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A mix of tech, market research, sports, popular culture and other things that I find interesting.
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Yahoo killing Message Boards, BlackBerry app, and more in an attempt to ‘sharpen focus’
Yahoo will cull a number of its products over the coming months in an effort to sharpen its focus on its more important assets. On April 1st, Message Boards, Avatars, Sports IQ, Clues, and the Yahoo app for BlackBerry devices will all be shut down, although some parts of the services will continue operating. Yahoo’s Finance and Fantasy Sports Message Boards will live on, and although it will no longer be updated or officially supported, users with the Yahoo BlackBerry app already installed will be able to continue using it.

thisistheverge:

Yahoo killing Message Boards, BlackBerry app, and more in an attempt to ‘sharpen focus’

Yahoo will cull a number of its products over the coming months in an effort to sharpen its focus on its more important assets. On April 1st, Message Boards, Avatars, Sports IQ, Clues, and the Yahoo app for BlackBerry devices will all be shut down, although some parts of the services will continue operating. Yahoo’s Finance and Fantasy Sports Message Boards will live on, and although it will no longer be updated or officially supported, users with the Yahoo BlackBerry app already installed will be able to continue using it.

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MLB Spring Training Underway on Instagram

Share your own photos of Spring Training with the #springtraining hashtag!

Baseball fans, rejoice! Spring training is here. Starting every February, Major League Baseball (@mlbofficial) runs a six-week series of practices and exhibition games as a warm up to the regular season. New players use spring training to try out for a roster, and established players get game-like practice in before serious competition begins.

Crowds flock to the games in Arizona (Cactus League) and Florida (Grapefruit League) to bask in warm weather and get a first look at their favorite teams. Can’t make it this year? Be sure to follow your favorite teams on Instagram and browse photos taken at stadium location pages:

Teams

Stadiums

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Self-driving trucks tested in Japan, form a close-knit convoy for fuel savings
As Google and others ramp up their plans to develop self-driving cars, one government-funded corporation in Japan is already making headway with autonomous heavy duty trucks. In order to save fuel, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has programmed a convoy of four trucks to drive just four meters (about 13 feet) apart. That cuts down on air resistance, reducing drag (and thus improving fuel efficiency) similar to drafting with a race car.

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Self-driving trucks tested in Japan, form a close-knit convoy for fuel savings

As Google and others ramp up their plans to develop self-driving cars, one government-funded corporation in Japan is already making headway with autonomous heavy duty trucks. In order to save fuel, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has programmed a convoy of four trucks to drive just four meters (about 13 feet) apart. That cuts down on air resistance, reducing drag (and thus improving fuel efficiency) similar to drafting with a race car.