Shareholder Suit Accuses IBM of Concealing a Post-Snowden Backlash in China

Big Blue saw its sales fall considerably in China last quarter. A Louisiana pension fund argues that it was because of an association with the NSA.
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What Last Week’s Anti-U.S. Shift in Internet Governance Means to You

Questions for Internet Governance expert Milton Mueller.
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eBay Tiptoes Into Brazil With Launch of Fashion Mobile App

EBay said on Wednesday that it was launching a mobile fashion app in Brazil as a first step toward doing more business in the South American country. The app will feature clothing, jewelry and accessories for sale, and can be displayed in both Portuguese and English, the company said.

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PlayPhone Partners With Sprint for Preloaded Social Games Store

PlayPhone has partnered with Sprint to preload its social games store on some of the U.S. carrier’s new devices. Sprint is the fourth such carrier to partner with PlayPhone, after Verizon, AT&T and Claro Brazil. Games in the store, which must integrate PlayPhone’s SDK, let players quickly connect with gamer friends via a built-in menu, and support direct carrier billing if the developer so chooses. The visibility of a preloaded store means better discovery for participating developers, PlayPhone says, and carriers like having alternatives to the two juggernaut mobile app stores, Apple’s and Google’s.

Google Play Had More App Downloads in Q2 Than iOS, but the Money Is Still on Apple’s Side

Downloads! Monetization! And a viral video of cartoon characters being horribly, hilariously killed.
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GoodData Raises $22 Million From Brazil’s TOTVS Ventures

Sewing up the business intelligence market south of the border.
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This High-Tech Backpack Is Mapping the Remotest Corners for Google (Video)

Google uses a 42-pound backpack with 15 cameras to capture areas its picture-taking cars can’t go.
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Mobile and Global: 10 Minutes With eBay CEO John Donahoe

The CEO talks about two key points of focus for the e-commerce company.
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Movile’s Bloisi Says Wi-Fi and Cheaper Prices Are Key for Smartphone Penetration in Latin America

The founder and CEO of Brazil’s largest mobile services company thinks the next four years will see a boom in the important region.
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