Michael Phelps Wins Record 19th Medal
Michael Phelps has won his 19th Olympic medal setting the Olympic record for the most medals.
NBC continues to confound viewers-- now the LA Times reports it's live feed of Phelps' race wasn't even live -- it broadcast the results on the live feed before the race was over.
With about 50 meters left in the race, the network sent out an app notification with the outcome. I was still watching Phelps swim, supposedly "live," after a notification on my iPad had already told me the race's result.
I haven't even been able to get NBC's live feeds on my laptop even though I'm a Comcast/Xfinity subscriber at the requisite level. I get directed to NBC and never get past the screen that says "who is your cable provider?" This has been happening for four days now.
Why is one network allowed to buy the exclusive rights in the first place? Whatever happened to competition?[More...]
Even the BBC is forcing popup ads on its Olympic stories, with a box that doesn't close, asking you to pick your favorite Olympic topics. Who doesn't have obnoxious ads or make you scroll halfway down the page before getting to the article you clicked on? So far, the Guardian (and the LA Times.) Even the New York Times is shrinking the stories on the left to make way for a giant obtrusive photo on the right split into four parts, and you can't view any of the photos without clicking though.
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