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A Soccer Star’s Transition From the Pitch to YouTube

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Jimmy Conrad was a reserve defender for the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) at the 2006 World Cup, getting onto the field against group-play opponents Italy and Ghana

He’s going to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup in June — this time, however, in a completely different role. Conrad has become one of the Internet’s go-to sources for soccer video content, thanks to his multi-pronged role with the popular YouTube channel KickTV.

Along with revolving around the world’s favorite sport, Conrad’s contrasting World Cup roles have something else in common: He’s living a reality most can only dream of

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Hands On With Facebook’s Nearby Friends

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There’s a lot that Facebook allows you to share with your friends. On Thursday, the company added “exact location” to that list

Facebook’s new Nearby Friends feature enables you to flip a switch to start broadcasting your location with friends in the area. If you see someone nearby with whom you want to meet up, you can tap a button, and send them your exact location — complete with a map detailing where to find you

It’s a push from Facebook to encourage more users to connect offline. For some, the feature will simply collect dust in the corner, as willingly allowing Facebook to follow your movements is a deal-breaker Read more…

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Don’t Speak — Sing! Gwen Stefani Tapped for Judge’s Chair on ‘The Voice’

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Gwen Stefani is about to hollaback at her favorite contestants on NBC’s The Voice.

The No Doubt frontwoman has signed on to be a judge on the singing competition while Christina Aguilera goes on maternity leave, according to TMZ, which first reported the deal. Season 7 starts taping in June.

SEE ALSO: Pharrell Williams to Replace CeeLo Green on ‘The Voice’ Season 7

Aguilera announced her pregnancy in February, and though the network hoped she’d stay on, she’s stepping down – she’d be about ready to pop by the show’s end — and is already signed on to return in season eight, TMZ reported.

Stefani won’t be the only newbie on the show: NBC recently signed Pharrell Williams to take the chair once occupied by the departed CeeLo Green...

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10 Countries With the Fastest Netflix Speeds

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According to Netflix‘s latest ISP Speed Index, which is released monthly, the United States has the eighth-fastest Netflix speeds in the world, clocking in at 2.2 Mbps. The Netherlands have the fastest speeds, at 3.5 Mbps, followed by Sweden and Denmark at 3.1 Mbps each.

People around the world view more than 1 billion hours of Netflix content each month, and the company releases the index to show where users get the best experiences.

The popular streaming platform said its average primetime speeds over Verizon’s FiOS service dropped 14% in January, though Verizon would take no blame. Then, in February, Netflix struck a deal to access Comcast’s broadband network directly, sparking debate about net neutrality. Read more…

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