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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

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 …

Chopper Goes Haywire: 4 Injured In Brazil

The Regional Service for the Investigation and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents in Brazil had their hands full with the mystery of why a rescue helicopter literally shook itself to pieces on wednesday of last week. The chopper carried four passengers …

The Netherlands: The Most Active Country On Twitter The Netherlands: The Most Active Country On Twitter
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With expectations that Twitter will cross the threshold of 500 million accounts as soon as later this month, and with their recent modification to how they will treat requests for censorship concerning tweets, what better time than now to take …

Foxconn’s Brazilian iPad Factory To Begin Production As Government Grants Tax Breaks Foxconn’s Brazilian iPad Factory To Begin Production As Government Grants Tax Breaks

Foxconn will soon begin production of iPads in Brazil, as the country has approved specific tax incentives designed to aid Apple’s popular tablet. The Brazilian government will give tax breaks to Foxconn for the production of tablets specified as weighing …

Facebook No Longer Taking A Backseat To Orkut In Brazil Facebook No Longer Taking A Backseat To Orkut In Brazil

Facebook use gained a lot of momentum in Brazil last year, according to new data from comScore. Brazil has been known to be one market where Google’s social network Orkut has actually been successful. Now, Facebook is bigger there too. …

Exploding iPhones: Now A Multi-Continent Problem Exploding iPhones: Now A Multi-Continent Problem

Earlier this week on a flight from Lismore to Sydney, Australia, an iPhone pretty much blew up, or spontaneously combusted – whatever you want to call it, the phone began emitting dense smoke an began glowing red. Luckily, the plane …

Bing-Yahoo Transition Moves Forward In Australia, Brazil, Mexico
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Australia, Brazil, and Mexico have populations of 22.5 million, 190.7 million, and 112.3 million people, respectively.  Which adds up to 325.5 million potential users, all in all.  It’s a big deal, then, that the Bing-Yahoo search transition progressed in these three countries today.

F1 Driver Wins Lawsuit Against Google
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Orkut, Google’s social network that never caught on in America, looks set to cost the company some money in Brazil.  Google’s lost a lawsuit brought against it by Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello.

The lawsuit revolved around several fake profiles set up in Barrichello’s name.  They ridiculed him for being second driver (or more specifically, second fiddle) to Michael Schumacher, and Google wasn’t quick to take the profiles down, despite being notified.

Facebook, Twitter Tally Impressive Gains In Brazil

So as not to mislead anyone, we’ll be clear from the start: Facebook’s nowhere close to overtaking Orkut in terms of unique visitors in Brazil.  But new comScore stats at least show that Facebook is growing at an amazing rate, and Twitter’s doing well for itself in the country, too.

Facebook saw its user base increase by 479 percent in the last year, according to comScore, which means its audience has gone from roughly 1.5 million visitors in August of 2009 to 8.9 million in August of this year.  Not bad.

Street View Set To Cover All Seven Continents
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Sometime today, Street View fans should be able to take in sights on all seven continents for the first time ever.  Coverage of Brazil and Antarctica will make this possible, and images of Ireland are supposed to become available, to boot.

Yahoo to Make Mobile Presence Felt in Brazil

Yahoo announced a partnership with TIM Brasil, one of Brazil’s largest mobile carriers. The partnership will see Yahoo powering the search experience on TIM’s mobile portal. Yahoo will also provide links to various Yahoo mobile services.

Twitter Use Taking Off In Many Foreign Markets

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) has just released a report on Twitter’s explosive growth worldwide. The comScore study found that in June 2010, about 93 million Internet users visited Twitter.com. This is an overall increase of 109 percent over last year. Indonesia reported the highest number of users, with 20.8 percent of Internet users in Indonesia visiting Twitter.com in June of 2010, followed by Brazil and Venezuela.