Having been seized by the general World Cup fever, I though I’d talk about the role technology plays in sporting events like this. Now I want to start off by clarifying that I not usually a sports person, so bear with me. That being said, I love the World Cup. I love being able to live stream it over the internet, which in itself is a fairly recent technology when you think about it. 1.7 million people watched the U.S. vs. Germany game through ESPN’s live stream. This is part of a general trend away from cable, in which more and more people are consuming their content solely over the internet.