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6/17/2014 07:45 AM EDT
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Susan Rambo
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Progress?
Susan Rambo   6/17/2014 6:48:58 PM
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Interesting portrait of how hosting a big sports competition can push a country forward.

rich.pell
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Re: Progress?
rich.pell   6/17/2014 10:43:58 PM
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And it's not the first time the World Cup created technology challenges:

Audio awareness - a winner at the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Buenos notches - the Filter Wizard vs. the vuvuzela

Susan Rambo
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Re: Progress?
Susan Rambo   6/18/2014 1:53:09 AM
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Thanks, Rich, for reminding us of the vuvuzela from the 2010 World Cup. It doesn't seem prevalent this time. That's a blessing. Maybe the engineers figured out how to block the sound from the broadcast, as mentioned in this story: Buenos notches - the Filter Wizard vs. the vuvuzela

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Whatcha gonna do with all that infrastructure?
Jessica Lipsky   6/19/2014 6:09:35 PM
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I'm very curious to see what Brazil does with all of this fiber line, antennae, and small cells post-Olympics (not to mention the stadiums). I think the country will need to severly decrease its import tax on foreign phones or increase its manufacturing power to create higher-tier devices. 

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