations in Asean region

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 05:34 p.m.

GLOBE Telecom President & CEO Ernest Cu said the Philippine telecommunications provider is exploring the possibility of expanding its operations within the Asean region to complement relatively strong economic growth within the region.

Globe extends smartphone ownership to prepaid customers with GoGadgets

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 06:27 p.m.

IN ANOTHER pioneering move, Globe Telecom is boosting smartphone penetration in the country with an innovative offer that allows prepaid customers to avail themselves of discounted devices and get rebates with GoGadgets.

GoGadgets is the first-of-its-kind prepaid service that allows customers to create their own prepaid bundle by choosing a gadget from a menu of discounted Android phones ranging from as low as P2,699 to P7,899.

DOT, BPI make banking more fun in the Philippines

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:01 a.m.

THE continuous development of business districts and infrastructures, along with the massive efforts of promoting our historical and natural sites to the global market-at-large, is proof that the country's economy is on the rise. With this, the influx of foreigners traveling to the Philippines has been growing steadily – making tourism a key contributor to Philippine economic growth.

PHGifts give a gift Christmas contest

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 03:15 p.m.

GENEROSITY is part of human nature, the very reason why giving gifts especially on an occasion is expected. In fact, psychology says that people may even like giving gifts more than receiving them. There is so much with the word "gift" that people are getting excited to whenever they hear such.

Canon creates a friendship bridge in Asia

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 01:03 a.m.

MORE than 80 children across the country celebrated cultural diversity by building friendships with those of different nationalities across Asia.

With the aim to bridge cultures despite differences, Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc. (CMPI) launched their second year of promoting Canon Image Bridge.

Power Mac Center offers free iOS 8 event

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 04:32 p.m.

POWER Mac Center kicks off its Christmas campaign “Inspire Joy” with an iOS 8 event.

Learn the particulars of iOS 8 and more about the latest accessories as Power Mac Center, the most reliable Apple partner in the Philippines, hosts the iOS 8 event that provides an overview of Apple’s mobile operating system and features the best of today’s accessories.

Acquire BPO’s growth trajectory amplified with acquisition of Shore Solutions Inc.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

ACQUIRE BPO has recently completed the 100 percent acquisition of Shore Solutions Inc., one of the fastest-growing BPOs in the Philippines, adding approximately 2000 employees to provide a full suite of outsourcing operations for major corporations located across Asia, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

This is the second acquisition by Acquire in less than 12 months and fortifies their strategic plans to accelerate growth as well as increase market share in the BPO industry.

AirAsia Zest offers P0.01 seat sale

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 05:58 p.m.

MANILA -- AirAsia Zest, the Filipino low cost carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline for six consecutive years, is proud to offer P0.01 seat sale for all domestic and international destinations.

Promo seats are available for booking starting November 10 at www.airasia.com until November 16, 2014, for the travel period from June 10, 2015 to January 17, 2016.

Autodesk announces $100 Million Spark Investment Fund

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 08:22 p.m.

AUTODESK, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has announced that it intends to invest up to $100 million in 3D printing companies over the next several years. The Spark Investment Fund, which will be operated within Autodesk, is the first of its kind for the 3D printing industry and will invest in entrepreneurs, startups and researchers who push the boundaries of 3D printing technology and accelerate the new industrial revolution.

Nonprofit Bonneville Environmental Foundation energizes operations with NetSuite

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

Bonneville Environmental Foundation is not your typical nonprofit, as Felicia Phillips, the organization’s CFO and VP of Operations, is quick to point out.

“We’re small, but our reach is quite big and quite broad,” said Phillips, a six-year veteran of the 18-person nonprofit in Portland, Ore. “We’re very complex for a nonprofit of our size. We operate in a relatively volatile industry in which most of our competitors are for-profit companies.”

Brainly creators get $9M funding

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 04:10 p.m.

BRAINLY, the creator of Brainly.ph, a website designed to allow students help each other with schoolwork, announced that it has raised $9 million in a funding round led by General Catalyst Partners.

Previous and new investors, including Point Nine Capital, Learn Capital, and Runa Capital, also participated in the round.

USANA recognized for ethical business practices 5 years in a row

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 01:36 p.m.

FOR the fifth consecutive year, USANA Health Sciences has been recognized as one of 52 dedicated Direct Selling Association (DSA) member companies to take part in the 2014 DSA Code of Ethics Communication Initiative. While participation in the program is optional for DSA member companies, doing so demonstrates USANA's dedication to promote and embody the industry Code of Ethics.

New Dell commercial PC portfolio delivers more productivity in smaller, thinner devices

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 01:22 a.m.

AS A global leader in providing the most secure and manageable commercial PC solutions, Dell today debuted sleek, completely redesigned additions to its trusted Latitude and OptiPlex portfolio: the Latitude 7000 Series 2-in-1 detachable laptop; the Latitude 3000 and 5000 Series laptops; and the OptiPlex 9020 and 3020 Micro desktop PCs. Dell also introduced new additions to its monitor line-up further expanding its global leadership in flat panel displays.

Secretary Del Rosario is ‘MAP Management Man of the Year 2014’

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:40 p.m.

THE Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) announced recently the selection of Secretary Albert F. del Rosario of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as the “MAP Management Man of the Year 2014” awardee.

New banquets packages at Manila Pavilion

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 02:09 p.m.

CELEBRATING significant occasions at the Manila Pavilion Hotel bring not just pleasant memories but a host of exciting amenities and specially designed banquet packages to suit the needs and preferences of discerning guests.

Whether it be for meetings, seminars, or conferences, weddings, birthdays, debuts, and other social events, the hotel offers enticing packages replete with the intricacies of an exquisite reception.

AMD Appoints Dr. Lisa Su as president and chief executive officer

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:00 p.m.

AMD (NYSE: AMD) recently announced that its board of directors has appointed Dr. Lisa Su as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Dr. Su, 44, succeeds Rory Read, 52, who has stepped down as president and chief executive officer, and member of the board of directors, as part of a transition plan. Read will support the transition in an advisory role, remaining with the company through the end of 2014.

Globe’s Ernest Cu is lone Pinoy exec in Power 100 list

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 01:31 p.m.

GLOBE Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu is the only Filipino executive to make to it to the Global Telecoms Business Power 100 for 2014.

Power 100 is the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most powerful people in telecoms worldwide.

Globe completes HSPA+ rollout; network now 100% 4G

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 07:07 p.m.

GLOBE Telecom practically completed last month the rollout of the HSPA+ technology, equipping its network with 100% 4G coverage, thereby providing its customers with faster and more reliable wireless internet connectivity.

Globe Telecom expands LTE-TDD, LTE-FDD footprint in VisMin

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 05:00 p.m.

GLOBE Telecom is expanding its LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD footprint in Visayas and Mindanao as it activated its first site in Lahug, Cebu City as part of an initiative to further expand the telecommunication provider’s mobile ultra-broadband infrastructure in central and southern provinces of the country.

Globe Business bolsters top Carrier Ethernet events

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 04:42 p.m.

BEING at the forefront of technologies in enterprise connectivity by deploying superior data connections, Globe Business has been aggressively promoting the utilization of Carrier Ethernet (CE) in the industry, as well as the corresponding benefits it can provide to its customers in the Philippines.

Globe partners with Weather Philippines Foundation

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 02:42 p.m.

GLOBE Telecom has partnered with Weather Philippines Foundation to provide localized and real-time weather updates to help the public prepare for typhoons, heavy rains and severe flooding.

Survey: 945 Pinoy investors optimistic on pensions

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:51 p.m.

THE majority of Filipino investors are satisfied with their government pension, but this sentiment is based on specific assumptions and a cash-dominant approach to retirement working out, according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index.

Two-thirds of respondents said they are confident that their government pension would be enough to meet their needs upon retirement -- the highest level of all surveyed markets.

Phoenix Petroleum, Cebu Pacific sign 10-year supply contract

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 05:53 p.m.

LEADING independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines and leading carrier Cebu Pacific marked a decade of strong and indispensable partnership with the signing of a 10-year renewable supply contract recently.

Under the agreement, Phoenix Petroleum will construct a Jet A-1 storage facility in Tayud, Consolacion, Cebu, to be used by Cebu Pacific to store their Jet A-1 fuel.

10 sugar-producing provinces ‘vulnerable’ to Asean integration

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 03:49 p.m.

WORKERS in the country's top 10 sugar-producing provinces are in danger of losing their jobs if the local industry could not keep pace with the competition in Southeast Asia, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said Sunday.

The provinces are Negros Occidental, Bukidnon, Batangas, Negros Oriental, Iloilo, Tarlac, Capiz, North Cotabato, Davao del Sur, and Cebu, said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

DTSI Group supports PH BPOs at 15th Annual Call Center Week

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 07:28 p.m.

DTSI Group rallied support for the Philippine BPO industry during its stint as a featured exhibitor and sponsor of the 15th Annual Call Center Week last June 9 – 13, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to DTSI president and CEO Miguel C. Garcia, promoting the Philippines as a prime investment venue for outsourcing as well as a great source of highly talented BPO manpower is an advocacy that his company strongly believes in.

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