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Microsoft will invest $100 million in Rio de Janeiro with new tech center

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Microsoft is set to invest around $100 million USD in Rio de Janeiro over the next four years while the opening of its first advanced technology center in Brazil, Agência Estado reports. The new center will be based in Rio’s port zone, an area known as “Porto Maravilha” due to the...
Microsoft will invest $100 million in Rio de Janeiro with new tech center

Food delivery site Pedidos Ya expands in Latin America to compete against Peixe Urbano

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Food delivery website Pedidos Ya now operates in Peru and in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, Brazilian blog Webholic reports. Following its expansion, the Uruguayan startup is now operating in seven Latin American territories – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Puerto Rico and Uruguay. Pedidos Ya currently boasts a database of over...
Food delivery site Pedidos Ya expands in Latin America to compete against Peixe Urbano

Claro takes on Netflix as it expands its VOD service to Brazil

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Claro will soon launch its VOD portal Claro Video in Brazil, the mobile operator announced in Rio de Janeiro at Futurecom‘s conference. The service will initially roll out to a limited number of Claro clients by the end of the year, before a full launch during 2013′s first quarter. While this...
Claro takes on Netflix as it expands its VOD service to Brazil

Apple confirms first store in Rio de Janeiro Brazil as Istanbul, Turkey also preparing for Apple retail

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Apple today emailed several Brazilian outlets confirming the news that it would be opening an Apple retail store in the city. Translated: Apple has confirmed the opening of a store brand in Brazil. The first Apple Store will open in Brazil in Rio de Janeiro and will also be the company’s...
Apple confirms first store in Rio de Janeiro Brazil as Istanbul, Turkey also preparing for Apple retail

Event discovery startup WeGoOut updates its iOS app and site to help you interact at parties

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WeGoOut has released a new version of its event discovery iOS app and revamped its website, the startup has announced. As you may remember, its Portuguese co-founder Frederico Camara was one of the entrepreneurs who pitched at 21212 Demo Day in Rio de Janeiro last October after WeGoOut graduated from...
Event discovery startup WeGoOut updates its iOS app and site to help you interact at parties

Android's Hugo Barra launches Nexus 4 in Brazil

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Nexus 4 disponível hoje em todo o país... 1º smartphone Nexus no Brasil, com Jelly Bean, Photosphere, e Google Now! goo.gl/20E3b— Hugo Barra (@hbarra) March 27, 2013 Vice President of Android Product Management Hugo Barra announced via Twitter on Wednesday that the Nexus 4 is now available nationwide in Brazil with Jelly...
Android's Hugo Barra launches Nexus 4 in Brazil

Travel Startup AnyRoad Tries To Provide Anything But Your Typical Travel Tour

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Two years ago, I had a terrible experience at the Great Wall when I visited its most popular corridor in Badaling. Trapped between tens of thousands of local tourists for miles upon miles one scorchingly humid August day, I eventually managed to get off by riding a roller coaster down...
Travel Startup AnyRoad Tries To Provide Anything But Your Typical Travel Tour
An operating system for cities: How IBM plans to make your city smarter

Reading @BBCNews - In 2 years, Rio de Janeiro will host another Earth Summit - 20 years after the 1st http://bit.ly/dalyZl

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Reading @BBCNews - In 2 years, Rio de Janeiro will host another Earth Summit - 20 years after the 1st http://bit.ly/dalyZl

My Email Exchange With Aaron Swartz Shows An Original Thinker

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Reddit and RSS cofounder Aaron Swartz died Jan. 11 in his Brooklyn apartment at the age of 26, an apparent suicide. In this unpublished email exchange from 2009, Swartz told me about his early life, his hope for the web and politics, and the value of rugged curiosity. In...
My Email Exchange With Aaron Swartz Shows An Original Thinker

A Look Inside Airbnb's Record Night: 60,000 Guests, 174 Countries, 30 Languages, And 8 Private Islands

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Airbnb, the online marketplace for listing and booking short-term housing accommodations, has been on a roll lately: In June it hit 10 million nights booked, boasting hockey stick-like growth along the way. Well, it had a really big night last Saturday, hitting a new record with more than 60,000 guests...
A Look Inside Airbnb's Record Night: 60,000 Guests, 174 Countries, 30 Languages, And 8 Private Islands
Airbnb rethinks search experience, starts guiding travelers to great neighborhoods

A retail revolution: How tablets are transforming brick-and-mortar commerce

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This story is brought to you by Sourcebits, a Global leader in Strategy, User Experience & Engineering for Mobile & Cloud. Follow Sourcebits on Twitter for recent news and updates. Most business owners are already aware of the benefit of having a user-friendly website that is easily viewed and...
A retail revolution: How tablets are transforming brick-and-mortar commerce

With Neighborhoods, Airbnb expands its horizons

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The hot home-share startup is banking on rich, neighborhood guides to attract and keep more customers. FORTUNE -- Two weeks ago, the city experts began to arrive at Airbnb's office in downtown San Francisco. They came from Rio de Janeiro and from Paris. They came from London, where a couple...
With Neighborhoods, Airbnb expands its horizons

Mosaic QR codes boost Rio tourism

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QR codes are being built into the pavements in Rio de Janeiro to help guide tourists around the city....
Mosaic QR codes boost Rio tourism

Movile invests $2.6 million in food delivery startup iFood to back its international expansion

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Movile is investing $2.6 million in the Brazilian food delivery platform iFood and becoming its strategic partner, the Latin American mobile publisher announced today. This series B round will help the startup expand its mobile presence and reach the 5,000-restaurant milestone by 2014. iFood is similar to US food ordering services such...
Movile invests $2.6 million in food delivery startup iFood to back its international expansion

Investing internationally: Microsoft pouring $100M into Brazil tech center

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Microsoft is expanding to Brazil with a $100 million tech center investment. Within the next four years, Rio de Janeiro will be host to the Summer Olympics, the World Cup, and now after one year of negotiations, a $100 million Microsoft advanced technology center. As first reported by Agencia Estado,...
Investing internationally: Microsoft pouring $100M into Brazil tech center

Brazil’s Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part I)

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This post is co-written with Daniel Cunha, my partner at Initial Capital. Initial Capital was launched in 2011 as an investment firm targeting early stage startups in Israel and Brazil. The unlikely investment focus is the result of three friends — two Israeli and one Brazilian — turned professional investors....
Brazil’s Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part I)

Endeavor introduces Innovation Panel to promote entrepreneurship

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Endeavor is launching a new event in Brazil called Innovation Panel, the global entrepreneurship support network has announced. Scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro on March 15th, the one-day event will be accepting applications until February 18th. The purpose of this new event is to give ten shortlisted...
Endeavor introduces Innovation Panel to promote entrepreneurship

Looking to go local? Airbnb rolls out neighborhood product to help you fit in

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Airbnb, the hip travel site allowing you to book a room in a local apartment — or a local treehouse — is rolling out Airbnb neighborhoods on Tuesday, a new product that will allow visitors to search by neighborhood within large cities to get the right travel experience they’re looking...
Looking to go local? Airbnb rolls out neighborhood product to help you fit in

The Louvre is about to get smarter – with a little help from IBM

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IBM has partnered with the Louvre to help Europe’s most visited museum preserve its artwork and facilities, the company announced today. Thanks to IBM’s intelligent management system, the Louvre Museum will be able to supervise repairs and maintenance in real time, while limiting their impact on its 8.8 million annual...
The Louvre is about to get smarter – with a little help from IBM

Startup Weekend begins its 2012 Global Startup Battle, aims to build 1,200 companies in over 130 cities

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Startup Weekend, the organization famous for its self-described 54-hour “entrepreneurship boot camp” has teamed up with the Kauffman Foundation on a new worldwide competition its calling the Global Startup Battle. It says that it hopes that 1,200 new companies and startups will be created in just one week from Kansas...
Startup Weekend begins its 2012 Global Startup Battle, aims to build 1,200 companies in over 130 cities

5 new Brazilian startup accelerators you should check out

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A little more than a year ago, we published a list of 9 Latin American accelerators you should know. It included names such as 21212, Aceleradora, Startup Farm and Wayra, which have had a transforming impact on the Latin American startup scene, as showcased during TNW Conference Latin America’s Best of Accelerators Startup Battle last month....
5 new Brazilian startup accelerators you should check out

QMagico and Crossfy Win Startup World: Brazil

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The hunt for the next Zuckerberg continued in Brazil last week as twenty startups battled it out in São Paulo and Rio De Janeiro in The Next Web’s global startup competition; Startup World. QMagico and Crossfy beat off stiff competition to win the best startup award in São Paulo and Rio De Janeiro respectively. Finalists in...
QMagico and Crossfy Win Startup World: Brazil

Robert Scoble to judge at Startup World San Francisco - Applications now open!

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The Next Web’s global startup competition Startup World is coming to San Francisco on the February 19th. The competition has seen over 100 startups pitch in Mexico City, Lima- Peru, Santiago- Chile, Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Cape Town, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. The initiative is set up to encourage and...
Robert Scoble to judge at Startup World San Francisco - Applications now open!

The next hot smart grid market: Brazil

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With its booming economy, growing middle class and investments in city infrastructure, Brazil is looking like it’ll be the next hot market for smart grid development. According to a report in Metering, Siemens is making a $1 billion investment into the smart grid market in Brazil over the next five...
The next hot smart grid market: Brazil

Brazilian Startup Queremos Is A Kickstarter For Concerts And Other Live Events

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Queremos was founded in Rio de Janeiro to increase the number of concerts held there. Despite its high population and cultural status, many big-name bands from the U.S. and other major markets wouldn’t perform there. That’s because concertgoers there frequently wouldn’t plan ahead to see shows — most would wait...
Brazilian Startup Queremos Is A Kickstarter For Concerts And Other Live Events

Crossfy wants to cross the bridge between print and digital media

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If you have attended Campus Party Brazil this week, you may have noticed a new name among the event sponsors: Crossfy. Its tagline? ‘Augmented Reality for Print.’ So what does Crossfy do and who’s behind this new product? Crossfy, “the link between offline and online” Crossfy may be debuting, but...
Crossfy wants to cross the bridge between print and digital media

Startup Weekend Going Massively Global in Fall Battle

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Startup Weekend–the sleepless challenge events that aim to launch companies in one weekend– is often more meaningful outside of known startup hubs than it is within them. Yes, there are Startup Weekends happening just about every Saturday and Sunday somewhere around Silicon Valley. And yes, New York and Boston startup...
Startup Weekend Going Massively Global in Fall Battle

Startup World: Applications for Africa now open

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The global hunt for the next Google or Facebook continues in Africa. We are bringing our international startup competition, Startup World to Cape Town, South Africa, Kenya, Nairobi, Dar Es Salam, Tanzania and Kigali, Rwanda. Startup World is holding pitching competitions in 36 cities world-wide, the winners will be invited to...
Startup World: Applications for Africa now open
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