11 June

ESPN Radio Now on iTunes Music – In time for World Cup 2014

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ESPN Radio Now on iTunes Music – In time for World Cup 2014

Ahead of tomorrow’s opening World Cup game, ESPN Radio has launched on iTunes Music. To access the live stream of ESPN Radio, just open iTunes Music on your iPhone or iPad and either click on the ESPN Radio channel or search for ‘ESPN’.

2 April

Introducing WatchESPN for Amazon Fire TV

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Introducing WatchESPN for Amazon Fire TV

Today, Amazon released their new Fire TV – available immediately and priced at $99. As part of that announcement and release – WatchESPN has launched on the Fire TV, giving users access to ESPN’s suite of live programming and 1,000s of additional games & events exclusively available via ESPN3. Also noteworthy: WatchESPN is now available […]

17 March

Introducing ESPN’s Tournament Challenge App

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Last night, the NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets were released… You can find your team among the field of 68 here. You can also follow your team – and make your bracket picks – with the new Tournament Challenge Application on iOS (iPhone + iPad), Android and Kindle.

31 December

2013 in Review… A Few Great Tech Reads

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2013 in Review… A Few Great Tech Reads

I am a sucker for year-end lists. I wanted to share a few great posts from ’13 – which is terribly far from complete… if you have other’s to share, please email or comment. In no order, whatsoever:

30 December

My 2013 Digital Habits

My 2013 Digital Habits

It’s an annual geeky, blogging tradition: share those products and services that have made their way into your daily routines. It’s a simple reflection on those experiences that have become meaningful, those that have become less relevant, and those that others find interesting and useful. Mike Arrington used to publish an annual, very simple list […]

29 December

Facebook Extends Mobile Ad Units from Likes to Installs to Downloads to Purchases

Facebook Extends Mobile Ad Units from Likes to Installs to Downloads to Purchases

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Facebook’s mobile “Install” ad units now driving movie downloads. Over the Christmas holiday, another format arrived: “Shop Now”. The unit itself is the same: a glossy, mid-stream ad that asks users to “Shop Now” (rather than “Install” or “Download”). Clicking the units keeps you inside the Facebook Application […]

6 December

Facebook’s Mobile App Install Ads Now Driving iTunes Movies, Downloads

Facebook’s Mobile App Install Ads Now Driving iTunes Movies, Downloads

Facebook’s mobile app install units are a hit. In spring 2013, Facebook had announced that 25 million app downloads had been driven through the iTunes App Store and Google Play. At the time, over 40 of the top 100 top grossing apps for both iOS and Android were leveraging Facebook’s mobile install units.

30 November

Black Friday, Email Marketing and GMail’s New Inbox

Black Friday, Email Marketing and GMail’s New Inbox

It’s Saturday, the day after Black Friday, and my inbox is loaded with promotions about expiring offers, extended sales, and upcoming Cyber Monday. It reminded me that this shopping holiday relies heavily on email, GMail’s new format now has a very significant impact, and that I had written an unpublished, related blog post about the […]

24 November

Hello SportsCenter App & 8 Takeaways

Hello SportsCenter App & 8 Takeaways

On Thursday, we launched the new SportsCenter Application, an update to ESPN’s existing and popular ScoreCenter application. With 50m downloads and millions of daily users, ScoreCenter is certainly successful and our hallmark application. We didn’t set out to replace it; rather, we set out to expand the experience and better present the vast array of […]

17 November

Coin: A Viral Launch

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Coin: A Viral Launch

This is the definition of a product launch gone viral… and it’s only for pre-orders. Of course, the product itself is compelling, intriguing, cool, and priced for mass appeal ($55). Product or content quality is a prerequisite… and Coin seems to have achieved that. But the launch itself was also well done and took advantage […]

4 November

ESPN Digital Traffic, by the Numbers: The Mobile Tipping Point

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ESPN Digital Traffic, by the Numbers: The Mobile Tipping Point

The month of September was noteworthy for ESPN’s digital properties for a few reason. First: scale. Not only did ESPN reach a record 72.7 million unique visitors – it marked the the largest monthly reach ever within the entire sports category. ESPN accounted for 30% of all sports category usage – more than the Nos. […]

12 September

WordPress + Facebook [Embeds]

WordPress + Facebook [Embeds]

Facebook recently enabled embeddable posts (see announcement here) – theses embeds can include public status updates, images, videos, etc and enable social sharing directly within the unit. On WordPress, it’s particularly easy: simply paste the Facebook URL between the WordPress embed tags. That easy.