The development of the Internet in Latin America has not yet peaked and there are several leading e-commerce companies that got together to create ALAI (Latin American Association of the Internet), an international nonprofit civil association, linking companies with three Internet giants: Google, Facebook and Yahoo.
The first 5 organizations selected to begin this project are PedidosYa, Mercado Libre, Despegar, Restorando and Workana …
The association was created with the aim of contributing to the development of Internet in Latin America through public and private policies and promoting innovative projects and encouraging entrepreneurship. Federica Hampe, head of communications of PedidosYa for Latin America, said “it is an honor and a pleasure to be part of the association so as to be closer and share with colleagues the sector issues that we face in the online industry and exchange opinions. We are motivated to have this opportunity to exchange experiences, lessons learned and achievements. “The launching event took place in the House of the Internet in Uruguay (Lacnic) and had the outstanding participation of Vint Cerf, a pioneer and recognized worldwide as “one of the fathers of the Internet” that distinguished the initiative.
In addition, he said that in the coming weeks, the food order giant will have the option to pay online for orders in some restaurants, a system that is already operating in Argentina and Brazil.
Source: Infonegocios/Lucía Etchegoyen