Philippines, 16th January 2014 – Lazada, Southeast Asia’s biggest online shopping mall, today announced the expansion of its mobile repertoire with the launch of an app for iPhone and iPad across the region. This launch follows Lazada’s recent investment round of approximately US$ 250 million from investors including retail giant Tesco.
The success of Lazada’s app for Android has prompted the creation of this new app for both iPhone and iPad. Fully optimized for iOS 7, the app allows on-the-go shoppers to seamlessly navigate Southeast Asia’s broadest brand and product assortment across several categories including consumer electronics, gadgets, apparel, shoes and accessories. Customer experience and convenience have always been the highest priority at Lazada and this app launch further adds on to this by offering:
Fast and smooth navigation of Lazada’s assortment
Full screen and zooming modus to view products in detail
Multiple filters to facilitate sorting of products by size, color, brand and price
Flexible configuration offering usage in more than four languages
Easy and secure payment methods – Credit Card, Cash-On-Delivery and Bank Transfer
Exclusive discount codes and notifications about special deals
“Driven by the explosive development of low-cost smartphones and tablets we are witnessing technology leapfrogging in the region. Lazada’s mobile traffic has more than tripled in the last 12 months and already delivers a significant share of our revenues”, says Maximilian Bittner, CEO of the Lazada Group. “We believe that mCommerce is the future of online shopping. We have acknowledged the customers’ needs and the great convenience mobile offers – that is why we are now launching our new app for iPhone and iPad.”
The new Lazada app for iPhone and iPad is available free of charge from 16th January 2014 onwards. Within the first 72 hours of the launch, users downloading the app will get an exclusive discount of Php400 on any purchase with a minimum spend of Php900. For Smart and Sun subscribers, they get Php500 off for a minimum purchase of Php1000.
Download the app at http://ad-x.co.uk/API/click/rocketlaz456789jo/web252cea43ae968f or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lazada/id785385147 .
Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph) is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns.
Many people associate addiction only to cigarettes, illegal drugs and alcohol. But are you aware that there are other addictions a person can suffer from?
When a person’s major focus is on one behavior only, he may be suffering from behavioral addiction. This addiction includes, among other things gambling, shopping, work and using computer and the Internet.
Let’s talk about computers and the Internet. They are necessities for today’s generation. Computers and Internet are needed in the workplace, in school, and at home. Computer now are as popular as televisions. Internet provides easy access to a gold mine of information. Besides you can communicate with friends all over the world while at home, in the office, in malls, and at airports with wi-fis. With the Internet, news, weather forecasts and sports are just a click away. You can shop (maybe for a hydraulic booster or anything you’re interested in), bank or pay your bills online. You can watch and share video clips, download or upload almost anything you like from YouTube.
But the internet has its downside too. When you become so attached to the computer that you start to live in artificial world, your physical, emotional and spiritual health is in danger.
Scientific study show that computer addiction affects the brain in pretty much the same way as drug addiction changes the brain chemistry by stimulating the reward circuit of the brain. As human beings, we are likely to repeat doing the things we find rewarding. Like eating chocolates or ice cream. So we tend to eat more than the required amount. The pleasure one experiences from this activity triggers the release of a brain chemical known as dopamine, which makes this person to want for more. This brings a cycle of pleasure and elation to repeat the behavior, which in turn leads to the increasing desire to relish the reward. Soon the person craves to go up to a higher level of excitement with perverted thinking and uncontrolled behavior.
Computer addiction is serious matter. Don’t take it for granted. Many have lost a loved one or their work because of addiction. Knowing the early signs of computer and Internet addiction is of extreme importance. But how do you know that you have too much of computer or the Internet. If you answer “yes” to at least seven of the questions below, it is enough for you o be diagnosed as having a pathological Internet addiction.
Computer and Internet are no doubt necessities. But they could also ruin lives and relationships if not handles responsibly.
We deal with them everyday. Some we understand, some we don’t.
Here is a list of some common lingo used online and their definitions.
1. Know that IP Address is also referred to as Internet Protocol Address. It is the unique number code used to identify a machine that is connected to the Internet. Every user online, thus, has an IP address. It is also the address used to ban someone from a forum, chat room, or service.
2. Understand that ISP means: Internet Service Provider. These providers offer you access to the Internet if your computer isn’t already set up with one.
3. Realize that LAN means: Local-Area Network. A group of computers connected together usually in a building or a small area to allow interaction as one, cohesive unit.
4. Know that HTML means: Hyper Text Markup Language. It is the language used and basic structure of every web page on the World Wide Web. Designers create HTML through editors such as Frontpage, or manually with a simple application such as Textpad or Notepad.
5. Understand that Trolling means: An online community driven term that refers to users, often anonymous, that go on message boards, chat rooms, and social networks to harass and insight conflict amongst members of its community. For example, a churchgoing forum may have a post about Jesus, and someone can be trolling by making a post such as “Jesus sucks.” It holds no immediate value to its members and only seeks to provoke anger and retaliation posts.
6. Realize that Search Engine means: a utility found on the Web that allows you to use keywords and phrases to find web pages that interest you. The most famous of search engines is Google, but there are many others available for specific niches that may be beneficial to you.
7. Know that FTP means: File Transfer Protocol. It is an interface that allows a user to transfer files directly from his Desktop onto the web account where he or she hosts files. This is the primary way that web designers upload their material to the Web, and backup their websites from the Web.
8. Know that URL means: Uniform Resource Locator. Also known as the “web site address”, it is a convenient way to go to a website compared to typing in its IP address. It first came about with the onset of the Web browser, which also provides many extra features to the everyday user.
Among the mentioned acronyms above, the word “trolling” comes the most unfamiliar to me. Funny, how I happen to understand and deal with HTML without knowing its meaning. (???)
Interesting, huh? As interesting as a great remo djembe at musicians friend.
Things indeed do come and go. I would have had bought myself a new television set already if it wasn’t for the computer that I’ve busted accidentally.
I used to hop back and forth at mom’s to watch TV. Later I find it inconvenient so I just prefer to stay instead and do whatever things I can such as arranging photos or doing my school reports.
Luckily, the tech who tried to do my old desktop computer told me about Watch Pinoy TV. It is a site where we can watch shows and programs from different local channels. While waiting, I simply overheard him discussing about it with other customers around the shop. I got curious so I thought I might as the site’s exact address as well.
Now I’m hooked to it every night. It’s nothing live but I atleast I still get to watch shows aired on the same day… just not on the same exact airing time though. Now I feel like I’m one of those thousands of The Filipino Channel (TFC) subscribers, already.
Of course I still want to buy that new TV set one of these days.