Dario San Rafael – Manuel Eduardo Cortez Vallejo, a Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon student who suffers from blindness since age 14, has created two computer programs that facilitate writing and managing the social network Twitter for people with visual disabilities.
TeleSur – Mozilla Firefox browser in Mexico has launched the beta version of its software translated into 22 Mexican indigenous languages, as well as four others from the rest of Latin America.
Biz Journals – Grupo Modelo and its parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, are rolling out a home delivery service for its beers in northern Mexico. ModeloNow will allow consumers to purchase brands such as Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Stella Artois, Modelo Especial and Bud Light Ritas either via an app, through a website or by calling a 1-800 number.
eMarketer – Mexico will be home to 65.1 million internet users – equivalent to 53.8 percent of its population – in 2015, a 9.4 percent year-over-year expansion, eMarketer estimates. A considerable chunk of growth will come in mobile form.
Space Flight Now -The Mexican government says it will collect a $390 million insurance payout after losing an advanced communications satellite Saturday aboard a failed launch of a Russian Proton rocket.
Puente Libre – Students from the Instituto Politpecnico Nacional (IPN) took first place in the most important robotics competition in Europe, “Robotchallenge 2015” which took place in Vienna.
Notisistema – With the intention to strengthen the MEXSAT system, Mexico will launch into orbit two new satellites this year, the first of which will be launched later this month. Mexico currently has a single satellite: the Bicentennial launched 29 months ago.
El Sol de Mexico City – The Citizen Council of the City of Mexico launched the free app “No More Phone Extortion (NoMásXT)” for smartphones, which identifies whether the incoming call is from a number used for extortion.
CNNExpansión – A study on the impact of technology on the lives of children in Latin America found that children in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil are the most active on Facebook on a daily basis.
Marketwire – As part of its $1.2 billion investment to expand cloud services, IBM opened of its first cloud center in Mexico, which is located in Queretaro.
El Economista -The use of gadgets and mobile devices has changed routines in families, as revealed in a study conducted by the Center for Public Opinion of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico.
WebAdictos – The government project Connected Mexico fulfilled its annual goal of connecting more than 65,000 public places with broadband internet during 2014.