Facebook Acquires SportStream To Increase Sports Chatter By Providing News Outlets With Cleaner Data

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http://techcrunch.com – Facebook wants more users talking about sports on it instead of Twitter, so today it announced the acquisition of SportStream, a startup that analyzes social media mentions of sports and provides clean data access to news outlets and teams. The idea is by getting more Facebook sports chatter data on TV and digital news, more people will choose it as their athletics watercooler. Last month I detailed how Facebook had chosen SportStream as an API partner with deep access to its data. As I explained, when people post about sports “The problem is jumbled data. When you write “RG3 touch (IT news)