Friday, March 28, 2014

Collaboration on the cloud with the partnership of PLDT SME Nation and Samsung Electronics

The tarp at the event read “Today, only 14% of Filipino small to medium enterprises have an online presence. By 2016, 75% will be online.

A very bold prediction indeed.

But who says it isn’t possible when the event was meant to announce the solid partnership of PLDT SME Nation and Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) to bring future-ready solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). PLDT First Vice President and Head of SME Nation, Ms. Kat Luna-Abelarde), told those present that the synergistic partnership with Samsung meant offering an array of high-speed myDSL Biz broadband packages and flexible cloud bundles combined with Samsung’s newer gadgets.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PSE Edge app: stock investing info on the go

Wow, the Philippine Stock Exchange has just brought stock investing info to a new level by launching its PSE Edge app today. Edge, which stands for Electronic Disclosure Generation Technology, is a state-of-the-art, fully automated system acquired from Korea Exchange and tailored for PSE's needs with the Koreans' help. It replaces the current PSE Online Disclosure System (ODiSy). It now has more features that further standardize disclosure reporting from the PSE's listed companies. This in turn enhances and levels the playing field for smaller investors who can now have the same access to information as the much bigger players and stockbrokers. This means improved transparency all around and encourages more investments in the equities market from the smaller investors who can be assured of equal access to corporate information.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Evernote updates its iOS app with more features

Hurry and update your iOS device to the latest version of Evernote because you would not want to miss out on its newest features.

(screenshot from Evernote's website)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Smart Family Ties: Savings, Security and Connectivity within the Family

(Note: Read all the way down because Smart is doing different weekly Instagram contests. Major and minor prizes up for grabs at the end of the promo.)

When family members are separated during the day, trying to stay connected and in touch can rack up quite a bill. I have 4 kids and all throughout their school years, my dilemma often would be ensuring that they had enough load so that they could reach me during an emergency and vice versa, or simply communicate with the yaya or driver regarding fetching hours.

Last January, Smart began offering the Family Ties Plans -- a family-oriented combo of postpaid plans that allow family members to stay in touch with each other without breaking the bank.

This is how Smart Family Ties works.

You have a choice of two postpaid plans. Family Ties Plan 900 includes unlimited calls within the family circle, unlimited texts to Smart, 200 texts to all networks and 100 MB free data PER LINE, EVERY MONTH. Plan 900 comes with 3 postpaid lines and 3 handsets, all under ONE account.

On the other hand, Family Ties Plan 1800 comes with unlimited calls AND texts to Smart subscribers, 200 free texts to all networks and 300 MB free data on EACH LINE, EVERY MONTH.

One can add up to 6 family members under each plan. Just add PhP 300 per line for Plan 900 and PhP 600 per line for Plan 1800.

Only ONE billing statement will be produced for all three lines but each line will have its own details. If a parent wants to teach the kids how to budget strictly, it is easy to tell which one exceeded his monthly allocation.

Smart's Postpaid Flexibundles are also available in case any family member wants to subscribe to additional services beyond what the Family Ties plan offers.

The Family Ties postpaid plans