Young Fans Are Still Consuming Sports On Cable TV

Despite doomsday reports of people snipping the cable cord, a new study shows sports fans are still turning to traditional live TV to watch games and that younger demographics are using mobile phones as a way to complement — rather than replace — the TV viewing experience. In a poll of 1,000 American adults conducted…

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76ers, NJ Devils CEO On Esports, ‘Transformational’ Fan Experiences

After scooping up esports team Dignitas and launching the world’s biggest arena scoreboard, Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils CEO Scott O’Neil is prepping his rapidly expanding sports franchise for the future. O’Neil sat down with SportTechie’s Bram Weinstein to sound off on some of the moves he’s making in sports technology to ensure his…

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Fitness AR’s Digital 3D Map Helps Runners, Cyclists Visualize Routes

Imagine running alongside the cascading waterfalls and granite rocks of Yosemite Valley. Perhaps you want to visualize the route before you go, or relive it after the fact. A new augmented reality experience will recreate the route in a digital 3D map for you to explore. Putting Apple’s new augmented reality developers kit, ARKit, to…

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How Instagram Aims To Change The Face Of Athlete Media

NEW YORK — Tennis icon Serena Williams is casually chatting about how she’s afraid of sharks. Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry is polling fans about which shoes to buy. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is orchestrating a scavenger hunt to find free tickets. These are just a sampling of a typical day on…

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Four Tech Startups Added To Stadia’s Sports Business Accelerator

Four sports technology startups, including the women-focused fan video brand The Relish and automated highlights clipper Reely, were announced this week to Stadia Ventures’ accelerator program for sports business startups.   Winners named to the fall 2017 cohort of the Sports Business Accelerator — Reely, The Relish, RockDaisy and UPGRADED — were pulled from more…

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Fitness Trackers Could Pose Threat To Users’ Personal Data

Fitness bands may be able to track heart rates and step counts pretty well, but a new study suggests they could improve at safeguarding users’ personal and biometric data. Researchers from the the University of Edinburgh found that vulnerabilities in devices that are used by consumers to track heart rate, steps, calories and sleep stages,…

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