Friday, May 28, 2021


The Edmodo educational platform surpasses 1.3 million active users in Latin America

Convergencialatina talked with Kate Baker, Edmodo’s Senior Manager of Community Relations, created in California in 2009. Activity on this platform multiplied 25 times after the outbreak of Covid-19. They aim to forge zero-rating agreements with operators in Latin America: the first of its kind was reached with Digicel in the Caribbean.

Edmodo was created in California in 2009 by Nic Borg and Jeff O'Hara, with the intention of creating a social space associated with education. Thus its visual interface is similar to that of social networks such as Facebook. As Kate Baker, Edmodo’s Senior Manager of Community Engagement, told Convergencialatina, the initial goal was to provide an online community. It is currently one of the communication and collaboration platforms with learning management functions (LMS) used for hybrid education, such as Google Classroom and Moodle, among others.

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Globales · Internet & OTT29/12/2021

After the claim of European operators, in the USA they also ask that big tech companies finance new networks

The proposal was made by one of the members of the FCC, the US regulator, who said that large technology firms must contribute to the Universal Service Fund. In Europe, telcos say they have invested more than € 52 billion this year and that the contribution from Google, Facebook and others was null.

Argentina · Internet & OTT · Data Center · Operators22/12/2021

National Public Cloud: Arsat to enter Latin American market in 2022

The Argentine state company will incorporate technology, personnel and network updates, in addition to strengthening the data center.

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The permission to Claro TV, the holiday gift that the IFT prepares for América Móvil

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Globales · Software and Applications01/11/2021

Facebook: the bet on virtual reality and the harsh reality to overcome

With its sights set on VR and AR, Meta will allocate huge financial resources to fund its investigations. From a technology viewpoint, the proposals are promising. But critical views suggest that the corporate structure will remain the same.

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