Only three companies ranked in the top 10 IT employers in Brazil are local.
Angelica Mari tracks the business IT agenda in the southern hemisphere's biggest economy.
Angelica Mari is ZDNet's Brazil Contributing Editor.
Competition launched by the Ministry of Communications will reward 50 projects focusing on public services.
Most government agencies don't provide mobile services - and have no immediate plans to do so, says research.
But segment still faces hurdles including poor mobile coverage and lack of retailer readiness.
Partnership with 24-hour sports channel will support the company's first TV offering in Latin America
The largest banks in the country will partly replace their own kit by cashpoints that serve customers of other institutions.
Company executive expects to repeat results seen in other countries.
The tools are aimed at involving citizens in the upcoming elections in October.
The start of search operations coincides with a series of Brazil-China technology agreements.
The instant messaging tool regains popularity and becomes the most downloaded app in the country.