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  • Did BlackBerry miss a trick with the launch of BB10?

    BlackBerry might just have missed a trick with the recent launch of BlackBerry 10. No not with the devices -- those were largely well-received -- but with the countries it chose to hold the launch in. The launch event represented a new start for the company that once ruled the smartphone roost. Out went the name Research in Motion (RIM) and all the negative connotations that came with it. In came a couple of exciting new devices. At the time, the decision to launch almost simultaneously in seven countries (USA, UK, South Africa, India, Indonesia, France...

  • Could Google+ and Twitter upstage Facebook in Latin America?

    Latin American countries get social media. Brazil and Mexico lay claim to the world's second and fifth largest Facebook populations respectively. But it's not just Facebook that's making its mark in the region. The big blue social network alone wouldn't provide enough users to account for online research company eMarketer's prediction that the region's social media population will continue to grow by double digits through to 2014. Interestingly, the region seems a lot more taken with Google+ than the social network's US home base is. Data from Global Web Index suggests that Argentina, Brazil and Mexico each have Google+...

  • 90% of social network users in Mexico on Facebook

    When it comes to studying social networks in emerging market countries, Mexico occasionally gets pushed aside by the BRICS. It shouldn't be. The country looks set to overtake the UK for fifth place in Facebook user numbers, despite the fact that only 30% of the population uses it. Those 36.5-million or so Facebook users also account for 90% of Mexico's social network users. It's growth in the country isn't about to slow down...

  • Top 10 South American brands on Facebook

    When we think of Facebook most of us think of it as the domain of the English-speaking world. But the reality is that over 375-million of Facebook’s 585-million users are non-English speakers, which is more than half of all users. One of Facebook's fastest growing regions is South America. The region already has six countries that number in Facebook’s 25 biggest markets - Argentina, Columbia, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela and Peru -- and it contributes more than 56-million users. What’s scary is that Brazil, with its 76 million internet users, has only just begun to take to Facebook. In November...