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Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: E-commerce grows 28% in 2013

According to Nielsen data Ibope, the set of classified sites and auction, which includes services such OLX, Bom Negócio and — the most popular of them in Brazil — Mercado Livre, reached an audience of 19 million unique users in February 2014. This represents 59% of the total audience of the category of e-commerce in Brazil […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Mobile Devices in Brazil: 4G offer grows, but price remains high

Model offering of smartphones with mobile Internet fourth generation 4G more than doubled in the last six months in Brazil, but the high price and network challenges still limit the broadening of the user base of this technology […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Mobile Devices in Brazil: Most Downloaded iPhone Apps in 2013

Apple announced recently the list of iPhone apps that were most downloaded in the App Store, the online store of the company in 2013. YouTube, Google video platform, ranks first among the most popular free programs in the country. The virtual pet Pou (a kind of contemporary tamagotchi), appear in the first position among the paid apps. Check out the list of most downloaded apps […]

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Design Readings

Announcing the 2014 Interaction Awards Finalists/ IxD Awards

Three weeks ago, IxDA’s 2014 Interaction Awards global Jury met at Fabrica in Italy to review all of the shortlisted entries and choose the best examples of Interaction Design for 2014. IxDA is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2014 Interaction Awards, all of whom will be celebrated at Interaction14 in Amsterdam 5-8 of February, 2014 […]

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Design Readings

IxDA’s 2014 Interaction Awards Shortlist announced

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) has just announced the shortlist of entries for the 2014 Interaction Awards. Out of the 350 projects submitted from around the world, 91 projects from 18 countries have been elevated for consideration […]

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Design Inspiration

Watch Nancy Duarte’s “The secret structure of great talks” at TED

From the “I have a dream” speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, all great presentations have a common architecture. At TEDxEast, Nancy Duarte draws lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action […]

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China Trend Watching

Education in China: Textbooks come with obsolete cassettes

Parents often complain that it’s difficult to use the outdated tapes since many no longer have cassette players […]

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Design Readings Software

Autodesk’s Free 123D Catch App Makes Your iPhone a 3D Scanner

In three years 3D scanners have gone from $30,000 to $3,000 to—$0.00?! AutoDesk’s free 123D Catch app is now available for the iPhone and iPad. Users can take up to 40 pictures, upload them to the cloud, and receive a digital 3D model. Simply, 123D Catch is a free handheld 3D scanner as mobile as you are […]

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Information Technology Trend Watching

Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: E-commerce is going mobile

Chinese retailers are paying close attention to the mobile commerce sector in the country’s large cities, and experts said the development of mobile commerce will depend on the Internet environment in China […]

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Innovation Readings Software

Autodesk China presents: World Usability Day 2011

World Usability Day was founded in 2005 as an initiative of the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA) to ensure that services and products important to human life are easier to access and simpler to use. Each year, on the second Thursday of November, over 200 events are organized in over 43 countries around the world to raise awareness for the general public, and train professionals in the tools and issues central to good usability research, development and practice […]