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Internet in Brazil: 11.5% of households access the Internet only by phone or tablet

Out of the online homes, 88% used the computer to access the network; 53.6% used mobile phones; and 17.2%, tablets. According to IBGE, 7.1 million homes have tablets and 5.4 million of them were used to get on the internet in 2013 […]

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Talks & Workshops User Experience

“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Twists & Turns of Working in Global Design Teams” talk at IxDA’s South America 2014

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction 14 South America, I explored the dynamics of distributed design teams, then I also framed some of the problems these teams face, and discussed some strategies to cope with these challenges […]

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Inspiration

For Inspiration: “Tropicalia” by Marcelo Machado

Tropicalia features rare footage of Brazilian music legends Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes, Gal Costa and Tom Zé as it explores a revolution animated by music and art […]

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Internet in Brazil: Amazon starts selling books with a catalog of 150,000 titles

Just over six months after entering the e-commerce space of other physical goods through internet in Brazil, Amazon will soon begin to sell books, making its debut in the country in the segment that Amazon has revolutionize the way business is done […]

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Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Brazil: nearly 7000 new super rich in 2013

In Brazil, the number of super-rich has increased in 7000, up 4.1% to 172,000. The country, however, has dropped two places to 13th in number of rich people […]

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Inspiration

For Inspiration: “Cicatriz” by Nação Zumbi

This piece approaches the theme of scars either in it’s literal or figurative sense […]

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Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Mobile Devices in Brazil: Smartphones are now three out of four phones

In the first five months of 2014, 28.2 million mobile phones were sold, an increase of 8% over the same period of 2013 — according to the data collected by IDC and analyzed by Abinee […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: access on mobile devices doubles in 2 years

The number of Brazilians who access the internet on the small screen of the cell reached 52.5 million people, according to the ICT Households survey: this means that 31% of Brazilians ages 10 or older connect through the mobile device, double what it was two years ago. In 2011, there were only 15%.

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Readings Software

Information Technology in Brazil: universities scoring well in the “Programming World Cup”

The Brazilian Military Institute of Engineering (IME) finished the “World Cup of Programming”, closed on Wednesday (25) as the best university in Latin America in this year. Another highlight of the tournament was the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) — my alma mater — who finished 36th […]

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Internet in Brazil: lagging behind in the “Internet World Cup”

Brazil has the ninth worst average internet speed among 32 countries that are participating in the World Cup, according to a survey of Globo’s G1 with data provided by the infrastructure company Akamai network […]