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10 brilliant and barmy Twitter accounts you should know about

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If you’re not a total celeb-nut, marketer, news junkie or sports fan, it can be difficult to grasp what Twitter is all about when you first jump on board. It took me long enough to properly get into it, and even now I’d hardly call myself a power-user. But Twitter...
10 brilliant and barmy Twitter accounts you should know about
iOS 6 hands-on: Siri has learned a lot in the last year

Fun with Knowledge Graph: Go Google “Lionel Richie” right now

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A few weeks ago, Google pushed out a big search update called Knowledge Graph. THe idea behind the tweak is to pull in more detailed information about what you’re searching for, to make sure that Google is bringing back the right results, and that you can see everything that’s important...
Fun with Knowledge Graph: Go Google “Lionel Richie” right now

Tracking stats: Vantage hopes to revolutionize sports analytics for players, coaches and fans

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Recording and studying statistics has always been a backbone of sports. Computers and technology, however, have revolutionized the way we can analyze exactly what’s happening on the field or court. Opinions on a player’s effectiveness and efficiency are subjective and up for debate. On the contrary, research-based objective numbers...
Tracking stats: Vantage hopes to revolutionize sports analytics for players, coaches and fans

UW policy restricting reporter tweets not just about claiming rights, but taking turf

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In 2009, the Southeastern Conference, one of the most powerful in college sports, tried something stupid. In a hopeless and short-lived social media policy, it banned fans from tweeting, updating Facebook or sharing in any way live posts from its games. Many are calling the University of Washington’s athletic department...
UW policy restricting reporter tweets not just about claiming rights, but taking turf

Best Tech Events This Week (The LINSANITY! Edition)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder & CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can follow him at @garysguide and reach him at...
Best Tech Events This Week (The LINSANITY! Edition)

Twitter gives us two handy accounts to follow leading up to the Super Bowl

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Live events are always a hit on Twitter, with people tweeting throughout Presidential speeches or during a television show. One vertical has done extremely well when it comes to Twitter, and that’s sports. This Sunday during the Super Bowl, you streams will be turned into a play-by-play and blow-by-blow of...
Twitter gives us two handy accounts to follow leading up to the Super Bowl

Answer: This veteran technology journalist is on Jeopardy! this week

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Question: Who is Glenn Fleishman? He’s a longtime technology journalist based in Seattle, known for his work for the Seattle Times, Macworld, the Economist and many other publications, not to mention a highly entertaining person to follow on Twitter. And he’s appearing on Jeopardy! this Thursday night, hoping to uphold a tradition...
Answer: This veteran technology journalist is on Jeopardy! this week

What Cloud Security Can Learn From The NBA

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Guest author Rand Wacker is VP of Products for CloudPassage. It is no coincidence that sports analogies are boardroom favorites. Sports metaphors can offer a great way for people to engage with business or technology. Right now, as sports fan obsess over the NBA Finals, seems like a great...
What Cloud Security Can Learn From The NBA
Live ESPN programming now available with Xbox WatchESPN app
Ooyala's new Twitter Card support turns your Twitter feed into ESPN Sports Center
Only Messi Can Save Us Now
Yes, I'm from frickin' Ohio, and I cuss up a storm
Dell & HP together on a long road to nowhere

For Better Ad Targeting, Flurry Personas Reveal Mobile App Users' Interests

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App measurement and ad company Flurry is today releasing a new product which will allow developers to better identify and track various audience types using their apps, while also allowing advertisers to target those audience segments by interest. The product, called “Personas” (yes, like those long-ago Firefox themes), splits app...
For Better Ad Targeting, Flurry Personas Reveal Mobile App Users' Interests

Yahoo as an internet information filter

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Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz is talking up personalization again, this time in an Esquire article:When you talk about the Internet growing to 225 million sites, you've got to ask: Who's parsing all that? How do you make sense of all that stuff?I mean, who has time to wander all over...
Yahoo as an internet information filter

NCAA Still Going Backwards On Tournament Streaming

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Last year, around NCAA Tournament time, I wrote a piece about how the NCAA was going backwards on streaming the games. Once free streams were locked up behind subscription charges, reducing the pool of eyeballs that could be watching the advertising that actually makes the NCAA and their broadcast...
NCAA Still Going Backwards On Tournament Streaming

Sports New Media Secures IMG Investment Based On Its Syocial Platform

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Sports New Media (SNM) is something of a curiosity. Combining both media management and a technology platform, it works with athletes, sports agents, sporting associations and sport governing bodies to manage their social media activity, especially on Facebook. SNM has become the only Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer in the world,...
Sports New Media Secures IMG Investment Based On Its Syocial Platform

EBay updates site to be more personal, Pinterest-like

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EBay showed off a new redesign with better product pages, faster payments, improved searches and a new home page that looks like a Pinterest board. The biggest change is a news feed driven home page that displays big product pictures that are selected for a user based on their interests...
EBay updates site to be more personal, Pinterest-like

TBS launches its Social Dugout app in time for the MLB playoffs and rewards you for watching

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It’s October and if you’re a sports fan, you’ll know that it’s playoff time for Major League Baseball. But how will you be watching your favorite matchup? Most likely in front of a television screen watching on TBS. That’s great, but what if you could get rewarded for just sitting...
TBS launches its Social Dugout app in time for the MLB playoffs and rewards you for watching

Couch potatoes rejoice! FanCake app rewards sports fans for watching TV

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Spectators rule. That’s one of the lessons of the ultra-competitive sports marketing business. Kwarter is proving that with today’s launch of an iPhone app called FanCake, which provides sports fans with rewards just for watching TV. San Francisco, Calif.-based Kwarter is teaming with a variety of companies to deliver an app...
Couch potatoes rejoice! FanCake app rewards sports fans for watching TV

Boeing engineer hoping sports app soars above stiff competition

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There is no doubt that the social sports playing field is a crowded one, but one Boeing Flight Deck iPad application engineer is hoping he’s found the right formula. Benjamin Monnig develops the iPad user interface for airplane cockpits during the day, but he’s spent the past five months working...
Boeing engineer hoping sports app soars above stiff competition
DraftDay raises $875K round for daily fantasy sports web site

Man-tasking For March Madness: Who’s In?

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Before I begin my SxSW festivities, I wanted to give you the heads up about a skill better known as man-tasking. Yes, man-tasking. What on earth is man-tasking? It’s the ultimate combination of being a sports fan and an MVP multitasker.  You already have friends in this bracket. They’re the...
Man-tasking For March Madness: Who’s In?

Super Bowl XLVI by the (Twitter) numbers

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Twitter is fast becoming the focus group of the 21st century, a status solidified yet again during Sunday night’s Super Bowl. The platform saw 453 times the maximum tweets per second it saw during 2008′s game, and sentiment analysis of tweets might have predicted the upset. If you want to know what...
Super Bowl XLVI by the (Twitter) numbers

Viral Video: Not Being Michael Jordan

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I am not, as Ina Fried can attest, much of a sports fan. But I love this video from ESPN on a dude who lives his life disappointing those who are and would dearly like to meet a superstar. Personally, I want to meet the person with the same...
Viral Video: Not Being Michael Jordan
Tippy top stars of Techstars Demo Day (Boston Edition)

Big Jambox now available in custom colors, price stays the same at $300

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We suppose even if you did buy a custom Jambox speaker done up in Red Sox colors, you wouldn't necessarily cop to it in the comments. As it turns out, though, you wouldn't be alone: more than 70 percent of the people who purchase a Jambox on Jawbone.com choose...
Big Jambox now available in custom colors, price stays the same at $300

An iFan's Quest To Follow Baseball Without A TV

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"Ain't the beer cold!" As a kid growing up in a suburb of Baltimore in 1979, I often cuddled a transistor radio while drifting off to sleep. Some nights--many nights, actually, during that memorable, magical baseball season for the Orioles--I'd be jolted awake by my team's radio announcer, Chuck Thompson,...
An iFan's Quest To Follow Baseball Without A TV
Flurry's Personas platform uses analytics to target apps at consumers
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