Brazil Looking to Standardize on USB-C for Phone Chargers

Brazil is investigating the possibility of mandating USB-C for phone chargers, the latest country to consider such measures.

Brazil Poised to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Currency

Brazil is poised to follow in El Salvador’s footsteps and adopt bitcoin as a legal currency.

Brazilian Carriers Not Keen On Excluding Huawei

Brazilian carriers are rejecting an invitation to meet with a US official who has been pushing for Brazil to exclude Huawei.

US Warns Brazil Over Looming Huawei Decision

US officials are not letting up on their campaign to isolate Huawei, as they are now threatening Brazil with “consequences” if the country chooses Huawei.

Facebook Suffers Setback As Brazil Suspends WhatsApp Payments

Facebook’s plans for WhatsApp have suffered a setback as Brazil’s central bank has suspended payments within the app.

Facebook Integrates Payments Into WhatsApp

For the first time, Facebook has added the ability to send and receive money to WhatsApp.

Brazil Sides With Apple In iPhone Throttling Case

Brazilian courts have sided with Apple against accusations the company improperly throttled the performance of iPhones with weak batteries.

Judges Orders Facebook To Hand Over Data About Possible Privacy Issues

According to The Wall Street Journal, “a Massachusetts judge has ordered Facebook to turn over data about thousands of apps that may have mishandled its users’ personal information.” In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has faced ongoing…

Brazil Fines Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Bloomberg is reporting that Brazil has levied a $1.6 million fine on Facebook for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fine is the result of an investigation that began in April 2018, finding that Facebook illegally shared data…

Ericsson Investing Over $230 Million in Brazil 5G Assembly Line

Reuters is reporting that Ericsson is on the verge of investing $238.30 million in an assembly line in Brazil dedicated to 5G technology. Latin America is a competitive market for 5G suppliers, with China recently expressing confidence Huawei would be…

China Confident Brazil Will Choose Huawei For Its 5G Mobile Network

Huawei has come under fire from countries throughout the West, with allegations the telecommunications equipment company engages in spying for the Chinese government. The United States, Britain, Australia and Germany have expressed concern in some cases, and gone as far…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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,…