This is not the first time we’ve seen interesting partnerships between banks and technology companies. Back then, Blizzard released the World of Warcraft VISA card that allows rebates to additional gaming hours. Not a bad deal if you’re really into WoW. But perhaps, for the rest of us, the new offer from Nokia might seem … Continue reading Nokia Standard Chartered VISA makes it easy to buy Nokia phones
[Click photo to enlarge] With the launch of their first concept store in SM Mega Mall earlier last month, Toshiba is also wrapping up 2008 with their YEAR END SALE, with up to 60% markdown on brand new units! Note that the sale is not going to be in the concept store, but in the … Continue reading TOSHIBA Year End Sale! December 4-5 2008
[Off topic] Happy weekend! There are such rare occasions when I get invited – not directly, but as a date to beauty events. Such is life, and the last “beauty event” I attended was the new Shu Uemura store launch at The Powerplant Mall in Rockwell. I didn’t care much for the make up and … Continue reading One skin care product all men should consider using
Just came from the launch of HTC’s new Touch line of smartphones. The most interesting part of the evening wasn’t part of the official program – we were shown some of the embedded Easter Eggs for the HTC Touch HD. With the 3.8 inch screen, you slightly tap the upper left and right sides of … Continue reading HTC Touch HD Easter Egg: Weather Animation
The year was 1999 and barely out of high school, I heard of an events group called “Big Fish.” I admit I was a late bloomer in the clubbing scene and have steered away from big room events in favor of the usual dinner plus movie night outs. Add the Ozone Disco Inferno incident back … Continue reading Contest: 10 TICKETS for Trance Alliance with DJ Fleming and Digital Blonde
I’m halfway through Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely and I must say that this is my new marketing bible for observing the seemingly irrational behavior of consumers when certain buzz word concepts like “free,” “value added,” “extra” and “unlimited” are brought into the marketing copy. It’s a beautiful book — and if you’re the type … Continue reading Predictably Irrational: Perceived value with “bottomless” “unlimited” and “cheap”
Wow, what a run! We had 122 entries for the Moleskine contest we did last week and today we announce our two winners! For the first prize, we are giving away a Moleskine notebook courtesy of Jasper Ong of Avalon.PH. Many thanks to Jasper for sponsoring this contest. Our winners had to answer the question, … Continue reading Congratulations Moleskine winners!
A few days ago I reviewed the most advanced XpressMusic phone from Nokia, the 5800 XpressMusic phone. Today, we reveal the Finn’s cheapest XpressMusic phone, the 5130 which is due on shelves early next year. With dedicated music keys, a digital music player, FM radio and a standard 3.5 mm connector for headphones, the Nokia … Continue reading 5130 XpressMusic: Nokia’s most affordable music phone
Pardon me for the ugly photos. We were in low light and I didn’t have a decent camera to take photos. Then again, the blurry shots give some sort of “OMG you really held one!” aura. Heh. So Art “no rice” Samaniego (inside joke, folks! 🙂 ) calls this the “Ugly Betty” of the mobile … Continue reading G1 Android Review and Photos
I found this in Rustan’s Gateway Mall while waiting for the Gary V 25th anniversary concert. This product is so funny on many levels, I can’t decide which part of the copy to laugh at first!! It’s either they got a really brilliant copywriter or it’s the worst copywriting since YC Bikini Briefs (for the … Continue reading The LOLest copywriting since…
UPDATE 3: I have a review up of the new Nokia N97 — following the successful touch screen experience of the 5800. UPDATE 2: More hands on with me playing with the phone. I talk about the touch screen in particular. UPDATE: From Nikka Abes of Nokia Philippines: The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone is selling … Continue reading Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Review in the Philippines
“I was determined to break the cycle of poverty.” – Ms. Myrna Padilla, Founder MYND Consulting As this is an odd hour to blog for me, I leave you with bits of a very beautiful experience when I conducted the first of many workshops for Microsoft Tulay, a technology empowering series of seminars run by … Continue reading From seaweed vendor to global usability expert
It’s no secret that the Apple Online Store has been officially launched in the Philippines. I’m excited. Now I no longer have to leave the comfort of my home to buy Apple products. A move like this points to a great future for online purchasing and delivery in the Philippines. With orders above P3,000, delivery … Continue reading Apple Online Store launches in the Philippines: What happens to local distributors?
Jasper Ong from Avalon was generous enough to sponsor this contest. It’s part of a blog marketing campaign being done by Avalon.PH. If you’re a fan of rare collectible books (signed by authors!) as well as used tomes and other gift items, Avalon’s online store is where it’s at. Avalon is giving away a Moleskine … Continue reading Contest: Moleskine Giveaway from Avalon.PH
The Zombie Apocalypse is best experienced with friends. November 18, 2008. I can’t wait! Anyone else planning on getting this for the PC? We’re set to play Left 4 Dead online on Steam.