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Thursday, 10 June 2010

Twitter Has A Way To Show Off Your World Cup Allegiances / via @techcrunch

During the last World Cup in 2006, Twitter had just a few thousands users. Now they have 125 million users sending 65 million tweets a day — and 65% of those users are outside the U.S. As such, they’ve created a special section on to highlight this year’s version of the sporting event that brings the world together.

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Wednesday, 9 June 2010

ITV readies iPhone streaming in time for World Cup (via Brand Republic) #RealtimeCup

Football fans will be able to watch live games broadcast on ITV1 and ITV4 as well as access tournament schedule information provided by Red Bee Media's broadcast data services.

The free application, developed with Red Bee Media, will be accessible via the iPhone's web browser and can be displayed as an ITV brand icon on the iPhone desktop.

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Foursquare announces World Cup badges with CNN, tests badge rewards /via VentureBeat

With CNN, Foursquare is releasing two new World Cup badges: South Africa Explorer and Super Fan. To get the first, you have to visit South Africa to attend the World Cup and check in, or announce your location to your friends, on Foursquare. For the rest of the world, you can earn the Super Fan badge by checking in at World Cup viewing parties. Over 100 venues will be seeded with tips from CNN employees, Mashable reports.

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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Univision: live streaming the World Cup with a 'suite of social tools' (via @mashable)

Univision will also be live streaming every single match for free online at In addition to matches, Univision has updated their suite of social media options with real-time game stats, commentary, player interviews and behind-the-scene exclusives. For anyone looking to get a jump on the games, Univision offers video on match history and player profiles from World Cup legends past and present. While the site is pretty self-explanatory, knowledge of Spanish helps.

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