All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘fantasy sports’

Yahoo Acquires SkyPhrase For Natural Language Processing

Yahoo announced today that it has acquired SkyPhrase, a developer of natural language processing technology. The company will become part of Yahoo Labs. “The team of four has built amazing natural language processing technology and we’re excited to welcome them to our Yahoo Labs team in New York,” Yahoo says in a blog post. “At SkyPhrase, we believe online information …

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Fantasy Sports Still a Man’s Game, By and Large

As most fantasy football players are gearing up for their league’s playoffs (or looking to play spoiler, in some cases), it’s prime time to take a look at the fantasy sports landscape – thankfully, Nielsen has done just that. And as it stands, fantasy sports are still, by and large, a mans game. According to Nielsen’s research, more than two-thirds …

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Yahoo Sports Launches New Fantasy App With Mobile Drafting

Yahoo announced that it has launched its new 2013 Fantasy Sports app today, which brings a new design, and new features to the experience. One of the big new improvements is that it now features mobile drafting, which many will find tremendously helpful. It’s a lot of pressure to be at a computer during draft time. “Managers can now sign …

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Yahoo Acquires Bignoggins, Will Integrate Into Yahoo Fantasy

Yahoo just announced that it has acquired Bignoggins Productions, makers of a mobile fantasy app that lets users manage football, basketball, baseball and hockey fantasy teams from their smartphones. “We will integrate the Bignoggins technology into our Yahoo! Fantasy experience over the coming months,” a Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews. Here, founder Jerry Shen talks about his decision to sell to …

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CBS Sports Opens Fantasy Sports Service To Third Party Developers

CBS Sports has announced that they are opening their popular fantasy sports service to third party developers. The new Fantasy Platform will be the first of its kind. The platform will host apps from a variety of developers who will have access to comprehensive APIs for the Fantasy Platform. Six companies have signed on to the program as initial Fantasy …

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MLB Doesn’t Like Others Making Money Off Your Fantasies

Fantasy sports are a billion-plus per year industry, which seems to have just dawned on Major League Baseball (MLB) execs.

Fantasy sports, specifically fantasy baseball seem to be as popular as ever even though they’ve been around for something like twenty-five years according to the LA Times.

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