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  • The FAA gets a case study with a drone crash inside an MLB stadium

    The FAA gets a case study with a drone crash inside an MLB stadium

    PSA: Flying your drone over a baseball stadium with tens of thousands of fans is a really, really bad (and probably illegal) idea. Yesterday someone flew their drone (which appears to be a GoPro Karma) into Petco Park, the stadium belonging to the San Diego Padres, an MLB team. And yes, it was during a game, so of course the event was captured on camera. Read More

  • MLB players are launching a new social network just for their fans

    MLB players are launching a new social network just for their fans

    It’s no secret that celebrities and athletes use social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to interact with their fans. But with all the noise on these platforms, it’s not always the easiest to engage on a deeper level. At least that’s what MLB players think. So the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), the group that represents all players in the… Read More

  • Discovery teams with MLB’s streaming partner on European partnership

    Discovery teams with MLB’s streaming partner on European partnership

    Discovery Communications has teamed up with the MLB’s streaming partner, BAMTech, which also powers the streaming services HBO NOW and PlayStation Vue, to launch a new venture in Europe. Called BAMTech Europe, the technology provider will work with content owners, broadcasters and other over-the-top service providers in the region. The new company’s first client is… Read More

  • Too much big data running through my brain

    Too much big data running through my brain

    Big Data by all accounts is supposed to help humans perform better by augmenting our limited brain power. Computers, after all, have the ability to crunch data with lightning speed, something humans just haven’t been built to do. Conventional tech wisdom states that the more data you have, the better the outcome — even if that sounds counter-intuitive. That’s the thinking… Read More

  • Live video viewing up 86% over last year in MLB’s At Bat app, thanks to addition of multitasking

    Live video viewing up 86% over last year in MLB’s At Bat app, thanks to addition of multitasking

    When Apple introduced multitasking in iOS 9, MLB was one of the new feature’s early adopters in its MLB.com At Bat application for iPad. Today, the organization is releasing some new numbers on what impact the introduction of split-screen viewing and picture-in-picture has on engagement and video viewing minutes in its application. In short? The news is good. Very, very good indeed. The… Read More

  • Apple has made Siri a baseball trivia guru

    Apple has made Siri a baseball trivia guru

    Just in time for the start of baseball season, Apple has beefed up Siri’s knowledge of baseball stats, scores, and trivia. Siri can now do things like tell you Babe Ruth’s career batting average, the lineup of the 2008 World Series-winning Phillies, or even who won the World Series in 1934. Siri has also learned how to do league-level queries from 29 different baseball leagues… Read More

  • Apple strikes a deal with MLB to put iPads in dugouts

    Apple strikes a deal with MLB to put iPads in dugouts

    The MLB is taking a page from the NFL’s playbook and equipping teams with tablets to use during games for the 2016 season. But, instead of Microsoft Surface Tablets, the MLB has made a deal with Apple to provide all 30 MLB teams with iPad Pros to use. The iPads will give coaches the ability to get historical game statistics, pull up video from previous games, and even simulate… Read More

  • Four Reasons Why Sports Startups Are Scoring Big Crunch Network

    Four Reasons Why Sports Startups Are Scoring Big

    When a professional sports team wins a title, it makes the front page of The New York Times. When Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, controversially may (or may not) have deflated some footballs during a crucial game against the Indianapolis Colts, it was reported by every news media and became a trending topic on Twitter. Sports are a major part of our culture, and its… Read More