Sports

  • 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

  • Let’s meet in Longmont on Wednesday

    Let’s meet in Longmont on Wednesday

    As part of the NewTech Meetup we will be holding a very cool pitch-off at the Oskar Blues The Oak Room at 1800 Pike Road in Longmont, CO. It’s on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 starting at 6:00pm. The pitch-off will happen at about 7:30pm. You can RSVP here. To apply to pitch please submit your info here. I will pick and contact eight companies to pitch for 2 minutes with 2 minutes of questions. Read More

  • Drone Racing League’s new drone will go 0-80 MPH in under a second

    Drone Racing League’s new drone will go 0-80 MPH in under a second

    The Drone Racing League just unveiled the drone that its pilots will use for the second season, which will again be airing on ESPN starting on June 20th. The drone, called the Racer3, has a top speed of 85 MPH, and can go from 0-80 MPH in under one second. They also have 210 LED lights for pilot identification and visibility to the audience. The Racer3 will also have a hard shell to protect… Read More

  • MLB.com At Bat and NHL are first to launch personalized app icons on iOS 10.3

    MLB.com At Bat and NHL are first to launch personalized app icons on iOS 10.3

    The MLB.com At Bat and NHL iOS applications have been updated today to take advantage of one of the new, but still under-the-radar features available in the just-launched version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 10.3: personalized home screen icons. That’s right — you now can replace either of these apps’ default icon with one featuring your favorite… Read More

  • Here’s how to watch NCAA March Madness in VR

    Here’s how to watch NCAA March Madness in VR

    Want to watch March Madness in VR? You’re in luck. Six games — including the Final Four national semifinals and National Championship game — will be streamed in VR. The games will be available via the new NCAA March madness Live VR App available on the Oculus Store, which will work with Gear VR devices. Read More

  • If you like to linger where it’s shady the Populele wants to linger too

    If you like to linger where it’s shady the Populele wants to linger too

    If music be the food of love then get ready to hit the Old Country Buffet. A wild new startup is about to unleash Populele, an electric Ukulele that will teach you how to play old Uke standards like Ukulele Lady, D’yer Maker, and Tiptoe Through The Tulips. The $149 ukulele has surpassed its goal on Indiegogo and is slated to ship this year. The instrument has a 72-led fretboard that… Read More

  • Twitter adds lacrosse to its live-streamed sports lineup

    Twitter adds lacrosse to its live-streamed sports lineup

    Twitter today announced another content partnership to bring more live-streamed sports to its social network — this time, with the National Lacrosse League, of all things. Lacrosse represents an opportunity for Twitter to build out a network of sports programming that TV channels don’t want and don’t air because of their smaller numbers. Read More

  • Facebook scores a deal to live stream Major League Soccer matches

    Facebook scores a deal to live stream Major League Soccer matches

    Facebook has scored a significant deal that will allow it to stream at least 22 live Major League Soccer matches on its social network. Through a collaboration with both MLS and Univision Deportes, Facebook gained the rights to stream the 2017 MLS regular-season matches in English, as well as enhance the video content with various interactive elements. Read More

  • Rock down to 38th Street for another Micro-Meetup in New York

    Rock down to 38th Street for another Micro-Meetup in New York

    In preparation for Disrupt New York in May I’m going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. We’ll listen to and critique ten pitches on March 13th at 7pm at the Knotel space at 22 West 38th Street, 4th Floor. This is an informal pitch-off but the two best teams will get two tickets to Disrupt New York and the undying admiration of millions of people (actually… Read More

  • Arkadium’s InHabit adds interactive content to any story, starting with sports

    Arkadium’s InHabit adds interactive content to any story, starting with sports

    Arkadium is launching a new product called InHabit, which can automatically introduce polls, quizzes and games that are tailored to each article. When we’ve written about Arkadium in the past, we’ve talked about them as a casual gaming company, but CEO Jessica Rovello told me her team has become focused on one specific aspect that business, namely “providing visual… Read More

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