NBC's tape delays and Twitter don't mixNBC is lambasted on social media for delaying Olympics broadcasts in today's instant-news era, reports suggest a launch date for the iPhone 5, and Samsung and Apple begin their battle in a U.S. court.
And the gold -- for most complaints about Olympics coverage. Goes to Twitter averaging hairy and lists -- seeing -- -- this year's NBC broadcasts of the Olympics may opt for the best -- take challenge yet for watching the games online. But -- has come under fire from critics are not good enough in today's instant news world. Cable subscribers will vacant lot -- -- BC website carries up to stream live events without any commentary. But sometimes we need that commentary because I'm no expert in gymnastics scoring. Critics have said that loading to streams on apps can also be problematic at times. But since prime time is more profitable -- the best matches -- tape delayed hours after the news of who won. Is spread across social media and take -- has always been a complaint for the games but our culture now so in -- and social media more than ever before. And -- used in -- news instantly so much so that people have begun mocking the delay on Twitter with hash tags. NBC fail and that -- and BC delayed which posts breaking news of year's Olympic events. Others have posted their methods of getting around NBC and accessing species live coverage from pirated feeds. But even -- more complaints are being released Nielsen reports that the issue is primetime broadcast has more viewers in Beijing did four years ago. There's been another tech completed the Olympics apparently -- so many people -- and posting from their phones that it infrastructure and -- cannot handle the volume. And it's interfering with the transmission -- data and television commentators can't information. So International Olympic Committee is asking those attending to it -- it on the texting if possible. In other news Apple an -- that its latest operating system version called Mountain Lion. Has set -- sales record it's been downloaded over three million times in the first four days of availability. September is looking to be a busy month for Apple the blog I mark. Has heard from trusted sources that Apple will announce iPhone 5 and the new -- me on September 12. It'll go on sale nine days later on September 21 for many September reports before so there could be some -- to this. Apple and Samsung have been -- a patent war around the globe for the past seventeen months but US trial has just begun. Apple aims to convince -- jury that Samsung copied Apple's technology and Samsung well and make in the case. An -- on an iPad but not -- have been possible to develop without its technology. At this -- the last four weeks and it's possible outcome could stifle legitimate competition. And that we felt -- all of us and our wallets. That's your tech news update for today for -- -- the stories mentioned in the show you can head on over to cnet.com slash update and many thanks Jeff Bakalar for filling up with a way. Marci is in New York averaging hearing.