Activists use technology to spread the word about civil unrest across the country.
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.
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The conference series will be held for the first time ever in Latin America
Local manufacturer CCE will use Qualcomm's reference designs to produce two tablet versions with its Snapdragon processor
Attacks to companies in the country are up 20 percent
Brazilians prefer to browse the web through their mobile phones but are not too excited about m-commerce, according to research
The lack of a regulatory environment around data protection could finally be addressed if proposals become law
Technology small and medium enterprises could benefit from the special conditions for a four-year period if senate bill becomes law
Fifa has decided that Confederations Cup and World Cup tickets will only be available in paper versions. But is that really what everybody wants?
Advanced technology tools will be used to monitor natural disasters across the country in a partnership between the government and the largest Brazilian telco
Funding will support the creation of a key fostering platform for innovative companies outside the São Paulo-Rio circuit
The government has released the first ever set of guidelines to regulate the payment model and foster industry growth
Brazil's biggest current affairs magazine ran a cover story on the topic of Big Data. Why is that important to readers, after all?
Providers of mobile telephony in Brazil are still not managing to deliver improvements in the delivery of data services to users despite being forced to do so by the government, according to official data released today (17).
Rules have come into force today (14) to address consumer issues related to e-commerce in Brazil, in what is the first set of guidelines for any business wanting to sell online in the country.