Pictual: Finally an app that makes texting less boring

Being the diligent investigative journalists that we are here at AndesBeat, we spent hours doing independent research for today’ s post about Chile’s up-and-coming picture messaging app, Pictual.

…By “independent research” I mean: I couldn’t tear myself away from my desk where I spent an hour inserting every phrase that crossed my mind into the app to see what groovy graphics resulted. Below I bequeath you with the fruits of my investigative research for your viewing pleasure. Continue reading

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Prezi Surpasses 30 Million Customers, Bolsters Business Capabilities

Company Achieves 50% Growth in Last Six Months and Expands Executive Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Prezi, the zooming presentation software, announced today record growth and new capabilities to help business professionals land new clients, sell products and share ideas in a more memorable and engaging way. More than 30 million people across the globe are using Prezi. This growth represents a 50 percent increase over the last six months with more than 1.5 million new people joining the Prezi community every month. In Chile, the company has achieved 70% growth in the last six months.

“We are no longer in an era where one company controls the productivity market. People now have more tools than ever before to make them more effective at work,” said Peter Arvai, CEO and co-founder of Prezi. “Prezi adds value by helping people express their ideas in a more creative and strategic way.”
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Samba Tech (Brazil) approaches 1 billion videos delivered online

Brazil’s Samba Tech, a division of the Samba Group is quickly approaching 1 billion videos delivered online. Samba Tech’s platform focuses on 3 primary solutions: Live Streaming, Distance Learning and Web TV.

Originally founded in 2004 as a mobile games reseller, Samba Tech decided to shift their company focus to ‘digital communication’. Today they are Latin America’s largest online video platform in content management and distribution. They serve clients and major brands worldwide including MGM, Samsung, Playboy and eBay. Continue reading

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Luqit offers big advertising choices for small businesses

Luqit is a newly launched site that offers advertising space for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s). Advertising is currently available through the top media companies in Chile, including newspapers, TV hows, radio, outdoor ads and digital.

The main goal of Luqit is to increase opportunities for the hundreds of thousands of small and medium size companies that have never had access to the traditional advertising market space. Continue reading