How to Stream the NBA Finals On Any Device

In what’s sure to be a thrilling series, the Golden State Warriors are about to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals. Here’s how to stream every game on any device, as well as a few ways to catch the games if you don’t have a cable subscription.

Before we dive into how to watch, it might be helpful to know when to watch. Here’s the schedule for this year’s Finals, starting with the first game that’s airing tonight:

  • Game 1: Thursday, June 2, 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
  • Game 2: Sunday, June 5, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
  • Game 3: Wednesday, June 8, 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
  • Game 4: Friday, June 10, 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
  • Game 5*: Monday, June 13, 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
  • Game 6*: Thursday, June 16, 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
  • Game 7*: Sunday, June 19, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT


What You Can Stream With a Cable Subscription

If you have a cable subscription with major providers like AT&T, Charter, DirecTV, Dish Network, and Xfinity, you can watch the complete broadcast games at no additional cost via these web sites and apps:

You can also cast the game to your Google Chromecast or Apple TV.

Ways to Watch Without a Cable Subscription

If you don’t have a cable or satellite TV subscription, there are still a couple of ways to catch the games. For streaming, you either need to “borrow” a friend or family member’s cable login, or give Sling TV a try. Sling offers a seven day free trial period, and that’s long enough to let you catch the first three games for free. If you want to watch the rest of the finals, though, you’ll need to fork over $20 for a full month of service. All things considered, $20 to watch every NBA Finals game—plus all the other included channels—isn’t a bad deal, especially since you’ll be able to watch on iOS, Android, Roku, Xbox, Amazon, and other devices. And while there’s no app for the Apple TV yet, you can use your Sling credentials to access the games on the WatchESPN app.

You can also watch the games live on your TV if you have an HD capable over-the-air antenna. Just tune in to your local ABC affiliate. Last but not least, you can listen to each of the games for free via the ESPN Radio web site, or apps oniOS and Android

By: Patrick Allan

4 Networking Tips You Can’t Underestimate When Going After Your Dream Job

Are you ready for my biggest networking secret? “Networking” is just a fancy word for making friends.

When I was looking for a job in San Francisco, I figured out pretty quickly that networking is king. I’d tried applying to jobs on my own, but I was getting frustrated.

A friend offered to help out. She passed along my resume and the emails, phone interviews and face-to-face interviews started to roll in. Suddenly, the interview process became a breeze.

The job I landed and took required no cover letter, phone interview or even formal interview. I had a few conversations with members of the accounting team. That’s it.

I went from pulling my hair out by spending hours on job apps to sitting in meetings with some of the most creative people in the business. Apple, Virgin Airlines, Oakley — these people were the real deal.

Below, I’ll share a few tips to help you step up your networking game, expand your social circle and land the job you’re looking for:

1. Offer help first.

Everyone has that friend who only comes around when he or she needs something. Don’t be that friend.

Ask questions first: “What do you do?” “What are you interested in?” “Do you live here in the city?”

Listen fully. Trying to speed date the person you’re talking to is not only tacky, but it’s also ineffective. You don’t need to meet everyone in the room. You just need to meet the right people in the room.

After listening to the person, offer some way to help. Connect the person with someone in his or her field. Pass along or offer to take a look at his or her resume.

Ask him or her out to coffee if you’re really feeling it. When people like you, they’re going to be willing to help you.

An added bonus? In all likelihood, if you offer to help him or her, he or she is going to like you. You might make a friend.

2. Be inclusive.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re at a formal networking mixer or a friend’s party: Be inclusive.

Suppose Amy Schumer is talking to Jennifer Lawrence at an after-party. In the middle of the chat, Bradley Cooper walks up to Jennifer. They’re great friends, so Jennifer turns her back to Amy and chats away with Bradley.

This is rude. But it happens all the time at networking events. (I hope Jennifer would never do this.)

Instead, when a third person comes up, Jennifer can say, “Bradley, it’s so great to see you. This is my friend, Amy. We were just talking about the new season of her show.”

If you don’t know the person who is approaching you, introduce yourself: “Hi, I’m Jennifer. This is Amy. We were just talking about Amy’s new show. What do you do?”

Turning your back on a person you’re talking to – or worse, ignoring someone who is trying to join the conversation – is like letting the new kid sit alone at lunch. Don’t do it.

You never know when someone has something to bring to the table. More importantly, being a good person just feels good.

3. Get involved in a group or league.

My roommate dragged me along to a prospective member’s event for theSpinsters of San Francisco during my first year in SF. I was not a sorority girl (but no judgment to those who are).

This group looked suspiciously like a sorority. But I gave it a chance and now, it’s one of the best things I could’ve ever done. My spinnie friends are some of my best friends. Connecting with them opened up so many doors for me.

Spinsters happily help each other out with job leads, referrals, apartment hunting, etc. The Spinsters of San Francisco even appeared in an answer on “Jeopardy,” and I like to think we’re one of a kind.

Of course, the type of organization you join isn’t just limited to a women’s group. Try a kickball league, young professionals group, arts and crafts class or even church if you’re religious. Look for any place where you can expand your circle of friends.  If you don’t have time to commit to something regular, host a dinner party and have each guest invite someone new.

Every Thanksgiving and spring, the Spinsters host small potlucks in each San Francisco neighborhood. One year, I went to the potluck in the Castro, and it gave me the first glimmer of hope that I might actually make a group of friends as close and as fun as the ones I had in college.

The next year, I hosted a potluck at my place in the Mission. We went wild on Google Doc and coordinated a menu. Everything was fantastic, especially the company.

Making friends in smaller groups is so much easier. While it might be intimidating to attend something small with people you don’t know, take comfort in the fact that everyone is there for the same reason.

4. Be sincere.

I don’t mean for this post to sound transactional. Going into a friendship expecting to find a job, mentor, etc, isn’t cool. I’m not OK with using friends or people in general.

What I hope you took away from this post is the fact that a large circle of friends creates more opportunities and more people you can learn from. Before every interview, I look up the company on LinkedIn to see if I know someone who works there.

If I’m lucky enough to find someone, I send him or her a message with a few questions about the role, company culture, etc. Other times, I have a third connection, which means I know someone who knows someone who works at that company.

I then focus more on what my connection thinks of that person, how happy he or she is at work and if he or she is comfortable enough to introduce me. One of the best career talks I’ve had was at a wine bar in SF with a friend and her friend, who worked at ModCloth.

I’d been infatuated with the company for a while, and so, I loved picking her brain. From that conversation, I learned that pursuing a career there wouldn’t a good fit. I saved myself a ton of time and possibly heartbreak. Friends and friends of friends help you find out things you wouldn’t be able to find by searching the web.

I’ve seen this unique approach to networking work time after time. Not only have I been presented with opportunities I wouldn’t have been presented with otherwise, but I also have expanded my circle of friends.

Surrounding yourself with diverse people you can have solid relationships with will not only help accelerate your career, but it can also have a major impact on your creativity.  You will broaden your worldview.

By: Hannah Tenpas

5 Ways To Tell You Landed The Job While You’re Still In The Interview

During the job search process, you’re always looking for positive affirmations. You’re wondering what it means when your interviewer says, “We’ll be in touch.” You’re freaking out that you haven’t received an email two days after your first-round interview. It’s incredibly stressful not knowing what the final decision will be, and feeling like you have no control over it.

Luckily, there are hints along the way that let you know you’re an extremely competitive candidate. While these hints don’t necessarily guarantee that you got the job, if you’re noticing any of the signs below, then we have five words for you: Go get some celebratory fro-yo.

1. You meet with the entire team.

Your 30-minute interview has turned into an hour and a half-long meeting. Your interviewer keeps saying things like, “Do you have an extra 10 minutes? I’d love for you to talk to Brad and Shauna.” You’re thinking, “Who are all these people?”

Meeting multiple people at once during your interview is an extremely good sign. It means your interviewer is seriously considering you as a candidate and wants to make sure you mesh well with your potential co-workers.

The best way for you to handle this situation is to treat every person as if he or she has the same amount of say in the decision-making process. If you continue putting your best foot forward, the rest of the team will be able to see and confirm the qualities that make you a great candidate for the position.

2. You’re shown an extremely detailed part of the role.

No, your interviewer is not showing the password-coded, company-specific admin area to all the candidates. So if this happens to you during an interview, it’s another good sign that your interviewer is envisioning you in this role and wants you to seriously consider the responsibilities and tasks you will be managing.

Be attentive and ask a lot of questions as you’re taken through the company’s processes. Ask about what former employees have struggled with when encountering the system (or when facing tasks within the role) and ask what they’ve done well. Make sure you have a clear idea of expectations and how you should go about executing any tasks in the role.

3. You’re asked about your expectations for salary.

If an interviewer is asking about what you’re looking for in terms of salary, you can bet your bottom dollar that this person is thinking about hiring you. Your answer should not affect whether or not your interviewer gives you an offer, but you should be well-prepared to respond to this question.

Do your research on Glassdoor about the typical salary offered at the company and for roles like yours at other companies. Then say something like, “I’m expecting a typical salary for this role, and according to my research this ranges from X to X.” Remember, now is not the time to negotiate salary. You’ll only need to worry about that if you get a formal offer.

4. They’re asking around about you.

If your interviewers are contacting the professional references you’ve provided, the company wants to make sure it has all the information it needs before making a final decision. Word on the street? You’re totally employable.

5. They’re asking when you can start.

This one speaks for itself. If they’re asking this question, they want to know if you’re available to start working soon. It’s an important factor to consider in any hiring decision.

It’s tempting to respond, “As soon as possible!” However, you need to make sure you have some time to relax before embarking on your new career. If you’re changing jobs, it’s a good idea to let them know that you will need two weeks to wrap up your responsibilities in your current role and a week off between jobs.

If you’ve just graduated, and you’re able to afford a little time off, then asking for a week off won’t hurt. Just let your interviewer know you’re flexible by saying, “I’d ideally like to start a week after I receive an offer, but I’m happy to discuss this if you need me to start earlier.”


You can rest assured that the hard work you put into your job search is being recognized. Your interviewers are considering you of all the candidates who applied for the position. Fingers crossed. We hope that offer letter is coming soon.

By: WayUp