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...

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Should the Human Element Be Removed from VAR?

“Baldomero Toledo checks VAR – Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City” by SounderBruce (CC BY-SA 4.0)

When Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology was introduced to the English Premier League and other European soccer leagues, few could have predicted how controversial it would become. It was meant to spell the end of contentious decisions, but if anything, it has exacerbated the situation and dulled the match-going experience. The Sports Techie community blog has been a supporter of VAR since before its inception in the EPL and understands how it used today is not how it will be used in the future because most all technology systems are improved with tweaks. VAR is no different...

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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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Live Unibet PDC Home Tour Darts Stream Powered By StreamAMG Is Free During COVID-19 Pandemic

PDC and StreamAMG bring back live sport with the PDC Home Tour

Last Friday night in London, across the United Kingdom and around the globe, the Professional Darts Corporation streamed the Unibet PDC Home Tour on PDCTV for free to fans worldwide thanks to StreamAMG’s OTT services. I have thrown my share of darts with friends and strangers alike in sports bars, at home and even the office over a pint or two just like many of you and it is truly a competitive, fun and engaging sport. Advanced dart boards are a technological marvel as they keep score digitally, offer different kinds of games and use soft tip darts rather than the sharp steel one’s used during the World Darts Championship, Premier League, World Cup of Darts, World Matchplay, World Grand Prix and the Grand Slam of Darts...

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La Vida Baseball Partners With Minute Media To Deliver Latino Beisbol Lifestyle Content

LA VIDA BASEBALL AND MINUTE MEDIA FORM TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM AND CONTENT DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP

La Vida Baseball is poised to continue growing their Latino beisbol lifestyle media company muy rapido together with Minute Media. LVB (@LaVidaBaseball) was launched in 2017 and is owned by TeamWorks Media in Chicago. Today, they announced a new partnership with Minute Media on a multi-year deal to leverage the latter’s technology platform to increase LVB’s daily and premium video content reach and exposure across a variety of channels...

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How Apple Watch 6 Could Help Detect Environmental Factors Impacting Athletic Performance

The Apple Watch 6 is rumored to have a built-in ‘pulse oximeter’ to estimate the oxygen levels in the red blood cells while athletic activity is taking place.

Over 1 billion people across the world are affected by chronic and acute respiratory illnesses. This is the result of a variety of factors, but a significant part of the problem is environmental. Mold and damp can contribute to poor lung health, causing wheezing, shortness of breath and an increased risk of chest infections, amongst other symptoms. The Sports Techie community blog readers and followers should not confuse this with coronavirus symptoms which include shortness of breath, fever and body aches...

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COVID-19 #LightItBlue Campaign Shines Stadium And Landmark Blue Light On Healthcare Workers

Target Field Home of the Minnesota Twins #LightItBlue via MLB

Coronavirus is raging across the United States so to show our nations appreciation to frontline healthcare workers and first responders alike, on August 9 select sport stadiums, landmarks and amusement parks were lit up via blue lighting technology for the LightItBlue campaign. Hashtag #LightItBlue was busy showcasing images of sports and entertainment venues, video boards and scoreboards supporting every person in the health profession, those working in grocery stores, and the many delivery and truck drivers, all working together to take care of those infected with COVID-19. Thursday’s will never be the same. Check out MakeItBlue.us for more information.

SEATTLE, WA – APRIL 9: A general view of the Seattle Space Needle ...
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The Surprising Ways Art Can Enhance Sports Psychology

Both art and technology can be helpful tools in sports psychology

The demand for sports psychologists is on the rise as athletes and teams are increasingly aware of the effects of poor mental health on performance and how overcoming a sports injury can be a mental struggle, as well as a physical one. Both art and technology can be helpful tools in sports psychology, particularly when merged together, helping athletes to reach their full potential. As we stay at home #alonetogether because of COVID-19, the Sports Techie community blog encourages our followers and readers to set a goal of doing tech aided fitness, rest and rehab activities like sport, exercise, sleep and artwork, that all help to create a sound mind when facing injuries.

Creating Art to Recover from Illness and...

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Virtual Grand National By Stream AMG, Inspired Entertainment Takes In £2.6 million For NHS Charities Together

StreamAMG delivers the 2020 Virtual Grand National for Inspired Entertainment

Virtual Grand National streamed live to top sportsbooks over the weekend thanks to StreamAMG and Inspired Entertainment. In a busy weekend that saw eNASCAR streaming on the Fox Sports App, and ESPN claiming eSports Day on Sunday when they programmed 12 hours of F1 racing, the NBA2K Tournament featuring NBA players, and Rocket League, all here in United States, the United Kingdom was busy with the simulated Aintree Racecourse steeplechase sim. The 2020 Grand National event was cancelled because of coronavirus yet that did not stop track operators and Inspired as they pulled it off it virtually taking in a reported £2.6 million of which the entirety was donated to NHS Charities Together...

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