Using technology to preserve, spread heritage

Gabii sa Kabilin or Night of Heritage offered Cebuanos last Friday the opportunity to visit museums and heritage areas until midnight. The yearly activity was started in 2006 by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (Rafi) and patterned after the Long Night of Museums in Germany. This year, however, the event had a tech twist –Continue reading “Using technology to preserve, spread heritage”

Start up, get ready to go

The excitement was palpable in last Thursday night’s meetup among Cebu startups at the office of the Cebu Educational Development Foundation for Information Technology (Cedf-it). So was the sense of optimism. Members of the TechTalks.ph community, which is hosted in an account with meetup.com, gathered to meet other members with the arrival in Cebu ofContinue reading “Start up, get ready to go”

Nokia launches 2 ‘feature-rich’ dual-SIM phones in Cebu

Nokia Philippines launched in Cebu yesterday the Nokia X1-01 and Nokia C2-00, two phones capable of working with two subscriber identity modules (SIM) cards at the same time. Nokia Philippines corporate communications manager Nikka Abes said the two phones will likely be available in Cebu in June or July. Abes said that while it mayContinue reading “Nokia launches 2 ‘feature-rich’ dual-SIM phones in Cebu”

Old computers cause stress, cost more: Intel

OLD computers not only cost companies more for maintenance and power bills, they also contribute to high levels of stress for users, officials of Intel Philippines said Thursday. Intel partnered with Harris Interactive to conduct a survey on technology and stress and found that many users feel frustrated “waiting for technology to catch up withContinue reading “Old computers cause stress, cost more: Intel”

Smart offers unlimited calling within its network nationwide with Smartalk

Smart Communications is offering its subscribers unlimited calling within its network through the Smartalk service, which will be available nationwide starting tomorrow, June 26. Under the service, which was formally unveiled in Cebu yesterday, Smart subscribers can make unlimited calls to other users in its network using two subscription plans: Smartalk 100 and Smartalk 500.Continue reading “Smart offers unlimited calling within its network nationwide with Smartalk”

DevCon Visayas to host hackathon, talks on software, web development

SOFTWARE engineers from all over the country are scheduled to meet in a conference in Cebu City on Friday, June 26, to talk about technical issues on software development. DevCon Visayas offers free admissions to its technical sessions on such topics as cloud computing, social networking and content management systems through sponsors Oracle and G2iX.Continue reading “DevCon Visayas to host hackathon, talks on software, web development”

Sony Ericsson shows off Cyber-shot phones in smiles campaign

Sony Ericsson is embarking on a national campaign to collect 1 million digital photos of people smiling andraise P1 million for the United Nations Children’s Fund or Unicef. For each smile Sony Ericsson photographs of people who visit their booths in SM malls all over the country, P1 will go to Unicef. The campaign isContinue reading “Sony Ericsson shows off Cyber-shot phones in smiles campaign”

Microsoft launches Windows Server 2008 Foundation in Cebu

Microsoft Philippines launched this morning in Cebu the Windows Server 2008 Foundation, its server solution for small and medium businesses. Microsoft Philippines Geo-Expansion Lead Boy Bawal said the product will help small companies grow their businesses and boost their competitiveness. Windows Server 2008 Foundation is a server solution that allows a company with less thanContinue reading “Microsoft launches Windows Server 2008 Foundation in Cebu”

Sony Expo 2008 opens in Cebu City

THE worldwide financial crisis has not affected sales of Sony, the company’s president for the Philippines said yesterday. Sony Philippines president and managing director Toshiya Kagita told reporters in Cebu on Friday that sales of the company’s products were good. He also said the company had no plans of laying off workers amid widespread reportsContinue reading “Sony Expo 2008 opens in Cebu City”

Davao, Cebu bloggers meet

A dozen or so Cebu-based bloggers met in Bo’s Coffee Club on Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City yesterday afternoon. Winston organized the gathering by posting an invitation in his site for a meet-up. Winston and Blogie Robillo then shared with Cebu bloggers how they were able to organize the Davao blogging community. I came intoContinue reading “Davao, Cebu bloggers meet”