if you build it, they may come — first W3C office in South America


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World Wide Web Consortium Launches Office in Brazil

“First W3C Office in South America to Guide Web Innovations along Rapidly Growing Economy

“…The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is proud to announce the launch of its first W3C Office in South America: the W3C Brazil Office, hosted by the NIC.br (Brazilian Network Information Center) institute, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Approximately 40 million Brazilians have Internet access, the highest number of Internet users of any country in Latin America. Telecommunications Industry News reported in October 2007 that the number of wireless [see]users in Brazil exceeds 112 million. Brazilian companies compete effectively in a global market, and have delivered world class solutions in areas of mobile banking, open-source technology, Web accessibility, wireless Internet access, games industry, e-government solutions and HD digital television. Regarding HDTV, the development of a specific model of digital television turns the Brazilian market into a gigantic laboratory for studying the application of that technology.

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“The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.

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“Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA …” (full article)

Article Source: Business Wire

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