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  • Yahoo To Acquire Sports-Centric Mobile Developer Hitpost

    Yahoo To Acquire Sports-Centric Mobile Developer Hitpost

    Yahoo is set to acquire Hitpost, the maker of a handful of sports-centric mobile apps, to beef up its own sports offerings on iOS and Android, say sources familiar with the deal. The company’s team of seven or so is heading over to join Yahoo. Read More

  • Hitpost’s New Polling App Lets Fantasy Football Players Crowdsource Their Picks

    Hitpost’s New Polling App Lets Fantasy Football Players Crowdsource Their Picks

    Hitpost, the startup that’s building mobile and social apps for sports fanatics to connect and compete, just launched a polling app meant to help fantasy football fans crowdsource their picks. The company, which just hired a new CEO away from Crowdstar and raised $2 million in its last round, hacked together a simple social app called “Fantasy Football Polls.” The app itself… Read More

  • Hitpost Nabs Crowdstar Leader Courtland Alves As New CEO, Launches Sports Bet Game

    Hitpost Nabs Crowdstar Leader Courtland Alves As New CEO, Launches Sports Bet Game

    How do you make sports gambling more addictive? Make it role playing game where you level up by completing quests of placing specific fake-money bets. And how does a sports community app like Hitpost build such a smart game? It hires lead producer Courtland Alves from games giant Crowdstar as its new CEO. After four years in sports, Hitpost is making a play for the social gaming big leagues. Read More

  • OnSports Raises $2M Led By Floodgate To Be The Mobile Watercooler For Sports Fanatics

    OnSports Raises $2M Led By Floodgate To Be The Mobile Watercooler For Sports Fanatics

    In both sports and the tech industry, you win some and you lose some. Even though OnSports chief executive Aaron Krane got a nasty black eye this week in a pick-up basketball game, his company just closed a $2 million round led by Mike Maples’ Floodgate fund. The company, also known as Hitpost, makes this mobile app OnSports which has live discussions, polls and news about sports. 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

  • Hitpost’s New iPhone App Turns You Into A Sports Reporter

    Hitpost’s New iPhone App Turns You Into A Sports Reporter

    We’ve covered Hitpost, a nifty app that allows you to share pictures of sports events. The startup most recently added scores, news, and athlete tweets to go along with photos. And Hitpost’s Android app saw 125,000 downloads in first month of availability. Today Hitpost is launching a new version of its iPhone app that aims to take sporting news to the next level. You can download… Read More

  • Hitpost 2.0 Looks To Score With Player Tweets And News Alongside The Pictures

    When we first looked at Hitpost back in January, it was still just a concept — people taking pictures of sporting events and talking about them as they watch them on TV. Shortly thereafter, the iPhone and Android apps hit and it was off to the races. Today it’s time for the 2.0 launch which brings a couple new big features: tweets and news. The “meat and potatoes”… Read More

  • Hitpost Aims To Score With Couch-Loving, Smartphone-Wielding Sports Fanatics

    Hitpost Aims To Score With Couch-Loving, Smartphone-Wielding Sports Fanatics

    Many startups arise when someone notices a lot of people doing the same thing in a disorganized or sort of convoluted way. One example is how Foodspotting came about because so many people were using services like Twitter to share pictures of what food they were eating. In a similar vein, Aaron Krane noticed that a lot of people were sharing pictures of their favorite sports moments as they… Read More