All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Brazil’

Twitter Moments Expands Into Second Country

Twitter Moments Expands Into Second Country

Twitter announced that it is launching Moments in Brazil. This is only the second country after the United States to get the feature. Today, @twittermoments comes to Brazil! Parabens! https://t.co/PRpeSCrzUl — Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) November 17, 2015 O #MomentsBrasil chegou! Atualize seu app. Estamos liberando a ferramenta gradativamente: https://t.co/uHYDHVXxN6 pic.twitter.com/5lkFOq3Q4e — Moments Brasil (@momentsbrasil) November 17, 2015 Twitter launched Moments early …

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Amber Heard Cries While Helping Needy Brazilians

Amber Heard and her new-ish husband, Johnny Depp, did a little giving back on Thursday while in Brazil. Johnny Depp and his band, the Hollywood Vampires, were attending the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro when Johnny and Amber Heard decided to do something for the people of the city. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard partnered with …

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Joe Jackson Laid Up in Brazil After Stroke, Heart Attacks Make Him Miss His Own Birthday PArty

Joe Jackson is still in Brazil, laid up in intensive care after he suffered a stroke and three heart attacks. Doctors are funny about allowing you to fly after you’ve had a pacemaker installed, so Joe could be convalescing in the land of Carnivale for a while. Joe Jackson’s publicist said Joe’s heart stopped beating for 10 seconds in the …

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Joe Jackson, Father of Michael and Janet, in Brazil Hospital After Stroke

Joe Jackson may be more popular in Brazil than he is in the United States. While the patriarch of the Jackson family of musicians has had to battle a public perception of him as an abusive father and opportunistic promoter, he seems to love going to Sao Paulo, where he is welcomed with open arms. In fact, Joe Jackson headed …

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Andressa Urach In ICU Due To Botched Butt Implant

Andressa Urach, runner up in the 2012 ‘Miss Bumbum’ pageant in Brazil, was hospitalized Saturday, due to a botched procedure intended to enhance her buttocks and thighs. Urach, 27, is said to be in “serious condition” in a hospital in the southern city of Porto Alegre. The Brazilian ingenue developed an infection following a procedure to remove a gel-like substance …

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Commence Your ‘Steve Jobs Is Alive’ Theories

You can add Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to the list of dead people that could possibly be alive because they’ve been spotted but are also totally not alive (except in the hearts of fans, of course). Like Biggie, Tupac, Elvis, and Wilford Brimley, Jobs, reportedly deceased since 2011, has been sighted in a foreign country. A redditor posted this selfie …

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Fifa World Cup: Winners And Losers

Well, that’s all she wrote for the 2014 World Cup. It has been a crazy one, hasn’t it? I don’t think it played out one bit like ANYONE predicted. Did you predict an Argentina vs Germany final? Did you predict Brazil’s humiliating crash and burn? Did you predict Luis Suarez taking a bite out of someone? Well…maybe we should have …

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Gisele Bundchen Unveils World Cup Trophy

Gisele Bundchen unveiled the World Cup trophy in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The supermodel and wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was no doubt beyond disappointed that the trophy wasn’t going to her homeland team–Brazil–but that certainly hasn’t stopped her from having lots of fun. It was just prior to the start of the World Cup final …

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Google Shuts Down Orkut After Ten Years

Google announced on Monday that it is shutting down is original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. Orkut never quite caught on in our neck of the woods, but was pretty popular in Brazil at one point, with Facebook finally overtaking it in that country two years ago. Apparently there’s not even enough of an active user …

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Mick Jagger: Brazilians Claim He Is A World Cup Jinx

According to Brazilian soccer fans, Mick Jagger is a “pe-frio.” In the United States pe-frios are known as jinxed or cursed. Some would just call them bearers of bad luck. Brazilians may like the music of The Rolling Stones, but they don’t want Jagger to root for their team, because they don’t want his apparent horrid luck to ruin their …

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World Cup Standings: Week One’s Winners And Losers

Well, the first week of the much anticipated World Cup is over. After a thrilling series of games, some teams rose to the occasion while others…flopped. The winners and losers emerging from Week 1 are in some cases expected and in other cases quite shocking. Winner: The United States The big winner of week one (for entirely unbiased reasons, I …

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World Cup 2014: Who Are The Dark Horses?

With the FIFA World Cup a little over a week away, excitement over the event is building to a fever pitch. Everyone is prepping for the drama, thrills, and surprises that are typically found in World Cup game fixtures. As football fans try and guess which teams are most likely to advance beyond the group stage, some national teams have …

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Here’s an Insane, Ballsy Selfie from Atop Christ the Redeemer

Cristo Redentor, known to the English-speaking world as Christ the Redeemer, is a giant statue of Jesus Christ located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue itself is nearly 100 feet tall, stands atop a 26-ft tall base, which is itself positioned at the peak of the 2,300-ft Corcovado mountain. Or if measurements aren’t your thing–it’s really freaking tall. And …

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Prince Harry: His South American Tour

Prince Harry is headed to South America in June for some fun and some official commitments, too. He will spend a total of seven days in both Chile and Brazil. Since England is competing in the World Cup campaign in Brazil, Harry will take part in the festivities–cheering the team on as they take on Costa Rica. And according to …

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Brazil Olympics Prep Off To A Bad Start

The Brazil Olympics are set to take place in Rio in 2016. While the Summer Olympics may be two years away, it’s only just enough time to make sure the city is ready to host people from all over the world. The only problem is that Brazil is hosting another huge sporting event this year and those plans are already …

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Gisele Audited by IRS After Listed as Forbes’ Highest-Paid Model

Brazilian supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, was recently reviewed by the IRS after making “The World’s Highest-Paid Models of 2013” list on Forbes. According to Forbes, the 33-year-old earned $42 million last year and “replaced Beyoncé as the face of H&M, reportedly beat out Rihanna for Chanel and took over David Yurman from Kate Moss.” This assessment obviously comes at a time when taxes …

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Woman Mugged On TV In Ironic Fashion

When complaining about the lack of police protection for citizens, few things can drive the point home quite like being robbed on the air. This actually happened to a woman while she was ranting away to Brazilian station TV Globo on Wednesday near Rio de Janeiro’s main train station. She was asked to voice her opinion about the high level …

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Janelle Monáe Wants To Change The Meaning Of Sexy

Brazil and Janelle Monáe. What a perfect combination. Both are physically stunning, they both produce a warm and inviting energy, and they both give off a good feeling that you’d like to pocket and carry around with you forever. Which is probably why Pepsi made Monáe its featured artist for its global 2014 futbol campaign entitled Now is What You …

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David Beckham Warned of Genital Devouring Fish

While filming a 90-documentary concerning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil for the BBC, soccer superstar David Beckham was advised by producers to stay clear of the Amazon river, to avoid the feared and genital-attacking Candiru fish. Also called the “vampire fish,” the Candiru swims into the urethras of its hosts, and commences to feed on blood meals. The process …

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Brazil No-Fly Zones for World Cup: With a Catch

Brazil’s Air Force has established no-fly zones around the stadiums hosting the 64 soccer games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup taking place July 12-13. A four mile perimeter has been set around each stadium, and the suspensions will begin one hour before each game, and last 4-5 hours, though takeoffs are permitted. Planes cannot land at any of the …

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FIFA World Cup 2014: Will Brazil Be Ready?

Brazil will be hosting the next FIFA World Cup, but many are wondering if they will be ready in time, as there are less than 3 months left before the event is scheduled to begin. Cuiaba, the capital city of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, is filled with unfinished structures that were supposed to be done last December. Reports also say …

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Brazilian FCC Leaks Amazon Game Controller

It’s been rumored for a while now that Amazon has been working on a set-top box/game console. While details are on the actual set top box itself are scarce, a new leak has pretty much confirmed that Amazon is entering the market soon. ZatzNotFunny reports that Brazil’s version of the FCC, Anatel, has posted images of an Amazon game controller. …

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Rio Garbage Strike Poses Problems After Annual Carnival Celebration

The yearly Carnival celebrations ended on Wednesday, but for the residents of Rio de Janeiro, the traces of the revelry remain—literally. The trash collectors are on strike and it has been five days since anyone saw an emptied bin. Neighborhoods are beginning to smell, and heaps of refuse line the streets. The local authorities are having a hard time explaining …

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GoDaddy Expands To Latin America

Emerging markets are where it’s at these days. While there’s still plenty of small businesses in mature markets in the U.S. and Western Europe, companies are now targeting small businesses in emerging markets to take advantage of the explosive growth these countries are seeing. GoDaddy announced today that it will begin to target small businesses in Latin America with a …

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Twitter Adds Australia And Brazil To Alert System

The social networking website Twitter is a simple yet effective way to get the word out about what is on your mind, a photo that you have recently taken, or the announcement of a product. With so many people currently active on Twitter, it is also a great way to send out notifications and alerts from various information-based systems and …

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UFC: Silva Recovering From Injury; Return Unsure

UFC watchers were stunned last night as they watched Anderson Silva’s leg shatter while throwing a kick. The anticipated mixed martial arts rematch between former champion and record holder Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman got off to an exciting start, with Weidman dominating early. The fight almost ended in the first round with a massive right punch by Weidman that …

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Ronaldinho Most Likely Loses Hopes of 2014 World Cup

In 2005,international soccer star Ronaldinho was living large. In that year, Ronaldinho won his second consecutive FIFA World Player of the Year Award. Prior to those individual successes, Ronaldinho had led Brazil to a World Cup win in 2002. Since 2005, however, Ronaldinho’s career has been on a downward spiral. In 2006, Ronaldinho and the Brazilians disappointed their fans by …

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FIFA World Cup: U.S. Draws ‘Group Of Death’

The U.S team will face tough competition in the first round of the 2014 World Cup. The team wound up in the ‘group of death‘, comprising of Ghana, Portugal and Germany. Soccer analysts say it would be a big accomplishment if the U.S. progress to the next level.  Ghana had eliminated the U.S. in the last two World Cups while …

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World Cup Pots Announced; US Potentially Doomed

The draw for the 2014 World Cup pots will happen on Friday in Brazil, the host country for the event. However, in a press conference which demonstrates once again why Americans aren’t in love with the most popular sport in the world, the final draw pot allocations were announced today. In looking at the potential match-ups the US could find …

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Netflix Will Launch More Exclusive Content In Brazil As It Grows Its Subscriber Base

Netflix launched in Brazil and Latin America a little over two years ago. The company has reportedly seen significant growth rates in the region. It has also been engaged in a massive ad campaign in the region, having published more online display ads in Brazil and Mexico than any other marketer earlier this year. Today, based on words from Netflix …

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