Uruguay Has The Fastest & Cheapest Internet In Latin America

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, entrepreneurs, global rankings, lifestyle, real estate, technology, uruguay

Uruguay is the Latin American country where residents have access to the fastest and cheapest Internet service in Latin America, according to a new global study on Internet connection speeds, rates and recent price reductions. The Google-funded “Price of Connectivity in Latin America and the Caribbean” from the University of San Andres reveals several aspects of Uruguay’s fiber optic service which places …

Buenos Aires Tech District Now Home To 155 Companies

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New construction activity may have ground to a halt in more developed areas of Buenos Aires, but that’s not the case in the southern barrio of Parque Patricios. The Buenos Aires Tech District and the generous tax incentives associated with launching or relocating a company in the district are spurring new commercial and residential construction, as well as the renovation …

Foreign Groups Firing Up Uruguay Solar Farm Investments

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Uruguay opened a new chapter of renewable energy promotion this week, and foreign investors are jumping at the chance to bring their expertise and technology to the country’s nascent solar power sector. On Monday, the state-owned power company, UTE, opened a request for proposals from investors interested in building solar farms in Uruguay, and offers for 83% of the total …

Airbnb Already Has 4,000 Short-Term Listings in Argentina

Patrick Archer aruba, buenos aires events, creative class, foreign investment, real estate, technology, tourism, us companies

Online rental platform Airbnb is quickly emerging as a preferred dotcom destination for short-term rental owners and seekers amassing over 4,000 properties throughout Argentina. Infotechnology’s Felix Ramallo says the San Francisco-based company officially announced its online presence in Argentina this week; however, there are no plans for a physical presence on suelo argentino…the strategy of choice for another SF stalwart. …

Uruguay Now The Leading Game Developer In Latin America

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, technology, uruguay

Game and app development is now a US$600 million industry in Uruguay making it the number one country in Latin America terms of software exports per capita. The news made headlines in neighboring Brazil as Uruguay just dethroned its northern neighbor where local software companies face greater challenges in terms of launching and growing a successful software start-up company. According …