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A new $124 million for Brazil’s Movile proves that investors still see promise in Latin American tech

Brazil’s macroeconomic picture may be gloomy, but technology investors still see hope in the nation’s burgeoning technology sector — and a recent $124 million financing for the mobile conglomerate Movile is the latest proof that the pace of investment isn’t slowing down.

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Accor Hotels starts facial recognition trials in Brazil

Accor Hotels has started a facial recognition trial in Brazil as a means to improve customer service delivery.

Selected guests of the hotel's loyalty program will be the first users the new technology at a Pullman hotel in São Paulo.

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Chinese unicorn Mobike readies Brazil launch

Chinese startup unicorn Mobike will start a pilot of its dockless cycle hire operation in the Brazilian city of São Paulo next month with plans to replicate the success it enjoys in its home market.

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Brazil’s tech startups begin to expand globally

Startups in Brazil, Latin America’s largest entrepreneurial ecosystem, are no longer solely focused on Brazil as their only frontier to conquer.

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Amazon.com plays catch-up in Brazil as local rivals thrive

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Claudia Maria de Oliveira is leery of online shopping. But while browsing social media recently, the 49-year-old Brazilian spotted a bargain-priced sandwich press from local retailer Magazine Luiza SA (MGLU3.SA).

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Tech M&As continue to rise in Brazil

The information technology (IT) sector was the busiest in January in mergers and acquisitions activity in January 2018, according to a report by PwC Brazil.

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Brazilian IT market gathers momentum in 2018

The end of the recession appears to be in the horizon for the Brazilian IT market as predicted growth could reach 5.8 percent in 2018, according to the annual forecast for the sector by analyst firm IDC.

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Apple Pay Expanding to Brazil Soon

Apple Pay is set to expand to a Brazil later this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed in today's first quarter earnings call. While Apple didn't provide an exact date for the launch of Apple Pay in Brazil, Cook did say it would come soon.

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WhatsApp Business becomes available in Brazil

WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Business, its dedicated Android app for small business owners, in Brazil.

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A Bitcoin For Women Entrepreneurs In Brazil And Impact Investors Globally

In the world of fintech and social entrepreneurship, the hot ticket is blockchain. An increasing number of social enterprises are turning to the technology, the underpinning of Bitcoin, as well as cryptocurrency, to create secure, accessible platforms for the poor around the world.

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