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...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies retail shop in China

TIM excludes Huawei from 5G equipment tender in Italy and Brazil

Telecom Italia has excluded Huawei Technologies from a tender for 5G equipment for the core network it is preparing to build in Italy and Brasil, two sources familiar with the matt...

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

Brazil central bank says WhatsApp payments service faces further review

Brazil’s central bank president has said that Facebook’s messaging service WhatsApp would be allowed to launch its new payments service in the country, but called for p...

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

WhatsApp says Brazil’s central bank willing to restore payments service

Facebook messaging service WhatsApp has said that Brazil’s central bank had said it intended to find a way to restore the payments service in the country by working with Visa...

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

Brazil suspends WhatsApp’s new payments system

Brazil’s central bank effectively suspended a newly-launched system allowing users of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service to send money via chats, ordering Visa and M...


Brazil delivery app iFood sees job applications multiply after coronavirus

The Brazilian delivery app iFood has seen job applications more than double in the past month, an executive told told news agency Reuters, as the fast-spreading coronavirus outbrea...

Platform News: Delivery Services across the world

Viagra, 70 cans of Coke: One man’s deliveries in locked down Sao Paulo

Few venture into the streets of Sao Paulo these days, but Erik Thiago says he will not stop working as a bike delivery man until he gets sick or the government forces him inside.