The US Accounts for Almost Half of the World’s Data Centers

A recent study carried out by the Synergy Research Group shows that most of today’s Internet and cloud services are based in the US. The study analyzed the data center footprint for the world’s 13 biggest cloud and Internet service firms, catering to home users, social networks, e-commerce platforms, online search, but also to IaaS, […]

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 […]

Makeover gives Miami vet’s business side a boost

During the four years Dr. Marta Lista spent obtaining her degree from the prestigious University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine, she learned many things. She learned about gross anatomy and embryology, studied parasitology, pharmacology and gastroenterology. She even got the “pig” talk, a lecture given by a professor to ensure students would pass the […]

Google’s Motorola unit has released its first Intel-powered smartphone

The Razr i is based on a mid-range model sold in the US that features an ARM-based Snapdragon processor. Motorola said the change of chip meant improved camera performance. However, it has also meant Google’s Chrome browser is not installed on the device. Intel just lately minimize its gross sales forecasts bringing up weaker demand. […]

Miami-based Brightstar expanding role in wireless communications

Brightstar Corp., a leading middleman in wireless communications, celebrates its 15th birthday this fall, and like other teenagers, it’s getting bigger and adopting new interests. Miami-based Brightstar has become one of the world’s largest distributors of mobile telephones and much more, expanding its middleman role in recent years to encompass other types of wireless devices […]

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 […]

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 […]

Port Miami wants free-trade zones throughout county

Under a Port Miami plan, any business north of Southwest Eighth Street could apply for free-trade status and be exempt from import duties for cargo heading abroad. Any warehouse in northern Miami-Dade County could quickly free itself from import tariffs under a proposal by Port Miami allowing it to establish dozens of free-trade zones. Port […]

South Florida is marked down for companies looking for a new home

A corporate relocation study gives South Florida high marks in terms of affordability. Low taxes and depressed real estate prices help. The recession hammered South Florida’s housing and labor markets more than most, leaving at least one bright side amid the damage. Companies now find the region a cheaper place to do business. Thanks largely […]

JetBlue in growth mode in South Florida

JetBlue Airways is adding flights to the Caribbean and Latin America from South Florida, hoping to cash in on South Floridians’ roots in those areas. The New York-based airline operates hundreds of flights across the United States and is now a leading carrier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Palm Beach International airports. Experts say JetBlue […]

IBM chooses Miami for prestigious SmartCamp

Only two cities in the country — Miami and New York City — were chosen for this prestigious regional event in the technology startup world. SmartCamp KickStart Miami, with the theme of healthcare, will take place May 15 at Florida International University. The event will include a competition of startups in the healthcare space, keynote […]

Smartphones and tablets to drive 350% increase in Wi-Fi hotspots by 2015

The Wireless Broadband Alliance has published a report on the state of the global public Wi-Fi hotspot market compiled by analyst firm Informa. It includes a comprehensive survey of 259 service providers and Wi-Fi vendors. The report reveals that global public Wi-Fi hotspot numbers are set to grow from 1.3 million in 2011, to 5.8 […]