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The World Cup’s Refs Have Smartwatches That Alert Them to Goals

The World Cup’s Refs Have Smartwatches That Alert Them to Goals

At Thursday's opening match between Brazil and Croatia, the referees will be wearing smartwatches that read "GOAL" and vibrate when a team scores. No, it's not punishment for the infamous Frank Lampard disallowed goal of 2010. It's part of a new "unhackable" goal line detection system, the first to ever be used in the World ...

Analysis: World Cup Viewers Likely to Stream Games Online

Analysis: World Cup Viewers Likely to Stream Games Online

How will YOU watch the World Cup? A recent analysis from Experian Marketing Services (of 25,000 people in the U.S.) says that many of us will watch this year's games across multiple devices -- often streaming a few games at the same time. 31 percent of soccer fans will watch games on more than one device, and 64 percent ...

Donald Sterling Blocks Steve Ballmer’s $2 Billion Bid for the Clippers

Donald Sterling Blocks Steve Ballmer’s $2 Billion Bid for the Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA, his attorney said Monday. "We have been instructed to prosecute the lawsuit," said attorney Maxwell Blecher. He said co-owner ...

Google Brings Street View to All 12 World Cup Stadiums

Google Brings Street View to All 12 World Cup Stadiums

The World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the known universe. The only thing is Brazil is a long trek for most of us, and, y'know things around the world cup tend to get a bit... rowdy? Well, Google Maps is bringing Street View to all twelve of the stadiums, so you can explore them from the convenience/safety of your ...

Steve Ballmer Submits $2 Billion Bid to Buy the Los Angeles Clippers

Steve Ballmer Submits $2 Billion Bid to Buy the Los Angeles Clippers

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer appears to have won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with a $2-billion offer that would set a record price for an NBA team. Ballmer bid higher than competitors that included Los Angeles-based investors Tony Ressler and Bruce Karsh and a group ...

ESPN May Soon Sell (Some of) Its Content Directly to Subscribers

ESPN May Soon Sell (Some of) Its Content Directly to Subscribers

ESPN has already said it may let you pay for its sports programming on the Web without subscribing to a traditional pay-TV package. Now it is floating the idea of selling some of its stuff directly to consumers, just like Netflix does. ESPN boss John Skipper says that next year the company may sell a package of Major League ...

AT&T Can Back Out of DirecTV Acquisition if it Loses NFL Sunday Ticket

AT&T Can Back Out of DirecTV Acquisition if it Loses NFL Sunday Ticket

If DirecTV fails to lock up NFL Sunday Ticket beyond this coming season, AT&T has given itself the right to back away from the colossal $48.5 billion acquisition announced on Sunday. The out clause contained in the proposal’s fine print shows just how valuable of a property the NFL is. "The parties also have agreed ...

MLB.tv is Having Issues in 2014: Here’s a Workaround

MLB.tv is Having Issues in 2014: Here’s a Workaround

MLB's online offering has long been the technological leader among U.S. major sports. That's no surprise given the size and financial power of MLB Advanced Media, but repeated issues with the service across devices this season have made MLB.TV look more like NBA League Pass. We've spoken with an MLB representative and ...

The White House Isn’t Happy That Samsung Used Obama’s Selfie as an Ad

The White House Isn’t Happy That Samsung Used Obama’s Selfie as an Ad

Did you catch the selfie that the Red Sox's David Ortiz took with President Barack Obama? That was a great instance of cultural zeitgeist, wasn't it? However, Samsung also has a deal with Ortiz that let it use the shot (taken with a Galaxy Note 3) in a Twitter ad -- and the White House isn't very happy. The administration ...

MLB’s Opening Day is Here, and So is Instant Replay

MLB’s Opening Day is Here, and So is Instant Replay

Major League Baseball used expanded replay for the first time during a regular-season game on Monday afternoon, confirming an umpire's call during a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs, reports the Associated Press. The league announced that it would begin giving managers the option to challenge calls for ...