Facebook Brings Free Wi-Fi to Brazil

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The Brazilian government has agreed to a partnership with Facebook. The partnership is actually with Facebook’s non-profit organization known as Internet.org. The goal of the partnership is to provide free Internet access to low-income Brazilians. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co-founder and CEO, created the social network’s non-profit More...

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On January 21, 2015
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Brazil Partners with China in Space

Brazil and China successfully launched a joint satellite recently, the fifth environmental monitoring equipment of its kind to be launched jointly by the two countries since 1999. A Long March B rocket carried More...

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On December 15, 2014
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Brazil First on Internet

  Thanks to its young population armed with smartphones, Brazil beat nine other Internet-connected countries for its citizens’ frequency of web use, according to a new report from business consultancy ATKearney. The More...

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On November 18, 2014
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Technology Users are Different

Everyone knows that technology use is booming in Brazil – from home computers and the Internet to smartphones. One American company recently decided to survey Brazilian technology users to learn if there is a More...

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On November 14, 2014
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Chinese E-Commerce Website Dominates Brazil

Chinese Internet companies are attaching more importance on having a presence in Latin America’s biggest economy. AliExpress, part of China’s Alibaba Group, has become one of the most popular e-commerce More...

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On November 12, 2014
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YouTube Space Opens in Brazil

Google will open its first video production center in Brazil this month. The purpose of the production studio is to provide new content creators with access to equipment and infrastructure to produce audiovisual More...

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On October 2, 2014
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Smartphone App Identifies Dirty Politicians in Brazil

With Brazil’s presidential elections coming this week, citizens are beginning to use new computer software apps as tools to express their opinions. The appearance of election apps comes at a time when smartphones More...

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On August 27, 2014
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Hopes for Dengue Fever Vaccine

  The results of advanced trials for a promising vaccine have bolstered hopes that it could one day protect people from a crippling and widespread disease. Dengue hemorrhagic fever can last a week or more. Because More...

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On August 15, 2014
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Solar Energy Auction in Brazil

The upcoming national renewable energy auction in Brazil is attracting enormous attention from alternative energy businesses. Brazil’s Energy Research Company (EPE), the government arm of the Ministry of New More...

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On July 21, 2014
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Boletos Users Beware

Security researchers have uncovered what they believe is a significant cyber-crime operation in Brazil that took aim at U$3.75 billion in transactions by Brazilians. It is unclear what percentage of the U$3.75 More...