AirAsia piso fare is back

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 05:46 p.m.

MANILA -- The highly-anticipated AirAsia piso fare is back again, with more than three million seats up for grabs to over 20 countries across AirAsia Group's wide route network, including AirAsia X.

(Piso fare seats are P1 base fare excluding airport taxes, fees and optional services. Terms and conditions apply.)

Torre Lorenzo grows portfolio with luxury developments

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 03:10 p.m.

MAKATI CITY -- Real estate developer Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation (Torre Lorenzo) is expanding its key property offerings across the country, with a focus on creating prime communities that enhance the way people live.

“A number of ongoing luxury residential projects will become integral in Torre Lorenzo’s growing portfolio,” said Tomas P. Lorenzo, president of Torre Lorenzo.

E-commerce car site Carmudi appeals to telcos on mobile data

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 11:05 p.m.

ONLINE vehicle platform Carmudi expressed belief that more online-based business would come out should the local telecommunications companies would boost their mobile data usage.

Subir Lohani, managing director of Carmudi Philippines, said, "Currently the low mobile data usage and penetration is one of the challenges they see when it comes to online-based businesses like Carmudi."

Power Mac Center levels up app arcade tourney with Arcadium for 2

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 06:23 p.m.

THE long wait is over for Power Mac Center’s App Arcade Tournament as the premier Apple partner in the Philippines rolls off Arcadium for 2.

PAL resumes Manila-New York flights

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 10:22 a.m.

MANILA -- After almost two decades of absence, flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has started flying to New York again after stopping its flight to the route for nearly two decades.

Emerson Network Power CommsConnect Technology Forum empowers local telcos

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 09:56 p.m.

EMERSON Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing reliability, deployment speed and operational efficiency for communications networks, pushed for modernization of local telcos in the recent CommsConnect Technology Forum held in Makati City.

Maybank introduces mobile app

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 03:30 p.m.

WITH the rising demand to make banking fast, accessible and convenient nowadays, Maybank Philippines, Inc. rose to the challenge yet again by launching the Maybank2U (M2U) Mobile Banking App as part of its commitment to bring banking and innovation together beyond its physical presence.

The M2U mobile app enables clients to perform different banking transactions with a tap on their mobile phones.

Be tagged as a TAGAI driver

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 05:48 p.m.

PARIS Miki Inc., Japan’s largest optical chain store with more than 800 stores established in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, recently launched the newest top-of-the-line driving eyewear brand TAGAI.

This new brand is offering the best options in driving eyewear to the very meticulous consumers in the Philippines. TAGAI comes from the Japanese character that means “unity.” In Japanese, TAG = fold and AI = love.

Power Mac Center’s summer workshop is back on its 8th year

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 04:19 p.m.

POWER Mac Center, through its Apple Authorized Training Center (AATC), presents a specialized educational opportunity for children to gain or enhance their digital skills during summer break with the return of Summer Workshop.

Carmudi secures $25M in new funding for Asia and Latin America

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:16 p.m.

BERLIN, Germany – Carmudi, a leading car classified site backed by Rocket Internet, has raised $25 million to strengthen its operations in Asia and Latin America. Investors include Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a joint venture of Rocket Internet and Ooredoo, Holtzbrinck Ventures, a leading consumer internet investor, Tengelmann Ventures, a division of international multi-sector retailer Tengelmann Group, and a private investor.

AirAsia reconnects Cebu-Kota Kinabalu

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 06:54 p.m.

MANILA -- AirAsia Philippines, the Filipino low cost carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, said it will recommence direct flights between Cebu and Kota Kinabalu on March 27 with four flights weekly or every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Promotional seats from as low as P699, one-way, are available for booking now until February 8 at www.airasia.com with travel period from March 27, 2015 to March 26, 2016.

Emerson Network Power identifies six data center trends to watch in 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 05:05 p.m.

EMERSON Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today identified six data center trends that will grow in importance in 2015 as data center operators seek ways to respond to dynamic market conditions as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Bayantel confident NTC will decide in its favor

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 05:34 p.m.

BAYAN Telecommunications Inc. (Bayantel) has expressed its full confidence in the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to approve its joint petition with Globe before the regulatory agency for the change in ownership of Bayantel that will complete its rehabilitation.

Bayantel said it is confident in the wisdom of NTC’s decision-making process to allow the change in the majority shareholder of Bayantel for the greater benefit of the consumers.

New SyCipLaw Corporate Services head announced

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:03 p.m.

SYCIP Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) has announced the appointment of Simeon Ken R. Ferrer as the new head of the firm's Corporate Services Department.

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.