Stories by Juan Carlos Pérez

Citigroup, Antfactory Pledge US$100M for LatAm Net

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (07/11/2000) - Although observers have noted a
slowdown in investments for companies in Latin America's Internet market, CVC
Latin America and U.K.-based Antfactory Holdings Ltd. announced on Monday
they're partnering to invest US$100 million for e-commerce companies in the

AOL Launches México Service

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (07/11/2000) - America Online Inc.'s Latin America
joint venture on Tuesday launched its proprietary online service for México,
the region's second-largest Internet market in terms of users and
electronic-commerce revenue.

AOL Struggles in Latin America

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (07/10/2000) - As America Online Inc. prepares to take
its Latin America joint venture public, documents filed with the U.S.
government detail a rather bumpy ride so far for America Online Latin America

Startup Aims to Bring LatAm Insurers Online

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (07/10/2000) - As proof that hard times aren't scaring
entrepreneurial spirits from betting on Latin America's Internet market, a
startup will officially launch on Tuesday an online insurance store for Latin
Americans and U.S. Hispanics.

LatAm Net Market Grows, But Consolidation Expected

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (07/06/2000) - The Internet market in Latin America will
continue growing strongly in the coming years, but many of its companies will
have to merge, according to a report released Thursday.

Microsoft Shows MiPad Handheld Prototype

Microsoft Corp. showed here today the prototype of a handheld device able to recognize voice commands and take dictation from users and whose purpose is partly to eliminate the difficulty of entering data into these types of devices.

MS ESC: Gates Details Microsoft's LatAm Portal

Microsoft Corp. and Teléfonos de México SA (Telmex) provided details today about a joint venture announced in Oct. 1999 to operate a Web portal for Latin America, and pledged to dip into their deep pockets to support the project.

MS and Globo Cabo's Portal Plans Collapse

The Internet samba in Brazil will have to go on without a Microsoft Corp. portal offering for now, because the company's most likely partnership didn't work out as had been originally planned, Microsoft executives said here today at the company's Latin America Enterprise Solutions Conference 2000.

Compaq to Launch iPaq for LatAm in April

The rapid growth of Internet use among Latin American companies has prompted Compaq Computer Corp. to launch its iPaq Internet-access device in the region, as well as a business unit devoted to the ASP (application service provider) market, Compaq executives announced today at Microsoft Corp.'s Latin America Enterprise Solutions Conference 2000 during a press conference here.

IDC: 29.6 Million Net Users in LatAm by 2003

The spread of free Internet access throughout Latin America in part has prompted International Data Corp. (IDC) to revise its Net usage forecast for the region to 29.6 million users by 2003, up from the previous estimate of 19.1 million, the market research company said.

Alcatel Wins US$175M IP Network Project in LatAm

Alcatel SA has been chosen to expand the IP (Internet Protocol) networks of Convergence Communications Inc. in six Latin American countries over the next three years in a project worth US$175 million, the companies announced today.

StarMedia, PSINet Hop Into Bed

Strange bedfellows StarMedia Network Inc. and PSINet Inc. have decided to partner, showing that these days virtually anything goes in the manic Latin America Internet market.

StarMedia Goes Wireless in Brazil

After Wall Street pounded its stock earlier this week, StarMedia Network Inc. is now setting its sights on the land of samba with a partnership to offer wireless Internet services.