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Major League Baseball has worked hard to improve its image and move on from the so-called steroids era, a period in baseball where many records were broken by players who were later found to have been doping up and using human growth hormones. But the latest scandal takes an unexpected and perhaps unprecedented twist into the field of cyber espionage. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Justice Department are currently investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for allegedly hacking internal networks belonging to the Houston Astros. Law enforcement officials are said to have uncovered evidence... Read more...
Apple has a new indoor mapping feature in iOS 7 called iBeacon, and Major League Baseball has wasted no time in leveraging the feature to enhance the gameday experience at ballparks. The MLB’s At the Ballpark app will use the feature to create “micro-locations” within stadiums and offer information on points of interest as you walk past them, a virtual hole punch for food vendors at the stadiums, team store discounts, locate your seats, and more. Credit: Mashable The MLB’s iOS app developer, Marc Abramson, told Mashable, “We've been looking at customizing the app based... Read more...
As technology grows ever more ubiquitous, it stands to reason that professional sporting leagues would look to it in order to better engage the crowds. Recently, the 49ers announced plans to blanket their stadium with Wi-Fi, and the Dallas Cowboys already boast one of the most high-tech stadiums in the world. Now, Qualcomm is teaming up with Major League Baseball by announcing a multi-year engineering and technology agreement. The deal establishes a collaborative effort to survey, plan and optimize mobile network connectivity for fans at supported MLB ballparks. In association with the program,... Read more...
The Major League Baseball season may be over, but you can bet fans of the New York Yankees won't be forgetting the 2009 season anytime soon. Just a few months after Dell announced that it was selling notebooks with MLB covers, along comes Centon Electronics with a ploy of its own to milk ardent supporters of the club (or any club, really) for a few more dollars.The company, which is best known for producing DRAM and flash-based memory wares, has today introduced their officially licensed MLB Key chain USB Flash Drives. As expected, all 30 MLB teams are included, though we get the impression that... Read more...
Anyone that considers themselves a sports fan will recognize that the MLB playoffs are in full swing, and we're guessing that the timing here is more than coincidental. Shortly after Dell rolled out a fleet of notebooks with 26 different design options, the company has now issued a slate of laptops with 30 Major League Baseball team logo options. Yup--you can snag an MLB notebook just in time to watch your favorite team get eliminated from World Series contention. Or win it, if you're lucky.Either way, the MLB logo notebooks include every single team in the major, and of course they're being offered... Read more...
Major League Baseball is joining the growing ranks of companies who are less than enthusiastic about the "placeshifting" feature.  Here's a tidbit from Ars Technica: "Like other professional sports leagues, Major League Baseball is jealous of its content. The latest company to come under its scrutiny is Sling Media, makers of the Slingbox television place-shifting device. According to The Hollywood Reporter Esq. (subscription), MLB is upset that fans can watch out-of-market games via the Slingbox, calling the device illegal." So what's the big deal?  Well it seems that MLB and other media... Read more...