Spicy Rocket, the Latin startup that allows small businesses to design their website without code

Small businesses can now quickly acquire an Internet presence without complications when creating your website.

Small businesses, in their infancy, simply can not compete. And when one lives in the era of information and self-management, it is important to be present on the Internet, the problem is that small businesses do not notice this reality and s & ds Venture into a market totally different from what it was. Ten years ago, digital tools became traditional.

Spicy Rocket is a web design platform that allows small businesses to generate the Internet presence they need, in just a few minutes and without technical complications, they can design and publish their website.

Something that impacted us to the point of deciding to create Spicy Rocket was when we understood the power of a famous quote from Bill Gates: “If your business is not on the Internet, it does not exist. ” Leo A., co-founder of Spicy Rocket.

The goal of this startup is to become the digital muscle of all these companies by providing them with tools allowing them to sell on the Internet (integrated baskets), to generate content (blog module) and to position themselves in the search engines ( SEO optimization of their websites). ). In addition to offering other tools that will help these companies improve their contact channels with their customers.

Spicy Rocket currently operates in Honduras, El Salvador and Colombia according to a commercial representation model offering packages ranging from $ 50 per year, including website, domain, web hosting, shopping cart, blog. By acquiring any plan, you can start designing your website and publishing it quickly, but if the company needs help designing your website, Spicy Rocket puts you in in contact with freelancers who will help you develop it from 35 USD. In the short term, they plan to enter Mexico and Argentina in order to reach new businesses more quickly and help them develop them.

Xertica, from entrepreneurship to the largest Google Cloud partner in Latin America

The company, founded by Colombian and Peruvian businessmen, has been awarded the Google Cloud Reseller LatAm Partner Award for the third year in a row.

Thanks to the successful implementation and execution of hundreds of projects based on agile solutions that have a positive impact on the leading companies in Latin America, Xertica has again been recognized by Google Cloud, for the third year in a row , with the price Google Cloud Reseller LatAm partner of the year in l & # 39; event Google Cloud Next Partner Summit # 19.

“Over the past year, Xertica has demonstrated its experience in Google Cloud and its commitment to customer success.”said Carolee Gearhart, vice president of global channel sales for Google Cloud.

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Xertica, one of the leading consulting firms and solutions cloud in Latin America, made a total of 368 projects in 2018, with 60,887 users in Latin America. The services he has put in place for his clients include the implementation of digital workspaces, the complete migration of datacenters to the cloud (and the creation of new scalable features for his clients) , as well as improving decision-making processes based on: in the data, among other solutions.

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“Xertica has a unique capability in Latin America to drive digital transformation processes and leverage the benefits and flexibility of the cloud to generate results with a high commercial impact.” We are honored to be awarded Google Cloud for the third time in a row, we remain committed to providing our customers with the best solutions, services and support, and to building the capabilities and experience of our great team across the region. “said Antonio Couttolenc, CEO of Xertica.

“Xertica has a unique capability in Latin America that enables it to manage digital transformation processes and leverage the benefits and flexibility of the cloud to deliver results that have a significant impact on business operations.”

The formula for Xertica’s success was one: go all. The history of the company dates back to the beginning of Google’s presence in Latin America. It began when its founders from three countries decided to join forces to become the partner The largest Google in the region. This, coupled with its aggressive recruitment strategy of the best talent available in Mexico, Colombia and Peru, allowed them to add this award for the third year in a row.

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In addition to providing assurance for the effective implementation of solutions, Xertica also supports its customers’ processes with constant support and advice. The company has developed a technology change management methodology it’s not just about business tools and processes, it’s about the human aspects of that change. This holistic approach has allowed the company to help its customers better manage their digital transformation and maximize the value of their investment.

five cameras and without notch

the Huawei P20 Lite 2019 began to arouse our interest only a few days ago, when a leak made it possible to know its exterior appearance and some of its specifications. New details then appear to contradict some of the above and indicate an even more interesting phone. It is made by the same person, the famous Roland Quandt filter, through a publication in WinFuture in which he claims to have now received all the final data from the device.

Thus, the terminal would not come with a screen of 5.84 inches, but with a more than 6.4 “that follows the trend of the market to large screens.It remains, compared to what we knew, its Internal capacity between 64 and 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM.

A for the four cameras

Yes, there are noticeable changes in one of the most relevant sections of smartphones today: the camera. According to the new information, and in the same way that we can see in the images, this it would be quadruple and not triple, following the wake of the Galaxy A9 with the inclusion of four rear lenses in a mid-range terminal.

In this case, the composition would be distributed by 24, 8, 2 and 2 megapixels, allowing them a great variety of functions when shooting. The presence of a separate lens from the other three – presumably one of the 2 megapixels – makes us think that the model will look like the Honor 20 Pro model, which would aim to include a fourth one to outfit the supermacro of the smartphone.

Its front camera would be perforated in the front panel, which is already common in 2019 and will better leverage the useful surface of the device. It is also expected that its battery is 4000 mAh, instead of the 3000 mAh previously reported.

We Empower Cities launches a program to support Colombian entrepreneurs in partnership with the World Bank

Colombian entrepreneurs can enroll in the program until 24 May 2019.

We empower cities (WEC) to launch its support program for women entrepreneurs in Colombia in an event to be held in Bogotá next April 24. WEC is an accelerator of the local ecosystem that brings together all the actors involved in empowering, accelerating and developing businesses where women play a leading role.

The organization has the strategic support from the national government and the World Bank, who will be represented at the launching ceremony by Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice President from Colombia and Ulrich Zachau, Director from the World Bank to its headquarters in Colombia. In addition, where They will present companies co-founded by women such as Dashfleet, Ualet, Sistegra, Symplifica and Globalwork.

“We want to contribute to Colombia becoming a regional platform where all actors work together to promote the Women-led entrepreneurshipand that it is the engine to increase the competitiveness of the country, “said Andrea Zanon, co-founder of We Empower Cities.

Left, Andrea Zanon, co-founder of We Empower Cities.

EThe program aims to companies from all regions of Colombia that they are at an early stage of growth, that they are evolving and that they are run or run jointly by women. In addition, they should focus on key sectors such as agricultural technologies, innovation, health, smart cities, migration, access to basic resources, among others. In one month, registrations will be closed to the program, which will offer companies support to develop their activities and obtain investments.

“Colombia is a leading country in entrepreneurship e technological innovation at the Latin American level. We want to take advantage of the dynamism and energy of its entrepreneurs to open new participation scenarios in the region, “said Constanza Nieto, co-founder of the organization.

The 6 types of motorized cameras that try to kill the notch

And to reach the perfect front and without any edge has become the main goal in the design of some manufacturers, and they are not all experiences. Both Samsung with the Galaxy S10 and its perforated screen and the latest OnePlus 7 Pro look for the formula.

Let’s see what are all these formats and which one is best placed to impose as the winner while the technology does not overcome the barrier of placing the camera directly behind the screenjust like the fingerprint sensor that proliferated last year.

Pop-up, the least risky

He appeared with Vivo Apex, the first candidate who surprised everyone at the MWC in 2018, which he attended. The idea has attracted attention and NEX is not long in coming, taking advantage of the concept in a final product.

Now this system is the smallest and probably the least vulnerable of all. It simply includes an element, the front camera. The front sensor or sensors are distributed or miniaturized to be embedded in one way or another in its front.

The most relevant of phones with this system is the OnePlus 7 Pro that has just been introduced, and the eternal start-up Take out the chest with the resistance of your system.

The fully equipped module

Oppo is another of the most experienced in this segment and it’s not a coincidence. It is highly likely that Oppo, Vivo and even OnePlus will be under the aegis of BBK Electronics, the telephony giant that controls some of the biggest manufacturers in China – and therefore in the world.

This module came with the Find X, and included all possible sensors in a mobile of its category: front camera, the sensors needed to unlock the face with Face ID and even a double rear camera with icluido flash. They get up and fall in unison.

There is a significant disadvantage, of course, the module reaches its upper corners, subtracting the integrity of the whole that, being fair, was not wasted.

The fin

Pursuing the evolution of this system, Oppo has another design in mind with its Oppo Reno line. A fin which is now much more robust in the face of misfortunes such as just sitting on the phone.

The & # 39; end & # 39; simply, by design, allows the module to return to the inside if there is excessive pressure from the outside. In his analysis, I could mistreat him – moderately – he is resistant in many ways. Of course, it keeps a slack that does not remove all doubts and accumulates dust.

Sliding and rotating

in case there are doubts about the possibility of complicating or designing a more complex system, Samsung has recently introduced the Galaxy A80. There is a completely immersive screen thanks to its rear camera and a slider.

How basically add a rotor to the mixture, which brings all the sensors to the front after sliding them up. This system brings the main camera to the front – with wide angle, ToF sensor and flash included – with the big picture-wise victory that entails. He has the counterpart, yes, of completely expose the mechanism Sliding before twisting, like Find X.

Interestingly, a system very similar to this one has already happened – without slipping – just with the photographic improvements in mind – when nick It was not a problem because the frames were already big and generous in itself-, with the Oppo N1 by 2013. It is not surprising that today they are dragging know how and continue to experiment.

The engine is your hand

There was an alternative to the introduction of all the sensors in this slider, and comes from the hand of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, never better said. The mechanism drag the rest of the screen terminal, battery included, in a design reminiscent of the most daring phones of yesteryear.

As usual and like the other brands that have tried to play with this mechanism, Xiaomi has been quick to make sure that this system is tested for hundreds of thousands of performances.

Flip, flop

The latest addition to the team is the Asus Flip Camera in ZenFone 6, presented last Wednesday. With this system we report the front camera to the main -And double, flash included. In addition, it has curious functions, such as following a subject simply by rotating the module.

As usual also in this type of systems, they have a protection against falls, which quickly recovers the module to avoid being damaged when it detects a fall with an acceleration of 9.8 m / s².

The alternative to the front camera: another screen

Other experiments try to bring the infinite screen of a drawing with as few cracks as possible and avoid moving parts. The problem? Which go through the incorporation of a second screen for selfies this interrupts the experience and adds as much cost as a second space-consuming element.

There are several bets in this segment, such as the Vivo Nex Dual Display, the Nubia X and even the Vivo Apex 2019, which said: goodbye to all kinds of ports and cracks in design they call Super Unibody: from the headphone jack to the charging connector itself.

A step forward in aesthetics, two late in industrial design?

As new camera systems take over an advance in a more purely visual senseI really can not believe they are called to stay. Not even in the medium term.

Simply, between the module and the engine that they take too much space inside the terminals, and they add a further difficulty to more traditional sealing measures. There are new cracks, voids through which water and even high humidity in some designs can cause serious damage.

The mobile industry has just justified the removing the headphone connector for the same reason – although some cheaper models, such as the Pixel 3a or the recent Oppo Reno, show some distance – and in the interest of a larger battery in a similar gap.

I do not see them so clearly for these systems that, in the end, make the phone just as useful – or almost – but potentially thicker and vulnerable.

Softbank Invests $ 1,000 Million in Colombian Start-Up Rappi

the announcement was made this Tuesday, April 30 by a press release

The mega japanese fund Softbank announced a $ 1,000 million investment in the Colombian startup Rappi. The news had been announced in different media between yesterday and today, but the confirmation came from Reuters in your portal. This would be the first The important investment of Softbank through its innovation fund created to invest in Latin American companies based on technology.

In a statement, Mr. Rappi said that with this money he would improve his presence in existing markets and enter new markets.

For its part, Marcelo Claure, Director of Operations at Softbank, I had commented interview with Money Magazine Softbank “was looking for entrepreneurs with a disruptive business model who could challenge to traditional industries using technology. “In addition, he assured that they had already found many companies with these characteristics in Latin America, mentioning Rappi as one of them.

Simón Borrero, Sebastián Mejía and Felipe Villamarin, co-founders of Rappi.

Rappi was founded in 2015 by Simón Borrero, Sebastián Mejía and Felipe Villamarin. The following year, she became the first Latin American start-up to receive an investment from the famous American venture capital fund Andreessen Horowitz, in addition to graduating from Y Combinator’s same year. Eight months ago, Rappi became the first Colombian unicorn after making a valuation of $ 1,000 million after only three years of existence.

Now he is present in five countries of Latin America: Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Peru.

Hodor was about to return to Game of Thrones

One of the most significant, sad and moving moments of Game Of Thrones, without a doubt, it was the death of Hodor in the fifth episode of the sixth season of the series, when the character holds a door to prevent hundreds of deaths from reaching and killing Bran and Meera.

It was a blow for fans of the series who were emotionally investing in the character and at that moment we did not just understand how loyal he was. Bran Starkwe also understood the origin of his name.

If that were not enough, the producers and writers of Game Of Thrones they planned that Hodor come back to the popular series … as part of the army of the dead white walkers commanded by the king of the night.

The art of Game of Thrones, a retrospective series in four books that presents details never seen before, plans to publish its first issue May 28. Vanity Fair He had exclusive access to three images showing plans that did not materialize for his return.

Between the images you can see plans for the first of the seventh season, Dragon stoneor Bran has a vision of King of the night and his army marching towards the wall. Among the undead or the specters is Karsi, the character appeared in season 5 and died in the episode Hardhome. He also appeared Hodor (Kristian Nairn) In fact, producers have avoided the heroes of the series fighting with any of their loved ones turned into zombies.

Unless a totally unexpected surprise for the last episode of the series, the army of the dead will no longer appear, Arya finally he managed to finish with the King of the night during the Battle of Winterfell.

In addition to the book of storyboards made by William Simpson, other copies of the book series, includes the costumes of Michele Claptonand the cinematography of the series, Helen Sloan.