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Internet in Brazil: The number of cities that offer Wi-Fi reaches 26%

Of the 5,570 Brazilian municipalities, 1,457 provided wi-fi through public networks in 2014. Despite the leap from 2012, the cities that provide this type of access still account for only 26.2% of the total.

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Mobile Devices in Brazil: Nearly 10% of mobile phone owners older than 60 years

The elderly Brazilians who have phones form a group which represents almost 10% of people who use the device, according to data processed by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics ( IBGE ), released recently […]

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Consumer Behavior in Brazil: Crisis boosts advancement of aviation

Brazil is experiencing one of its best moments in the aviation industry, and today the country with the second largest fleet of jets, behind only the United States and the third most produced aircraft of this type. Ahead of Embraer (a Brazilian local manufacturer), are only the American Cessna and Canadian Bombardier. The good performance is due in large part to the international crisis started in 2008, which created a favorable environment for the purchase of these aircraft in other countries, and the growth of emerging […]

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Internet in Brazil: 33% of Brazilians have Internet access at home

Brazil is currently ranked 63rd in the world ranking of 154 countries. In Sweden, 97% of households have Internet access […]

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Consumer Behavior in Brazil: 50,000 millionaires, with nearly 240 billion US dollars invested

Brazilians with high income – those with at least $ 1 million in applications and specifically served by private banking channel – added 50,602 customers in 2011 and closed last year with $ 434.4 billion (nearly 240 billion US dollars) invested in banks, according to a survey of the Association Brazil Entities of the Financial and Capital Markets (Anbima), released on recently […]

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Living in China: Shanghai holds the highest population of foreigners

Shanghai has the largest population of foreign nationals among all domestic cities and provinces in China, with about 143,200 expat residents living in the city, the Shanghai Statistics Bureau announced recently. Nearly one in every four foreign residents in the country lives in Shanghai, according to the sixth national census conducted in November 2010. […]

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Internet in Brazil: Chrome becomes the most popular browser in Brazil, says research

Google Chrome surpassed Internet Explorer and became the most popular browser in Brazil, according to the company StatCounter. The browser Google has reached 39.81% of market share in Brazil, against 34.43% of the Microsoft browser […]

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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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Intellectual Property: China says piracy problem not “extremely serious”

China said recently its crackdown on pirated goods has made great strides, a claim borne out by government statistics but not necessarily by a trip to one of Beijing’s many shops where pirated software, movies and clothes are readily available […]

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Chinese People & their Mobile Phones: Fixed Lines losing ground to Mobile Phones

More and more Chinese are disconnecting fixed-line telephones and turning to mobile phones for communication, according to statistics released by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology […]