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The Rise Of Soccer By Women And Girls

The Women’s Football BOOM!

The Women’s Football BOOM!

Football around the globe has never been more popular and much on the rise in soccer participation numbers can be attributed to women. The amount of female players registering to play football here in the United States coincides with the US Soccer National Team and their success as World Cup and Olympic tournament champions. Clubline Football put together an infographic that breaks down the some of the reasons behind this phenomenal growth worldwide for the Sports Techie community blog readers and followers. The downside to the booming increase in popularity for ladies is the lingering story about inequality in pay compared to men...

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Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

IFAB (International Football Association Board) approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee.

Within the last year, IFAB (International Football Association Board) have approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee, a move which could potentially change the game forever. The Sports Techie community blog is in agreement with this game-changing decision towards the inclusion of more technologies to help get calls right...

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It’s about Time we Let Technology Tell the Truth in Football

I can still remember that gloomy afternoon when England lost to Germany in the 2010 World Cup, I had just launched the Sports Techie community blog. Surely that Lampard shot was over the line!  There’s plenty more stories where that comes from, though that Geoff Hurst shot in the 1966 World Cup Final was miles over the line, wasn’t it?

It took the world of football until 2012 to finally agree on introducing goal-line technology and not a moment too soon. Finally we do have the goal-line technology that answers the question of whether a goal is indeed a goal or not.  About time too I hear you screaming “and why has it taken so long?”

Hawk-Eye goal-line technology uses cameras

Changing History

We may well jest about that Geoff Hurst goal in 1966  (the year I was born) but it’s not t...

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A Brief History of Technology in Sports

Since its appearance, technology has strived to intermingle with almost every area of human life. And even when you thought that was impossible, it did the same with sports. Sports fans were a bit frustrated at first, thinking that tech specialists would interrupt or even slow the game down. The Sports Techie community blog has championed sports tech for the past six years but really going on more than twenty years when you count my career.

The troublesome goals and seemingly equal race times, however, were much more irritating. Hence, sports technology became widely accepted soon after its first appearance. For betting enthusiasts, in particular, it managed to provide indisputable results, without giving them the opportunity to blame it on the betting services, such as NJ Casinos and many...

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The Fan Experience Hijacking of Fan Engagement.

ScoreMore is a sports tech startup at the convergence of sport, technology, entertainment and media. This mobile software solution hosted in the cloud transforms fan to fan engagement, all while generating incremental sponsorship and advertising revenue for teams, leagues and associations. Since October, I have been the Director of Business Development at ScoreMore, increasing brand awareness while setting up and participating in meetings with the Fortune 100, professional and college sports organizations, global technology companies, and investors. Last month, my colleagues attended the 2016 Fanalyse European Summit for Fan Engagement and Fan Experience at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales...

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Sports Tech And The Future Of Football

“Sports Technology And The Future Of Football”

Soccer is a wonderful game and it’s the most popular team sport on the planet but for reasons unknown, it is for sure the most sports tech phobic of all. Fans like me understand the need to integrate technology into games as best as possible to help human official decide play outcomes, rule decisions and unsportsmanlike penalties, to name of few case uses. Then there is the ‘old school’ fan like my Dad that truly believe the human element is a critical component of sports that needs to stay in place no matter what.  Club Football Online created an infographic titled, “Technology And The Future Of Football” to shine light on this important topic...

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beIN SPORTS LAUNCHES NEW APPS FOR ON-THE-GO SPORTS FANS IN CANADA.

beIN SPORTS Apps Now Available For Fans In Canada - Sports Techie blog.

beIN SPORTS Apps Now Available For Fans In Canada – Sports Techie blog.

New beIN SPORTS apps just launched across Canada bringing the global sport network’s content directly to Canadian fans. The beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS CONNECT mobile apps are free to download in English and Spanish for iOS and Android devices. Fans can access premium beIN content, exclusive videos, real-time scores, highlights, stats, and news, wherever they are, whenever is convenient, thanks to their innovative mobile technology. The exclusive content and live streaming service via the network is delivered in real-time throughout the country...

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Levi’s Stadium And Rio 2016 Deployment Of Qylatron Entry Experience Solution

Qylur Intelligent Systems’ Entry Experience Solution Deployed at Levi’s® Stadium to Improve Guest Experience and Security.

Qylur Intelligent Systems’ Entry Experience Solution Deployed at Levi’s® Stadium to Improve Guest Experience and Security.

Qylur Intelligent Systems’ Entry Experience Solution Deployed at Levi’s® Stadium to Improve Guest Experience and Security.

At San Francisco 49er home games, Beyonce concerts and international soccer matches, fans in northern California are experiencing Qylur Intelligent Systems and their automated, self-service entry system at Levi’s Stadium, the most technologically advanced and sustainable stadium in the world. The Qylatron Entry Experience Solution combines personalized fan greeting, ticket taking, and bag security screening for staff and guests...

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StreamAMG Streams RFEP OK Liga TV, Premier League and European Basketball Leagues

StreamAMG partners with RFEP, Spain’s Hockey Federation to launch OK Liga TV, the first video subscription platform with live streaming content in this sport in Spain.

StreamAMG Streams RFEP OK Liga TV, Premier League and European Basketball Leagues - Sports Techie blog.

StreamAMG Streams RFEP OK Liga TV, Premier League and European Basketball Leagues – Sports Techie blog.

Fans throughout Europe are consuming online sports over the StreamAMG online video platform as just happened for the RFEP, Spanish Hockey Federation. The RFEP partnered to launch a video subscription, pay-per view platform, and new OKliga TV, allowing roller hockey fans the real-time opportunity to engage with the club by digital and social media means using their mobile devices in Spain or anywhere across the world...

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Minute Media Football Fan Content Contribution Platform Powers HT Media Group India

Minute Media Football Fan Content Contribution Platform Powers HT Media Group India

Minute Media, HT Media Partner to Deliver Fan-Created Football Content

Minute Media, HT Media Partner to Deliver Fan-Created Football Content

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...

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