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· July, 2014

Stories about Western Europe from July, 2014

Spanish Congress Comission Approves AEDE Tax or Google Tax

  26 July 2014

The Spanish Congress’ Commission of Culture approved the so called AEDE Tax (for the Spanish name of the Association of Editors of Spanish Newspapers), also known as Google Tax as part of the draft bill of the Law of Intellectual Property. GurusBlog explains what is this tax about: A tax...

Spanish Football Club Presents Peculiar T-Shirt

  23 July 2014

Spanish football club Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa, presented its new T-shirt on July 22, 2014, with a peculiar design that simulates a tuxedo, with shoulder braids, and even a bow tie just below the neck. Twitter users were quick to express their opinion, not always favorable: No sé cuál es peor: Las...

Football Analysis of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

  21 July 2014

International football fan Alberto Palmás analyzes the best teams that took part on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. He remarks the general performance of the national teams, the best players and other topics. He starts with Germany: Ha ganado el Mundial. Es la mejor y ha sido la mejor...

Lucky 13: Tips for Protecting your Data on Public Computers

  18 July 2014

If you are about to go on holiday and you are thinking of taking your computer and get connected to Wi-Fi or using computers that are available in hotels and other public places, you must read this post with 13 tips to protect data, as published by Andrea on her...

China's National Mahjong Team Loses To Japan

  18 July 2014

Mahjong, originated from China is considered a national game. The fact that China's national mahjony team lost the the fifth Open Mahjong Championship in France and finished in 37th place out of 51 teams came as a shock to the country. Worse, the individual title was claimed by a Japanese...

App Created by Global Voices Contributor Selected to be Developed Online

  17 July 2014

Lawyer, blogger, digital activist, dreamer and Global Voices Paraguayan Global Voices contributor Gabriela Galilea, was selected by Techpeaks program from European organization Trento Rise, a startup promoter, to develope her online game platform Mr. Patch: [un] videojuego para tabletas, smartphones, televisores inteligentes y web (PC), que ejercita los músculos de...

German Offensive Beated Argentinian Defense

  16 July 2014

On El mago del balón (The magician of the ball), Spanish journalist José Eduardo Carratalá analyzes the national teams that played the final match on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, Germany and Argentina, where the European crew won, and compares how the German presented a mainly offensive team againt...

Instagram as a Marketing Tool

  14 July 2014

Online marketing consultant Elena Leukona runs the blog El Club del Marketing where she “(helps) every small business owners that don't have a marketing department so they may understand the fast world of Internet”. On the latest entry, she shares her expert opinion about Instagram, the visual social network with...

Recycling Fashion

  10 July 2014

This week, Rut Abraín from Esturirafi shares some wonderful ideas that would help our economy and reduce space in our closets, even help people in need, and the planet, by recycling our used clothes: Durante años, he ido acumulando ropa que no usaba. La iba dejando en el montón de...

The Irreplaceable Personal Student-Teacher Relationship

  9 July 2014

Under the section Educational Relationships on the blog No hay mejor maestra que la vida (There is no better teacher than life), Luis María Llena León shares his experience with his high school students in Spain. What follows is the conclusion after an exchange between one of the students and...

Packaging and Ecosystem

  8 July 2014

Are you someone who cares about the packaging of the products you buy and use? Biologist Rut Abrain Sánchez does, and on her blog Esturirafi she shows six examples of ecological packaging of some products in Asia, Europe and North America. To understand the scope of this issue, Abrain quotes...

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