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Weekly Roundups

Big Tech Tensions Linger

By Alejandro Enríquez | Thu, 01/28/2021 - 18:00

This week’s top stories include the participation of Tatiana Clouthier, Mexican Minister of Economy, in the World Economic Forum. Also, take a closer look at tensions due to Apple’s new privacy notifications. Do not miss our contributors Ecaresoft and Nowports. This is the Week in Tech!

Digital Inclusion for Women a Must: Tatiana Clouthier

Mexican Minister of Economy Tatiana Clouthier committed to women empowerment during her participation in the World Economic Forum. “We have to empower women with digital skills, especially in a country like Mexico where we have areas where women are lagging far behind," she said.

Streaming Services Accelerate Strategies

There are new players on the streaming game as Paramount+ and Teatrix enter the stage. Do not miss the full story here.

Meanwhile, Netflix will continue to bet on the Mexican market investing more than US$300 million in Mexico for 50 original productions scheduled for 2021. Almost one production a week! Read all the details here.

Delivery Startup Cargamos Raises US$4 Million in Funding

Cargamos, a last-mile cargo and delivery service startup, raised US$4 million in its latest investment round led by FEMSA Ventures and Mountain Nazca. With this investment, the company will develop new technologies and expand its network to more than 300 micro-hubs in 15 cities in Mexico.

Featured Contributors

Forty percent of organizations plan to adopt cloud technologies in the next five years to accelerate their growth. Why Should I Implement New Technologies in My Health Company? Read Ecaresoft’s most recent contribution.

Listening to clients is an integral part of any venture and enables continuous improvement of products and services. Read Nowports piece: Listen, Learn, Improve: The Recipe for Sales Success.

Twitter’s Censorship Spreads to Other Countries

Twitter's new way of handling fake news has been highly criticized by users. Recently, the company announced a new measure to verify the information being uploaded to the platform, leading to the suspension of four accounts that caught the eye of the public. Concerns have reached such a level that in Mexico, discussions now address the creation of a new social network.

Big Tech Tensions Increase

Tensions arise between major players. The Financial Times reports Facebook is preparing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple. Apple announced on Thursday that new privacy pop-up notifications will start appearing on most iPhones in early spring, which Facebook and other ad companies warned will harm their business.

Zuckerberg's comments regarding Apple's new App Tracking Transparency features did not go unnoticed by Tim Cook when he spoke at Brussel's Data Privacy Day. Without referring explicitly to Facebook, he did say that "at a moment of rampant disinformation and conspiracy theories juiced by algorithms, we can no longer turn a blind eye to a theory of technology that says all engagement is good engagement."

 

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Mexico Business News, Reuters, Financial Times
Photo by:   Brett Jordan
Alejandro Enríquez Alejandro Enríquez Journalist and Industry Analyst