Brazil

Platform News: Telegram, the popular messaging app from Russia

Brazil electoral court could ban Telegram app for not fighting fake news

Brazil’s top electoral authority, the TSE, is considering whether to ban the messaging app Telegram during the run-up to October elections because it has not responded to req...

NuBank

Sources: Brazil prepares new regulations for fast-growing FinTechs

Brazil’s government plans to publish new regulations for FinTechs, following public consultations by the central bank, three sources told journalists at our partner news agen...

Platform News: Delivery Services across the world

Rappi hopes to be operating as digital bank in Colombia by early 2022

Delivery mobile application Rappi hopes to get regulatory approval to operate as a digital bank in Colombia in the first quarter of next year, an executive has said.

Instagram

Celebrity Instagram content linked to negative feelings, Facebook researchers say

Major social media stars including Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Charli D’Amelio are among celebrities whose Instagram followers experience more negative feelings about t...

Facebook

Facebook rolls out new messaging, business tools for brands

Facebook Inc is rolling out new ways for businesses to find and chat with potential customers on its apps, the social media company said Thursday, as it seeks to become an online s...

Platform News: WhatsApp messaging app

WhatsApp launches test of in-app business directory

Messaging service WhatsApp launched a new feature to make it possible to search for businesses within its app for the first time, the company told journalists.

Singapore's Shopee

Singapore’s Shopee changes the game in Brazil’s e-commerce sector

Shopee took just two years to become Brazil’s most-downloaded shopping app, winning users to its low-cost marketplace with its game-changing approach to e-commerce: in-app mi...

Ant Group

Ant Group agrees to invest in Brazil loyalty co Dotz

China’s Ant Group has sealed a deal to acquire a 5% stake in the Brazilian loyalty program Dotz, according to a securities filing on Wednesday.

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

Facebook messaging service gets delayed Brazil nod for payments

Brazil’s central bank has cleared the way for Facebook-owned WhatsApp to let its users send each other funds using the Visa and Mastercard card networks, months after vetoing...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

Brazil launches ‘Pix’ instant payments system, Whatsapp to enter ‘soon’

Brazil’s central bank on Monday launched an instantaneous payments platform which will speed up and simplify trades, as well as cultivate financial sector competition and lur...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google poised to strike deal to pay French publishers for their news

Google is set to reach a bargain to cover French publishers for their news, the US platform giant has said, the latest move to placate press classes and head off regulators siding ...

Didi V2X

Didi Chuxing partners with WhatsApp for ride-hailing in Brazil

Brazilian ride-hailing support 99, controlled by China’s Didi Chuxing Technology, has partnered with WhatsApp to accept orders on the conversation platform possessed by Faceb...

Rio Beach Smartphone App

Rio seeks to roll out a mobile app for beachgoers

Sunbathers wanting to stop by Rio de Janeiro’s famous beaches, despite Brazil’s raging coronavirus epidemic, will be able to book socially-distant sand distance via a c...

Facebook App

Facebook puts global block on Brazil’s Bolsonaro supporters

Facebook said on Saturday it’s put a global block on accounts controlled by fans of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro implicated in a news inquiry, a day after it was f...

Brazil President

Facebook and Twitter remove accounts of Bolsonaro supporters

Facebook and Twitter took down the accounts of several high-profile supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro following a Supreme Court order, a move that underlines the tri...

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