The ecommerce giant is entering the market with a Portuguese-language app and preparing a local version of its website
Angelica Mari tracks the business IT agenda in the southern hemisphere's biggest economy.
Angelica Mari is ZDNet's Brazil Contributing Editor. She has relocated to Brazil, her home country, in 2011 after living and working in Europe for a decade. She started her professional life when she was 14, as a software trainer coaching executives at major Brazilian companies until the age of 17, when she started writing professionally. Since then, she has worked for leading business, technology and lifestyle publications worldwide in a variety of editorial roles. In 2010, Angelica published "Reboot: Leading IT in the Information Age", a book focused on the new realities of technology management and the vision of CIOs for the future. Angelica co-founded IT Decisions, a firm providing consulting services, content creation and event management to international firms in the technology, business process outsourcing, media and entertainment sectors looking to enter the Brazilian market. She is also involved in the launch of an online start-up connecting Brazilian craftspeople with the international marketplace.
The setup is based on open-source software and will support 80 municipalities.
The body responsible for issuing patents wants Brazilian procedures to be similar to those seen in the US
Initiative aims at stimulating citizen participation and engagement in policymaking and governance
Second quarter figures are lower than 2012 but segment grows in revenue
Leaked documents suggest that data on mutibillion-dollar oil field auction could be at risk
The organisation discusses the drivers behind the project, aimed at fending off security risks
Allegations that communications between Dilma Rousseff and her key aides have been intercepted by the US agency increase tension between the countries
Initiative will see the acceleration of 120 early-stage ventures by the end of 2014
The French-built satellite will be launched in 2016 and there are plans for a second artifact
Foreign and national brands fight for an ever-growing market niche
City government uses citizen ideas to create tech-enabled public services
The launch of the new base coincides with a conference to promote the Brazil tech sector and entrepreneurs touring Silicon Valley to network and attract investments
Possible requirement to store data locally would affect the Internet giants – and everyone doing business with Brazil
The electronics giant could face a fine of $107mi if found guilty - but the problems might have just begun