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2005 July | John Baeyens

From the monthly archives:

July 2005

Parisist

July 31, 2005

he did it again. And I though he was just tripping with his beautiful newly wedded wife through France. Thumbs up, Jake, sharp pens writing on Parisist. ]]>

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CAFTA alive (except in Costa Rica)

July 31, 2005

CAFTA has not been passed in CR. Sad for all other Central American countries, they are basically ducked. Like Peter said, learn sticking out harder that middle finger against the US and make work of a semi-unified Latin American economy. Brazil, Argentina and Chile have everything in house to kick it off. Oh, the football […]

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Rio tagged

July 30, 2005

Julia is currently boarding the famous AF 442 flight, landing in Rio tomorrow at 5.25am, welcomed by Chico. By early next year, Air France will be hated for landing at that hour. For all those (soon-to-be) Cariocas: I’ve set up a Tagzania for Rio. login: rio; pswd: carioca. Tag your favorite spots, restos, (espresso) bars, […]

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Funk versus Funk

July 29, 2005

Baile funk strikes a balance that all good dance music strives to achieve: between the novel and the repetitious, which allows listeners to remain interested and moving. In Rio, the music is kept alive at weekly bailes, or dances, which take place in the favelas and, occasionally, at ritzy downtown clubs. Da Matta estimates that […]

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Skype supports toll-free numbers

July 29, 2005
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Netflix near video download launch

July 28, 2005

this is what I want. Will allow me to introduce my Brazilian friends to real European cinema. ]]>

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Mobile Is The Fastest Growing Media Channel

July 28, 2005

So says Informa, the research firm. Gaming on mobiles will generate sales of $42.8 billion by 2010..Global revenues from mobile games are predicted to rise from $2.6 billion this year to $11 billion by the end of the decade, over-taking music and adult content. The research predicts that the overall market will nearly treble from […]

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