For about PHP 3.3 million pesos, space seems just a step closer. This 2016, World View Enterprises will be launching capsules into the rim of space. The 4 hour balloon ride will take up to eight individuals up via a huge weather balloon and will glide down to the earth’s surface.
To put the costs into perspective, Virgin Galactic charges US$250,000 for a single trip up to space which makes USD $75,000 a more attractive package indeed.
As a Note 3 owner, I’m extremely pumped for the Note 10.1. Imagine having both devices and the versatility of Air Command but on a much bigger screen. Essentially, that’s what the Note 10.1 has to offer.
During the media briefing I learned that Samsung is pushing for Android to be considered by the enterprise market. In the past, Android (and yes probably iOS) were shunned for security reasons, which is why BlackBerry and Microsoft Exchange, although legacy solutions, were still the preferred choice in the enterprise market because of their stress on security. More about that later.
Nokia finally has a tablet. With the not-so-epic netbook product from way back then, the marriage of Nokia and Microsoft has a child – the phone manufacturer’s first Windows RT tablet.
10.1 inch HD display
4G LTE and WiFi
Windows 8.1 RT
Above: Lighter moments during the competition .. a #selfie below the boat.
Into the deep. You literally step in.
Then you sink.
Then sort of float up to the surface. Someone hands you the camera from the boat. And off you go.
Ah, photography. But underwater. The agony and the ecstasy of it are what contributes to the addiction.
Imagine the work it takes to set up for a shoot on land — lugging all your reflectors, lights, backdrops and what have you and set it all up on set. Now imagine having to bring all of that down with you into the deep. With SCUBA gear.
Imagine how it feels using a snorkeling mask to look into your camera’s viewfinder (I shoot with a DSLR). And it’s not just the mask that makes it harder — it’s the protective housing that keeps your camera waterproof that adds to the inches between the viewfinder and your eyes. Roughly put, it’s about a total of 3-4 inches of shooting distance between what you see in the camera and your eyes.
Now imagine doing all this while you’re running out of air.
I’ve been an exclusive Mac user since 2005. It’s a phase I guess. Most of my friends went through the whole PhilMug pilgrimage and you gotta admit that at some point till about OS X Tiger, Macintosh spelled ultimate productivity. One thing though — although I was on the “Mac and will never go back craze” at the time, I had not abandoned Windows, which was precisely why Bootcamp was a boon in OS X Leopard. The drill was the same for all my MacBooks after my circa 2005 iBook to have Windows installed on the side. And for what? The games of course. It was always about the games.
Thought: I’ve always wanted an app that would inform me of a good bargain. Foursquare sorta did that with the food industry and other brand-specific apps do something similar, but with exclusive ties to its conglomerate of stores. What I was looking for: a brand-agnostic app that would inform me of sales, promos and discounts whether they be food, credit card promos, in-store promos and even online shopping deals.
Today marks the launch of NBA 2k14 in the Philippines. Distributor XPlay is holding an event today to commemorate the launch. Datablitz, perhaps the most popular retailer of video games has released the prices. As expected, PC master race is the most affordable.
PS3 – R3
X360 – NTSC-J
PS3 – P2,395.00
X360 – P2,195.00
PC – P1,295.00
So I was like “My wife would probably like this phone. Total, she was already using a Galaxy Mega.” For those who don’t know, the Samsung Galaxy Mega was the 6.3″ precursor to the Note 3 sharing similar hardware features such as NFC and LTE compatibility.
Then my name was called. Chedeng!
I made a quick trip to Cebu last week for the 3rd Student Marketing Congress in Cebu. More than 3,000 students (and my biggest crowd yet) can get a tad overwhelming. I was there to talk about effective websites but repurposed my talk to discuss blogging and content because well, it was really more fitting to a crowd of teenagers. That’s me with Boy Abunda, one of the other speakers on celebrity marketing.
Australia is the only country that is also a continent, and with a population of 22.68 million it is definitely a place to send your product when you expand into the international market. Australia’s biggest exports are related to the mining industry, with everyday items being exported in. This is good because there is little competition with Australian made products, but there is competition with the main importer, China. Not only does China have a high production rate, it is also probably cheaper to ship from China to Australia, since it is closer. It is also important that you make sure that the product you produce is wanted by an Australian audience. If your product does not have a market, then trying to expand into Australia will only cost you money.
Australian Made Products
In 2005-2006, only 10 percent of the products that were consumed in Australia were made domestically; everything else was imported in. This is good news for those who have a business that is prepared to ship internationally, as the product will likely have a market. There are a few things that are still domestically produced on a large scale. The largest products made in Australia are automobiles. Companies like Ford and Toyota both have factories in Australia, as well as the domestic company Tomcar. Australia also has a large chemical industry, making internationally known brands like Velvet soap and Solvol. No Australian clothing lines currently make their clothing domestically. The fact that imported goods are the norm means that there will be no social stigma over a product that is made in another country, as well as little loyalty towards locally produced brands.
Shipping to Australia
Shipping Australia is definitely a daunting task, especially when your product is not made in a country far across the globe. Prices can be steep as everything has to either be flown in or shipped on a boat. China, as the main importer to Australia and being relatively close, has extremely low shipping rates in comparison. It may be a smart business move to produce your product in China and then ship to Australia. Another option may be to ship to China first. Not only can this save you shipping costs, but an experienced liaison will know all the ins and outs of shipping to Australia.
Is the Product Needed?
The big question is whether the product will sell or not, and as long as it is well advertised it will. Research has to be made on what kind of goods the different provinces and counties of the country need, in comparison to others. For some provinces, because of their isolation, it takes longer for products to get there. Some shipping services may not regularly service the area, or simply not service it at all. This could be something to take advantage of as it is an easy market, but could also raise your shipping costs as well. Any product that is marketed well can create substantial revenue, but in Australia it is easier for that product to be marketed as there are not as many competitors. Australia is definitely somewhere where a product will do well, and appeals to an Internet based market.