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How contract modeling could reshape the NFL—and help hospitals succeed

Applying data-mining and predictive modeling to level the playing field during contract negotiation.

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As MLB embraces wearables, NBA cries foul

Wearable technology took two steps forward and one step back in the pro sports world this week, as MLB approved two fitness trackers and the NBA slapped a player on the wrist for unsanctioned wearable use during games.

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Twitter beat out Verizon, Amazon for NFL streaming deal

Twitter wasn't the favorite to land the NFL's Thursday Night Football live stream, but the company came out on top because of its potential reach and established role in creating online commentary around live sports.

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Is Twitter's NFL deal a Hail Mary or a solid fix?

With Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey under pressure to improve the social network's user base and financial coffers, analysts are split on the company's deal with the National Football League.

The future of sports predicts the future of healthcare

Disruption starts slowly. If you’re paying attention, small cracks in the foundation of normal will be visible.

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Test your Super Bowl picks with this new machine-learning prediction tool

There's been no end in sight to the advance of machine learning into the world of enterprise software, but this week a new online tool debuted for the purpose of sheer fun: predicting the winner of the Super Bowl.

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How data analytics finds the truth -- in baseball and in business

Speaking at the NetSuite NYSE Disruption Summit at the New York Stock Exchange, baseball luminaries Bill James and Billy Beane talk data, truth and the new frontier for sabermetrics.

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How Real Madrid scores fan engagement in the cloud

Using the Microsoft Cloud platform, Real Madrid -- the world's largest sports franchise -- is undergoing a digital transformation to help further engagement with the soccer club's 450 million fans worldwide.

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Can technology speed up baseball games?

One of the reasons baseball holds a spot in the hearts of Americans is because, unlike other major sports, it’s not rigidly timed. But with games lasting longer and the pace of play getting slower every year, are fans reaching a...

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8 ways analytics are changing pro sports

Sports statistics were once viewed as something only computer geeks were interested in. Those days are long gone.

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NHL seeks to grab fans with data analytics

The NHL wants to bring in hardcore fans and casual fans alike with a multi-phase plan to offer 'enhanced statistics' along with advanced visualizations on 100 years of historical data and its real-time scoring data.

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NFL's Lions Tackle Giant Video Uploads

The football team now uses a cloud file-sharing service that makes it much faster to distribute game video footage to news stations.

8 Ways Big Data and Analytics Will Change Sports

The leading minds in sports convened in Boston last week at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference to share ideas about how big data will be a game-changer for fans, players, coaches, officials and front-office personnel.

How Technology Gives the Sports Industry a Winning Edge

The inside story on how the Washington Redskins, Indianapolis Colts, Georgia Dome, International Speedway, PGA Tour and Trump National Doral Miami are playing the tech game to win.

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