Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Yanolja invests USD 15M into Leading Southeast Asian Economy Hotel Chain ZEN Rooms



  • Seoul-based accommodation/leisure company Yanolja enters South East Asia by investing USD15M into ZEN Rooms in return for a minority stake
  •   Strategic investment into ZEN Rooms to benefit from exponential growth and synergistic effects in Southeast Asian market·  
  • This marks the first cross-border transaction for Yanolja and the largest startup investment by a Korean company in South East Asia 

Singapore, July 26th 2018 

Leading Southeast Asian economy hotel chain and online booking platform ZEN Rooms (www.zenrooms.com) announces a strategic minority investment of USD15M by Yanolja, the leading Seoul-based leisure company with rights to acquire 100% of ZEN Rooms in the future. This is the largest startup investment by a Korean company in Southeast Asia. 



Sunday, July 29, 2018

Vivo X21 is an eyecatcher at the Mobile Fest 2018


Global smartphone brand Vivo has made a good impression on tech enthusiasts at the SM Cyberzone’s Mobile Fest 2018.

To explain all the goods on Vivo’s latest flagship smartphone—the X21, the brand tapped respected tech experts Mark Macanas of TechPinas and Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu.

The experts discussed Vivo X21’s unlocking technologies, dual rear camera, AI Selfie Camera, AI Game Mode, Hi-Fi, performance, and design.


Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu and Mark Macanas of TechPinas had nothing but praises for Vivo X21. 

Macanas and Guerrero mentioned that there are two ways to unlock the Vivo X21, through the Face ID Access with Infrared that accurately identifies a user’s facial features even in nighttime and the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology that replaces the rear fingerprint sensor. Vivo is the industry pioneer of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Get Your Head in the Game with Vivo X21


For a gamer, there is nothing more frustrating than getting a call, or any disturbance for that matter, in the middle of a play. That is why Mobile Legends or PUBG players pick phones that are powerful enough to meet their heavy gaming needs. Global brand Vivo has been in the forefront of developing innovations to address the usual woes of a gamer. 

Vivo knows that the first step to handle mobile games, especially the ones with heavy graphics, is reliable hardware. Its latest flagship, the X21, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Artificial Intelligence Engine chip. This can effectively utilize CPU resources for complex processes.   

To complement the powerful chipset, Vivo X21 has a whopping 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM that improves the app launches and loading including complex mobile games. This also allows gamers to store not only one but many other gaming apps in their mobile phone.

The Vivo X21 is also equipped with AI technology. Through machine intelligence, the X21’s AI Smart Engine can intelligently allocate system resources in real-time to optimize its performance based on the requirements of a gaming apps. It also manages all apps running in the background and prioritizes memory space to commonly used apps.


The Vivo X21 also has a dedicated AI Game Mode that knows when a user is playing games to transform the smartphone into a dedicated game console. It then activates features that help minimize distraction.For instance, it can block new message alerts when playing games.

But it also offers features that allow a gamer to keep in touch. Vivo’s new flagship smartphone can receive calls on the background when the Wi-Fi is turned so a gamer can still have the option to talk to their callers even while playing a game. It also has a picture-in-picture feature that gives the player to respond to messages without stopping the game. 

The smartphone with its AI capabilities also prevents accidental touch operations tokeep gamers from making the accidental moves—especially if the user is in a crucial play. #

About Vivo
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.  In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.  

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Premium Coffee Ignites Creative Community at Spaces

Co-working hub serves hearty bites and artisan coffee exclusively catered by Wildflour Café + Bakery

Manila, Philippines; July 18, 2018 – Shared office provider Spaces has partnered with renowned homegrown company, the Wildflour Café + Bakery, to cater a deli café exclusive to the co-working hub’s tenants and guests. The dedicated deli café will take a spot in the center of the massive 850-square meter community hall of Spaces’ first brand in the Philippines which is located at the penthouse of the towering skyscraper, World Plaza, in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig.

This partnership aims to provide Spaces’ tenants and guests, who are mostly entrepreneurs and creative freelancers, with a wide array of healthy bites, savory pastries, and the famous artisan Wildflour coffee. By offering hearty and appetizing food and beverage selections within the compound of a social working atmosphere, Spaces hopes to provide an innovative vibe, and to inspire creative flair.

Country Manager Lars Wittig (2nd from left) at the Wildflour cafe  in Spaces World Plaza

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lazada Unilever Mid Year Sale

Enjoy exclusive treats and interact with your favorite celebrities at the Unilever mid-year sale! 

Happening only in Lazada this July 18-25.


MANILA, JULY 2018–Fans of Lazada and Unilever are definitely in for a mid-year treat! This July 18-25, Lazada and Unilever will be giving away heaps of surprises from the country’s iconic and favorite brands:Tresemme, Surf, St. Ives, Dove, Pond’s, Cream Silk, Pureit and a lot more!

Just visit https://pages.lazada.com.ph/wow/i/ph/PHCampaign/brand-of-the-week-unilever to see what’s in store for shoppers at this exclusive mid-year shopping spree:

EXCITING DEALS:

• Destress your tresses with Tresemme:Enjoy runway ready hair with up to 30% OFF on Tresemme’sstyling products & up to 50% OFF on Tresemme’s Platinum Strength range
• Get your glow on with treats from St. Ives, Pond’s & Dove.
o Feed your skin with our yummy St. Ives deals up to 40% OFF
o Get first dibs on limited edition Pond’s giftsets for as low as PHP 150 & up to 50% OFF on regular items
o Nourish your skin & hair with up to 30% OFFon Dove products
• Get ultimately beautifulhair with Cream Silk:
o Buy the NEW Cream Silk Triple Keratin Range –3x the keratin in one ultimate solution
• Celebrate what it means to be a REAL MOM with Baby Dove:
o Grab new,limited edition Baby Dove bundles with insulated lunchbox for as low as PHP 797
• Awesome deals from Surf, Breeze & Knorr
o Always have fresh & clean laundry with up to 30% OFF on Surf and Breeze products
o Get a chance to win a Whirlpool washing machine when you purchase any of the Home Care Packages
o Whip-up delicious meals with discounted Knorr & Lady’s Choice bundles- up to 25% OFF
• Always have clean & safe drinking water with Pureit. Get 20% on all Pureit Products.


EVERYDAY SURPRIZES:The first daily100 shoppers to use the code “ULMIDYR20” will automatically get a prize from Lazada*! Which of these freebies will shoppers go crazy over?
o Tresemme Split Repair Shampoo 340ml
o Breeze Rose Gold Perfume 650g
o Simple Micellar Water 400ml
o St. Ives Face Scrub Blackhead Clearing Green Tea 6oz
o Baby Dove Sampling Kit
o Manifesto Box with Axe, Pond’s Men, Clear, Dove Men + Care, Master freebies
o Surf Cherry Blossom 2.2 kg
o Simple Hydrating Moisturizer 125ml
*Winners to be announced and selected by Lazada

INTERACT WITH YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITIES ON FB LIVE!

July 19 | 12:00 noon –FB Live with Dimples Romana for Pureit. If you’re lucky, you can win 1 of the 3PureitExcella units up for a raffle! Each unit is worth PHP 4,998 !

July 20 | 3:00 PM –FB Live with Jessica Wilson for Tresemme. Lucky fans will receive a special surprise Tresemme and Jess herself!

But wait, there’s more!
Shoppers can get an additional 20% OFF on their basket* by simply using the voucher code ULMIDYR20
*Minimum purchase of PHP 1,000 worth of participating Unilever items. Valid for one-time use only

All roads lead to the #ULMidYrSale #LAZxULMidYrSale! Remember to visit this page from Jul 18-25:https://pages.lazada.com.ph/wow/i/ph/PHCampaign/brand-of-the-week-unilever

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Getting A Convertible Car Seat For Your Baby

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The safety of a child is important; therefore, one of the first essentials you will need to have to ensure that your baby is safe in a car is a car seat. From the first day, a child is driven home from the hospital till the 10th birthday or thereabouts, a car seat is a must.

Apart from being one of the first to be purchased, it is also one of those reliable products you will depend on for several years. With that in mind, getting a well-designed and durable car seat that will last through the years is not a bad idea. It is impressive to know that car seats come with a seat belt buckle holder to ensure that your baby is properly strapped to the seat.

Deciding on the brand to buy is usually a herculean task with so many manufacturers and models on the market. Here are factors you need to consider to assist you in making the right decision on the convertible car seat for your little one.

     Price
The first thing many people look at before making any purchase is the price. You will have to see what you can afford before you even think of buying. When it comes to car seats, the more the features, the higher the price. This means that if your budget is low, you may have to consider only the features you really need and overlook some others.

     Longevity
It is a no-brainer that buying a convertible car seat that will serve you through the years is better. Therefore, while you may want to go for something cheap, you have to consider its durability. Buying a car seat that will not last means, you are planning on buying another one in the future, and that means spending more than expected. Plan to make a good investment in purchasing a car seat as it is worth every dime.

You can decide to go for either a new or used model.  You can get used car seats through particular online auction house websites and real-life garage sales. However, the challenges that come with buying a used car seat is that you have no idea if it was involved in an accident in the past or if the stitching, padding, and straps are still in place.

     Removable Padding
Kids will always be kids and so are bound to mess up the seats. We recommend you get a car seat that allows you to conveniently remove the padding, wash it and put it back so that the seats can be kept neat at all times.

     Weight
Car seats weight between 12 - 30 pounds; if you want a car seat that will be installed permanently, then you may go for something heavy. Else, it is advisable to go with a not-so-heavy car seat for ease of moving it around. So, it’s up to you.


What are you waiting for? Go get your convertible car seats!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Watch Out For These Pests While Traveling

Summers and springs are a great traveling time for people who love to spend their time outdoors. You can go on long hikes and enjoy the beauty of nature. But with these exciting plans comes the risk of pests that might spoil you fun-trip. So here are a few pests that you need to watch out while you are traveling. It will help you know how to avoid them.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Keeping the Spark Alive for New Parents

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During the first few months of welcoming a new baby, couples take a lot of time learning the ropes of parenting and sharing their home – sometimes their bedroom – with their little one. The baby needs attention, and the parents need to read baby books, cook, do the laundry and get used to waking up before sunrise.

With so many things to do, it’s no wonder parents have no time for each other and eventually drift apart. The good news is, you don’t have to fall into the same category as you can still find time to nurture a bond with your partner.

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