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student marketing congress

I made a quick trip to Cebu last week for the 3rd Student Marketing Congress in Cebu. More than 3,000 students (and my biggest crowd yet) can get a tad overwhelming. I was there to talk about effective websites but repurposed my talk to discuss blogging and content because well, it was really more fitting to a crowd of teenagers. That’s me with Boy Abunda, one of the other speakers on celebrity marketing.


My Guide to Buying a Flat Screen TV


In the market for a new TV? Confused with all the different stickers like 1080p, Full HD, HD ready? What about 4K TV’s and Smart TV’s? I’ve written up an 8-point guide to buying a modern day flat screen television while distilling the geek speak. Do have a read.

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Rundown: Water resistant gadgets for the rainy season


[First published on August 5 2013 at 8List.PH]

As a gadget geek and lover of the oceans, I have spent a considerable amount of time testing whether this little device over here can be brought down into the depths of the seas. Because we live in a country with the best beaches, I’m going to give you the low down on 8 gadgets and accessories you can buy to capture those wet moments.

CAVEAT EMPTOR: A number of these devices come with an IP67 certification which states that they are protected from 1) dust and 2) short periods of immersion in water. That would mean that this certification does not guarantee 100% waterproofing as the IP67 standard only applies to a depth of one meter in fresh water for 30 minutes. Gadgets that have been damaged due to flooding have their warranty voided.

For the full list, head on over to 8List.

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8 Reasons Why OPM Shouldn’t Be Dead

So Marcelle wrote an interesting rebuttal to the recent Internet over-reaction about OPM and whether it’s dead or alive. It’s quite a good read, especially since he provides 8 reasons why you can’t kill a spirit. Here’s the rest of the album.

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