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Google brings better YouTube integration to Orkut, hopes you haven’t forgotten

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Google brings better YouTube integration to Orkut, hopes you haven't forgotten
Remember Orkut? You know, one of Google’s early efforts at diving into the social networking game. Well, the website’s still operating at full force, with more than three quarters of its 66 million users coming from Brazil and India alone. The point is, Big G’s still keeping tabs on the O network, thus the news of an improved YouTube integration shouldn’t come as a surprise. With the fresh features, Orkut folks are able to watch / listen to videos without having to step out of their current session, saving them an extra trip to YouTube’s site. Of course, similar to Facebook or Orkut’s more popular relative Google+, friends can see whether you’re watching kitty vids or Kony 2012. Você é um Orkut? Cross your fingers and hope it doesn’t get the axe anytime soon.

Google brings better YouTube integration to Orkut, hopes you haven’t forgotten originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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This Mississippi Roll Cloud Seems to Go on Forever [Video]

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Roll clouds may look gorgeous off the coast of Brazil, they may be a common sight over Queensland, but they appear downright menacing when spanning the horizon above Richland, Mississippi. More »


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Brazil Is Suing Twitter for Tweeting DUI Checkpoints [Censorship]

Monday, February 6th, 2012

iPhone 4S now available in 20 additional countries

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Apple launched the iPhone 4S in 20 new countries on Friday. In addition to previously-launch markets, the blockbuster smartphone is now available in Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, according to MacRumors. While U.S. citizens can grab the iPhone 4S for as low as $199 with a new two-year contract, Apple’s Brazilian store is reportedly selling the iPhone 4S for as much as $1,845 for the 64GB model. The 16GB version costs $1,410 in Brazil, and pricing in other markets varies. 

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Sky Sports dedicated F1 HD channel coming next season

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The 2011 Formula 1 racing season just wrapped up in Brazil, but Sky is already breaking down what it will bring to the series as it takes over UK coverage next year. Launching in March, Sky Sports F1 HD will be a channel dedicated to round the clock coverage of the world’s most technologically advanced racing series including every race, practice, and qualifying session. Sky customers with the Sports and HD packages will see the HD channel appear at number 408 on the dial, although there’s no word yet whether or not it will be available on BT Vision or Virgin Media. Other tidbits include a promise of Sky Go access, and that despite the broadcaster’s big 3D push, there’s no such coverage planned for 2012. Seeing how long it took for true HD broadcasts from F1 we’re thinking that could take a while, but here in the US we’d simply settle for a promise of no more tape delayed broadcasts on Fox (and some competent challengers for the Red Bull team while we’re asking) for next season. Until then, check out this brief video trailer, plus a press release with all the details after the break.

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Sky Sports dedicated F1 HD channel coming next season originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Gizmodo Exclusive: Looks Like There Will Be a Cheaper iPhone 4, Made in Brazil [IPhone]

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

ZTE Skate launches worldwide, attempts to stick landing in the US

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

The ZTE Skate — spiritual sucessor to the Blade and current flagship — is pushing on with its global roll-out and it looks like it may reach the US. Now on sale in Hong Kong, Brazil and Spain, the Skate is rolling down the French Alps and into France and the UK, where the Orange-branded Monte Carlo (a Skate in phone network clothing) is already available. With a different ZTE device set to arrive on Cricket soon, the electronics giant also intends to bring this 4.3-inch phone to the US in the near future, though there’s nothing concrete on dates and prices just yet. According to ZTE’s executive VP He Shiyou, the company is set to launch “a total of 30 smartphone models” by the end of the year. We fear the company may run out of flat-shaped names before the end of November. Head on over to our Chinese site for some hands-on shots.

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ZTE Skate launches worldwide, attempts to stick landing in the US originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 24 Sep 2011 06:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Netflix lands in Brazil, 43 other Latin American countries within the week

Monday, September 5th, 2011
Netflix in Latin America

Netflix promised our friends in Central and South America would soon be able to enjoy the pleasures of Watch Instantly. Starting today with Brazil, and with 43 other Latin American countries to follow before September 12th, the pioneering streaming video service is making good on that promise. Customers in the land of Carnival can enjoy a free one-month trial, after which a subscription will run $14.99 a month in Brazilian dollars. The roll out will be staggered over the coming days, with most areas getting a price point equivalent to $7.99 in American currency and some having both English and Spanish language options. For more details check out the PR after the break and the chart above.

[Thanks, Nicolas]

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Netflix lands in Brazil, 43 other Latin American countries within the week originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 05 Sep 2011 11:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Facebook hits 750 million users milestone

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Facebook now has 750 million monthly active users worldwide, TechCrunch reported on Friday. That’s incredible growth since our June 1st story, which suggested that the social network was closing in on 700,000,000 users worldwide. In that report, emerging markets showed the most growth —  Brazil’s user base jumped 11.4% in May alone — and the United States was the top country; U.S. users were responsible for 149.4 million Facebook accounts. Last July, Facebook announced that it had hit the 500 million user mark, but it hasn’t publicly revealed any figures since then. Facebook only measures active users and only counts those who have logged into the social network during the past 30 days.

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Skype goes down globally again, Microsoft starts wondering if it bought wisely

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Uh oh, Skype’s experiencing its second big outage in the space of just a couple of weeks, as we’re hearing reports from the UK, Netherlands, and yes, even Bulgaria, claiming the online communications service is down. Our own Skype clients are currently unable to move past the “Connecting…” status note, both on Mac OS X and Windows 7. While we’ve confirmed it in Europe, the issue seems to be affecting people all over the world. Nonetheless, Skype believes only “a small number” of us have been hampered by whatever’s ailing it, and further details should be available soon.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

Update: Our comments indicate issues are also being encountered in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Brazil, Belarus, and Croatia, among other places. Notably, we’ve also heard reports of Skype functioning in the UK, so it’s not down universally — that supposedly small number of affected users must simply be spread out very sparsely across the globe.

Skype goes down globally again, Microsoft starts wondering if it bought wisely originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 07 Jun 2011 07:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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iPad maker Foxconn could spend $12B on new plants in Brazil

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd.-owned Foxconn is considering spending up to $12 billion on new facilities in Brazil that would help the electronics manufacturer’s clients avoid high import taxes on devices shipped to key markets from China and Taiwan. The move would also potentially help the manufacturer avoid some of its rising labor costs in China. The Brazilian government says it is currently studying Foxconn’s plans, and the country’s President Dilma Rousseff is overseas discussing this and other matters with Chinese President Hu Jintao. “You’ve got an ample range of investments that go from $300 to $400 million to $12 billion over 5 to 6 years in the case of Foxconn,” Rousseff told Reuters. “They’re proposing a partnership. They came to us and said we want to invest in Brazil.” Foxconn could start building devices like Apple’s iPad in Brazil by the end of November according to Aloizio Mercadente, Brazil’s science and technology minister.

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Apple at top, Microsoft at bottom according to new smartphone loyalty survey

Monday, November 29th, 2010

According to a recent survey conducted by market research firm GfK, smartphone owners are not very loyal to their current operating system of choice. In fact, the only manufacturer that shows a notable percentage of loyal users is Apple. The survey showed that overall, 44% of smartphone owners claim to be loyal to the OS they currently use. And of those who intend to remain loyal, only the iPhone saw a significant portion of its users claim loyalty — 59% said they would stay loyal to Apple’s iOS. The next closest operating system, BlackBerry OS, came in at 35%. 28% of Android users said they would remain loyal, along with 24% of Symbian users and 21% of Windows Phone users. Of course, like all surveys of this nature, GfK used a ridiculously small sample in its study. Those surveyed — 2,653 people across Brazil, Germany, Spain, Britain, the United States and China — represent such a small percentage of the total number of smartphone users in the world that it isn’t even worth calculating.

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Motorola Flipout spotted: an Android 2.1 / Motoblur device with a twist

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Remember “Square Motorola Android slider?” Ah, those were the days. The little twister’s returned, this time with much greater clarity and a new name. Meet Flipout. According to Gizmodo Brazil, we’re looking at Android 2.1 with a dash of Motoblur thrown into the mix, a 2.8-inch display, full QWERTY keyboard, 700MHz processor, 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM, GPS, and a 3.1 megapixel camera. The HSPA phone is expected in the states this June in at least three different colors — black, green, and pink. Backflip, Flipout… one can only hope Motorola keeps the trend alive with a Soundgarden-themed solar phone, the Outshined.

Motorola Flipout spotted: an Android 2.1 / Motoblur device with a twist originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 May 2010 01:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Motorola handset rocking Android and MOTOBLUR pictured in Brazil

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Motorola Backflip Like Hanset - Brazil

It looks as though Gizmodo Brazil got their hands on a yet-to-be-announced Android handset from device manufacturer Motorola. The full touch-screen device, which is being described as a Motorola BACKFLIP without the keyboard, is running Android 1.5 and is cloaked in the MOTOBLUR UI. Giz Brazil didn’t report on any specifications, however we can tell from the images the phone is SIM based, has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, micro-SD slot, and camera with flash. The phone is rumored to be released in March, although the chances of this little number Stateside appear to be pretty slim, and go after feature phone users looking to upgrade to their first semi-smart phone. Hit the link for the translated article and image gallery.

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Motorola Zeppelin spotted again, Android-ness confirmed

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Yes, we’ve seen this puppy before — but last time, we’d merely heard it was running Android. This time around, we’ve got a little more confirmation that the so-called Zeppelin from Moto is sporting Google code (allegedly Cupcake, sadly) with a dash of Blur added in for good measure. Gizmodo Brazil — which scored some time with a prototype — suggests that this’ll see duty on the lower end of Motorola’s smartphone lineup, and we tend to agree considering the HVGA display that takes up far less space than it could if Moto had wanted to go for broke. A keyboardless companion to the CLIQ / DEXT, perhaps? Carriers are an open question here, but we’ve heard rumblings of interest on T-Mobile USA’s part; the site says it’ll hit streets in March, so we shouldn’t have long to wait to find out.

Motorola Zeppelin spotted again, Android-ness confirmed originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 03 Feb 2010 14:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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