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NFL “pay to play” Superbowl halftime act deal rumored

NFL “pay to play” Superbowl halftime act deal rumored

It’s a little-known fact that the NFL doesn’t actually pay Superbowl halftime performers to play during the most-watched sporting event of the season every year. What’s even more under-wraps is the idea that the NFL may take things another step this year: asking performers to pay THEM to play during halftime. When you think about it, it does (sort of) make sense.

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PixMob details turning 80,000 Super Bowl fans into massive video display

PixMob details turning 80,000 Super Bowl fans into massive video display

Those who watched the Super Bowl yesterday likely marveled at the bright lights flashing from the stands during the half time show, something that was both a wonderful backdrop for the blow-out event and a bit puzzling for those watching at home. As it turned out, those who attended were given special hats before the show, each equipped with technology to collectively pull off the theatrics.

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Super Bowl ads: U2 release (RED) Invisible track and Maserati pitches Ghibli

Super Bowl ads: U2 release (RED) Invisible track and Maserati pitches Ghibli

Superband U2 released a free track in aid of (RED) and Maserati pitched a 1-percenter car at the 2014 Super Bowl today, as the keenly-observed commercials made their play during the big Seahawks vs. Broncos game. The new track, Invisible, is available through iTunes as a free download until 11:59pm EST on Monday, February 3rd; during that period, every download will see Bank of America donate a dollar to (RED)'s AIDs research.

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Super Bowl to block live stream watching to make way for tweets and posts

Super Bowl to block live stream watching to make way for tweets and posts

In every large gathering or event today, you'll see crowds of people holding up their smartphones or tablets to snap up the experience and share it with the world. To help make that new behavior as painless as possible, the NFL has decided ahead of time that it will prevent people inside the stadium from watching live video streams during the Super Bowl XLVIII match between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.

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Super Bowl 2014 online streaming provided by Fox for “free”

Super Bowl 2014 online streaming provided by Fox for “free”

So you're searching for a place to stream Super Bowl XXVIII legally and free, yes? This year the rights go to Fox Sports, and the group will be so kind as to stream the event in its entirety through both their website for all computers and their app for Apple products on iOS. This includes all the commercials you can handle and the halftime show to boot!

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Super Bowl XLVII set live stream viewing records

Super Bowl XLVII set live stream viewing records

We mentioned earlier this week that Internet usage during the Super Bowl last weekend dropped 15% as people turned off the computer and tuned into the game. However, for millions of viewers all around the world the only way they could watch the Super Bowl was to stream the game online. The game streamed via CBSSports.com, NFL.com, and NFL Mobile from Verizon live.

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Internet usage in US dropped 15% during Super Bowl

Internet usage in US dropped 15% during Super Bowl

It may not come as much of a surprise, but it turns out that not a lot of people get on their computers during the Super Bowl. Even though the big game was available for streaming online for the second year in a row, it seems that not many users took advantage of it. However, it turns out that the live stream accounted for 3% of internet traffic during that time.

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