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Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

10 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Mozilla Equal Rating Innovation Challenge winners

With its Equal Rating Innovation Challenge, Mozilla called for creative and scalable ideas to provide affordable access to the open internet. The winning teams were from India, South Africa, and Brazil...

5 Apr 2017

BRAZIL

Smartphones change Brazilian election campaign

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: Have you ever wanted to pelt a politician with a tomato or wished for a perfect candidate to come and sweep you off your feet?

29 Sep 2014

BRAZIL

Cellphone question mark at World Cup stadiums

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: At least two of Brazil's 12 World Cup host stadiums will not be able to provide fans the cellphone and Internet coverage that organisers had promised, telecommunications companies revealed.

22 May 2014

BRAZIL

Brazil to probe US spying reports

BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Investigators and government officials in Brazil said on Monday (8 July) that they will investigate reports of US electronic spying on citizens and called for a multilateral agency to govern the Internet.

9 Jul 2013

BRAZIL

Internet: strong marketing tool for Brazilian soccer clubs

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: With sales of exclusive products, online games and contests about who has the greatest number of fans on social networks, Brazilian soccer clubs are battling it out on the Web to reap the bonanza of online marketing.

26 Sep 2012

BRAZIL

Ad Dynamo enters Brazil with Realmedia

BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Ad Dynamo announced its entry into Brazil yesterday. "Brazil represents an enormous growth market in both online and mobile advertising, and we're very pleased to be launching here with a relevant and established player such as Realmedia," says Sean Riley, CEO of Ad Dynamo.

26 Apr 2012

RUSSIA

Kaspersky Lab issues spam report for December 2011

MOSCOW, RUSSIA / JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: Kaspersky Lab has announced the publication of its spam report for December 2011. The last month of the year was predictably quiet - compared to November the share of spam in email traffic fell 4.4% and averaged 76.2% for the month.

27 Jan 2012

BRAZIL

Facebook blasts into top position in Brazilian social networking market

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data showing that Facebook assumed the top position in the Brazilian social networking market following a year of exceptional growth. In December 2011, Facebook.com attracted 36.1 million visitors - representing an increase of 192% in the past 12 months - to surpass Orkut as the leading social networking destination in the market.

19 Jan 2012

BRAZIL

Brazil, Colombia: Nearly 40% of non-computer web traffic on tablets

BRASILIA, BRAZIL / BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: comScore, Inc recently released its latest report on connected device usage in Latin America from comScore Device Essentials.

10 Jan 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Loyalty to smartphone brand increases with greater use of digital content

LONDON, UK: Nearly one in five consumers, who own both an iPad and an iPhone, say switching smartphone is more difficult than changing bank accounts. A simple, integrated user experience is driving consumers' brand loyalty to their smartphone and they are less likely to switch brands the more applications and services they use on the device, new research from GfK finds.

30 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

Global advertising spend up 5.7% in Q2 2011

NEW YORK, US: Despite overall growth of 5.7% for the advertising industry in Q2 2011, adspend fell in nearly half the world's key markets in the second quarter of this year as economic concerns continued to impact the advertising industry, according to Nielsen's quarterly Global AdView Pulse report released recently.

20 Oct 2011

JAPAN

Japan Internet users spend most time on blogs worldwide

TOKYO, JAPAN: comScore Japan KK, a wholly owned subsidiary of comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a report on blog usage in Japan from its comScore Media Metrix service.

25 Aug 2011

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