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MLB Ballpark app adds Apple Business Chat-powered concierge experience for All-Star game

Just in time for tonight’s Home Run Derby, Major League Baseball is rolling out a new feature on its Ballpark app that utilizes Apple’s Business Chat feature for a customized in-person experience. MLB says it’s the first league to roll out the feature, letting users ask location-specific questions — though Apple Business Chat has been ...

HQ Trivia is replacing popular host Scott Rogowsky and users miss him already

04.13.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Scott Rogowsky is parting ways with HQ Trivia, marking the end of an era for the popular mobile game. On Friday, TMZ reported that Rogowsky — the man who's hosted the app and graced users with his peppy digital presence and occasionally stylish... ...

A new study of MLB pitch calls makes a strong case for robotic umpires

Boston University grad students analyzed more than four million pitches from 11 seasons of Major League Baseball (2008-2018), and the findings aren’t great for human umpires. According to the study, umps made 34,294 incorrect ball and strike calls in 2018. That works out to 14 blown calls per game and 1.6 per inning. It’s not ...

MLB exploring using tech to help call ***** and strikes

If you follow baseball with even a passing interest, you know that nearly everyone’s got a way to “fix” the national pastime. Pitch clocks, moving the mound —there are a million ideas for how to curb waning interest in the sport. Robo umpires have long been on the list, as well, but given the sort ...

Live streaming studio, Culture Genesis, launches its first show, the quiz-basedTrivia Mob

A new generation of entrepreneurs is emerging to refashion the Los Angeles studio system for the digital age forming companies that combining live-streamed video, podcasts, and the newfound social media celebrities to craft entertainment for a new breed of consumer. Two of those startup founders, longtime Apple executive Cedric Rogers and former developer for VEVO ...

Live streams of karate and niche sports are terrifying major sports leagues

Of the 100 most-watched live telecasts in the US in 2005, 14 were sporting events; in 2015, sporting events comprised 93 of the top 100 telecasts. That shift occurred because TV shows are shifting to online or on-demand viewing, and live broadcasts of the biggest sports are the main thing TV networks have left to ...