Latest On Brazil Startup Scene: Uber, Facebook, Google, Zip Code From Hell, And More

Ricardo Geromel: If you have global ambitions, you cannot ignore Brazil, the fifth-largest internet and mobile economy and a crucial market for juggernauts like Facebook and Google. It is home to over 200 million people, and 66% of the population Continue reading Latest On Brazil Startup Scene: Uber, Facebook, Google, Zip Code From Hell, And More

Uber Scrambles To Head Off Brazil Bill Regulating Ride Software

Reuters Staff: Uber drivers protest against a legislation threatening the company’s business model that is to be voted in Brazil’s national congress, in Sao Paulo, Brazil October 30, 2017. The chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc, Dara Khosrowshahi, arrived in Continue reading Uber Scrambles To Head Off Brazil Bill Regulating Ride Software

Facebook Unveils Center to Teach Brazilian Coders, Entrepreneurs

Reuters: Facebook Inc. on Monday unveiled its first training center in Latin America for coders and entrepreneurs, encouraging technology careers for young Brazilians saddled with staggering unemployment after a deep economic crisis. The company’s regional Vice President Diego Dzodan told Continue reading Facebook Unveils Center to Teach Brazilian Coders, Entrepreneurs

Microsoft To Show Code In Brazil To Calm Fears About Spy ‘Back Doors’

Anthony Boadle: Microsoft Corp, still stung by accusations that it installed “back doors” for the U.S. government to access customers’ communications, opened a center in Brazil on Wednesday where officials will be able to inspect its programming code, in an Continue reading Microsoft To Show Code In Brazil To Calm Fears About Spy ‘Back Doors’

A $200 Million Bet on Brazilian Tech Start-Ups Amid Political Upheaval

Vinod Sreeharshamay: The Latin American venture capital firm Kaszek Ventures has raised a $200 million fund, its largest, a major vote of confidence for internet start-ups in Brazil amid the political upheaval there. The new fund, which the firm is Continue reading A $200 Million Bet on Brazilian Tech Start-Ups Amid Political Upheaval