Brazil to Boost Internet Speed Through Europe

Brazil will boost its Internet communications to reduce dependence on U.S. hubs and be able to host global data centers for heavy users like YouTube and Netflix, Jorge Bittar, head of state-run telecoms company Telebras, said in an interview. At present, all submarine fiber-optic cables connect Brazil to the Internet through the United States. That’s […]

Cubans Get a Tantalizing Taste of the Internet

HAVANA— Nancy Cabrera has hardly talked with her daughter in the last two years, inhibited by Cuba’s restrictive Internet access. But now, Ms. Cabrera and her daughter, who lives in China, have started to video-chat on their smartphones in a new public Wi-Fi spot as the communist regime here cautiously begins to improve connectivity. “We […]

Chinese oppose US ‘cyber retaliation’ strategy

China’s Defence Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng says the United States is worsening tensions over cyber-security with its updated cyber-strategy – whereby the US military is now able to retaliate against hackers with cyber-weapons. Reuters reports Geng saying: “This will further exacerbate contradictions and up the ante on the Internet arms race. We are concerned and […]

Biggest test in U.S.-Cuba talks: the Internet

Contrary to what the headlines suggest, the biggest test of President Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba will not be whether the two countries agree to set up embassies in their respective capitals, nor whether there is an avalanche of U.S. tourists to Cuba, but whether Cuba will accept U.S. help to expand Internet […]

Florida-Brazil trade still growing

The Brazilian economy has slowed, but the Central Bank governor says growth is expected to pick up in the second half of the year — good news for Florida traders The Brazilian economic juggernaut has slowed this year, but Florida’s trade with Brazil still shows growth. During the first four months of the year, total […]

Pitbull takes ownership in The New Miami Subs Grill

Latin hip-hop star Pitbull has always had an affinity for the chicken wings and the gyro platter at Miami Subs. As the child of first generation Cuban immigrants growing up in Miami during the 1980s, Armando Christian Perez considered a trip to Miami Subs a big treat. Years later, the Miami Subs on Washington Avenue […]

Miami’s Tire Group International on a roll globally

As soon as Antonio Gonzalez was big enough, he began rolling tires around his father’s service station and tire business in Miami, pumping gas and repairing tires to help out. Today, the CEO of Tire Group International, a Miami company he founded with a friend in 1992, is moving more than 1.3 million tires a […]

Changing of the Miami guard at American Airlines

Longtime American Airlines executive Peter Dolara retires Friday in Miami, handing the reins to the region’s new vice president, Art Torno. Art Torno still remembers the meeting that changed his career — and ultimately his life. On a Saturday in 1986 at New York City’s Chrysler building, Peter Dolara — an American Airlines executive who […]

South Florida home prices rise as inventory falls

Home prices in Miami-Dade and Broward counties jumped for the third consecutive month in February despite flat or declining sales volume, as the inventory of listings dwindles, real estate figures released Wednesday show. Realtors say that heightened demand for bank-owned properties and an improvement in the processing of short sales has resulted in rapid absorption […]

South Florida iPad fans wait in line for the new release

South Florida residents set on being one of the first to get the new iPad released today didn’t let a little early morning rain stop them. Kevin Booker, from Hollywood, staked out his No. 2 spot in line at the Apple Store in the Galleria Mall around 9 p.m. Thursday night. That means he spent […]

Cruise industry leaders talk safety in Miami

At a forum typically reserved for optimism, top cruise line executives on Tuesday spent a somber part of the morning discussing their dedication to safety and the fallout from January’s deadly shipwreck in Italy. The “State of the Industry” panel at this year’s Cruise Shipping Miami conference revealed an industry that is eager to emphasize […]

Bacardi Ltd names Edward Shirley as new CEO

Bacardi Limited on Friday named the former vice chairman of Procter & Gamble’s Global Beauty & Grooming division as the new president and chief executive of the global liquor business. Edward Shirley, 55, who retired from P&G last July, will start his job on Monday based at Bacardi headquarters in Bermuda. Shirley replaces Seamus McBride, […]

IBM Forecast Tops Estimates After Earnings Rise on Software

International Business Machines Corp., the world’s biggest computer-services provider, forecast 2012 earnings exceeding analysts’ estimates after fourth-quarter profit rose 4.4 percent because of rising software demand. Earnings, excluding some pieces, will building up to no less than $1four.eighty five a proportion this year, Armonk, ny-based IBM mentioned as of late. Analysts projected $14.81, the common […]

Future data center expansion will be happening in developing markets.

Future data center expansion will be happening in developing markets like China, Brazil and Argentina, but such locations may not meet the requirements of data centers today and the requirements that will be necessary in the future. In fact, these five regions may not be the most obvious places to build a data center, but […]