New realities Risks in the virtual world

October 11, 2018

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Abril

The Abril Group is one of Latin America's largest and most influential communications conglomerates, providing information, education and entertainment to practically all segments of the Brazilian public.Abril was founded in 1950 by Victor Civita and today employs approximately 7,400 people. It is actively engaged in magazine publishing, online content and services, broadband Internet, database marketing and segmented TV.Abril publications sell close to 164 million copies a year and reach a total of 22 million readers. Seven of the country's ten biggest magazines are ours, led by Veja, Brazil's largest magazine and the world's best-selling weekly newsmagazine outside the US.

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VIRTUALIZATION

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Abril

The Abril Group is one of Latin America's largest and most influential communications conglomerates, providing information, education and entertainment to practically all segments of the Brazilian public.Abril was founded in 1950 by Victor Civita and today employs approximately 7,400 people. It is actively engaged in magazine publishing, online content and services, broadband Internet, database marketing and segmented TV.Abril publications sell close to 164 million copies a year and reach a total of 22 million readers. Seven of the country's ten biggest magazines are ours, led by Veja, Brazil's largest magazine and the world's best-selling weekly newsmagazine outside the US.

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