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Microsoft will invest $100 million in Rio de Janeiro with new tech center

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Microsoft is set to invest around $100 million USD in Rio de Janeiro over the next four years while the opening of its first advanced technology center in Brazil, Agência Estado reports. The new center will be based in Rio’s port zone, an area known as “Porto Maravilha” due to the...
Microsoft will invest $100 million in Rio de Janeiro with new tech center
Twitter sets up shop in Brazil, a region with lots of potential

How a travel startup partnered with a private sales club to expand beyond Brazil

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The travel flash sales startup Zarpo has expanded to Argentina thanks to a partnership with the local company Geelbe, Zarpo’s co-founder Eloi Dechery announced. Both companies are quite complementary; Geelbe is a generalist private sales platform headquartered in Buenos Aires, which was interested in offering a travel segment to its members. As...
How a travel startup partnered with a private sales club to expand beyond Brazil

Google Art Project adds nearly 2,000 works, from street art to prized photos

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The Google Art Project could be considered a safeguard for culture when it's preserving work that's not just difficult to see, but may disappear at the drop of a hat. Witness Google's latest addition of 30 partners, and almost 2,000 pieces of art, as proof. The collection includes 100-plus...
Google Art Project adds nearly 2,000 works, from street art to prized photos

NASA Launches Global Hackathon Challenge

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NASA is inviting all citizens of planet Earth to take part in a two-day coding marathon next month. Called the International Space Apps Challenge, the idea is to develop software for various purposes to support NASA's mission. It is open to just about anyone interested, including "engineers, technologists, scientists, designers,...
NASA Launches Global Hackathon Challenge
Twitter turns geotagged tweets into art

Yahoo backs new bill to support net neutrality in Brazil

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Today Yahoo announced it is officially supporting the Marco Civil da Internet bill that is expected to be voted through the Brazilian Congress in the coming months. The bill, which was originally conceptualised by professor Ronaldo Lemos, also founder of the Center for Technology & Society, in May 2007, was first drafted...
Yahoo backs new bill to support net neutrality in Brazil

Foxconn expanding by 5 factories to bump Apple production

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The folks at Foxconn have announced plans to expand their production of Apple products by five factories soon, each of them in Brazil. These extra factories will allow them to cater to demand for both iPhones and iPads, but mostly the latter, and will be combining to up their annual...
Foxconn expanding by 5 factories to bump Apple production

Angry Birds Heikki: because F1 and fort-breaking games are like peanut butter and chocolate

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We've seen Angry Birds go into strange places both figurative and literal, but Formula 1 racing? That's a less natural mix than a peanut butter cup. As a way of backing race driver and fellow Finland native Heikki Kovalainen, Rovio has crafted Angry Birds Heikki, a free web game...
Angry Birds Heikki: because F1 and fort-breaking games are like peanut butter and chocolate

This Is Now shows you exactly what's going on in the world through Instagram photos

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I love visualizations that show things within a really neat context, specifically location. A project called “This Is Now” gives you a few major cities in the world to choose from, telling you what time it is right this second, and then streams in a bunch of Instagram photos from...
This Is Now shows you exactly what's going on in the world through Instagram photos

RT @TheDaveHolland "Playing a show in Sao Paulo at 8:00 PM today at Bridgestone Jazz Fest http://artistdata.com/a/xz9" - Nice!

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RT @TheDaveHolland "Playing a show in Sao Paulo at 8:00 PM today at Bridgestone Jazz Fest http://artistdata.com/a/xz9" - Nice!

Populis Blog Network Buying In To Latin America

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Demand Media (NYSE: DMD) rival Populis is continuing to build up its non-English blog network and publishing business through acquisition, this time expanding out of Europe in to Latin America. The Dublin- and Rome-based company is buying Cidade Internet, a Brazilian portal which publishes 10 popular websites and other...
Populis Blog Network Buying In To Latin America

Facebook to set up office in Buenos Aires, poaches yet another Google exec to run it

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Facebook has hired Google’s former sector head of brand solutions in Buenos Aires, Alejandro Zuzenberg, to run its newly-launched sales operations in Argentina, Latin American websites report. The announcement was made today by Facebook’s VP for Latin America, Alexandre Hohagen - yet another executive the company poached from Google. As we reported, Hohagen left...
Facebook to set up office in Buenos Aires, poaches yet another Google exec to run it

HTC confirms it's closing offices in Brazil, halting direct sales as well

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We don't have great news to share with Brazilian Android fans as the week winds to a close. After AndroidPit's initial word, we've since received extra confirmation from a spokesperson that HTC is closing its office in Brazil "after careful analysis of [its] business." The company wouldn't get any...
HTC confirms it's closing offices in Brazil, halting direct sales as well

Werner Vogels on the definition of big data, and the bandwidth of FedEx boxes

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Today at the TNW Latin American conference in Sao Paulo, Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels’ led the morning with a keynote on big data, and how it is best approached. We have a few juicy quotes following this post, in case you missed the talk. A critical component to the lecture...
Werner Vogels on the definition of big data, and the bandwidth of FedEx boxes

German games maker Bigpoint lets go 120 employees

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German online gaming giant Bigpoint has dismissed about 120 employees and is set to close its office in San Francisco, with founder and CEO Heiko Hubertz also set to stand down from the top role. The news, as reported late last night by Games Industry International, Financial Times Deutschland,...
German games maker Bigpoint lets go 120 employees

Brazil: The New Home of Financial Innovation?

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Shared by mangini Uai, a Sarah Xiliquenta Lacy fez as pazes com o Brasil? Brazil is sort of a strange country to throw into the “emerging market” category. It’s not a particularly young country like India or Israel, nor is it a country like China or Russia that embraced capitalism...
Brazil: The New Home of Financial Innovation?

Celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship with the new Google for Entrepreneurs

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Startups and entrepreneurs have the power to build technologies and creative solutions that transform the world and move us forward. Innovation is happening everywhere: There are approximately 400 million entrepreneurs across 54 countries, and 69 million early-stage entrepreneurs offering new products and services. As Google turns 14 this month, we’re...
Celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship with the new Google for Entrepreneurs

iPhone maker Foxconn buys 350 more acres of land in Brazil

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Foxconn has big plans for Brazil and the manufacturing giant just took another big step toward realizing them. Parent company Hon Hai on Friday announced that subsidiary Foxconn CMMSG Industria de Electronicos has purchased more land in Brazil, AFP reports. The transaction with Toulouse Incorporacao will see Foxconn gain approximately 350 acres...
iPhone maker Foxconn buys 350 more acres of land in Brazil

Brazil: Home of the next Mark Zuckerberg?

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Silicon Valley has led the world in innovation and entrepreneurship because of its culture of information sharing and mentoring. No other region in the world is like it. But things are changing. In my travels to countries like India, China, and Chile, I’ve witnessed a noticeable evolution in entrepreneurial culture...
Brazil: Home of the next Mark Zuckerberg?

Airbnb Doubled Number Of Listings In 2012

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Up next for the startup? Fiji Airbnb, the online marketplace which hooks up people renting a room to people looking for a place to crash, more than doubled its number of listings in 2012. The company, according to its website, grew from 120,000 listings at the start of the...
Airbnb Doubled Number Of Listings In 2012

Brazilian court presses Apple to unlock lawyer’s iPhone, bought in the US

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A Brazilian court asked Apple to unlock an iPhone that a Brazilian lawyer had bought in the US, Gizmodo Brasil reports. According to the blog, it all started when Carlo Frederico Müller acquired an iPhone 4 32GB at one of Apple’s Stores in Boston for $699. At the time, Apple wasn’t selling unlocked...
Brazilian court presses Apple to unlock lawyer’s iPhone, bought in the US

Five ways to bootstrap yourself into TNW's Latin America Conference

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TNW’s Latin America Conference is around the corner. In six days the Latin American tech industry comes together in Sao Paulo. We get a huge number of requests for free tickets. Apparently in Brazil people are used to free lunches although the chef still has to cook, pay rent and...
Five ways to bootstrap yourself into TNW's Latin America Conference

Brazil Offering Foreign Startups Visas, Funding

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Startup Brasil is a new program offering foreign tech firms visas and up to $78 million in investment to permanently relocate to Brazil. The Brazilian government is offering foreign companies visas and funding to relocate to South America. Startup Brasil is a new program offering up to $78 million...
Brazil Offering Foreign Startups Visas, Funding

TNW's Daily Dose: Mozilla's devices, Nikon's image sharing space and more

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Nikon’s new image sharing space, Deezer and Spotify expand internationally and Mozilla’s mobile devices. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to get The...
TNW's Daily Dose: Mozilla's devices, Nikon's image sharing space and more

Brazilian Company Launches Android 'iPhones' After Winning Right To Name

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SAO PAULO (AP) -- It's not your Apple's iPhone. A Brazilian company has begun selling smartphones with the iPhone brand after winning the legal right to use the name in Latin America's biggest country. Adding insult to Apple Inc.'s injury, the phone runs on the archrival Android operating system. Gradiente...
Brazilian Company Launches Android 'iPhones' After Winning Right To Name

Google's Brazil Chief Detained In YouTube Case

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Google Inc.'s head of operations in Brazil was detained by the country's federal police Wednesday after the company failed to heed a judge's order to take down YouTube videos that the court ruled violate Brazilian electoral law. The detention came as another court ordered YouTube...
Google's Brazil Chief Detained In YouTube Case

Sequoia Capital said to be expanding to Brazil? Well yes, said by Sequoia.

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Yesterday, The New York Times’ DealBook reported that VC firm Sequoia Capital may be opening an office in Brazil, citing unnamed investor sources. Need a bit more solid confirmation? Well, look no further than the words uttered by Sequoia’s David Velez himself. That’s right: Velez, who cares after Latin American investments for...
Sequoia Capital said to be expanding to Brazil? Well yes, said by Sequoia.

Twitter heads to Brazil

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The social network is opening an office in Latin America's largest city -- Sao Paulo -- in a move the company says will help it get closer to its customers. [Read more]...
Twitter heads to Brazil

No brains needed to use this 'smartphone' -- they're included

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We bet you've never seen a phone booth quite like Carla Pires de Carvalho Fernandes' artwork for Sao Paulo's "Call Parade." [Read more]...
No brains needed to use this 'smartphone' -- they're included
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?