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RAPPLER SOCIAL MEDIA WARRIOR RAISA SERAFICA TALKS ABOUT RESPONSIBLE SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS

Weather Wiser Influencers’ Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness Summit in Cebu

 

 Weather Philippines Foundation in cooperation with Cebu Pacific Air, brought us to Cebu last July 21-22 for the Weather Wiser Influencers’ Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness Summit. It was a two-day trip which included a familiarization and urbanized heritage tour around the city of Cebu on the first day and social media summit on the second day held at Summit Circle Hotel last July 22. In partnership with Cebu Pacific Air, Rappler, and City Savings, Weather Philippines also invited local school and university educators to a one-day social media awareness day. The summit covered the responsible use […]

LAPU-LAPU MONUMENT AT CEBU PROVINCIAL CAPITOL

Weather Philippines Foundation gets urbanized with Cebu Heritage Tour

 

 Did you know that long before the colonizing powers of the West arrived, Cebu was once called Zubu and was already an important trading center and one of the oldest trading location known as parian is here in this city? Before Ferdinand Magellan, it was the Chinese traders who discovered and were particularly attracted, not only to goods; but tot the honesty of the natives of Zubu, and it was the ‘ideal safe harbor’ because of the protection in the east given by the Mactan Island. This was just an introduction of what we rediscovered during our recent stay in Cebu. […]

EUROPEAN CARPOOLING MOBILE APP WUNDER ENTERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

European ride-sharing app Wunder starts carpooling commuters from Quezon City to Makati

 

 While everyone is busy comparing who’s got the best rides between Uber and Grab, a new player in the Philippine shore has silently entered into the Pacific introducing a quite the same carpooling ride-sharing app from Germany, Wunder. On an email directly sent to us by Wunder, said that the European carpooling mobile app was initially launched in Manila in February and there have been more than 7 thousand users that joined the community generating around 45 thousand carpool matches of people going in the same direction at the same time. Based on the survey that Wunder initiated, over 20,000 people […]

CENTURY SUPERBODS NATION 2016 FINALISTS WITH ANNE CURTIS-SMITH

Who’s your bet for the Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016?

 

 The names are out. And on April 10, 2016, we will be a witness to this year’s Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016 winners. From the 26 fitspiration aspirants, only two will emerge as the Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016 title winner and everyone, including you, can take part of the action in this electrifying search – by joining the online voting for your favorite Superbods 2016 finalist. Simply download the Century Tuna Superbods App from Google Playstore or App Store for iOS users. Look out for and purchase selected Century Tuna Flakes in Oil in 180 grams with can toppers […]

KATA I3LTE

Kata i3L, your perfect lifestyle buddy

 

 Looking for a smartphone that will match your everyday drive doesn’t come with just how much affordable or expensive the mobile device on your hand looks like. It don’t just have to match your lifestyle. It should be your lifestyle buddy. If you’re lifestyle depends on versatility that compliments your daily activities, you must choose a smartphone that can give you the power to maximize its features without sacrificing the things you need everyday. Are you the type of person who’s always on the go who needs fast and quick procedures when it comes to banking? Going to the bank […]

MICROSOFT LUMIA 950 XL HANDS ON REVIEW

Aside from Continuum, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL also rocks with stunning camera specs that is perfect for mobile photography

 

 Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is the current Lumia series top of the line Windows smartphone that has the latest camera technology and running on a Windows 10 OS. The Lumia 950 XL Continuum combines smartphone and desktop experience with features like the Windows Tiles that fans will appreciate. What’s inside the box? Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Product user guide Earphones Battery Charger USB-C cable The design is remarkable with its 5.7-inch size AMOLED covered with Gorilla Glass 4 sheet that gives a corporate and executive look and hefty feel. The Windows desktop experience is brought with ease into the mobile […]

CENTURY TUNA SUPERBODS NATION 2016 WITH ANNE CURTIS-SMITH AND DEREK RAMSAY

Are you curious as to what make Anne Curtis-Smith and Derek Ramsay Superbods fit?

 

 Anne Curtis-Smith and Derek Ramsay are popular showbiz personalities in the country and with all their busy activities and late night appearances, fans wondered how these two gorgeous people maintain their perfectly fit bodies. It’s no secret that they love working out and aside from that they also maintain a healthy lifestyle when it comes to their choices of food. Anne and Derek endorse Century Tuna because they love and believe in the brand and for years they have been part of the hottest Superbods search in the country. Anne and Derek are back in headlining Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016 […]

GRABTAXI, OLA, DIDI KUAIDI, AND LYFT PARTNERSHIP

GrabTaxi, Ola, Didi, and Lyft join forces for better ride share transport worldwide

 

 The formidable team was born and the pact was sealed as GrabTaxi, Ola, Didi Kuaidi, and Lyft inked a worldwide partnership to lead into the ride sharing business and get ahead of their best competitor, Uber. Sounds like this only happens in the movies but the pride of lions is definitely coming out of the jungle from India, China, US, and Southeast Asia and make a killing with their strategic global partnership, as announced last December 4. These four companies will roll out their partnership by the first quarter of 2016 and this is one heck of a team to beat and […]

FITBIT AVAILABLE IN DIGITAL WALKER AT O% INSTALLMENT UP TO 6 MONTHS

Getting to know your Fitbit Fitness Buddies

 

 When we look up for items online during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Fitbit is one of the products that keeps on showing our dashboard, offering them at discounted prices to beat. Fitbit products are activity trackers, wireless-enabled wearable technology devices that measure data such as the number of steps walked, quality of sleep, steps climbed, and other personal metrics. Now it’s time to get to know more about the Fitbit products and whip yourself into shape with Fitbit’s family of everyday, active and performance fitness products. One Wireless Activity + Sleep Tracker The One is a sleek and sturdy device that […]

LAZADA ONLINE REVOLUTION

Save the date 11/11, The Biggest Sale of the Year #OnlineRevolution

 

 Did you know that November 11 is actually “Singles Day” which is popular in China? November 11 or 11/11 is a day in China to celebrate singlehood and while it’s so popular, e-commerce retailers have turned this special holiday (in China) into the world’s biggest online shopping event. Lazada Philippines, the country’s one stop shopping and selling destination proudly announced Online Revolution , set as the biggest online Christmas sale of the year, a month-long sale kicking off on November 11 and will run until December 12, 2015. Catch the widest and latest items from technology, lifestyle, apparel, toys, kids, […]

GRABEXPRESS DELIVERIES MADE EASY: HOW TO BECOME GRABEXPRESS RIDER

Same day pick-up and delivery courier GrabExpress service available on GrabTaxi app

 

 After testing the beta version for the past few months, GrabExpress is now ready to pick-up and deliver items for only PhP 80. GrabExpress is a courier service available on GrabTaxi app which expanded its features to offer more quality services to all users. With GrabExpress anyone who downloaded and installed the GrabTaxi app can now send documents, parcels, gifts, and more to their loved ones in select areas in Metro Manila. Customers of GrabExpress can send packages that are less than 5kgs with dimensions not exceeding 28x32x12cm*. GrabExpress is available from Mondays to Saturdays, 8AM to 8PM in Alabang, Makati, […]

KATA T MINI 2 REVIEW, SPECS, FEATURES, AND PRICE PHILIPPINES

Kata T Mini 2 review

 

 We’ve been using the latest tablet from Kata – the T Mini 2, and here’s our two-cents thoughts on this device. For a new player in the mobile industry, Kata has already made its mark to the competition offering smartphone and tablets on its basic and mid-range categories that are amazingly superior on their own. Initially available since February 2015, Kata T Mini 2 is a 6.95″ tablet running on Android operating system with an IPS Display (1024 x 600 pixels) with Ambient Light Sensor, Multi Touch, and Proximity Sensor. Under the hood Quad core Media Tek MT8382 1.3 GHz […]

GRABTAXI VERSION 3.0 APP

GrabCar September 2015 promo code

 

 UPDATE: Use TEACH4PH when you book GrabCar and get P50 off from your GrabCar fare beginning on September 7, 2015 up to January 31, 2016. TEACH4PH is an advocacy wherein GrabTaxi Philippines donates P10, for each GrabCar booking made, to Teach for the Philippines. Let’s support this worthy cause to provide Filipino children inclusive, relevant, and excellent education. Now for other related news. Have you installed the latest GrabTaxi 3.0 version? What do you guys think of the latest UI of the redesigned V3.0 app? Have something to add to this story?  Share it in the comments. Viewed 81851 times by 11777 […]

RED PLANET AMORSOLO

Red Planet Hotels opens in Amorsolo, Makati

 

 The latest addition to Asia’s Value Hotels, Red Planet Amorsolo, brings the number of Red Planet rooms in the country to a total of 1,720, redefining the brand as the largest International hotel/operator in the Philippines. Serving tourists and local guests since 2011, Red Planet has been the go-to for budget and affordable overnight and extended stay in Asia. Red Planet has welcomed more than 3 million guests to its 24 hotels and has raised several rounds of capital from private investors and anticipates a future public listing in the region. Red Planet also owns and operates in Indonesia, Japan, […]

BE #WEATHERWISER

Know the weather when planning your trip across the Philippines

 

 Going out of town is always an experience everyone loves to have and enjoy.  Whether it’s part of business or simply leisure, planning for a trip from packing your bags to your itinerary, needs to be as convenient and carefully planned as much as possible to avoid unnecessary things to happen along the way. Do your checklist one day before your planned trip. Check your budget, itinerary, meal planning, hotel you’ll be staying, packing and trip essentials, and the most important thing of all, the weather update in the area you are going. The last checklist has been always the least that most […]

IdeaSpace-backed startup TheKard Inc., makers of Mobkard, seals the deal for P17 million in additional funding led by digital advertising leader Globaltronics Inc. In photo are (from left) IdeaSpace President Earl Martin Valencia, Globaltronics CEO William T. Guido, and TheKard co-founders Francis Uy and Carlo Calimon.

MobKard App announces P17 million in additional funding

 

 IdeaSpace-backed Mobkard App, a location-based mobile loyalty solutions provider and part of the first batch of startups of IdeaSpace, the First Pacific-led tech incubator and accelerator for emerging markets, announced that it has successfully concluded a new 17 million-peso round of funding led by Globaltronics Inc., the country’s leader in digital signage advertising in the Philippines. The new round of funding allows the company to expand its location-based loyalty solutions particularly through the launch of the official Mobkard app, which provides users with the best and the latest deals from the biggest brands that are near their current location using […]

NELBY OQUENDO SHOWS THROTTLE PHILIPPINES DOWNLOADED INTERACTIVE MOTORING MAGAZINE

First App-based interactive motoring magazine, Throttle Philippines is now ready for download on Android and iOS

 

 Throttle Philippines, takes pride as the first App-based interactive motoring magazine in the Philippines. Throttle Philippines recently kicked off in a testosterone packed party that saw the gathering of elite hardcore motorcycling clubs and muscle motorcycle displays. Proudly developed by an all-Filipino team, Throttle Philippines was built to give Filipinos everywhere a fast and easy access to the latest news and updates in the motoring industry. “The motorcycle industry is growing very fast in the Philippines. We believe it will continue to grow and that saturation is still very far from happening,” says Nelby Oquendo, Marketing Manager for Throttle Philippines. […]

BORN2INVEST FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS NEWS APP IN PH

Born2Invest, business and finance news in 80 words or less, launches in PH

 

 With a business model to curate quality finance and business news in concise and intelligible format, Born2Invest, a handy smartphone application, aims to deliver contents from the world’s most trusted sources and condenses them into 80-word summaries. Born2Invest enables the reader to get his daily news fix by sifting through all the insignificant content on the Internet and focusing only on the best finance and business news sourced from channels like CNBC, Forbes, and Financial Times. The app is updated throughout the business day, even on weekends, providing a fresh reading experience that never gets old amid a simple and […]

RYAN JOHNSON, CATEGORIES DIRECTOR, UPWORK, SHARING WHAT THE NEW PLATFORM IS ALL ABOUT.

Upwork debuts new features aimed at connecting business with great talent, faster and easier

 

 For those who are curious, Upwork is the new Elance-oDesk, the world’s largest freelance talent marketplace. Upwork  introduces a new freelance talent platform called Upwork Talent. With this, Upwork freelancer have the opportunities to get paid more and allowed to work at their own pace. Ryan Johnson, Categories Director, Customer Service, Upwork and Ron Cirujano, Country Manager, Philippines, Upwork, meet up with the press at Romulo Cafe this morning as they launch Upwork in the country. This is the first time for Ryan to visit the Philippines and is really excited for the future of Upwork. “Upwork is the way to signify the […]

PLEX WD MY CLOUD INFOGRAPHIC.

All-new “Plex” media server by WD is now available for download

 

 WD, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company and a global leader in storage solutions, is expanding its apps offerings by introducing Plex, an entertainment app that can now be downloaded to and installed on the My Cloud NAS series. This newest media server organizes video, music, and photos from the user’s personal media libraries and streams them to smart TVs, streaming boxes, and even mobile devices. Vice president & general manager, Sven Rathjen said, “WD is committed to a robust application ecosystem for our customers and Plex is a key example of our vision.” “With today’s addition of the Plex app, the […]

ZENFONE 2 UNBOXING AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS.

Zenfone 2 unboxing, review, and first impressions

 

 You are waiting for this, we know. And that is why, we are not taking this any longer for you to see what you’ll be getting at once you purchase your own Asus Zenfone 2 smartphone. Here is our Zenfone 2 unboxing and first impressions review. Initially announced and released last May 16 by none other than Asus CEO Jerry Shen at the World Trade Center during the Experience 2Morrow Asus Philippines Zenfone 2 Launch, we got the first glimpse of what the Zenfone 2 series is capable of. Aside form it being the first smartphone with 4GB of RAM, it also […]

GLOBE WHATSAPP PARTNERSHIP.

Globe, WhatsApp partner for free access on prepaid promo and postpaid plan subscription

 

  To sustain its leadership in the mobile data business, by a revolutionary move, Globe Telecom has signed partnership with WhatsApp to allow their subscribers to enjoy free access to the mobile messaging app with a prepaid promo or with a subscription to their postpaid plan. Free WhatsApp will be available to prepaid and postpaid customers, this will give users access to real-time messaging and voice calling without data charges on any Globe prepaid promo or myLifestyle Plan subscription starting on Thursday, April 30. When subscribed to any of their favorite text, call, or surf promos such as GoSakto, GoUnli25, […]

HONG KONG CITYSCAPE AT NIGHT. Hong Kong skyline view from Victoria Peak. (File photo)

Enjoy FREE mobile access to Skyscanner from SafeZone

 

 Why be afraid of the incurring mobile charges when you browse your favorite websites when you can access them for FREE with SafeZone, a mobile app where you can select popular digital brands by downloading the SafeZone Android app at Google Play Store, without worrying unwanted data charges? More than twenty digital brands’ mobile app are available through SafeZone and one of them is Skyscanner, a mobile for travel app where users can enjoy hundreds of airline promo deals in just seconds via a single, simple, and trustworthy source that can help them find the best travel solution at the right […]

PERISCOPE GALLERY AROUND THE WORLD.

The beauty and creepy side, from breaking news to Paris, of Periscope

 

 Just a few days back, Twitter launched a live-streaming mobile app which everyone thought of as the best that have ever happened in social media. Periscope app was launched in March 26, just a couple of weeks after another live video streaming app, Meerkat, debuted in March 2015. Both Periscope and Meerkat became popular in the micro-blogging site Twitter and are available in iOS, but the latter has sinced dropped from the U.S. iPhone download chart. We are not here to talk about the Periscope-Meerkat rivalry. Rather focus on the beauty of this mobile streaming app and the creepy side of […]