Sports

  • Twitter adds lacrosse to its live-streamed sports lineup

    Twitter adds lacrosse to its live-streamed sports lineup

    Twitter today announced another content partnership to bring more live-streamed sports to its social network — this time, with the National Lacrosse League, of all things. Lacrosse represents an opportunity for Twitter to build out a network of sports programming that TV channels don’t want and don’t air because of their smaller numbers. Read More

  • Facebook scores a deal to live stream Major League Soccer matches

    Facebook scores a deal to live stream Major League Soccer matches

    Facebook has scored a significant deal that will allow it to stream at least 22 live Major League Soccer matches on its social network. Through a collaboration with both MLS and Univision Deportes, Facebook gained the rights to stream the 2017 MLS regular-season matches in English, as well as enhance the video content with various interactive elements. Read More

  • Rock down to 38th Street for another Micro-Meetup in New York

    Rock down to 38th Street for another Micro-Meetup in New York

    In preparation for Disrupt New York in May I’m going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. We’ll listen to and critique ten pitches on March 13th at 7pm at the Knotel space at 22 West 38th Street, 4th Floor. This is an informal pitch-off but the two best teams will get two tickets to Disrupt New York and the undying admiration of millions of people (actually… Read More

  • Arkadium’s InHabit adds interactive content to any story, starting with sports

    Arkadium’s InHabit adds interactive content to any story, starting with sports

    Arkadium is launching a new product called InHabit, which can automatically introduce polls, quizzes and games that are tailored to each article. When we’ve written about Arkadium in the past, we’ve talked about them as a casual gaming company, but CEO Jessica Rovello told me her team has become focused on one specific aspect that business, namely “providing visual… Read More

  • Let’s meet at the March Micro-Meetup in New York!

    Let’s meet at the March Micro-Meetup in New York!

    In preparation for Disrupt New York in May I’m going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. We’ll listen to and critique ten pitches on March 13th at 7pm at the Knotel space at 22 West 38th Street, 4th Floor. This is an informal pitch-off but the two best teams will get two tickets to Disrupt New York and the undying admiration of millions of people (actually… Read More

  • The NBA is creating its own eSports league for the basketball game NBA 2K

    The NBA is creating its own eSports league for the basketball game NBA 2K

    The rise in popularity of eSports has mainly been focused around leagues that play games like League of Legends, Dota and Counter-Strike – all games that aren’t actually sports-related. But eSports games that are modeled after actual sports are also extremely popular – for example the Madden NFL and FIFA soccer franchises are some of the most popular games made for Xbox… Read More

  • DraftKings has received a Malta gaming license, paving the way for European expansion

    DraftKings has received a Malta gaming license, paving the way for European expansion

    DraftKings was just approved for a Controlled Skill Games License from the Malta Gaming Authority, which is the entity that runs gaming in Malta – a small island nation south of Italy. While this may not sound like a big deal, (especially considering Malta has a population of under 500,000 people) the nation is part of the European Union, meaning DraftKings can now expand into some other… Read More

  • I’ll see you tonight in New York at our Micro-Meetup

    I’ll see you tonight in New York at our Micro-Meetup

    In preparation for Disrupt New York in May I’m going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. We’ll listen to and critique 10 pitches on January 25 at 6:30pm at the Knotel space at 22 West 38th Street, 3rd Floor. This is an informal pitch-off but the two best teams will get two tickets to Disrupt New York and the undying admiration of millions of people (actually… Read More

  • Let’s meet this week for a Micro-Meetup in New York

    Let’s meet this week for a Micro-Meetup in New York

    In preparation for Disrupt New York in May I’m going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. We’ll listen to and critique ten pitches on January 25 at 6:30pm at the Knotel space at 22 West 38th Street, 3rd Floor. This is an informal pitch-off but the two best teams will get two tickets to Disrupt New York and the undying admiration of millions of people (actually… Read More

  • An NFL player went on Facebook Live from the locker room and nothing good happened

    An NFL player went on Facebook Live from the locker room and nothing good happened

    Yesterday after the Steelers upset the Chiefs in an AFC playoff game, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown decided to go on Facebook Live from the locker room to celebrate with his fans. And the fans loved it – he went live for 17 minutes and had almost 900,000 views within just a few hours, before the video was deleted. A player using technology to celebrate directly with his fans… Read More

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