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Yahoo Signs Deal to Live Stream the 2014 Winter Olympics

Yahoo Signs Deal to Live Stream the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are set to take place early next year, and Yahoo is getting in on some of the broadcast action. The company revealed on Tuesday that it has extended its partnership with NBC in order to gain access to all of the network’s digital rights for next year’s Games. In addition to live ...

Football’s Concussion Problem May Be Solved With Wearable Sensors

Football’s Concussion Problem May Be Solved With Wearable Sensors

It’s become clear that the biggest risk to the future of the multibillion-dollar football industry is the high-impact sport’s propensity for giving its athletes concussions. There have already been 29 football-related deaths in 2013, 16 of them attributed to brain injuries. After being blamed for years of denial, the ...

NFL and MLB: We’ll Leave Broadcast if Aereo Wins Court Case

NFL and MLB: We’ll Leave Broadcast if Aereo Wins Court Case

Programmers who are fighting with Aereo, the Web TV service, have already threatened to move their shows from free broadcast TV to paid cable TV if Aereo wins its court battle. Now the guys who sell sports are chiming in. If Aereo wins, say goodbye to Saturday night baseball or Sunday afternoon football on broadcast TV, say ...

Journalists Can Instagram the Olympics After All (But No Video)

Journalists Can Instagram the Olympics After All (But No Video)

Journalists will be allowed to use Instagram, Twitter and other social media to post still photos and news from the Sochi Olympics, International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams confirmed to For The Win in an email on Monday. “Please take as many photos as you like!” he wrote. “Sharing pix on social media ...

Report: Journalists Can’t Instagram, Tweet or Vine the Winter Olympics

Report: Journalists Can’t Instagram, Tweet or Vine the Winter Olympics

Journalists who use amateur-standard technology to take photos or videos of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be kicked out immediately, the editor of Russia’s state sports news agency, which is part of the Olympic accreditation committee, has reportedly said. Vasily Konov, editor of RIA Novosti subsidiary R-Sport, told ...

Netflix to Stream First Original Documentary ‘The Short Game’ in December

Netflix to Stream First Original Documentary ‘The Short Game’ in December

Netflix is quickly following through on its promise to expand into original documentaries, announcing on Tuesday that its very first one will premiere online just over a month from now on Thursday, December 12th. The documentary is called The Short Game and follows a number of seven-year-old golfers as they compete in the ...

The First-Ever Blog Post Powered by 100% Initiative

The First-Ever Blog Post Powered by 100% Initiative

We hear people often talk about “taking initiative.” Sure, it’s an important quality for Millennials to possess, but what does it mean to “have initiative”? What does it look like in practice? Today’s News To Live By runs on 100% Initiative. It’s like supreme-grade fuel that costs nothing and never runs ...

NBA Signs Three-Year Deal With Samsung for Courtside Tech

NBA Signs Three-Year Deal With Samsung for Courtside Tech

The National Basketball Association has signed a wide-ranging, $100 million deal with Samsung to bring the South Korean company's technology courtside at its games, according to people familiar with the matter, a strategic move for two organizations looking to expand their global reach. As the NBA's official provider of ...

Talking Football: Ranking the NFL Teams, WOM vs. Social Media

Talking Football: Ranking the NFL Teams, WOM vs. Social Media

Fall is here, and with it everyone is talking football. Well, not everyone, perhaps. But befitting the nation’s most popular sport, it generates a huge amount of conversation. According to my firm’s research, there are 15 billion annual WOM impressions about football. In fact, over the course of the year, a full third ...

MLB to Make Stadiums Interactive With iOS 7′s iBeacon

MLB to Make Stadiums Interactive With iOS 7′s iBeacon

Major League Baseball is launching a major initiative to make attending games at stadiums a completely interactive experience for fans. Taking advantage of Apple's iBeacon indoor mapping, a new feature in iOS 7, the MLB plans to customize its At the Ballpark app for everyone that walks into any of its stadiums nationwide. ...