SoftBank leads $35M investment in sports engagement startup Heed – TechCrunch

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[ad_1] Heed, a startup looking to create new ways for sports leagues and clubs to engage with fans, is announcing that it has raised $35 million led by SoftBank Group International. As laid out for me by CEO Danna Rabin, the company sits at the intersection of sports and IoT — which makes sense, since
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Google Fit gets a redesign, adds Heart Points and coaching – TechCrunch

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[ad_1] Google Fit is getting a major update today. The company’s activity tracking app has been around for a few years now but until today, it pretty much worked and looked that same as on the day it launched. Today’s redesign is quite a departure from that old look and feel, though, and it also
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Researchers teach an AI how to dribble – TechCrunch

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[ad_1] While this animated fellow looks like something out of NBA 2K18, it’s really an AI that’s learning how to dribble in real time. The AI starts out fumbling the ball a bit and by cycle 95 it is able to do some real Harlem Globetrotters stuff. In short, what you’re watching is a human-like
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CBS to stream NFL games on mobile – TechCrunch

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[ad_1] CBS today announced an expanded agreement with the NFL which will allow it to stream NFL ON CBS games through its over-the-top service, CBS All Access, through 2022. The deal includes, for the first time, rights to stream the games on mobile devices. The changes will begin this season, and will additionally include the
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Google is taking a Home-branded putt-putt course on a US tour – TechCrunch

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[ad_1] If you’re in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Atlanta, you’ll soon be able to play mini golf (or putt-putt, as some people apparently like to call it) and learn about the Google Home product range in the meantime. Sounds like a corporation’s idea of a good time. “We wanted people across the country to
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Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams arrested for public intoxication

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[ad_1] FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams was arrested by Frisco, Texas, police early Saturday morning for public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor. Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams was arrested for public intoxication early Saturday after he was found riding an electric bicycle near his residence. His Lamborghini had been abandoned after he
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Hall of Famer Bill Russell released from hospital

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[ad_1] Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell was released from the hospital Saturday after an overnight stay for an unspecified reason, he confirmed on Twitter. Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts, yes I was taken to the hospital last night & as my wife likes to remind me I don’t drink enough. On
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Jayson Tatum gratefully accepts advice from Kobe Bryant on how to improve

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[ad_1] CLEVELAND — Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum said he has already watched Kobe Bryant’s “Detail” video critiquing his game about “25 times” and is eager to take Bryant’s advice to the court. In his latest video for ESPN+, Bryant highlighted areas of Tatum’s postseason play that could be improved. The 20-year-old Tatum, the No.
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