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Friday, January 29, 2016

More on Hoverboard and CD-R king’s iRover

Have u ever tried levitation? Glide without touching the ground? Uncanny as it seemed to be Super Saiyans of Dragon Ball Z & Magneto of the X-Men amongst others have perfected that kind of ability. Picture yourself doing so, isn’t it exciting? CD-R King your one-stop media provider once again spices up an extraordinary treat, iRover. A high-tech yet affordable gadget in-line with CD-R King’s effort to bring technology to the general public.

iRover lets you experience superiority in balance. It makes you gain control and progress at your own pace liberating your feet off the ground. An exhilarating thrill that makes one experience the same. CD-R King provided the hoveroard utilized by eleven Housemates in one of their weekly task at Pinoy Big Brothers, were Miyo emerged as the Pinoy Big Brother 2015 winner. 


iRover is the newest hovercraft unit released by CD-R King, designed not just for comfort but also tone your leg and foot muscles, contrary to the concern of some parent on cutting the walking strides of their kids whenever they utlize the board. iRover uses the smart balance technology that uses leg muscle in moving around thus it can help strengthen your lower body.

iRover can climb up to 15degrees with speed of 10 kilometers per hour and can go as far as 20 kilometer on a single full charge. It uses a Tubeless tire and Brush DC Motor with 36V, 4.4 Lithuim-ion battery hat charges on 300watt power. This variant comes in colors of Red, Blue or White.

Considered as the “IT” Toy in 2016, iRover of CD-R King makes it easier for you to acquire this gadget through 6 months credit card payment for east west and Metrobank credit card holders and comes with a 3-month warranty for a worry –free purchase. Visit CD-R King near you. For more details visit CD-R King’s website at www.cdrking.com.

 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Star Dome organizes Star Dome Cosplay Encore 2016 at Star City


Star Dome in cooperation with Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) and Red Cloud Interactive will be bringing cosplay and Japanese music and culture to Star Dome and Star City.  The event ill be on February 13, 2016 just in time for Valentines Day.

At the Stardome, you will see the dragon, and other mystical creatures come alive. Characters that you only see in books and in movies can now be seen as they come alive before your eyes in four dimensions. This is the first ever projection of its kind in the Philippines. This is the main reason why cosplay is seen as very appropriate partner of the attraction.



Fantasm Cosplay will be the format of the cosplay competition and winners will be selected based on the realistic appearance and portrayal of their characters. Category Winners will receive Php2,000 each and includes Realism Award, Difficulty Award, Costume Award, and Engagement Award. The grand winner – Fantasm Award will receive Php3,000 in cash. There will also be an award for the Best Child cosplayer which will receive Php1,000 in cash plus a big toy from Star City.

Everyone is invited to the event cosplayers and those who just want to watch and enjoy the event. Entrance is only Php150 and already includes Star City entrance, 3 regular rides and entrance to Star Dome. Regular rate for this is Php480.



Besides the cosplay competition, Ma-i Komiks an emerging Pinoy Manga supported by Naruto Cosplayers will also be giving away 100 copies of Book 1. You can also get the complete set of 5 books of Ma-I during the event.

Japanese cover group and performers Raindrop, Vs Project, Ivy! Musume, Twinkle and Elaine Lachica will also be gazing the event and entertaining everyone.

For those who want to register for the event you can visit www.narutocosplayers.com. Ride-All-You-Can tickets and Special Passes to Spinning Manila Live concert in Manila will be given away to lucky winners.

Aishteru Anime will be the official organizational partner of the event together with Cosplay Against Bullying.

Official media partners for the event includes Blue Pirate Channel, The Cosplay and Anime Cafe, Ayaldev.com, OtakuPlay, and Reverie Wonderland.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Aquabest Renews Partnership With BPI Family Ka-Negosyo


Aquabest has renewed its partnership with BPI Family Savings Bank as an accredited franchisor for its BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Franchising Loan.

The company was among the pioneer batch of accredited franchisors and has been recognized as a Best List brand by the bank. The company's prospective franchisees can enjoy favorable and flexible financing terms from BPI Family Savings Bank.

"Our renewed partnership with BPI Family Ka-Negosyo is a testament to our company's hard work to building a strong brand and business that has helped our franchisees succeed as entrepreneurs. At the same time, it continues to make it easier for aspiring entrepreneurs to set up their dream business" says Carson Tan, Aquabest's President and CEO.

For a franchise to be included in the Best List means it is an established, profitable and franchisee-friendly brand. Most of the companies in the list are profitable, having a return on investment (ROI) of less than three years. Aspiring entrepreneurs taking out a BPI Family Ka- Negosyo Franchising Loan on Aquabest can enjoy incentives such as no collateral loan, shorter processing time and no processing fee. 


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ball Pit Manila: The Adults-Only Playground

This coming March 2016, get ready to experience a part of your childhood, again, and again. Ball Pit Manila, is going to be the COOLEST adults-only playground to hit the city.

While we are waiting for the opening date (tentatively on March 1, 2016), here are some things to know about this awesome Adults-only* place that will let you feel how it's like to be a kid again:

  • Features 80,000 balls to play with, and FREE coffee to boot!
  • The standard hourly rate (at a limited time only) is P299 (from P499)
  • Ball Pit Manila is coming to Makati. More details (hopefully) by February 2016.
  • It's not just a "playground", based on Ball Pit Manila's home page, you can also have your conference meetings and organize team buildings
  • Schedule is Tue-Sun: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

*The youngest Ball Pit Manila can accommodate is 16 years of age

Image from http://www.ballpitmanila.com/

Image from http://www.ballpitmanila.com/

Here is the teaser video that will give you a glimpse of what is coming:


Remember what it is like to be a kid again and get lost in Ball Pit Manila's amazing sea of balls! Book as early as now to avail Php200 off and get in for only Php299, instead of php499 (slots are running out fast). 

For special events and large group rates, email Ballpitmanila@gmail.com

As the saying goes, "All work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy)". Now, you can play while you work or just play!

Keep yourself updated! Like and follow Ball Pit Manila's social media channels:


The Dawn of Digitally-Enabled Philippines: IDC Philippines Releases 2016 Top 10 ICT Predictions

Manila, January 8, 2016 – IDC Philippines announced today its top predictions for the Philippine ICT industry, which underscores the importance of digital transformation (DX) in driving business growth for both enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on the 3rd Platform. Businesses in the Philippines need to transform into a digitally-led organization through the use of 3rd Platform and innovation accelerators in order to capture value-producing opportunities, pursue new revenue streams, and change an existing business model. 

According to IDC, 3rd Platform technologies include the 4 pillars of cloud, mobility, Big Data analytics, and social, as well as the 6 innovation accelerators of IoT, cognitive computing, robotics, 3D printing, virtual/augmented reality, and next-gen security.

Jubert Alberto, country head, IDC Philippines, says, "Companies in the Philippines that do not start a DX initiative will find themselves struggling to respond to changing market demands and competitive pressures. Digitalization has been heightening industry competition as it paves the way for business process excellence and new monetization and business models. Given increasing industry disruptions brought about by digitalization, it is high time for Philippine enterprises and SMEs to make the move into DX to help them scale up in leadership, omni-experience, information, operating models, and worksource transformation."

Moreover, Alberto adds, "IT leaders in every Filipino organization must transform the IT organization into a true business transformation engine through IDC's new DX leadership framework, Leading in 3D or 3-Dimensional Leadership. Its goal is to 'Innovate', 'Integrate,' and 'Incorporate' IT within the organization to achieve business-driven objectives."

This year, IDC’s top predictions are rebranded as IDC FutureScapes for both technology buyers/CxOs and ICT suppliers.

#1: DX-guided enterprise strategy. By the end of 2019, 80% of enterprise strategies will include a significant DX component.

"Globalization, availability of analytics, and the Internet as an economic engine require nearly every enterprise strategy and significant business change initiative to involve some aspect of 'digital,' whether it is improving customer experience or internal operations or creating digital products and services. DX is leveraging IDC's 3rd Platform — cloud, mobility, Big Data and analytics (BDA), and social business — to improve business agility, effectiveness, and customer satisfaction," says Alon Anthony Rejano, analyst, IDC Philippines.

#2: Authentic experiences. By 2020, 80% of Filipino B2C companies will have created an immersive and authentic omni-experience for customers, partners, and employees.

Jerome Dominguez, analyst, IDC Philippines, states, "In the past, effective marketing for Filipino enterprises meant investing huge sums of money on traditional media such as print and TV. Today, the continuous digital transformation is changing the way Filipino consumers respond to marketing. Filipino consumers are making more use of social media than they  used to in the past, hence there is a greater need for companies to assess how they market their products and services in the digital space."

#3: Security and risk management. By 2017, 30% of IT organizations will shift their focus to advanced "contain and control" security and away from a perimeter mentality.
"By 2017, IDC expects traditional Philippine enterprises to be forced to make significant operational changes to adjust to the accelerating disruption in the ICT industry. As Filipino enterprises evolve to an information-led, information-centric business model, the strategic importance of a strong security governance model will be critical as the uptake of 3rd Platform technologies among businesses will widen the attack surface," says Dominguez. 

#4: Government focus on ICT. Digitalization at a national level will continue to be a challenge but significant push will be felt in 2016.

"Although there are administrative hurdles stalling progress, IDC expects the Filipino government to pursue eGovernment initiatives geared toward digitalizing processes and improving transparency more actively this 2016. This also includes initiatives around Smart City and public WiFi systems in major centers in the country," says Dominguez.

#5: Enterprise “tingi pack.” By the end of 2016, enterprise “tingi pack” for cloud and IT services will thrive among SMEs.

"The enterprise tingi pack is going to be common in the consumption of IT products and services. As the demand for cloud and other IT services increases among local SMEs, the pay-as-you-go model will not only help grow the providers’ business but also support SMEs in starting a business using IT tools that are budget-friendly, flexible, and competitive," says Rejano.
   
#6: Realign suppliers and partners. By 2020, more than 30% of the IT vendors will not exist as we know them today, requiring a realignment of preferred vendor relationships.

The new technologies, offerings, business models, competitors, partners, and buyers in the emerging DX economy are putting tremendous pressure on traditional IT suppliers and accelerating some new players to market leadership roles. Over the next several years, we will see nonstop shifts in vendor fortunes, with almost one-third of today's leading suppliers acquired, merged, downsized, or significantly re-positioned. "While the traditional IT suppliers are all migrating their offerings and organizations to the 3rd Platform and DX worlds, providing the customers migration paths, the impact is that they may or may not emerge from that transition as market leaders," says Rejano.

#7: Skills-based marketplaces. By 2016, skills-based virtual coworkers in the Philippines will continue to grow, spurring 3rd Platform usage and further outsourcing opportunities.

Nicolo Santos, analyst, IDC Philippines, says, "Online freelance jobs are taking off, offering job opportunities to many Filipinos at the comfort of their homes. As of 2015, there are approximately 1.3 million online freelancers in the Philippines, a number considered to be one of the highest in the world. By 2016, there will be an additional 500,000 web-based workers to be employed in different online job platforms, specifically coming from the countryside, according to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)."
  
#8: Digitalized brick and mortar stores. By 2020, "brick and mortar" stores will provide retailers with new sources of data to create bigger traction and increase patronization and customer base through digital experiences.

An effective way by which an eTailer venturing into offline channel can effectively differentiate itself from its competition is through coming up with a digital store strategy of its “brick and mortar” estate to provide a personalized customer experience akin to online. Digitalizing “brick and mortar” stores does not only entail deployment of cutting-edge technology solutions to improve in-store experience; it also makes way for competitive data gathering. “There is a lot of potential to be realized from analyzing the multiple data sources generated from digitalizing physical stores — information that will allow retailers to both identify and target casual shoppers and, in the process, allow them to better position their products and services to stimulate loyalty to their brand,” adds Dominguez. 

#9: AiO cards. By 2019, Filipinos will use all-in-one (AiO) cards more predominantly as DX allows bridges of retail payment methods to become more interconnected.
"With a flourishing retail industry, IDC believes that payment processes will be evolving significantly quicker than before as digital disruptions continue to come about. Just recently, Manila’s Railway Systems (MRT, LRT 1, and LRT 2) started offering reloadable cards that can be topped up online. This is an auspicious start in the government’s drive to digitalizing payment methods," says Linus Go, analyst, IDC Philippines. 
#10: DX adoption in various sectors. DX will start to take off in "non-IT-intensive" industries like agribusiness and resource industries in 2016. 

IDC expects businesses in non-IT-intensive industries such as agriculture, agribusiness, and resource industries to adopt 3rd Platform technologies to bring innovations in their business models and consumption patterns. "The introduction of new information and communication technologies (ICT) in these industries could make these industries more sustainable as it transforms the businesses and drive more organizations to pursue innovation-centric projects with ICT at their core," says Rejano.


About IDC
IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

TopBuzz: All the local news at your finger tips

"The modern world is fast-paced and dynamic; it can only be negotiated effectively through the use of technology." - Matt Pitts

Catching up on the latest news has never been easy. AMXWorks is bringing you a FREE Android application that will "deliver the hottest and trending stories buzzing all around the Philippines" right at your fingertips. Available through Google Play store and Pinoy AppShop of Cherry Mobile, all you need is 2.2MB of storage space in your device and you can enjoy easy access to the latest headlines from leading news sources on a daily basis and so much more.



As a news aggregation application, the news category alone has 50 of the newspapers' headlines. There are also 11 other categories that have 25 articles aggregated into it.



Here are all of the categories:

  • Latest
  • Buzz
  • Featured
  • News
  • Sports
  • Lifestyle
  • Business
  • Technology
  • Videos
  • Deals
  • Jobs
  • Events






The application has a straightforward interface. You can navigate through the other categories by bringing up the sub-menu at the left side of the application, click on the category you like and the feed loads up. If you want to check if a new article is added, just swipe down to reload the feed.

Personally, I like to keep myself updated with news about sports and technology. Having a "one-stop shop for news and more" makes my life a lot simpler because I don't need to open a lot of websites just to be updated.

To sum up, here is what I think the advantage of having this nifty application:

  • Low disk space requirement, only 2.2MB is needed
  • A variety of categories to browse through
  • Straightforward interface, very user-friendly


What are you waiting for? Download the TopBuzz App now for FREE! Please also like the TopBuzz Facebook Page to be updated about the application.



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