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A startup built on a smart hoop, a video backboard, and streamed training videos is looking for a slam dunk with basketball-crazy consumers.

Huupe, a ‘smart’ basketball hoop startup, raises its game with $11M

Card collectors often dispute how much their cards are worth. New Jersey-based CollX provides a free iOS and Android app to card enthusiasts that allows them to scan their trading…

CollX raises $5.5M to scan and evaluate value of trading cards

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Watch Draymond Green discuss investing, media and mental health

The final day of Disrupt kicked off in style with a conversation featuring four-time NBA All Star Draymond Green. It was a spirited chat, covering the power forward’s push into media, including his podcast “The Draymond Green Show” and deals with channels like TNT. Green also spoke at length about investing, managing mental health as a…

1:45 pm PDT • October 20, 2022
Watch Draymond Green discuss investing, media and mental health

Fresh off his fourth NBA ring and a blockbuster opening night, Golden State Warriors power forward and 4x NBA champion, Draymond Green, will help us kick off the final day…

The Warriors’ Draymond Green will talk new media tomorrow at Disrupt

There’s no denying that including live sports content will ultimately be a boon to streaming services. However, last week, when Netflix executives were asked about live sports after the company…

Netflix is not yet considering live sports — but here’s why it should

“If it smells, that’s how they’re going to receive it.” While that claim would likely make most D2C founders cringe, for founder Chris Alston, it’s part of the magic of…

Mov gives you a chance to win your favorite athlete’s game day attire — sweat, tears and all

LA tech industry mourns Kobe Bryant

7:22 pm PST • January 26, 2020

The Los Angeles startup community is joining the rest of the world in mourning the death of NBA superstar, entrepreneur and investor Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter…

LA tech industry mourns Kobe Bryant

Cord-cutting basketball fans now have a new option for their non-stop hoops coverage. NBA TV is officially launching a direct-to-consumer subscription service today, making it the first linear TV sports…

NBA TV goes over-the-top to offer live games and original programming to cord cutters

The Toronto Raptors won the 2019 NBA Championship last night, which is probably not news to you if you’re A) Canadian (like me) or B) a basketball fan. But unless…

Apple snuck a Raptors tribute into its Canadian home page

Venture capitalist Mark Stevens has been banned from attending any NBA games through the end of the 2020 season and fined $500,000 after last night shoving Toronto Raptor’s player Kyle…

Update: VC and Warriors’ minority owner Mark Stevens now banned from NBA games through 2020 after shoving Kyle Lowry

If you’re a basketball fan like me, you’ll be glued to the TV watching the NBA finals. In honor of the event, we took a shot at breaking down investment…

Startups net more than capital with NBA players as investors

Twitter is already working with the NBA to stream video of pre-game warm-ups, in-game and post-game highlights and post-game behind-the-scenes content. Now, the company will for the first time ever…

Twitter and NBA game streaming deal is about connecting with cord-cutters and younger fans

While this animated fellow looks like something out of NBA 2K18, it’s really an AI that’s learning how to dribble in real time. The AI starts out fumbling the ball…

Researchers teach an AI how to dribble

Because if it gets to the free-throw line, it sinks the shot – every. single. time. This robot (via The Verge) is the project of a group of Toyota engineers…

Don’t foul this free-throwing Toyota basketball robot

Over the last year or so daily fantasy sports companies like FanDuel and DraftKings have shifted their focus towards building products that are simple enough for even casual sports fans…

FanDuel’s new March Madness game lets casual fans pick teams instead of players

David Lee, who retired from the world of basketball just last week, is in talks to join venture firm Social Capital, Axios reports. Social Capital, founded by minority Warriors owner Chamath…

Former Warriors basketball player David Lee is reportedly in talks to join VC firm Social Capital

Last year the NBA launched a program where they streamed one regular-season game in virtual reality each week, all season long. Today they announced that they’re doing it again, starting…

Here’s the list of NBA games that will be streamed in VR this season

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017, Warriors player Kevin Durant and his partner Rich Kleiman took the stage to tell the crowd about The Durant Company. While The Durant Company…

How living in Silicon Valley has made Kevin Durant a better investor

Yo dawg, I heard you like basketball, so we built an AR basketball game you can play while you’re at a basketball game. Ok fine, this isn’t how the reigning NBA Champion…

An NBA team is turning their scoreboard into an AR basketball game

Pickup basketball can be difficult to just stumble upon if you want to play. It also can be difficult to get a game going out of the blue. “We wanted…

No sweat, Hoop Maps makes finding a game of pickup basketball as easy as a tap

Want to watch March Madness in VR? You’re in luck. Six games — including the Final Four national semifinals and National Championship game — will be streamed in VR. The…

Here’s how to watch NCAA March Madness in VR

Here’s your cool sports hardware demo of the week: ShotTracker, the Kansas City-based startup whose team-focused offering can track and collect analytics from an entire basketball game in real-time, is demoing for all…

Watch sensors track a full-court basketball game in real time

This year at CES we sat down with the Turner Sports team to hear about what tech-related plans they have for 2017. First we got a chance to speak with Turner Sports’ analysts…

Talking tech with NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley

When the Wii launched, no one knew what motion controllers were or why we even needed them. So to get people excited about the new input method, Nintendo released Wii Sports as a…

Hands-on with VR Sports Challenge, the Oculus Touch version of Wii Sports

Last week the NBA announced they would be partnering with NextVR to stream one game a week in VR all season long. Today they confirmed an exact list of matchups…

Here’s the full schedule of NBA games that will be shown in VR this season

ShotTracker, a company that got its start by launching a wearable sensor to track and analyze your basketball shots, has announced a $5M seed round that includes participation from basketball…

ShotTracker raises $5M in seed funding from Magic Johnson and David Stern to bring real-time analytics to NBA teams

Want to eat like Steph Curry? Now you can. Ayesha Curry, the wife of NBA all-star Stephen Curry, has a new food delivery startup. The company is called Gather, and…

Ayesha Curry launches a new food-delivery startup

*Cue the old man music* In my day, the best sports athletes of our time sat in front of a camera with their family by their side when they announced…

Kobe Bryant Announces NBA Retirement Over Twitter And Facebook

Samsung is in the app-making business, and while it has been for some time, it’s now focused on releasing Galaxy-exclusive software that adds post-purchase value to the experience of owning…

Samsung’s Newest Galaxy-Exclusive App Is Basically Just LeBron James

Playing basketball is fun, but I am bad at it. I might be less bad if I used the Hoop Tracker smartwatch, which is designed very specifically for basketball, unlike…

Hoop Tracker Basketball Smartwatch Provides Automatic, Real-Time Shot Tracking