The once popular Google service shuts down and becomes a virtual museum that pays tribute to the start of social networking in Brazil.
Angelica Mari tracks the business IT agenda in the southern hemisphere's biggest economy.
Angelica Mari is ZDNet's Brazil Contributing Editor.
And this year will see the sharpest decline in sales to date, says IDC.
Company expects to provide the service to all Android users - but the free offering will be limited.
iOS and Windows Phone devices have a total market share of less than three percent, according to study.
A framework of roles and salaries will be introduced at the manufacturing plant.
The tools for anonymous confessions have been deemed illegal in the country but Google and Microsoft question the concept of anonymity and feasibility to meet Court demands.
Workers at the firm's largest manufacturing plant in South America want career and salary plans.
"We don't want to be like India," says head of IT association in Rio.
Price decline and wider range of products bolster demand.
Local operation achieves higher than average growth; focuses heavily on SMEs and sales training.