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Why Comcast built an accelerator to nurture sports startups

TechCrunch

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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Pro Sports Has a Piracy Problem

Harvard Business Review

Piracy poses a growing challenge to all sorts of digital media and entertainment companies, but it’s particularly acute for companies that own the rights to sports broadcasts, because efforts to shut down pirated broadcasts often take longer than the broadcasts actually last.

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MLSE looks to revolutionize sports experience with digital R&D lab

CIO

Digital solutions and data analytics are changing the world of sports entertainment at a rapid clip. From how players train, to how teams make strategic decisions during games, to how venues operate and fans engage, sports organizations are turning to software engineers and data scientists to help transform the sport experience.

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Sports betting apps are exploding, and experts worry about young users

The Hustle

Here: Americans wagered $106B+ on sports between January and November 2023. That was made possible by a 2018 Supreme Court ruling that ended a federal ban on sports betting. And sports betting apps are gaining steam: PrizePicks is Apple’s most downloaded free sports app. 12 in Apple’s App Store sports app rankings.

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Data-Driven Performance Feedback Helps Teams Improve Customer Outcomes

Speaker: Mickey Mantle, Founder and CEO at Wanderful Interactive Storybooks | Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Author, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

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

TechCrunch

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

TechCrunch

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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