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Sports Ngin – FASTHockey Launch New Tech Platform

Sport Ngin and FASThockey.com have teamed up to launch a digital media platform for premier ice hockey leagues. The comprehensive and fully integrated platform will be called FASThockey 360°. The new video platform was created specifically to deliver live video streaming of premier ice hockey league play. The FASTHockey 360° platform was in development for…

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Have Sports Analytics Reached Tipping Point?

In the off-season, the NBA’s Toronto Raptors installed a sophisticated six-camera motion tracking system that creates a steady stream of player data. This week, the very same Raptors traded Rudy Gay, who was openly critical of sports analytics. Coincidence? Most likely. However, it serves as a reminder to sports business and sponsorship professionals that a new era has officially “tipped…

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Atlanta Falcons Acquire Approval For New Stadium Design And Budget

Recent reports have surfaced to announce the Atlanta Falcons have had the design and budget approved for a new stadium.  The teams spent their first 26 seasons at the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. In 1992, Atlanta moved to the Georgia Dome and has been there ever since. The team’s lease at the Georgia Dome expires in 2020,…

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Top Sports Business Resources of 2010

Earlier this week, we had a vote for the top sports social media professional of 2010, and it garnered over 2000 votes. As voting wraps up today, we’ve decided to another one for the top sports business online resources of 2010. We’ve narrowed it down to these links, but if there’s one we’ve missed, let…

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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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Using Mobile Apps in Sports Marketing

The future of sports marketing has already hit the American consumer where they live the most…on their mobile phones. The tech savvy sports marketer knows that not everyone is at home sitting in front of their TVs watching the game, or online checking the scores and buying the gear. A lot of people are too…

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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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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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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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How to Use a Pen to Sell On the Telephone

With cell phones, call forwarding, and the death of the land-line in the home, most often we have no idea where our prospects might be when we’re calling them about our sports ticket opportunities.  They could be in the car, the supermarket, out on a date, or anywhere else you could imagine. Wherever your prospect…

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