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BBC to broadcast 2012 Olympics in 3D

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The BBC has reportedly committed to broadcasting some of the London 2012 Olympics Games in 3D. Events to be aired in 3D include the Olympic Opening Ceremony, the closing ceremony, the men's 100m final, and the nightly highlights program, among others.......
BBC to broadcast 2012 Olympics in 3D

Twitter suspends account for using London 2012 Olympics logo

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Activists who set themselves up as 'official Olympics protesters' are suspended after complaint from London 2012 organisersTwitter has cracked down over online infringement of the Olympic logo after the Games' organisers, Locog, complained that an activist group had used the trademark 2012 image to parody the London sporting festival.A week...
Twitter suspends account for using London 2012 Olympics logo

Guy Adams Twitter incident showcases social network's growing pains

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British journalist was suspended from service after he criticised NBC's Olympics coverage, and the backlash has been fierceTwitter on Tuesday reinstated the account of a British journalist it suspended for publishing the email address of an executive at NBC, which had been attracting a significant amount of incoming fire over...
Guy Adams Twitter incident showcases social network's growing pains

VIDEO: Essex: China's Olympic social media base

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Chinese internet giant Tencent has set up quarters in Romford, Essex for the London 2012 Olympics, allowing medallists to broadcast interviews back home....
VIDEO: Essex: China's Olympic social media base

Iran 'blocks 2012 Olympics site'

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Iranian internet users report that they can no longer access the official London 2012 Olympics website....
Iran 'blocks 2012 Olympics site'

London 2012 Olympics to get live 3D coverage from Eurosport and Sky 3D

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Didn't score a ticket to the 2012 Olympics in London this summer? If you're in the UK at least you can still catch the games live and in 3D, since even though the BBC is tape delaying its 3D coverage, there will be live action available on the dedicated...
London 2012 Olympics to get live 3D coverage from Eurosport and Sky 3D

Felix Baumgartner jump: record 8m watch live on YouTube

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Video website attracts biggest audience for live stream to date - but more viewers watch Downton Abbey on TV in UKA world away from the traditional Sunday night viewing pleasures of Downton Abbey, supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner's 24-mile fall to earth was watched by a record audience of more than...
Felix Baumgartner jump: record 8m watch live on YouTube

London 2012 Olympics: How athletes use technology to win medals

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• Pressure grows to legislate on new kit design in many events• Technical advances leave poor countries without a hopeEver since the first ancient Greek chipped away at a lump of stone to give it the smooth, aerodynamic properties of a discus, sportsmen and engineers have been looking at ways...
London 2012 Olympics: How athletes use technology to win medals

Azure Media Services opens to the public, helping developers deliver streaming video to any device

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Today Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Media Services, a new set of tools and analytics to help developers build massively scaling media delivery services involving real-time video. For example, Microsoft claims that “Last year several broadcasters used Windows Azure Media Services to stream the London 2012 Olympics.” That in mind,...
Azure Media Services opens to the public, helping developers deliver streaming video to any device

London 2012: Gymnastics takes gold for internet memes and gifs

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Gymnastics has come out on top for internet memes of the London 2012 Olympics - but what have been your favourite? Leave your suggestion in commentsIt might comfortably be said that the London 2012 Olympics was the Games the internet meme and gif struck gold.But one sport in particular seems...
London 2012: Gymnastics takes gold for internet memes and gifs

Olympics bans links to its site if you're 'derogatory'

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The rules of the London 2012 Olympics site seem to be somewhat odd, if not inanely unenforceable, if not otherwise objectionable. [Read more]...
Olympics bans links to its site if you're 'derogatory'

How Social Media & Social TV Will Change Super Bowl 2012

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This year's Super Bowl will be more social than ever before. With the rise of social TV and the first-ever 2,800-square-foot social media command center, fans who have trekked down to Indianapolis and people at Super Bowl parties across the country can now opt to have a super-connected experience. This...
How Social Media & Social TV Will Change Super Bowl 2012
NBC and Facebook partner for cross-network social media coverage of the Olympic Games
YouView racing to be in homes for Olympics

Engadget HD Podcast 294 - 04.10.2012

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This week on the Engadget HD podcast it's not all about Netflix -- it just seems that way. The streaming company has new apps out on the Xbox 360 and coming to TiVo, but we're also going to be busy talking about surround sound and possible reasons why more...
Engadget HD Podcast 294 - 04.10.2012

Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

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Microsoft co-founder reveals 3% of security group which was criticised for chaotic Olympics performanceBill Gates has bought a £110m stake in G4S, the security company trying to rebuild its reputation following its chaotic performance during the London 2012 Olympics.Representatives of the Microsoft co-founder's charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...
Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

YouTube streaming London 2012 Olympics to Asia and Africa

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YouTube will be streaming the London 2012 Olympic Games to countries in Asia and Africa. The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) YouTube channel will be streaming various live feeds from the games, allowing potential viewers the chance to see the events in countries where it may not normally be broadcast. The...
YouTube streaming London 2012 Olympics to Asia and Africa
Farther, Faster: The technology used by Olympic athletes

Olympics Online: Who Won The Gold Medal For Best Website?

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We're well into the second week of the London 2012 Olympics, so how has the online coverage been? NBC fell at the first hurdle with its TV scheduling, but did its website make up for it? What about the New York Times, with its muscular web development team? Or hometown...
Olympics Online: Who Won The Gold Medal For Best Website?

Lord Sugar says YouView could have same impact as Murdoch's BSkyB

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TV service chairman hails 'great moment' when £299 set-top box hits shelves just ahead of London 2012 OlympicsYouView chairman Lord Alan Sugar has revealed the delayed internet-enhanced TV service will finally go on sale in shops later this month, and claimed it could have the same impact on British broadcasting...
Lord Sugar says YouView could have same impact as Murdoch's BSkyB

Dan Chung's Olympic smartphone photoblog

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Guardian photojournalist Dan Chung captures the London 2012 Olympics using smartphonesDan Chung...
Dan Chung's Olympic smartphone photoblog

Visa, Samsung Ink NFC Deal, Galaxy S IV First In Line For Deep Integration; ROAM Is Visa's First 'Ready' Mobile Payment Partner

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Visa is swiftly moving ahead announcing its first partners for its new NFC initiative and push into the wider world of mobile payments — two programs it announced a few days ago that come with a set of APIs to let third parties integrate the credit card giant’s payment services more...
Visa, Samsung Ink NFC Deal, Galaxy S IV First In Line For Deep Integration; ROAM Is Visa's First 'Ready' Mobile Payment Partner

YouTube will livestream the Olympics across 64 territories in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

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Google has just announced that its YouTube subsidiary will be host to live coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games from across 64 territories in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. That means that, from July 27 to August 12, millions of people in countries like India, Singapore, Nigeria and Kenya will...
YouTube will livestream the Olympics across 64 territories in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Finger Olympic, NASA Television, Fix-it Felix Jr. and more on this week's top free iOS apps

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Olympic-themed apps are still enjoying the London 2012 Olympics as millions of people turn to their smartphones to get the latest updates, scores or play games inspired by the events. Mauro Garcia’s Finger Olympic game takes the No. 1 spot on this week’s top free iPhone apps chart while NBC Olympics Live...
Finger Olympic, NASA Television, Fix-it Felix Jr. and more on this week's top free iOS apps

Olympics Website Leans on Open Source, Akamai for Winning Results

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Like the athletes themselves, the official website of the London 2012 Olympics gets only one chance to reach peak performance under intense pressure. To meet that demand, the site has been load tested to handle a million unique visitors per hour. Read what else CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden learned from...
Olympics Website Leans on Open Source, Akamai for Winning Results

London 2012 Olympics: Twitter bans reporter who criticised NBC network

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A British journalist's Twitter account has been suspended after he criticised an American network's London 2012 Olympics coverage and disclosed the email address of one of its senior executives....
London 2012 Olympics: Twitter bans reporter who criticised NBC network

Weekly Wrap-Up: Social Olympics, The Underground Twiterverse, and Why Apple is Suing Android Manufacturer

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Who does the gold medal go to in social media Olympics coverage? Why is Apple suing every Android maker in sight? What is the underground Twitterverse? After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web -...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Social Olympics, The Underground Twiterverse, and Why Apple is Suing Android Manufacturer

Here Come The London Olympics Logos From Google & Others

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The London 2012 Olympics kick off in a few hours and the opening ceremony is just around the corner. To celebrate the special day, Google and other search engines have special logos for the event. Today on Google, you will find the special Google logo for the opening ceremony. You...
Here Come The London Olympics Logos From Google & Others
Panasonic to deliver a record-breaking 12,000 TVs to London Olympics

Team GB: the full list for the London 2012 Olympics as open data

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The full list of Team GB is out. Find out who will be competing in London this month - and download the list as open data• Get the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianWho will be representing Britain at Team GB? The full list of all...
Team GB: the full list for the London 2012 Olympics as open data
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