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Alphabet’s Loon signs deal with Telefonica to provide internet to remote parts of the Amazon

Alphabet’s Loon signs deal with Telefonica to provide internet to remote parts of the Amazon Alphabet-owned Loon, the high-altitude balloon company that is using its stratospheric technology to provide internet connectivity on Earth, has signed a new commercial agreement with Telefonica-owned Internet para Todos (IpT). The IpT initiative, which is also backed […]

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The emergence of super apps in Latin America

The emergence of super apps in Latin America Thiago Paiva Contributor Share on Twitter Thiago Paiva is a fintech entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the co-founder of Liquia Digital Assets, an investment platform for international investments using blockchain technology. The super apps WeChat and Alipay became an integral part of the […]

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The portrait of an avatar as a young artist

The portrait of an avatar as a young artist Alice Lloyd George Contributor Share on Twitter Alice Lloyd George is an early stage investor based in New York and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology. More posts by this contributor Matt Cauble on changing […]

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From seed to Series A: Scaling a startup in Latin America today

From seed to Series A: Scaling a startup in Latin America today Nathan Lustig Contributor Nathan Lustig is an entrepreneur and managing partner at Magma Partners, a seed-stage investment fund in Santiago, Chile. More posts by this contributor Latin America’s Movile is quietly building a mobile empire Latin America’s Groupon Mafia It’s […]

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Alphabet’s Loon balloons get their first commercial trial in Kenya

Alphabet’s Loon balloons get their first commercial trial in Kenya Google spinout and now fellow member of the Alphabet family of companies Loon will get a big test in the coming weeks, as it begins its first commercial trial in Kenya in partnership with Telkom Kenya . Loon’s entire mission is to […]

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China’s Didi kicks off expansion in Latin America with moves into Chile and Colombia

China’s Didi kicks off expansion in Latin America with moves into Chile and Colombia The wheels are turning on Didi Chuxing’s first major expansion in Latin America after the Chinese ride-hailing firm announced moves into Chile and Colombia to double its presence in the region. Didi said it rolled into Valparaiso, Chile’s […]

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These Johns Hopkins students are slashing breast cancer biopsy costs

These Johns Hopkins students are slashing breast cancer biopsy costs Over 2 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. And while the diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence for women in countries like the United States, in developing countries three times as many women die from the disease. […]

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Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets

Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expanding the choice of search product […]

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Mexican venture firm ALL VP has a $73 million first close on its latest fund

Mexican venture firm ALL VP has a million first close on its latest fund Buoyed by international attention from U.S. and Chinese investors and technology companies, new financing keeps flowing into the coffers of Latin American venture capital firms. One day after the Brazilian-based pan-Latin American announced the close of its $150 […]

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Peru is on a bid to catch up with its innovative Latin American neighbors

Peru is on a bid to catch up with its innovative Latin American neighbors  For the past decade the Peruvian economy has been one of the fastest moving in the region — but it’s apparent Peru’s technology ecosystem is still in its infancy. Economically driven by mining, Peru invests just 0.08 percent […]

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