UOL, the best Internet content
UOL is the main content portal in Brazil since its opening, in April 1996. It has the world's widest content in Portuguese language, and it attracts seven in each ten Brazilian internauts. It has conquered this position due to its history of credibility and innovation.
In its 16 years of existence, UOL has become a synonym of the Brazilian Internet, offering the best content in news, sports and entertainment, besides services and products directed to the needs of the growing Internet audience. Today, it has more than a thousand specific channels, besides dozens of thematic stations.
Updated 24/7, UOL is the major Brazilian company of Internet content and services. According to the research firm Ibope, the portal is the leader in the country, reaching an audience of more than 34.3 million unique visitors, and more than 4.9 billion pageviews per month.
In October 2011, UOL has launched a new homepage, with faster navigation and easier access to the content with mobile phones, tablets and computers. The navigation menu has now a division by themes, to speed the internaut's access to UOL content and products.
A pioneer in the Brazilian Internet, UOL counts on more than 2 million paying subscribers to its access and content services, and products.
UOL offers the widest content available in Portuguese language, with over a thousand channels of news, information, entertainment and services.
Credibility and innovation are the company's values. It has the most comprehensive platform of products and services in the Internet, in the areas of online advertising, communication, e-commerce, hosting and security.
In journalism, UOL unites its own content to that of prestigious sources such as Folha de S.Paulo, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Financial Times, USA Today, BBC and Reuters. Its team of columnists and bloggers includes renowned names such as Juca Kfouri, Maurício Stycer, Inácio Araújo, José Simão, Fernando Rodrigues, Jairo Bauer, Ana Maria Bahiana, Ricardo Perrone, Lucio Ribeiro, Josias de Souza, among several others.
The sports agenda deserves special attention. UOL covers in real time the main sports events in Brazil and around the world, and sports' sidelines. It has also invested in the video coverage. In soccer, the goals are available to internauts minutes after the games. It was also the pioneer in UFC coverage.
UOL TV, a pioneer in the Brazilian Internet, is on the air since 1997, offering more than 500,000 videos. It transmits for free its own content and from partners from paid TV, with the channels Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, VH1, Discovery, TV Cultura, Jovem Pan, Band News, Band Sport and BBC. It also receives content from the public, through the posting channel UOL Plus.
Still in the entertainment field, UOL Games offers information and fun. Launching reviews, discussion forums and online games make of the station an isolated audience leader in its category. UOL Music brings news, lyrics, ciphers and songs to listen, through UOL Radio, made to attend the multiple musical tastes of the internauts, from country to classical, going through all the styles and artists. UOL Television, Celebrities and culture guides also deserve investments by the portal, and attract a lot of attention from the public. Among its partners are Charges, MTV, Vírgula, ClickJogos, Glamurama, JovemPan, Tudo Gostoso, JC Online, Cosmopax and others.
Other audiences that acquired daily attention in the portal's content are children, students and teachers, besides car, fashion, beauty and technology fans.
Internauts may access UOL content through mobile phones. The portal keeps four versions of its mobile portal (simple device, smartphone, iPhone and iPad). It also offers apps for iPhone, iPad, phones and tablets with Android OS.
UOL also proposes several products and services in the areas of interaction, technology, communication, e-commerce, subscribers' attendance.
UOL Chat is the main meeting point in the Brazilian Internet. There are more than 7,500 rooms for online chat, that may host over 70,000 people simultaneously. Moreover, at UOL the public can chat with their favorite artists in the virtual auditoriums.
To communicate with efficiency and security, UOL Mail has easy navigation, with Ajax technology, and aggregates calendar resources, a wide storage capacity, videomail and anti-spam.
UOL Search locates specific content among the more that 3 billion pages of the Internet. An agreement with Google, developer of the world's main search engine, has allowed UOL to potentiate the search of videos, sites, images and maps, among other specific searches offered by the portal.
Interactivity and participation are in UOL Forums, UOL Blog, Photoblog, Photo Album and UOL Plus.
To better plan travels and displacements, UOL Weather, Transit and Maps brings information on the weather, traffic conditions and maps of major Brazilian cities. UOL Trip and UOL Jobs offer plenty of information and offers to help in practical life.
Thinking about solutions in Site Hosting, App Store, Domain Registration, Virtual Store, Hosting Resale and Cloud Computing for companies, UOL Host is one of the main players in the market, and counts on the trustworthiness and scalability of a modern IT structure, composed by one of the larger Data Center networks in Latin America.
At UOL Shopping, the public instantly compares product prices in a large number of stores. Other services that enhance and speed up electronic commerce in the country are PagSeguro, which allows safer transactions for buyers and vendors, and TodaOferta, where anyone can buy and sell on the Internet in a direct and fast way.
Together with the boom of collective shopping in Brazil, UOL has created TodoDesconto and Discount Radar, that offer daily products and services with attractive prices compared to market values.
The portal also maintains an individual attendance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by its Consumer Attendance Service, at the disposal of UOL subscribers, who can also clear any doubt about the company's services.
UOL: quality in content, security and innovation in services and variety in entertainment.
(updated April 2012)