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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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Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres Undergoes Another Emergency Surgery

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 gall bladder surgery. The band published the news on their website on September 20. Torres is expected to return to …

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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 World will have more than 600 clubs from more than 30 licensed leagues, including the Russian Football Premier League and …

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Decapitated Referee: Soccer Ref Beheaded in Brazil

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 fans storm the field, decapitate the referee, and stake his head at mid-field. Short story long: In the Brazilian state …

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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 later this decade. Analyst firm ABI Research is now predicting that Russia will be rise to become the 7th-largest smartphone …

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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 is IGB EletrĂ´nica SA (Gradiente), and it applied for the “IPHONE” trademark all the back in 2000. Apple released its …

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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 better way to experience a party the size of Brazil than by connecting to the rhythms and local traditions of …

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Twitter Plans New Office in Brazil

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 office in Brazil will allow us to get closer to the users and show the value of our platform,” the …

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IPHONE Launches In Brazil As An Android Device

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 5 by selling the IPHONE. IGB Electronics SA announced this morning that the company will begin selling the IPHONE in …

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