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2.1 million football fans streamed the Super Bowl legally says NBC

2.1 million football fans streamed the Super Bowl legally says NBC

Federal authorities moved to shut down as many illegal streaming sites as possible ahead of the Super Bowl last weekend. It has become very common over the years for websites to illegally stream the Super Bowl, even Tom Brady did it. The big difference this year is the fans could watch the Super Bowl streaming from NBC legally and according to NBC, several million people did just that.

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Hulu users vote Honda’s ad as top Super Bowl commercial

Hulu users vote Honda’s ad as top Super Bowl commercial

Video streaming service Hulu teamed up with advertising group Ad Age to create an online portal that featured Super Bowl ads from this year and years past. Immediately after the big game, while much of the country was busy cheering and reveling, there were some dedicated commercial fans who voted on Hulu to choose their favorite ad of the night. The winner of the unofficial contest was actually just a teaser of one of the commercials that went live before the game - Volkswagen's "The Bark Side" ad preview.

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Foursquare shows us where people watched the Super Bowl

Foursquare shows us where people watched the Super Bowl

Yesterday, as all Super Bowls are, was a massive celebration of American tradition and an event that brought millions of people together. So you know what that means - it's time to analyze all the different possible social media channels that were impacted. We already know it was a record-setting day on Twitter, and now here's a look at where people checked in all around the country to various Super Bowl events.

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Twitter blew up in the final 3 min of the Super Bowl

Twitter blew up in the final 3 min of the Super Bowl

By any measure, Twitter is a very popular social networking/microblogging website. Millions of people around the world use Twitter every day to share things as mundane as what they had for breakfast to important business details. Twitter has in fact been beefing up its support for corporate pages by allowing companies more customization with the rollout of more enhanced pages. Something else that Twitter has been used for by more and more people is to share news of current happening events in real-time.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady admits he illegally streamed Super Bowl last year

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady admits he illegally streamed Super Bowl last year

At Super Bowl XLVI, Tom Brady will pretty much have the best seat in the house. But last year was a bit different - he was in Costa Rica and couldn't exactly tune in to watch the game on TV. So he did what any good football fan would have done. He watched it on an illegal Super Bowl website. For shame, Tom. For shame. And I'm not just saying that because I'm a Giants fan.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 3, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 3, 2012

The Super Bowl is drawing nearer and nearer by the day, just one week left until the biggest American Football game of the year, and the apps are pouring in: the Official NFL Guide, Verizon's own official stream, and PlayUp with real NFL stars chatting amongst them. There's a bit of a tip on the iPhone 5 in that it'll be revealed at WWDC in June. And perhaps of some slightly larger importance, an Earth twin has been discovered a mere 22 light-years away.

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PlayUp Super Bowl XLVI real-time chat to host real NFL stars

PlayUp Super Bowl XLVI real-time chat to host real NFL stars

In the race to grab the greatest application to work with fans hoping to get the closest to the Super Bowl XLVI action here in 2012, PlayUp has come correct with two real NFL stars aiming to chat with fans. Through the PlayUp live group-chat platform working in all web browsers and on the iPhone in its own unique app, St Louis Rams Running Back Steven Jackson and Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson will high five fans the whole game long. The app and the web-based platform are both free to use and these football stars will be kicking it along with normal citizens like you and I the whole game long.

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Verizon offers Super Bowl streaming live on smartphones

Verizon offers Super Bowl streaming live on smartphones

For the first time, the Super Bowl will be available not only on TV, but also on your phone. That is, if you have a Verizon phone, and it's powerful enough to run live streaming video. The carrier was given the honors after scoring points as a valuable partner of MobiTV, the company that will be powering the live transmission. The game will be transcoded to bit rates ranging from 22 Kilobits per second to 1.2 Megabits per second. This first-of-its-kind stream only applies to Verizon phones, not tablets.

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EA’s Madden NFL 12 chooses NY Giants to win Super Bowl

EA’s Madden NFL 12 chooses NY Giants to win Super Bowl

Yep, it's that time of year. For the tech heads out there, the Super Bowl means it's time to look for HDTV sales, get excited about geek-oriented Super Bowl ads...and see what team was predicted to win by the most sophisticated football video game in the industry. According to an official Madden NFL 12 simulation, the New York Giants will be the victors in Sunday's big match but it will be one heck of a close race.

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