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Samsung in Olympic form showing how to work the refs

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The attorney for Samsung decides to cross the judge in an amazing display of chutzpah - but it may pay off later in the trial. [Read more]...
Samsung in Olympic form showing how to work the refs

Google's Olympic doodle (with no reference to the Olympics)

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Google presents a cute doodle for the Olympics opening ceremony. Yet the IOC's strict guidelines mean that Google must skirt around the edges of the celebration. [Read more]...
Google's Olympic doodle (with no reference to the Olympics)

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
TechCrunch PSA: Olwimpics Blocker Blocks The Olympics

How Apple, Microsoft can stop NBC's Olympic contempt

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While NBC continues to receive deserved criticism for its Olympic myopia by refusing to show events live on TV, it's the advertisers who are complicit and therefore have the power to change NBC's habits. [Read more]...
How Apple, Microsoft can stop NBC's Olympic contempt

Should gov.uk be Design of the Year?

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The simple, functional gov.uk website has won Design of the Year, beating reinvented wheels and AidPods for the prize. So is it the 'Paul Smith of websites'? Share your thoughts hereAt first glance, gov.uk may not look like a great work of design - let alone the Design of the...
Should gov.uk be Design of the Year?

Olympic Twitter Tracker Visualizes Tweets [VIDEO] - http://bit.ly/bVcelg

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Olympic Twitter Tracker Visualizes Tweets [VIDEO] - http://bit.ly/bVcelg

NBC's Olympic Twitter Tracer is pretty cool http://bit.ly/cS5x1b

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NBC's Olympic Twitter Tracer is pretty cool http://bit.ly/cS5x1b

Testing NBC's Olympic live-stream: It works (I think)

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An early encounter with the NBC Olympic live-stream suggests a slightly eerie experience, where there are no commentators, save for distant English voices. [Read more]...
Testing NBC's Olympic live-stream: It works (I think)

Photo of the day: Bill Gates and Warren Buffett play ping pong

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Now, here’s a pairing we’d love to see at GeekWire’s upcoming ping-pong tournament. At the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting earlier this week, billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett busted out some ping pong paddles to take on U.S. Olympic ping-pong master Ariel Hsing. “I held my own for a while, but she...
Photo of the day: Bill Gates and Warren Buffett play ping pong

Twitter's New Rules Could Stop UK Users Tweeting About 'Super-Injunctions'

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Perhaps one our favorite moments of civil disobedience last year was that of British Twitter user's repeated flouting of the UK's ridiculous "super-injunction" laws. In case you forgot, the incident largely revolved around the use of "super-injunctions", granted by the UK's High court, to prevent newspapers reporting certain cases...
Twitter's New Rules Could Stop UK Users Tweeting About 'Super-Injunctions'

London Eye light show to gauge Olympic moaning on Twitter

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London ferris wheel set to be turned into a giant social-networking sentiment tracker measuring residents' feelings about the Olympics. Hint: many are anticipating transport nightmares. [Read more]...
London Eye light show to gauge Olympic moaning on Twitter

Samsung unpacks the Galaxy tomorrow, we'll be liveblogging the London event right here!

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Is that Galaxy S II feeling a bit stale? It's just about time for Samsung to name a successor to the massively popular smartphone, live at the company's Mobile Unpacked event at the Earls Court Olympic venue. We'll surely see a brand new mainstream handset make its debut, but...
Samsung unpacks the Galaxy tomorrow, we'll be liveblogging the London event right here!

Google's Olympic doodles get interactive with button-mashing hurdles

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Google has already churned out quite a few of its trademark doodles for the Olympics, but it's upped its game considerably today for its depiction of the hurdles. Pressing that red play button on the search engine's front page will let you test your Track & Field skills (and...
Google's Olympic doodles get interactive with button-mashing hurdles

Olympic Google doodle takes Web canoeists on a wild ride

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Web giant's latest interactive doodle highlighting events at the London Games gives users a canoe, paddle, and water course to complete. [Read more]...
Olympic Google doodle takes Web canoeists on a wild ride

Is Twitter's Olympic knee jerk about money?

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Twitter suspends a British journalist who happened to criticize NBC's Olympics coverage for doing something that seemed not to be against its rules. Might its commercial partnership with NBC have hooded its eyes? [Read more]...
Is Twitter's Olympic knee jerk about money?

In Age of Twitter, NBC Rewrites Olympic Playbook

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In NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters, workers were hustling Friday to transform the “Saturday Night Live” sound stage into a command center for coverage of the 2012 Olympics Games. Much of this is familiar territory for America’s No. 3 network. NBC has broadcast nearly all the summer games to the U.S....
In Age of Twitter, NBC Rewrites Olympic Playbook

RT @constantnos: @vrypan preview? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNOE4w8WrVc #Olympic

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RT @constantnos: @vrypan preview? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNOE4w8WrVc #Olympic
NBC's Olympic portal goes live, ready to stream all 32 sports
London Eye light show to be powered by Olympic tweet positivity

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

McKayla is Impressed with Stephen Colbert

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Pretty great mid-August Friday viewing: A clip from last night’s Colbert Report featuring not one but two Olympic memes. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive...
McKayla is Impressed with Stephen Colbert

Google Doodles Let Users Jumps Hurdles, Shoot Hoops

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The Olympic-themed doodles let you get in the spirit of the games as an armchair, and keyboard, athlete....
Google Doodles Let Users Jumps Hurdles, Shoot Hoops

Olympic portal opens on Facebook

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Facebook announces a dedicated portal for London 2012 to allow fans to "connect with their favourite Olympians" at the Games....
Olympic portal opens on Facebook

Olympic Drinking Games: Vancouver Gets the Gold

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Olympic Drinking Games: Vancouver Gets the Gold

Today's Scuttlebot: Microsoft Insights and Olympic Tweets

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Monday's selection includes a silly cellphone commercial; dividing the property when a couple with a technology fortune divorces; and a video that is lost in augmented-reality land....
Today's Scuttlebot: Microsoft Insights and Olympic Tweets

NBC, Adobe Unveil Live Olympic Streaming App

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NBC which plans to stream all of the London Olympics to Web viewers this summer, will also make the games available on iPhones, iPads and some Android devices. A free “NBC Olympics Live Extra” app, created by Adobe, should be available today; like NBC’s Web video, most of the app’s...
NBC, Adobe Unveil Live Olympic Streaming App

Samsung ChatON for Android gets Olympic Buddy feature, also sports a new logo

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Ever since its August debut late last year, Samsung's ChatON application has been a moderate hit amongst folks using iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Android devices. Now, along with outing a slightly redesigned logo (pictured above), the Korean outfit's also updated its app in Google's sweet OS to version...
Samsung ChatON for Android gets Olympic Buddy feature, also sports a new logo

Samsung’s Tomorrow: How Twitter has become its go-to place to launch new phones and products

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Samsung’s mobile charge is no fluke. The company’s range of Galaxy S smartphones have fused the very latest technologies with industry-leading hardware. Combined sales of its Galaxy S and Galaxy S II smartphones exceed the 40 million mark, with the latter surpassing 20 million units shipped in 10 months. Whilst...
Samsung’s Tomorrow: How Twitter has become its go-to place to launch new phones and products

Samsung Galaxy S III owners to get free Olympics livestream from Eurosport

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New owners of the Olympic's official smartphone that missed out on Samsung's initial ticket giveaway still have a chance to catch plenty of the action live. Eurosport has announced that it'll be offering a free month of access to its streaming app for Galaxy S III owners -- as...
Samsung Galaxy S III owners to get free Olympics livestream from Eurosport
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