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PSA: Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard update rolling out today

PSA: Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard update rolling out today

Your chance to shout voice commands at Engadget is coming, as Microsoft is rolling out its Fall Dashboard update to the Xbox 360 Tuesday, headlined by the inclusion of Internet Explorer. The update also adds a version of its popular "pinning" functionality, a variety of specialized sports apps (NBA, NHL, and Monday Night ...

The MLB’s Passbook ticketing experiment pays off

The MLB’s Passbook ticketing experiment pays off

The day after Apple released iOS 6, I was at a Giants game in San Francisco, trying out the Passbook integration ginned up by the MLB and Tickets.com. I loved it. It was a seamless experience, and you could tell that there was a ton of thought put into how to make it work right. Now, the regular season is over and the ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Latino TV: Let’s Get Busy

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Latino TV: Let’s Get Busy

Three decades ago, only one Spanish-language network was on the air (Univision, then known as Spanish International Network), and it was a huge deal for them to land a national advertiser like McDonald's or Kraft, because the majority of national advertisers didn't see the point of representation among the population of ...

Packers Player Generates 150K Retweets, Part Of 1M Tweets Hating On NFL Refs

Packers Player Generates 150K Retweets, Part Of 1M Tweets Hating On NFL Refs

According to Twitter, the Monday Night Football game last night caused quite a stir in the Twitterverse. One player in particular caused a fuss with his very angry tweets about the replacement refs in the NFL. Over 1M total tweets were generated during the last play, which is pretty amazing. I’m sure a few of them were ...

Wedge Buster Lands $2.2M From Drew Brees, Rob Dyrdek & Others To Build The “Zynga For Sports”

Wedge Buster Lands $2.2M From Drew Brees, Rob Dyrdek & Others To Build The “Zynga For Sports”

Mobile and social gaming have exploded in popularity over the last few years and both are quickly becoming multi-billion dollar industries. With an estimated 35 million players in the U.S., fantasy sports has become a sizable market in its own right, with growth expected to continue as it reaches new players through ...

Packer’s Tweet Goes Mega-Viral After Insane NFL Ending

Packer’s Tweet Goes Mega-Viral After Insane NFL Ending

The Green Bay Packers just lost a Monday Night football game to the Seattle Seahawks on perhaps the most ridiculous last-second ending in NFL history, and here’s how Packers guard T.J. Lang feels about it (via his Twitter account): "Got f***ed by the refs.. Embarrassing. Thanks nfl" and "F*** it NFL.. Fine me and use the ...

MLB Hops on the iOS 6 Passbook Express, and It’s a Smooth Ride

MLB Hops on the iOS 6 Passbook Express, and It’s a Smooth Ride

Apple’s iOS 6 literally just dropped, but ticketing purveyors including Major League Baseball are already taking advantage of Passbook, the operating system’s digital ticket storing system. MLB Advanced Media on Wednesday announced that Passbook is immediately available for the remainder of the 2012 season for the ...

ESPN Adds Twitter-Style News Feed

ESPN Adds Twitter-Style News Feed

ESPN debuted a web app called the SportsCenter Feed on Wednesday, and the tool bears a striking resemblance to the service where many sports fans consume news and information these days: Twitter. Instead of presenting ESPN.com visitors with the traditional format of splashy images and a small handful of clickable headlines, ...

Find a Pickup Basketball Game Anywhere With This App

Find a Pickup Basketball Game Anywhere With This App

It’s a lonely, disappointed, and sometimes all too familiar feeling for a pickup baller: Shoes laced tight, jump-shot warmed up, game-face on … but just empty blacktop and not another player in sight. The app InfiniteHoops, however, wants to make sure you never have to live through such trauma again. Originally launched ...

Under Review: NFL Refs’ Social Media Use

Under Review: NFL Refs’ Social Media Use

An NFL replacement referee was pulled from the officiating crew of a game on Sunday morning due to a Facebook photo he posted of himself decked out in a hat and sweatshirt supporting one of the teams involved. Now, the league says it’s reviewing social media use the temporary referees who are overseeing games while the ...