tennis

  • Tennis star Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey’s board

    Tennis star Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey’s board

    Serena Williams (yes, THAT Serena Williams) has joined the board of consumer survey startup SurveyMonkey, along with Intuit CEO Brad Smith. This is the tennis superstar’s first venture into Silicon Valley and, according to a SurveyMonkey spokesperson, came about at the suggestion of fellow board member and Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Read More

  • IBM’s Cognitive Social Media Command Center is bringing Wimbledon to you

    IBM’s Cognitive Social Media Command Center is bringing Wimbledon to you

    Most tennis fans would salivate over the chance to witness Serena Williams attempt to win Wimbledon and tie Steffi Graf’s 22 Grand Slams, pulling within two of Margaret Court’s 24 for the most major singles titles in women’s tennis history. But for those unable to make the trip to London to witness the prestigious tournament, which is currently in full swing, IBM is doing… Read More

  • Smash Is A Wearable For Tracking Tennis Technique

    Smash Is A Wearable For Tracking Tennis Technique

    Fitness wearables are getting more specialized. There’s Sensoria’s smart running socks. The Krack trick-tracker for skateboarders. And now Smash: a wearable bracelet for tennis players to quantify their technique. Or there will be if Smash’s Australian makers can convince Kickstarter backers to pledge a rather hefty $200,000 AUD in crowdfunding over the next 43… Read More

  • Ooyala Brings Free, Live Coverage Of The Australian Open To The Web (For The First Time)

    Ooyala Brings Free, Live Coverage Of The Australian Open To The Web (For The First Time)

    Tennis anyone? You have to love this. Realtime event coverage startup Livestream recently brought commercial-free, streaming coverage of New Year’s Eve in Times Square to the Web. If you caught more than a few minutes of network TV coverage of NYE, you would have been subjected to the ungodly number (and frequency) of ads. Livestream’s commercial-free coverage was a welcome… Read More

  • Maria Sharapova signing copies of Top Spin 3 at NYC Nintendo World Store on August 25


    If you’re near Rockefeller center on Monday between 12 and 1PM and you’ve got a crush on Maria Sharapova then stop by the Nintendo store. She’ll be signing copies of 2K’s Top Spin 3 before the US Open festivities begin. Read More

  • Wii: ‘Top Spin 3’ released, looks pretty cool

    “Top Spin 3” from 2K Sports was released a few days ago for the Wii and, although I’m not a huge tennis buff, I’m a fan of games that lend themselves to a semi-realistic experience with the Wii remote. The Sun took Top Spin 3 for a whirl and gave the game a 92% rating. The game features players like Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, and Andy Roddick, each with their… Read More

  • Tantrums vs. Science: Study shows that tennis judges have a 61% accuracy rating when challenged

    I could watch John McEnroe flip out all day long. Perhaps one of his most famous tantrums erupted during Wimbeldon in 1981 when a serve of his was called out. McEnroe argued that he saw a puff of chalk dust when the ball hit the ground, a sign that it hit the line. While the world may never know whether it was truly in or out, a recent study in a British journal has shown that in 2006 and… Read More