Shifting employee bonuses from self to others increases satisfaction and productivity at work
Providing employees with a bonus to spend on charities or co-workers may increase job satisfaction and team sales, according to results published September 18 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Lalin Anik from the Fu ...
Big game hunter: Sociologist studies the subcultures of online gaming and the nascent world of online e-sports
The crowd stands and cheers. The exhausted, triumphant winning team is handed its trophy, which the captain lifts while the rest of the players raise their arms in victory.
Taekwondo simulator may kick it to UK athletes ahead of Olympics
Disney Researchers use automated analysis to find weakness in soccer coaching strategy
Investigators at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, are applying artificial intelligence to the analysis of professional soccer and, in one application of the automated technique, have discovered a strategic error ...
In baseball, bigger still better
Max Scherzer leads Major League Baseball in wins. As a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, he hasn't lost a game this season. His 6-foot, 3-inch frame is a telling example of constructal-law theory, said Duke ...
Illusion of control: Why sports fans prefer 'lucky' products
Consumers engage in superstitious behavior when they want to achieve something but don't have the power to make it happen, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Twitter makes ad campaigns easier
Twitter on Wednesday made it easier to run ad campaigns using tweeted messages in a move that promised to ramp up the company's money-making potential and prospects for a stock market debut.
For sports fans, the story—not the victor—makes the difference in enjoyment
A new study has concluded that sports fans love to root for a hero and against a villain, but if the game is exciting, they'll enjoy it no matter who wins.
Review: Nintendo's TVii tops button-laden remotes
Nintendo's TV-watching tool for the new Wii U game console beats my regular remote control hands down. Called TVii, the service transforms how you watch television in three key ways. It turns the touch-screen ...
Pinterest separates personal, business accounts
Pinterest is separating business accounts from personal ones, a move that could be an early step toward making money.
Twitter targets ads based on interests
Twitter on Thursday began letting advertisers target users with "promoted tweets" based on interests expressed at the globally popular one-to-many texting service.
2012 Major League Baseball draft strategy is wide open
Major League Baseball's draft began last night. Drafting is not always a matter of taking the best player available, which is where strategy comes in. This year, add mystery as well.
Weight, height, and experience key to Rugby World Cup success
Rugby teams with the tallest backs, heaviest forwards, and greatest amount of collective experience are likely to be the most successful at World Cup level, reveals research published online in the British Journal of Sports Me ...
Hiring foreign talent has a positive impact on the national workforce
Spanish researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are participating in a study that has determined that when high quality players from foreign countries are drafted to play on sports teams within a determined ...