Uruguay360: Website Offers Panoramic Window to the Best of Uruguay

Patrick Archer creative class, entrepreneurs, hotels & casinos, real estate, technology, tourism, uruguay

We saw earlier this week how better coordination and public/private cooperation are yielding record levels of wine and expo tourism for Argentina. Across the river in Uruguay, on pace to hit a record 3,000,000 inbound visitors this year, technology is also playing a key role thanks to a new website offering breathtaking views of some of the country’s most emblematic buildings, hotels and beaches. …

First Luxury Social Networks in South America Attracting Luxe Lovers in Brazil

Patrick Archer hotels & casinos, lifestyle, technology, tourism

Lifestyle social networks have been effective tools for creating online private membership clubs or invitation-only environments where members receive insider information and significant discounts on luxury travel. While membership on these sites has focused heavily on the U.S. (Jetsetter, UrbanDaddy) and Europe (A Small World, Quintessentially), it seems South America wants access to the VIP lounge. Not surprisingly, party and …

SIM-based Mobile Service Launches in Argentina

Patrick Archer creative class, entrepreneurs, technology

According to eMarketer, Internet users in Latin America will grow to 285 million by 2015, and Argentines are increasingly focused on one social network: Facebook. While Argentina smartphone sales have surged 225% this year, the number of basic handsets and minimal feature phones still make up over 70% of the mobile market. Now a Dutch company is seizing on these trends and opening up mobile …

Argentina, Latin America Saying Adios Blockbuster, Hola Netflix

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, technology, us companies

While barrio Blockbusters keep closing and the quality of street DVDs keeps deteriorating, the hype surrounding Netflix’ entry into Argentina and other corners of Latin America keeps growing. The rumors, which surfaced in Financial Times back in May, were confirmed by the company last week. Bloomberg reports the California-based company “is negotiating with entertainment companies for rights to stream movies …

Buenos Aires Soccer Stadium Now A Grow House for Copa America

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, technology

When Bono and U2 played three sold-out shows at the Estadio Unico de La Plata in Buenos Aires earlier this year, they dazzled the crowd with The Claw, the largest stadium set ever constructed. With only four days remaining until Copa America 2011, the Government of BA Province is rolling out their own high-tech light show. While 360 was the …