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Will The Future of Wearable Tech Be Hidden? - PSFK

Will The Future of Wearable Tech Be Hidden? - PSFK | Digital Sports and Big Data | Scoop.it
A new health tracker that monitors vitals through an earbud is a reaction against Google Glass
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Interesting.  Some valid points about audio vs. visual in here.   In other cases, maybe not. 

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Internet of Things market to hit $7.1 trillion by 2020: IDC | ZDNet

Internet of Things market to hit $7.1 trillion by 2020: IDC | ZDNet | Digital Sports and Big Data | Scoop.it
The burgeoning global Internet of Things market is on track to hit $7.1 trillion in 2020, according to IT research agency, IDC.
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How do you design fitness trackers for the people who really need them?

How do you design fitness trackers for the people who really need them? | Digital Sports and Big Data | Scoop.it
Too many products look like they were designed by men in Silicon Valley for men in Silicon
Valley, says one wearable tech CEO.
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The problem they are finally running into is that wearables are frequency trackers, not quality trackers.    Frequency loses its appeal quickly. 

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IBM's Watson: Finally, a Customer Service Agent We Can Love - DailyFinance

IBM's Watson: Finally, a Customer Service Agent We Can Love - DailyFinance | Digital Sports and Big Data | Scoop.it
Watson, the IBM computer that famously won "Jeopardy," will soon arrive in call centers. Here's why this is one customer service robot we can love.
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This is so potentially disruptive in every industry it is hard to describe.  In sports training, combined with motion sensors, this could get very interesting. 

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How Big Data and Analytics Are Transforming In-Store Experience for Retailers

How Big Data and Analytics Are Transforming In-Store Experience for Retailers | Digital Sports and Big Data | Scoop.it
Create a unique shopping experience where customers derive both value and pleasure from visiting physical storefronts.
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The key phrase in the last paragraph: " The benefits that big data and analytics provide are significant and furthermore blur the divide between online and physical worlds"  Big Data and Sports is going in the same direction. 

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Making the Gamification of Financial Literacy Work for Our Kids

Making the Gamification of Financial Literacy Work for Our Kids | Digital Sports and Big Data | Scoop.it
This idea of using technology as a teaching tool is not novel, but in order to keep our students from merely living behind a screen, we have to take the lessons learned through technological means into the real world.
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These same concepts apply to sports.   Recent surveys have shown a near epidemic of kids voluntarily quitting sports.  When asked for the number one reason why they quit:   A lack of learning.    Kids want to learn.  They are built to learn, but if we don't make learning engaging, they will quit.   

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How To Make Real-World Use of Big Data

How To Make Real-World Use of Big Data | Digital Sports and Big Data | Scoop.it
Today, through the use of instrumentation, such as RFID technology, companies and individuals can monitor in real-time everything from the status of a bullet train racing across the countryside to hourly energy usage in their homes and even...
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The first two bullets towards the bottom are key, and choosing the right technology to collect this data in a format that customers will accept is critical. 

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Internet of Things poised to be a multi-trillion dollar market by 2020

Internet of Things poised to be a multi-trillion dollar market by 2020 | Digital Sports and Big Data | Scoop.it
Internet of Things poised to be a multi-trillion dollar market by 2020
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The Potential of Google Fiber for the Sports World

The Potential of Google Fiber for the Sports World | Digital Sports and Big Data | Scoop.it
www.freerepublic.com It wasn’t long ago that internet users were waiting for their modems to dial in through their phone lines.  The dreaded dial-up sound will forever haunt a particular generation.
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Big data will need big pipes.   This is impressive. 

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Sports Stats Junkies, Rejoice: Sensor Tech Is Here #e2conf

From the 94Fifty Web site If you’d like to get a sense of the upcoming World Wide Nervous System, InfoMotion Sports Technologies offers one glimpse.
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From the e2 conference in Boston.   

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94Fifty's Sensor-Laden Basketball Shoots, Scores -- InformationWeek

94Fifty's Sensor-Laden Basketball Shoots, Scores -- InformationWeek | Digital Sports and Big Data | Scoop.it
"Freakishly smart" sensors embedded in a basketball send shooting and dribbling data to a smartphone app and provide new level of coaching.
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This article points out the difference in collecting Big Data from consumers in the sports space.  There is big data from activity, and big data that is both activity and quality driven.  InfoMotion/94Fifty focuses on the latter. 

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Consumers Are Obsessed With Products That Give Them Information

Consumers Are Obsessed With Products That Give Them Information | Digital Sports and Big Data | Scoop.it
A ubiquitous megatrend.
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Nothing surprising here.   Our minds our built for information. 

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Watch where you point your head! Google Glass begs for new etiquette

Watch where you point your head! Google Glass begs for new etiquette | Digital Sports and Big Data | Scoop.it
It's reasonable that Google Glass — the futuristic headgear from the search engine giant — will be banned in places that ban cameras. It's a...
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Big Data begins with data collection.   I predict that the next wave of big data in sports begins with Google Glass or one of its competitors.    Combine this technology with motion sensing technology, and the user experience for sports gets very interesting.   The trick will be how to manage so many communications points in a sporting environment already dominated by the need to push so much broadcast energy into a single place.  

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Embracing GeoLocation & Community - How Nike Outruns the Social Media Competition

Embracing GeoLocation & Community - How Nike Outruns the Social Media Competition | Digital Sports and Big Data | Scoop.it

In 2010 we created a game/campaign called ‘The Grid’ in London,” says Stollak. “We built Nike Grid — a real-world, city-wide gaming platform for runners. It turned the city of London into a giant gameboard with the goal of re-energizing running in the UK and encouraging people to experience running in a whole new context. Runners were challenged to run to different checkpoints around the city to earn points. We augmented the usual running experience, creating an immersive layer on top of the run. This altered how the activity was experienced — ultimately building a new cultural running platform owned by the running community. The campaign ran on Facebook in May and October of 2010. The Grid is a unique example of merging real-world sport performance with digital and social channels to create a community that is self-policed and group-strategized — they even organized their own wrap party. Unlike a standard running one-day event, with a set distance and a target time, Grid’s runners played for 15 full days, logging a total 30,177 runs, which equates to a distance halfway round the Earth: 12,500 miles.”


Via Gary Hayes
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The holy grail of Digital Sport is seamless integrations between the real world and digital world - for all sports.  

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