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The Olympics, Office Jerk, Pimp My Hair and more on this week's top free iOS apps

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With the Olympics starting in less than a week, Olympic themed apps are starting to do very well on the free app charts. NBC’s NBC Olympics Live Extra goes the distance this week, taking the No. 11 spot on the iPhone charts and the No. 1 spot on the iPad charts, while the official...
The Olympics, Office Jerk, Pimp My Hair and more on this week's top free iOS apps
Google Maps shows how we spent summer 2012

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
Netflix streaming activity may have dropped 25 percent due to Olympics coverage
Recruiting Startup Interview Street Holds “Summer Games” For College Students
GamesBeat Giveaways: Clearing out our summer games (housecleaning, week one)

China’s Sina Weibo disables emoticons, quietens microbloggers on Tiananmen Square anniversary

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Today marks 23 years since the bloody end to the Tiananmen Square protests, one of the most controversial events in China’s history. The state does not acknowledge the event so it is of little surprise that, given the focus on censorship, China’s microbloggers find their opinions on the subject quietened. The...
China’s Sina Weibo disables emoticons, quietens microbloggers on Tiananmen Square anniversary

Showyou Adds Olympics Content To Its Apps, Now Has More Than 28,000 Video Clips (And Counting!)

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One problem with 2012 Olympics coverage is that there’s so much of it. If you’re in the U.S., you can turn to NBCOlympics.com for full video coverage of the Summer Games, including clips, highlights, and full-length video of competitions as they happen. But with all that content, it’s difficult to...
Showyou Adds Olympics Content To Its Apps, Now Has More Than 28,000 Video Clips (And Counting!)
TechCrunch Giveaway: International Olympics Committee Goes Social, Win A Samsung Galaxy And More

Vancouver 2010, part 2 of 2

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Seventeen days after it began, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver are now complete. A total of 258 medals were awarded, with the United States, Germany, and Canada collecting the most medals. The second half of the games went much smoother than the glitchy first week, with many memorable performances...
Vancouver 2010, part 2 of 2
Do you like ads? Then you'll love NBC's online Olympics coverage

The Olympic Athletes’ Hub launches, giving fans behind-the-scenes access to London 2012

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When we recently spoke to Alex Huot, the Head of Social Media at the International Olympics Committee, he clued us in on one of the major features online fans can expect from London 2012 – the Athletes’ Hub. With exactly 100 days to go for the start of the big event,...
The Olympic Athletes’ Hub launches, giving fans behind-the-scenes access to London 2012

Acer Iconia A510 Olympic Tab to launch in UK next month

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Acer has been known to celebrate the Olympic Games with special-edition tech, so we weren't exactly surprised when the company launched a festive version of the Iconia Tab A510 this April in anticipation of the Summer Games in London. Now that the event is just two months away, the...
Acer Iconia A510 Olympic Tab to launch in UK next month

Six Weeks After Being Acquired, Socialcam Opens Up Its API To Give Developers Access To Its Video Library

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Video sharing app Socialcam was recently acquired by Autodesk, but just because it’s no longer an indie startup doesn’t mean it’s stopped innovating and rolling out new features. About six weeks after being acquired, Socialcam is opening up its API to let third-party developers build apps around the videos its...
Six Weeks After Being Acquired, Socialcam Opens Up Its API To Give Developers Access To Its Video Library
How to watch the Olympics online in the U.S., quick, dirty, and cheap

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

Facebook's Explore London 2012: Get Social With The Summer Games

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A social network portal helps you find and get Facebook updates from your favorite athletes, national teams, and individual sports during the Olympic Games in London....
Facebook's Explore London 2012: Get Social With The Summer Games

BMW opens i Store in sync with London Olympics, shows tourists their electric destiny

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Technology companies have been lining up to milk the London Olympics spotlight for all it's worth. BMW isn't shy about taking its turn, but it's not looking to cash in -- directly, we mean. The automaker is instead using its just-opened i Store to showcase everything electric and hybrid...
BMW opens i Store in sync with London Olympics, shows tourists their electric destiny

4 iPhone & iPad Apps for Summer Olympics

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Only 35 days remain until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and apps for the iPhone and iPad that help you follow the fun are coming thick and fast. The heavyweights – NBC’s smartphone and tablet apps, which will offer streams of every event, aren't yet available....
4 iPhone & iPad Apps for Summer Olympics

The First Second-Screen Olympics: NBC Goes Mobile and Social

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The 2012 London games have been called the "first social media Olympics," and a unique partnership between NBC and Facebook is a case in point. But the collaboration has another, equally important dimension: The broadcast network is determined to turn this year's summer games into a rich second-screen experience. On Thursday, NBC unveiled...
The First Second-Screen Olympics: NBC Goes Mobile and Social

NBC: Nearly half of Olympics streams are from mobile, tablet

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Nevermind “the first social media Olympics”. What’s really true is this – London’s is the first Summer Games when online video has been consumed in such high quantities and so avidly on portable devices. Defending itself against this week’s “#NBCFail” criticism, NBC on Thursday revealed stats from its first five...
NBC: Nearly half of Olympics streams are from mobile, tablet
GamesBeat Giveaways: Clearing out our summer games (housecleaning, week two)

London 2012 canoeing - Thursday's Google doodle game

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It's the toughest Google doodle sport yet, as search engine athletes have to navigate a canoe slalomAnd so the Google doodle games continue, with perhaps the week's toughest event so far: the canoe slalom.Since Tuesday, the search engine has been providing cute little Olympic sports sims in its doodle window,...
London 2012 canoeing - Thursday's Google doodle game

Amazon slashes PC game prices as Steam sale looms

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While the PC gaming world waits for Steam to kick off its annual summer games sale, Amazon gets an early jump with some deals of its own. The online retailer launched its own summer sale Sunday on downloadable PC games. The sale runs until July 14. Unlike Steam, which...
Amazon slashes PC game prices as Steam sale looms

NBC rebrands Olympic app as NBC Sports Live Extra

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NBC has rebranded its recent sporting app releases for more general use, now than the London 2012 Summer Games are over. The same app used to stream official Olympic Games video feeds and information has been turned into the NBC Sports Live Extra app, with the update taking place on...
NBC rebrands Olympic app as NBC Sports Live Extra

Inhabitat's Week in Green: 3D printed boat, algae-based biofuel and a bus that does push-ups

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. The Olympic flame completed its tour through the UK this week as the 2012 Summer Games officially kicked off on Friday, and all eyes...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: 3D printed boat, algae-based biofuel and a bus that does push-ups
The Olympic Village has finally arrived on the web
HTC CEO Peter Chou will carry Olympic torch on its way to London
Olympic athletes pepper Foursquare with special tips and a new badge

Virgin Media extends free tube WiFi for all until 2013

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Tweeting about the obnoxious individuals you share a tube platform with was expected to be a one-time thing if you weren't a Virgin Media customer. The Branson-backed provider had said that, once the summer games had finished, it would make the service exclusive to its own broadband subscribers. Now,...
Virgin Media extends free tube WiFi for all until 2013
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