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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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Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Brazil: study shows market growth for vehicle tracking and fleet management

2012, the Brazilian market for vehicle tracking and fleet management handled R$ 1.5 billion and peaked at 1.94 million devices operating in the national fleet. Also according to the study, 39% of companies that already employ tracking solutions aim to increase their investment in 2014 […]

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China Information Technology Trend Watching

Information Technology in China: Smart City plans for Shanghai

Can you imagine such a “smart city” life? It can become a possibility in Shanghai as early as 2015. Presently, the system to build a smart city is having a trial operation in suburban Minhang District and gradually it will cover the whole city, Shanghai city officials revealed recently […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Living in China: Shanghai’s air falls below standard

Shanghai has failed to meet a proposed air quality standard for the past five years, according to the city’s environment watchdog […]

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Design Information Technology Innovation Software

Autodesk Releases 3D Sculpting App For The iPad

Autodesk, Inc. announced its Autodesk 123D Sculpt app, a 3D sculpting and painting app for iPad, is now available on the App Store. The app lets users turn shapes, colors and textures into personalized pieces of 3D art […]

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: sales of luxury cars on the rise

Luxury car makers reported strong sales growth on China’s mainland for the first half of 2011, despite the Chinese government’s phasing out of incentives […]

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Design Economics Innovation

Design in Brazil: overcoming exchange rate pressure and increasing exports with innovation

Despite the devaluation of the dollar is affecting the competitiveness of Brazilian industry — especially manufacturing — companies such as Marcopolo, Anatomic Gel and Inova Electronic Systems have managed to maintain their level of exports and to increase sales to other countries to invest in innovation, refinement and reduction of production costs […]

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China Economics Innovation Trend Watching

China, Technology, Innovation and the Environment: Shanghai chosen as electric car pilot city

China named Shanghai as the country’s pilot city for electric vehicle development […]

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China Design Economics Trend Watching

Shanghai World Expo: BRAZIL PAVILION

The Brazil Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo shows off the cultural diversity and dynamism of Brazilian cities with the theme “Pulsing Cities: Feel the Life of Brazilian Cities” […]

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: passenger car sales increase 59.26% year-on-year

China’s passenger car sales in August increased 59.26 percent from one year earlier to 977,300 units, the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATRC) said recently […]