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  • Google sued in Brazil for advertising targeting children on YouTube

    Brazil’s Federal Prosecution Service (MPF) filed on Tuesday a lawsuit against Google Brasil, the tech giant’s local subsidiary, for alleged irregularities related to advertising to children on YouTube. The complaint stems from a probe launched in April by Fernando Martins, an MPF prosecutor in Minas Gerais state, after UOL approached the MPF while working on […]

  • Use of online education resources, domestic solar energy on the rise

    Use of online education resources, domestic solar energy on the rise

    More than 12 million people in Brazil use online educational tools offering resources such as exercises, mock tests, video courses and educational games, according to the Lemann Foundation, a non-profit focused on educational initiatives. “Technology helps bridge the gap between the access and the opportunities students are given overseas, especially in the U.S. and Europe,” […]

  • Apex-Brasil partners with Gartner for IT program

    Apex-Brasil partners with Gartner for IT program

    Apex-Brasil partnered with Gartner to launch a program designed to help Brazilian IT and software companies enter international markets. IT in Brazil Brazil’s IT market was valued at $60 billion in 2014, making it the 8th largest global market. Brazilian IT sector exports, including software, hardware and IT services, reached $3.4 billion in 2014, accounting […]

  • Brazil launches public consultation on copyright in the digital environment

    Brazil launches public consultation on digital copyright

    Last Monday, February 15, the Brazilian Ministry of Culture launched a new public consultation (PT) about copyright. This time, the intention is to promote a discussion about the Regulatory Instruction (PT) that aims to regulate the collection and distribution of royalties for copyrighted works in the digital environment. General context and background of the public consultation […]

  • Global Game Jam coming to 48 sites across Brazil

    Global Game Jam coming to 48 sites across Brazil

    Global Game Jam (GGJ), an international event that brings together students, amateur developers and industry professionals to create a game in one weekend, is right around the corner, and there are no less than 48 GGJ sites across Brazil. “Producing a game from scratch in 48 hours is a challenge for industry professionals, because it […]

  • New legislation removes obstacles to research in Brazil

    New legislation removes obstacles to research in Brazil

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed into law on Monday the National Code of Science, Technology and Innovation, a measure designed to eliminate bureaucratic obstacles to scientific research and boost Brazil’s technology sector. Brazil’s public institutions were barred by the Constitution of 1988 and a bevy of other laws from doing business with private entities without […]

  • Brazilian startups presenting at Web Summit 2015

    Meet the four Brazilian startups that are pitching their platforms to the global tech elite at Web Summit 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, from Nov. 3 to 5. YouPlugy YouPlugy is Campinas, São Paulo’s  entry in the digital out of home signage arena. The YouPlugy device sits on bar and restaurants tabletops, allowing customers to charge […]