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Video Game Tournament Draws More Viewers Than Game 7 Of World Series

Video Game Tournament Draws More Viewers Than Game 7 Of World Series | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
A recent sporting event drew more viewers than both Game 7 of the 2014 World Series and Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, and you probably have no idea w...
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This Is What It's Like To Wear Smart Spandex During A Workout

This Is What It's Like To Wear Smart Spandex During A Workout | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
By building EMG sensors into compression gear, Athos wants to put a high-tech fitness lab in your pocket.
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Australians eye the eSports domain | smh.com.au

Australians eye the eSports domain | smh.com.au | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
Recently a team of four young men, aged 18 and 19, won $70,000 in L.A playing a still under-appreciated sport and did better than any Australian team before ...
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Interesting article on the growth of esports.
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Beats by Dre Before Apple: Headphones Playing Sports

Beats by Dre Before Apple: Headphones Playing Sports | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
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Good read on the growth trajectory of Beats and the clever utilization of Sport within their marketing mix.
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The Distribution of Fandom in Pro Leagues

The Distribution of Fandom in Pro Leagues | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, we looked at the relative popularity of Major League Baseball teams as based on Google searches. That resulted in the following chart: The Yankees and Red Sox are popular? Quelle surpri...
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Verizon Extends NFL Play to FourSquare; Lands Fios as Advertiser

Verizon Extends NFL Play to FourSquare; Lands Fios as Advertiser | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
The expansion of NFL Play to FourSquare presents an opportunity for the NFL to solidify its relationship with fans in attendance, by giving them the ability to win prizes and contests only available via the app.
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BT Sport Champions League deal changes game : SVG Europe

BT Sport Champions League deal changes game : SVG Europe | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
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Relevant analysis on the rapid growth of BT Sport and implications to UK & Global sports media rights moving forward.

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Apple iWatch Concept Combines Nike Fuelband with iOS Apps

Apple iWatch Concept Combines Nike Fuelband with iOS Apps | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
A designer in Germany has developed a concept mashup that combines Apple and Nike, producing a unique take on the rumored iWatch.
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As a Fuelband advocate, I'd love to see this concept come to fruition :)

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'Rookies' App Immortalizes Photos as Retro Baseball Card Mementos

'Rookies' App Immortalizes Photos as Retro Baseball Card Mementos | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
A new app called Rookies is tailor-made for sports fans and brings a new twist to the infinite number of photo apps on the web.
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Very cool application merging heritage with technology.... 

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Amazon significantly boosts commerce potential for mobile apps - Mobile Commerce Daily - Applications

Amazon significantly boosts commerce potential for mobile apps - Mobile Commerce Daily - Applications | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
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Really interesting development from Amazon in the US again disrupting existing commercial models related to in app mobile purchases.

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Today's Most Innovative Company: Replay Technologies Will Make Sports Replays Look Like Scenes From "The Matrix"

Today's Most Innovative Company: Replay Technologies Will Make Sports Replays Look Like Scenes From "The Matrix" | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
ATampT Stadium home of the Dallas Cowboys will be decked out with 24 4K cameras to provide captivating 360-degree replays.
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Very cool innovation utilising 4K from FreeD technology

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US phone companies are winning new TV watchers. Cable & satellite, not so much

US phone companies are winning new TV watchers. Cable & satellite, not so much | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
In the fiercely fought battle for pay TV subscribers, the phone companies are stealing customers away from cable and satellite companies, a trend that is likely to continue for remainder of the year. The worst loser?
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Some great insights and statistics from the US as the major Telco's continue to take customers away from cable & satellite companies.

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You Can Soon Make Restaurant Reservations on Facebook

You Can Soon Make Restaurant Reservations on Facebook | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
The next time you visit a restaurant's Facebook page on your mobile phone, you'll be able to do more than browse photos and posts.
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Good mobile innovation from Facebook to integrate more seamlessly with OpenTable. Will be interesting to monitor adoption.

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Kantar Media unveils first Twitter TV ratings | Advanced Television

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Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won't Even Notice

Google's new design ethos, living on and beyond every screen, could make Google an amorphous problem solver of unimaginable scale.
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This TV Season's Biggest Moments on Twitter - Nielsen Social

This TV Season's Biggest Moments on Twitter - Nielsen Social | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
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Interesting stats around the sports, media and entertainment programs that are moving the twitter needle....

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San Francisco 49ers Build Levi's Stadium As Technological, Ecological Marvel

San Francisco 49ers Build Levi's Stadium As Technological, Ecological Marvel | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
Nestled in Silicon Valley, a 27,000-square-foot green roof with 40 different species of local vegetation will rest atop the west side of the 49ers' ne...
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Anticipation related to the opening of Levi's Stadium continues to build.
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How The NBA’s Big Data Strategy Will Change The Way You Watch Basketball

How The NBA’s Big Data Strategy Will Change The Way You Watch Basketball | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
The NBA announced a new partnership with SAP that will change the game for fans and players alike.
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The NBA through its partnership with SAP continues to provide fans with fantastic tools to visualise data in real time. Desktop delivery first but mobile is coming.....
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NFL, Major League Baseball Warn That Aereo Could Trigger End of Free TV Game Broadcasts

NFL, Major League Baseball Warn That Aereo Could Trigger End of Free TV Game Broadcasts | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
The National Football League and Major League Baseball are urging the Supreme Court to grant broadcasters' petition to hear their challenge to the legality of Aereo, the startup that features unaut...
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Interesting precedent case related to the future of sports content licensing continues to develop in US.

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3 Reasons Why Twitter’s New “See It” Feature Will Make Watching Football Even More Awesome

3 Reasons Why Twitter’s New “See It” Feature Will Make Watching Football Even More Awesome | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
(mediabistro.com) It was just a matter of time before social media and television truly merged and viewers everywhere could not only talk about TV shows on Twitter, but instantly access them as well.
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Twitter's SEE IT will be a great addition to the mobile sports viewing experience.
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BSkyB profits hit by tussle with BT over Premier League

BSkyB profits hit by tussle with BT over Premier League | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
Costs of £2.3bn rights deal hit bottom line in fiscal first quarter, but TV and broadband subscriptions show healthy growth. By Mark Sweney
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Some interesting data and analysis from UK around BSkyB subscription based products as they face increasing competition from BT Sport.

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4 Big Trends Shaping The Future Of Design

4 Big Trends Shaping The Future Of Design | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
Our Innovation by Design competition drew more than 1200 entries from big firms and tiny studios. The 54 finalists take on audacious challenges...
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Some great insights into key trends shaping the future of design

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Could This New Set-Top Box Kill The Smart TV?

Could This New Set-Top Box Kill The Smart TV? | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
This summer a startup called Fan previewed its first set-top box with a unique buttonless touch remote and a novel user interface. Now CEO Gilles...
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Cool piece of technology disrupting the traditional UI of Pay TV....Attached link / video from All Things Digital explains further - http://www.fan.tv/partner

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Inside Disney’s Plan To Win The Internet

Inside Disney’s Plan To Win The Internet | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
Disneys presence on digital screens is puny compared to its influence in movies and television. Interactive Co-President John Pleasants explains one...
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Some great insights into Disney's evolving strategy around the use of gaming to create an interactive network.

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Why Dayparting Must Be Part of Your Mobile Strategy

Why Dayparting Must Be Part of Your Mobile Strategy | Relevant Innovation | Scoop.it
Dayparting is crucial. This is how to do it.
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Some great insights into the benefits of Dayparting.

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