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World Cup 2014 begins on Thursday, June 12.

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World Cup's Germany-Brazil game is most-tweeted sports event

The match between Germany and Brazil generated 35.6 million tweets, breaking a Twitter record.

By 9 July 2014

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No guts, all glory at Robot Soccer World Cup

​Forget FIFA -- the real World Cup has just finished in Brazil and a team of robots from Australia has taken out the top prize.

By 25 July 2014

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Electronic Arts beats estimates after World Cup, but still cautious

Company's first-quarter profit blew past Wall Street's expectations, due in part to FIFA titles. But it's delaying two highly-anticipated games to ensure success.

By 22 July 2014

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Samsung's World Cup ends late (and badly)

Samsung releases the second half of its World vs. Aliens soccer match after the World Cup is over. Did the aliens win? Did the world end?

By 16 July 2014

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World Cup the most talked about event on social media ever

Not only is Germany taking home the trophy, but Twitter and Facebook also saw record numbers during the games with more than 672 million tweets and 3 billion interactions during the last month.

By 15 July 2014

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World Cup final sets records on Facebook, Twitter

Germany vs. Argentina proves to be the biggest sporting event in Facebook's history, while Twitter says the game generated the most tweets per minute.

By 14 July 2014

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Vine in the cross-hairs as FIFA, ESPN seek World Cup takedowns

Social media is a company's best friend -- until it involves copyrights and trademarks. The latest example: Sports broadcasters are cracking down on 6-second clips of the World Cup.

By 2 July 2014

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Luis Suarez apologizes on Facebook for taking bite out of World Cup opponent

The controversial Uruguayan striker uses social media to go back on his earlier denial of chomping the shoulder of Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

By 30 June 2014

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World Cup first to break 1 billion interactions on Facebook

The international soccer championship is leaving its mark on the social network.

By 30 June 2014

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US loses to Germany but World Cup streaming scores big

Streaming of Thursday's key soccer games hits a record for ESPN -- and perhaps for video on the Internet, period.

By 26 June 2014