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

World Cup Pots Announced; US Potentially Doomed World Cup Pots Announced; US Potentially Doomed
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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 …

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

Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres Undergoes Another Emergency Surgery Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres Undergoes Another Emergency Surgery
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Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres has undergone a second emergency surgery in as many weeks. On the heels of an appendectomy in Mexico City in mid-September, Torres found himself back in the hospital with severe abdominal pain. The result: emergency …

Free-To-Play FIFA PC Game Coming to Brazil & Russia Free-To-Play FIFA PC Game Coming to Brazil & Russia

Publisher EA this week announced that it will soon release a free-to-play version of its popular FIFA video games – but only for Brazil and Russia. FIFA World will be out for PC in those countries sometime in November. FIFA …

Decapitated Referee: Soccer Ref Beheaded in Brazil Decapitated Referee: Soccer Ref Beheaded in Brazil
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A soccer match in Brazil has ended badly. Long story short: A referee flags a player; player gets ticked off and fights the referee; the referee breaks out a knife and stabs the player in self-defense; the player dies; the …

Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S. Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S.

China is expected to overtake the U.S. at the top global smartphone market sometime in 2013, and some metrics show that it has already happened. Now, analysts are predicting that other emerging countries could rise to become top smartphone markets …

This ‘iphone’ From Brazil Runs Android, Much To Apple’s Chagrin This ‘iphone’ From Brazil Runs Android, Much To Apple’s Chagrin

Most of us know the iPhone to be Apple’s prized smartphone – the device that ushered in the current mobile era we’re experiencing. Unfortunately for Apple, a different company has the rights to the “IPHONE” name in Brazil. That company …

Carnaval Celebrated With Google Doodle in Brazil Carnaval Celebrated With Google Doodle in Brazil

Google has a doodle on its Brazil home page today, celebrating Carnaval (Carnival). Google regularly celebrates Carnaval from Feb 7-12. For the third year in a row, YouTube is streaming events. In a post on February 4, Google wrote: What …

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. …