Wednesday, May 29, 2024

PLDT Enterprise Is Recognized as Cisco’s Gold Provider Partner and Service Provider Partner of the Year in PH

PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the leading telecommunications network PLDT Inc., continues to stand out as the sole Gold Provider Partner, the highest goal attainment for Cisco's Fiscal Year 2023, and Service Provider Partner of the Year 2023, a distinction exclusive to PLDT thus far, of US-based ICT giant Cisco.

These accolades showcase PLDT Enterprise's outstanding contributions, marked growth across Cisco's key service provider accounts in hardware, software, and services, and unwavering commitment to delivering superior solutions and services. Furthermore, these recognitions serve as a testament to the invaluable role of PLDT Enterprise in the industry.

“These awards not only recognize our sales efforts but also underscore our commitment to delivering top-tier solutions and services to our customers, particularly in Managed Services and SD-WAN,” said PLDT and Smart First Vice President and Head of Enterprise and International Core Business, Mitch Locsin. “With our globally recognized Cisco-based solutions, we aim to transform our Enterprises' networks, catering to both large and SME clients as they advance in their digitalization journey.”

PLDT Enterprise and Cisco have been partners since 2015, collaborating on innovative solutions such as BEYOND FIBER, Branch-In-A-Box, and SD-WAN. Since the partnership, PLDT Enterprise has maintained its market leadership by prioritizing technical support and enhancing customer experience to better serve its clients.

“This award signifies exceptional recognition for our partners’ outstanding performance and contributions in specific areas. Additionally, these awards are a testament to the PLDT Group’s excellence and impact on significant areas, namely expertise and delivery, customer satisfaction, strategic alignment, and industry,” shared Zaza Nicart, Country Managing Director, Cisco Philippines. 

Fully committed to guiding enterprises to success with digital tools and solutions, PLDT Enterprise consistently delivers global-class managed networking services. Recognized for its exceptional expertise and dedication in Managed Services and SD-WAN solutions, the Cisco awards underscore the telco group’s commitment to providing high-quality solutions to customers. PLDT Enterprise’s offerings enable customers to optimize operations, implement rigorous design solutions, and benefit from comprehensive end-to-end networking management services, driving them toward success.

Enjoy High-Quality Shots With Vivo v30e’s Sony IMX882 Camera

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Global smartphone brand, vivo, just completed its Vivo V30 Series with the arrival of the V30e on May 25, 2024. The newly launched Vivo V30e boasts a 50MP Sony IMX882 camera.

If you are an aspiring photographer or a budding content creator, the vivo V30e can be your perfect companion as it promises to make your shots stand out.

No more dark and blurry night shots

The Vivo V30e’s 50MP Sony IMX882 camera excels in low-light conditions, turning your night photography into a magical experience. 

Thanks to its super photosensitivity, the Vivo V30e’s camera captures more light. This means brighter, clearer, and more vibrant night photos. 

In fact, the night photo capability is improved by 30% compared to its predecessor, the Vivo V29e. Now, you can capture stunning night scenes that truly shine.

Color accuracy is also key, and the Vivo V30e delivers in spades. The 50MP Sony IMX882 camera produces incredibly accurate color reproduction, ensuring your photos are free from color casts and look vividly realistic.

Every shot is packed with rich details, making your photos look like they were taken with a professional camera. 

Whether you’re capturing breathtaking landscapes, bustling cityscapes, or everyday moments, the Vivo V30e ensures your images are always picture-perfect.

Perfect portraits with 2x portrait mode

Love taking portraits? The Vivo V30e is your new best friend. Its 2x portrait mode uses one of the most flattering focal lengths, creating portraits that look straight out of a professional photoshoot.

This mode beautifully blurs the background, creating a natural bokeh effect that makes your subject pop. The result? Stunning, DSLR-quality portraits where the subject stands out beautifully against a softly blurred background.

Soft and even lighting with Aura Light 3.0

Good lighting can make all the difference, and the vivo V30e has you covered with its Aura Light 3.0. This innovative feature provides soft, even lighting, unlike the harsh flashes you find on most phones.

Whether you’re shooting in low light or just need a little extra glow, Aura Light 3.0 ensures your photos have a professional touch. Get ready to shine in every shot!

The Vivo V30e with its 50MP Sony IMX882 camera is a dream come true for aspiring photographers and content creators. 

Ready to take high-quality shots and transform your creative vision into reality? The Vivo V30e is here to make it happen for only Php 17,999. It is available for purchase in vivo physical stores nationwide or online via Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Student From Nueva Vizcaya Wins Vivo’s Unrivaled Nightography Challenge

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - It has been an exciting journey for all photography enthusiasts! The Vivo Nightography Challenge garnered significant attention from photophiles across the Philippines, capturing the imagination and creativity of many. Through this online challenge, numerous serene and lively snapshots were captured using Vivo smartphones, showcasing the impressive capabilities of their devices.

The competition was fierce, with many photos tagged under the hashtag #VivoUnrivaledNightography. Participants submitted stunning portraits and landscapes, making the challenge memorable and highlighting the exceptional talent of the photographers involved.

Announcing the Winner

On May 23rd, Vivo announced the well-deserving winner of the Nightography Challenge: Brix Leonard Ivan M. Bernardino from Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. Brix's winning entry, shot on a Vivo V27, earned him the grand prize of a Vivo V30 Pro 5G, co-engineered with ZEISS. As a Medical Laboratory Science college student, Brix’s passion for photography began at a young age. He finds joy in capturing moments with his phone, cherishing the creativity and memories preserved through his photographs.

In an exclusive interview with Vivo, Brix shared his experience of participating in the #VivoUnrivaledChallenge. Since June 2023, he has been using the Vivo V27 smartphone, and he was eager to showcase the impressive photo quality it offers. Motivated by the desire to win the Vivo V30 Pro, Brix highlighted the 50MP main camera with a Sony IMX766V sensor as his favorite feature, allowing him to take stunning photographs without the need for editing.

A Passion for Photography

Brix expressed his excitement and disbelief about winning the challenge, stating, “I was thrilled and excited about winning the challenge because I wasn't expecting to be chosen. I still can't believe I won. It kept me awake the whole night. But I am so grateful and happy.”

Looking forward to using his new Vivo V30 Pro 5G, Brix is eager to explore its ZEISS Triple Main Camera and take even more breathtaking portraits. He remains committed to continuing his photography journey and sharing his work online.

Before concluding the interview, Brix encouraged Vivo to keep pushing the limits of mobile photography by exploring different lighting, angles, and creative techniques. He also urged fellow Vivo users to inspire others to view the world through their smartphone cameras.

Celebrating Success and Looking Ahead

Congratulations to Brix Leonard Ivan M. Bernardino and all participants for making the Vivo Nightography Challenge a resounding success! To stay updated on Vivo's latest campaigns and smartphone releases, follow their official Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X pages. Don’t forget to visit Vivo’s official website for the latest updates and product information.

Healthtech Startup Mylo Speech Buddy Selected for 2024 Echelon's TOP100 Growth Program

May 2024, Manila, Philippines — Mylo Speech Buddyan app designed to support individuals with speech delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), has earned a spot at the Echelon’s TOP100 Startups, hosted at the Singapore Expo on May 15-16, 2024.

Echelon X, e27's technology event, brought together over 7,000 startups, SMEs, exhibitors, investors, corporates, government institutions, and other ecosystem stakeholders from more than 30 Asian countries, all aimed at fostering tech ecosystem resilience through collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation.

This year, the TOP100 Program has honed its selection process to spotlight startups poised for exponential growth. Selected startups benefit from regional exposure, funding opportunities, mentorship, and access to exclusive networking events. They will also embark on a six-month program, featuring one-on-one coaching and exclusive masterclasses.

Embracing themes like agile practices, collaborative ecosystems, and sustainability, Echelon X featured 150 speakers and 46 sessions, providing insights for startups discussing today's dynamic landscape. The TOP100 Program startups had access to these sessions, further enriching their experience and knowledge. 

Meanwhile, Mylo Speech Buddy was joined by nine other Philippine startups that have participated in exclusive events and masterclasses since March, gaining access to over 800 investors on the e27 PRO Connect platform. They showcased their innovations at exhibition booths and tried to earn a spot to present on the Pitch Stage.

"Being part of Echelon’s TOP100 Growth Program is an ‘ausome’ opportunity for Mylo Speech Buddy and for my fellow autism parents. This opportunity provides us with unparalleled access to investors and mentors who can help us scale our impact. We are excited to leverage this platform to further our mission of supporting children with ASD and speech delays,” Vincent Rocha, CEO and Founder of Mylo Speech Buddy. 

Launched on April 2 in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day, Mylo Speech Buddy is committed to supporting more individuals on the autism spectrum, particularly in their journey from zero words to their first spoken word.

"The mentorship and exposure we have gained through the TOP100 Growth Program have been inspiring since our launch last month. We are eager to continue our journey and collaborate with other innovative startups and industry leaders to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and their families," he added. 

As the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem continues to grow, programs like TOP100 are crucial in supporting the next generation of startups to ensure startups have the resources and guidance needed to thrive. 

Echelon also revealed plans to create Echelon Philippines this upcoming September, noting the country's significant market potential and funding opportunities.

Unlocking Riches: 'Honor of Kings' Showering Rewards for Pre-Registration Milestones in the Philippines!

Exciting news for mobile gaming enthusiasts! 'Honor of Kings' is taking its gameplay to the next level with the launch of pre-registration for iOS users, accompanied by a series of valuable rewards. Players are invited to join the action and secure their spot in the gaming world by pre-registering now.

As of May 27, 2024, pre-registration has opened its doors, offering players the chance to unlock rewards as registration milestones are achieved. One of the highlights includes the opportunity to add the crowd-favorite hero, Luban No. 7, to your team once the 3 million pre-registration milestone is reached. This exclusive reward is available to both Android and iOS players, making it a must-have addition to any gaming arsenal.

But the rewards don't stop there. Upon reaching the 5 million pre-registration milestone, players will receive a 4-Choose-1 free skin on top of existing rewards. It's an enticing offer that adds even more value to the pre-registration experience.

Pre-registering is simple and easy. Players can follow these steps to secure their rewards:

Open your preferred mobile device.
Type in on your browser or visit the designated store (Google Play for Android, App Store for iOS).
Fill in the necessary details or click the pre-order button.
Await confirmation notification.
Furthermore, starting May 31, players who pre-register and those in countries where 'Honor of Kings' has already launched will have the chance to enter a lucky draw event. Prizes include a Grand Prize of a full hero with full skin privileges, 1st Prize of 500 Limited Times Tokens, 2nd Prize of 18,888 Starstones, and a Sunshine Blessing Prize of 200 Diamonds for all participants.

The global roll-out of the mobile game will continue until June 20, ensuring that players worldwide can experience the thrill of 'Honor of Kings.' For more updates and information specific to the Philippines, follow the official social accounts on Facebook.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to unlock valuable rewards and immerse yourself in the world of 'Honor of Kings.' Pre-register now and embark on an epic gaming adventure!