The quality and reliability of video broadcasts on the Internet have improved to the point where they can compete with television. Increasing numbers of consumers are watching news, music videos and sports on their computers. The latest example: A new service from Major League Baseball.
Not only are the Minnesota Twins here to
stay, now they're going home - to open a most unlikely AL
The Minnesota Twins open the postseason on the road this afternoon agaist the Oakland A's. Game time is 3 o'clock. Sure, one team's from the Midwest, the other from the West Coast. One is in the playoffs for the third straight year, the other hasn't tasted baseball's post-season since 1991. But the Twins and the A's have a lot in common.
A.J. Pierzynski had four hits, and Corey Koskie homered and
drove in three runs as the Twins overcame an early deficit and
fielding blunders to beat the Oakland Athletics 7-5 Tuesday in the
first game of the AL division series.
The Minnesota Twins, who have lost only one post-season game in the Metrodome, return home Friday for game three of the division playoff with the Oakland A's. The challenge will be great: Twins batters will face one of baseball's best pitchers in Barry Zito. The young lefty hopes to keep the momentum going for the A's, who scorched the Twins by the score of 9-1 yesterday.
Apple Computer hopes to boost market share by opening stores. The newest opens in the Mall of America this weekend.
In a speech on his California tour, Governor Jesse Ventura said he could appear on the Presidental ballot in all 50 states, but that he won't.
Increasingly, public places are banning pagers and cell phones. Wireless technology is developing faster than social rules to govern their use. So, what can de do to get along?
Do you know where your bottled water and ramen noodles are? Your money? Do you know how to keep your computer happy? There are some things you can try to ward off the millennium bug, but you just might beat it by doing nothing at all.
You don't have to get up at three in the morning and squeeze into a pair of long-johns to go deer hunting anymore. Hunters are now stalking deer and other animals on their computers. A Twin Cities' software company leads the way in virtual hunting and fishing.
With the world going digital, our ability to save our history is passing.
New software can guarantee your privacy on the Internet. The problem is it can also be used to commit new crimes via computer.
Independents struggle to stay in business in the wake of Amazon.com's success.
Mergers shaping a new landscape for the Internet.