Latin America

Latin America

Region of the americas where romance languages are primarily spoken

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2018

Didi enters Latin America via its $1 billion acquisition of Brazilian ridesharing company 99.

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Jonathan Shieber
August 5, 2020
TechCrunch
Mozper, a new service launching from Y Combinator's latest cohort to provide digital banking services, takes its name from the English words for money, prosperity, and generation Z, according to co-founder Yael Israeli. A former banker at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, Israeli worked as a consultant for Copa Airlines and then as an independent [...]
Ram Prasad Sahu
July 31, 2020
@bsindia
The North American market, which was down 16 per cent, is expected to stabilise in the coming quarters with the company gaining from the China-US tariff war
Reuters
July 30, 2020
@bsindia
US President Donald Trump made Buy America policies a centerpiece of his administration since taking office in 2017
July 30, 2020
WebWire
The relentless rise of hunger, struggling economies, deepening inequality and an active hurricane season are threatening the people of Latin America and the Caribbean and may have far-reaching consequences unless swift action is taken, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). As coronavirus cases soar, Latin America has become the region most impacted by COVID-19 globally, accounting for over a quarter of the world's cases. The health pandemic is driving hunger and food insecu...
July 28, 2020
WebWire
, , , , • The two companies join forces in a strategic partnership under the Telefónica Partners Program , , • The agreement leverages on the companies' footprints in Asia, Europe and Latin America and the growing demand of these services in these regions , , • It focuses on sales to multinational corporations of cybersecurity, cloud and IoT/Big Data services and cooperation in strategic projects , , , , , , Axiata Enterprise, the B2B unit of Axiata Group Berhad ("Axiata"), one of the leading te...
BBC News
July 24, 2020
BBC News
The consequences of rape, maltreatment, disease and racism are revealed by the findings.
Jonathan Shieber
July 23, 2020
TechCrunch
The Not Company, Latin America's leading contender in the plant-based meat and dairy substitute market, is about to close on an $85 million round of funding that would value it at $250 million, according to sources familiar with the company's plans. The latest round of funding comes on the heels of a series of successes [...]
July 16, 2020
WebWire
Betcris today announced a new multi-year international partnership with Major League Baseball in Latin America. As the Official Wagering Partner of MLB in Latin America, Betcris receives access to Official MLB Data, league marks, and logos for its website and other wagering platforms, including a free-to-play mobile app that is currently under development by Betcris. Additionally, international broadcasts of MLB Jewel Events and Postseason match-ups will feature marketing and advertising o...
July 15, 2020
WebWire
Teens and adults in the Asia-Pacific region reported an uptick in online civility and more respectful digital interactions during the COVID-19 global pandemic, results from a new Microsoft research study show. Meanwhile, respondents in Latin America said online civility worsened, punctuated by an increase in the spread of false or misleading information. Nearly one-third (31%) of respondents in nine APAC geographies said online civility improved in the COVID-19 stay-at-home environment, a...
Jonathan Shieber
July 14, 2020
TechCrunch
These should be trying times for an app whose sole purpose is to collect information on where people travel and reward them for sharing it. However, not only has Miles, the startup company founded by Jigar Shah, survived the pandemic, it managed to attract new capital from a strategic investor during the months where everyone [...]
Caroline Lee
July 13, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Omar Faridi
July 10, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Fast pace of cryptocurrency adoption in Latin America may be due to dramatic rise in smartphone users, Bitso executive reveals.
By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
July 8, 2020
Mail Online
Some black artists say the phrase perpetuates racial stereotypes and 'strips away the actual blackness' of black music. The phrase is being ditched in the UK and reviewed elsewhere around the world.
By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
July 7, 2020
Mail Online
The German government has approved a new set of bills that will transition the country's energy infrastructure toward renewable sources and close its last coal power plant in 2038.
Travis Bernard
July 7, 2020
TechCrunch
We're excited to announce that Extra Crunch is now available to readers in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. That adds to our existing support in the U.S., Canada, UK, and select European countries. You can sign for Extra Crunch here. Latin America has always caught the eye of big tech. For companies like Facebook, Amazon, and [...]
July 7, 2020
WebWire
Following a long stretch of stay-at-home orders, consumers are eager to get out and travel according to a new research study from Oracle and Skift. Just over half (51%) of people surveyed in both North and Latin America plan to book trips in the next six months, while 38% of those in Asia-Pacific and Europe are planning get-aways. People, however, are opting to stay closer to home with driving distance (47%) or domestic trips (44%) being favored. With so much uncertainty ahead, consumers a...
Andrew J. Hawkins
July 7, 2020
The Verge
Uber will start delivering groceries in Latin America and Canada in partnership with Cornershop, a startup it acquired in 2019. The announcement comes on the heels of Uber's deal to purchase Postmates in an all-stock transaction.
Guest Author
July 6, 2020
Crunchbase News
Venture investment in Latin America is more than doubling every year. The region is turning to startups to help overcome the impact of COVID-19.
JD Alois
July 3, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Crypto Exchange OKEx Starts Serving Latin American Market in Partnership with Settle Network. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
July 2, 2020
WebWire
, , , , • Projects must provide solutions to challenges related to energy access and connectivity problems, lack of resources in schools and teacher training. , , • Candidates can submit their projects through September 30th. Aspects such as the social and educational impact of the project, its level of innovation, and its scalability and self-sustainability capacity will be assessed. , , • The winning projects will receive speed-up and mentoring support for six months. , , , , , , ProFuturo, the...
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