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Real-Time Box Score: Facebook Acquires SportStream

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Last month, SportStream CEO Bob Morgan spoke with AllFacebook about how the provider of real-time sports data planned to use the public feed application-programming interface and keyword insights API introduced by Facebook in September to incorporate its data into live broadcasts of sporting events. The two APIs are no longer the only Facebook resources available to SportStream, as the social network announced its acquisition of the company late Tuesday.

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Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

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Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo on the homepage of singer Usher giving a shout-out to electronic duo Empire of the Sun; as well as the photo above of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, along with director Francis Lawrence, at a panel discussion at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

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Facebook: More Than 116 Million Posts, Comments About The Olympics

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We’ve heard from just about everyone else regarding how popular the 2012 Summer Olympic Games were on Facebook, but now it’s time for the social network to dish out its official statistics. The site noted that there were more than 116 million posts and comments related to the Games in London. And athletes collectively added 12.2 million likes to their pages between the opening and closing ceremonies.

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How Are Facebook Users Interacting With The Olympics?

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People all around the world are going crazy on Facebook for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Thanks to the wide availability of data, we can see just how crazy. Olympics fans can play games, use applications to gain more information about their favorite athletes, like an Olympian’s Facebook page, or simply mention them in a status update. So what have been the most popular apps and who have been the most popular athletes so far?

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