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How Twitter's exposing NBC's Olympic failures

Jul 31, 2012
Television ratings are up for the 2012 Olympics, even with so-called spoilers all over the Internet. Blogger and author Jeff Jarvis talks about NBC's failures to keep up with the Twittersphere.
Posted In: social media, Olympics, Internet, journalists
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Dressage is not your average horse play

Jul 31, 2012
Mitt and Ann Romney are bringing new attention to the elite sport and sport of the elite -- by co-owning an Olympic horse.
Posted In: horses, dressage, Olympics 2012, London Olympics
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Complaints about NBC's Olympics coverage

Jul 31, 2012
We're now several days into the 2012 Olympic games, and one controversy has emerged above others: Not a doping scandal, not a fight between two opposing nations' teams. It's the coverage of the games itself.
Posted In: NBC, Olympics 2012, Twitter, mid-day extra
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'Twas Five Minutes to Race-Time

Jul 31, 2012
If you’ve so far missed the furor, NBC last night played right into its critics’ hands by airing this Today Show promo in primetime, just moments before it finally allowed viewers to see the race it celebrate.
Posted In: Olympics 2012, NBC
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Olympic gold can be golden on Wall Street

Jul 31, 2012
Endorsements aren’t the only financial payoff for successful Olympic athletes. There’s a well-worn path from the podium to Wall Street jobs.
Posted In: Olympics, Wall Street
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Clyde Drexler on the Dream Team, then and now

Jul 31, 2012
Clyde Drexler was part of the 1992 U.S.A. men's basketball Olympic team, dubbed the "Dream Team." He talks about how the atmosphere then differs from this year's.
Posted In: NBA, Olympics, London Olympics, basketball
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London Olympics' brand exclusion zone rankles some

Jul 27, 2012
'Brand police' on the look out for ads near Olympic Park that aren't official sponsors.
Posted In: London Olympics, Olympics 2012, Olympics
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Sponsors-only zone at London Olympic zone irks some

Jul 27, 2012
Only sponsoring companies may advertise within 1 kilometer of London’s Olympic Park. Strict policing of the restriction is angering some local firms.
Posted In: London Olympics, Olympics 2012
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Mobile technology big at the London Olympics

Jul 26, 2012
The Olympic Games get under way tomorrow. There's a big technology and social media push this year.
Posted In: Olympics 2012, London Olympics, technology
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The money behind drug testing for Olympians

Jul 25, 2012
This year's games marks the first time a private company -- GlaxoSmithKline -- is aiding in the fight against athletic doping in the Olympics.
Posted In: Olympics 2012, GlaxoSmithKline, drugs, athletes

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Marketplace looks at the economics of the London 2012 Olympics. Follow our ongoing coverage as we look at the financial impact of the games on London, Great Britain, businesses and athletes worldwide.

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