Sports

  • Tribesports, The Social Network For Sports Nuts, Grabs $2.8M To Span The Globe

    Tribesports, The Social Network For Sports Nuts, Grabs $2.8M To Span The Globe

    Tribesports, a young, London-based startup, is attacking perhaps the most rabid of all those interest-based subgroups: Sports enthusiasts. The startup launched last year with the goal of motivating sports buffs to connect online to improve in their sport of choice offline. To back up its beta launch, Tribesports raised $400K in June of last year. Today, the company is following up on its… Read More

  • 2012: The Year For Change In Online Sports Streaming

    2012: The Year For Change In Online Sports Streaming

    2012 needs to be the year sports teams around the world wake up and start realizing that their multi-billion dollar licensing deals with networks are about to become worthless. My company designs and manufactures TVs, and we see a gigantic spike in sales any time there is a big sporting event — the Soccer World Cup, the Olympics, etc. It’s clear that loving sport is an almost… Read More

  • StarStreet Launches A Daily Fantasy Sports Game That Turns Athletes Into Stocks

    StarStreet Launches A Daily Fantasy Sports Game That Turns Athletes Into Stocks

    You may remember StarStreet from last year’s launch – it’s the TechStars and SV Angel-backed sports investing game that turns fantasy sports into a stock market system where you build up portfolios of top players as if they were stocks. Today, the company is launching a new, more addictive game that lets you play head-to-head with other players on a daily basis, both for… Read More

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Sports Watches To Help Burn Off The Turkey

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Sports Watches To Help Burn Off The Turkey

    If you’re planning a marathon next year or just full of delicious stuffing and turkey, you may want to look into getting a sports watch. These wrist computers offer GPS, heart-rate, and pace measurements for runners, bikers, and, most recently, swimmers and they can help motivate you to get off your duff and, what’s more, help you shave some seconds off your time. I’ve used… Read More

  • Hitpost’s Sports+ iPad App Allows Fans To Follow Crowd-Powered Sports Coverage

    Hitpost’s Sports+ iPad App Allows Fans To Follow Crowd-Powered Sports Coverage

    Sports+ (formerly Hitpost) has launched a new iPad app for sports fans that features socially-powered feeds for every league, team and player you care to follow. These feeds include latest news, crowd-generated stories, and polls. Hitpost’s apps allow you to follow your teams, players and leagues to get a comprehensive view into photos, Tweets, user-uploaded reports and news coming out of… Read More

  • Evri Launches SportStream Apps To Bring Realtime, Social Sports News To Your Mobile Devices

    Evri Launches SportStream Apps To Bring Realtime, Social Sports News To Your Mobile Devices

    Evri, the realtime content discovery engine, acquired Radar Networks early last year, incorporating the startup’s semantic indexing technology into its products. The move laid the groundwork for Evri’s shift into the mobile space, as it has since used its realtime semantic matching algorithms to begin delivering news in targeted categories to user’s phones and mobile devices. Read More

  • Tribesports Raises $400K To Create An All-In-One Digital Resource For Sports Nuts

    Tribesports Raises $400K To Create An All-In-One Digital Resource For Sports Nuts

    It’s tough to embark on ambitious fitness plans or to learn a new sport without the help of friends or likeminded people to help coach you through the process. Trying to go from lite jogger to marathon runner or from casual golfer to shooting par: The challenges are invigorating, sure, but vim and vigor won’t necessarily carry you all the way to Olympic glory. This is one of the… Read More

  • Runtastic crosses 2 million downloads and hits profitability

    Runtastic crosses 2 million downloads and hits profitability

    Sports tracking platform Runtastic has announced that it’s crossed the 2 million download mark for its mobile apps, while claiming 400,000 monthly active users in Europe. The Austrian company says that it is now also cashflow positive. Based in Linz, Austria (near the offices of stealth payment startup Jumio), Runtastic is originally funded through a €150k public grant but has just… Read More

  • Shoefitr: You Know, For Shoes

    Shoefitr: You Know, For Shoes

    Shoefitr allows you to find a shoe that is similar in size and shape to a pair of shoes you already own. For example, say you’re into Nike Free Runs but they discontinued the model you like. You tell Shoefittr and using the site’s 3D scanning system it finds a pair that matches the size and shape of the shoe you like. The 3D scanning system is based on the same systems used to… Read More

  • Adidas Now Has The Lightest Shoe In All Of Basketball. You Might Even Call It Crazy Light.

    Adidas Now Has The Lightest Shoe In All Of Basketball. You Might Even Call It Crazy Light.

    You’re looking at the lightest shoe in all of basketball. It’s the Adidas adiZero Crazy Light, and it weighs a mere 9.8 ounces. With the Crazy Light, Adidas now has the market cornered on lightest-footwear in three sports: basketball, football, and soccer, soccer being the best sport of the three, of course. Read More