Posts tagged as: Brazil

Brazil Shuts Down WhatsApp for 12 Hours – 100 Million Users Down

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service, was ordered by a Brazilian judge to shut down for two days. The ban took effect at midnight local time (9pm ET on Dec. 16), but amid public outcry a court in São Paulo overturned the ruling and reinstated the service after around 12 hours (link in Portuguese). Brazil’s telecoms […]

Actor Bob Hoskins Dead at 71

It’s being reported that British actor Bob Hoskins, best known for starring roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mona Lisa, Hook, Brazil and dozens of other classic films, has passed away at the age of 71 after suffering from pneumonia and complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Hoskins was born in West Suffolk on October 26, 1942 […]

More than 75% of All Consumers Viewing Video Over the Internet

The majority of consumers of all ages in seven major markets around the world are choosing to watch video content over the Internet via their televisions, PCs, smartphones and other electronic devices, according to Accenture’s Video-Over-Internet Consumer Usage Survey. Among 6,500 consumers surveyed, 85 percent of participants ages 18 to 24, 82 percent of participants […]

Nintendo Asks U.S. Trade Representative to Help Fight Piracy

Nintendo has outlined a list of countries around the globe that remain leaders in denying adequate and effective protection of video game products. In its annual comments to the U.S. Trade Representative under the “Special 301” process, Nintendo has singled out countries where piracy is rampant and has asked the United States to take further […]

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