Roundup: Ranking Web 2.0, Grupo Softland, Camtic, Amper-eLandia

- Friday, November 25, 2011

Roundup: Ranking Web 2.0, Grupo Softland, Camtic, Amper-eLandia

Chile, Venezuela and Uruguay are in the three top spots in market research company Tendencias Digitales' 2011 Ranking Web 2.0, followed by Argentina, Dominican Republic and Colombia, the company said in a statement.

The ranking is the result of an analysis to classify Latin American countries on a scale according to the use they make of the web 2.0.

According to the study, Latin America appears as a very active region in the use of social networks. Global penetration of Facebook is currently close to 10%, while Latin America reaches 22.6%. Chile (52%), Argentina (41%) and Uruguay (40%) are the countries with the highest Facebook penetration in the region.

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Twitter has a worldwide penetration close to 3%, while in Latin America it reaches 2.3%, with Uruguay (17%), Venezuela (8%) and Chile (5%) showing the highest figures.

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The Argentine unit of Spanish administration software provider Grupo Softland has appointed Fabián Guerra as new commercial director, the company said in a statement.

With over 10 years of experience in the ERP market, the executive will now be in charge of strengthening the positioning the company and generate new business opportunities.

Guerra has a degree in systems analysis from Argentina's Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and holds a graduate degree in object-oriented programming (OOP) from UBA.

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Costa Rica's ICT chamber Camtic is holding its annual meeting on December 1 in capital San José, Camtic announced on its website.

In addition, as part of the meeting, Camtic will hold an international conference on web marketing.

The event will focus on the experience of companies and entrepreneurs who have used social media like Facebook and Twitter to reposition their brands.

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Spanish telecom solutions provider Amper has submitted a proposal to the board of US ICT holding company eLandia to delist the latter's shares at the beginning of next year, the former said in a statement.

The process of changing eLandia's status into a non-listed company will be executed through a share-pooling, in order to decrease the number of shareholders to approximately 20.

eLandia will purchase the minoritary shareholders' holdings where they do not possess the minimum required to execute the share-pooling and solicit the securities regulator for the shares to be delisted. After this, Amper will purchase new shares from the remaining shareholders.

This process is expected to help Amper save US$3mn per year.