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Brazil’s competition regulator approves Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition

The Brazilian government has been pretty open with its investigation into Microsoft's planned Activision Blizzard acquisition. Many of the documents filed have been made publicly available, including one that detailed how other companies, like Sony, feel about the acquisition. Now, Brazil's investigation is complete, and its regulator board is happy …

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Brazilian judge turns off 100 million Whatsapp users

Update: We've received a report that the ban has now been lifted, on the completion of the 72 hour block. Looks lie we were a little slow on this story guys. Apologies. Thanks to Tweakers (via Josh Jacobs) for the tip. Original Story: 100 million WhatsApp users in Brazil will …

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Online racists shamed with billboard screengrabs

We're not blowing anyone's minds when we say that some people can be dicks online. Racism, sexism, homophobia – often the internet feels like it brings out the worst in people, even if there are many pieces of evidence to counter that point. Still, Brazil is looking to change people's …

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Nintendo will no longer sell consoles or games in Brazil

Due to the high taxation on imported video games and consoles in Brazil, Nintendo has opted to pull out of the market and will no longer sell its products in the country. Nintendo of America confirmed the move, stating that “high import duties that apply to our sector” are to …

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Brazil creates ‘Internet Constitution’ enshrines privacy

In the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations, it's become clear that the online world is a lot less private than we once thought, with governments and corporations often in secret collusion to provide information on their customers and citizens to intelligence agencies, whether you've done something wrong or not. However …

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Brazil rules Apple doesn’t have exclusive iPhone trademark

While it will only apply within the borders of Brazil, regulators in the country have ruled that Apple does not have an exclusive trademark on the name iPhone, because ultimately it looks like local firm Gradiente Electronica, already registered the name back in 2000. The company even has a video …

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iPhone Neo One runs Android and costs £196

While the world plus dog awaits the iPhone 5s with baited breath, the fine people of Brazil are already able to buy a new kind of iPhone – one that ships without being locked down with Apple's iOS. Strange. KitGuru looks at a pile of 196 pound coins and wonders …

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Ultra HD broadcasts to start in 2014


If you're one of the few people in the world that has dropped the £20k plus that you'd need in order to get hold of an ultra high definition TV and you happen to live in Japan, then you're in luck, as you'll actually be able to do more than …

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