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Economy in Brazil: Four in ten Brazilians default their loan payments

According to SPC Brazil and CNDL, there are 55.3 million Brazilians in debt. In April/2015, the number of borrowers rose by 3.77%, added retailers.

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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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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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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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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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Economy in Brazil: Most consumers believe the economy will get worse after the World Cup

For 52%, the perception is that the Brazilian economy will get worse, according to research from Boa Vista SCPC, released recently […]

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Mobile Devices in Brazil: customers are more willing to switch mobile provider

Nokia survey mapped consumption behaviors in 11 countries. ‘Habits of Brazilian customers are becoming similar to the European and American customers’, says executive […]

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Mobile Devices in Brazil: Brics sell 44% of smartphones in the world

123.4 million smartphones were sold in the first quarter of 2013 in countries that make up the BRIC group (Brazil, Russia , India and China), according to a report by consultancy Canalys […]

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Watch Seth Godin’s “This is broken” talk at TED

Why are so many things broken? In a hilarious talk from the 2006 Gel conference, Seth Godin gives a tour of things poorly designed, the 7 reasons why they are that way, and how to fix them […]

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Information Technology in Brazil: 13% of all computers in use are tablets

Brazil has a total of 136 million computers in use by businesses and home users, according to the 25th annual survey of technology use in enterprises taken by the School of Business Administration of São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-EAESP). Out of all these devices, 13% (18 million) are tablets – the study considers tablets as computers […]