Lenovo K6 Note powers a richer entertainment experience

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Lenovo K6 Note: A richer entertainment experience

MANILA, Philippines, March 2, 2017 – Lenovo launched today the all-new Lenovo K6 Note, a power packed smartphone that delivers endless fun and  entertainment in the palm of the hand. Featuring a massive battery, blazing fast processor speeds, enhanced 4G LTE connectivity and smooth performance, the Lenovo K6 Note enables users to keep up with today’s fast-paced digital lifestyle.

Don’t let a dead smartphone ruin the day. Built for entertainment, the Lenovo K6 Note’s large 4000mAh Lithium-polymer battery gives users enough battery capacity to stream their Spotify playlist all day and Netflix videos all night. Enjoy a more immersive audio experience with Dolby Atmos, which complements the Lenovo K6 Note’s 5.5-inch full-HD IPS display.

Take share-worthy photos with the Lenovo K6 Note’s 16MP rear camera with Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) for sharp details and vivid colors. The Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) dual-LED flash automatically adjusts to create natural-looking skin tones and consistently vibrant colors.  With the Lenovo VIBE K6 Note’s 8MP camera, taking clearer and sharper selfies uploaded on social media will earn more likes and followers.

Breeze through the day-to-day tasks without a hitch with the Lenovo K6 Note’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64-bit 1.4GHz octa-core processor, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and 4GB RAM. With the phone’s built-in fingerprint reader, there’s no need to worry about unauthorized access to one’s data, photos and other files.

“We want to bring the modern Filipino smartphone user infinite entertainment everywhere with the Lenovo K6 Note through its outstanding pro-mode camera features, Dolby Atmos (R) speakers and a long-lasting 4000mAh battery,” said Dino Romano, country manager of the Lenovo Mobile Business Group.

The Lenovo K6 Note sports a sleek, all-metal unibody design in sophisticated dark gray, gold and silver versions. Get a free Bluetooth audio headset with every purchase of the K6 Note, available at Lenovo stores and authorized dealers nationwide for only P11,999.  Buyers can also enjoy financing options such as six months zero interest via credit cards or low monthly payments via Flexi Finance through selected dealers.

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Moto brand), tablets and apps. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@LenovoMobilePH), Instagram, or visit us at www.lenovomobile.com.ph.

Hino expands network, opens first Batangas dealership

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The ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by (from L-R) RVL President Mr. Marionito Lomeda, HMP Chairman Mr. Vicente T. Mills, Jr., Lovi Motors Corporation Chairman Mrs. Rhodora Lomeda, HMP President Mr. Hiroshi Aoki, Lovi Motors Corporation Vice President Mr. Michael Lomeda and Lovi Motors Corporation President Mr. Martin Edward Lomeda.

BATANGAS, Philippines (March 22, 2017) – Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the Philippines, continues to solidify its commitment to total expansion with its newly inaugurated dealership in Batangas, also known as CALABARZON’s industrial port city.

Managed by Lovi Motors Corporation, Hino Batangas is a fully equipped sales, spare parts, and service dealership that provides innovative transport solutions. It is strategically located along Diversion Road, Balagtas, the route usually taken by trucks and buses going in and out of the Batangas City port area.

“Hino Batangas is a testament to our unwavering dedication to make our products and services more accesible to clients across the Philippines. By serving as a one-stop shop for Batangas truck and bus owners and drivers, Hino Batangas promises uncompromising reliability, safety and economy in transport to clients in the area,” HMP President Mr. Hiroshi Aoki shared.

HMP is optimistic that Hino Batangas will help propel the business with the thriving trading, commercial and industrial activities in the locality, in particular goods shipment in Batangas port. Hino Batangas aims to continue providing efficient trucking solutions to meet growing logistics demand in the area.

HMP has been engaged in the assembly and exclusive distribution of quality Hino trucks and buses in the Philippines for more than 40 years. Known for providing safe, durable and reliable trucks, HMP complements the transport needs of businesses ranging from small and medium enterprises to big corporations.

Akamai Aims to Improve OTT Experiences with Introduction of Media Acceleration Capabilities

MANILA, Philippines. (March 22, 2017) – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today announced availability of Akamai Media Acceleration, which is designed to improve viewing experiences for over-the-top (OTT) video consumers and accelerate video game and other software downloads. Media Acceleration marks a significant milestone in the evolution of Akamai’s content delivery capabilities in moving to a consumer-centric approach to online video and software distribution. Technology is integrated directly into consumer applications to optimize the experience for each individual end user.

OTT operators can take advantage of more efficient communication between consumer devices and the Akamai network to deliver video that is ideally suited for the device capabilities, network type and conditions of specific end users. By overcoming many of the fundamental challenges of online video delivery, Media Acceleration can help OTT operators provide a consistently high and predictable quality of experience to which consumers are accustomed with traditional broadcast.

Vimeo, one of the world’s leading online video-sharing platforms and entertainment destinations, realized immediate improvements in its viewer experiences after implementing Akamai Media Acceleration.  “Shortly after shifting traffic to Media Acceleration, Vimeo observed higher quality video experiences for our viewers; most notably a marked increase in playbacks at HD quality,” explained Naren Venkataraman, Vice President, Engineering, Vimeo. “With video creators comprising such a large portion of our customer base, delivering high-quality video and the experience to match is of utmost importance to maintaining the Vimeo brand.”

As a part of its UDP-based delivery optimizations that are designed to maximize video throughput on a global scale, Akamai is leveraging emerging standards, including Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC), to help drive customer adoption of Media Acceleration. The capabilities can improve the speed, quality and consistency by which content is delivered over the open Internet while mitigating the degradation that often occurs in the last mile and few feet of a network – even inside the home.

“Traditional television distribution has fundamental commercial and operational characteristics that are very different from Internet video distribution today,” said Scott Brown, Vice President, Product Management, Media, Akamai. “Akamai has developed Media Acceleration to function as a vehicle through which we can introduce innovations that address the quality and scale challenges of OTT, while also facilitating sustainable economic models that can help enable the growth of video distribution over the Internet.”

Video game publishers and software providers can leverage Media Acceleration to improve the performance of video game delivery and other software download use cases. The technology will be available to Akamai customers as a feature of Akamai’s Adaptive Media Delivery and Download Delivery products.

MDPPA hits 1M sales milestone, eyes 12 to 15% growth in 2017

MDPPA YoY Sales Growth
MDPPA YoY Sales Growth

MANILA, Philippines (February 22, 2017) – The Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA), which comprises motorcycle manufacturers Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kymco, breached the 1 million sales mark for the first time as it capped off 2016 with a 34 percent year-on-year (YoY) sales growth.

Reporting an all-time sales high of 1,140,338 million motorcycles in 2016, MDPPA has exceeded its initial 952,570 unit and 12 percent sales growth forecasts for the year, posting the highest growth among members of the Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries (FAMI), which include six other motorcycle associations from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

MDPPA’s 2016 sales growth is attributed to the robust motorcycle demand in the first half of 2016. The group’s midyear motorcycle sales reached 544,699 units, significantly higher than its 382,568 midyear motorcycle sales in 2015.

Moped still the most popular motorcycle type in the country

With demand for moped motorcycles hitting a new all-time high, the category accounted for the lion’s share of MDPPA’s total motorcycle sales in 2016. The total moped motorcycle sales reached 418,043 units or 37 percent of the aggregate motorcycle sales.

The next leading sales driver was the business motorcycle category, which accounted for 32 percent of total motorcycle sales at 368,270 units.

Meanwhile, the 274,104 unit sales of automatic transmission posted the highest growth among the categories, with 51% increase from 2015. The robust in the category sales contributed greatly with the total sales in 2016.

MDPPA Executive Board From L-R: Ms. Custodio, Mr. Pablo, Mr. Lejano, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Clemente, Mr. Cadugo
MDPPA Executive Board
From L-R: Ms. Custodio, Mr. Pablo, Mr. Lejano, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Clemente, Mr. Cadugo

Positive outlook for the motorcycle industry in 2017

Banking on a remarkable year in 2016, MDPPA is upbeat and sees a positive outlook for the motorcycle industry in 2017. The group is optimistic about replicating, if not surpassing, its 2016 sales growth this year with a conservative target of 12 to 15 percent uptick.

MDPPA credits the local motorcycle industry’s 2016 growth to an increase in private consumption, prevalent use of mopeds for personal purposes, introduction of new models, higher foreign exchange rates and remittances, and traffic congestion in metropolitan areas. The same factors will continue to fuel the industry’s performance this year.

MDPPA’s 2016 performance has definitely set the momentum for hitting an even higher sales mark this year.  MDPPA expects motorcycle sales to accelerate along with increasing demand for mobility especially in major cities.