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Evil Geniuses makes data analytics play with HPE partnership

Esports / Tuesday, June 28, 2022
IT company Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced today that it’s partnered with Seattle-based esports organization Evil Geniuses to support the organization with technology for advanced insights and deep data analysis. The company did not reveal the financial details of the multiyear sponsorship. HPE confirmed to...

NBA, NBPA partner with Niantic on augmented reality mobile game

Daily / Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Niantic, the developer of hit games like Pokémon Go, is partnering with the NBA and the NBPA to create an augmented reality mobile game called NBA All-World. Officially licensed with the NBA and NBPA, the game is touted as a first-of-its-kind product that will place NBA fans...

SportTechie: NHL launches digital AR version of Stanley Cup

Daily / Wednesday, June 22, 2022
The NHL has launched a digital AR replica of its Stanley Cup for fans to view on their mobile device, desktop or tablet. The experience was created in collaboration with Canadian 3D visualizations company Dynamic Vision. The digital trophy features engraved text of every Stanley Cup championship team from...

FIFA to use service aimed at detecting social media hate speech

SBJ Newsletters / Monday, June 20, 2022
FIFA and FIFPRO , the international union for pro soccer players, will launch a service to detect hate speech on social media during international tournaments. The service will monitor posts across social media platforms that are sent to a tournament’s participating team accounts, players, coaches, and...

Metaverse opportunities — and risks — for sports are unlimited

SBJ Newsletters / Monday, June 13, 2022
Why is the digitalization of the sporting world so appealing? The answer — it’s a process driven by more than pure monetization. It’s accessibility and mass participation that is really at the core of this transformation. Imagine a platform where users adopt facial recognition technology to unlock a world...