India’s Uber rival Ola is headed to Europe with ride-hailing launch in the UK

India’s Uber rival Ola is headed to Europe with ride-hailing launch in the UK

The UK is getting a new alternative to Uber after India-based ride-hailing company Ola announced plans to expand to the country, which will become its first market in Europe. Ola was founded in 2010 and…

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China’s Didi pumps $1B into its rebranded driver services business

China’s Didi pumps $1B into its rebranded driver services business

Didi Chuxing is going pedal to the metal for its automobile services business after it announced it will invest $1 billion into the division, which is also getting a rebrand. The Chinese ride-hailing firm had been tipped…

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FACT CHECK: Trump Admin Takes Credit For Opening Brazil To American Beef

FACT CHECK: Trump Admin Takes Credit For Opening Brazil To American Beef

Vice President Mike Pence claimed recently that the Trump administration had opened up Brazil to imports of U.S. beef. Verdict: False Brazil agreed to open its market in August 2016 as part of a larger…

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Korean hotel firm Yanolja moves into Southeast Asia with $15M investment in Zen Rooms

Korean hotel firm Yanolja moves into Southeast Asia with $15M investment in Zen Rooms

Zen Rooms, the budget hotel network startup founded by Rocket Internet, had faced the deadpool earlier this year after a prospective funding deal collapsed, but now the business appears to have found a home. Korea’s Yanolja, a…

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China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan

China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan

Days after raising $500 million via a strategic investment from travel giant Booking Holdings, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has continued its international push with the launch of a local business in Japan. Its new Japan-based…

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A new $124 million for Brazil’s Movile proves that investors still see promise in Latin American tech

A new $124 million for Brazil’s Movile proves that investors still see promise in Latin American tech

Brazil’s macroeconomic picture may be gloomy, but technology investors still see hope in the nation’s burgeoning technology sector — and a recent $124 million financing for the mobile conglomerate Movile is the latest proof that…

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Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation

Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation

There’s a new unicorn in the global ride-hailing space after Taxify, a startup born in Estonia that does battle with Uber across Europe and Africa, closed $175 million in new funding that takes it valuation…

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Is Considering Beauty A Human Right The Most Genius Law Ever? The Smoke Room Crew Investigates [VIDEO]

Is Considering Beauty A Human Right The Most Genius Law Ever? The Smoke Room Crew Investigates [VIDEO]

For the first time since the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, we’re paying attention to Brazil again. And it’s pretty much for something equally as cool. Apparently, Brazil considers healthcare a fundamental human…

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Woman Gives Birth To Baby On Remote Island Where Births Are Banned

Woman Gives Birth To Baby On Remote Island Where Births Are Banned

World   Elevated panorama of Fernando de Noronha Island on May 21, 2010 in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil. (Photo by Marcio Cabral/360cities.net via Getty Images)    2:50 PM 05/21/2018  Pinterest  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp    …

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Brazil’s tech startups begin to expand globally

Brazil’s tech startups begin to expand globally

Manoel Lemos Contributor Manoel Lemos is a managing partner of Redpoint eventures, the Brazilian-focused arm of the Silicon Valley venture firm Redpoint. More posts by this contributor Silicon Valley is a state of mind Startups…

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Warning! Brazil’s Overlooked Threat to America’s Beef Industry

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In a bow to transparency, Facebook to declare ad revenues locally $FB

Top Brazilian paper Folha de S. Paulo, to stop publishing on Facebook $FB

One of Brazil’s top newspapers, the Folha de S. Paulo, announced Thursday it would stop publishing on its Facebook page after the social network announced it would give personal content more visibility. Facebook founder and…

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