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Internet in Brazil: ranking top 5 of active Twitter users

Half of active Twitter users live in five countries, the United States, Japan, Indonesia, the UK and Brazil, according to research done by the website stats Statista […]

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Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: Half of the population is included in the digital world, says survey

More than half of the population is included in the digital world, according to a survey of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, which puts Brazil near the world average […]

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Consumer Behavior Design Innovation

Watch Morgan Spurlock’s “The greatest TED Talk ever sold” talk at TED

Morgan Spurlock makes documentary film and TV that is personal, political — and, above all, deeply empathetic […]

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China Design Economics Readings Trend Watching

Shanghai World Expo: SAUDI ARABIA PAVILION

Covering a total area of 6,000 square meters, no one can miss the Saudi Arabia pavilion at Shanghai World Expo: it’s a huge structure with a singular design, unique location, and a boat-like, design pointing in the direction of Makkah […]

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: In a Tidal Shift, Chinese Spending More Overseas

Money is moving in a new direction in China — out: Some Chinese are so eager to turn their yuan into other assets that when an online real estate brokerage organized a tour of foreclosure auctions in the United States, it received so many applications that it had to turn away nearly 400 people. In Shanghai, cash-rich Chinese companies are buying high-yield bonds issued by distressed American companies at a time when most investors are steering clear of bonds even from solid companies […]