Thursday, September 29, 2016

Lithium supports extended Tweet lengths

Lithium Technologies today announced Lithium Reach and Lithium Response have full support for Twitter’s newly expanded Tweet lengths. Already being used by Lithium customers, brands can immediately take advantage of the extra text and engage with their followers without photos, videos, GIF links and quoted Tweets counting towards the 140 character limit.

“Our close relationship with Twitter enables us to support new capabilities the moment they go live, giving the digital marketers and customer service pros who use our platform competitive advantage as they look to connect with people on Twitter and other channels,” said Katy Keim, CMO of Lithium Technologies. “Social is moving at a lightning fast pace, and the brands that stay ahead of the curve and take advantage of new channels, capabilities and ways to engage are the ones that stand to win. It’s not easy, but it’s certainly exciting.”

Other recent Lithium integrations include support for Twitter’s ability to move public conversations to private through Direct Message for improved customer service, as well as support for Twitter’s new Customer Feedback feature that allows brands to collect Net Promoter ScoresSM (NPS®) and Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) data. Go here to learn more about Lithium Reach’s social marketing capabilities, and here for Lithium Response’s social customer service capabilities.

About Lithium: Lithium builds trusted relationships between the world’s best brands and their customers, helping people get answers and share their experiences. Customers in more than 34 countries rely on Lithium to help them connect, engage, and understand their total community. With more than 100 million monthly visits over all Lithium communities and 750 million online profiles scored by Klout, Lithium has one of the largest digital footprints in the world. Using that data and the company’s software, Lithium customers boost sales, reduce service costs, spark innovation, and build long-term brand loyalty and advocacy.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Acer Aspire S7: The world's thinnest notebook is here

Acer Aspire S7: The world's thinnest notebook

In the fast-paced world that we are living today, compact gadgets are perfect to every people on the go. The smallest, thinnest and lightest would serve as good companion as we gear towards tech greatness and innovations.

Acer once again leads the notebook industry with its new Aspire S series notebook. Proven with its elite innovation, the new Acer Aspire “S” Series is a model tech gadget that exudes elegance and technological revolution.

Acer Philippines pulled another ace from their always magical thinking hats and introduced Aspire S7, the world's thinnest notebook at SM Megamall Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong last night.

The new Acer S Series boasts its three main models: the S3, S5 and the thinnest laptop in the world, the Acer Aspire S7. With a 9.98mm ultra-thin form factor and 1.125 kg with a 4-cell battery pack that can have a battery life of 9 hours and a 256GB SSD, the new Acer Aspire S7 is one laptop that’s built for the hardworking class.

With an all-metal chassis, the thinnest laptop in the world is supported with a dual-channel 8GB of on board LPDDR3 SDRAM that has the ability to transfer data twice as much faster than the previous models and consumes very low power and produces less heat.

The 7th generation Intel® Core™ i5-7Y54 processor is the main chipset of the Acer Aspire S7 with an Intel® HD Graphics 615 on a 13.3" display with IPS technology, Full HD 1920 x 1080, high-brightness Acer CineCrystal™ LED-backlit TFT LCD that can give flawless graphics and provide better resolution for screen viewing.

An HD webcam with 1280 x 720 resolution, 720p HD audio/video recording and High dynamic range imaging (HDR) is built in to make video conferencing for professionals easier, faster and more reliable for business. Most importantly, ultra-fast wireless technology is featured. An 802.11ac wireless LAN with a 2x2 MU-MIMO technology can provide seamless connection on the web and with a Bluetooth® 4.0, wireless connectivity to accessories will be hassle-free. The USB Type-C port, supports DisplayPort™ over USB-C™ and DC-in is a revolution for a unified electric connectivity and USB technology.

The Acer Aspire S7 is backed up with the latest Microsoft operating system, the Windows 10 Home in a 64-bit based processor to enjoy the advantages of 64-bit processing and the ultimate performance of 4 GB or higher memory.

The other Acer S Series: S3 and S5 are Acer’s top of the line quality laptops that offer a wider range of specifications designed for the heavier applications. Both series have an Intel® Core™ processor and an Intel® HD Graphics 520, supporting OpenGL® 4.4, OpenCLTM 2.0, Microsoft® DirectX® 12. Both have also the capacity to support up to 512GB of data for its solid-state drive (SSD). In addition from the top-of-the-line ultra-fast connectivity of the Acer Aspire S Series, S3 and S5 also features a gigabit ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready and a higher battery life of a maximum of 12 hours.

Aspire S3
Aspire S5

The Acer Aspire S series is also aligned with the #Aspire campaign where it aims to aid the hardworking Filipinos who aspire and improve their lives personally and professionally. Under this campaign, two of the most influential people in career development and business have been chosen to be  #Aspire brand ambassadors, Francis Kong and Megan Young.

2013 Ms. Earth Megan Young

Top-caliber speaker Francis Kong
An inspirational figure, Francis Kong is no stranger to failures turned success. Being one of the recipients for the 2014 The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Awards, Francis Kong, an entrepreneur by profession, is a business consultant and a personal coach for level up leadership most especially in the business area. As an #Aspire brand ambassador, he will share his ideas and pointers on how to improve your career and how to be on top of your game. Megan Young on the other hand will be the “heart” of the #Aspire campaign. The 2013 Miss World beauty has more to show than her personal looks. She will share her thoughts on “who motivates you” and will provide insights on how to be selfless while being dauntless in your career.

To know more about the S series notebooks of Acer Philippines, go to, follow Acer via Twitter ( or

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NanoString Technologies Appoints Kirk Malloy, Ph.D. to Board of Directors

NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG), a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, today announced the appointment of Kirk Malloy, Ph.D. to the company's Board of Directors, effective September 12, 2016.  The Board now consists of seven members. 

Dr. Malloy is a senior healthcare executive with more than 20 years of leadership in life science tools, applied markets and molecular diagnostics. He is currently founder and principal at BioAdvisors, LLC where he provides strategic consulting services to life science, genomic and diagnostic companies. His previous experience includes a 13-year career at Illumina, Inc., where he was most recently Senior Vice President and General Manager of Life Sciences & Applied Markets. Prior to joining Illumina, Dr. Malloy served as Director of Technical Support at Biosite, Inc. where he helped build their point-of-care cardiovascular diagnostics test business. Dr. Malloy also held various management roles at Qiagen N.V., where he helped build the North American commercial organization.

"I'm excited to be joining such a high-caliber team during an exciting stage of growth," said Dr. Malloy. "The field of genomics is rapidly evolving from biomarker discovery, to validation and translation into clinical diagnostics, and NanoString's nCounter® platform is uniquely positioned to become the platform-of-choice for complex molecular diagnostics."

Dr. Malloy received his B.S. in Biology and Marine Science from the University of Miami, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Biochemistry from the University of DelawareDr. Malloy currently serves as lead director for Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONVO), as well as a director for three privately held companies -- Edico Genome, iGenomx and Agilome.

"Kirk brings a wealth of knowledge gained at the leading-edge of life science tools and genomics," said President and Chief Executive Officer, Brad Gray. "He has guided commercial teams through periods of explosive growth, and we look forward to Kirk's perspectives and insights as we focus on our market penetration and scaling the business."

About NanoString Technologies, Inc.
NanoString Technologies provides life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products. The company's nCounter® Analysis System has been employed in life sciences research since it was first introduced in 2008 and has been cited in more than 1,250 peer-reviewed publications. The nCounter Analysis System offers a cost-effective way to easily profile the expression of hundreds of genes, proteins, miRNAs, or copy number variations, simultaneously with high sensitivity and precision, facilitating a wide variety of basic research and translational medicine applications, including biomarker discovery and validation. The company's technology is also being used in diagnostics. The Prosigna® Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay together with the nCounter Dx Analysis System is FDA 510(k) cleared for use as a prognostic indicator for distant recurrence of breast cancer. In addition, the company is collaborating with multiple biopharmaceutical companies in the development of companion diagnostic tests for various cancer therapies, helping to realize the promise of precision oncology.