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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A recent survey shows that Brazilians continue to rate U.S. brands as the most influential and inspiring the greatest confidence, especially technology-based companies. This year’s survey shows Google ranking top,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – For the third time in less than a year, the popular online messaging service, WhatsApp, was shutdown in Brazil by a Rio de Janeiro judge on Tuesday (July 19th), leaving...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge in the Northeast state of Sergipe ordered the nationwide suspension of the popular messaging service, Whatsapp, for 72 hours, due to the company’s failure to turn over...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The use of social media has emerged as a vital tool in Rio de Janeiro’s security efforts against crime as well as a public relations tool for the military police...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Popular online messaging service, WhatsApp, has today December 17th been suspended for 48 hours in Brazil. A court in São Paulo state has ruled that the app will not...
By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Cidade Maravilhosa is known for many things, but being an inexpensive city is not one of them. Brazil’s high import taxes and rising inflation combined with the rapidly...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was confirmed Thursday that the Human Rights Commission of the Brazilian Order of Lawyers will be in charge of defending the three members of the Black Bloc protest group...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Computer scientists, academics, and other technology professionals flocked to Rio last week for the 19th annual WWW2013 conference at the Windsor Barra Conference Center in Barra da Tijuca. The WWW...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Twitter is set to open a Brazil office in an attempt to monetize its base of forty million users in the country. According to Semiocast, a French social media research...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Facebook has overtaken Orkut as Brazil's most visited social networking site, according to analytics firm comScore. The figures shows that in December 2011 Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook had 36.1 million unique-user visitors,...
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