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Has Fantasy Sports Created a New Generation of Stats Junkies?

Fantasy sports is a simple game that started out decades ago, and slowly blossomed into a billion dollar off the books gambling industry that continues to gain popularity each year. Being a fantasy manager offers fans the unique opportunity to feel more important, make the big decisions they’ve always wanted to make and perhaps win…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 11.04.13 – 11.11.13

In this week’s top news from the #SportsBiz, the NFL and its controversies remain a popular topic, but business continues as usual.  Other stories include an app released by the International Olympic Committee, YouTube agrees to stream NBA D-League games, NHL fans seeing a hike in ticket prices, and people turning fantasy sports into a six…

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New Technology: What Second Screen Viewing Means for Sports Business

People are dependent on new technology like smartphones and tablets in everyday life; it’s no secret that this attachment bleeds into watching television. Smart devices make it easy to add a second screen to whatever you are watching, allowing you to keep up with everything being talked about with regard to the event. This is especially…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 09.16.13 – 09.23.13

This week’s top news in the #SportsBiz includes Orlando City Soccer eyeing a spot in Major League Soccer.  Other news includes Fox holding a Super Bowl ad contest, fantasy sports proving to be a viable business, Toyota and NASCAR holding a tweet race, and Manchester United cashing in on sponsorships.  Read on. Sports Jobs Orlando…

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The Top News In #SportsBiz – 7.29.13 – 8.5.13

Social Media In Sports JP Arencibia is done with Social Media Social media can be a great place for fans to interact with their favorite sports stars and vice versa.  On the other hand, it can prove to be too much for some.  Everyone has seen stars come and go on Twitter and fans can…

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Yahoo reinvests in Fantasy Sports with Bignoggins Buy

Yahoo Inc. has purchased Bignoggins Productions for an undiscosed amount according to a report. The purchase of the small mobile applications company is one of several that CEO Marissa Meyer has completed since taking over more then a year ago. The investment is a small one compared to Yahoo’s purchase of Tumblr – which cost…

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DraftDay Brings Daily Fantasy Sports

Are your fantasy football championship hopes down for the count? DraftDay has a great solution for you: daily fantasy sports. DraftDay’s founders include Taylor Caby, a former online poker player who co-founded the popular poker site, CardRunners. Caby appreciates how his time in poker has helped him learn to recognize online trends, and he feels that daily…

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Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz – 12.1.24

The Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz is a collection of articles curated by Sports Networker’s Online Marketing Coordinator – Steve Richards   Sports Business IMG Worldwide Squashes Rumors of Being Up For Sale “I immediately contacted Jim Gallagher, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at IMG Worldwide.  Gallagher quickly put the rumor to bed.  ”There aren’t ANY conversations going on…

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Are Fantasy Sports A Distraction in the Office?

Our friend and valued SEA member Ryan Parr recently did some research on a big issue in fantasy sports. As CEO of Fantazzle Fantasy Sports, he regularly hears about how Fantasy Football ‘is a waste of time’ or ‘promotes decreased productivity’. Obviously, as a company passionate about the world of fantasy sports, Fantazzle decided to…

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How Fantasy Sports Unites Fans All Over the World

While sitting in a New York bar watching the New Orleans Saints successfully open the football season last week, it struck me that there is one thing that unites sports fans all over the world. Whether it is the NFL here in the US, rugby league in Australia or the English Premier League (EPL) soccer, today’s sports fans want to be engaged and actively interact with their favorite sports. They satisfy that desire by playing fantasy sports or by getting involved in forecasting weekly results. In Australia we call that tipping. Technology, fast-speed internet access and our increasing use of social media is making this engagement even easier and more fun for the fan.

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Kelly Perdew on Fantasy Sports

Fantasy sports is a huge business right now, wouldn’t you agree?  Although I am not a fantasy sports player, I know how important it is, and how it has changed not only the way fans interact with their favorite team, but how they now interact with all of the teams in various leagues. Kelly Perdew…

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