In other words, the government didn’t do its homework. Neither did Batista. Both sinned for seeing themselves as risk averse. And in spite of Brazil’s democracy being “stronger today than it was yesterday,” as Rousseff said Tuesday in a televised speech to acknowledge the weight of the recent protests in the country, that is not an achievement of the government, but of the people.
Interesting point here, look forward to my 2 trips to SP ie August 2 and August 18-22:))
Abril is not alone. In June the Folha de São Paulo, the country’s largest daily, sacked 24 staff, 6% of the total. Its rival, O Estado de São Paulo, has been hit, too. After the death in May of its director, Ruy Mesquita, the paper cut 50 jobs. Its sister paper, the Jornal da Tarde, which stood up to the military dictatorship that ran from 1964-85, folded last year. The crisis is reckoned to have claimed 280 jobs in São Paulo alone this year. “We’re in the middle of a storm,” says Jayme Sirotsky, a former president of the World Association of Newspapers. “Everyone is trying to produce quality news content and still stay profitable in a hostile environment.”
ADDED VALUES are the key to the future.
Os aplicativos de mensagem ameaçam as operadoras? Faço muitos trabalhos com as empresas de telecomunicação e elas estão realmente preocupadas com isso. Hoje elas faturam cerca de US$ 330 milhões por dia no mundo com a cobrança de SMS. E, à medida que as pessoas começam a usar smartphones, trocam o sistema normal por aplicativos. Para as operadoras é uma faca de dois gumes, porque elas têm de fornecer uma boa conexão, mas isso prejudica o SMS.
Nice piece with an interview I did in Brazil, on the future of telecom.
Meet me in Sao Paulo Nov 5: Markets of the Future: From Ego to Eco. On Nov. 5 at the Museum of Image and Sound - MIS in São Paulo, Gerd Leonhard presents a strategic vision on the future of global business focus eyes on innovation and sustainability. Leonhard stresses the urgency of shifting the paradigm of “ego” to “eco”. Gilson Schwartz of organising body USP - University of São Paulo, suggested adding “icon” to form a triad that defines the game’s new digital capitalism.
From the synthesis between Leonhard’s and Schwartz’s ideas comes this first seminar, which will be broadcast live over the Internet starting the evening of the 5th of November. The seminar is supported by “The Futures Agency”, the “Creative Business Cup”, the Museum of Image and Sound, international network of Games for Change and the research group Iconomia.