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Dennis Crowley is Live-Tweeting the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Explosions

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(Photo: Dan Lampariello, via Twitter) Earlier this afternoon, two huge explosions ripped through downtown Boston near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, injuring spectators and athletes alike. It’s still very unclear what’s going on, but there’s a familiar face reporting in from the scene. Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley was...
Dennis Crowley is Live-Tweeting the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Explosions

Olympic technology winners and losers

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Tweeting spectators blamed for cycling data hiccup as the weekend's Olympic action suffers from several technology-related problems....
Olympic technology winners and losers

Interview: Olympics' social boss says media should join the network

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Restrictions on athletes’ and spectators’ stadium photo uploads are necessary to protect broadcast rightsholders’ outlay, International Olympic Committee social media head Alex Huot says. In a room set aside for family of athletes at Team GB’s Olympic Park headquarters, Huot told me media organisations and sport tournaments are now each part...
Interview: Olympics' social boss says media should join the network

Twitch takes its video-streaming app for gamers to the Xbox 360, but it's for spectators only

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Launched in 2007, Justin.tv is one of the stalwarts of Web-based video streaming, which is why we were particularly interested when it branched out a gaming-focused offshoot called Twitch back in the summer of 2011. Just to recap, Twitch is a video-streaming platform-cum-social community for gamers, claiming more than 34...
Twitch takes its video-streaming app for gamers to the Xbox 360, but it's for spectators only

Disrupt New York Is Back At Pier 94. And Hackers, It’s Go Time.

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TechCrunch went big in 2011 and turned a huge 133,000 square feet working pier in New York City into a unique conference venue for the startup community. After a year of experience and thoughtful planning, we’re heading back to Pier 94 in Midtown Manhattan for NYC Disrupt. And this time,...
Disrupt New York Is Back At Pier 94. And Hackers, It’s Go Time.

Props say urgent scrum reform is needed before it ruins the game

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Front row experts argue that action on rugby union's iconic set play must become a key priority for administrators• The view from the propsWhat is the difference between a scrum in rugby league and one in rugby union? The ball emerges from the former. Long gone are the days when...
Props say urgent scrum reform is needed before it ruins the game

Olympic cycling timing failure could have been avoided, say mobile firms

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Industry sources say Locog did not warn them they were using mobile network for GPS data after road race coverage was hitLondon 2012 organisers could have avoided the technical and timing problems that plagued the men's cycling road race on Saturday if they had notified mobile networks in advance, it...
Olympic cycling timing failure could have been avoided, say mobile firms

What The Future Of Advertising On Google Glass Might Look Like

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Early trials of Google Glass are earning some serious hype. Tech bloggers are almost panting with excitement. Ad agencies are "literally begging to get a pair." Google got so many submissions for the Glass Explorer program, in which early adopters could pay $1,500 for the chance to test out a...
What The Future Of Advertising On Google Glass Might Look Like

London 2012 opening ceremony: Danny can trust me to #savethesurprise

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The Olympics rehearsal was one hell of a spectacle. In this era of leaks and social media, I'm happy to keep its secretsThis morning my mother-in-law called from France eager to find out what the rehearsal for the Olympic Games opening ceremony had been like. "What were the sheep doing?"...
London 2012 opening ceremony: Danny can trust me to #savethesurprise

Peter Bradshaw on watching films in the digital age

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'So iPhones and iPads let us watch films without going to the cinema? How very 1940s ...'I recently read, in this paper, an elegant and fascinating review by Steven Poole of a book called In Broad Daylight: Movies and Spectators After the Cinema, by Gabriele Pedullà. The book is about...
Peter Bradshaw on watching films in the digital age

Olympics powerless over web video

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Olympic bosses admit their ban on spectators posting videos and images on social networking sites will be unenforceable....
Olympics powerless over web video

How a crowd came to the aid of bullied bus monitor Karen Klein | Paul Hilder

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For too long we've witnessed injustice but been powerless to do anything about it. Our new social media are changing thatIn the last few days, millions of people have watched the YouTube video of bus monitor Karen H Klein being bullied by a group of kids. It's a heart-wrenching experience....
How a crowd came to the aid of bullied bus monitor Karen Klein | Paul Hilder
'You cannot pass' until we check your devices at the Super Bowl door

While publishers levy digital fees, Time Out goes free on London streets

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As tens of thousands of Olympics spectators visit London, Time Out Group has decided to abandon its £3.25 magazine cover price and distribute free on the city’s streets. From autumn, the magazine will be given away at London Underground stations in zones one and two. The publisher plans to distribute...
While publishers levy digital fees, Time Out goes free on London streets

An Impotent Facebook Army: Non-voters Favor Obama 2-1

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Elementary school algebra shows that social media has nearly zero impact on elections: Obama has 7 times more Facebook fans than Mitt Romney (28 million vs. 4 million), yet he is ahead by only 3% in national polls. A survey from USA Today unearths new evidence why Obama’s Facebook army is all...
An Impotent Facebook Army: Non-voters Favor Obama 2-1

False start?: Olympic organisers say photo uploads are allowed

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Olympics organisers have taken to social media to say spectators and athletes can upload photos from this summer’s London games venues, despite guidance apparently to the contrary. (1 of 3) Social media info: anyone attending @London2012 events is welcome to take pictures in venues… — London 2012 (@London2012) April 26, 2012...
False start?: Olympic organisers say photo uploads are allowed

PBS explores the world of people who get paid to play video games

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From LAN parties to MLG, the history of competitive gaming has been a fascinating one. Following up on similarly themed episodes, like the one back in October that explored the indie gaming community, PBS's Off Book is tackling the world of competition, cramming as much info as it can...
PBS explores the world of people who get paid to play video games

Facebook Launches Its Olympics Offensive

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News updates all day from Fast Company.As the London 2012 Olympic games approach, Facebook has made a big play to capitalize on the PR opportunities and has launched its official Page for the games as a frontpiece to the games itself, the sports, countries and athletes taking part, suggesting users...
Facebook Launches Its Olympics Offensive

SHERYL SANDBERG: The 'Stereotype Threat' Is The Biggest Reason Women Fail

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is promoting her controversial book, Lean In, on 60 Minutes tonight. In a CBS preview, she defends her message that women should take more responsibility for their own success by saying, "I'm not blaming women" but "there's an awful lot we can do."  Her critics also say...
SHERYL SANDBERG: The 'Stereotype Threat' Is The Biggest Reason Women Fail

Solar-powered plane takes off on flight across US

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A one-of-a-kind aircraft powered solely by solar energy took to the skies above Silicon Valley early Friday morning on the first leg of a planned trip across the U.S.The aircraft, called Solar Impulse, has the wingspan of a jumbo jet but weighs the same as a small passenger car...
Solar-powered plane takes off on flight across US

How Major League Gaming went all-in, landed on its feet, and raised millions

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We’re big fans of Major League Gaming here at TNW, mostly because we find that the company sits at the intersection of hardware, gaming, and what one might call ‘the cult of technology.’ Major League Gaming, MLG for short, is a company that hosts competitive gaming tournaments around the United...
How Major League Gaming went all-in, landed on its feet, and raised millions

Weinstein, The New Einstein?

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Weinstein, The New Einstein?: Alok Jha on Eric Weinstein, a New York hedge fund manager who may -- may -- have solved the biggest riddle in science: the bridge between general relativity and quantum mechanics: In Weinstein's theory, called Geometric Unity, he proposes a 14-dimensional "observerse" that has our familiar...
Weinstein, The New Einstein?

Boot up: Metro apps usage, Pirate Bay hacking case, iOS 7 + Flickr?, and more

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Plus IBM's Watson heads towards phones (sorta), how Lotus lost, hyperattentive Kinects, and moreA burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamMetro Apps Usage Report >> SolutoHow often are Metro apps used? We found that, on average, a Windows 8 user will launch...
Boot up: Metro apps usage, Pirate Bay hacking case, iOS 7 + Flickr?, and more

Major League Gaming's epic esports weekend: 2.6 million tuned in to its competitive gaming tournaments

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Over the past weekend, Major League Gaming held its first ‘offline’ event of the year. Gamers, fans, and brands flocked to Texas where the company put on a massive three-day gaming expo featuring three tournaments in League of Legends, Starcraft 2, and Call of Duty. Major League Gaming, a company generally known...
Major League Gaming's epic esports weekend: 2.6 million tuned in to its competitive gaming tournaments

The racing line: Exploring NASCAR's technological dichotomy

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His car was sent spinning skyward. Two tires, an engine and a cloud of other components found their way through the safety fence, injuring 28 spectators who were sitting trackside. When all was still, Kyle Larson's blue and white #32 Chevrolet Camaro was nearly ripped in half. This incident,...
The racing line: Exploring NASCAR's technological dichotomy

The Social Network Is All Around You: A Lesson From Burning Man

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Every year at Burning Man, I have the same argument. Someone plays the role of the starry-eyed futurist, someone else is the grizzly survivalist. The futurist says, "If only we had map and chat apps out here, we could meet everyone and see everything! It would be a utopia!" The...
The Social Network Is All Around You: A Lesson From Burning Man

The First Truly Social Olympics: Tell Me How You Really Feel

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It’s a brave new world my friends. There were more tweets sent in a single day during the Olympics last week than there were during the entire 17-day competition in Beijing in 2008. In 2010, during the Vancouver Winter Olympics, there were around 307,000 mentions of the term Olympics during...
The First Truly Social Olympics: Tell Me How You Really Feel

No UGC, please – but will the Olympics’ social media strategy work?

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Like some of the athletes it will host this summer, London 2012′s upcoming Olympic Games is exerting itself and sweating hard, to ensure its teammates in Big Media can win out. According to tickets’ entry terms for event spectators: “Images, video and sound recordings of the Games taken by a...
No UGC, please – but will the Olympics’ social media strategy work?
These Tech Tools Can Help You Find Missing Loved Ones At The Boston Marathon

After hours at NAB: A closer look at Red's Dragon upgrade operation (video)

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Red's clean room on the NAB show floor is typically no place for camera crews, but after adding a bit of protection, Red President Jarred Land gave us the green light to step inside the company's sacred space for a closer look at operation Dragon upgrade. The view from...
After hours at NAB: A closer look at Red's Dragon upgrade operation (video)
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