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

Zach Dyer - 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…

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

Zach Dyer - August 17, 2015

Ah, the good old days, when teachers could flip out over flip phones in the classroom. Alas, no more. Costa Rica's daily La Nación reported Friday that…

Uber to offer rides in Costa Rica starting under $2
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Uber to offer rides in Costa Rica starting under $2

Zach Dyer - August 16, 2015

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…

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

Julia Carpenter | The Washington Post - June 23, 2015

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…

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

L. Arias - May 16, 2015

A new app called “Social Help” developed by a group of Costa Rican entrepreneurs will receive support from U.S. businessmen, including Dallas Mavericks’ owner and CNBC’s Shark…

Apple quarterly profit soars on iPhone sales
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Apple quarterly profit soars on iPhone sales

AFP - April 27, 2015

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.…

Smartphone app helps locate, review gas stations in Costa Rica
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Smartphone app helps locate, review gas stations in Costa Rica

L. Arias - February 13, 2015

A study released this week by the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) found that 57 of Costa Rica’s 348 gas stations last year failed to fully comply…

Smartphone taxi service hits Costa Rica
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Smartphone taxi service hits Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - February 3, 2015

Car service mobile apps like Uber have become one of the biggest trends in tech and transportation, and now Costa Rica has its own version: Easy Taxi.…

Why Waze is so incredibly popular in Costa Rica
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Why Waze is so incredibly popular in Costa Rica

Matt McFarland | The Washington Post - October 28, 2014

See also: Waze partners with San José to improve city traffic "It's a nightmare." That's how Eduardo Carvajal describes the Costa Rican way to give an address. "If…

Expat Living
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Waze partners with San José to improve city traffic

Zach Dyer - October 2, 2014

http://youtu.be/RzCKBs5HPms Traffic is notoriously bad in Costa Rica’s capital, San José, but the navigation app Waze thinks it has a solution for the city’s traffic woes. On…

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