The phone has a 4-inch screen and a 5-inch camera and enough apps and features to exceed the expectations of a first-time smartphone user.
Izzui has raised $1.4 million to build out its platform where individuals and brands can create, publish, share, and sell courses on Facebook.
Brazil is building its own private e-mail service because it just doesn’t trust the U.S.
Guest Post Unbeknownst to many, Colombia is positioning itself as the Silicon Valley of Latin America, vying against Chile and Brazil for this title.
Guest Post It’s not just the Internet usage that is growing in Latin America, it’s also the startup community that has begun to boom in the region.
Editor’s Pick Free Zone claims to have 220 million Wi-Fi hotspots in its database. Its new premium version will give subscribers full access to commercial Wi-Fi hotspots.
Clearly, this crowdsourcing success story wants to go global.
Brazil isn’t happy with the way Samsung is treating its factory workers. So it’s suing.
WIth 100 million Internet users, a quickly growing middle class, the World Cup and the Olympics, Brazil is a hot, hot, hot market for online travel startups.
Rocket Internet-backed Easy Taxi takes new funding to fuel international growth and gain marketshare before British competitor Hailo.
Big data company GoodData has raised $22 million from Latin America’s largest enterprise software company TOTVS and entered into an exclusive partnership.
The move will result in a drastic price cut for the PS 3, as Sony will no longer have to pay import duties.
Eduston.tv launches an online business education portal for people in BRIC countries and reveals $1 million in seed funding.
Guest Post Brazil is in a state of fragile growth. Only a select group of strong businesses will emerge from the current ecosystem, capitalize on tech & demographic trends, and achieve profitable exits.
With most smartphone makers endlessly obsessed with high-end devices sporting bigger and better specs, Mozilla’s focus on low-end devices with Firefox OS is simply refreshing.
Countries like Brazil and Russia will soon give smartphone makers attractive new markets in which to sell their wares.
Twitter is opening up a new office in Brazil, one of the social network’s largest markets behind the U.S.
The twists and turns in the cheap iPhone saga are enough to give you whiplash.
A pre-doomsday round up of the news from the investment world. Let’s hope there is one tomorrow too.
You did not read that wrong. The iPhone runs Google’s Android operating system in Brazil … just not the one you’re thinking of.
Brazilian e-commerce giant raises $65 million in its fourth round of funding, bringing its two year total to $180 million.
Brazil is expected to have more than 50 million gamers, or a quarter of its population, by 2014.
Having a big brand behind your startup can do a lot for a company’s name. Pepsi — one of the biggest names in the world — launched an incubator in Brazil today, helping local entrepreneurs create companies, while using their sprightly teams for PepsiCo-brand marketing projects.
In a telling move that comes less than a week after the announcement of an investment in rapidly expanding European online retail giant Zalando, JP Morgan is clearly eager to up its stakes in the e-commerce industry globally and has recognized the potential of the Brazilian Internet market.
In another example of venture capital’s growing interest in Brazil, Intel Capital has announced that it has invested an undisclosed amount in ELike.
This morning, Redpoint e.ventures announced that it is the largest early-stage venture capital fund in Brazil. The firm raised $130 million and is the first Silicon-Valley affiliated fund dedicated to the region. This news comes just one week after BV Capital rebranded as e.ventures and formally unified its five international funds under one umbrella.
Investment firm BV Capital launched a global venture platform today, unifying its four international funds under one heading and rebranding itself as E.ventures. The integration is in an effort to emphasize the firm’s global perspective and promote international collaboration between the five markets.
Silicon Valley has led the world in innovation and entrepreneurship because of its culture of information sharing and mentoring. No other region in the world is like it. But things are changing. In my travels to countries like India, China, and Chile, I’ve witnessed a noticeable evolution in entrepreneurial culture over the past five years. Networking groups are emerging, and entrepreneurs are becoming more open. One of the most impressive examples of this is in Campinas, Brazil—a small university town on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.
Redpoint Ventures and BV Capital eVentures announced today that they are teaming up to launch the oh-so-cleverly named Redpoint eVentures, a new venture capital fund for Brazil’s tech industry.
A country progressive in its stance on off-the-clock email is pushing for a far more antiquated policy when it comes to information-sharing by way of Twitter.
Answer an email from your employer after your work day is over and you’re eligible for overtime pay — but only if you’re a Brazilian citizen, that is.
Microsoft released a new study today that quantifies the unfair advantage that manufacturers in emerging countries get by pirating software. The study says that companies that steal information technology software get a $2.9 billion competitive advantage over companies that pay for their software.
VivaReal, a Latin American real estate portal we wrote about in 2010, announced that it has pulled in its first round of institutional funding for an undisclosed amount.
The Apple iPad 3 reportedly has a serious challenge ahead of itself when it comes to production: building that blasted pixel-rich Retina Display.
Demo, the VentureBeat-affiliated conference series that acts as a launchpad for emerging technology, is adding a new Brazil event to its portfolio.
Gamers are expected to spend billions of dollars in emerging markets this year such as Brazil, Mexico and Russia, according to market researcher Newzoo, based in Amsterdam.
Governments take notice: You can investigate Google’s business practices, but Google is also studying you.