World Cup, Kimono Labs, Comcast, More: Afternoon Buzz, June 12, 2014

Yahoo is making guesses on who will win the World Cup using Tumblr data. My guess? Chicago Cubs.

More soccer/football: How to watch the World Cup online.

And as you might imagine, Larry Ferlazzo has a HUGE list of resources about the 2014 World Cup.

The Armchair Genealogist has started a 10-minute video series. The first one is about creating a research checklist in Evernote.

The Moz Blog has an extensive post on using Kimono Labs to scrape the Web. Must-read if you’re into scraping.

So now Comcast is working on a YouTube clone?“The new video service, which was first rumored back in March, will be available through Comcast’s X1 set-top box via a standalone app. And like YouTube, it will allow people to upload their own videos.”

Google and Yahoo Finance are now showing the price of Bitcoin. “This comes after Microsoft added Bitcoin currency conversion to Bing in February, with the data provided by digital wallet company Coinbase. Google had earlier said it had no plans regarding the incorporation of Bitcoin into its Wallet payment system, but this latest step is a tentative move towards acknowledging it.”

The state of Indiana has redesigned its IN.gov Web site (press release). “Indiana is proud to announce the launch of the State’s redesigned public website, IN.gov. IN.gov uniquely manages the growing need for personally relevant information to be available for all Hoosiers across multiple devices, and now offers individual personalization and extensive mobile access. The new website is developed via a partnership between Indiana Office of Technology, Indiana Interactive, and Ball State University’s Emerging Technology Unit.”

Fun from Hongkiat: 25 Places to Download free STL Models for 3D Printers. Good afternoon, Internet…

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