Brazil & Impeachment - Rouseff March 2016


Just when you thought Brazil was back on the rails - perhaps for the Olympics - they slip off again. From Reuters: Brazil's largest party will decide on Tuesday to break away from President Dilma Rousseff's floundering coalition, party leaders said, sharply raising the odds that the country's first woman president will be impeached amid a corruption scandal. Brazil 2016 Oil Olympics 2016

Dilma Rousseff - Why Brazil’s Leader Is Being Impeachment


Brazil Brazil 2016 Dilma Rousseff 2016 Dilma Rousseff BrazilEverything did appear rosy towards the start of the year, but that is far from the case today. One can argue that the tipping point came when she attempted to promote Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to a cabinet position in a last ditch effort to help him avoid prosecution (for scandals inside Petrobas). From US Today: Rousseff has been terribly unpopular for at least a year.

METAL MONDAY: Thrones In The Sky by Son Of A Witch - Brazil has.

Mark Birch

METAL MONDAY: Thrones In The Sky by Son Of A Witch - Brazil has been getting beat up in the press lately, something about spawning the next pandemic. It made sense then to give some props to Brazil and the debut LP from doom metal band Son of a Witch. Son Of A Witch Thrones In The Sky Metal Monday metal doom metal BrazilThere is no new ground on the album, it’s just really great stoner doom metal in the Sabbath vein.

Impressions of Brazil

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

(Me on the iconic mosaic promenade next to Copacabana beach on the one rainy day) I recently spent 10 terrific days in Rio de Janiero and Paraty, Brazil.

12 Questions: Meet Moisés Ferreira (Brazil)

crowdSPRING Blog

Moisés lives and works in Brazil. What is the deign industry like in Brazil? When I was out of crowdSPRING, was performing my art exhibitions: [link] but it was not helping much, as living art in Brazil is very difficult.

LATIN METAL COVER FRIDAY: Painkiller by Angra - Brazil looms.

Mark Birch

LATIN METAL COVER FRIDAY: Painkiller by Angra - Brazil looms large in the metal scene particularly in the death metal and thrash departments. music metal Angra Painkiller Judas Priest Latin metal Brazil Cover FridayAngra on the other hand is definitely more in the mainstream playing more of a classic power metal style. Judas Priest covers are always tough to pull off well because very few can touch Rob Halford’s vocals.

In Brazil, Babies Mean Business

Inc Startups

It looks like there is a burgeoning baby e-commerce sector in Brazil. Most recently, Baby, a Brazil-based online retailer of baby goods, just secured $16.7 Overall, Brazil’s economic growth forecasts continue to drop, but e-commerce still entices investors.

4 Business Lessons from Brazil's Huge World Cup Loss

Inc Startups

The 7-1 massacre happened in part because Brazil made a few key missteps. It''s too late for Brazil--but your business can still learn from that defeat

V2COM of Brazil Opens Austin Office with Plans to Create 100 Jobs


“Austin is a spectacular city that, after many visits, we grew very […] The post V2COM of Brazil Opens Austin Office with Plans to Create 100 Jobs appeared first on SiliconHills. V2COM, a Brazilian cleantech company, announced the opening of its Austin office with plans to create 100 new jobs in the next three years. The company provides hardware, software and solutions to utility companies to manage their resources and reduce their environmental impact.

10 Mind-Blowing Stats about the Digital Landscape in Brazil

Inc Startups

If you are a business looking for global expansion, here are ten reasons why you should be paying attention to Brazil

Facebook Executive Released From Jail in Brazil

Inc Startups

The arrest warrant says Diego Dzodan repeatedly failed to comply with a judicial order to cooperate with an investigation into drug trafficking and organized crime, and surrender user information from WhatsApp

Cornering the Granite Market in Brazil

Inc Startups

Just to get one 30 ton-block of stone from a quarry in rural Brazil, an importer may spend $16,000 to purchase it, $4,000 to truck it to a processing plant, and then another $3,500 to get it sliced into shippable slabs. Oil comes from the Middle East; granite comes from Brazil," Tavares says

Uber Rolls Out Its Latest Offering in Brazil: Helicopter Rides

Inc Startups

It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's UberCOPTER

Inside the (Increasingly American) Start-up Boom in Brazil

Inc Startups

But a growing number of American entrepreneurs and VCs are putting down roots in Brazil. If you're an American entrepreneur starting a company in Brazil, chances are you've heard of Kimball Thomas and Davis Smith. Brazil is a notoriously difficult place to start a business.

Brazil is using the law to push innovation, but here’s how it can do more

The Next Web

operations for Brazil-based Movile , a mobile platform for content and commerce. This is a step forward for the Good Law—which has already helped Brazil a lot—but private business and government need to start doing more to truly help launch Brazil’s mobile potential.

Understanding Your Customers, Brazil and Senior Citizen Edition

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Proctor & Gamble wasn't selling enough diapers in Brazil. But in Brazil, babies often sleep with their parents, and many families are poor. So Procter & Gamble eventually launched a cheap, ultra water-tight nappy in Brazil, without fussy details – and sales soared. So they took a closer look at the cultural dynamics of the market: In America, when parents buy nappies they often demand fussy add-ons (think nappy flaps, subtle scents, biodegradable material and so on).

As an American angel investor, what would it take for you to invest in a Brazilian startup?


Invested Interests angel investor brazil invest startup I would be unlikely to invest in a Brazilian startup at this time because I have absolutely no background or knowledge of the local market, I don’t speak Portuguese, I would be unlikely to be able to attend board meetings or even visit the company, and finally because there are issues relative to double-taxation under US and local tax codes that make many international investments challenging.

How A Holiday To Brazil Helped Me Climb Out Of A Creativity Rut by Yaro Starak

In my experience, one of the main reasons many entrepreneurs seek the freedom of working for themselves is because they crave variety , stimulation, and the ability to grow organically in their career.

Keys To Marketing In Latin America


Start with a Look at Brazil. According to recent statistics, Brazil is a fast growing ecommerce market. It is good to note that Brazil is embracing online retail but their culture is such that they are more likely to trust retailers than a peer to peer merchant.

iZettle Goes to Brazil: What does that mean?


It has been only two months since iZettle entered Mexico and it seems that our speculations about possible rapid expansion through the Banco Santander partnership might not be far from the truth as they have just announced that they are now in Brazil.

[Infographic] The Business Travellers’ Guide To Rio de Janeiro


Rio De Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest metropolitan city with a population of over 12 million, is probably best known for its boisterous and colorful annual Carnival which attracts more than 500,000 visitors to its wild celebrations. [ Image from Wikipedia ].

Facebook Says It Disabled Almost 1.3 Billion Fake Accounts. (And the Numbers Only Get More Insane From There)

Inc Startups

This is like the combined populations of the United States, Russia, Mexico, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Brazil, and the Philippines.

Brazil branches of US-based church target of numerous probes

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Every day before work, Liliane Souza says, she and three dozen fellow workers at a Brazilian picture-framing factory affiliated with the Word of Faith Fellowship church were obligated to pray

US, Brazil investigate sect accused of abuse, trafficking

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Ten former members of the Word of Faith Fellowship church say they have been contacted by U.S. federal and state authorities investigating allegations of abuse, forced labor and visa fraud after a series of Associated Press stories about the North

4 Unusual Reasons Sao Paulo Is Hot for Startups

Inc Startups

The problems in Brazil's largest city actually make it an intriguing place to do business

SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: Chega de Saudade by Elizete Cardoso -.

Mark Birch

Elizete gained fame in the early 50’s after releasing the song Canção de Amor and appearing on Brazil’s first television program. music bossa nova jazz Elizete Cardoso Chega de Saudade Canção do Amor Demais Jazz Brunch BrazilSATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: Chega de Saudade by Elizete Cardoso - Still feel in a summer type mood today, so here is some old school bossa nova for your brunch outside on the patio.

LATIN METAL WEEK: Refuse/Resist by Sepultura - One of the best.

Mark Birch

They represent Brazil well and are up there with Metallica as one of the best thrash metal bands ever. music metal thrash Sepultura Refuse/Resist Chaos AD Brazil Latin metalLATIN METAL WEEK: Refuse/Resist by Sepultura - One of the best things about a week of highlighting Latin metal bands is that I get to post Sepultura. Sepultura took a very different approach on their Chaos A.D. album. They slow down (a bit), incorporate other musical styles, and even go acoustic.

SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: Águas De Março by Elis Regina & Tom.

Mark Birch

If your Portuguese is rusty, the title is Waters of March and the song is essentially an ode to the fall rains that sweep into Brazil during that month. Águas De Março Antonio Carlos Jobim Elis Regina Elis & Tom bossa nova Brazil Waters of March duet SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: Águas De Março by Elis Regina & Tom Jobim - I forgot who exactly gave me this album, but it was some time ago and it just sat unopened in it’s jewel box for a good year.

LATIN METAL WEEK: Inflikted by Cavalera Conspiracy - Hard not.

Mark Birch

music metal thrash Cavalera Conspiracy Inflikted Sepultura Brazil Latin Metal Max Cavalera Igor CavaleraLATIN METAL WEEK: Inflikted by Cavalera Conspiracy - Hard not post a Sepultura tune without including something from the heart and soul of the band. Max Cavalera left the band due to a dispute after the Roots album, and it was not till years after that he reunited with his brother Igor to start Cavalera Conspiracy. The lead tune from their debut album is just brutal and awesome.

"Out of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat, it was Tumblr, the blogging site best."

Mark Birch

tumblr social media social networks social media marketing youth blogging teenagers Brazil Portugal“Out of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat, it was Tumblr, the blogging site best known for single-subject blogs and animated GIFs, that dominated the space with 61 percent of teenagers and 57 percent of young adults. Facebook, by comparison, drew in 55 percent of the 13-to-18-year-old and 52 percent of the 19-to-25-year-old audiences.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: PagPresente

crowdSPRING Blog

This week, our small business spotlight comes to us all the way from Brazil (quick shout out to our team of Brazilian software engineers, Jonas and Adriano!). Currently, PagPresente only exists in Brazil, but they are looking to expand. Awesomeness business Interviews Technology Brazil gift giving small biz small business web apps

She Went From Sleeping On Couches To Building A Million Dollar Company

Inc Startups

Morgan ran away from Brazil with nothing. Heather R. She made a name for herself and built a company by doing these 5 things

Ethanol Outlook September 2017


and Brazil kept a tab on demand-induced upward price pressures. In Brazil, RenovaBio—a federal program designed to cut emissions—is expected to be announced soon, which should boost future ethanol demand.

Brasil won

deal architect

Brazil has been winning millions of hearts in the last month. Kudos to Germany for that amazing victory. But it was just a game. Like that of my nephew who had a fabulous week there during the FIFA WC.

Gust Quarterly Startup Map


What about India, or Brazil? If you could pick the top five countries with the most newly created startups, which countries would you choose? The United States?

Brazil 150

3 Reasons Why São Paulo Is a Hub for Business Innovation

Inc Startups

The most populous city in Brazil counts about 2,700 active startups, and American investors are increasingly hungry for a slice of the city's tech sector

Department of Cultural Differences, Book Cover Edition

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Brazil. The Start-Up of You is available in over 15 countries. More forthcoming! Fun to see the current gallery of foreign covers. Cultural differences abound. Italy. Japan. Portugal. Germany. Holland. France. Russia. Spain. Korea. Start-Up of You

What Nate Silver's Bad World Cup Prediction Says About Big Data

Inc Startups

Nate Silver completely blew his prediction for the winner of the Germany vs. Brazil game. It''s time for some data realism

Gust Quarterly Startup Map


What about India, or Brazil? If you could pick the top five countries with the most newly created startups, which countries would you choose? The United States? With thousands of new entrepreneurs creating startup profiles on Gust each month, we’re excited to share with you some of the major findings that are happening in the startup world. To capture the global reach of startup growth, we’ve put together the Gust quarterly startup map.

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Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.