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  • How virtual reality is transforming the sports industry Crunch Network

    How virtual reality is transforming the sports industry

    After a failed stint in the 1990s, virtual reality made its reappearance last year with headsets such as Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift. But this time, it’s here to stay and, in less than a year, it’s already drawn attention and investment from venture capitalists and tech giants such as Facebook, and has made huge impact across a great many industries… Read More

  • Twitter will exclusively stream two original NBA shows

    Twitter will exclusively stream two original NBA shows

    Two weeks ago, Twitter was reportedly in talks with the NBA to acquire digital rights to stream hoops action. Well, those discussions materialized quicker than a LeBron James-led fast break. Recode is reporting that Twitter will exclusively stream two live and original NBA programs weekly, beginning next season. The social media network will also double the amount of NBA game highlights… Read More

  • Twitter reportedly in talks with the NBA, MLS and Turner for more sports streaming

    Twitter reportedly in talks with the NBA, MLS and Turner for more sports streaming

    Twitter isn’t satisfied with streaming 10 Thursday Night Football games this upcoming NFL season. According to Recode, the social media network is also reportedly in talks with the NBA, Major League Soccer and cable television giant Turner about acquiring digital rights to stream more live sports. Twitter didn’t immediately respond to our request for confirmation of the report. Read More

  • The Sacramento Kings just unveiled their new jerseys in VR

    The Sacramento Kings just unveiled their new jerseys in VR

    Even though they’re still in Oakland, the Golden State Warriors have essentially become the de facto NBA team of Silicon Valley. But it won’t stay that way for long, at least if the Sacramento Kings have anything to do with it. Since being taken over by technology entrepreneur Vivek Ranadivè three years ago, the team has been on a mission to prove they are the most… Read More

  • New NBA platform lets fans create their own playoffs videos

    New NBA platform lets fans create their own playoffs videos

    If you’re a basketball fan, you’re more than aware it’s playoff time — and we’re down to the final four teams. You probably also know that the NBA has been running a promo called ‘Every Second Counts‘, which includes a new song written specifically for the campaign by the artist Timbaland. Now The NBA wants to get fans involved too, and… Read More

  • The Sacramento Kings just held the NBA’s first startup pitch competition

    The Sacramento Kings just held the NBA’s first startup pitch competition

    At a game on Tuesday night, the Sacramento Kings held the National Basketball League’s first ever pitch competition. Four local companies (narrowed down from 32 semi-finalists and about 100 applicants) pitched to the entire stadium, which voted on Twitter for the winner. QuickLegal, an on-demand legal advice service, won the competition and took home a $10,000 cash prize. But… Read More

  • Intel gets unique 3D video tech with Replay Technologies acquisition

    Intel gets unique 3D video tech with Replay Technologies acquisition

    Intel announced overnight in a company blog post that it has purchased Israeli company Replay Technologies. The company provides an unusual 3D video rendering capability it calls “free dimensional” or freeD™ video, according to Intel. While the technology could potentially have a broader usage than sports broadcasting, it has been used to-date to enable fans to get a 360… Read More

  • NBA Bolsters Partnership With SAP To Bring Natural Language Queries To Stats Site

    NBA Bolsters Partnership With SAP To Bring Natural Language Queries To Stats Site

    The NBA announced today that it was bringing natural language queries to its online stats pages on NBA.com. The feature enables fans to type a question in a natural way and the site should come back with your answer without having to dig for it. The feature is launching in Beta starting tomorrow. The technology underlying this new functionality is supplied by a partnership with SAP using… Read More

  • IBM Watson Teams With Toronto Raptors On Data-Driven Talent Analysis

    IBM Watson Teams With Toronto Raptors On Data-Driven Talent Analysis

    IBM announced today that is has teamed with the Toronto Raptors to bring cognitive analysis in the form of IBM Watson to the NBA team’s talent evaluation process. The new tool called IBM Sports Insights Central, pulls in data from a variety of sources including statistics, video, social networking sentiment analysis, medical records and much more. It compares this data against the… Read More