Brazil Projected to Win Olympic Gold in Wireless SolutionsApril 19, 2013
- The world of sports exists to test and celebrate the limits of the human body in beautiful and abstract ways. Athletes run an arms race that trades in strength and dexterity fueled by the successes and failures of their rivals and teammates. It is this same sort of competitive spirit that has been forecasted to spread in-building wireless coverage throughout Latin America in the coming years.
Oklahoma Special Olympics Teams with BradfordSeptember 25, 2012
- The Special Olympics of Oklahoma has teamed up with Bradford Technology Services in a strategic and timely partnership for both parties. This engagement will be a boon to both organizations - a mutually beneficial pairing that can only lead to improvement on both ends.
Oscar Pistorius, Advancements in Prosthetics Set Precedent for Future of ParalympiansAugust 29, 2012
- The story of Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic sprinter nicknamed "Blade Runner" for his prosthetic lower legs, is an inspiration to those who see it. But there are those who are inspired in a completely different way by his story, and as a result, may very well produce prosthetic devices that may one day mean the end of the Paralympics as we know them.
Virgin Mobile's Olympic Tube Wi-Fi Sprints Ahead with 44 Percent Speed BoostAugust 16, 2012
- Unheard technological innovation happened during this Olympic in London. Technology played a key role in keeping up this event a big success. Communication providers, broadcasters, telecom innovators all had their role. Virgin Mobile was no exception.
Venue Wi-Fi is an Issue, Just Not a 'Big' Issue, ReallyAugust 13, 2012
- By all accounts, the London Olympics was able to accommodate bandwidth requirements of attendees at the major sports venues virtually without problems. That might not have been true of the Wi-Fi coverage on the actual volleyball courts, however.
Astronauts Watch the Olympics from SpaceAugust 10, 2012
- Many people want to go to the top of the new ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower, which stands 377 feet (115 m) from the ground, to get a special view of the Olympics and the Olympic grounds. It is, perhaps the most unique structure to watch the Olympics from. At 211 miles (340 km) away from Earth on the International Space Station orbiting the Earth, a team of astronauts have taken the idea of a unique viewing place to another level. The Olympics may not be able to be watched through a good pair of binoculars, but they can be watched by satellite.
The Internet & The 2012 Olympics: Not Quite a Perfect MatchAugust 7, 2012
- Amid the complaints of coverage by NBC, social media spoilers and cord cutters, the common denominator remains the same: The Internet.
Great Lakes Data Systems Makes an Olympic BreakthroughJuly 31, 2012
- Great Lakes Data Systems (GLDS) has been operating in the crowded and ever shrinking small-to-medium broadband provider space, but a recent announcement makes it clear that GLDS has no plans for obscurity. GLDS' flagship offering, WinCAP, will be powering the 2012 NBC Summer Olympics for a number of operators by allowing TV Everwhere access for all content providers from a single self-care portal. The single point of contact minimizes the hassle of certification on the part of content providers, allowing small-medium sized broadband providers to offer content typically reserved for larger players in the space.
The 'Twitter Olympics' Have More Social Media Fails than VictoriesJuly 31, 2012
- With more people tweeting about the Olympics just on Thursday than all of those over the course of the Beijing Games, London 2012 may have rendered a "Twitter Olympics." But unforeseen complications may be putting a stop to the social media records that were anticipated from this year's Olympic Games.
Digital Rapids' StreamZ to Stream Olympics in TaiwanJuly 30, 2012
- When it comes to the Olympic games it seems like everyone wants to see them, and the idea of watching clips of them on the news, or watching them broadcast on the television live is not enough anymore. In this digital age people seem to want to be able to see the game whenever they want to, wherever they want to. To that end a slew of companies have been going fast and furious in order to make things work for users on mobile devices all over the world.
Olympic Spectators Watching via NBC Complain on Twitter About Tape DelayJuly 30, 2012
- The London 2012 Olympics have started with a bit of anger from spectators watching the coverage from NBC in the form of complaints on Twitter. The problem was that NBC has displayed coverage from the 2012 London Olympic Games with a tape delay, which is normally used to either censor content or edit and refine it before it goes on the air. Twitter transformed into a major fire pit in the last day or so against NBC where its users have all gathered up to bash the broadcaster for showing delayed coverage of the Olympics.
GE Helps Olympic Host Cities to Create State-of-the-Art 'Game Plans'July 30, 2012
- For the cities that win the honor of hosting the Olympics, providing world-class infrastructure for the sporting venues - as well as the athletes' housing, transportation and more - is truly a game-changing experience.
Frontier Communications Teaming with NBCUniversal for Olympic CoverageJuly 30, 2012
- The Olympics have officially caught the attention of everyone across the globe. Of course, this being a time when mobile technology is taking that same world by storm, companies are looking for ways to use that technology to get a different look at the Olympic Games. In that vein, Frontier Communications has announced that it is going to be bringing its customers the NBCUniversal coverage of the Games.
NBC Chose Not to Show London Olympic Game Opening Ceremony LiveJuly 30, 2012
- It seems that the U.S.-based, NBC network has chosen not to show the London Olympic Game Opening ceremony live, while Canada CTV, and of course United Kingdom NBC were offering live coverage to their viewers.
Dell SonicWALL Ensures Network Security During Olympic GamesJuly 26, 2012
- Billions of people around the world will set their eyes on TV sets, smartphones, tablets, and other devices to watch the Olympic Games for the next two weeks. And many sports fans will continue to watch these games at work using company devices, as well as their own.
iBwave and Real Wireless Make it Possible for Thousands to Tweet, Update and Communicate in Wembley Stadium at OlympicsJuly 26, 2012
- With the possibility of posting photos, updates and videos all from one device, it's not a surprise that at big events with hundreds of devices, the speed of data usage is a little slower than usual. At the Olympics, how are all of the millions of people going to use their smartphones at the same time, sending pictures and videos en masse, tweeting and texting, and not crash networks that are already top heavy with bandwidth usage?
Mobility Through the Years - 2008 Olympics vs. the 2012 OlympicsJuly 25, 2012
- 2008 to 2012. Four years isn't a lot of time - it seems like only yesterday, for example, that swimmer Michael Phelps stole the show with eight gold medals. But we're here to talk about mobility. If winning eight gold medals seems impressive, the latest numbers behind today's mobile world - compared to numbers back in 2008 - are likely to impress as well.
Social Media Looks to Take Gold of its Own at London GamesJuly 25, 2012
- With the Olympics rapidly approaching, a recent report has emerged suggesting that a whole new competition is gaining ground, and has nothing to do with the physical performance of athletes beyond their ability to type.
It's social media that's making a lot of inroads, and whether the London Games get pinned, shared, tweeted or liked, networking is about to play a whole new role in the Olympics themselves.
Improved Technology Can Lead to New Records for Athletic PerformanceJuly 25, 2012
- Improvements in technology have been one of the top ways to increase scores and even break some records at the Olympics and during other major sporting events.
London Eye Lights up Based on Tweet Tally of Olympic ExcitementJuly 24, 2012
- With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London this year, Americans don't have to worry about all the discomforts which come with hosting such a grand world-wide event. Unfortunately for Londoners, they do, but the general attitude towards the games has been changing quickly from day to day-sometimes people are pumped up with excitement, and sometimes people (especially taxi drivers dealing with limited road access) can only grumble.
Tweets May Interfere with Athletes' Prep and Competition During London's 'Social Media Olympics'July 24, 2012
- There's some concern about the number of tweets being sent out by athletes during the Olympics this summer.
Olympic Games Means Olympic Theft: Over 65k Phones Expected to Go Missing in LondonJuly 24, 2012
- Phone theft is always a big problem in London. Over any normal two-week period, 50,000 phones will be stolen in the area. But over the next two weeks it won't be just any two week period. With the Olympics approaching this week, London's population will inflate, increasing the potential for stolen mobile devices.
Olympics to be Broadcast in 3D to Eighty Percent of HomesJuly 24, 2012
- The Olympic Games can have a surprising impact on people around the world. Maybe that is because no matter who you are, no matter where you live, or how your day to day life is set up, the Games gives people a chance to have something rare; a shared experience with the rest of the world. Those of us who cannot afford to hop on a jet and make our way to London to see the Games are going to have to suffice with watching the Games one some kind of a stream.
Survey Analyzes Impact of 3DTV in This Year's Olympic GamesJuly 24, 2012
- The Summer 2012 Olympics are under a week away, and you know what that means: time for a survey! TechBargains.com, a division of Exponential Interactive (Exponential.com), is an aggregation website for CE promotions which conducted a survey to explore the impact the Olympics has on CE device sales.
Twitter Hopes to Use 2012 Olympics to Prove Itself a Serious Broadcasting PlayerJuly 23, 2012
- With the 2012 Summer Olympics beginning in London this Friday, it's safe to say that social media will play a part in this Olympic Games to an extent never seen before. Simply consider the amount of Olympic-related Tweets that will be sent during the course of the Games, not only from the athletes themselves and their families and training personnel, but also by reporters, fans, and broadcasters.
RUN@LONDON This Year with Panasonic!July 23, 2012
- Ever wondered what it would be like to run the official Olympics 2012 marathon course in London? What if you got the chance to do it virtually? The thought alone is not only intriguing, but if implemented correctly, could be a real hit on the Web. That is exactly why Panasonic capitalized on the idea by introducing its brand new special website page - RUN@LONDON - as an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Olympics Showing All Over the WorldJuly 20, 2012
- The Olympic games have an amazing power to bring us together and to help us to connect both as a nation and as a planet. To that end the games are watched by people all over the world. But the ways of the world are changing and while mobile technology is also a way to bring us closer together, the technology that allows us to do that is still highly segmented, in way that means that if people all over the world want to see the Olympic games on their mobile devices a lot of deals have to be made in order let everyone watch.
Canadian Telecom Bell Offering Broadband, Satellite Olympic CoverageJuly 19, 2012
- For the upcoming Olympics there are going to be all kinds of different technologies put in place. There will be technologies that the athletes will be able to use to study their performances and improve upon them. Of course the technologies that most people will care about are those that allow them to watch the Olympians from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Satellite providers are going to be bringing some truly great pictures and video but the biggest buzz these days is what people can watch from their computers or mobile devices.
twiDAQ Announces the Olympic 100 Index Just in Time for the OlympicsJuly 19, 2012
- twiDAQ, the popular fantasy stock exchange game, has also jumped onto the London 2012 Olympic Games bandwagon. For the uninitiated, twiDAQ is a free fantasy stock exchange game, which lets the players invest in any celebrity, politician, sporting hero or friend and live large vicariously in the virtual world. The game has quite a fan following and by incorporating the Olympic games into it, twiDAQ will further increase its popularity.
Survey: 20.7 Percent Plan to Watch Olympics for More than Two Hours at WorkJuly 19, 2012
- The London Olympics are only eight days, 17 hours and 59 minutes and 53 seconds away (but who's counting?) and everyone around the world is making preparations. Some are packing their suitcases, full of colors to represent their country, of course, before heading to Olympic Village and some are getting busy downloading mobile apps to pretend they are there in person.
As the World Gears Up for the Most Sustainable Olympics to Date, a Kinetic Walkway is UnveiledJuly 17, 2012
- As the world gears up to watch the Olympics and witness some of the greatest athletic feats of the decade, they are also gearing up to witness a technological feat; a kinetic-power-lit sidewalk that will be a contributor to what will be the most energy-efficient Olympics to date. London 2012 has unveiled this exciting concept at the West Ham station in Newham.
Olympic Data Center ChallengesJuly 17, 2012
- What do March Madness, the Olympics and the presidential election have in common? All of these "hallmark" events can be expected to create unprecedented challenges for data centers and companies alike that are dependent on the performance of business critical applications.
Getty Images Puts Robots and 3D into Olympic FrenzyJuly 16, 2012
- With the 2012 Summer Olympics set to kick off in London, it's obvious the Games will produce a whole lot of noteworthy images. They're likely to produce such a number, in fact, that Getty Images is already tooling up for the Summer Games with a variety of new tools, including 3D cameras and robotic cameras as well.
Olympics Venue Building May Change with Recyclable Basketball ArenaJuly 16, 2012
- When the Olympic committee manages to select a city to host the Olympic Games, whether the Winter Games or Summer Games, a few things generally follow: mass celebrations, the building of anticipation among the citizens, and then a flurry of construction to ensure that all the facilities the Olympics will require are in place and ready. The recently-completed Basketball Arena in London, however, may signal something of a sea change in the way that the preparation is undertaken, and completed.
This Year's London Games Will be First 'Socialympics'June 20, 2012
- Social media has done a pretty good job of bringing people together during big events. With the summer's biggest event right around the corner, the Internet is about to be flooded with likes, hashtags, posts, and commentary all about the London Games.
Vox Communications, Apppli Sign Agreement to Market Vox Mobile VoIP in U.K.June 20, 2012
- Vox Communications, a subsidiary of Pervasip Corp., recently announced that Apppli, a software development and digital marketing firm, will market its VoX Mobile VoIP app in the U.K. during the 2012 London Olympics.
Apppli will handle all aspects of marketing - strategy, research, campaign management, analytics and reporting.
Olympics' Winning Spirit Present in East London's Technology SectorJune 19, 2012
- This summer's Olympic Games in London are not the only event in which the UK government leaders want their country to be strong competitors.
YouTube Brings the Olympics to Asia and Africa Live in HDJune 7, 2012
- Streaming sports content got a substantial boost today, at least in some places, as Google recently announced that it will be bringing live, HD streaming of Olympic events to YouTube. The bad news is that the only beneficiaries of this plan are Asia and parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
M2M Communications Benefit 2012 Olympic Games in LondonJune 6, 2012
- The 2012 Olympic Games to be held in London are on its way, and will require the best possible technology to ensure high levels of security and safety throughout the competition.
With Traffilog, a premier Web-based telematics provider, participants will receive just that.
The Ignorant Athlete: Technology, Olympics Don't Always MixMay 4, 2012
- The best of today's technology can also be the bane of many of our Olympians' focus.
2012's London-based event boasts athletes surrounded by a medium of information that throws so much in their faces, it's hard not to think some of it they'd rather not see.
Yahoo! Goes Big with Global Programming Coverage of Summer OlympicsMay 3, 2012
- As the 100-day countdown to the opening ceremony of the London Olympics has begun, Yahoo!, the digital media company, has launched its Summer Games programming efforts bringing Yahoo!'s over 700 million global users closer to the events than ever before, in dozens of languages and regions, across multiple screens and digital platforms.
Yahoo Seeks to Cash in on London OlympicsMay 2, 2012
- Yahoo may be on the cusp of a turnaround. The company shook up its executive team, and its website saw a seven percent increase in viewership in January and February 2012. Now, to cash in on an income stream that proved profitable in the past, Yahoo has decided to double its presence at the London Olympics this summer.
Smartphones, Social Media to Lead the Charge on Reporting at the London Olympic GamesApril 24, 2012
- The 2012 Olympic Games in London are fast approaching - in fact, there are less than 100 days to go as of last week - and many are beginning to wonder just how the summer Olympics of 2012 will differ from the 2008 Olympics games in Beijing. While this may at first seem silly - not that much has changed in four years, right? - it is actually an excellent point to consider.
Olympics Advertisers Turn to Social Media to Create the Right BuzzApril 20, 2012
- Olympics have always provided the brands with the largest and most effective platforms for drawing customers' attention. According to a recent Reuter's report, during this year's Olympics from July 27 to August 12, brand-advertisers will flock to Facebook to create a buzz for their special Olympic promotions.
Siemens: U.K. Businesses Unprepared for Summer OlympicsApril 19, 2012
- A surprising number of U.K. companies are ill-prepared to respond to the disruption of the 2012 Summer Olympics, set to kick off this July in London, according to a new study from Siemens Enterprise Communications.
Researchers found that approximately 43 percent of U.K. businesses have yet to create a flexible working policy or travel guidelines for the period during which the games are played - a three-week-long stretch that will surely create near-unbearable travel congestion.
Universal Sports Gears Up to Thrill Sports Fans During the OlympicsApril 19, 2012
- With the integration of the Brightcove Video Cloud online video platform into Universal Sports Network's WordPress content management system, sports aficionados and dedicated fans can access any content on any device at any time on multiple screens during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
IOC-Driven Social Media Will Invade Summer OlympicsApril 18, 2012
- Finally recognizing the power of social media, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a digital platform aimed at connecting fans with athletes scheduled to participate at the upcoming London games.
The Olympics Athletes Hub isn't all that innovative of a Web site; it basically aggregates (acceptable) social media posts from athletes. But it's a nice first step in what the IOC calls the "first social media Olympics."
Ticket Holders for Summer Olympic Events Need to Book U.K. Train Travel SoonApril 18, 2012
- Spectators for the 2012 Olympic events in England are being warned to get their summer train tickets quickly if they do not want to pay higher prices for fares.
GlobeCast Selects ATEME Kyrion Video Encoder, Brings London Olympics to AsiaApril 16, 2012
- GlobeCast recently announced it is using ATEME to bring the London Olympics to Asian homes this summer.
A premier provider of media management and global content delivery services for broadcasters and content creators, GlobeCast has reportedly selected ATEME's Kyrion encoders for HD video head-end, used at this year's summer Olympiad to relay coverage of the games to Asia Pacific.
Samsung Teams up with U.S. Olympic Committee to Introduce New Social Media PlatformApril 11, 2012
- Samsung Electronics America Inc., official Wireless Telecommunications Equipment Partner of the USOC, has teamed up with U.S. Olympic Committee to introduce new social media platform called, U.S. Olympic Genome Project, which connects fans with Team USA Athletes.
London Businesses may be Unprepared for 2012 OlympicsApril 9, 2012
- YouGov conducted a survey to find exactly how prepared London businesses are for the disruption the 2012 Olympiad is expected to cause.
Studies show nearly 80 percent of U.K. business managers anticipate a large portion of their staff to see some complications in commuting to and from work.
UPS Introduces New Telematics Systems After Olympic TrialApril 2, 2012
- UPS recently announced that it will be deploying its telematics systems inside of its vehicles in the UK that will allow the company to reduce its environmental fingerprint and save some cash while it's at it. This announcement follows UPS' trial in London's 2012 Olympic games.
2012 Olympic Games - U.K.'s Internet Infrastructure May Be in TroubleMarch 21, 2012
- With the 2012 Olympics being the first games to take place in the U.K. since 1948, experts are concerned with how well the nation's Internet infrastructure will hold up. When put into perspective, the Internet is a fairly new technology - the past five years alone have shown substantial growth.
London Underground Gets WiFi in Time for OlympicsMarch 15, 2012
- Connected sports fans and commuters in one of the world's most populous cities can rejoice: WiFi is coming to the London Underground in time for the 2012 Olympic Games. But here's the catch: Wireless Internet connectivity will only be available in stations, not trains - and it won't be free forever.
Dow Chemical Explains the Science of Transmitting the Olympic GamesMarch 9, 2012
- With more than four billion people expected to watch the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies in June, you may wonder how the Olympic Games make it to your living room from a camera halfway around the world.
Dow Chemical has the answers for you. As the Official Chemistry Company of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Dow Chemical will provide wire and cable materials to enable reliable transmission and distribution of signals, while protecting the cables from damage during the Olympic Games. Between your TV and the Olympic Games in June, signals will be transmitted through copper conductors inside the cables provided by Dow.
Samsung, Visa Go to the Olympics with Payment AppFebruary 24, 2012
- Despite all the talk of data caps at this year's London Olympic Games, there is actually some positive tech news coming out of the biennial global spectacle.
Internal Investigation by the UKBA Slows Immigration for Non-EU NationalsFebruary 13, 2012
- Due to an ongoing investigation by the UK Border Agency, London's busiest airport, Heathrow, may not get its facial recognition technology in time for the Olympics as previously planned, according to the Financial Times.
As Olympics Draw Near, Fear of Internet Delays and Crashes BeginFebruary 8, 2012
- As the Olympic games in London this summer draw closer, many areas around Europe are finding the need to combat possible Internet slow-downs and blackouts. In a document released by the British Cabinet on Tuesday, officials warned businesses that the country might not be able to meet their Internet needs during this year's 2012 Olympic games in London.
Mobile Viewpoint to Feature Live Broadcast of the Olympic Torch Relay 2012February 6, 2012
- BBC has chosen Mobile Viewpoint, a subsidiary of Triple IT, to be the lead vehicle in front of the Olympic Torch relay starting May 19.
Ofcom to Borrow Wireless Spectrum for London OlympicsJanuary 23, 2012
- Anticipating high demand of mobile services during this summer's Olympic games in London, Ofcom, the United Kingdom's independent communications regulator, has announced it will borrow wireless spectrum from other public agencies in the summer, including the Ministry of Defence.
UK Olympics May Lead to More Use of Technology Such as VoIP Adoption in Southern CoastJanuary 20, 2012
- The 2012 Olympics in Britain will no doubt bring many advantages to the United Kingdom. There are the obvious ones like increased tourism, national pride and benefits to the city of London. But a less apparent benefit relates to the potential expansion of the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) market and other technology in England.
London Olympics Bans Volunteers' Twitter and Facebook UseJanuary 17, 2012
- Due to security and privacy concerns, the London Organizing Committee has forbidden Olympic volunteers from posting updates and photos to Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. According to a press release, the Committee announced that Games Makers, the 70,000 person volunteer squad, cannot post their roles, locations, or details about the athletes and other VIPs online.
Atos to Acquire 50 Percent Stake in MSL GroupJanuary 11, 2012
- Atos, an IT services company and IT partner for the Olympic Games, announced Monday their intention to purchase a 50 percent stake in MSL Group, provider of real-time results and information systems for sporting events.
Panasonic Will Offer 3-D Viewing of the 2012 Olympic GamesSeptember 2, 2011
- It appears that more than ever before the 2012 Olympic Games are going to be embracing the technological advances of the time. Most Olympic events are usually missed or watched after the results are known by people in one part of the world or another. NBC is taking steps that at least in the United States; every live event will be presented in some way or another. Now it appears some of the events will be popping out at viewers in full color and three dimensions.
IOC Releases Social Media Rules for Athletes at London Summer GamesJune 27, 2011
- If you happen to be an Olympic athlete on your way to the London Summer Olympic Games next year, you'll be relieved to know that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has met to determine what you can Twitter...and what you can't.
Website Issues Hamper Olympic Ticket SalesJune 24, 2011
- While thousands of eager Olympic fans fired up their computers early Friday to purchase tickets in the second round of bidding for the 2012 London games, others were left scratching their heads as the site became slow - bogged down from the increased traffic.
NBC Retains Olympics through 2020 with Aggressive BidJune 13, 2011
- NBC secured the rights to broadcast the Olympic Games through 2020 last week by agreeing to fork over a whopping $4.38 billion - nearly $1 billion more than the closest competing bid.
Motorola to Provide Network and Customer Support During Asian GamesOctober 26, 2010
- The Guangzhou branch of Guangdong Mobile Communications Corporation (GMCC) will be supported by Motorola during the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Motorola announced in a press release.
Proxim Wireless Helps ADT and MDT Technical Services Extend Video Surveillance at 2010 Winter OlympicsMay 25, 2010
- Proxim Wireless, a provider of complete indoor and outdoor wireless broadband ecosystems, has helped ADT Advanced Integration/Intercon Security and MDT Technical Services to deploy a wireless network for extending the video surveillance facilities at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games.
Call Monitoring and Telemedicine Co. Gives Portion of Funds to Special OlympicsMay 21, 2010
- MainStreet Monitoring Devices " MainStreet MD," a provider of personal safety, telemedicine and call monitoring solutions to advance the care and protection of people with disabilities, announced that it is contributing a portion of its proceeds in support of upcoming Special Olympics Texas "SOTX" 2010 Summer Games to be held in the University of Texas at Arlington.
Yahoo! Most Preferred Online Destination in U.S. for Winter Olympics CoverageMarch 8, 2010
- Yahoo! has stated that most U.S. sports fans preferred to Yahoo! Sports for relevant, timely and comprehensive information about the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Small Business Merchants Rushed to Banks While Canadian Athletes Went On Bagging GoldsMarch 5, 2010
- The recently published Moneris Solutions' Vancouver 2010 spending data revealed that while Canada as a nation was taken by the Olympic fever, consumers were bitten by the shopping bug.
B.C. Showcases Advanced Sports TechnologiesMarch 2, 2010
- B.C. innovators showcased advanced sports technologies for international businesses and media at the Sports Technology & Innovation event held at Robson Square. The British Columbia Innovation Council's Sport Technology and Innovation event connects B.C. businesses with domestic and international business leaders with interests in sport, technology, health and wellness.
Team Cool Kids Wins the Title of Ultimate Samsung Mobile ExplorerMarch 2, 2010
- Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the official wireless sponsor of Vancouver 2010 and Olympic ladies' halfpipe silver medalist Hannah Teter, has announced Los Angeles-based Team Cool Kids: Ethan Newberry and Lindsay Harbert as the Ultimate Samsung Mobile Explorer.
Pulse Energy Solutions Helps Make 2010 Winter Olympics More Energy EfficientMarch 1, 2010
- It is neither for the tragic beginning with the death of luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, nor for the dramatic closing with Canada winning the final gold- this year's Winter Olympics will be remembered for a different reason altogether.
This was for the first time in the history of Olympics that the authority seriously considered taking help of software to control and monitor energy consumption and the good news is: the efforts were rewarded.
NBC's Live Hockey Stream: Attempt to Mollify Fans?March 1, 2010
- When the nicest thing somebody can think of to say about your Olympic coverage is that you have "a really cool Twitter Tracker," you probably didn't do your best covering the Olympics.
We've bashed NBC's coverage of the Olympics a fair bit in this space, but we want you all to know that the reason we've done so to this amount is because we didn't have more space.
NBC Faces Criticism, Scrutiny on Olympic Pay CoverageMarch 1, 2010
- Bashed on all sides already for its coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, NBC has now received a letter from the top senator on antitrust matters, Reuters has reported, expressing concern that "some of its Internet coverage of the Winter Olympics is limited to pay television subscribers."
"NBC's Olympics coverage is vile," our angry Facebook friend wrote."The women's downhill is on NOW, but there is apparently no way to watch it. No TV coverage, no live coverage on the NBC Web site. Disgusting."
EBU Deploys Nevion's Video Transport Technology to Broadcast Vancouver Winter Olympic GamesFebruary 26, 2010
- Nevion, a video transport solution provider for broadcasters and telecommunications service providers, has announced that its video transport technology helped the European Broadcasting Union broadcast the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
High Definition Treat for 2010 Winter Olympics' Online and Mobile AudienceFebruary 25, 2010
- Level 3 Communications and France Televisions have been working together to deliver the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics in high definition to online and mobile audiences.
More People Using Mobile Devices to Keep Up with the Winter OlympicsFebruary 25, 2010
- If you're keeping up with the Winter Olympics the odds are increasing that you're doing so on your mobile phone or the Internet.
Canadians Break Digital Viewership Record with 2010 Olympics: CTVFebruary 24, 2010
- Canadians like me, watching our athletes and others from around the world achieving excellence at venues in Vancouver, Richmond, Cypress and Whistler are responsible for breaking Olympic and digital viewership records.
Twitter Helps Users Comb through the TousleFebruary 22, 2010
- Making sense of Twitter is hard enough as it is, but when mobs of online denizens get in on the Tweeting, things can get downright confusing.
Pulse Energy Enables Energy Savings of 16 Percent During First Week of OlympicsFebruary 22, 2010
- Pulse Energy, the energy management software provider to the 2010 Olympic Games, has unveiled figures from the company's Venue Energy Tracker which indicates a savings of 135,716 kilowatt hours of electricity.
Concord Place, Tropos Give Free Wi-Fi Access to Olympics AttendeesFebruary 22, 2010
- The 2010 Winter Olympics have begun, so it's no surprise that people want to keep themselves updated about the news, events and results.
To help, Vancouver's Concord Place Community Celebration Zone, a popular celebration site with big pavilions featuring free cultural, charitable, sports entertainment and family fun during the 21st Winter Olympics is leveraging Tropos' wireless broadband network to give free WiFi Internet access for attendees of the 2010 Winter Olympics celebrations.
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Selects PC Conferencing, Inc. for Conferencing ServicesFebruary 22, 2010
- PC Conferencing, Inc., a provider of Web conferencing and business collaboration services, has been selected as the official audio, Web and video conferencing service provider to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
The company's Web conferencing and collaboration tools will help the USSA provide ongoing opportunities for its clubs, coaches, officials and athletes to develop and nurture its communication networks throughout the year. PC Conferencing's services are audio, Web, and video conferences with clubs to management of daily meetings with key USSA officials and other stakeholders across the wide expanse of Olympic venues.
Eric Heiden, Olympic Gold Medalist, Brings Information Technology to His Medical PracticeFebruary 19, 2010
- Eric Heiden, a U.S. speed skater and the first athlete to win five gold medals at a single Olympic Winter Games, is now achieving a different kind of success working as an orthopedic surgeon and fulfilling his lifelong dream of practicing medicine.
Mosaic Legends, NBC Launch Photo Mosaics for Online OlympicFebruary 19, 2010
- Mosaic Legends announced its alliance with NBC Universal to offer classic Winter Olympic photomosaics that are composed of thousands of past and recent Winter Olympic event photos.
Mosaic Legends, founded in 2005, is an established name in digital media worldwide concentrating on transforming digital resources into profitable products and services for consumers
NBC's No Good Olympic CoverageFebruary 19, 2010
- "NBC's Olympics coverage is vile," wrote one angry Facebook friend."The women's downhill is on NOW, but there is apparently no way to watch it. No TV coverage, no live coverage on the NBC Web site. Disgusting."
Comments on that post included "Hey, that's no fair...they do cover the full contact sport that is Poker" and "You'd think with all the money Bob Costas makes, he could afford a better rug."
Interactive App from Tourism Vancouver Uses GPS from SatSportsFebruary 18, 2010
- The mobile application launched by Tourism Vancouver in partnership with GPS navigation developer SatSports Ltd and Smartphone manufacturer HTC is world's first completely interactive tourist and sporting event mobile application. It has come as a boon for visitors as it provides them with all updated live tourist and event information. The application also offers an advanced GPS system that offers visitors detailed street navigation and breaking news on traffic conditions. Currently this feature is used by the Tourism Vancouver for the Winter Olympics. This mobile application can be easily downloaded from the Tourism Vancouver Web site.
Vancouver Observer Enables Mobile Access to the 2010 Olympic GamesFebruary 16, 2010
- The Vancouver Observer, a news site, is going mobile. This strategic move will ensure that mobile users can access the Observer's daily news and features on their cellphones. It also means people will be able to access breaking news and features about the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Use iPhones to iCheer for Your CountryFebruary 15, 2010
- There's an Olympic- and World Cup-focused iPhone App called "'iCheer - Country," which hit the No. 3 spot of the top paid apps in the Sports category on iTunes.
The purpose of the App is to allow fans to cheer for their country "whether they are at an Olympic event, a World Cup event like the FIFA World Cup, or just at a local pub cheering for their country." At home, you're evidently on your own.
Let Lonely Planet's iPhone App Show You VancouverFebruary 15, 2010
- In case you've emerged from a coma over the past week, the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics are being held in Vancouver. And Lonely Planet - you've heard of Lonely Planet, surely you weren't out for that long? - is reportedly offering a free iPhone city guide application to the city.
"Vancouver Travel Guide: The Sights" offers all the sights and wonders of cosmopolitan Vancouver. We've never been there but we hear the German pastries are unusually good. This free application can be downloaded via the iPhone's application store or on iTunes.
Homeland Security Television Releases 2010 Olympics Public Service AnnouncementFebruary 15, 2010
- Homeland Security Television, an online producer of educational and awareness documentaries for security professionals, reportedly announced that company has produced a two-minute Public Service Announcement for Amtrak detailing the various security precautions that passengers can expect to see throughout the 2010 Olympic games in Vancouver.
AT&T Summons Renowned Recording Artists for Making the Exclusive AT&T Team USA Soundtrack for the 2010 Winter Olympics' AthletesFebruary 12, 2010
- AT&T announced that it is bringing together some of the big names in the music entertainment business to make the exclusive AT&T Team USA soundtrack to cheer for the athletes competing in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Games.
Yahoo Goes Mobile with Winter Olympics CoverageFebruary 12, 2010
- After days of waiting, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games are in full swing, and Yahoo doesn't want anyone to miss out on the action.
So, the No. 2 search engine is keeping fans up to date on the latest and greatest in the Winter Olympic sports by launching a dedicated mobile site.
HD Conferencing Feature: Panasonic Inaugurates HD 3D Theatre at Olympic Winter GamesFebruary 12, 2010
- Panasonic Corporation has reportedly inaugurated the Olympic Pavilion "Panasonic FULL HD 3D THEATRE" featuring two, 103-inch full HD 3D theatres at LiveCity Yaletown, official celebration site of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
As an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Panasonic plans to screen the highlight videos of 2010 Winter Games in the full HD 3D theatre.
SnowBus, Motion Technology to Offer Passenger Internet During 2010 Winter GamesFebruary 12, 2010
- In Motion Technology, a company specializing in mobile networking technologies that connect and manage equipment, information and people in the field, reportedly announced that it's providing free wireless Internet access to passengers traveling on the "SnowBus" shuttle between Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Sure, Why Not the Snowmobile Business for Google too?February 10, 2010
- Silly us -- we just finished an article on Google's wanting to horn in on the broadband service business now, wondering what business Google would not want to get in, as they were already in books, music, search, social media, phones, video, Disney in China and what have you.
Driving in Vancouver During The Olympics? TomTom Can HelpFebruary 10, 2010
- For those of us who live in the Metro Vancouver area, Olympics-related road closures are just part of the inconveniences we have to put up with being in the hosted city/region. That's on top of the usual chaos resulting from accidents like on or in the bridges and the one tunnel that connect the sprawling cities with the key outlying transportation hubs e.g. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and BC Ferries at Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen, and with the U.S. border.
NBC Universal Collaborates with AT&T to Bring Live Coverage of 2010 Winter Olympics to FansFebruary 10, 2010
- NBC Universal, the exclusive U.S. broadcaster of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, will be using AT&T networking services to bring the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Games live to the fans.