Mobile payment platform Bango is about to process a £6.5 million ($10.2 million) transaction of its own after announcing the closure of an investment round Friday featuring new and existing investors.
Brazil’s got game on Facebook. Among Caribbean and Latin American countries active on the social network, the home of the world-famous Carnivale boasts close to 50 million users (the biggest swarm within the region) and annual growth of 144 percent, making it the country in these regions with the fastest growth.
Using Facebook for professional networking is catching on worldwide, as ZonaJobs, the leading job-search site for the Latin American region, joins the fray with a beta application.
Facebook has scored a major victory in the recruitment battle for top talent by luring Google’s top executive in Latin America, Alexandre Hohagen, to become vice president for sales in the region.