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Sports Tech Increasing MLB Viewership Numbers During World Series

From streaming games online to becoming the top U.S. sports app, baseball is now easier than ever for fans to watch and interact with. In fact, MLB.com was the second-most viewed sports website in 2015.

The World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers began yesterday giving Major League Baseball center stage for this epic sporting event while the sports stands at a growth crossroads. Once the most popular American pastime, baseball has begun to dwindle. Less and less people are watching baseball on TV and fans are getting increasingly older. In fact, only 14% of Americans consider baseball as their favorite sport...

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Sports More Accessible Than Ever Before

You can watch almost any sport at any time on any device and access scores and data more quickly than ever thought possible.

You can watch almost any sport at any time on any device and access scores and data more quickly than ever thought possible.

Sports More Accessible Than Ever Before

You don’t have to even 30 years old to remember a time when finding out the sports scores was entirely dependent on reading the back page of your dad’s newspaper over breakfast, catching the last few minutes of the news, watching match of the day or hearing the gossip at school.

Sport has moved on a lot from those days and is now more accessible than ever before thank goodness. You can watch almost any sport at any time on all devices and access scores and data more quickly than ever thought possible...

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Topps Unveils New Platform For Fans To Self-Design MLB and MLS Cards.

Topps Unveils New Platform For Fans To Self-Design MLB and MLS Cards.

Topps New Self-Design MLB And MLS Fan Trading Cards

Topps may have hit a digital home run with their new MLB and MLS trading cards designed to become a fan and collector must-have product. Fans have the online option to design their own custom cards at Topps.com. The Sports Techie blog conducted a Q&A with Jeff Heckman, Brand Manager for Topps, readable below. Topps is merging technology with sports to evolve the sport fan experience by letting customers create customized, authentic looking and professional quality, baseball and soccer, keepsakes and memorabilia that look and feel exactly as you want them to.

Customizable Trading Card- 2015 Topps Series One Baseball.

Customizable Trading Card- 2015 Topps Series One Baseball.

Topps Collectors Self-Card
A new era of collectab...

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New Uplause App Delivers Live Event Video, Photo And Unique Data

Uplause believes it has the best app for sharing unique moments and experiences from Live events.

Uplause believes it has the best app for sharing unique moments and experiences from Live events.

New Uplause App Delivers Live Event Video, Photo And Unique Data

Uplause App is the first photo, video and distinct data app created for live events and sports that users can share over any social site. It is now out on the App Store for fans to download. Use it to capture, record and share any live moment at sporting events, concerts and festivals or from whatever event you happen to be enjoying. This engaging app offers people tons of fun while enabling the digital opportunity to share special sporting and entertainment videos and photos of key moments complete with contextual metrics over social media networks, text messages and emails...

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Football Helmet Ratings Changing Game And Business

Football Helmet Ratings Changing Game And Business - Sports Techie blog

Football Helmet Ratings Changing Game And Business – Sports Techie blog

Football Helmet Ratings Changing Game And Business

When Virginia Tech started rating football helmets it changed the game and business by providing legitimate safety testing. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with Bloomberg Business reporter Bryan Gurley about his recent news piece that began as an article about Schutt Sports and evolved into a story and video about Virginia Tech. The lifelong hockey fan interviewed Stefan Duma, head of Virginia Tech’s School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, and the professor responsible for generating the ratings, about their pioneering rating program. He took a tour of Schutt factories and spent time with their CEO, Robert Erb...

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Not even #CaptainAmerica is immune to sports related #concussion. #football #soccer #hockey #kids

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.

Making an Impact on Head injuries: The Tech Behind Football Helmets

Making an Impact on Head injuries: The Tech Behind Football Helmets

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...

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Sports and Social Media: The Perfect Tech For Fans On TV, Mobile Devices, OTT, And Gaming Consoles

Sports and Social Media Infographic by InfographicWorld

Sports and Social Media Infographic by InfographicWorld

Sports and Social Media: The Perfect Tech For Fans On TV, Mobile Devices, OTT, And Gaming Consoles

Is Sport and Social Media a sports tech generated perfect team? The Sports Techie community blog will analyze how the worlds of sports and social media converge. Sports and Social Media: The Perfect Team, by Infographic World, has data that helps to see how this is true in the United States. The stats are convincing, especially when you consider 70% of sports fans take to Facebook after games. The Infographic offers insight as to why sports and social media have become more closely tied in recent years thanks to mobile device technology and hashtags like #SocialMedia.

Social Media Sports #smsports
Sylvia Boyd saw our #SportsTechie tweet...

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Sports Techie Community ScoreBig On Tickets For Sport, Concerts And Theater Events

Sports Techie Community ScoreBig On Tickets For Sport, Concerts And Theater Events

Sports Techie Community ScoreBig On Tickets For Sport, Concerts And Theater Events

ScoreBig provided complementary concert or sports event tickets at ScoreBig.com for me to experience and review their service via a Sports Techie community blog. I was given a $100 voucher to go online and purchase tickets for any sporting events, concerts or shows on the ScoreBig site. I researched the Seattle professional sports calendar and decided on a MLS game between the Sounders FC vs. Philadelphia Union at Century Link Stadium last Saturday night with 38,516 connected fans. The best part besides learning about easy to use ScoreBig technology  and services was the opportunity to attend our 11-month old son’s first pro sport game that made him wide-eyed with excitement the whole time.

ScoreBig - Always Below Box Office Price

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ScoreStream Eager For Investment, iPhone App Launch And New Media Partnerships

The new ScoreStream 2.0

The new ScoreStream 2.0

ScoreStream delivers real time high school and local scores across the country. I spoke to their CEO, Derrick Oien, about his new fund raising efforts, the launch of an upgraded app version for iPhone, their upcoming announcement concerning new TV, radio and newspaper deals, and a nice user story about the UCSD women’s waterpolo team who marched on to the NCAA playoffs while using ScoreStream to connect with their engaged community.

ScoreStream delivers real time high school and local scores across the country

ScoreStream delivers real time high school and local scores across the country

ScoreStream
ScoreStream’s internal algorithm allows fans to share game data and enjoy conversations with others around sporting events.  Oien and other parents were finding it harder and harder to locate information on local and hometown sports teams...

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MLB.com Launches MLBAM and Big League Analysis, Digital Academy, to Connect with Youth Baseball

MLB.com Launches MLBAM and Big League Analysis, Digital Academy, to Connect with Youth Baseball

MLB.com Launches MLBAM and Big League Analysis, Digital Academy, to Connect with Youth Baseball

The good people at Major League Baseball get sports technology and so does the founder and CEO of Big League Analysis, LLC, Tyson Hanish, who was gracious enough to speak to the Sports Techie blog about the debut of their tech platform and proprietary software tools, despite being a day away from being a Father for the second time. It turns out there is a brand new mindset at MLB.com that is focused on connecting youth baseball through the use of technology. To help the MLB sports tech cause, you will find an exclusive myHits coupon code for the Sports Techie community to use and share around the world later on in this blog below.

MLB.com Digital Academy powered by BLA

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