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Brazil's booming e-commerce players spend heavily & think creatively to overcome obstacles

Brazil's booming e-commerce players spend heavily & think creatively to overcome obstacles | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it

It’s going to take more than Brazil’s notoriously poor roads to keep Wine.com.br from delivering efficiently to its online customers. When the roads are bad, the W2W E-Commerce de Vinhos SA-owned e-retailer flies over them. Wine.com.br has shipped 85% of its orders by air this year, up from 80% in 2013. It then relies on local couriers or its own drivers to handle final delivery of those airborne orders.

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Brazil's favelas get active online | DW.DE

Brazil's favelas get active online | DW.DE | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
Even though many of Brazil's favelas are still lacking basic infrastructure, internet usage is relatively high. Young locals are now starting to use social media to launch campaigns to improve the areas where they live.
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Kickstarting Innovation in Brazilian Education, Part I: The Industry | EdSurge

Kickstarting Innovation in Brazilian Education, Part I: The Industry | EdSurge | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
Sitting next to me on my flight to Toronto from Sao Paulo is a young Brazilian man, Alberto Nascimiento. He’s a little fidgety and jittery. It’s understandable: he’s leaving his country for the first time, headed to University of New Brunswick near St. John. But he’s got even more “firsts” packed
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Balloons to bring internet to remote areas in Brazil | ZDNet

Balloons to bring internet to remote areas in Brazil | ZDNet | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
The government is developing its own equipment and will prioritize national companies for partnerships
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Citizen journalists take on Brazil's media | Globalization | DW.DE | 05.08.2013

Citizen journalists take on Brazil's media | Globalization | DW.DE | 05.08.2013 | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
The Ninja media group want independent journalism and a revolution of Brazil's media coverage. During the country's recent unrest, the citizen journalists were hailed as an alternative to major media outlets.
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Brazil to start measuring mobile TV audience - Telecompaper

Brazil to start measuring mobile TV audience - Telecompaper | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it

An estimated 2,000 people in the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo will take part in the initial measurement.

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Hi-Tech Educational Start-Ups in Latin America

Hi-Tech Educational Start-Ups in Latin America | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
Education and technology have joined hands in recent years to revolutionize the way students in the developing world access education. Far from a duplication of USA’s business models, some ed-tech platforms have designed resources that address the...
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How mass protests will affect brand behaviour in Brazil | Marketing Magazine

How mass protests will affect brand behaviour in Brazil | Marketing Magazine | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
Brands in Brazil need to show that they understand the public's desire for change, writes Jerry Clode, founder of House of Jezmo, a consultancy based in Sao Paulo and focused on the future markets.
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Brazilian govt boosts natural disaster monitoring tech | ZDNet

Brazilian govt boosts natural disaster monitoring tech | ZDNet | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
Advanced technology tools will be used to monitor natural disasters across the country in a partnership between the government and the largest Brazilian telco
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Brazil’s digital TV system delivers health, education and jobs at the touch of a remote control

Brazil’s digital TV system delivers health, education and jobs at the touch of a remote control | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
EBC, Brazil’s broadcasting service, is creating an interactive television system to deliver public services nationwide. Trials were conducted in three low-income neighborhoods of Joao Pessoa, in northeastern Brazil.
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L'Oréal São Paulo: des chaudières « flex » au bio-fuel

L'Oréal São Paulo: des chaudières « flex » au bio-fuel | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
En 2012, l’usine de São Paulo de L’Oréal a mis en place une nouvelle technologie résolument innovante pour diminuer ses émissions de CO2.
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Brazil's BNDES will now focus its efforts on supporting more innovation-based sectors | Reuters

Brazil's BNDES will now focus its efforts on supporting more innovation-based sectors | Reuters | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
* Policy has run its course, says bank's president* BNDES to focus on technology, innovation* Bank fine in its exposure to Grupo EBXSAO PAULO, April 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's state developmentbank BNDES...
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Turbine blade-maker LM Wind Power is on course to open its first facility in Brazil

Turbine blade-maker LM Wind Power is on course to open its first facility in Brazil | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
Turbine blade-maker LM Wind Power is on course to open its first facility in the growing Brazilian market this summer.
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Phone-based logging alert system eyes expanding to the Amazon

Phone-based logging alert system eyes expanding to the Amazon | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
After exceeding an ambitious fundraising target to launch a near-real time forest monitoring system in the Congo Basin, a San-Francisco based start-up is now eyeing expansion in the Amazon where it hopes to help an indigenous rainforest tribe fight illegal logging.
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Brazilian researcher seeks new ways to help the internet cope with increased traffic

Brazilian researcher seeks new ways to help the internet cope with increased traffic | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it

Brazilian scientist Dr Fatima Gunning is developing new ways to help the internet cope with increased traffic, she tells Claire O’Connell.

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When Sao Paulo med students make change happens in Brazil's isolated towns [VIDEO]

When Sao Paulo med students make change happens in Brazil's isolated towns [VIDEO] | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
Breve relato acerca da fundação, história e dinâmica do Projeto Bandeira Científica, realizado anualmente por alunos da Universidade de São Paulo. www.bandeiracientifica.com.br
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2 Brazilian social innovations listed among the most inspiring startups by Mashable

2 Brazilian social innovations listed among the most inspiring startups by Mashable | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it

We looked at 20 initiatives around the world making a difference in the way we live. From Ugandan health projects and deforestation prevention in the Amazon to Icelandic crowdsourcing, inspiring organizations are transforming the planet.

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Expand Globally, Innovate Locally | Businessweek

Expand Globally, Innovate Locally | Businessweek | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation benefits from local strengths; it cannot be reduced to copying successful strategies used elsewhere, such as Silicon Valley
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In Brazil, Mídia NINJA’s indie journalists are gaining attention and sparking controversy

In Brazil, Mídia NINJA’s indie journalists are gaining attention and sparking controversy | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
Providing journalism from within Brazil's protest movement has led the "ninjas" to find an audience that wants to be represented in media.
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São Paulo advertising goes underground | FT.com

São Paulo advertising goes underground | FT.com | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
Four years ago, the streets of São Paulo, South America’s biggest city, were strewn with advertising.
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CANNES LIONS- Brazil Takes Top Prize in Promo and Activation Category | AdAge

CANNES LIONS- Brazil Takes Top Prize in Promo and Activation Category | AdAge | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
in ogilvy's winner, brazilians were told their hearts could keep beating for their soccer team -- even after death -- with an "immortal fans" donor card.
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Trak wins ETA's E-Payment Innovator Award for the Unbanked

Trak wins ETA's E-Payment Innovator Award for the Unbanked | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
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University of São Paulo chosen as Winner of 2013 Citrix Innovation Award

University of São Paulo chosen as Winner of 2013 Citrix Innovation Award | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it

University of São Paulo was announced as the winner of the company’s eighth annual Citrix Innovation Award, designed to honor organizations adopting cloud solutions to enable mobile workstyles .

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From Brazil to Wikipedia, the surprising journey of a programming language from Rio de Janeiro

From Brazil to Wikipedia, the surprising journey of a programming language from Rio de Janeiro | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
For technologies from the global South, worldwide success usually means shedding local ties and, should all go well, returning home triumphant.
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IPS – Brazilian-Made Plastic Solar Panels, a Clean Energy Breakthrough | Inter Press Service

IPS – Brazilian-Made Plastic Solar Panels, a Clean Energy Breakthrough | Inter Press Service | Brazil Innovation | Scoop.it
Brazilian-Made Plastic Solar Panels, a Clean Energy Breakthrough - As part of the country’s growing emphasis on green tech research, Brazilian scientists have developed plastic solar panels that could revolutionise power generation from this clean,...
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