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IMMAP launches DigiCon 2022

Keynote Speakers include Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Rappler’s Maria Ressa, and more.

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One of the country’s biggest digital conferences is back this year. The Internet & Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) is holding their flagship event, DigiCon, from October 10 to 14, 2022.

Under the theme DigiCon Valley, the line up of speakers will feature experts from all over the world who will discuss relating to marketing, advertising, and digital industries. There will also be chances for attendees to network in person during the after-hours programs.

Celebrating innovation, problem-solving, and the entrepreneurial spirit, DigiCon Valley looks ahead to what will be a tipping point in the country’s start-up scene: an increase in investments for Philippine firms in the next three years, much higher compared to what industries received over the past five years combined. 

At a launch event held at The Astbury in Poblacion on August 31, the all-female IMMAP DigiCon Committee presented the program and speakers for the event. 

DigiCon Co-Chairs Denise Haak, Trish Esteban, Janelle Barretto, Ritz Tan during the Q&A

To give a preview of the upcoming conference, the IMMAP DigiCon Committee was present at a press launch held at The Astbury in Poblacion, on August 31. DigiCon Co-Chair, Denise Haak, officially unveiled the theme and program tracks to media guests and sponsors. 

This year’s Keynote Speakers, include Huffington Post founder, Arianna Huffington; Rappler Founder and the first Filipino Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Maria Ressa; internationally acclaimed marketing expert and academic, Mark Ritson; Design Sprint inventor, Jake Knapp; and Award-winning Global CMO of Dole Sunshine Company, Rupen Desai.

While the conference will be virtual, face-to-face networking sessions will also be included in the conference ticket. Dubbed “After Hours”, these events will allow attendees to meet each other and make business connections. 

For more information and tickets for IMMAP DigiCon Valley 2022, visit their website and follow their social pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

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Google to provide 39,000 certificate scholarships for Filipinos

Providing help for the disadvantaged

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Google Certificates

Google announced that it will provide 39,000 Google Career Certificate scholarships to equip Filipino students and jobseekers with job-ready skills to help them land opportunities in high-demand industries.

The suite of flexible online training programs shall be made available by Google via Coursera.org. The certificates are built and taught by Google, designed specifically for learners of all backgrounds to enhance their digital skills.

In the Philippines, Google will continue to partner and collaborate with the likes of the Globe Group and government stakeholders including the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to distribute the scholarships.

For the qualification, everyone aged 18 and above with no previous degree or experience are eligible to join.

This is in part of Google’s efforts to create learning and economic opportunities specifically for those in underserved communities, including low-income and vocational students and even college drop-outs.

 

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Huawei releases FreeBuds Pro 2 in the Philippines

With ANC 2.0 technology

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FreeBuds Pro 2

Huawei has released its latest TWS Bluetooth earbuds — the FreeBuds Pro 2 — in the Philippines.

The FreeBuds Pro 2 will retail for PhP 9,999 via Huawei’s Shopee and Lazada shops, online stores, authorized retail outlets.

The device will be available in Silver Blue, Ceramic White, and Silver Frost, with an installment payment option.

ANC 2.0: Creating a quiet world

The latest earbuds feature an adaptive active noise cancellation (ANC) technology, along with the original integrated call noise cancellation to enable users to dynamically listen to their preferred music or content.

This intelligent ANC 2.0 takes what noise cancellation is capable of even further, as the FreeBuds Pro 2 can accurately identify and judge the external sound field environment with changes.

For instance, when a user is in the subway, the noise cancellation effects deepen and reduces severe low-frequency noise. In contrast, when in coffee shops, the ANC intelligently adapts. In any case, the earbuds keep users immersed to whatever they’re listening to.

On top of this innovative technology, the FreeBuds Pro 2 has up to 30 hours of playback time, thanks to its 580mAh charging case. Boosted by its 11mm driver, the earbuds is also rated IP 54 for splash, water, and dust resistance.

 

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airasia early Christmas treat: Flights, hotels get huge discounts

Only on the airasia Super App

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As an early Christmas treat, airasia is going on a huge sale from September 28 to 30 for flight and hotel packages exclusively on its Super App.

During the period, customers may enjoy up to 50 percent off on hotels with the promo code SUPERHOTEL – with a minimum spend of PhP 2,000.

There will be discounted rates for hotel and flight packages from over 700 global carriers. App users may also book flights to Coron, Siargao, Puerto Princesa, and Camiguin via Sunlight Air until September 30 at up to 20 percent off (capped at PhP 1,650) for travel dates up to May 30, 2023.

For flight and hotel bundles, airasia is also offering 17 percent off via SNAP, with travel period valid from September 28 up to March 25 next year.

Even selected activities on the app, such as hiking to Mt. Daraitan, will get a price slash.

The airasia Super App can be downloaded via Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

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