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  • Bill Gates invests in Mexican brewery

    Bill Gates invests in Mexican brewery

      Bill Gates now owns 3-percent of the world’s second-largest Coke bottler and Mexico’s second-largest brewery. I say good for you, Mr. Gates. Cascade Investment LLC, the asset management firm that Gates owns, recently purchased almost 11 million shares of Monterrey, Mexico’s Femsa. Femsa has a soft drink unit (Coca-Cola Femsa), a beer subsidiary, and a retail unit that runs… Read More

  • Mexicans Lose Cellphone Service Temporarily

    Mexicans Lose Cellphone Service Temporarily

    Imagine how chaotic life would become if T-Mobile, Cingular, and Verizon’s networks all crashed. You wouldn’t be able to call for help or order pizza at all until the problem was remedied. Well yesterday, millions of Mexicans who use wireless carrier Telcel had their network crash on them. Those in Mexico City were affected the most by the downtime and the whole fiasco took hours to… Read More

  • The Amazing Mexican Ball-Dropping Robot

    Some seniors in Guadalajara, Mexico made a cool-looking robot arm that can pick up balls and drop them — no mean feat — and it’s all run with a modified Playstation controller. The real draw, however, is the amazing video score. Imagine if they added that kind of music to everything you did in life — a swell of horns when you buy a burger, a trill of violins after taking a… Read More

  • ¡TiVo Español!

    ¡TiVo Español!

    TiVo está viniendo a las gracias de México a errr I mean TiVo is coming to Mexico City thanks to Cablevision. The company will distribute Spanish-speaking TiVo-based DVRs to Mexico City customers beginning in the first half of 2007. Zatz scooped the story, but current information is limited. So no word yet on pricing or how fast service will spread beyond Mexico City. It is at least interesting… Read More