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Taxis protest as lawmakers present bill that could legalize Uber
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Taxis protest as lawmakers present bill that could legalize Uber

The Tico Times - April 14, 2016

Hundreds of taxis blocked Second Avenue and the streets surrounding the National Assembly in San José Thursday morning to protest a bill that could legalize Uber in…

Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms
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Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms

The Tico Times - March 11, 2016

The popular language-learning app Duolingo is moving from smartphones into classrooms around Costa Rica. On Monday, trainers from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company showed more than 300 public and…

New bill would OK ride-sharing services beyond Uber in Costa Rica
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New bill would OK ride-sharing services beyond Uber in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 2, 2016

Lawmaker Franklin Corella will present a bill by the end of the month that would regulate ride-sharing services — both for profit and not — that he…

Waze now gives Costa Rica drivers advice on skirting vehicle restrictions
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Waze now gives Costa Rica drivers advice on skirting vehicle restrictions

The Tico Times - January 13, 2016

The popular navigation app Waze released a new option buried in its latest update that claims to help drivers avoid vehicle restrictions in congested San José. [caption…

Snapchat vanishing video viewing hits 6 billion daily
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Snapchat vanishing video viewing hits 6 billion daily

AFP - November 10, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Snapchat on Monday confirmed that six billion vanishing videos are viewed daily at the service in a three-fold surge from early this year. The…

Want to launch an app startup in Costa Rica? Read this first
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Want to launch an app startup in Costa Rica? Read this first

Randall Trejos - October 19, 2015

How many apps do you use regularly? As smart phones become accessible to everyone, app usage increases exponentially. Just consider the following: Mobile apps account for 52%…

People-rating app sparks firestorm
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People-rating app sparks firestorm

AFP - October 1, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO -- Creators of an app that will let people assign ratings to those they know vowed to launch as planned next month despite online outrage at…

Yes, Uber Costa Rica is still illegal, says transport ministry
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Yes, Uber Costa Rica is still illegal, says transport ministry

The Tico Times - September 12, 2015

A legal review by the Public Transportation Council has decided that the ride-hailing service Uber Costa Rica is illegal. The decision came just days after Costa Rica General…

Live photo-sharing app Heygo has roots in Costa Rica
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Live photo-sharing app Heygo has roots in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 1, 2015

Claudio Umaña always wanted to be an entrepreneur, and last year he got his chance. The 36-year-old electrical engineer got a phone call from an old friend…

Costa Rica will not block Uber, says presidency minister
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Costa Rica will not block Uber, says presidency minister

The Tico Times - August 26, 2015

Read more Uber coverage here As Uber rounded out its first five days in Costa Rica, President Luis Guillermo Solís’ administration has so far ruled out any…