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Twitter Plans New Office in Brazil Twitter Plans New Office in Brazil
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Twitter is planning a big move to the eighth largest city (by population) in the world. According to a report from Reuters, Twitter is planning on opening up an office in Brazil’s biggest city, Sao Paulo. “We believe our new …

IPHONE Launches In Brazil As An Android Device IPHONE Launches In Brazil As An Android Device
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The iPhone 5 just recently launched in Brazil last week as Apple’s flagship device made its way into 50 more countries around the world. At the same time, a local Brazilian electronics manufacturer is going to compete with the iPhone …

Amazon (Appropriately) Opens Up Kindle Store in Brazil Amazon (Appropriately) Opens Up Kindle Store in Brazil

Today, Amazon makes another move in global expansion with a launch in one of the biggest countries in the world (and their likely namesake destination) -Brazil. Starting today, amazon.com.br is the new home to 1.4 million Kindle books priced in …

This Terrifying Corpse Prank Guarantees I’ll Never Ride an Elevator in Brazil This Terrifying Corpse Prank Guarantees I’ll Never Ride an Elevator in Brazil

Remember that terrifying elevator prank that went mega-viral last week? With over 40 million views to date, that creepy screaming girl has definitely caused some nightmares. Now, those pranksters are back with an even more terrifying elevator prank. This time, …

Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers? Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers?
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In case you haven’t been following, Google has been battling traditional media publishers in a number of countries for years. Publishers want Google to pay to license their content so they can point to it in search results. In Brazil, …

Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right? Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right?
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The story is old, but it is ongoing. It’s the same argument that’s been around for years, but it’s reaching a boiling point, and it’s doing so at a time when the flow of news is coming from more directions …

The Latest On Google’s Battle With Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links The Latest On Google’s Battle With Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links
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A week ago, we wrote about the battles Google is facing with publishers, specifically in France and Brazil. In France, lawmakers have poposed a law which would require search engines like Google to pay publishers to license content just so …

Google Caves, Will Block Contested YouTube Video in Brazil Google Caves, Will Block Contested YouTube Video in Brazil
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After running out of appeal options, Google’s Director in Brazil Fabio Coelho has announced that Google will in fact block access to certain disputed videos in the country. Coelho had a pretty personal stake in the drama that played out …

Google’s President of Operations Arrested in Brazil over YouTube Spat, According to Reports [UPDATED] Google’s President of Operations Arrested in Brazil over YouTube Spat, According to Reports [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: Google has not commented on Coelho, but a spokesperson told me that they are taking action on the ruling to remove the aforementioned videos: “Google is appealing the court’s decision to remove a video from YouTube because, as a …

Buscapé Implies Google Breached Ruling From Brazilian Court Buscapé Implies Google Breached Ruling From Brazilian Court

According to a court document, a Brazilian court recently rejected claims by shopping comparison site Buscapé that Google is a monopoly, and essentially does not conduct its business in a way that is fair to competitors. We talked about this …

Brazil Judge Orders Arrest of Google President of Operations over Video Removal Request Brazil Judge Orders Arrest of Google President of Operations over Video Removal Request

In another international case of countries attempting to hold companies responsible for “offensive” content hosted by one of their sites, a Brazilian judge has actually ordered the arrest of one Google employee. On Monday, Judge Flavio Peren ordered the arrest …

Court Finds That Google Is Not A Monopoly. Agree? Court Finds That Google Is Not A Monopoly. Agree?
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In June, we asked readers if they think Google is a monopoly or if people just prefer it. We got quite a range of answers. The argument hasn’t gone away. In fact, if anything, it’s ramped up more than ever. …

Google+ Is Getting A Lot Bigger In Brazil Google+ Is Getting A Lot Bigger In Brazil
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It wasn’t that long ago that Google ruled social media in Brazil with Orkut. Recently, Facebook overtook Orkut in the country, and dominated the landscape there like it does in most places. Don’t count Google out just yet, however. New …

Google Street View Adds Brazil And Mayan Pyramids To Its Digital Vacation Destinations Google Street View Adds Brazil And Mayan Pyramids To Its Digital Vacation Destinations
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Google’s Street View is one of the best things that the Internet enables. It allows those of us who can’t afford trips around the world to see what the rest of the world looks like. It’s gotten even better over …

Mozilla Bringing Cheap Smartphones To Developing Countries In 2013 Mozilla Bringing Cheap Smartphones To Developing Countries In 2013
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We’ve known since February that Mozilla was working on a mobile OS for smartphones. The non-profit had a goal of creating cheap smartphones that were targeted at markets in developing countries. Those plans are now more concrete as Mozilla has …

HTC Pulls Out Of Brazil, Terminates Plans For HTC One Line HTC Pulls Out Of Brazil, Terminates Plans For HTC One Line

I have a HTC phone and I like it well enough. It’s a good Android phone and has served me well. It seems that Brazil doesn’t have as many fans. A representative from HTC has confirmed to AndroidPIT that the …

Netflix Partners with Twentieth Century Fox Netflix Partners with Twentieth Century Fox

Netflix has just announced a new, multi-year licensing agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The new deal with make available various TV shows and movies to be streamed in Brazil and other parts of Latin America. Netflix launched in …

Brazilian Foxconn Workers Threaten Strike Over Working Conditions Brazilian Foxconn Workers Threaten Strike Over Working Conditions

Workers in Foxconn’s factory in Jundiai, Brazil are threatening to strike over poor working conditions, according to recent reports. The workers claim that Foxconn has not made adequate adjustments to its infrastructure in light of the recent hiring of over …

Facebook Beats Out Google in Brazil Facebook Beats Out Google in Brazil

The Brazilian version of Experian Hitwise has reported that Facebook has passed Google Brazil as the most visited site in that country, five times since April 1st. While it isn’t clear if April Fool’s Day is celebrated in Brazil, the …

Brazilian City Names a Street after Steve Jobs Brazilian City Names a Street after Steve Jobs

In Jundlai, Brazil you can now take a stroll down Steve Jobs Avenue, or in Portuguese, Avenida Steve Jobs. The city offering tribute to the late venture capitalist is home to a Foxconn plant, which is located not far from …

Facebook Leads Brazil’s Social Surge Facebook Leads Brazil’s Social Surge
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Brazil is fast becoming one of the world’s largest internet markets and Facebook is capitalizing on the country’s growing user base. According to a study from comScore, Brazil now ranks as the 7th largest internet market globally and Latin America’s …