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Is 3D Technology Here to Stay in Sports Broadcasting?

Two recent announcements would suggest that 3D technology in sports broadcasting is here to stay. Last week, rugby union, which stages its seventh World Cup in just over 140 days’ time, appointed 3DLive as Official 3D Broadcaster for the New Zealand tournament. The Auckland-based company will deliver a live 3D feed of the Rugby World…

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Technology is Revolutionizing How We Watch Sport

Sport, unlike other forms of entertainment, lends itself to short bursts of consumption and technology is increasingly becoming an enabler in that process. Technology is driving innovations in how we watch sport and even changing the reason why we watch it in the first place. Passionate sports fans, especially avid armchair fans, have a scarce…

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Why Online Sports Communities are Struggling

If there is one lesson to be learned from the recent announcement that AOL is relinquishing editorial control over its Fanhouse brand and outsourcing its sports coverage to Sporting News, is that being on the Internet does not necessarily equal financial success. AOL dumped Fanhouse, because even with nearly 10 million unique users, they couldn’t…

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Overtime Post – The Eyeball Shift

Thanks to a friend, I got to catch a hockey game live at the arena earlier this week. Other than the game itself, (the Canucks won, naturally) what interested me the most were the intermissions. Sure there were the usual bunch who went out for their restroom runs and beer refills, but there was also…

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Interview with Martine Yen on Sports and Technology

I had the pleasure of meeting Martine at a local sports tweetup where I first heard about the Hockey Community. Along with her two roommates, they have used their passion for sports and technology to create an online social community where hockey players of all levels can find open rinks and players to play with….

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How Technology is Changing Athletic Scouting

Technology helps us do a lot of things; it saves time, saves lives and is now beginning to save the careers of sports executives. With sports being a multi-billion dollar industry, professional teams, and more specifically scouts are looking for anything that can give them the edge over their opponents.

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The Beginning of the Mobile Takeover

(This is a guest article by Michael Coco) We all strive on the ability to obtain information when and how we want it; and it is becoming more and more popular to receive that information through our mobile devices. Millions of people use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and many other social networking sites every day. The…

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My Top 10 Mobile Sports Apps

It’s an exciting time to be a sports fan. The NHL and NBA Playoffs are approaching their climax, the World Cup starting, and the MLB season in full bloom, it’s hard to keep on top of it all.  I have composed a list of my personal favorite mobile applications so that you can be up to…

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Jeeks: Sports Technology Enthusiasts

(This is a guest article by Anthony Alsop) If you like sports and technology you have been given a name, you are a “Jeek”. According to a specific niche of Adidas’s company wide target market, you are a Jeek, in other words you are a mix between a jock and a geek. To qualify to…

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CrowdZone Helps Fans Connect From Anywhere

From the App Store: CrowdZone is the best way to cheer for your favorite teams, win points, trophies & prizes while connecting with friends and other fans in stadiums or watching at home from all around the world. 3 out of 5 Stars (592 Ratings) as of May 13. CrowdZone is a sports-themed social platform…

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How Technology is Affecting Sports

(This is a guest article by Michael Coco) We all know that technology plays a major role in sports. If it weren’t for new inventions and innovative ideas half the sports we know of wouldn’t exists. If it weren’t for technology we wouldn’t have the instant replay, the headset for coaches to throw, or even…

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Andy Dolich, COO of the San Francisco 49ers on Football, Technology and Sports

Image by Jed Jacobsohn Today, SportsNetworker features an interview with Andy Dolich, Chief Operating Officer of the San Francisco 49ers, and highly respected executive in the sports industry. As COO of the 49ers, Andy Dolich is responsible for day to day business operations of the franchise.   Dolich joins the 49ers with over three decades of experience…

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