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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 David McCandless’ “Information is Beautiful” talk

At CreativeMornings/London, David Mccandless shares the process behind his stunning visualizations and the role journalism has played in pursuit of making sure that Information is beautiful and meaningful […]

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Infrastructure in Brazil: falling 20 positions in logistics ranking

Brazil fell twenty positions in the world ranking logistics of the World Bank (Bird), which measures the efficiency of transport systems in 160 countries. Brazil occupied the 65th place in the ranking. This is the worst placement since the ranking was released in 2007.

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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 Neg√≥cio 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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Internet in Brazil: 41% of homes have internet access

Four in ten Brazilian households have internet access, says a survey released recently by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA). The study, conducted in 3,809 households in 212 municipalities in June 2013, also revealed that almost half of respondents (44.1%) are satisfied with the quality of the connection […]

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Internet in Brazil: In 38% of homes at least 1 person accesses the web on mobile phones

In more than a third of all households in Brazil (38.1%), at least one person accesses the internet via cell phone, says survey released recently by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA). The study also shows that 40.8% of households have internet access and that 68% of users claim to use the service daily.

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Advertising in Brazil: Domestic Market revenue reaches U.S. $ 20 billion and grows 6.81% in 2013

The revenue of the advertising market in Brazil rose 6.81% last year and reached R$ 47.9 billion (over 20 billion US dollars), according to the Inter-Media Project, report media investment coordinated by Grupo Meio & Mensagem in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers […]

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Consumer Behavior in Brazil: Coffee consumption falls for the 1st time in 10 years

Coffee consumption in Brazil fell 1.23% in 2013, totaling 20.08 million bags of 60 kg compared to 20.33 million bags in 2012, according to a report released recently by the Brazilian Association Coffee Industry (ABIC) […]

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Internet in Brazil: Natura’s social media push featured on CNN

Brazil’s biggest cosmetics maker Natura is expanding abroad and developing an innovative sales approach, as CNN’s Shasta Darlington reports […]

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Listen to Alvin Toffler’s “Possibilities, Not Predictions” interview for NPR

Alvin Toffler’s talks about the 40th anniversary of the book “Future Shock”, the effect of rapid change holds insights into the present, and how we prefer to talk about the future in terms of Possibilities, Not Predictions […]