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Rdio inks deal to license UK music, but doesn't offer up a visit date

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One of those other music subscription services has inched towards British shores, announcing a licensing deal with PRS for Music, a not-for-profit organization representing around 85,000 songwriters and music publishers. The San Francisco-made music service has already launched across Europe, the US and Brazil, but still remains out of...
Rdio inks deal to license UK music, but doesn't offer up a visit date

Apple sued for iPad 'planned obsolescence' in Brazil

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MacMagazine.com.br has reported that the Brazilian Institute of Politics and Law Software (IBDI) has sued Apple, claiming that Apple has introduced planed obsolescence and implements unfair business practices in regards to the iPhone 4. According to the suit, Apple could have implemented all of the features in the third-generation iPad,...
Apple sued for iPad 'planned obsolescence' in Brazil

Did Sony's latest PlayStation 3 redesign just get outed by Brazil's Anatel?

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Remember that mysterious new PS3 variant that passed through the FCC not too long ago? Although that listing didn't have photos to confirm a redesign, a new one has hit Anatel (essentially Brazil's version of the FCC) with a quartet of pictures in tow. Specifically, it cites models CECH-4011A,...
Did Sony's latest PlayStation 3 redesign just get outed by Brazil's Anatel?

Brazil jails Google chief for not removing YouTube videos

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The Latin American country demands that the Web giant take down videos denigrating political candidates, as well as the anti-Islam film that sparked protests across the Middle East. [Read more]...
Brazil jails Google chief for not removing YouTube videos

Brazilian court forbids mobile carriers to sell phones when tied to a contract

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Mobile operators in Brazil are now forbidden to sell phones that are tied to a one-year contract, the Brazilian tech blog Conteúdo Nerd reports. This is the result of a court decision announced last Friday, which will see disobeying companies pay a hefty daily fine of R$50,000 (US$25,100). According to...
Brazilian court forbids mobile carriers to sell phones when tied to a contract

Apple Loses iPhone Trademark Exclusivity In Brazil As Regulator Delivers Its Ruling

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Apple has officially lost exclusive rights over the use of the iPhone trademark in Brazil, according to the BBC. The news was telegraphed earlier via a leak that said Brazil’s regulatory body was planning to side with IGB Electronics S.A. in the case and revoke Apple’s exclusive ownership of the term “iPhone”...
Apple Loses iPhone Trademark Exclusivity In Brazil As Regulator Delivers Its Ruling

Google Street View travels to Brazil, Mexican historical sites

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Google says that it has expanded its imagery for Brazil and included some historical sites for those looking through Mexico Street View photos. [Read more]...
Google Street View travels to Brazil, Mexican historical sites
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Would Apple be hurt by a strike at Foxconn Brazil?

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Workers at Foxconn's Brazil plant could strike next week, but such an action is unlikely to affect the supply of Apple products at this point. [Read more]...
Would Apple be hurt by a strike at Foxconn Brazil?

An Amazing World Spoiled On A Generation Of Idiots: The Funniest Things Anyone Has Ever Said About Tech

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Technology is funny. We've got proof of that on video. Cell phones, the Internet, Facebook and most definitely Twitter is the stuff of great jokes. Now add aging parents, Google,  Microsoft and lawmakers. A word of caution. A few of the videos that follow contain some salty language. Sensitive ears...
An Amazing World Spoiled On A Generation Of Idiots: The Funniest Things Anyone Has Ever Said About Tech
Xbox Live Gold 'unlocked' this weekend: free multiplayer for select regions, Amazon Instant Video access for US

iPad mini production begins...in Brazil?

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Japanese blog Makotakara claims that their sources indicate that iPad Mini production has begun in the Far Western country of Brazil by China-based Foxconn. This comes coincidentally within hours of the rumored iPad mini invite/announcement/launch date news. One interesting note: That sometimes-rumored backside mic port is not on these according...
iPad mini production begins...in Brazil?

Twitter Just Partnered With Google's Huge Russian Competitor (GOOG)

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Twitter has partnered with Yandex, the Russian web search giant, to include tweets in Yandex's search results, reports TechCrunch. This could potentially be a new source of revenue for Twitter -- Yandex described it as a licensing arrangement and Microsoft paid Twitter $30 million for a similar deal. Yandex...
Twitter Just Partnered With Google's Huge Russian Competitor (GOOG)

The First Firefox Phone Will Launch This Summer In Five Countries

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Mozilla, the company that makes the Firefox Web browser, will begin selling phones running its new mobile operating system this summer in five countries: Venezuela, Poland, Brazil, Portugal, and Spain. Why the slow rollout? Speaking at AllThingsD's Dive Into Mobile conference today, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said Firefox OS will...
The First Firefox Phone Will Launch This Summer In Five Countries

Lenovo's Q1 shows 'record high' market share, profits up 30 percent to $141 million

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After delivering an overachieving laptop, Lenovo has delivered financial results that also exceeded expectations, producing $8 billion in revenue and $141 million net profit. Those figures are up 35 and 30 percent respectively over last year, which the company has chalked up to a higher than ever market share...
Lenovo's Q1 shows 'record high' market share, profits up 30 percent to $141 million

Chinese Tech Titans Eye Brazil

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Big Chinese consumer-technology companies are dominant at home, but they have struggled overseas. Now, in an attempt to change that, they are charging into Brazil and other emerging markets. The Chinese like emerging markets because, for a change, they don’t have to start way behind established American companies. By moving...
Chinese Tech Titans Eye Brazil

Brazil to Arrest Google's Local Chief

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A judge has ordered the arrest of the president of Google's operations in Brazil for failure to remove You Tube videos that attacked a mayoral candidate....
Brazil to Arrest Google's Local Chief

DealBook: Sequoia Capital Said to Be Expanding to Brazil

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By setting up a regional office, likely in São Paulo, Sequoia Capital would be the latest Silicon Valley stalwart to tap into the region’s growing economy....
DealBook: Sequoia Capital Said to Be Expanding to Brazil
Chinese firm looks to block iPad sales across the globe

Twitter Is In Trouble In Brazil Because Drivers Are Tweeting To Avoid The Cops

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Twitter has a problem in Brazil — the government is suing the company for nearly $300,000 because citizens have been using it to avoid traffic controls, The Next Web reports. This also means that, yes, Brazilians have successfully been using Twitter to get around police presence on roads, like...
Twitter Is In Trouble In Brazil Because Drivers Are Tweeting To Avoid The Cops

Google to block YouTube video in Brazil after losing court appeal

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Google said it had no choice but to block a political video in Brazil, after it lost a court appeal....
Google to block YouTube video in Brazil after losing court appeal

Payleven launches person-to-person card payments in Europe

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Germany-based card payments startup Payleven is going to make its chip-and-PIN service available to individuals, the company said on Wednesday.Payleven offers a similar mobile card payments service as the U.S. based Square. Up until now, Payleven's chip-and-PIN service was only available to small merchants but as of Wednesday Payleven...
Payleven launches person-to-person card payments in Europe

Olympus May Have Breached Corruption Law

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Olympus said it has informed the U.S. Department of Justice of possible expense accounting irregularities in a doctor training program in Brazil that could test the rules of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act....
Olympus May Have Breached Corruption Law

BBC News - Brazil launches international TV station for Africa

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BBC News - Brazil launches international TV station for Africa

Zendesk Brings Customer Support To 20K Businesses, Gets Localized In 11 Languages

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Online customer service company Zendesk is announcing a new feature that could help its customers achieve their global ambitions. Specifically, Zendesk is announcing 11 fully localized versions of its product, in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian-Portuguese, Spanish, and both simplified and traditional Chinese. To be clear, Zendesk...
Zendesk Brings Customer Support To 20K Businesses, Gets Localized In 11 Languages

Foxconn embarks on Brazilian, Chinese expansion plans [u]

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(Updated with denial of Brazilian plans) Foxconn is planning to build five extra factories in Brazil, according to São Paulo's Secretary of Planning and Development of the State, Julio Semeghini. Each is expected to be manned by about 1,000 workers, and produce iPads, notebooks, and general electronics. The actual locations...
Foxconn embarks on Brazilian, Chinese expansion plans [u]

Google uses humor to promote Google Ads in Brazil with new animated campaign

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Google has launched a funny campaign to promote its Google Ads products in Brazil, the Brazilian blog Brainstorm9 reports. Co-created by the agencies Pepper Melon and Ño Empire, it consists of 5 commercials that feature animated characters struggling with the demands of online advertising. While the ads are in Brazilian Portuguese with English subtitles,...
Google uses humor to promote Google Ads in Brazil with new animated campaign

Brazilian court orders arrest of Google official over YouTube video

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A court in Brazil has ordered the arrest of a Google executive after the company refused to take down videos that criticized a candiate for mayor of the city of Campo Grande. According to the Associated Press, the court ordered the arrest of Google executive Fabio Jose Silva Coelho because...
Brazilian court orders arrest of Google official over YouTube video

Brazil, Turkey and Iran: Not just any deal will do

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Brazil, Turkey and Iran: Not just any deal will do

Analyst: Apple may have to pay for 'iPhone' name in Brazil

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Gradiente SA, a company selling an out-of-date and inexpensive Android knockoff of the iPhone with the same brand name has indicated it is willing to deal with Apple if the company wants to license the iPhone name back from them. The company filed for and won the right to the...
Analyst: Apple may have to pay for 'iPhone' name in Brazil
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