cuba · Developing markets

Will ending the embargo with Cuba help your business?

@startupjames

December 17th, 2014

I am curious about people's thoughts on President Obama beginning to make changes in our countries relationship with Cuba?  Will your business be starting to market to the developing technology infrastructure as well as a public that want's to know what is on the web besides their current limited capabilities. 

There has been arguments lately similar to what has been voiced over doing business with China. That being said market welcomes the alibaba ipo with open arms. What are your thoughts? 
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ALICIA JUARRERO Visiting Research Professor at University of Miami

December 17th, 2014

I am completely in favor of and thank Obama for the announced changes. They do not go into effect until after the regs are issued, so we we will have to wait for those details. Insofar as nonprofit academic efforts such ad mine go a lot will also depend on 1) the promised but unspecified changes in the Cuban govt own policies regarding accessibility and cost of internet connectivity, and availability of broadband, to which no private citizen has access. All private internet connection is dialup, even when authorized. And 2) changes in Cuban policies regarding private, independent consulting or other academic or professional services, which for the most part have as yet to be liberalized.

George Garrick CEO at mobeam inc.

December 17th, 2014

Nothing else he's doing is working so at least he is maybe going to get Cohibas back in the US. At least that's some kind of legacy.