SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s victory over Chile in an agonizing penalty shootout that sent the hosts into the World Cup quarter-finals was more frantically tweeted than the Super Bowl, the social media company said on Saturday. Traffic reached a record pace of 388,985 tweets per minute during the game, beating the 381,605 messages per minute fired during this year’s NFL final, Twitter Inc said in a statement. The peak came when Chile missed their last penalty, propelling Brazil into the round of 16. A total of 16.4 million tweets were sent during the match, surpassing the 12.2 million sent for the opening game in which Brazil beat Croatia 3-1. In absolute numbers the Super Bowl was, however a bigger event, with more than 24.9 million tweets. People like to use social media to comment on what they watch on TV, making global sports events like the World Cup enormous…Continue Reading
Apple has revealed that it is giving up development on its iPhoto and Aperture software in favour of new software.The company unveiled a new Photos app at its Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this month, which will replace its original photo editing suite. However, Apple has reassured users that their albums, folders, keywords and captions will be transitioned across when Photos for OS X launches next year. “With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture,” Apple said in a statement. “When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS.”Speaking to The Loop, Apple said development of other applications such as Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro will continue as normal.
More than 11.5 million people tuned in for the climax of Brazil vs Chile on BBC One yesterday (June 28), according to overnight figures. The World Cup round of 16 match enjoyed a peak of 11.53m (53.8%) during the penalty shootout at around 7.45pm, which the home nation won 3-2. Brazil celebrate after winning the penalty shoot-out during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile © Getty Images Coverage of the game, which finished 1-1 after extra time, averaged 7.7m (45.1%) from 4.30pm. Later on BBC One, 3.86m (19.2%) watched A Question of Sport: Super Saturday, hosted by Jason Manford. BBC Two’s Wimbledon coverage averaged 1.53m (8.7%) between 4.30pm and 9pm, before Mock the Week entertained 967k (4.6%). On ITV, 2.07m (10.1%) saw Mollie King take on The Cube from 7.30pm, before coverage of Colombia vs Uruguay, which Colombia won 2-0 thanks to…Continue Reading
The 20-year-old said he had “learned from [his] mistakes” and was quick to point out that the video was made five years ago when he was “reckless and immature”. The video shows at first someone off camera saying “Thats just mean. Thats just ignorant.” the Canadian continues as he asks: “Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?” Guessing the punchline, someone off camera says: “Don’t even say it. Don’t say it.” But Bieber continues, in full knowledge that there is a camera filming him: “Run n****r, n****r, n****r, n****r, n****r.” Even more shocking, someone else in the background says “You could say the same about motorcycles” About 3 hours prior to this article being written, Justin released his statement on facebok: Post by Justin Bieber.
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