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Internet in Brazil: fashion and beauty industries pulling E-commerce numbers up by in 2012

Sales of clothing, footwear, sporting goods, medicines, health and beauty products have the highest growth prospects in the market of Brazilian e-commerce and should pull the number of requests in 2012 […]

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Internet in Brazil: E-commerce reaches 1.5 billion US dollars in 2011

Ecommerce was the highlight in GDP growth from 2011 according to a report released recently: with the strongest rise in classes C, D and E, the sector sold US$ 1.5 billion last year […]

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Information Technology in Brazil: IT services push GDP numbers up

Segment was the fastest growing in 2011, according to GDP data. market jumped from U.S. $ 59 billion in 2008 to US$ 95 billion in 2011 […]

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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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Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: mobile phone users exceed 940 million

China’s mobile phone operators had 81.08 million new subscribers in the first eight months of 2011, bringing their total number of users to a record high of 940.09 million, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said recently […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Digital revolution drives retail

Chinese companies appear to be taking much more aggressive steps than their foreign counterparts to embrace the Internet as a sales channel, according to a recent survey […[

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Intellectual Property: Shanzhai Phones’ Declining Popularity in China

The word shanzhai has several meanings. Originally it meant a fortified mountain village, but these days it mainly refers to small, illegal factories that churn out copies of famous-brand mobile phones. In the era of relatively simple 2G phones, the industry was huge, but now everyone wants a fancy 3G smartphone, and they’re a bit too hard to fake, leaving an uncertain future for this hidden industry […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: World adapts to waves of Chinese tourists

While the rise in numbers of Chinese tourists travelling overseas are influencing the world tourism landscape in economic, cultural and other ways, the destination countries are also adapting themselves to the booming influx of Chinese tourists […]

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Gaming in China: Internet game users up 37% in 2010

Internet game players in China exceeded 120 million in 2010, up 37 percent year on year, according to a report released recently by the Chinese Ministry of Culture […]

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Internet in Brazil: Revenues from e-commerce up 40% in 2010 and closes at US$ 7.4 billion

The Brazilian e-commerce earned a total of $ 14.8 billion in 2010 (US$ 7.2 Billion), a figure which represents a nominal growth of 40% compared to R$ 10.6 billion (US$ 5.3 billion) recorded a year earlier, according to a report by e-bit consultoria […]