Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Singer becomes No. 1 marketer of smartphones in 4th quarter

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  106 views  |  

Based on the 4th quarter results of the Sri Lanka Mobile Handsets Market Review published by Cyber Media Research, Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC is considered to be the No. 1 marketer of smartphones in Sri Lanka. CyberMedia Research stated that ‘smartphone sales (shipments) touched 120,000 units in Sri Lanka during 4Q 2013 and 450,000 for CY 2013. During 4Q 2013 Samsung was the leader in the smartphones segment with a 21.2% share followed by Huawei with 19.6%.’ In comparison to the market research conducted by CyberMedia in the 3rd quarter, Huawei’s popularity has increased by 4.1% between the two quarters. Considering that all Huawei-branded smart phones are marketed by Singer and that Singer... 


Samsung conducts workshop for extensive business partner network

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  60 views  |  

Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd., a global leader in technology, recently conducted an informative workshop for core business partners at the newly launched Samsung Customer Contact Centre in Colombo. The main objective of the workshop was to give partners (particularly Samsung product distributors) an understanding of customer contact operations whilst explaining the details of Samsung brand warranty in order to help partners in their efforts to provide better service and drive sales. The workshop focused specifically on how Samsung is the first brand to execute brand warranty in Sri Lanka for its diverse range of products including Smart TVs, mobile devices, computer monitors, printers, digital... 


CSSL delegation meets Jayarathne

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  62 views  |  

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Talk and Surf made easier with Zigo and Etisalat

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  56 views  |  

Zigo Mobiles, the only mobile phone manufacturer and distributer with ISO Certification in the country with over 16 years of expertise, partnered with Etisalat Lanka to bring the ultimate mobile experience to Sri Lankans. Zigo, together with Etisalat has introduced three exclusive mobile packages which perfectly suit the needs of Zigo mobile phone, Android tablets and smartphones users’. Namely the packages are TALK 100, TALK 100 + SURF 100 and TALK 300 + SURF 100. For a monthly rental of just Rs. 100, the Talk 100 package gives Zigo users the freedom to make free local calls worth Rs. 100 to any network on per second and per minute hybrid billing system. The deal which is another first in... 


SLT completes forum for business customers in Colombo, Metro North

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  60 views  |  

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) successfully completed yet another customer forum under the theme ‘Beyond Borders’ for the company’s valued Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) customers in the Metro North area, Colombo. The forum was held at Galadari Hotel, in the presence of VIP, Deputy Director/BOI Ananda Gunawardana, chief officers and other top officials of SLT. The evening comprised of presentations of SLT’s product offerings for SME customers, live product demonstrations of SME products including Voice, Networking, DATA hosting, Managed Services as well as Mobitel products and services and a guest lecture on ‘Triple I’s for turbulent times’ conducted by Dr. Ajantha Dharmasiri. This... 


ACCA Council Members meet SLASSCOM to discuss developments in BPM sector

Published : 12:01 am  April 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  38 views  |  

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Council during their recent visit to Sri Lanka met with SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) with the aim of having a better understanding of how the accountancy profession can support the growing BPM sector in Sri Lanka. Those present at the meeting were Deputy President ACCA Global Council Anthony Harbinson, ACCA Global Council members Lynne Hunt and Hemraz Hoolash, Regional Director ACCA Stuart Dunlop, Head of ACCA Sri Lanka Nilusha Ranasinghe, Business Development Manager Employers ACCA Sri Lanka Ruchera Jayawardena, Chairman SLASSCOM Madu  Ratnayake, Chairman Emeritus SLASSCOM and Executive Vice President/Head... 


Google unveils email scanning practices in new terms of service

Published : 12:00 am  April 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  296 views  |  

REUTERS: Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads. The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software scans users’ emails, both when messages are stored on Google’s servers and when they are in transit, a controversial practice that has been at the heart of litigation. Last month, a US judge decided not to combine several lawsuits that accused Google of violating the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of email users into a single class action. Users of Google’s Gmail email service have accused the company of violating federal and state... 


Amazon to unveil smartphone in time for winter holidays

Published : 12:00 am  April 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  232 views  |  

REUTERS: Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch its long-rumoured smartphone in the second half of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people briefed on the company’s plans. The Internet retailer would jump into a crowded market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The company has recently been demonstrating versions of the handset to developers in San Francisco and Seattle. It intends to announce the device in June and ship to stores around the end of September, the newspaper cited the unidentified sources as saying. Amazon has made great strides into the hardware arena as it seeks to boost sales of digital content and puts its online store in front... 


Mobitel selects Celltick’s Start for Android users

Published : 12:00 am  April 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  280 views  |  

Mobitel to implement Start to provide enhanced offerings for its Android mobile subscribers   San Francisco, Calif.: Celltick, a global leader in mobile initiated commerce announced today that Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider, has chosen to deliver a unique personalised customer interface for its Android users based on Start. Start, a next-generation Android interface layer, will enable Mobitel to provide a superior experience to its customer base and offer a range of services that deliver high value to them on the start screen of their smartphone. With Start, Mobitel’s consumers will enjoy fast and easy access to everything that matters to them on the start screen... 


Sony warns of battery fire risk in Vaio PCs

Published : 12:00 am  April 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  217 views  |  

REUTERS: Sony Corp on Friday urged customers to stop using a model of its Vaio computers launched in February, saying there was a risk that the battery would catch fire. Sony said in a statement it had shipped 25,905 of the Vaio Fit 11A in 52 countries since its launch. Sony said three PCs had caught on fire around the battery pack, which was manufactured by Panasonic Corp.  Read More →


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