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3 Throwback Paper Football Apps for Super Bowl Week

Nook _ Paper FootballNew York City is in full-blown Super Bowl mode with the big event happening this Sunday just across the Hudson at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. About a dozen blocks along Broadway are blocked to traffic beginning Wednesday for a “Super Bowl Boulevard” that features NFL stars, music and even a Times Square toboggan run. Hotels and cabs are full, and New Yorkers are wishing they had remembered to flee for somewhere warmer (and less crowded!).

We were not a big football family growing up, but on Super Bowl Sunday, I do remember one game that always preceded kickoff among my siblings: the paper football toss. We used a matchbook to flick over the TV room’s coffee table, but it’s the same idea. And now, of course, there are apps for this. So here are three paper football toss apps to bring back those memories and help complete your Super Bowl 2014 week. Read more

ESPN Overhauls Popular ScoreCenter App

ESPN SportsCenterESPN took its popular ScoreCenter app and loaded it with a whole bunch of new features, design and even a new name: SportsCenter.

Calling it an “all-new, next-generation app,” ESPN said the app will still deliver score alerts in real-time to users, as well as breaking news, more video and new social media integration. Read more

Social Media and Sports [Infographic]

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Did you know that there are more than 350 current and former NBA players on Twitter? For a bunch of guys who need to keep their hands free to to their jobs, these athletes are killing it on social media this year. This infographic has some of the most surprising statistics we’ve seen about how teams, fans, and brands are connecting online — especially the NBA.

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Chomp Is Gone From Android | Tumblr President Leaves | Rise Of Social Apps

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Apple Kills Chomp for Android (GigaOM)
Apple acquired app discovery service Chomp earlier this year, betting that it would help make app discovery easier and better on its iTunes App Store. The casualty of that acquisition is the Chomp for Android app which seems to have been discontinued. Ars Technica Chomp’s app allows users to search the App Store using a proprietary algorithm to figure out what apps actually do (instead of just using keywords or app names). The app also allows users to see which apps their Facebook or Twitter friends have reviewed, adding a social networking element to the service. MacRumors Apple reportedly paid about $50 million for Chomp, which also had a deal with Verizon to power its Android app search tools. That agreement will presumably be ending as Chomp completes its integration into Apple and focuses all of its attention on iOS. SlashGear Still, beyond the annoyance factor for Android users previously relying on Chomp to ferret out new software, the real interest should come when Apple better integrates the engine into its own store. According to sources speaking when the deal was first revealed, Apple intends to use the technology to dramatically improve the discoverability of new and interesting apps in its increasingly crowded store. Read more

Social Media’s Influence on the Sports World [Infographic]

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Being able to actually tell your favorite player that you are amazed by their strengths is a dream for fans.  Instead of raving to strangers at the latest bar, social media services like Twitter are letting an increasing number of sports fans talk with the world at large, and connect with other super fans.  Ideas like Twitter hashtags make it easy to rally around a team or player and discuss his/her performance.  A new infographic looks at the new social media sports world.

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