UFC-SMART sign milestone partnership, bringing contact sports content closer to local UFC fans

by Edsel Lorete / http://inslashout.wordpress.com / http://inslashout.blog.com

The buzz is TRUE! The world’s largest mixed martial arts organization has signed up a deal with local telco Smart Communications, bringing the famed contact sporting organizations and its sought after fight events to more. Filipinos, particularly for Smart subscribers.
The multi-year partnership, which was launched with members of the on-line, print and broadcasting media, was headed by Smart and UFC officials and UFC champion Stephen Thompson. The formal agreement formally set Smart as the official and exclusive mobile carrier of the UFC in the Philippines, and will introduce exciting consumer promotions and marketing activities that are set to provie unique experiences to UFC fans, for telco’s SmartBro broadband subscribers. 

SmartBro subscribers will get special access to UFC fan events and experiences, inlcuding meeting UFC personalities like Stephen Thompson, who graced the formal launching of the Smart and UFC partnership this morning at the Marco Hotel, Ortigas Center Pasig. Smart will be the provider of UFC FIGHT PASS, which is a digital platform designed to provide sport’s fans exclusive UFC content and access to the world’s biggest fight content library. 

“We are very delighted to partner with UFC, and we can’t wait to bring the sport to our subscribers through our unparalleled (Smart and SmartBro broadband) services and offers,” Oscar A. Reyes, First Vice President and Wireless Consumer Broadband at Smart.

With UFC fans growing tremendously in the Philippines, those accessing UFC events via their wireless mobile devices, can now get more sports content normally available through free sites like YouTube. SmartBro is the perfect broadband bundle to keep access to UFC app active, and definitely free of buffering or stalls. 

“The Philippines continues to be one of UFC’s strongest markets in Asis and a blueprint for our growth in the region. With our massive fan base and huge medi interest in our sport, combined with the runaway success o our inaugural sold Manila event, we want to be able to provide as much opportunity as possible for fans to interact with UFC. This partnership is a huge step in that sirection,” said Kenneth Berger, UFC’s Executive Vice-President and General Manager for Asia.

To get information what activities or promotions Smart and UFC has in store for SmartBro subsribers, INSLASHOUT suggest logging into the following websites: http://www.smart.com.ph/bro or follow Smart on Facebook (www.facebook/SmartCommunications( and Twitter and Instagram (@LiveSmart)


LG leads with new signature line up for 2016 *

 Tech Spotlight at InnoFest Asia
 LG Electronics (LG) is set to shake up the Asian appliance market with the unveiling of its new ultra-premium brand, LG SIGNATURE, at InnoFest Asia taking place in Korea from February 16-18. LG’s InnoFest roadshow began earlier this month in Dubai with an expo for partners in African and the Middle East and travels to Seoul this week. 
LG InnoFest provides the company with the opportunity to showcase its diverse range of products including consumer electronics and home appliances for the benefit of regional business partners, retailers and media. This year’s edition of LG InnoFest Asia will give approximately 300 dealers and journalists from 15 countries across the region, including Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, the chance to gain hands-on experience with LG’s latest innovations. 
On the first day of the event, products from LG’s all-new premium LG SIGNATURE brand, such as the OLED TV and Twin Wash™ washing machine, will be showcased and demonstrated. Executives including LG H&A Company President and CEO Jo Seong-Jin, LG’s Global Marketing Officer Brian Na and Asia Regional Head Chris Yi will be on hand to discuss LG’s premium products and technologies as well as the company’s plans for future partnerships.
Since its founding, LG has been committed to making life better for consumers in Asia with air conditioners that repel mosquitos, air purifiers that cleanse the air that family members breathe, audio systems developed with Asian ears in mind and gorgeous TVs that the entire family can enjoy together. This formula of discovering and delivering the needs of Asian customers is what has made LG one of the top brands in the region.
“This event presents a great opportunity for LG to highlight its advanced technologies and designs. Personally, I’m excited to finally see the LG SIGNATURE lineup for myself,” Star Appliance Center, Inc. President Ma. Teresa Tiong Cheng said. Star Appliance, known to many as the electronics retail giant SM Appliance Center, is an affiliate of one of the country’s largest conglomerates, the SM Group of Companies. “With LG having built its brand on reliability, we hope that we can maintain our win-win partnership with the electronics leader in the years to come”. 
Participants in LG InnoFest will get the opportunity to visit the world-famous N Seoul Tower where a massive OLED display made up of 248 individual 55-inch LG OLED TVs will allow guests to experience the amazing picture quality of LG’s OLED technology firsthand.
“We are committed to developing innovative products and mutually-beneficially marketing activities to strengthen LG’s position as Asia’s most dynamic premium brand in the eyes of both partners and consumers,” said Chris Yi. “Events such as InnoFest allow us to give audiences a close up view of our newest products, which have to be seen to be truly appreciated.”
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Globe MyLifestyle to offer latest Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge

If you are a Globe subscriber, and you want to get your hands on the latest and recently released Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, then listen to this….
As the leader in the digital lifestyle, Globe Telecom is gearing up to welcome the newest Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to the Philippines. With this, the mobile savvy will now be able to take their digital lifestyle to the next level as they complement these latest devices with the topnotch Globe myLifestyle plans. 

Designed to cater to the evolving digital lifestyles of Filipinos, myLifestyle plans allow customers to personalize their plans to fit their interests and bring them closer to what they love. 

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Globe customers will be able to fully enjoy the best content from Globe such as movies from online entertainment service HOOQ or the latest game updates from your favorite teams in the NBA. 

“Over the next few days, our customers will find out why it is best to get the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as we introduce our unbeaten myLifestyle Plan offers soon. True to our commitment to provide nothing but the best content and service, and as the leader in postpaid and preferred telco carrier of the latest smartphones, our loyal customers can be assured that the Globe myLifestyle plans will let them maximize what the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can offer,” says Erli Magtubo-Valdez, Vice President for Postpaid Business at Globe.

At the recent Samsung unpacking event in Barcelona, Spain lead by its CEO D.J. Kho, Samsung showcased the innovative new features of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. 

Both models are IP68 water and dust resistant in up to 1.5 meters of water and for up to 30 minutes protection against dust ingress. It carries a DSLR like Real Pixel Camera that is the world’s 1st dual photodiode sensor (2PD) in mobile that provides superfast autofocus. The new models promise brighter and clearer images with f/1.7 lens and faster shutter speed that minimizes motion blur.

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge has an expandable memory up to 200GB and faster processor, smoother graphics, 4GB RAM and a larger battery and faster charging. The S7 Edge also enhanced its Dual Edge display with the all new task edge that provides shortcuts to the most used functions.

Finally both phones allow users to experience an expanded Galaxy Ecosystem with Gear VR compatibility for a virtual reality experience and Gear S2 compatibility for on-the-go convenience.

To learn more about what new postpaid plan is right for you alongside the rest of Globe Telecom’s portfolio of postpaid plans, INSLASHOIUT suggest logging on this website: http://www.globe.com.ph, call 7301010, or visit a Globe store nearest you.

Smart opens pre-registration for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge *

Unrivaled mobile services provider Smart Communications has opened its pre-registration site for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge after the Korean tech giant’s much-anticipated Unpacked 2016 event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Be among the first to experience the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge when they hit the Philippine shores by signing up at smart.com.ph/Postpaid/samsung-galaxy-seven.
Set to redefine what a smartphone can do, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge pushes the boundaries of mobile technology with enhanced multitasking and camera features, expandable memory of up to 200GB, larger battery and IP68 water and dust resistant certification – all housed in an elegant body of glass and metal finish.
Samsung’s latest smartphones are also compatible with the Samsung Gear VR, the world’s first consumer-focused virtual reality headset, which Smart will soon offer to usher in the new frontier of mobile entertainment.
By slipping the Galaxy S7 or the Galaxy S7 Edge in the Gear VR lens, users can instantly transport themselves in 3D and CG animated worlds, as well as 180 or 360-degree live action scenes – offering an immersive and interactive viewing and gaming experience.
To get updated on Smart’s offers for the Samsung Gear VR, register atsmart.com.ph/Postpaid/samsung-gear-vr. 
First to introduce mobile innovations
Prior to the Unpacked 2016 event, Samsung challenged netizens to “Change the way you think about your phone,” “Change the way you capture every angle,” “Change your idea of what a camera can do,” and “Change your idea of what a phone can handle.”
“With these fresh devices, Samsung has really made good on its promise of going beyond the limits in terms of experience, creativity and performance,” said Kathy C. Carag, Smart Brand Head.
“As the country’s leading mobile network, Smart takes the lead in introducing the latest mobile innovations and products to Filipinos, and we just can’t wait to make these new products available and pave the way for everyone to enjoy new and awesome mobile experiences anytime, anywhere.” 
To stay updated on the Smart’s latest offers, follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SmartCommunications), Twitter (@LiveSmart) and Instagram.

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Sun doubles up on Madonna experience, celebrates with lucky subscribers before they fly-off to Hong Kong *

Sun pulls out all the stops to award seven lucky Sun subscribers who won all-expense paid trips to watch Madonna in Hong Kong — starting off with a Madonna-inspired awarding ceremony. Just when they thought that they’ve already gotten more than what they paid for from winning the exclusive promo, Sun went on to give them another treat that is worth remembering. 

The colorful and fun activity is part of Sun’s advocacy to shower its subscribers with more than what they pay for, not just through its offers but also through its special perks and privileges.

“Since last year, we have been strongly encouraging the public in rethinking their choices and empowering them to discover more practical choices that will give them more than what they pay for,” emphasizes Sun Brand Management Head Koe Sanchez. “Like today, we’re not just giving our winners their prizes. We’re officially kicking off the Madonna experience for them as early as now. Because when you make a practical choice, you will definitely be rewarded with experiences that are really worth feeling good about — and not just get promised with something seemingly “wonderful”.” 

And without question, winning an all-expense paid trip to Hong Kong with free Madonna concert tickets is something that lucky Sun subscribers will remember and feel good about “Na-excite ako nang sobra nung nalaman kong I won! Kahit random yung mga tao sa paligid ko, sinabi ko talaga sa kanila na nanalo ako sa Madonna concert in Hong Kong,” narrates Julia Layson, who incidentally is a good friend of another winner Nia Hernandez. Meanwhile Al dela Cruz can’t seem to stop thinking of seeing Madonna perform live for free. “Wow! Sobrang saya ko na nanalo ako especially for me na Madonna fan. Naghahanap na nga ako ng outfit for the concert. I’m eternally grateful sa Sun. You don’t know how much this means to me.” 

And luckily, more Sun subscribers are bound to experience the same feeling as the group from Hong Kong as Sun is yet to name its winners for the Madonna Rebel Heart concert tour promo’s Sydney leg. So to know more, get practical and enjoy the full music experience from Sun and Spinnr to watch the Queen of Pop return to the stage for free in Australia! For more information, just visit HYPERLINK “http://www.suncellular.com.ph” suncellular.com.ph/madonna. 

Photo shows the winners of the Madonna Fly-Off Promo didn’t have to wait at all. In photo are Sun subscribers who won an all-expense paid free trip to Hong Kong and free concert tickets to Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour. Photo shows (front row, from left) promo winners Grant Bulaong, Nia Hernandez, Julia Layson, Rojanie Mauricio, Reyza Kennedy, and Melody Bactasa (back row from left) MCA Music Inc. Business Dev’t Executive Luigi Mallari, Sun Brand Management Head Koe Sanchez, Sun Brand Management Junior Manager Simon Saldajeno, and Spinnr Product Assistant Steph Ortiz.
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LUAP inducts new chairman, board of trustees *

The Life Underwriters Association of the Philippines (LUAP) recently had its induction of its roster of officers for 2016. This was officiated by Insurance Commissioner Atty. Emmanuel Dooc. Elected as president is Emmanuel D. Paras, a Registered Financial Planner and an Agency Manager at Philam Life, who expects nothing but excellence and dedication from the rest of the board.“The [LUAP] wants nothing more than to complete its primary purpose of maintaining and raising the standards of service for all insurance agents,” he said. “If there’s one thing I learned in Philam Life, it is to always uphold and respect the rights of the clients, who deserve transparency and access to information whenever they invest their money in insurance,” he continued.
Along with Paras, three other elected members of the LUAP Board of Trustees are from the Philam Life Premier Agency namely Financial Advisor Aileen Palmes, and Agency Leaders Francis Serrano, and Rogel Morales.

The LUAP is an organization of well-trained, competent and highly respectable professional life insurance agents who are committed to rendering the highest standards of ethical service to the public, abiding and conforming to all laws of regulations of the governing bodies, and contributing to the betterment of the community. 

For more information on LUAP and Philam Life, INSLASHOUT  visting the following websites: http://www.luap.com.ph/” http://www.luap.com.ph/ or philamlife.com

What is Philam Life?
The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philam Life) is the country’s premier life insurance company. Established on 21 June 1947, Philam Life has earned the trust of customers for its financial strength, strong brand name, and ability to deliver on its promises. 

Philam Life has PHP226.8 billion in total assets as of 31 December 2014 and has delivered timely payouts of over PHP9 billion in education benefits (2004-2014) and over PHP118 billion in insurance benefits (1950-2014), while serving close to 600,000 individual policyholders and over 1,700,000 insured group members. 

Philam Life understands the real life needs of its customers and provides the right plans and the right solutions including life protection, health insurance, savings, education, retirement, investment, group and credit life insurance. It also offers bancassurance and fund management products and services through its subsidiaries – BPI Philam Life Assurance Company (BPI-Philam) and Philam Asset Management Inc. (PAMI). 
Philam Life is a member of AIA Group Limited, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group.

What is AIA?
AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, Brunei, a 97 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, a 26 per cent joint venture in India and representative offices in Myanmar and Cambodia.

The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai over 90 years ago. It is a market leader in the Asia-Pacific region (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$172 billion as of 31 May 2015. 

AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. Through an extensive network of agents, partners and employees across Asia-Pacific, AIA serves the holders of more than 29 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.

AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).

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ASUS tops market with new ZenBook UX305

by Edsel Lorete/ http://inslashout.wordpress.com / http://inslashout.blog.com

There is no stopping ASUS! The mobile phone brand continues to deliver quality products, one of which hit number one recently that is the ASUS ZenBook UX305. Designed for the multitasking urban workers, for people who have learned to wirelessly work regardless of space and time, and still deliver the expected output with a single and multiffunctional ultrabook.

INSLASHOUT could not help but explore, share the features of this magnificent ASUS Zenbook UX305 Laptop. Allow us to tell you why this awesome business laptop made it to the top choice of the modern multitasking city worker.

ASUS is the No.1 brand 13.3” notebooks worldwide, according to GFK and NPD 2015 global report, particularly The ZenBook UX305 is the company’s top notch solution for urban professionals. Now, why is that?  

Well you have to start rationializing up and first with the Zenbook’s processors. The ASUS Zenbook UX305 delivers high performance with its detailing Core i7 processor, which any technician equal to an ultra-fast SSD storage, everything in a complete connectivity option pushed in a body a slim laptop that is only 12.3mm and 1.2kg light. 

Here is the full detail…
In December of 2015, ASUS Philippines achieved a total of 39.5% market share in the ultraportable 13.3” notebook market with the ZenBook series, dominating the said category with Apple Macbook in second place according to the most recent GFK December 2015 results. 

Designed for Urban Professionals 

Consumers today are inclined to bring their personal laptop as their work laptop thus, the search for the ultimate ultraportable laptop grew significantly. Being ultra-slim at 12.3mm and 1.2kg light, the ZenBook UX305 is one of the lightest and lightest 13.3” Notebook in the market. Despite the very slim profile, ZenBook UX305 still offers today’s most used connectivity devices with 3x USB 3.0 Ports with Quick Charging, 1x Micro-HDMI output for display projection, 1x Audio Jack for speaker connection of up to 5.1 speaker systems and 1x SD Card Reader for quick transfer of photography related equipment. Making the ZenBook UX305 the perfect companion of today’s generation who demands power and portability in one package.  


The ZenBook UX305 is now available in the Philippine market in three (4) major configurations. 
1.) Entry Level – UX305CA

Available in Ceramic White is the most affordable ZenBook UX305 at Php39,995 powered by the latest Intel Core M3-6Y30 with 4GB DDR3L RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. With a splendid 13.3” 1920×1080 FHD IPS Matte Display for a vibrant and hassle free viewing experience.
2.) Middle Range – UX305LA

Available in Black is the mid-range for Php49,995 powered by Intel Core i5-5200U with 4GB DDR3L RAM and 256GB Storage. With a splendid 13.3” 1920×1080 FHD IPS Matte Display for a vibrant and hassle free viewing experience.
3.) High Level – UX305LA

Available in Black and Gold is the mid-range for Php59,995 powered by Intel Core i5-5200U with 8GB DDR3L RAM and 512GB SSD Storage. With a splendid 13.3” 1920×1080 FHD IPS Matte Display for a vibrant and hassle free viewing experience.
4.) Ultimate Performance – UX305LA

Available in Black and Gold is the top performance ZenBook UX305 for Php65,995 powered by the fastest Intel Core i7-5500U with whopping 8GB DDR3L RAM and 512GB SSD Storage. Also utilizing a Quad-HD+ resolution of 3200×1800 for the finest resolution on an ultra-portable laptop. 
Assured 2 Years Global Warranty 

ASUS Philippines delivers top customer assurance with its 2 Years Global Warranty as standard to all notebooks. Consumers can take advantage 100% Parts and Service warranty worth Php2,500, available in more than 55 countries worldwide with ASUS. Visit HYPERLINK “https://www.asus.com/support” https://www.asus.com/support for complete details. 

The ZenBook UX305 is locally available, with a price range running from Php39,995 to Php65,995. You can get a list of which tech stores sells the Zenbook through this website: http://bit.ly/WTBZenBook” http://bit.ly/WTBZenBook or simply pay a visit the official ASUS social networking sites for official store list: http://www.facebook.com/asusph” http://www.facebook.com/asusph