Amazon Adds AVP Beach Volleyball To Prime Video Streaming

Amazon has added the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour to its portfolio of sports offerings available for live streaming through Prime Video. After shocking the broadcast world by snaring the NFL’s 11-game Thursday Night Football package for 2017 at a cost of $50 million — and seeing positive early viewership numbers — Amazon continues to…

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Hubo The Robot Carries Olympic Torch In South Korea

Carrying the Olympic torch has long been known as a tremendous honor. With the PyeongChang Winter Olympics two months away, the torch is making its way around South Korea. Interestingly enough, one of the latest to carry the torch wasn’t human. Hubo, a robot created by Professor Jun Ho Oh, received the torch from his creator…

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Taqtile Wins SportTechie Award For Outstanding Startup

Taqtile continues to dream up new ways to put its 3D mapping technologies to work in the sports world. Through “HoloMaps,” which are holographic maps it builds through Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality platform, the company is hoping to change the ways fans, athletes and franchise stakeholders interact with sporting events and venues. This year, the…

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New York Lizards’ Paul Rabil Wins SportTechie Award For Most-Tech Savvy Athlete

In recent years, professional athletes have been focused on leveraging their personal brands and athletic gifts to become more business-savvy and get involved in tech startups and digital content creation. In selecting the SportTechie Award for Most Tech-Savvy Athlete, there were dozens of strong candidates from across the sporting spectrum who demonstrated investment savvy, digital…

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New York Jets Win SportTechie Award For Most Innovative Sports Team

At a time when demand for new technologies that improve the fan experience are at an all-time high, the New York Jets have worked hard to maintain an edge over other teams. This season, the team began engaging fans at the stadium with real-time graphics featuring Next Gen stats collected from Zebra chips in shoulder…

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium Wins SportTechie Award For Most Innovative Venue

In building Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, the ownership of the NFL’s Falcons and MLS’s Atlanta United understood the comfort of a living room couch in front of a flat-screen television and endeavored to compete with that appealing proposition. Certainly no one’s home theater can compete with the stunning visual arrays at Mercedes-Benz, which include…

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Blue Star Sports Wins SportTechie Award For Outstanding Investor

Investment dollars are flowing into the sports technology industry at a rapidly increasing rate. Athletes, traditional venture capitalists and team owners have invested in or acquired dozens of sports technology companies this year. But one group in particular stood out for making an aggressive play to reshape the burgeoning youth sports industry with technology. Blue…

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The 2017 SportTechie 20 Innovators

A person who introduces new methods, ideas or products. Look up “innovator” and you’ll find that definition, or something like it. Then ask a friend: “Who is an innovator?” You may hear “Steve Jobs,” “Thomas Edison”, “Leonardo da Vinci”. No wrong answers there. Now ask the same friend, “How did they innovate?” and the response…

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