Some 6.76 million new customers signed up for the service last year, says research
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.
Mobility and cloud will be key areas of investment; market suffers due to dollar increase
Number of operations last year reaches 14-year high
The first fiber optic cable connecting the two countries will be ready within two years
The company prepares to launch in the United States and hires new chief executive to further develop its Brazil operation
Public transport app wants to widen its local footprint following new funding round
Techies want increase in pay and meal allowances, plus a larger slice of employer's profits
High import duties prompt the end of local console and game distribution
Cost of devices goes up by 10 percent on average due to the volatility of the real
E-commerce numbers for last year surpass expectations but 2015 will see a growth slowdown, says research
Non-techies come to the rescue, "Big Data washers" will continue to proliferate
Fourth minister in four years takes over in January; Aldo Rebelo's previous anti-innovation past sparks concerns within the local tech community
World Cup and Elections drive local growth of microblogging service in 2014
Print giant offers the creation of online storefronts, rides on automation trend
Devices are the most wanted gift, says Experian.