Host Brazil’s shocking 7-1 defeat at the hands of Germany in a semifinal match Tuesday at 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil sparked the most conversation on Facebook of any of the tournament’s games to date, with 66 million of the social network’s users responsible for more than 200 million interactions (posts, comments, and likes), including more than 52 million interactions from 16 million users in Brazil alone, according to the Facebook Data Science Team.
The Fourth of July saw some daytime fireworks in the form of two 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil quarterfinal matches, as host Brazil edged Colombia 2-1, while Germany dispatched France 1-0. According to the Facebook Data Science Team, the Brazil-Colombia match resulted in 60 million interactions (posts, comments, and likes) from 26 million Facebook users, while the Germany-France contest spurred 26 million interactions from 16 million users.
The dramatic USA vs. Belgium World Cup game this week was one of the most talked about topics on social media of all time, garnering more than 15 million social media posts with a combined Twitter reach of 1.6 billion users.
Despite having access to more than 500 channels, the average viewer watches only a small fraction of them — and continues to scroll through channel guides to find them. Meanwhile, our smartphones already know what we ...
Apple has cleared another patent allowing it to incorporate a second screen to its devices for related content. According to the recent patent granted to the tech giant, Apple can now pump ads and allow users to watch television simultaneously.
Mattia Nicoletti's insight:
Second screen evolution is faster and somehow unpredictable.
The qualifying round of the World Cup 2014 has become a milestone event for global second-screen TV applications, as evidenced by engagement on such diverse apps as Televisa’s Deportes (Mexico), ESPNSync, and L’Equipe Connect (France), and a range of offe