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Sport analytics leverage AI and ML to improve the game

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Nearly 10 years ago, Bill James, a pioneer in sports analytics methodology, said if there’s one thing he wished more people understood about sabermetrics, pertaining to baseball, it’s that the data is not the point. The point is to use the data like a razor to cut through false convictions to find the truth.

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Why Comcast built an accelerator to nurture sports startups

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Comcast, a division of NBCUniversal, which broadcasts multiple sports, developed an accelerator to help encourage sports tech startups. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Polychain puts its money on HotStreak to streamline sports betting using blockchain

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In the world of sports betting, instant payments and reliable custody are key to the user experience. HotStreak , a web3 platform for daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests, is wagering that the decentralized nature of the blockchain makes it an ideal solution for DFS platforms. It doubled in size in 2021 with over $52.7

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Twitter-backed ShareChat to shut down fantasy sports app Jeet11, eliminate some jobs

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Indian social media startup ShareChat, backed by Twitter, Tiger Global and Temasek, is shutting down its fantasy sports platform Jeet11 and has laid off some employees. ” Quietly launched in 2020 , Jeet11 was ShareChat’s attempt to take on the likes of Dream Sports’ Dream11 and Mobile Premier League.

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Data-Driven Performance Feedback Helps Teams Improve Customer Outcomes

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And in the era of agile, which recognizes that software development is a team sport, performance reviews need to use data for programmer growth and to give focus to business results. In order to be successful at delivering software, organizations need to become data-driven.

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Why sports tech is bigger than a game

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For this week’s deep dive, Alex and Natasha dug into the burgeoning sports media, sports gaming and fantasy sports world through the lens of some early-stage startups. Naturally, the Equity team is what comes to mind when you consider the correct and right people to discuss sports. We are here to back up your priors.

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LeagueApps raises $15M to be the ‘operating system’ for youth sports organizations

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Youth sports are an integral part of our communities, bringing families together and helping kids all over gain confidence and skills. Today, LeagueApps , which aims to be the operating system for youth sports organizations, announced it has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding. It’s a lot. Image Credits: LeagueApps.

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