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Manufacturer MB Quart, which is part of Maxxsonics, said this week that its QUB Bluetooth speakers are now available in Power Mac Center locations. Power Mac Center is the authorized Apple reseller in the Philippines.

The Philippines' shipments of electronics, its dominant export, could still post double-digit growth this year despite the disruption from the crisis in Japan, a leading industry body said on Friday.

Ernie Santiago, president of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc (SEIPI), told Reuters the group was sticking with its electronics export growth estimate of 8 to 12 percent for the year. "We are keeping that," Santiago said on Friday

China put on an impressive and renewed face to the world during the Olympics. Yet strains in the mask are showing as China’s economy, and those in surrounding regions, begin to cool off. This chill should be taken in relative terms, given that any number of western economies, especially the United States, would love to have a slowdown where GDP growth still hits 10.4 percent, down from 11.9 percent two quarters ago.

Age: 39 Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from Duke University. Career History: Dunion originally wanted to run for office, but a year working on Capitol Hill fixed that. She worked for DC-based U.S. Newswire and then moved to Burson-Marsteller, doing PR work for Motorola. She relocated to Singapore with Fleischman-Hillard to do PR work for Intel in the Philippines. She returned to D.C., working two years for Sideware, a now-defunct CRM company. Dunion became CEA’s PR Director in 2002. In 2004, while pregnant with her second child, CEA promoted Dunion to her current position, giving her responsibility for all PR and

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