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Tech in Sports Archives - Page 12

Project FANchise hopes to crowdfund its way into the homes of fantasy football fans everywhere

Project Fanchise, a sports startup based in California, is aiming to make fantasy football a reality. In fact, Fanchise will wrap up an Indiegogo campaign this week after raising almost $60,000. Instead of offering backers a free t-shirt or

Published on: June 7th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Twitter wants brands to ‘win the Olympics’ with strategic online advertising

With the upcoming Olympics less than 65 days away, major brands are looking for ways to reach fans that will tune into the games. Last Thursday, Twitter Canada hosted an event for marketers with an

Published on: June 6th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

The NHL’s Big Data project involves the cloud

Hardcore and casual fans alike know the National Hockey League’s (NHL) 2016 Stanley Cup playoff final kicked off with the Eastern Conference champion Pittsburgh Penguins against the Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks

Published on: June 3rd, 2016 Ryan Patrick

New fitness tracker wants you to ‘get naked’

A new fitness tracker called Naked is taking a different approach than most others on the market. Instead of a wearable device that tracks steps or calories, Naked is a rotating scale and smart

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Runkeeper data leak exposes privacy concerns for avid app users

A controversial data leak involving a popular fitness app represents only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to privacy concerns involving mobile apps, the vice president of a mobile security firm

Published on: May 27th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

How a cybersecurity startup built a business based on lessons from competitive sport

Denver-based ProtectWise is hardly the first company to advocate for a new business model in the tech industry, but it might be the first to take its cues from the world of professional

Published on: May 27th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Steve Nash and other Canadian disruptors on how to play hardball

They never saw Steve Nash coming. He grew up in Canada, not the United States. He played basketball at Santa Clara University, not at an Ivy League athletics powerhouse. He was – still is,

Published on: May 26th, 2016 Christine Wong

Pebble returns to Kickstarter with a new athletic twist

The Pebble smartwatch is back this summer, looking to appeal to professionals and athletes alike with a new line of products. Pebble debuted a very successful Kickstarter campaign this week, surpassing a $1 million goal

Published on: May 25th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

NBA Canada and Samsung Canada partner up to bring live highlights to basketball fans

After Monday night's thrilling Raptors-Cavaliers showdown, it's clear there are still lots of exciting moments to come in the series - and many of them will be seen on Twitter. NBA Canada has

Published on: May 24th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

NetApp speeds up drafting process for the Denver Broncos

NFL hall of fame quarterback and Denver Broncos GM John Elway admitted he knew there was a lot of interest from other teams for the right to choose Memphis University quarterback Paxton Lynch.

Published on: May 20th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Team Canada’s social media strategy for the Rio de Janeiro games

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is gearing up for the Rio de Janiero Olympic games, and medal count won't be the only indicator of success for the organization. Over the past few years, the

Published on: May 19th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Sport Chek opens hi-tech flagship store in Vancouver

Sport Chek has opened a new flagship store on Robson street in Vancouver, B.C. designed to engage athletes and entice customers with a high-tech approach to retail. The Vancouver opening marks the fifth Canadian

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Are giant fighting robots the next big spectator sport?

There's a startup in Oakland, Calif. that is making every sci-fi nerd's dreams come true. MegaBots Inc. is literally bringing giant robot fighting to the real world after raising $2.4 million in seed

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Netatmo gears Weather Station towards outdoor athletes

Would you ever consider buying a weather station for your own backyard? Netatmo makes that a reality for smartphone owners who really care about a specific location's weather details. The company is also hoping that athletes

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

What can you advertise in 3 seconds? Ask Under Armour and Stephen Curry

With the NBA playoffs in full swing, Under Armour is looking to capitalize on Stephen Curry’s uncanny ability to shoot from the three-point line. Every time the Golden State Warrior's point guard shoots

Published on: May 9th, 2016 Jackie Atkins