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Social media growing fast but hard to tame, AA, McCann, Quaxar experts say

By WorldCity Staff | May 21, 2010

McCann’s Giacomo Bertaina is in charge of digital stratey for McCann Worldgroup in Miami For a look at how social media is revolutionizing business and communications, consider this: If Facebook were a country, it would rank third in population worldwide, with more than 400 million people, trailing only China and India and surpassing the United…

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Brazil’s future bright but “Brazil cost” remains knotty

By WorldCity Staff | Mar 30, 2010

Office Depot’s Milton Torres is leading efforts to expand to Brazil Multinationals doing business in Brazil expect revenue growth to continue for at least the next five years, buoyed by GDP increases and an expanding middle class, as well as the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. But, the country still faces challenges…

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Western Union, Gap, AA, Seaboard other firms all joining Haiti effort

By WorldCity Staff | Mar 1, 2010

Western Union’s Liz Alecia-Velez spoke about her company’s efforts in Haiti South Florida is playing a pivotal role to help Haiti “build back better” from its devastating earthquake, because the area serves as the trade hub for the Caribbean nation and home to the largest Haitian community overseas, participants said at WorldCity’s Global Connections forum…

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Look for recovery in 2010, but it’s likely to be slow

By WorldCity Staff | Feb 9, 2010

Neoris CEO Claudio Muruzabal sees some near-shoring of IT services, from India to Latin America The U.S. economy faces muted growth for years, yet business opportunities abound in China, Brazil and other nations, and in select U.S. industries, panelists said at World City’s latest Global Connections on Jan. 29. In Latin America, information technology services…

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Citrix plans to profit from rather than be streamrolled by seismic tech changes

By WorldCity Staff | Jun 25, 2009

Templeton never aspired to be CEO, just “drew the short straw.” Window seats on planes are normally reserved for wide-eyed, first-time-flying children and, as it turns out, the CEO of Citrix on occassion. When he has made a mistake or is particularly troubled by something, “I sit by the window,” Mark Templeton told the audience…

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