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Samsung scores marketing home run with Obama selfie

In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to him, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. Ortiz tweeted the selfie to his followers Tuesday, and it was resent by tens of thousands, including Samsung, which retweeted it as an ad. The White House press secretary says Obama was not aware that the photo was part of a marketing stunt. AP

Samsung celebrated a viral marketing coup Wednesday after a Boston Red Sox baseball star used one of its smartphones to snap a selfie at the White House with Barack Obama.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Apple unseats Coca-Cola as world’s ‘best brand’

An AT&T customer tries out an Apple iPhone 4 at an AT&T store in Palo Alto, Calif. AP FILE PHOTO

Coca-Cola has lost its crown as the world’s best brand, a closely watched survey said on Monday, unseated by the iconic iPhone and iPad maker Apple.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Celebrity endorsers still no match for family, friends–survey

Paid endorsers like Anne Curtis still hold some sway in buying decisions.  But according to the survey by research firm Effective Measure, Filipinos still mostly rely on people they know and trust when choosing brands of detergent, shampoo and other consumer goods.

They are paid millions as product endorsers, but Philippine celebrities are no match for family members and close friends in influencing consumer behavior and buying patterns on the Internet, a new survey has shown.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google in crosshairs over gun ban

A man looks at .45 caliber handguns for sale at the 18th Defence and Sporting Arms show at a mall in Manila on July 15, 2010. There are more than 1.2 million unlicensed guns and 1.8 million registered ones in the Philippines, out of a population of 90 million people, according to police estimates. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Google has banned gun sales from its new shopping platform, a move drawing fire from hunters and weapons enthusiasts but praised by gun control activists.

Posted: July 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US papers decline despite online growth—report

US newspapers are losing $7 in print advertising for every dollar they gain online, but some firms have been more successful than others in shifting to a new business model, a study found.

Posted: March 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Pacquiao is no match for iPad


Even Pacman’s vaunted star power was no match against Steve Jobs and the world’s biggest company.

Posted: August 23rd, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Deepak Chopra hopes to connect minds, bodies with ‘Leela’

In this video game image provided by THQ Inc., a scene is shown from the meditation game "Deepak Chopra's Leela" (AP Photo).

LOS ANGELES — At the end of a long day, many gamers zone out by competing in online death matches, or they check out by escaping to virtual realms. Spiritual leader Deepak Chopra is hoping gamers will instead choose to chill out with “Leela,” his ambitious new effort to combine gaming and meditation. “I personally [...]

Posted: July 21st, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Samsung sets Galaxy S II’s US rollout for August

A woman walks near Samsung Electronics' new tablet Galaxy Tab 10.1 which features the 10.1-inch touch screen and runs on Android 3.1 during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man).

SEOUL, South Korea  — Samsung plans to roll out its top line Galaxy S II smartphone in the United States next month. Shin Jong-kyun, president of the company’s mobile communications business, made the announcement Wednesday at the South Korean launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer. Shin did not say, however, exactly when during [...]

Posted: July 20th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US papers offer Android tablets with paid apps

PHILADELPHIA — The city’s two major newspapers said Monday that they will give heavily-discounted Android tablet computers to paid digital subscribers as part of a new venture designed to shore up readership and revenue nearly a year after the publications emerged from bankruptcy. The pilot project slated for launch in late August will provide about [...]

Posted: July 12th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

New car quality takes a hit due to technology

DETROIT — Automakers, eager to meet customers’ demands for new technology, have been racing to add gadgets to their dashboards, from backup cameras to touch-screen climate controls. But an influential survey suggests they need to slow down, because the technology is taking a toll on quality. Drivers reported more problems with their all-new or redesigned [...]

Posted: June 24th, 2011 in Headlines,Infotech,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Internet body approves corporate web suffixes

SINGAPORE – The Internet’s global co-ordinator voted Monday to allow the creation of website addresses ending in company names, enabling big firms to replace “.com” with their own brand. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted overwhelmingly in favour of the radical proposal at a meeting in Singapore despite fears that opening [...]

Posted: June 20th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Future of computing lies up in the ‘cloud’

CLOUD-BASED financials/Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software suites provider NetSuites Inc. is convinced the “cloud” is where business is going. It thinks that in the next few years, there will be bigger and faster migration to it from on-premise solutions for cost efficiency and competitiveness. This observation is supported by industry researches and studies showing that [...]

Posted: June 19th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Dell laptops now run on Intel’s Sandy Bridge

Soon after Intel announced the availability of its second generation core processors (codenamed Sandy Bridge), which boast of built-in graphics power, top PC brands began incorporating these powerful and energy-efficient processors into their products. Dell, the second biggest PC maker in the world, recently introduced its Sandy Bridge enterprise laptops for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs), as [...]

Posted: June 19th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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  2. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  3. Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  4. Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  5. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
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  4. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
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  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
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  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
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  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
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