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DraftKings Pure Sports Tech Play As Nasdaq Ticker Symbol DKNG

SPAC: Insight into DraftKings’ Listing

Does DKNG mean anything to you? It should because it is DraftKings new Nasdaq Stock Exchange officially listed ticker symbol as they went public last Friday, April 24 at a valuation of more than $6 billion. The digital sports entertainment company was founded in 2012 as a daily fantasy sports play based on sports performance. Today, they are perhaps the leading online sport betting, fantasy sports and online gaming operator in the United States. You might be asking why they went public at a time when live sports events are almost nonexistent because of the coronavirus shutdown but the answer is easy to understand. The legalization of sports betting in 2018 by the U.S...

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Quality Sports Tech Options For Active Older Adults

There are plenty of athletic activities accessible to older adults, and technology is ready to help

Fewer than 35 percent of American adults ages 65 to 74 are physically active, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Exercise is one of the best things we can do for our bodies, especially as we grow older. Muscle loss because of age begins after 30 and is called sarcopenia with men losing on average 30% of muscle mass throughout their life but that can be prevented through weight bearing exercises. Diving for baseballs, jumping over hurdles or lifting a person over your head might not be possible past a certain age, but there are plenty of athletic activities accessible to older adults, and technology is ready to help...

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Virtual NFL Draft 2020 Mostly Good And Some Bad Sports Tech

You could get away with calling this the Microsoft and Disney NFL Draft rather than saying NFL Draft presented by Wilson Football, the actual presenting sponsor.

The 2020 virtual NFL draft starts tomorrow online bringing with it, good and bad sports tech. The best of the good is the fact that this is streaming live sports content. Is the draft considered an actual live sport? That is debatable but since coronavirus has shut down most non-essential businesses at least until this Friday here in Georgia and other states, the National Football League decided to hold their draft over the web weeks ago using Microsoft Teams collaboration as the key technology component...

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NFL and Microsoft Teams Sports Tech Hype

Referee Bill Vinovich (52) reviews a play with the Microsoft Surface replay screen during an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. The Bills beat the Cowboys 26-15. (Cooper Neill via AP)

Microsoft and the NFL partnered in 2013 with a mission to have technology assist the sport and those involved including coaches, players, officials and fans, with the goal to improve the game of football for all. Last week they renewed their partnership via a multi-year extension. What most people are unaware of is the fact that during the 1997/98 NFL season, I was the Director of Sales for Sports 2000 providing sales, marketing and business development for our proprietary software product called the Gridiron 2000...

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Nike Football Sports Tech Upgrades Traz Powell Stadium For Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Nathaniel Traz Powell Stadium

Nike used sports tech to upgrade Nathaniel Traz Powell Stadium in Miami-Dade County for high school football games using a sustainability initiative the week of Super Bowl LIV generating maximum exposure for the sport while improving player performance and the fan experience for the 8,000-seat capacity venue. The Sports Techie community blog virtually applauds Nike and the Florida school district for making this so for the many sport playing kids and teenagers in the seven local powerhouse schools in Miami that call this stadium their home field. The $2 million and nine-month renovation of the ‘The Mecca’ included the new playing field, track around the field and press box, plus new locker rooms, lighting and a state-of-the-art scoreboard...

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Kobe Bryant Impacted Sports Tech Like A Champion Sports Techie

Dear Basketball, created and narrated by Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is forever remembered in infamy now as an international basketball legend but you may not realize he was into sports tech from his youth until passing away at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash last Sunday in the Southern California San Fernando Valley. The tragic accident claimed the lives of nine souls including his daughter Gianna, as well as a fellow Whittier College Poet, Sarah (George) Chester, and her daughter Payton, also 13 years old as was Kobe and his wife Vanessa’s second eldest child...

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Mayweather + Boxing Fitness Franchises Use Immersive VR, Sports Tech and Workouts By Floyd

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness VR Workouts

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness is ready for franchisees, gym members and at-home exercisers worldwide to engage together and get fit using their cutting edge, global sports technology platform. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with James Williams, the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness CEO, about Floyd Mayweather’s legacy business as the world’s greatest boxer, if a 21- year and 50-0 career record has earned him the GOAT status as many fans, fighters, trainers and boxing experts, all agree on...

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FORM Swim Goggles Smart Display Are Sports Tech Innovation At Its Best

FORM Swim Goggles with Augmented-Reality Display Available Today for $199

FORM Swim Goggles with smart display and the FORM Swim App just launched so if you swim or want to get into swimming you best check them out because they are sports tech innovation at its best. For $199 you get an augmented reality display on the inside of these goggles created to show a swimmer the metrics they want and not have to look over at the pace clock across the pool or struggle to hear coaches yell out times. Sports technology company FORM makes their goggles in Vancouver, BC.  The real-time delivery of key swim stats in a see-through, AR wearable is sure to change the way you train, rehab or just enjoy swimming workouts...

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GolfSuites, Where Golf Entertainment and Game Improvement Meet Through Sports Tech

GolfSuites – Improves your Drive, Drives Us

When I think about the golf industry over the past 20-years I have been a part of, technology pops into mind. GolfSuites is ready to deliver the next-gen of golf technology through entertainment, a game improvement center and computer tracking featured in high-tech facilities located worldwide. The first thought I and maybe you have about this investment story is TopGolf, an almost identical sports tech enhanced, golf driving range business concept minus the dedicated suites and measurement within inches rather than feet, from what I can tell. The market for golfing entertainment and a unique customer experience is improving and GolfSuite’s feels hundreds if not thousands of these facilities can be built to handle to need. Jerry Ellenburg,...

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Future of Sport Lab, MLSE and Ryerson University Sports Tech Startup Cohorts

Six sports tech startups workshopped their innovations across Ryerson University and MLSE teams and venues

Ryerson University and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment incubated six inaugural sports tech startups within the Future of Sport Lab (FSL) ecosystem.  The startup businesses then pitched their technology and business plans to more than 100 eager business leaders in the space from across Canada at the Mattamy Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with Dr. Cheri Bradish, Director of Future of Sport Lab, about the immersive programming each startup received. Included is a partnership with the Ted Rogers School of Business, mentorship within the FSL network of professionals and academics, as well as access to investors and leading academies...

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