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. 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.
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.
The company places its bets on "freemium" model - but poor mobile internet services remain a challenge.
New vehicles also feature surveillance and fraud-proof ticket validation gates.
German firm announces multimillion-dollar investment to offer some applications on its own cloud to local customers - but ERP is not on the cards.
The initiative will include business acceleration and financial support.
Everything-as-a-service becomes the norm and "public" cloud will lose space, says research.