How live is live? That’s a question that soccer fans have been asking themselves when confronted with significantly-delayed World Cup streams.
Goal highlights are the most exciting, shareable and spontaneous moments of the World Cup. But ESPN and others are using copyright law to remove them from social media.
In its first 10 days, the 2014 World Cup has already generated 32 terabytes of IT traffic, more than the entirety of the 2010 Cup in South Africa, according to telecom carrier Oi.
Soccer balls may be flying in Brazil’s major cities during the World Cup, but in rural Campo Maior Google(s goog) is testing a different kind of inflatable. Google launched its Project Loon balloons in Northeast Brazil to connect an isolated local school, Linoca Gayoso, to the internet for the first time. What’s significant about this Loon trial is it used LTE technologies (presumably using a Brazilian carrier’s spectrum), which would allow Google’s stratospheric balloons to link directly to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
You already know where to watch the matches online, but here’s where you can go to learn how to pronounce the Croatian goalkeeper’s name or see a Vine of Dutch star Robin van Persie in a cape.
Want to catch up on what’s going on with the World Cup? Now you can access video highlights right on Google.com.
Pixie wants to keep you from looking at your phone all the time while watching TV by displaying tweets and other information on the big screen.
Want to watch the World Cup while at work, on the go, or without cable? Then check out our ultimate guide with all the links you need to know.
WatchESPN mobile apps are getting Chromecast support, and Watch Disney and WatchABC apps are up next.
We got a chance to talk with Ustream president and co-founder Brad Hunstable in the company’s San Francisco office last week to discuss the company’s evolution and opportunities for future growth, as well as how it sees growing competition from some big-name players.