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  • 25 April 2013 at 14 : 23 PM

    Gringoes: why would you live in Brazil?

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    Gringoes: why would you live in Brazil?

    I'm a regular reader of the Gringoes.com website. It's a magazine for foreigners living and working in Brazil and the downsides of being in Brazil are a regular theme of articles and discussion, particularly in the associated Facebook group where readers can vent their opinion openly without the need for an editor to approve what they submit to the ...

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  • 14 April 2013 at 15 : 49 PM

    Greater UK ‘Soft Power’ Thanks to Iron Maiden?

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    Greater UK ‘Soft Power’ Thanks to Iron Maiden?

    I was recently invited to attend a Wilton Park round-table discussion titled "Applying soft power: the Brazilian and British perspectives" in São Paulo. Wilton Park is a think tank funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to explore policy issues that affect the UK in various ways. My own contribution focused on how social media and popular culture ...

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  • 26 March 2013 at 15 : 10 PM

    When Did You Last Switch Off Your Smartphone?

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    When Did You Last Switch Off Your Smartphone?

    How often each day are you truly disconnected from the internet? If you have a smartphone then it's probably not very often at all. If you take a flight then it's likely you might have to endure several hours without social network updates - though many airlines are now offering wifi access on board leading to many inane Facebook updates saying little ...

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  • 20 February 2013 at 17 : 21 PM

    Raspberry Pi comes to Brazil

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    Raspberry Pi comes to Brazil

    Earlier this month Pete Lomas, the man who designed the Raspberry Pi computer, was in São Paulo giving a keynote lecture at Campus Party about the story behind the creation of the Raspberry Pi. Pete was speaking at Campus Party in Brazil as part of the UK Brasil Season, a series of events following on from the London 2012 Olympic Games. While Pete ...

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  • 29 January 2013 at 16 : 20 PM

    IT Decisions at Campus Party 2013

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    IT Decisions at Campus Party 2013

    I was delighted to speak at the sixth Campus Party in São Paulo today. My talk this afternoon focused on how companies can use social media with a focus on describing step-by-step the planning process for using these tools. My talk was a part of the UKBrasil Season of events, a six month programme of events building a legacy from the London 2012 Olympic ...

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  • 26 September 2012 at 15 : 34 PM

    How Twitter Saved Bletchley Park

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    How Twitter Saved Bletchley Park

    Dr Sue Black is an internationally-known computer scientist. She is is a Senior Research Associate in the Software Systems Engineering group in the the Department of Computer Science at University College London and a Senior Consultant with Cornerstone Global Associates. Dr Black visited Brazil recently and toured the country lecturing on Bletchley Park ...

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  • 20 September 2012 at 15 : 25 PM

    Who Moved My Job?

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    Who Moved My Job?

    If you have dug around in my past then you will be aware of a book I wrote back in 2008 called Who Moved My Job? Perhaps you even bought a copy or borrowed it from a friend -- if you did then thank you. The book was short and to the point. It was a story of three English sheepdogs who found their place on the farm usurped by foreign breeds of dog who ...

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