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Adobe and NBC team up for the first-ever Olympics apps

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

Bolstering our infrastructure

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Last night, the world tuned in to Twitter to share the election results as U.S. voters chose a president and settled many other campaigns. Throughout the day, people sent more than 31 million election-related Tweets (which contained certain key terms and relevant hashtags). And as results rolled in, we tracked...
Bolstering our infrastructure

With 3 million users, Banjo updates its app, taking you anywhere you want to see things in real-time

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Banjo is back and just updated its mobile app to help take you where you want to go in real-time while connecting you with people. This location-based service that shares information about the people around you has expanded its reach. Now, its 3 million users can check out places around...
With 3 million users, Banjo updates its app, taking you anywhere you want to see things in real-time

Olympics Crack Down On Anyone Mentioning Them Without Paying... As White House Tells Everyone To Set Up Olympics Parties

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We've covered for years how overly aggressive the Olympics are in protecting their "IP" -- to the point that they often get special laws passed that grant them extra IP rights, which they use to block pretty much anyone who hasn't paid from using the word "Olympics" at all, or...
Olympics Crack Down On Anyone Mentioning Them Without Paying... As White House Tells Everyone To Set Up Olympics Parties

Media Decoder Blog: Olympics and Asset Sales Help Lift Comcast Profits

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An increase in the average payment for a video subscription -- to more than $150 month -- helped the cable company offset a decline in the number of subscribers....
Media Decoder Blog: Olympics and Asset Sales Help Lift Comcast Profits

Five Cyber Risks to Avoid to Enjoy London Olympics Safely

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More people than ever will be watching and following the Olympics online and with mobile devices--and the cyber criminals know this....
Five Cyber Risks to Avoid to Enjoy London Olympics Safely
HTC CEO Peter Chou Reflects On A Rough 2012, Says 2013 "Won't Be Too Bad"

Critic Of NBC Olympics Coverage Has Twitter Account Suspended for Posting Exec's Email

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Twitter shut down Independent reporter Guy Adams after he tweeted a top NBC executive’s email address. Adams has been a staunch critic of NBC’s Olympics coverage, tweeting up a storm about NBC’s factual inaccuracies and other broadcast shortcomings. Adams tweeted the corporate email address of Gary Zenkel, President of the NBC...
Critic Of NBC Olympics Coverage Has Twitter Account Suspended for Posting Exec's Email
Did Twitter ban a journalist for #NBCFail?

[Video] How to Stream the 2012 London Olympics, With or Without Cable

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There are a lot of ways to get your 2012 Olympics fix. Here's how to do, whether or not you're a cable subscriber....
[Video] How to Stream the 2012 London Olympics, With or Without Cable
Fans turn to mobile devices for Olympic searches, says Google

YouTube And The Olympics: 231M Video Streams And Up To 500K Concurrent Viewers

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The less said about the quality of NBC’s Olympics coverage in the U.S., the better, but in terms of the quantity of live and recorded Olympics video streamed this year, the partnership between NBC and YouTube clearly worked out well. Even by YouTube’s standards, live streaming the Olympics for NBC...
YouTube And The Olympics: 231M Video Streams And Up To 500K Concurrent Viewers

The BBC outlines its plans to push ‘Red Button’ online

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When discussing the BBC’s digital services, iPlayer and its website will likely feature highly in the conversation agenda. But what about the BBC Red Button? First introduced in 1999 as BBC Text, the Red Button constitutes part of the BBC’s digital TV offering, replacing its analogue Ceefax service. Today, the...
The BBC outlines its plans to push ‘Red Button’ online

Search In Pics: Yahoo Family Olympics, Google Fiber Stickers & Panda iPhone Wallpaper

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In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Google Fiber Stickers: Source: Google+ Google Street View Cars: Source:... Please...
Search In Pics: Yahoo Family Olympics, Google Fiber Stickers & Panda iPhone Wallpaper

Olympics launch Foursquare tie-up

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A tie-up between the Olympic Games and Foursquare means users can now "check-in" at past and present Games landmarks....
Olympics launch Foursquare tie-up

Yahoo Edges in on Olympics Coverage With Second-Screen Campaign

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Fresh on the heels of Facebook’s announced partnership with NBC to cover the Olympic Games, Yahoo announced Wednesday it will offer connected TV and second-screen experiences to complement NBC’s Olympics coverage. Much like Facebook’s pitch, Yahoo’s plan is to push consumers to use Yahoo’s connected apps — like its social...
Yahoo Edges in on Olympics Coverage With Second-Screen Campaign
Hold up, Olympics may have actually boosted Netflix streaming activity

Olympics boost to outdoor advertising

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Advertisers booked campaigns across London during 2012 event, but TV and newspapers report decline in revenuesOutdoor advertising was significantly boosted by the London Olympics last summer, although other sectors including TV and newspapers saw revenues decline during the period.The big Olympic winner was, as expected, the outdoor advertising sector, which...
Olympics boost to outdoor advertising

Olympics, Formula 1 to hit 3D TV in UK

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British residents will soon be getting the 3D experience broadcast into their homes. The BBC has announced that it will offer limited coverage of the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London in 3D. Sky, another British content provider, has disclosed that it may show some of the auto races...
Olympics, Formula 1 to hit 3D TV in UK
Helicopter video reveals GTA-style law enforcement in Brazilian slums

Digg relaunch will draw from Realtime, a new search engine for hot links

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When the social news tool Digg relaunches next week — Wednesday to be exact — it will get help from a new product called Realtime, a search engine that surfaces links being shared the most across the Web. Realtime is owned by Bitly, the URL shortening company with the biggest market...
Digg relaunch will draw from Realtime, a new search engine for hot links
NBC recruits Google and ComScore to measure viewership for 2012 Olympics

Twitter restores reporter's account, tweet with NBC e-mail remains

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Two days after his account was suspended, the U.K. reporter who touched off a media kerfuffle about corporate control of speech is back on Twitter. The Independent’s Guy Adams, who made his name bashing NBC’s Olympic coverage, reappeared on the service midday Tuesday. Here’s a look at his return plus...
Twitter restores reporter's account, tweet with NBC e-mail remains

UK Trying To Censor Parody Video About The 2012 Olympics

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We've discussed for many years how the Olympics has a ridiculously overaggressive approach to attacking free speech for those who criticize or mention aspects of the Olympics without permission. In most locations that host the Olympics, special extraordinary laws get passed against specific expressions around the Olympics that go beyond...
UK Trying To Censor Parody Video About The 2012 Olympics

Google's Nikesh Arora: 'We Found Our Model' For YouTube

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Google SVP and chief business officer Nikesh Arora touted growth at YouTube on the company’s earnings call today, saying that the company had finally found a business model for the giant video site. Without giving firm numbers, Arora said the site had come a long way since 2007, when some...
Google's Nikesh Arora: 'We Found Our Model' For YouTube

NBC Reruns On Netflix Boost Comcast's Bottom Line

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Netflix is trying its hand at producing new TV shows, like Lillyhammer. But it is spending the vast majority of its ballooning content budget buying old stuff. A good reminder of that comes from today’s Comcast earnings report, where the cable giant notes that its NBC broadcast unit posted a...
NBC Reruns On Netflix Boost Comcast's Bottom Line

Olympics Shuts Down Non-Commercial Online Service That Helped People Get Tickets

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Another day, another story of Olympics insanity. Apparently the website for the London Olympics has a really awful interface that highlights tickets that are available. So, some enterprising coders quickly hacked together a better system, called 2012TicketAlert that would help alert people when new tickets were available. It was just...
Olympics Shuts Down Non-Commercial Online Service That Helped People Get Tickets

Olympic Level Ridiculousness: You Can't Link To The Olympics Website If You Say Something Mean About Them

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For years, we've highlighted the overaggressive nature of the Olympics in over-protecting their intellectual property -- even to the level of getting host countries to pass special IP laws that only apply to the Olympics. But this sense of ultimate entitlement seems to pervade everything that the Olympics does. It...
Olympic Level Ridiculousness: You Can't Link To The Olympics Website If You Say Something Mean About Them

London Olympics 2012: Tom Daley exposes Twitter troll

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Tom Daley has exposed a teenage "troll" who accused him of letting down his late father by missing out on an Olympic medal....
London Olympics 2012: Tom Daley exposes Twitter troll
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