Americans are buying fewer televisions, according to a new report from DisplaySearch. Overall, North American TV shipments fell 3% in the second quarter, even as worldwide shipments grew 26%.
Americans are finally figuring out what the rest of the world has known for decades: Soccer is way more than just 22 people running around for 90 minutes. But is the recent interest fleeting or the start of an enduring passion? Some fans weigh in (with video).
Forget the 2 to 1 odds in Las Vegas that favor the Netherlands against Spain in Sunday's World Cup finals, the best and most accurate odds are coming from Paul, the psychic octopus, whose unblemished record in this year's soccer World Cup match-ups is creating a cult-like following.
Online video giant YouTube has added a new button to its website -- one that adds the distinctive sound of the vuvuzela. The button, shaped like a soccer ball, unleashes the drone of the plastic trumpet to any clip.
The U.S. team scored a big victory over Algeria to advance to the next round of the World Cup in South Africa. Will Team USA's run at the Cup launch Landon Donovan, Tim Howard or Jozy Altidore into the stratosphere of sports endorsement deals?
Saying it meant no offense but rather intended to humorously connect the "passion of soccer fans with owner loyalty," Hyundai admits it goofed with the religious-themed ad. But at least one ad exec thinks there's more to it than that.
It's called the vuvuzela (pronounced vu-vu-ZEL-uh) and it has swarmed into the spotlight of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The tournament kicked off a few days ago, introducing the world to a plastic horn capable of reaching 127 decibels.
South Africa has some lofty expectations about the boost the World Cup will bring to its economy. Economists are skeptical that the soccer tournament will live up to those expectations and history shows that it most likely will not.