Roundup:, Conicyt-Mincyt, Finnegans, Sabre Airline Solutions

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In a study of 133,006 tweets from April 16-26, Brazilian market intelligence firm found that Apple's iPad was by far the most mentioned tablet, followed by Motorola's Xoom and Samsung's Galaxy Tab, reported in a release.

A total 124,046 tweets (93.3%) made reference to the iPad, while the Xoom was mentioned in 5,235 messages (3.9%) and the Galaxy Tab in 3,850 tweets (2.9%).

Most of the mentions associated with the iPad had to do with a raffle that Twitter was carrying out in Brazil, while the majority of Xoom tweets compared the tablet to those of competition. Meanwhile, Galaxy Tab mentions were mostly related to a sales offer being made on Twitter.

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Chilean science and technology council Conicyt and Argentine science and technology ministry Mincyt have made a joint call for project presentations in the areas of nanotechnology and renewable energy under the Argentina-Chile research competition 2011, Conicyt announced.

The move looks to increase collaboration between the two countries and reinforce south-south cooperation in science and technology. Project winners may obtain up to 50mn Chilean pesos (US$105,500) a year for three years.

"Since 1999, Conicyt and Mincyt have had scientific collaboration contests in areas such as aquiculture and fishing, biotechnology and ICT," said Conicyt's acting director of the PIA research program, Isabel Meneses. "This alliance has been so fruitful that both countries have decided to expand and deepen scientific collaboration into joint research projects in the areas of nanotechnology and energy."

Use this link for further information, in Spanish.


Córdoba-based architecture, engineering and construction firm Arinco has purchased the Ceres Constructoras solution from Argentine business IT developer Finnegans, the latter announced.

With Ceres Constructoras, Arinco will look to integrate all of its procedures under one management solution - from the purchase cycle to the management of works, stock and inventory, as well as maintenance of its machinery.


Aerolíneas Argentinas has decided to renew its contract with Sabre Airline Solutions and the SabreSonic Customer and Sales Services reservation system, Argentina's federal planning ministry said on its website.

Aerolíneas also renewed its distribution contract with Sabre Travel Network to offer Sabre-connected travel agencies access to all of its content, including airfare rates.

Argentina's flag-carrier airline has worked with Sabre for 12 years.