Tech Roundup: Vale launches Brazil’s first electric train

? Brazil's first electric locomotive. ? Claro’s push to revive pay-TV. ?️ App couriers move to regulate their careers. And more.

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Photo: Vale

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: Vale launches the first electric locomotive in Brazil, Claro’s push to revive pay-TV and app couriers moves to regulate their career.

Brazil’s first electric train makes maiden voyage

Developed by mining giant Vale in partnership with U.S. company Caterpillar Progress Rail, Brazil’s first electric locomotive made a successful maiden voyage on September 12. The new line connects the city of Sete Lagoas, in a mining-intensive region of Minas Gerais, to its Tubarão unit, in the state...

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