It looks like Microsoft may have something in the works for a new publication, focusing perhaps on Latin America.
On January 24, 2012, Microsoft filed a trademark application (Serial Number: 85524272) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for “Latinzine”.
The goods and services listed in the application include “streaming of video material via the Internet and mobile networks” and “providing on-line magazines accessible via the Internet and mobile networks in the fields of lifestyle, news, entertainment and sports; On-line journals, namely, blogs featuring content in the fields of lifestyle, news, entertainment and sports“.
Microsoft has opened two major technology centers in Latin America in the past six months.
In January, the company inaugurated a major technology center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In October 2011, it inaugurated its first Latin America MTC in Mexico City.
At the time of this story, Microsoft has made no announcement about Latinzine.