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Android Pay launches in Brazil, its first Latin American market

Google has launched  Android Pay in Brazil and the Czech Republic, the 16th and 17th countries, respectively, to get the internet giant’s mobile payments service. We already knew that Android Pay would land in Brazil sometime in 2017 , and today’s launch comes just a few weeks after Android Pay arrived in the Ukraine.  There have…

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Brazil’s startup ecosystem is thriving despite bureaucracy

GUEST: Brazil’s been in the news lately, and not always for the most positive reasons. Amidst news of recession , resulting austerity measures , and a successive series of large-scale corruption scandals , the developments from this previously booming emerging market seem grim. But as an emerging-markets expert, I’ve been watching Brazil very closely, and…

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Brazil-based Neoway raises $45 million to bring its sales analytics to the U.S.

EXCLUSIVE: Neoway , which provides data and analytics to companies in Brazil, announced today that it has raised $45 million to expand into the U.S. QMS Capital led the round, with existing investors Accel, Monashees, and Endeavor Catalyst joining. New investors include PointBreak and Pollux. The company, which is based in Florianópolis, Brazil helps clients…

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World’s largest new IoT networks launched at MWC

This week at Mobile World Congress, two new global IoT machine networks were announced in the Middle East and Brazil to provide connectivity for IoT devices and applications across the world. Ingenu Inc. and MEC Telematik announced a rollout of the Machine Network for IoT network connectivity across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, based on RPMA (Random…

Start Ups

Brazil: A look into Latin America’s largest startup ecosystem

 Brazil is the most populous country in South America, as well as its largest market. Internet penetration and use are high — Brazil trails only the US in total Facebook, Twitter and YouTube users — and the country has more mobile devices than human inhabitants. Brazil is uniquely positioned to capitalize on regional markets and…

Apps

Rara.com expands to iOS, Windows 8 and more countries

Rara.com has been mighty busy since its luddite-friendly music streaming service launched at the end of last year, and now it’s reporting the outcome of those 10 months of toil. In addition to an improved web experience and new Android widget, an AirPlay-compatible app for iOS is now available, with software for Windows 8 arriving…