Monday, April 27, 2015

Are you familiar with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL)? 

Well, most Filipinos don’t know about it and did not care to register their inventions or property created that they own. Today, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines is having a new vision of an Intellectual Property-conscious Philippines in a demystified, development-oriented and democratized intellectual property (IP) system by 2020.

Aside from the registration of IP assets, the Office seeks to develop the three facets of the IP system: economic, technological, and socio-cultural to encourage innovation, and respect for IP.

Participating local bloggers were welcomed by IPOPHL Officer-in-Charge Atty. Allan Gepty and were given an overview of the basic orientation on patents, trademarks, and copyright. The said lectures were conducted by Mr. Leo Losantas, Engr. Amellita Amon, Mr. Marlo Carag, and Atty. Louie Calvario, respectively.

The First Bloggers’ Conference on IP was organized by IPOPHL to reach out to netizens.  IPOPHL hopes to collaborate with the bloggers in increasing IP awareness of the general public.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

As the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon becomes more and more mainstream, Microsoft Philippines along Globe Labs with JumpSparc  will be teaching students, professionals, hardware and software enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs how to make the IoT transition quicker and easier.

IoT promises to innovate customer experience by allowing objects embedded with communications technology to transfer data over a network, helping them “talk” with each other.  

For example, car sensors can notify the driver if the vehicle’s condition is alarmingly dangerous; a washing machine’s status can be accessed via Wi-Fi; and your package or delivery can be tracked anywhere in the world in real time.

 As a highlight, the organizing companies will conduct an IoT Hackathon, which will also include maximizing the power of Azure Computing Services like Event Hub, Streaming Analytics, and Web Sites, in the context of a full end-to-end IoT solution.

The winners of IOT HACKS will receive exciting prizes such as;  Lumia Phones, Windows Tablets, Bizspark,  Pocket Wifi among others. 

For those who are interested to join, registration is still open, you may register at

IOT Hacks is also in collaboration with Red Wizard Events & PR Strategists, for more details about this event, you may call 09179048777 or 0922 3844227. 

Let us learn and apply the convergence of multiple technologies through Internet of Things Hackathon and use the following hashtags; #iothacks, #globelabs, #jumpsparc, and #amazingmicrosoftph.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

It was said that Google mobile "doomsday" is coming. Google announced that on the April 21, 2015 it will have an update on its algorithm to considering how a website is ready for mobile. It has been said that a website who are not mobile friendly will drop in search results.

"Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high-quality search results that are optimized for their devices." - Google

To know if your website is mobile friendly or if you are not sire about whether your website us or is not mobile ready, you can verify the Google webmaster tool to check the Mobile-Friendly Test

In a very much clear way, it will show you how Googlebot sees your website on mobile, you can also learn more about mobile friendly website and instructions to webmaster mobile guide and more.

If your website have major issues to fix after you have check it. Do fix it now, to avoid dropping of rankings. Evaluating your website before the said date and prepare for the changes will not harm you unless you don't care at all. However, it much better to be sure especially if you are a small business.

So what are you waiting for? Check it now!
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