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Latvian Inforg.am buys Brazilian data-visualization blog Visualoop

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Infogr.am has announced its purchase of Visualoop, one of the leading data-visualisation blogs in Brazil. Visualoop writes about info graphs and data-visualisation in English and Portuguese.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe exact price of the business acquisition deal is not revealed.

«Our goal is to make Visualoop the leading news media in the world in terms of data-visualisation,» – says founder and CEO of Infogr.am Uldis Leiterts. «This business deal will strengthen our presence in Brazil. Cooperation with capable media will improve the position held by Infogr.am and contribute to the mission to increase interest toward data-visualisation in the world.»

Starting December 3rd, Infogr.am will start offering services in Portuguese. The service is also available in English and Japanese. Latvian, Russian and French will be added to the list of available languages before the end of 2014.

«I believe the sphere of data-visualisation will benefit from a strong and independent media. Infogr.am will never tell Visualoop what it should and should not write,» – adds Leiterts.

An independent editors council has been formed in order to provide editorial independence. This council consists of three journalists – Alberto Cairo (USA), Mariana Santos (Portugal) and Santiago Ortiz (Columbia). The council will be managed by the founder of Visualoop Tiago Veloso.

Visualoop was founded in 2010. It is currently available in English and Portuguese languages. Visualoop’s target audience includes journalists, editors, teachers and students of the following disciplines: design, history of arts, journalism, informatics and marketing.

In February 2014 Infogr.am received investments in Latvia worth EUR 1.34 million. The international team of Infogr.am currently has more than 30 people.

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