Dilma Rousseff releases first tech-related promise ahead of upcoming elections.
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 hammering of the event's hosts by Germany has been the most discussed sports game ever.
As the biggest soccer tournament in the world reaches its final stages, there is no doubt that this has been the most social World Cup ever. We list some of the social media highlights of the event so far.
Approximately $36M worth of products have been stolen from a São Paulo factory.
But the increase in pay did not meet original expectations
Program aims to generate more interest in STEM subjects and strengthen the innovation ecosystem in Brazil
But mobile internet access keeps going up
The app has seen a major increase in calls and messages around the sporting events
Half of all licenses in use are not original - but the situation is even worse in other Latin countries
11-fold increase predicted between 2013 and 2018.
Fake Wi-Fi hotspots to ATM scams are on the list of dangers locals and tourists should be aware of.
Opening match sees huge mobile communications spike at the stadium — and infrastructure manages to cope
Growth in online banking, social media customer service, and security are driving the spending increase.
Several government and sponsor websites have been targeted by hackers.
As the World Cup kicks off, we list five technology projects rolled out across the venues that will be hosting the tournament in Brazil over the next month.