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The World’s Largest HD LED Displays Are Coming to the Jaguars’ Football Stadium

The World’s Largest HD LED Displays Are Coming to the Jaguars’ Football Stadium

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Daktronics have teamed up to bring  the largest HD LED video displays in the world to each end zone at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. Each display, which are 60 feet high by 362 feet wide, features more than 21,700 square feet of active display area – almost enough to cover the entire ...

Forget Germany: The World Cup’s Winners Were Facebook and Twitter

Forget Germany: The World Cup’s Winners Were Facebook and Twitter

Both Twitter and Facebook say they've hit new usage records thanks to Sunday's World Cup Final. Facebook reveals that 88 million people left more than 280 million posts, comments, and likes about the Germany vs. Argentina game, surpassing the previous engagement record for a single sporting event set during Superbowl XLVII ...

Apple’s iBeacon Adds Interactive Attractions at MLB Stadiums

Apple’s iBeacon Adds Interactive Attractions at MLB Stadiums

Major League Baseball was among the first to embrace Apple’s iBeacon technology on a wide scale, installing them in 28 MLB ballparks across the U.S. last year to help iPhone owners check-in to games automatically and collect special offers. Now, the project is entering phase two, with a debut project at this year’s ...

The U.S. vs. Germany World Cup Game Set a New WatchESPN Record

The U.S. vs. Germany World Cup Game Set a New WatchESPN Record

The WatchESPN app (or site, or however you access it) was the way that many Americans were watching the US vs. Germany World Cup match on Thursday. So many, in fact, that the site had issues serving all of its users in the first half. Some folks, including me, couldn’t log on until many minutes into the match. Still, that ...

Brazil’s World Cup Water Bottles Track Hydration Levels

Brazil’s World Cup Water Bottles Track Hydration Levels

  Everyone knows you should drink plenty of fluids when playing sports, but hydration actually becomes an exact science when the pride of your nation is at stake during something like the World Cup. That's why at this year's tournament, Brazil's soccer team is using specially-designed Gatorade bottles that track ...

Warning: Don’t Give Personal Info to World Cup Instagram Accounts

Warning: Don’t Give Personal Info to World Cup Instagram Accounts

With World Cup fever in full swing, EA is expecting buzz from the event to drive players back into its hit FIFA soccer game series. It’s also touting FIFA Ultimate Team, an online companion service that lets players build their own fantasy sports-style teams for use in the game. One thing it’s not doing to promote FIFA ...

Apps, Fragmentation and the Future of TV

Apps, Fragmentation and the Future of TV

Are you watching the World Cup? I am, and I’m loving every minute of it. If I’m home and there’s a World Cup game being played, it’s on my TV. Even if I’m doing other things, it’s on in the background … it’s easy to tell when something exciting is happening (or about to happen) because the announcers start ...

World Cup Kicked Off by a Paraplegic in Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

World Cup Kicked Off by a Paraplegic in Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

A paraplegic man has made the first kick of the World Cup using a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton. Juliano Pinto, a 29-year-old with complete paralysis of the lower trunk, performed the symbolic kick-off at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. Using his robotic suit, Mr Pinto kicked the official ball a short distance ...

World Cup Tips Help You Use Your Cell Phone Abroad

World Cup Tips Help You Use Your Cell Phone Abroad

Soccer fans around the world would rather be in Brazil right now than anywhere else. But most will stay home for the 2014 World Cup. If you're not spending the next month in Brazil, you can still catch every game, no matter where you are. WatchESPN will live-stream all 64 games, available both online and on your mobile ...

Poll: World Cup Watchers Will Be Glued to Twitter, Mobile Apps

Poll: World Cup Watchers Will Be Glued to Twitter, Mobile Apps

Millions of people across the United States will be glued to their televisions, laptops and mobile devices over the next month to keep up with the 2014 World Cup. But how social of an experience will it be? Influenster, a community of social media tastemakers, polled over a thousand American men and women, 18-45 years ...