Brazil's Readiness for the Digital Age
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Brazil lays down the law with Internet 'Bill of Rights' - CNET

Brazil lays down the law with Internet 'Bill of Rights' - CNET | Brazil's Readiness for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Brazil lays down the law with Internet 'Bill of Rights' CNET Edward Snowden probably didn't realize that his leaks on the US National Security Agency would help lead to a Brazilian Internet "Bill of Rights." But, revelations of online snooping and...
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The number of people who use the internet has grown exponentially in Brazil in the past few years. This has prompted Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff, to sign into law a neutrality act that promotes freedoms for the consumer on the internet. This kind of legislation is important for Brazil, as it's citizens begin to utilize the internet more and more, and indeed, as the world utilizes the internet more and more, it will become increasingly important to have laws like this protecting consumers. When Brazil passes laws for the future like this, not only do they inspire confidence in investors, they take the lead on global issues and demand the respect of other powerful nations.

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Clever 2's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:09 PM

The number of people who use the internet has grown exponentially in Brazil in the past few years. This has prompted Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff, to sign into law a neutrality act that promotes freedoms for the consumer on the internet. This kind of legislation is important for Brazil, as it's citizens begin to utilize the internet more and more, and indeed, as the world utilizes the internet more and more, it will become increasingly important to have laws like this protecting consumers. When Brazil passes laws for the future like this, not only do they inspire confidence in investors, they take the lead on global issues and demand the respect of other powerful nations.

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Brazil's Former President Says True Middle Class Hasn't Yet Emerged - Wall Street Journal

Brazil's Former President Says True Middle Class Hasn't Yet Emerged - Wall Street Journal | Brazil's Readiness for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Brazil's Former President Says True Middle Class Hasn't Yet Emerged Wall Street Journal SÃO PAULO—Brazil has created millions of new consumers in recent years but a true middle class has yet to emerge, according to former Brazilian president...

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This article from the Wall Street Journal states that a true "middle class" has not yet come into full form in Brazil. This is bad news for those who want to see Brazil become a developed nation, as a thriving middle class is characteristic of developed countries in the twenty-first century. What Brazil has claimed as a developing middle class is nothing more than an increase in consumption from all parts of the Brazilian population, which in itself isn't a bad thing, it's just not as good as could be hoped for a developing nation.

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Clever 2's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:09 PM

This article from the Wall Street Journal states that a true "middle class" has not yet come into full form in Brazil. This is bad news for those who want to see Brazil become a developed nation, as a thriving middle class is characteristic of developed countries in the twenty-first century. What Brazil has claimed as a developing middle class is nothing more than an increase in consumption from all parts of the Brazilian population, which in itself isn't a bad thing, it's just not as good as could be hoped for a developing nation.

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Brazil's business labyrinth of bureaucracy | bbc news

Brazil's business labyrinth of bureaucracy | bbc news | Brazil's Readiness for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Anyone wanting to set up a new business in the country of the moment should be warned that one of the world's worst red tape mountains faces them.

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Bureaucracy, corruption, and inefficiency. The three banes of any emerging economy, and all are present in Brazil. Starting a business in Brazil takes, on average, 119 work days. That is completely unacceptable for a country that wants to encourage innovation. An extreme excess of regulations make the cost of doing business in Brazil much higher than it needs to be. If Brazil wants to be a developed nation, it has to encourage job creators, not burden them with the headaches that accompany excessive bureaucracy. 

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BR Digital Lab - by I&S Lab's comment, November 8, 2013 5:48 PM
one more reason to work remotely via I&S Lab
Clever 2's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:09 PM

Bureaucracy, corruption, and inefficiency. The three banes of any emerging economy, and all are present in Brazil. Starting a business in Brazil takes, on average, 119 work days. That is completely unacceptable for a country that wants to encourage innovation. An extreme excess of regulations make the cost of doing business in Brazil much higher than it needs to be. If Brazil wants to be a developed nation, it has to encourage job creators, not burden them with the headaches that accompany excessive bureaucracy. 

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Online Banking Growing in Brazil: More Than Half Made Digital Transactions in 2013

Online Banking Growing in Brazil: More Than Half Made Digital Transactions in 2013 | Brazil's Readiness for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Conducting business on a digital basis has grown in Latin America with notable emphasis in Brazil.

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The majority of transactions in Brazil now take place digitally. An increasing number of these transactions are based in mobile phones. Digital transactions, as opposed to normal transactions, decreases the transaction costs of doing business. As an increasing number of Brazilians use these methods, the country itself demonstrates its growing development. 

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Brazil Airport Transfers's curator insight, April 7, 2014 11:45 PM

Easier to do business digitally in #Brazil nowadays. 

Clever 2's curator insight, April 17, 2014 11:50 AM
The majority of transactions in Brazil now take place digitally. An increasing number of these transactions are based in mobile phones. Digital transactions, as opposed to normal transactions, decreases the transaction costs of doing business. As an increasing number of Brazilians use these methods, the country itself demonstrates its growing development.