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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New York Yankees Are Looking To Grow Esports With Investment

The New York Yankees are diving into esports with an investment partnership with Vision Esports, and the two organizations will create and manage an ecosystem of properties that include Echo Fox, Twin Galaxies and Vision Entertainment. The Yankees are taking a stake in the three esports companies and will team up with Vision Esports to…

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Facial Recognition Technology Tested By LPGA, Is The NHL Up Next?

In March, the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, Calif. was where fans got to watch the top women’s golfers in the world compete for the first LPGA major championship of the year. Also watching the tournament closely was NEC Corporation, a company that has provided facial recognition technology in the interest of public safety and…

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Austin Elite Rugby Partners With Umbel To Engage US Rugby Fans

This section of SportTechie, “SportTechie Wire”, contains original press releases issued by various companies and industry organizations. The releases are reviewed by the SportTechie editorial staff to ensure relevancy to the sports technology industry. For information and access, send your name and email address to info@SportTechie.com Austin, TX – Austin Elite Rugby Management proudly announces…

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Why Ryan Howard’s Venture Capital Firm Invested In Esports

Esports seem to be all the rage in Philadelphia these days. The Philadelphia 76ers are invested in Team Dignitas and recently welcomed an esports training startup to the inaugural class of its innovation lab. The Flyers, owned by Comcast, took a stake in a Philly team of the new, city-based Overwatch League. And on Wednesday, venture…

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USPTA recognizes teaching pros

ORLANDO, Fla – The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) honored those members who go above and beyond in all aspects of the tennis industry during its annual General Membership Meeting on Oct. 13 at the 2017 NEXT Generation: A…

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2020 Armor Brings Hi-Tech Training Vest To Taekwondo

New technology from startup ventures is transforming the global sports industry. This Startup Series has introduced over 300 startup companies in the sports technology space to a broader audience by allowing Founders of promising new ventures to tell their story and pitch their idea. Feel free to submit your startup’s answers to the below questions…

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NFL, Ticketmaster Extend Deal Giving Fans Safer Way To Buy Tickets

The NFL and Ticketmaster, which have a partnership that dates back to 2008, are extending their deal. Paramount in the new agreement is Ticketmaster providing the NFL with its next-generation venue software, Presence. Presence represents the move to a paperless, digital ticketing system. Using proximity-based technology, Presence deploys a “tap and go” system for fans…

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DROPIT Partners With Phoenix Suns On In-Arena Reverse Auctions

Fans love being able to use their smartphones at live sporting events to access vital game day content, take and post photos and videos as well as interact with fellow fans through social media. While this rise of the mobile tech-tator super fan means a more personalized fan experience, it also represents a distinct problem…

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