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Alex Huot: London 2012 will be the first Social Media Olympics

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You might not often think about an ancient tradition like the Olympics Games in one sentence together with Twitter and Facebook, but that’s something that’s constantly on the mind of Alex Huot, the International Olympic Committee‘s (IOC) Head of Social Media, who will be speaking at The Next Web Conference this month. Alex has...
Alex Huot: London 2012 will be the first Social Media Olympics

Twitter launches its official Olympics page: Real-time updates & pics

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They’re calling this year’s Olympic games the first to be significantly merged with social media, so it makes sense that Twitter is promoting a new page full of tweets and pictures about and from the London 2012 Olympic events. The company invited users to join in the U.S.-focused page for...
Twitter launches its official Olympics page: Real-time updates & pics

Twitter Apologizes for Banning Reporter, But Free Speech Questions Linger

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The weekend's fire storm over NBC's handling of its Olympics broadcast had barely died down yesterday when online critics found a new target: Twitter. In response to a complaint from NBC, the microblogging service suspended the account of Guy Adams, a reporter who tweeted a harshly critical comment about NBC's...
Twitter Apologizes for Banning Reporter, But Free Speech Questions Linger

LifeKraze, The Social Network For "What You Do," Launches On Android

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LifeKraze, the social network that rewards you for daily activities, has officially launched on the Google Play store. The app tries to bring action into our social mix. Founder Jonathan Yagel explained earlier this year where LifeKraze fits into your virtual personality: “if Twitter is what you say, and Facebook...
LifeKraze, The Social Network For "What You Do," Launches On Android

London 2012 Olympics: International Olympic Committee launch social media platform, 'Olympic Athletes' Hub'

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The IOC has launched a social media platform where fans can 'connect' with their favourite athletes and former stars....
London 2012 Olympics: International Olympic Committee launch social media platform, 'Olympic Athletes' Hub'

LifeKraze Launches iOS App And "Mission: Inspire" With Olympic Help

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Community encouragement service LifeKraze has launched its iOS app and announced a campaign, dubbed “Mission: Inspire,” with twelve Olympic athletes to inspire users to “accomplish things” in their everyday lives LifeKraze lets users post 160-character messages (with photos and links, if they want) about their day’s accomplishments (the app preview...
LifeKraze Launches iOS App And "Mission: Inspire" With Olympic Help

Google+ Hangouts Host Olympic Athletes

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All are invited to the series of live chats with U.S. athletes competing in the Olympic Games in London this month....
Google+ Hangouts Host Olympic Athletes

Startups: A Nation of Tinkerers: Crowd-Funding Turns Amateurs Into Inventors

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Image: Bartholomew Cooke I have a lovely artifact of dead media in my house: a radio jukebox from 1946, invented by a friend’s grandfather in his spare time. Radios were expensive, and this handsome metal receiver could be placed in a booth of a diner so that, for a dime,...
Startups: A Nation of Tinkerers: Crowd-Funding Turns Amateurs Into Inventors

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

VIDEO: Olympians find fame on social web

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Olympic athletes competing in lesser known sports in the 2012 London Olympics turn to social media to find fame and connect with their fans....
VIDEO: Olympians find fame on social web
TechCrunch Giveaway: International Olympics Committee Goes Social, Win A Samsung Galaxy And More

Web App Tells You Which Olympic Athlete You Most Resemble

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This web app from BBC News lets you compare yourself to Olympic athletes and find which one you resemble the most....
Web App Tells You Which Olympic Athlete You Most Resemble

Olympic Athletes Win Big On Social Media

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The results are in. The 2012 London Olympics were the most actively followed on social media so far. Twitter has swelled, and Facebook has grown to 900 million active compared to 400 million during the 2010 Winter Olympics and 100 million during the 2008 summer games in Beijing. New figures...
Olympic Athletes Win Big On Social Media

Olympic athletes take to Twitter to rally against strict sponsorship rules

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Rule 40 means athletes in London can't mention non-Olympic sponsors - a constraint some say hurts their financial prospectsMembers of the US Olympics team have used Twitter to protest against airtight rules against unofficial sponsors and ambush marketers in the London Games.Athletes posted tweets in what appeared to be a...
Olympic athletes take to Twitter to rally against strict sponsorship rules

Olympics shine spotlight on social networks

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As Olympic athletes take to a global stage in London this week, participants, coaches and fans are expected to take to their favorite social networks in record numbers....
Olympics shine spotlight on social networks

Tom Daley's Twitter ordeal part of trend faced by other Olympic athletes

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Several Team GB athletes at London 2012 games, including weightlifter Zoe Smith, have been targeted on social networkIt started as a place on the internet where celebrities and sports stars could share amiable updates with their fans across the globe.Now some well-known personalities are quitting Twitter after becoming the target...
Tom Daley's Twitter ordeal part of trend faced by other Olympic athletes
IOC goes for social gold with Olympics hub and official Instagram, Tumblr accounts
Farther, Faster: The technology used by Olympic athletes

Samsung sued by U.S. Olympians over Facebook app

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Samsung has been sued by 18 Olympic athletes over a Facebook app called “Samsung Olympic Genome Project”. The app allows users to play a “six degrees of separation” game using FB profile data and a database of 3,000 athletes while displaying ads for Samsung’s Galaxy products. Bloomberg reports: Samsung Electronics...
Samsung sued by U.S. Olympians over Facebook app

Serena Williams Invests In Mobli, Will Use It To Snap Pics/Video At Olympics

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Serena Williams, tennis superstar and Olympic hopeful, has invested in Mobli, a real-time photo and video sharing mobile application. As an investor she joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Lance Armstrong – a couple of actors and cyclist you may have heard of. Although the nature of her investment has...
Serena Williams Invests In Mobli, Will Use It To Snap Pics/Video At Olympics

DailyDirt: Prosthetic Limbs -- Getting Better All The Time

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One of the most inspiring examples of a person using prosthetic limbs is Oscar Pistorius (aka the "Blade Runner") -- who will be the first leg amputee to compete with carbon fiber feet at the London Olympics. Pistorius was previously disqualified from the 2008 Olympics, but he'll be allowed to...
DailyDirt: Prosthetic Limbs -- Getting Better All The Time

London 2012: Olympic athletes share celebrations on Twitter

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Olympians are starting to let their hair down as events finish, and thanks to social media we can see what they are up toWe mortals may not be staying in the Olympic village, but thanks to social media we can keep a closer eye than ever before on what our...
London 2012: Olympic athletes share celebrations on Twitter

P&G, Walmart, Target and others in this week's top PTAT gainers in retail and consumer merchandise

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Tying in content with the 2012 London Olympics, Thank you, Mom by P&G is one of this week’s top gaining pages in the People Talking About This metric. Walmart has seen the most growth for the week garnering 528,780 engagements – almost two times as much as the next closest, Target...
P&G, Walmart, Target and others in this week's top PTAT gainers in retail and consumer merchandise

The Speed of Sound Is Too Slow for Olympic Athletes

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Sprinters in the position farthest from the pistols were getting slower start times, so organizers switched to an electronic tone....
The Speed of Sound Is Too Slow for Olympic Athletes

Check-in at Olympic stadiums on Foursquare to get a special badge, and location-based fitness tips

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If you’re fanatic about your Foursquare badges and have also found yourself swept up in the pre-Olympic hype, you’re going to love what the location-based service has in store for you. In yet another move which strives to cement London 2012 as the first social media Olympics, the International Olympics...
Check-in at Olympic stadiums on Foursquare to get a special badge, and location-based fitness tips

Olympic athletes' Twitter photographs - in pictures

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Athletes have been taking to social media to share their experience of the Olympics so far...
Olympic athletes' Twitter photographs - in pictures

Getting Ready for the Social Media Olympics

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By Shira Ovide Pegged to the 100-day countdown to this summer’s Olympics in London, the International Olympic Committee Wednesday rolled out a hub pulling in Facebook messages and Twitter posts of Olympic athletes. The Olympic Athletes’ Hub collects in a single directory the existing Facebook and Twitter profiles from athletes...
Getting Ready for the Social Media Olympics
Exclusive: China's online Olympics audience breaks records

TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

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Angry Birds games have been downloaded a total of 1 billion times, Flipboard for Android leaks out, and Samsung’s Galaxy S III prepares to be used by cashless Olympic athletes. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The...
TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]
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