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Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms

On Monday, trainers from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company showed more than 300 public and private school teachers from across San José, Heredia and Cartago how to use the app in their lesson plans during a free training with the Education Ministry and the nonprofit organization Ideas en Acción.

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

Lawmaker Franklin Corella's bill would regulate ride-sharing services — for profit and not — that he said will help address Costa Rica’s congested roads.

Waze now gives Costa Rica drivers advice on skirting vehicle restrictions

The latest version of the app prompts users to enter the last two digits of their license plate number and sets the route “based on your city’s road rationing policy."

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

Despite the government’s opposition to the ride-hailing service, it has yet to decide on an enforcement strategy that would keep Uber vehicles off the road in Costa Rica.

Live photo-sharing app Heygo has roots in Costa Rica

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 from their time together at Intel in Costa Rica with an idea for a smartphone application. Umaña hopped on an airplane and moved to Barcelona, Spain, soon after to get in on the ground floor.

Teachers can’t take cellphones from students, says Costa Rican Education Ministry

Even though students aren't allowed to use cellphones and smartphones in class for personal matters, teachers are now not allowed to take phones away as punishment.

Uber to offer rides in Costa Rica starting under $2

Aspiring Uber drivers carved out a few hours of their Mother’s Day holiday Saturday to learn about the ride-hailing service as it waits for a green light from the government to start operations in Costa Rica. The company could start operating any day.

New Tinder-inspired apps will help you keep your girlfriend … then dump her

In an age when we need phones to remind us to say "happy anniversary," it's little surprise that two new apps — Binder and HeroBoyfriend — have arrived to assist with the whole "relating" part of "relationships."

Costa Rica app attracts Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban’s attention

A new app called “Social Help” developed by a group of Costa Rican entrepreneurs will receive support from U.S. businessmen, including CNBC’s Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban. The application allows interaction with professionals such as doctors via videoconference, text chats and games.

Apple quarterly profit soars on iPhone sales

NEW YORK – Apple on Monday reported a 33-percent rise in its quarterly profit, lifted by robust sales of its iPhones and a jump in revenue from China. The California tech giant said profit rose to $13.6 billion, lifted by sales of 61 million iPhones in the first three months of the year.

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