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Super Bowl XLVIII provided a test for Tier 1 wireless carriers' networks

Packed football stadiums make for an intriguing test of mobile networks' capabilities, and Super Bowl XLVIII, played this past Sunday, resulted in the generation and delivery of massive amounts of wireless data.

Time Warner Cable hit with outage during Super Bowl

Just three days after announcing that it would rebrand its cable systems in New York and Los Angeles, Time Warner Cable grappled with an outage on its Los Angeles system on Sunday that left subscribers unable to watch the standard-definition feed during much of Fox's coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII.

Bluetooth Smart, Wi-Fi raise the hackles of privacy advocates

Many visitors to New York during Super Bowl week likely got their first taste of location-based advertising thanks to wireless proximity beacons deployed by the National Football League in Times Square and MetLife Stadium. And while consumers could only receive pop-up messages via those beacons if they opted in to use the N.F.L. Mobile app, privacy advocates are cautioning that beacons and even Wi-Fi hotspots can be used for nefarious purposes.

Verizon's LTE Multicast not quite ready for Super Bowl kickoff

When the Denver Broncos won their final playoff game two weeks ago, I actually told my boyfriend something to the effect of, "If we get tickets to the Super Bowl, we'll not only get to see the Broncos play, but we'll get to check out Verizon Wireless' LTE Broadcast service that they've been planning for the big game."

Report: No live video streams of Super Bowl inside stadium

According to a report in  Ars Technica, streaming video from the NFL.com and Fox Sports will be blocked inside the stadium during the game.

Live-streaming Super Bowl will promote Fox TV Everywhere App

Fox will use a free live stream of Super Bowl XLVIII to help promote its sports-themed TV Everywhere iPad app, Fox Sports Go.

Fox may limit access to Super Bowl stream to authenticated pay TV subs

Fox may restrict access to an online video feed of the 2014 Super Bowl to subscribers of pay TV providers it has signed to TV Everywhere authentication deals, Fox Sports Media Group co-COO Randy Freer said Wednesday.

Verizon-installed Super Bowl Wi-Fi network protected as rogue devices get tackled

Football fans attending yesterday's Super Bowl in New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome were discouraged from bringing in rogue devices that might jam the extensive Wi-Fi network set up across the venue.

TiVo: Taco Bell scored most-watched Super Bowl commercial

Taco Bell's "Viva Young" commercial was the most-watched ad in TiVo homes during CBS's coverage of the Super Bowl, TiVo said Monday.

Google Fiber puts old ad in new Super Bowl slot

Google  Fiber is taking an old subscriber recruiting ad and giving it a glamorous new twist by inserting it into the mix of big-name commercials parading across TVs during Sunday's Super Bowl.