Here come the robo sports journalists. While people in the media biz worry about content mills like Demand Media and Associated Content spitting out endless SEO-targeted articles written by low-paid Internet writers, at least those articles are still written by humans. We may no longer need the humans, at least for data-driven stories.
One-man-startup Statsheet just received 1.3 million in a first round of funding from a group of investors that includes Valhalla, IDEA Fund Partners and assorted angels, most notably Adam Smith of Xobni.
Founded by former Cisco engineer Robert Allen, the Statsheet Network platform is run on StatSheet.com and provides fans and bloggers with statistical analysis, charts, and sport stat embeds. At… → Read More
We’ve all heard the stories about Apple rejecting apps from the iTunes App Store for arbitrary reasons. Now Twitter is raising some hackles for shutting down accounts for no good reason. In this case, the accounts belong to StatTweets, which was created by Robbie Allen, the developer behind sports stat site StatSheet. StatTweets was a way to get sports scores and updates about your favorite… → Read More
A big part of being a sports fan is keeping score. And now there is a great way to keep up with scores and stats for every basketball and football team in the U.S. (NBA, NFL, and college teams). It’s called StatTweets, and it just launched today. You can follow any team you like from @KnicksStats to @UNCStats, and you’ll get spreads, final points, standings, ranks, and more. Here is the full… → Read More