• LivingSocial Offloads Let’s Bonus, Its Last Non-English Business [Updated]

    LivingSocial Offloads Let’s Bonus, Its Last Non-English Business [Updated]

    The downsizing of LivingSocial’s international operations continues: the daily deals site has sold Let’s Bonus — and its operations in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Chile. The buyers are the company’s CEO and CFO, Juan Luis Rico and Joan Pina, as detailed by an internal memo sent out to staff today from Jim Bramson, LivingSocial’s head of corporate affairs… Read More

  • More Problems For Apple In Portugal? Apparently It’s Getting Sued For 40M Euros By A Reseller [Report]

    More Problems For Apple In Portugal? Apparently It’s Getting Sued For 40M Euros By A Reseller [Report]

    Another legal tangle for Apple in Portugal? Just days after a consumer rights group in the country said it was preparing to bring legal action against Apple over the wording of its AppleCare warranty service, it has emerged that an IT reseller and distributor called Taboada & Barros is already suing Apple over claims of price fixing and unfair trade practices, asking for €40 million… Read More

  • Cisco and Living PlanIT Go Green With Sustainable City

    Networking equipment maker Cisco intends to build a sustainable city in Portugal. The company will work with Living PlanIT, a startup focused on developing large-scale sustainable technologies. What will this city look like? For one thing, it’ll be wired with tens of millions of sensors providing real-time data to help manage common urban issues like traffic and crime. The… Read More

  • Facebook campaign demands Portugal soccer team rock mustaches for the World Cup

    Most social media campaigns stink on ice. I think the one exception to that ironclad fact was the recent I’m With Coco meme, which I’m not even sure you could call a social media campaign. This one, though, this one totally is. It’s called “Queremos
    a Selecção de Bigode no Mundial!” It’s a growing movement to get the entire Portuguese national soccer team… Read More

  • Portugal keeps its promise, delivers Classmate PCs to schoolchildren nationwide

    Not Portuguese children Looks like the Portuguese Ministry of Education kept its promise to deliver a whole bunch of Classmate PCs to students ’round the country. The laptops will only cost students €50, or around $73. Quite the deal, then. Apparently the laptops have been [nick]amed Magalhães. You might better recognize that name in its Anglicized form of Magellan, as in the… Read More

  • For education: Intel Classmate PC deployed en masse in Portugal

    Intel’s Classmate PC, the company’s answer to the XO Laptop, will soon be in the hands of Portugal’s schoolchildren. Some 500,000 laptops will be given to the country’s six-to-10-year-olds as part of a government initiative to improve education. Laptops for educations? Sounds familiar. While the Classmate will no doubt help the youngsters, Portuguese teachers recognize… Read More

  • HTC Magnum: Well played, Portugal. Well played.

    Remember that post about the HTC Magnum yesterday? The giant tablet phone thingy with a 30-hour battery? It’s fake. Can you believe it?! Portuguese jokesters over at Pocketpt.net had apparently mocked up the giant blob of technology as “a small prank to a regional community [that got] extrapolated to international sites as a ‘real’ piece of news.” Sorry to be… Read More

  • Missing Girl Website Gets Millions Of Hits

    Poor Madeleine McCann has been missing since May 3, when she was taken from her hotel resort in Portugal. Since her abduction, supporters have set up a Web site, www.findmadeleine.com, in an effort to spread the news. Appeal posters and an e-mail chain letter are available from the site for people who want to help out. Normally, chain letters are usually ignored and do no good to helping… Read More