The Techy Becky Report: Samsung – News and Products Galore

Hola Chicos and Chicas,

My name is Techy Becky and this is my reportage on Samsung Electronic Corp or SEPCO ie Report Ko on SEPCO.

The past two weeks has been a busy week for yours truly and so with our friends at Samsung or. They have had almost back-to-back events and press conferences almost hindi na kaya ng lola niyo. Fortunately, it was more or less spaced out otherwise ako would have been so kapuy. Kawawa naman me. Anyway my dears here is what was mega-announced at the Tres Samsung Events.

Primera — The Renewal of Samsung and PLDT Deal

PLDT SME Nation and Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation or SEPCO renewed their partnership to provide their business solutions – business paxkages – for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises or SMEs. Just like the Super Friends I watch every haoon and Sabado with Yaya number 1.

This brings to the SMEs:

- Internet speeds up to 15 mps – committed information rate or CIR (whatever that means) and Static IPs ( whatever that means).

- There are Six Bundles, ranging from 4 to 15 mbps costing from 4,000 to 25,000 kesos per month that come with a set of Samsung products.

For example the Basic Package called the Elite Bundles you can choose among the following : Samsung 3-in-1 Wifi Laser Printer; UPS or Hard Drive; and Max Bundle with a choice between a Samsung Chrome Book or a Galaxy Tab 3.7.

- Bigger packages offer more gadgets. Plus, you can customize the package of your choice. Packages that will please a wide array of businesses from the practical to the Size Queens.

Segunda — New Tablets on its way here

Mientras, On its way are two tablets meant to make a same-brand marriage between a computer and a tablet. Making kasal the productivity of computer and the ease of a tablet. SEPCO will be bringing in the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 inch and the Tab Pro 8.4 inch.

This would be good so I wont become kuba from carrying all those gadgets in my authenticated leather bag from New York, New York, USA and not New York, Cubao.

Tercera — New Appliances coming here as well

And then there is the Tres Marias of appliances that will many a household happy and gay. Oh.. i love happy and gay.

Isa — The air conditioner with the triangular design: SMART AIR CONDITIONER

- Comes with Samsung’s Digital Inverter Technology that makes it consume 60% less electricity than conventional air conditioners.

- It also comes with Samsung’s Virus Doctor -an air purifying technology of Samsung.

- Users can also use the Smart Wifi function of the air con to customize and schedule its operations.

Actually the air con had me at its triangular design. I am sure when I buy it My good amiga Strawberry will be inggit and make luha-luha as fake as her kilay and lips.

Dalawa — The In-na-In-but-Out-pa-rin na Refrigerator: The Food Showcase Refrigerator

- Comes with Samsung’s Digital Inverter Technology

- There are two layers of doors. The allows you to see and organize more clearly your food. The first compartment can be used for items often used, while the second one can be used for not used often.

Tatlo — The Eco-Bubble Washing Machine

- Comes with Samsung’s Digital Inverter Technology

- The Eco-Bubble Technology allows powerful cleaning minus hot water since the technology produces a fine foam that effectively dissolves detergent.

- And aside from its powerful high revolution per minute or RPM, The washing machine comes with a stain away program that cleans away the dirty dozen of stains: blood, cocoa, sebum, oatmeal, tea, wine, tomato, pencil lead, mud, makeup, lipstick, and grass.

When I first heard this I thought of Sebastian Castro s song. Of course this is not the same thing but I swear by the Eyes of Angelita I began to hum i want your bubble.

Apat but not the least — The Samsung Smart Oven

- It has auto cook for pre-programmed recipes

- It can be used to make yogurt

- Slim Fry Function

- It has sensors that can tell whether the food surface temperature is frozen, chilled, or fresh and can adjust its heat guaranteeing the food is not under or over cooked.
What would make this nice is if it came with Samsung’s Digital Inverter Technology

Naturalmente, This would make a fine addition to my condo at Saint Andrew Fields.my beloved friend Amapola would be so jelly ace. Lalo na when she hears about the Slim Fry Function. Her oven from 19-kopong-kopong would be Luz Valdez.

Anyway that is all for now reporting from Tech Beat this is Techy Becky.

Papaya puesta, papaya partida.

Mwa Mwa Mwa

Techy Becky

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As #PHNET20 was celebrated lets remember

The challenges we face – The celebration of twenty years of Philippine Internet or in Social-Media-Speak or #PHNET20 has come and gone. Through out Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines it was celebrated with forums, meet-ups and celebration. Like was the timeline across social media platforms sprang up with remembrances and celebrations of yesteryears. How was one introduced to the Net: How one’s Digital Cherry was popped was retold. There were also status messages and posts about why was one was one still on the Net and why was it important that it be done: A blogger blogs; A Twitterer tweets; A Facebooker facebooks; A Youtuber youtubes; and an Instagramers instagrams or latestagtams … So on and so forth. All of these are fine and dandy as they say in some parts of the world. The most significant celebration I witnessed was a series of speeches over dinner last Saturday Night at the #PHNET20 Dinner of Smart at the Conservatory of the Manila Pen.

If I am not mistaken the speeches were said almost exactly at Earth Hour. And the speeches came from the pioneers of the Philippine Internet. Like most things it reminisced and celebrated the Internet but more important for me was that it also cautioned how the growth of the Philippine Internet should be treated and the challenges of making the Internet more accessible to the greater part of our Nation.

Specifically, If you were to list down and recapitulate the things said it would be:

First, There was our response and limit things that we cannot control nor understand. The warning here is not to adapt a slash and burn policy with regards to the Net and more IMPORTANTLY this also advises us to UNDERSTAND AND LEARN THE NET BEFORE WE ACT ON IT. Nothing proves the importance of this with the debacle and controversy that surrounded the Cybercrime Law.

Second, The challenge of bridging our DIGITAL DIVIDE. It was said that from time and time we hear and read that we are the social media capital of the world, but only THREE OUT OF TEN FILIPINOS ARE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET. This is the DIGITAL DIVIDE that must be filled up: This is the challenge that must be addressed.

Personally I am happy that this was said. I am overjoyed that the Pioneers of the Philippine Internet said these things. These thins are often not said online or even offline. We tend to push it aside. We tend to ignore and not mention it. We block it out.

The THREAT OF CONTROLLING THE INTERNET and the DIGITAL DIVIDE in the Philippines should be mentioned and talked about. It should be DISCUSSED and ACTED UPON. We should not forget these things. Yes market forces might solve this – Smart talked about delivering the Internet by sachets: Making it more affordable. And the Philippine Government through the DOST has implied on several occasions that the country will be connected by 2016. This is well and good but it is important that we take a close look at all of these things and act when and if needed.

We need to think beyond the bubble of three out of ten Filipinos connected to the Internet.

Here is a good infographic about the State of the Philippine Internet by Lin Lhe.

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Social Media: The Digital Field of Dreams and Nightmares

If You Build It Other Things May Come As Well … Not Really Things You Like

A recent slew of items that flowed through the news feed of Facebook and the Twitter Stream just shows that it is not enough to build your presence online but you must know how to protect it. Look at the case of a government agency setting up FB pages and Twitter accounts that became lightning rods that attracted negative comments and bile from the web; or a business that waged a digital war of attrition with its customers; or online personalities locked in an on-line street brawl that attracted undue attention. All of these resulted in negative perception or even notoriety for those involved institutions, brands and persons.

In the film Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner hears a voice in the wind that told him If you build it he will come. And he built a baseball field out in his farm and they did come: his long deceased father did come and talked to him. Indeed IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME.

A caveat or warning should be added here and it goes like this: OTHER THINGS MAY COME AS WELL: AND NOT REALLY THINGS YOU LIKE.

IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME
OTHER THINGS MAY COME AS WELL
AND NOT REALLY THINGS YOU LIKE

So you have to think and consider whether it is worth it to build the equivalent of your Internet Field of Dreams. If you give a lousy service or bombard your customers and patrons with negative updates without any news of resolutions then an unmoderated FB page and a twitter account is not for you.

If you want and desire feedback then make sure you and your people can take the heat, roll with the punches and improve your service, product or demeanor by considering the feedback.

War of Attrition waged by posts, status messages and tweets waged for a long time is not only counter-productive but can be FATAL.

Use the Web to explain your side. Remember though if you need to settle things and in certain cases settle things offline.

The Internet is all about PERCEPTION and PERCEPTION is the sum total if your ACTIONS and UTTERANCES / STATEMENT.

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