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BRAZIL

WhatsApp blockage ends in Brazil: Facebook

SAO PAULO: A Brazilian court on Tuesday agreed to end its blockage of the smartphone messaging service WhatsApp after suspending it for failing to surrender user data, the company said...

5 May 2016

BRAZIL

Brazil court orders 48-hour WhatsApp block

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: A court in Brazil on Wednesday ordered cellular service providers nationwide to block the popular WhatsApp smartphone application for two days...

17 Dec 2015

BRAZIL

Smartphones change Brazilian election campaign

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: Have you ever wanted to pelt a politician with a tomato or wished for a perfect candidate to come and sweep you off your feet?

29 Sep 2014

BRAZIL

World Cup debut for 'unhackable' goal technology

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: Goalline technology will be used at a World Cup for the first time in Brazil with its backers insisting it is 100% accurate and cannot be hacked.

13 Jun 2014

BRAZIL

Cellphone question mark at World Cup stadiums

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: At least two of Brazil's 12 World Cup host stadiums will not be able to provide fans the cellphone and Internet coverage that organisers had promised, telecommunications companies revealed.

22 May 2014

BRAZIL

Motorola unveils 'affordable' Moto G smartphone

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: Google-owned Motorola Mobility on Wednesday unveiled the Moto G, aimed at the half-billion consumers around the world, many in emerging markets, who want a smartphone without a high price tag.

15 Nov 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012

FRANCE

Fresh organisational thinking required - and delivered

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY /KIEV, UKRAINE: Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman has joined the programme of the World Editors Forum, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 2 to 5 September next, to discuss the paper's radically restructured news operation in a much anticipated session dedicated to innovations in newsroom organisation.

26 Jul 2012

BRAZIL

Ad Dynamo enters Brazil with Realmedia

BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Ad Dynamo announced its entry into Brazil yesterday. "Brazil represents an enormous growth market in both online and mobile advertising, and we're very pleased to be launching here with a relevant and established player such as Realmedia," says Sean Riley, CEO of Ad Dynamo.

26 Apr 2012

RUSSIA

Kaspersky Lab issues spam report for December 2011

MOSCOW, RUSSIA / JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: Kaspersky Lab has announced the publication of its spam report for December 2011. The last month of the year was predictably quiet - compared to November the share of spam in email traffic fell 4.4% and averaged 76.2% for the month.

27 Jan 2012

BRAZIL

Brazil, Colombia: Nearly 40% of non-computer web traffic on tablets

BRASILIA, BRAZIL / BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: comScore, Inc recently released its latest report on connected device usage in Latin America from comScore Device Essentials.

10 Jan 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Loyalty to smartphone brand increases with greater use of digital content

LONDON, UK: Nearly one in five consumers, who own both an iPad and an iPhone, say switching smartphone is more difficult than changing bank accounts. A simple, integrated user experience is driving consumers' brand loyalty to their smartphone and they are less likely to switch brands the more applications and services they use on the device, new research from GfK finds.

30 Nov 2011

BRAZIL

Considerable demand for Brazilian mobile PCs

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: In Brazil, computers are among the categories with the highest volume variation; 18% when comparing year to date (YTD) demand for 2011 (January - May) with the same period in 2010. The mobile PC market recorded 27.5%, digital cameras 17% and PTV's 49%.

10 Aug 2011

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