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Brazil sues Twitter users over speed trap and traffic tweets

As Brazil's attorney general files an injunction to block tweets and suspend accounts of Twitter users warning people about speed traps, the question is will Twitter work with the Brazilian government and use its new tweet removal policy?

By February 6, 2012


Apple gets tax incentives in Brazil to begin iPad production

Apple is making a move to break into South America and Brazil is ready (and willing) to help. According to a report from Brazilian newspaper Folha, Foxconn will begin producing iPads after being officially granted a batch of tax incentives from the Brazilian government.

By January 25, 2012


Apple brings iTunes Store to Brazil, 15 other countries

The company says the Brazil store will feature more than 20 million songs, including tracks from local artists.

By December 13, 2011


Foxconn iPad factory in Brazil may not open

Foxconn is again in the news, this time in Brazil, as its $12 billion factory deal reportedly may not go through due to demands of tax breaks and other special treatment.

By September 29, 2011


Dow takes plunge into bioplastics in Brazil

In joint venture, Dow Chemical to make plastics from sugar-cane-derived ethanol and plastics to cut its use of fossil fuel feedstocks.

By July 19, 2011


Hackers: Here's Zimbabwe, Brazil, UMG, Viacom data

Anonymous-LulzSec AntiSec campaign issues its first official release.

By June 28, 2011


LulzSec takes down Brazil government sites

The outage, which probably stemmed from a distributed denial-of-service attack, follows the arrest of a 19-year-old in the U.K. who's suspected of involvement with LulzSec.

By June 22, 2011


Facebook shedding U.S. users as Brazil, Mexico gain

Overall growth rate drops below 20 million new users for two months in a row, pushed by loss of users from early-adopting countries, according to an Inside Facebook report.

By June 12, 2011


Amyris cranks up biochemical production in Brazil

Amyris is set to begin producing chemicals at a large scale through a contract manufacturing deal--a big step for the renewable chemical and biofuels industry, which has struggled to scale up.

By April 29, 2011


Foxconn looking into $12 billion Brazil investment

Foxconn, the company that builds gadgets for Apple and other electronics heavyweights, is said to be in negotiations with the Brazilian government to set up facilities there.

By April 12, 2011