Influencer, the new way to reach the consumer
Influencer, the new way to reach the consumer

Influence marketing is on the rise all over the world, and brands have already discovered it, whether they are influencers in the digital environment or artist, sportsmen or even influential people in business, who, due to their popularity, later pass to social networks and blogs, it is more and more the strategy to follow to reach the consumer tired of traditional advertising and who is increasingly attached to digital platforms, such as Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and LinkedIn, among others that are emerging. There are more and more public personalities who for money or because they embrace worthy causes, use their…


Extortion without attack and fake news are among the new trends of cybercriminals
Extortion without attack and fake news are among the new trends of cybercriminals

S21sec, a leading provider of cybersecurity services in the Iberian Peninsula, has published its half-yearly report, Threat Landscape Report, which analyzes the evolution of cybercrime over the second half of 2020.
The report, based on the company’s data collection, highlights that there has been an increase in RDDoS attacks or Ransom Distributed Denial-of-Service which, although it is a technique already used, is increasing under a new methodology (extortion without attack) to cause fear in the private sector.

In addition, the S21sec Intelligence team also identified an increase of over 50% in fake news or misinformation about political, governmental, and health issues, among others, unchecked and disseminated on social platforms.
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Portugal's Hideaways: Monsanto
Portugal's Hideaways: Monsanto

The historic village of Monsanto is located 25km from Idanha-a-Nova, in the Beira Baixa region Reached on a hill that imposes itself when looking at most horizons, the Historical Village of Portugal of Monsanto has a unique charm, to which contribute the two titles attributed in the century. XX — Aldeia Mais Portuguesa de Portugal, in 1938, and Aldeia Histórica in 1995. It is a very old place, where the human presence is registered since the Paleolithic. Archaeological remains show an Lusitanian castro and Roman occupation in the so-called S. Lourenço field, at the foot of the hill. Traces of…


Google Photos terá mais ferramentas de edição de vídeo
Google Photos terá mais ferramentas de edição de vídeo

A app Photos da Google já se assume como uma alternativa viável para todos os que queiram levar a cabo pequenas edições em fotografias, com a empresa tecnológica a pretender oferecer o mesmo tipo de opções aos editores de vídeos.

A Google pretender aos utilizadores do Photos mais ferramentas, opções e controlo no que diz respeito à edição de vídeos. Seja cortando, alinhando ou ajustando a luminosidade, os utilizadores terão mais recursos para aplicar algumas edições mais simples.

Estas ferramentas já estarão disponíveis para alguns utilizadores da versão iOS do Google Photos, com os utilizadores do Android a ainda terem de aguardar um pouco mais.
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Coca-Cola starts testing paper bottles
Coca-Cola starts testing paper bottles

After having presented a prototype of a paper bottle at the end of the year 2020, Coca-Cola will deliver the innovative packaging to consumers.
The tests will be carried out in the second quarter of 2021 in Hungary and two thousand bottles will be offered with AdeZ, a plant-based drink that is part of the North American brand portfolio.

The goal is to understand the public’s reaction to this format and study the reception of this packaging for other drinks that are produced by the brand.

This bottle is 100% recyclable and produced with sustainable wood and a biological barrier that allows resistance to liquids, but also to CO2 and oxygen. The paper wrapper, whose cover is plastic, also has a thin plastic coating, also recyclable, on the inside.

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Apple Watch is used by more than 100 million people
Apple Watch is used by more than 100 million people

The Apple Watch was announced in September 2014 but only hit stores in April 2015 with a ‘warm’ release that the watch failed to convince. Despite this, Apple took advantage of the versions that followed to position the Apple Watch as a ‘wearable’ dedicated to health and fitness.

This position came to increase the popularity of the Apple Watch, leading Apple to sell 30 million units of the watch in 2020. Note that this is a volume higher than the number of Apple Watch users in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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Open applications for the Luís Miguel Rocha Literary Prize
Open applications for the Luís Miguel Rocha Literary Prize

The rules of the prize are available on the website of Câmara de Viana do Castelo, one of the promoters of the prize, with Porto Editora (PE), for which Luís Miguel Rocha (1976–2015) published his latest titles. The prize aims to award an unprecedented work of literary fiction, in the area of the novel, which has not been awarded in another contest. The author of the winning work will be awarded a pecuniary prize in the amount of 6,000 euros and the publication of the novel by Porto Editora. This award was created to perpetuate the work of the writer…


Telma Monteiro appointed IOC ambassador against manipulation of competitions
Telma Monteiro appointed IOC ambassador against manipulation of competitions

Judoka Telma Monteiro, bronze medalist in Rio2016, joined canoeist Fernando Pimenta today among the Portuguese ambassadors in the Believe in Sport project of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Telma Monteiro and Pimenta, silver medal at K2 1,000 meters in London2012, are the Portuguese representatives in international campaigns to promote the awareness of athletes regarding the risks of manipulating competitions, announced today the Olympic Committee of Portugal (COP).

The Believe in Sport project was launched in 2018 and aims to protect and promote the integrity of sports competitions and protect athletes.

It is carried out in partnership with international federations of the various modalities and with the national Olympic Committees, as well as with athletes and coaches.
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Papa nomeia freira como subsecretária do Sínodo dos Bispos
Papa nomeia freira como subsecretária do Sínodo dos Bispos

O Papa Francisco escolheu pela primeira vez uma mulher como subsecretária do Sínodo dos Bispos, a freira francesa Nathalie Becquart, que será acompanhada neste cargo pelo padre espanhol da Ordem de Santo Agostinho Luis Marín de San Martín.

A freira, nascida em Fontainebleau (França) em 1969 e que já era consultora da Secretaria Geral do Sínodo dos Bispos desde 2019, é a primeira mulher nesta posição, um sinal que o Papa quer dar para uma maior participação de mulheres na vida da Igreja.
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Bailarino António Casalinho conquista dois prémios em Lausanne
Bailarino António Casalinho conquista dois prémios em Lausanne

António Casalinho foi um dos seis jovens finalistas distinguidos com bolsas pela 49.ª edição do prémio, à qual concorreram inicialmente 82 candidatos, destes, 78 chegaram à fase competitiva e 20 acederam à final, que decorreu por vídeo. O Prémio de Interpretação Contemporânea foi atribuído pelo júri a António Casalinho e ao bailarino brasileiro Rui Cesar Cruz. Entre os seis jovens galardoados com uma bolsa de estudos está ainda o bailarino brasileiro Andrey Jesus Maciano, que também foi galardoado com o Prémio de Melhor Jovem Talento. Os seis distinguidos com bolsas terão a possibilidade de escolher uma escola ou companhia de…

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