Vivo celebrates Chinese New Year with the CNY Photo Contest

Vivo celebrates Chinese New Year with the CNY Photo Contest

To celebrate the Chinese New Year this 2018, Vivo launched a special photo contest.  It involved a few well-known lifestyle bloggers for a first taste of the Vivo smartphone . Held last February 3 and 4 at Binondo in Manila, Vivo invited 18 lifestyle bloggers for an eventful photowalk around the oldest China town in the world. Bloggers were asked to capture photos that embody the Chinese culture may it be the food, the ambiance, the traditional lucky ornaments, or Binondo’s old charm as a whole.

Vivo celebrates Chinese New Year with the CNY Photo Contest
Vivo celebrates Chinese New Year with the CNY Photo Contest

Bloggers enjoyed taking photos with their Vivo smartphone because of its known first-rate features: the 24MP front camera for perfect CNY celebration selfies complemented by the camera’s HDR mode for stunning images with dramatic shadowing and highlights and the portrait bokeh for added aesthetics. The professional mode, which mimics the manual mode of DSLR cameras, allows users to adjust the exposure, white balance, ISO, and focus mode creating creative photos. Vivo’s signature Face Beauty spec ensures that anyone’s selfie game is flawless with its natural face enhancements. The Ultra HD mode takes hi-resolution photos at 9216×6192 (64MP), allowing for shots with very clear details. Lastly, bloggers were able to come together for a good group shot with the Groufie technology which boasts of a panorama-panning effect for big group shots without leaving anyone out.

The two-day Binondo photowalk with the bloggers was a special promotional event to get the bloggers’ followers to join Vivo’s Chinese New Year (CNY) Photo Contest where a participant needs to take the best Chinese New Year-inspired photos and upload them in their Instagram account for a chance to win a brand-new Vivo V7+.

Vivo celebrates Chinese New Year with the CNY Photo Contest
Lucky winner’s entry. Vivo celebrates Chinese New Year with the CNY Photo Contest

The bloggers’ photowalk for Vivo’s CNY Photo Contest proved to be a success as entries numbering to more than 200 have been uploaded on Instagram by February 14. Out of all the entries, the top four best creative photos were chosen by the participating lifestyle bloggers with one winner announced during the Chinese New Year celebrations last February 16 at the Lucky Chinatown Mall. At the event, Vivo showcased the Chinese New Year-inspired photos in a special photowall. Vivo’s official mascot Little V entertained the crowd with a dance rendition of the hit song 24k. Later, Vivo awarded the Chinese New Year Photo Contest winner Angela Palacio for her photo of her Vivo V5 capturing an illuminated stretch of red Chinese lanterns.

The lifestyle bloggers who joined the Vivo CNY Photowalk were: (February 3) Ana Gonzales, Rhea Gonzales, Katt Valdez, Myke Soon, Ryan San Juan, Cristelle Torres, John Bueno, Paul Chuapoco, and Yuki Tansengco; (February 4) Ed Uy, Jeman Villanueva, Justin Montas, Jerhwin Hernandez, Nikole Maturan, Anthony Neilson, Collen Vidal, Louie Denver, and Slyve Sy. Vivo influencers also helped promote the CNY Photo Contest through their Instagram accounts: KZ Tandingan, TJ Monterde, Darren Espanto, Joyce Pring, Tony Labrusca, and Sassa Dagdag.

Vivo celebrates Chinese New Year with the CNY Photo Contest
CNY Winner Angela Palacio. Vivo celebrates Chinese New Year with the CNY Photo Contest

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website   or check out their Facebook , Instagram, and Twitter  accounts.

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Uncovering the secrets of Vivo’s success in 2017

Uncovering the secrets of Vivo’s success in 2017

There was just no stopping Vivo this 2017. The global smartphone brand proved to be the fastest growing in terms of popularity amongst the young and the hip crowd in the Philippines, settling itself on the third spot in the market beyond brands Apple, Huawei, LG, and Asus. To date, Vivo has at least 1.1 million users and 5,200 stores in the Philippines.

Uncovering the secrets of Vivo’s success in 2017
Uncovering the secrets of Vivo’s success in 2017

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Vivo Showcases World’s First Ready-to-Produce In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone at CES 2018

Vivo Showcases World’s First Ready-to-Produce In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone at CES 2018

Delivering a Next-Generation Mobile Experience for Consumers with Industry-Leading Optical Fingerprint Sensor from Synaptics

Today at CES 2018, Las Vegas, USA,  Vivo, a young global smartphone brand, showcases the world’s first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone that draws attention from a global audience. Leading with distinct innovative breakthroughs, the futuristic Vivo in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone offers consumers an unprecedented mobile experience, defining a new era of mobile interaction.

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Celebrate the gift of long-lasting memories with HP Sprocket

Celebrate the gift of long-lasting memories with HP Sprocket

Christmas is always a wonderful time for a celebration where families can create memorable moments and unforgettable memories. And what makes it more exciting is the tradition of gift-giving where everyone receives something from their loved ones.

This Christmas, show your love and affection with the HP Sprocket, the perfect gift to loved ones as it helps make sweet, fleeting experiences last by wirelessly printing images from any smartphone device onto durable and glossy photo papers.

Celebrate the gift of long-lasting memories with HP Sprocket
Celebrate the gift of long-lasting memories with HP Sprocket

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Unioil opens its first electric vehicle charging station

Unioil opens its first electric vehicle charging station

Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc. (Unioil) unveils its first electric vehicle (EV) charging station on its newly-opened Unioil Solar Hybrid service station at Congressional Avenue Extension, Quezon City. Also showcased at the event are the state-of-the-art Mitsubishi i-MiEV fully-electric vehicle and the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV).

Unioil opens its first electric vehicle charging station
Unioil opens its first electric vehicle charging station

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Leveling Up Our Games

Leveling Up Our Games

Malaysia and the Philippines will be building better digital economies together, starting with Games.

Southeast Asia’s population brew of 620 million brings about the hottest global game revenue growth as it has doubled its total market size from 2014 to $2.2B spell casted for 2017. Contributing to this affinity are Malaysia and the Philippines, both having a keen understanding and already encouraging throngs of its gamers into proper content creators. To-date, the two have dedicated educational programs for their respective games and animation sectors. At the same time, they also have engaged with a range of emerging flagship studios that feature great leadership, young talents, and long-term digital ambition.

For the longest time, they have continued to raise awareness for this industry with flagship events like LEVEL UP KL for Malaysia and E-Sport & Gaming Summit (ESGS) for the Philippines. In cooperation with the Games Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), ESGS (Oct. 27-29) is putting together its GameFest event on October 26, 2017, featuring headline industry professionals such as:

  • Brian Recktenwald – Environment Artist from Naughty Dog, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End & Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

  • Ian Lang – Senior Animator from Blizzard Entertainment

  • Josh Axner – Technical Artist from Blizzard Entertainment

  • Ryan Torrey – Senior Animator from House of Moves, Injustice, Mortal Combat X

  • Jia Shen – VP of Product for Blackstorm Labs, makers of Everwing

  • Yi Fei Boon – former Lead Programmer of Sparkjumpers, now Field Engineer at Unity

  • *Jeff Agala – Creative Director of Klei Entertainment, makers of Shank, Mark of the Ninja and Don’t Starve.

*Tentative

Adding fuel to this ambitious pursuit is the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) partnership with GDAP as both have come together to form a partnership for the first-event cross-promotion process in the region.

Enabling this partnership to bear fruit is Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, VP of Creative Content & Technologies Division at MDEC. He shared: “This MOU shows a commitment from both sides that, as a region, we believe the best way to grow is to do it together. Since 2014, Malaysia, and MDEC, has always pushed for closer collaboration among friends from South East Asia. This signifies the formalization of a partnership between MDEC and GDAP that, we hope, will benefit both our game development communities in Malaysia and Philippines. This is indeed exciting times for all of us.”

Leveling Up Our Games
Leveling Up Our Games

Also critical to this promotional partnership is the curators /advisors for GDAP – the famed Art Director of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Naughty Dog LLC, Erick Pangilinan, and Animation Vertigo’s Utah-based CEO Marla Rausch.

“This partnership is not just based on common goals, but on shared paths. We Filipinos have found no better neighbors than Hasnul Samsudin and Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operations Officer of MDEC, on this digital road,” added Alvin Juban, President of GDAP.

MDEC and GDAP are keen to pursue three key actions with this partnership: raise capability building through experts influence, talks, and workshops; conduct cross-regional events promotion for respective flagship events – GDAP’s GameFest and MDEC’s LEVEL UP KL; and build a stronger Southeast Asian games community via this progressive framework of cooperation.

About Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation or MDEC (formerly known as Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd.), an agency incorporated 20 years ago under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, spearheads the development of Malaysia’s Digital Economy. Its mission is centered on driving investments, building local tech champions, catalyzing digital innovation ecosystems and propagating digital inclusivity.

MDEC is also responsible for ensuring that Malaysia continues to develop digital innovation and nurture local information, communications and technology (ICT) talent, while attracting participation from global ICT companies to invest and develop cutting edge digital and creative solutions in the country. To know more about MDEC’s efforts and initiatives in driving Digital economy, please visit http://www.mdec.my.

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About Games Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP)

GDAP is the Trade Association for the Philippine Video Game industry, which was established in 2007. It has a collective of over 50 members composed by Content Developers, Support/Management Studios, Creative Technology enablers, and Educational Institutions. It draws support from agencies such as the Department of Trade & Industry and the Department of Information & Communications Technology and the IT Business Process Association of the Philippines (iBPAP).

ADOBOMALL: Aiming to put Filipinos on the e-commerce map

ADOBOMALL: Aiming to put Filipinos on the e-commerce map

There’s a new game changer in the land of online shopping

A brainchild of Walt Steven Young, CEO of 14-year-old technology company Innerworks — headquartered in the Philippines and with clients all over North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe, Australia, and Canada — Adobomall seeks to bring Filipino pride to the world.

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ADOBOMALL: Aiming to put Filipinos on the e-commerce map

 

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Yamaha’s Jose Mari Yupangco promotes Philippines at Asia Leaders Forum

Yamaha’s Jose Mari Yupangco promotes Philippines at Asia Leaders Forum

Another Asia Leaders Forum in Real Estate is all set in on March 30.  This collaboration is between Yupangco Electronics Corporation (YEC), the distributor of Yamaha Sound and Audio Technology and TAG Media and Public Relations (TAG Media).  Businessman  Jose Mari L. Yupangco heads YEC while Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas leads TAG Media.

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Yamaha’s Jose Mari Yupangco promotes Philippines at Asia Leaders Forum

 

Yupangco will promote the Philippines at the forum which was earlier launched last January at the Misono Japanese Restaurant in Makati.  The first of its series this year had Yupangco as speaker.  He was joined by Dr. Elton Tan of E-Hotels,  Engr. Ben Co of BSC Construction, Mario Berta of Flyspaces, Congressman Prospero “Butch” Pichay of Surigao Del Sur, and Koo Kwan Kon of Global Morning City Development among others. In attendance as well were representatives from prominent real estate firms like SMDC, ProFriends, DMCI, DibZ and Megaworld.

The forum aims to give participants a competitive edge to beat the myriad of other real estate players playing in the field.   The speakers are experts in the real estate scene.

As this year’s  ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary, the focus will be the Philippines.  Under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, the ASEAN will concentrate on the Philippines being the hosting country.  To showcase are the skills of the Filipinos and the Philippines products and services.

The Asia Leaders Forum is one way to promote the world class infrastructures in the Philippines and talents of its people.  Its primary objective is to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia.  It is also set to share the updates with regards to the real estate landscapes in the Philippines and beyond, technology and digital marketing, and the government mandates and initiatives to improve the property sector in the country.

For more details, please contact grace@tagmedia.asia or call 09166299381.

 

RICOH innovations improve manufacturing productivity and cost efficiency

RICOH innovations improve manufacturing productivity and cost efficiency

Global imaging and electronics leader RICOH continuously seeks to improve business productivity and cost-efficiency with its innovative technologies.   These revolutions simplify the most demanding day-to-day processes from printing and photocopying of documents and visuals to conducting presentations and meetings with counterparts from around the world online.

Revolutionizing ways of doing things through more creative and time-saving solutions is the underlying principle behind the company’s “Workstyle Innovation Technology,” according to RICOH Philippines president and CEO Eric Sulit.

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RICOH’s multi-function printers (MFP) boast efficiency features guided by the company’s “Workstyle Innovation Technology”

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