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Tech Roundup: Is Telegram a threat to WhatsApp’s reign in Brazil?

Tech Roundup: Is Telegram a threat to WhatsApp’s reign in Brazil?
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You’re reading The Brazilian Report’s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics: the escalating war between Telegram and WhatsApp; moves in the fintech sector; the push for dropping payroll taxes on ICT firms.

Telegram is stealing WhatsApp’s thunder in Brazil

Russian cloud-based messaging app Telegram used to be a “just-in-case” app for Brazilians, downloaded only when courts would temporarily block Facebook-owned WhatsApp Messenger. However, Telegram is now the app with the fastest-growing popularity among smartphone users, according to a new poll by website Mobile Time and pollster...

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