Mark it down: NASCAR TV, qualifying info this weekend

first_imgAs you begin to unwind from the topsy-turvy racing at Sonoma Raceway and prep for four days of on-track action at Chicagoland Speedway, here are a couple of things to keep in mind.• We’re moving to the NBC television portion of the 2018 schedule. Starting this weekend, the NBC family will pick up coverage of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series. Coverage of this weekend’s practice, qualifying and racing action is on NBCSN. You can view the week’s full TV schedule here.• NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, qualifying sessions and practices still will be broadcast on the FOX family for the remainder of the year. The broadcast doesn’t change to NBC for the Truck Series. Friday night’s Truck Series race will be on FS1.• While we’re here, Monster Energy Series qualifying takes place on Saturday night this week. Monster Energy Series cars will qualify for Sunday’s race on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. ET, following the Xfinity Series race.last_img read more

Norwich publishes Journal of Peace and War Studies with focus on US-China relations

first_imgNorwich University,Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University’s John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center has published its second annual Journal of Peace and War Studies (JPWS), a scholarly journal covering a range of topics relating to US-China relations.The JPWS(link is external) consists of five scholarly articles by authors from six different institutions in the U.S. and two student articles. JPWS is an annual peer-reviewed journal published by the John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center (PAWC) at Norwich University, America’s oldest private military college and birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).Seven strategic thinkers scrutinize the U.S.-China rivalry and share their insights.JPWS’ second edition addresses a most challenging issue in the current global community — the escalating U.S.-China rivalry. JPWS’ 2019 inaugural edition analyzed how to deal with North Korea’s nuclear and missile challenges from the perspectives of the United States, China, South Korea and Japan.Since the 2008-09 financial crisis, U.S.-China rivalry has intensified; the present-day COVID-19 pandemic, which started in China in late 2019, seems to have added an ideological dimension to the strategic and economic rivalry between the two great powers. This intensification is likely to have a huge impact on the world community, much as the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union did.In the new edition, Min Ye closely examines central academic and policy discourses on the U.S.-China rivalry such as the Thucydides Trap, clash of civilizations and divided peace. Based on her critical assessment of such pre-existing approaches, she suggests more attention to the roles domestic and international agencies have played in reducing tensions between the two superpowers.While presenting the detailed empirical evidence of the increasing China-Russia military cooperation, Lyle Goldstein and Vitaly Kozyrev offer practical policy recommendations for U.S. national security to not only deter the strengthening of China-Russia military ties but also maintain cooperation with the two nations in such global issues as climate change and nuclear nonproliferation.Krista Wiegand and Hayoun Ryou-Ellison analyze U.S. and Chinese strategies in the South China Sea through an international law framework, illuminating that both powers have often used legal interpretations, rather than sheer military force, to support their claims in the area.By exploring policy positions of Israel, one of America’s closest allies, vis-à-vis the U.S. and China, Zhiqun Zhu reveals a common conundrum — many nations want to work with both great powers for their security and economic interests, rather than choosing either the U.S. or China, but the rising U.S.-China rivalry has often forced these nations to take sides.Dawn Murphy traces the evolution of heightened U.S.-China economic competition during the Trump administration and implies that it might be difficult for the current tensions to subside post-COVID-19, given the economic rivalry’s intensified strategic and ideological elements.Beyond these scholarly articles, four Norwich University students — John Hickey, Shayla Moya, Kathryn Preul and Faith Privett — explain America’s foreign policy blunders in Afghanistan using the Just War theory. The students also suggest political, economic, and military approaches that could bring stability in conflict-ridden Eastern Ukraine.The John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center(link is external) is a Norwich University academic center of excellence for students, scholars and practitioners seeking to advance interdisciplinary knowledge on the local, national and global relationship between peace and warfare.Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu(link is external)Source: NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich Universitylast_img read more

CEVA Introduces the First CERTIFIED Wi-Fi 6 IP Platform for Licensing

first_imgCEVA, a leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technology IP, announced that its RivieraWaves Wi-Fi 6 IP platform has become the world’s first Wi-Fi IP to achieve Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ Status from the Wi-Fi Alliance®. CEVA offers a complete suite of Wi-Fi 6 IPs, spanning 1×1 20 MHz for low power IoT devices through to MIMO 80/160 MHz Wi-Fi 6 and 6E for higher end products including smartphones, smart TVs, access points and wireless infrastructure. CEVA’s Wi-Fi 6 IPs have already been licensed to multiple semiconductor companies and OEMs for upcoming products.The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 certification is designed to distinguish Wi-Fi 6 products and networks that meet the highest standards for security and interoperability to deliver exceptional end user experiences and wireless stability. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 products provide significant capacity, performance and latency improvements to the entire Wi-Fi ecosystem, while ensuring that solutions from multiple vendors interoperate to help enable greater innovation and opportunity.Ange Aznar, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA, stated that they are proud to yet again be the first IP provider in the world to achieve certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance for their latest RivieraWaves Wi-Fi 6 solution. Wi-Fi 6 is set to have a huge role in the expansion of the Internet of Things in the coming years, with its inherent low power design and high throughput being ideal for IoT devices. By taking their IP through the certification process, it provides customers with a low risk path to integrating Wi-Fi 6 connectivity into the chip designs and they look forward to sharing their success in this burgeoning space.The RivieraWaves Wi-Fi IP family offers a comprehensive suite of IPs and platforms for embedding Wi-Fi connectivity into SoCs/ASSPs addressing a broad range of applications.The RivieraWaves Wi-Fi 6 IPs are aimed at the vast array of media-sharing consumer devices including smartphones, tablets, cameras and smart home products. These are the industry’s smallest footprint and lowest power but high-performance Wi-Fi IPs compliant with Wi-Fi 6 1×1 & 2×2. They consist of Wi-Fi 6 MAC and Modem, available in both 1×1 SISO and 2×2 MIMO configurations. These are provided with LMAC (aka thinMAC) for use with linux/Android mac80211 UMAC, LMAC+UMAC (aka FullMAC) and LMAC+UMAC integrated into FreeRTOS (aka FullyHosted) software protocol stacks. They are provided with an integration-ready processor and operating-system- agnostic platform, simplifying deployment in SoC/ASSP designs.The Wi-Fi software protocol stacks can be executed on any processor such as ARM, RISC-V, ARC, Andes and others. The RivieraWaves Wi-Fi 6 platforms can be used in a standalone single chip or integrated into a bigger System on Chip (SoC) such as application processor, baseband processor, or multi-standard wireless combos.Click here to view CEVA RivieraWaves™ Wi-Fi IP familylast_img read more

Real Madrid on their way to Melbourne where they’ll face Roma & Man City

first_img Both matches will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground, which can hold more than 100,000 fans and hosts Australian football, cricket and rugby matches.  CEST Upd. at 22:53 In Norway, the final stage of their trop, they will take on Valerenga on August 9. Real Madrid are on their way to Melbourne (Australia), the city where Rafa Benitez’s team will begin the second phase of their 2015-16 pre-season.  They have travelled with 24 players, with Iker Casillas not among them having completed his move to Porto. Fabio Coentrao is also absent due to injury.  Madrid’s flight is due to touch down in the Australian city at 11.30h on Monday, June 13 (19.30h local time), according to the club’s official website.center_img 12/07/2015 Real Madrid will then continue onto China, Germany and Norway. In China they will play in a tournament (July 27 and 30) which also includes Inter Milan and AC Milan.  EFE Back in Europe, they will play in the Audi Cup against Tottenham (August 4), with Bayern Munich or Milan then waiting in the final.  It’s their first visit to Australia. While there they will play against Roma (July 18) and Manchester City (July 24). last_img read more

GAA Reveals Master Fixture Plan For 2019

first_img05.05.2019 (Sun) Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship – Quarter-FinalsLondain v Gaillimh (McGovern Park, Ruislip) 03.02.2019 (Sun) Allianz Hurling League – Round 2(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1BCeatharlach v Gaillimh 24-25.08.2019 (Sat/Sun) Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U20 Championship Final 22.06.2019 (Sat) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2Féile Skills Star Challenge (National Games Development Centre, Abbotstown) 15-16.06.2019 (Sat/Sun) Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship – Round 5Áth Cliath v Gaillimh 12.05.2019 (Sun) Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship – Quarter-FinalRos Comáin v Leitrim v (Dr Hyde Park) GAA Diary 2019 01-02.06.2019 (Sat/Sun) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship – Preliminary Round (If Required) 02.02.2019 (Sat) Allianz Football League – Round 2(All Games at 7pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Áth Cliath v Gaillimh Allianz Hurling League – Round 4(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1BUíbh Fhailí v Gaillimh (1pm) 17.02.2019 (Sun) Allianz Hurling League Round 3(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1BGaillimh v Áth Cliath 15.06.2019 (Sat) Handball and Rounders Féile (Corcaigh) 16.03.2019 (Sat) Allianz Football League – Round 6 (All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Gaillimh v Ros Comáin 24.02.2019 (Sun) Allianz Football League – Round 4(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Gaillimh v Ciarraí Electric Ireland GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1 – Semi-FinalsWinner Quarter-Final A v Winner Quarter-Final DWinner Quarter-Final B v Winner Quarter-Final C Important Dates19-20.01.2019 (Sat/Sun) AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v UlsterAIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v UlsterAIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v UlsterAIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v Ulster Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final Round 2Winner of Round 1 v Gaillimh 10.02.2019 (Sun) AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate & Junior Club Finals (Páirc an Chrócaigh)Allianz Football League – Round 3(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Muineachán v Gaillimh 27.01.2019 (Sun) Allianz Football League – Round 1(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Gaillimh v An Cabhán (2.30pm) 26.05.2019 (Sun) Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship – Semi-FinalNua Eabhrac / Maigh Eo v Leitrim / Ros Comáin 24.03.2019 (Sun) Allianz Football League – Round 7(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Tír Eoghain v GaillimhAllianz Hurling League Roinn 1 – Final 16.02.2019 (Sat) AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v UlsterElectric Ireland Higher Education GAA Sigerson Cup Semi-Finals (Munster C.A. – Mallow Sports Complex, Corcaigh) 31.03.2019 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 1 & 2 Final (Páirc an Chrócaigh) 17.03.2019 (Sun) AIB GAA All-Ireland Senior Club Football & Hurling Finals (Páirc an Chrócaigh) 03-05.08.2019 (Sat/Sun/Mon) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final Group Stage Phase 3Group 1Connacht Runner-Up/Round 3 Winner v Ulster Provincial WinnerGroup 2Munster Runner-Up/Round 3 Winner v Connacht Provincial Winner 06-07.07.2019 (Sat/Sun)GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 4GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v LeinsterBritain v Munster Bord Gáis GAA Hurling All-Ireland U20 Championship – Semi-FinalsLeinster Winner v Munster Runner-UpMunster Winner v Leinster Runner-Up 30.06.2019 (Sun) Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship FinalLeinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final (Páirc an Chrócaigh) 25-26.05.2019 (Sat/Sun) Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship – Round 3AGaillimh v Loch Garman 13-14.07.2019 (Sat/Sun) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final Group Stage Phase 1Group 1Munster Provincial Winner v Connacht Runner-Up/Round 3 WinnerGroup 2Connacht Provincial Winner v Ulster Runner-Up/Round 3 Winner GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-FinalsLeinster Runner-Up v Runner-Up Joe McDonagh Cup/3rd Placed Team Munster GroupMunster Runner-Up v Group v Winner Tier Joe McDonagh Cup/3rd Placed Team Leinster Group 01.09.2019 (Sun) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final (Replay 14.09.2019 – Sat)Electric Ireland GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Final 20-21.07.2019 (Sat/Sun) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final Group Stage Phase 2Group 1Munster Provincial Winner v Ulster Provincial WinnerConnacht Runner-Up/Round 3 Winner v Leinster Runner-Up/Round 3 WinnerGroup 2Leinster Provincial Winner v Connacht Provincial WinnerMunster Runner-Up/Round 3 Winner v Ulster Runner-Up/Round 3 Winner 08-09.06.2019 (Sat/Sun) Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship – Round 4Loch Garman v CeatharlachCill Chainnigh v Gaillimh 11.08.2019 (Sun) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final (Replay 17.08.2019)Quarter-Final Group Winner v Quarter-Final Group Runner Up 03.08.2019 (Sat) Donnelly All-Ireland Poc Fada Finals (Annaverna Mountain, Ravensdale, Co Louth) 20.02.2019 (Wed) Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Sigerson Cup Final 16.06.2019 (Sun) Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Final 27.07.2019 (Sat) GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final (Replay 03-05.08.2019)Provincial Winner v Quarter-Final Winner Electric Ireland GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-FinalsConnacht Winner v Leinster Runners UpLeinster Winner v Connacht Runners Up 07-09.06.2019 (Fri/Sat/Sun) Féile na nGael (Corcaigh) Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final 10.08.2019 (Sat) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final (Replay 17.08.2019)Quarter-Final Group Winner v Quarter-Final Group Runner Up 18.08.2019 (Sun) GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final (Replay 07.09.2019 – Sat)Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Final GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Preliminary Quarter-FinalsWinner Joe McDonagh Cup v 3rd Placed Team Leinster GroupRunner-Up Joe McDonagh Cup v 3rd Placed Team Munster Group 06.04.2019 (Sat) Masita GAA All Ireland Football Post Primary Schools Finals (Páirc an Chrócaigh) Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final 08.09.2019 (Sun) Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship Finals 29-30.06.2019 (Fri/Sat/Sun) Féile na nÓg (Connacht) The GAA have revealed its Master Fixture plan for 2019 with the national calendar beginning on the weekend of the 19th and 20th of January with the All-Ireland Intermediate and Junior Club Hurling and Football Semi-Finals. The Allianz National league for Galway’s Footballers and Hurlers will begin on Sunday the 27th with a home double header against Laois in the Hurling at 12.30 followed by the Footballers game with Cavan at 2.30. 29.06.2019 (Sat) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 3 Eirgrid GAA Football All-Ireland U20 Championship Final 27-28.07.2019 (Sat/Sun) Eirgrid GAA Football All-Ireland U20 Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v Leinster GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Championship Final 19.05.2019 (Sun) Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship – Semi-FinalSligeach v Londain / Gaillimh (Markievicz Park) 11-12.05.2019 (Sat/Sun) Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship – Round 1Gaillimh v Ceatharlach 23.06.2019 (Sun) Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship FinalLeinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final (Páirc an Chrócaigh) Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final Round 1Leinster Runner-Up v Munster Runner-Up Electric Ireland GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final 23.02.2019 (Sat) Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Fitzgibbon Cup Final (Waterford I.T.) 09.02.2019 (Sat) AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v UlsterAIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate & Junior Club Finals (Páirc an Chrócaigh) 03.03.2019 (Sun) Allianz Hurling League – Round 5(All Games at 2.00pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1BPort Láirge v Gaillimh Allianz Hurling League – Round 1(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1BGaillimh v Laois (12.30pm) 01-03.06.2019 (Sat/Sun/Mon) Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta, Gallaras 10.03.2019 (Sun) Allianz Hurling League – Quarter-FinalsRoinn 1(A) Top Team 1A v 4th Team 1B(B) 2nd Team 1A v 3rd Team 1B(C) 3rd Team 1A v 2nd Team 1B(D) 4th Team 1A v Top Team 1B 28.07.2019 (Sun) GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final (Replay 03-05.08.2019)Provincial Winner v Quarter-Final Winner GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Relegation Play-off (If Required) Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final Round 3Loser of Round 1 v Gaillimh 08.06.2019 (Sat)GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship – Round 1 30.03.2019 (Sat) Masita GAA All Ireland Hurling Post Primary Schools Finals (Semple Stadium, Thurles) 02.03.2019 (Sat) Allianz Football League – Round 5(All Games at 7pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Maigh Eo v Gaillimh (7.15pm) 15.09.2019 (Sun) TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Finalsprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Over The Line – February 4th

first_imgGerry Murphy, George McDonagh and Kevin Dwyer were joined by Brendan Hennessy, Gordon Duane, Eric Elwood, William Davies, Alan Giblin, Siobhan Lally, Ross Forde, Craig Breen and Garry Jennings as they look back at the weekend’s sport and look ahead to the Corrib Oil Galway International Rally that takes place next weekend. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Lamar falls at TCU, 72-68

first_imgTCU 72, Lamar 68FORT WORTH, Texas – The Lamar Lady Cardinals saw their upset bid come up just short in a 72-68 loss at TCU in a non-conference women’s basketball game Thursday night. TCU 72, Lamar 68 – Return to top – The Lady Cardinals never led in the game, but stayed close the entire contest thanks to a pressure defense that created 28 turnovers and had 18 steals. Lamar outscored TCU 22-14 in points off turnovers.Lamar pulled to within two points on two occasions in the final minute, but TCU (5-3) hit all four of its free throws in the final seconds to preserve the win. The Horned Frogs were 23-of-28 from the line for the game, while Lamar was 15-of-18. Zahna Medley led TCU with 18 points. Natalie Ventress had 13 points, while Chelsea Prince had 11 points. TCU had a 42-36 rebounding edge for the game. The Lady Cardinals travel to Wright State at 1 p.m. Sunday and to Ohio Valley at 6 p.m. Tuesday for a pair of non-conference games. Both games will be broadcast live on www.LamarCardinals.com. Sunday’s game will also be shown on ESPN3. Dominique Edwards had 18 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the season and 14th of her career for Lamar. Addesha Collins had a career-high 16 points for the Lady Cardinals (2-6), Kiandra Bowers had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Caroline Adesulu added 10 points and seven rebounds for Lamar.last_img read more

Spencer volleyball fights past Colby, now 5-0 in Cloverbelt East

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER – The Spencer volleyball team remained undefeated in the Cloverbelt Conference East Division with a 3-1 victory over Colby on Tuesday night at Spencer High School.The Rockets lost their first game of the season in the Cloverbelt, but were able to pull away winning 28-26, 24-26, 25-14, 25-20, to move to 5-0 in the Cloverbelt East.Greenwood and Neillsville, both 4-0, played each other on Tuesday. Spencer plays at Neillsville on Thursday.Macie Weber had 22 kills and four blocks, Abby Varsho had 10 kills and six blocks, and Brooke Kettleborough had 44 assists for the Rockets.Jenna Schober had 38 digs, Courtney Buss 35 and Julia Berres 21 to lead Spencer defensively.“We really had to dig deep with a new lineup,” Spencer coach Buff Heller said. “A few new faces really stepped up for us. Brooke Kettleborough showed her leadership all night.”(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of  MarshfieldAreaSports.com).last_img read more

Weekly Poll: How Many iPad Apps Have You Bought? (UPDATE)

first_imgTags:#Apple#apps#mobile#Poll Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts sarah perez The original post continues below, unedited. As you can see, buying paid apps on the iPad is incredibly popular. Original Post:63% of iPad owners have purchased at least one paid app, and the most popular paid app categories are games, (62%), books (54%), music (50%) and news/headlines (45%). However, as you can tell from the chart below, many categories are seeing good uptake from paid app shoppers, indicating that iPad owners are more than willing to pay for content. Only 5% of the iPad user base claim they only download free apps, but 32% said they did not download any app. That’s right – no apps at all. What the survey didn’t reveal – and what we’re curious about – is how many paid apps people have on their iPad. Personally, I have less than 10, but that’s probably because I’m not much of a gamer. Plus, I tend to use the iPad to check email (I even prefer it to using Gmail!) and to surf the Web. What about you?Take the Poll!iPad owners, please take our weekly poll and share your stats. Feel free to comment, too, about your favorite paid apps. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Nielsen this week released a new report on Connected Devices, which looked at trends surrounding the iPad, Kindle and others. These tablet computers are now owned by 48% of early adopters, a group which tends to be more wealthy (25% has an income greater than $100K) and more educated (51% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher). But what was really interesting was the new data on iPad usage. According the report, the majority of iPad content owners have paid for apps. UPDATE: Nielsen Releases New Data!After publication, Nielsen revealed it made a mistake.According to a spokesperson: “One of the charts featured in the October 21, 2010, NielsenWire blog post ‘Connected Devices: Does the iPad Change Everything?’ and included in the related Nielsen fact sheet on Connected Devices contained an erroneous analysis of Apple iPad download activity. An updated analysis reveals 91 percent of Apple iPad owners report having downloaded an app, not the figure previously reported. The analysis has been corrected and an updated chart and fact sheet are attached so that you might update any stories or posts.”Here is the new chart Nielsen sent through: What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

The Benefits and Pitfalls of ESPN’s new Developer Center

first_imgWhat do you do when you have a treasure trove of valuable data that developers would love to get their hands on? Release an API and let them create applications for you. That is precisely what sports network ESPN did today by announcing its Developer Center replete with multiple APIs for programmers. Developers can tap into ESPN’s reservoir of data on athletes, teams, media, stats and research to create sports apps with rich data for fans across the world.This is not a classic free API platform though. ESPN is owned by ABC, which is owned by Disney. Disney is not known for sharing nicely. Developers can use ESPN’s headlines API for free but otherwise have to form a brand partnership with the sports giant. Yet, considering ESPN’s prowess and well of rich data, that may not be a bad thing. dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement For instance, fantasy sports gurus could tap into ESPN’s data to provide real-time insight and analysis to their apps. Trivia apps can get almost any sports answer in a matter of seconds. Niche sports sites can provide rich data on matchups and schedules and locations. For instance, the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) is having its basketball championship tonight. Tapping into ESPN data can provide readers better context into a league that is otherwise overlooked by those not associated with it. ESPN also has an advanced statistics group that crunches numbers and gives the biggest stat heads all the information and context they can consume. Being a baseball fan that analyzes advanced stats, it would be helpful to me if a developer took the raw data out of ESPN and created visualizations and dynamic charts. There are other sources on the Web where this information is available but to my knowledge none of them release it as an easy to use API. Working With ESPN This is where it gets tricky. ESPN wants you to have this data … it just does not want you to profit from it. That is reasonable considering it is ESPN’s data. Opening up this data as a platform is a way for the company to brand itself across multiple applications. It is important to read the fine print.Developers cannot advertise in an application that uses ESPN APIs except through specific network approved ads. Presumably ESPN would split revenues with developers from those apps but the terms of service make no specific mention of sharing. “ESPN may make available to you a Tool or other API that permits you to include ESPN-approved advertising in your Apps. Unless otherwise set forth in the Information Form or on a separate “Advertising Addendum,” you may not include any advertising or sponsorship in your App (unless included in the Content made available by ESPN).”ESPN is not Facebook. When Facebook opened its platform in 2007 is was a revelation on how a platform can open itself to be built upon and let everybody grow and prosper. Facebook created the blueprint for what it takes to create a successful developer program and platform. As for as open platforms go, ESPN’s developer program is one of the most closed systems of rich data that we have seen. Essentially the network is saying, “here is out data but play by our rules and make sure we get all the credit for everything you do.” While the API may be an enlightened idea from a sports network, its terms are not. ESPN’s APIsThere are six APIs in ESPN’s new developer center. The only one that does not require a premium partnership with the network is the headlines API that allows developers to grab content from the company covering sports and athletes. The other five can only be used by ESPN “premium partners” or the network itself.There are a lot of things to like in those five APIs. One of the great strengths of ESPN is the ability to track sports information in real time and store it in a database. For instance, if you have ever followed a sports game from your mobile device or computer, ESPN’s “GameCenter” application is one of the marvels of modern sports reporting. Individual leagues track their own games such as similar services from the MLB, NHL, NFL and NBA but the difference between other leagues and ESPN is that the network tracks every game, everywhere. Looking up to the second updates on yesterday’s Creighton vs. Illinois State game? GameCenter has it in almost real-time. The other large sports networks can do this as well (such as Yahoo and CBS Sports) but when it comes to data and developers, ESPN is winning the race. Here are the benefits of the six APIs with descriptions from ESPN: Tags:#Data Services#Digital Lifestyle#mobile#Statistics#web Related Posts Athletes: “Allows you to get rosters of players for various sports, as well as biographical and statistical data for individual athletes.” Research Notes: “Allows you to tap into ESPN’s vast knowledgebase of exclusive sports data tidbits compiled by our Stats and Information Group. Research Notes are available by sport, athlete, team, and even game.”Standings: “Enables you to get the latest standings for a particular sport by division, conference, or overall. Data is also available by year and by season type (preseason, regular season, playoffs).”Headlines: “Allows you to interact with ESPN’s various news stories. ESPN publishes hundreds of unique pieces of text content each day, covering dozens of sports and hundreds of athletes and teams.”Scores & Schedules: “Provides game/match information, including start times, venue, competitors, score, and stats across every major sport.”Teams: “Enables you to get information, including roster, stats, and more, for individual teams. You can also fetch teams by conference or division.”What can be Built?ESPN showcases a couple stalwart applications that use its APIs such as Flipboard and Pulse. It also shows the Brigham Young Cougars app that leverages the scores API to keep track of all things BYU. Foursquare uses the schedule and research APIs to check into sporting events. There are so many more useful functions for these APIs than just news readers and specific teams. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more