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Brazil fines Apple for selling a phone without a charger
Published in Mobiles


But that is so innovative


Brazil's consumer protection agency Procon-SP has fined Apple nearly $1.92 million for selling the iPhone without a charger.

TIM bans Huawei from 5G core equipment tender in Italy, Brazil
Published in News


TIM has piles of cash and can afford to pay more not to use Huawei

Cash-strapped telco TIM, which proudly announced it was only 24.3 billion euro in debt last year, apparently now feels it is so flush with cash it can afford to give Huawei the bum's rush.

Brazil will fall behind on 5G due to US interference
Published in News


Years of delays

A Huawei Technologies executive warned that Brazil could suffer years of delay in deploying a 5G telecoms network and higher costs if it succumbs to mounting U. pressure to snub the Chinese equipment supplier.

Gamer faces 116-year prison sentence for fraud
Published in Gaming


May not have to serve any of it

Shayene “shAy” Victorio (pictured) who made her name on the Brazilian Counter-Strike circuit has been served a 116-year prison sentence in the wake of fraud charges.

Apple and Microsoft cuddle up to Brazil president
Published in News


Women, minorities, and the LGBTs - they must have had a lot to talk about.

Apple and Microsoft CEOs found themselves at dinner with the homophobic, sexist Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro at the World Economic Forum .

Intel sued over over-heating phones
Published in Gaming
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:47

Intel sued over over-heating phones


Things got too hot in Brazil


Chipzilla wasted a fortune trying to arrive into the smartphone chip making business too late, and not it looks like it will have to shell out a bit more to make its mess go away.

8K broadcasts of the Olympics expected
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 13:46

8K broadcasts of the Olympics expected


Hi-res boredom other than the crowd shots


It looks like Japanese who have 8K tellies in time for the Rio Olympics will actually have something to watch in August.

Facebook executive jailed in Brazil
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 12:50

Facebook executive jailed in Brazil


You really have to listen to court orders

Facebook’s attempt to do an Apple and ignore a court order in Brazil has resulted in its vice president being jailed.

Xiaomi tests an expansion out of China
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:44

Xiaomi tests an expansion out of China


Heads to Brazil

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is preparing to test out its Chinese success model in another country.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:49

Hon Hai to set up in Brazil

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Aiming to get past the tax problems