ScoreStream is first to provide fan-driven scores, photos and chat with family and friends to digital devices of high school football fans on Snapchat beginning today, and to Buffalo Wild Wings B-Dub TV. The sports tech company out of Del Mar, CA developed a proprietary crowd-sourcing platform to generate live sports scores. Snapchatters now have the option to use geofilters to engage with real-time high school football games and scoreboards nationwide, sponsored by Gatorade...Read More
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Minute Media Football Fan Content Contribution Platform Powers HT Media Group India
HT Media in India will partner with Minute Media to deliver fan-created curated football content. The Sports Techie community blog chatted via Skype to Duncan McMonagle, SVP Strategy and Partnerships, Minute Media, at their London office about this enormous sports technology opportunity for the Israeli based company to engage with one of the largest digital markets in the world and the number two sized Facebook global country list of users by country. I also queried as to future company plans after raising $45 million in funding such as eSports...Read More
NBA, Turner Sports And NextVR Pioneer Virtual Reality Video For Fans
The National Basketball Association, Turner Sports and NextVR are pushing sports technology, virtual reality, sponsorship and the fan experience to new levels opening night when fans of defending NBA league champions, the Golden State Warriors and everyone else outside located Oracle Arena watching publically at home, work or in a sports bar, have access to a free live stream of the first professional sport game ever broadcast in VR using Samsung Gear VR headset tech...Read More
How Fantasy Football Has Totally Changed the Way Fans Watch the Game
Thanks to advances in technology, football fans are no longer limited to watching NFL games in person, on over-the-air channels and radio, or waiting for tomorrow’s newspaper to get the latest information on team and individual performances. The Sports Techie blog is thrilled about the role sports tech has played in developing the fantasy sports industry into an augmentation of a fans’ daily lifestyle.
Cable and satellite TV have made it possible to watch nearly any game. With just an internet connection and an inexpensive mobile smartphone, fans can now get game stats and analytics in real time from just about anywhere...Read More
Social Media And Sports Journalism UF Online Infographic Visual Resource
The impact by social media on sports journalism can be better understood by looking over the Infographic visual resource provided by the University of Florida to share with the Sports Techie community blog. Sports journalist are having to morph with social media to match the fast changing history of the industry and to keep up with top brands and individuals that are pushing the space to new heights such as ESPN. Fan engagement, sport business and cutting-edge technology resulted in fundamental changes to the way content is now delivered and personalized creating a powerful mechanism named social media used for delivering news, entertainment and gossip to society as happened during the recent NBA and NFL drafts last w...Read More
The Daily Payoff To Offer Gaming, Betting And Fantasy Sports Business News
The Daily Payoff launches on March 2 with a fresh news platform that aims to be the source for gaming business news. Besides betting and fantasy sports news, they plan to offer valuable insight into all forms of gambling, e-gaming and casinos in addition to horse racing and other noteworthy topics. Based in New Jersey, the Sports Techie community blog readers and followers will soon be able to engage on the web with The Daily Payoff, powered by SportsBlog. Sports technology just gained another valuable asset to add to the fast growing $250 billion industry.Read More
Not even #CaptainAmerica is immune to sports related #concussion.
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Is Your Child’s Brain Safe Playing Contact Sports?
The Sports Techie community blog has reported about the dangers of concussions in most all sports since I launched our sports technology business four years ago, but the alarming audacity by sports leagues, associations and federations to cover up the facts when it comes to the concussion dangers present to youth in sport has gone on long enough for me not to stand up against this sad cover up.
The Risk Of Brain Injuries Shifts As Children Grow Up, via NPR.
Of course, children’s brains can be injured falling off a stair or playing in the yard as they transition through their...Read More
Cisco Technology Helps Enable First Live Streamed World Series
For the first time in Major League Baseball history, the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals entire seven games were streamed live across the Internet enabled by Cisco, an Industry first. The historical digital fan experience delivered by MLBAM and Cisco during the 110th Fall Classic to smartphones, tablets and computer laptops over the At Bat app allowed fans a multitude of multi-platform product options with no blackouts. The Sports Techie community blog readers and followers can read more about Cisco’s influence on sports technology here, and MLB’s innovative products here...Read More
Catalyst 2014 Fan Engagement Study Social Media Behaviors And Digital Media Evolution
The 5th annual Catalyst Sports Fan Engagement Study was just released from their New York headquarters and the Sports Techie community blog was fortunate to be able to share insight about the data and resulting Infographic identifying how fans engage with sports using social media, for our loyal readers and followers. It was my pleasure to chat once again with Bret Werner, SVP and managing director, and Michelle Gordon, VP of consumer insights, at Catalyst, about the social media attitudes and usage habits among sport fans thanks to the explosion of mobile devices and sports technology products...Read More
Essential Boating Gadgets for Canada’s Summer Season
The National Marine Manufacturers Association reports that 15 million Canadians enjoyed boating on Canada’s plethora of lakes, rivers and shorelines last year. You are beside yourself with anticipation, waiting for summer so you can head back onto the water. While you’re waiting, get ready for this year’s boating season with high-tech boating gadgets that will make you safer and happier outdoors. The Sports Techie community blog is excited that summer is here. With global warming in effect and the snow and ice packs melting at alarming rates worldwide, the one bonus is more fresh water opportunities where kids, men and women can boat and fish...Read More