Posts Tagged Technology

Data deluge: MLB rolls out Statcast analytics on Tuesday

Bob Bowman, president of MLB Business and Media, explains new baseball statistics and how they might be displayed during a broadcast at a news conference in New York, Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Which outfielder sprints the fastest and runs the longest to snag line drives into the gap? Which shortstop is best at throwing from the grass to nip the runner at first? Which catcher gets the ball to second base the quickest?

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Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

File-This March 8, 2011, file photo shows actor Ben Affleck testifying  before the House Foreign Affairs, Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee hearing in Washington.  Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program. PBS and the host of the show, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, say they didn’t censor the slave owner details. Instead, more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them in the October segment, they said in separate statements posted on the PBS website. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series “Finding Your Roots” not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

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WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, left, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speak during a news conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Whistleblower site WikiLeaks has put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's Sony hack into a searchable online archive. Assange says that its database includes more than 170,000 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment and a subsidiary, plus more than 30,000 other documents. (John Stillwell/Pool Photo via AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony’s hacking problems aren’t over yet.

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New video-streaming apps turn TV stars into phone friends

This Tuesday, April 14, 2015 photo released by Joshua Malina shows the "Scandal" actor interacting with fans using Periscope in his trailer in Burbank, Calif. Periscope users can upload their video streams for on-demand playback over the next 24 hours. (Joshua Malina via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — “Scandal” star Joshua Malina has a brand-new video gig. So do “Today” weathercaster Al Roker, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt and CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter.

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Microsoft’s 3Q earnings grow 31 pct; stock falls

In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer gives his Keynote speech for the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Microsoft reports quarterly earnings Thursday, April 28, 2011, after the market close.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)

Microsoft Corp.’s latest quarterly earnings rose 31 percent even as sales of its Windows operating system sagged.

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