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Hey Sports Tech Fans,
With faulty Nikes injuring the next Jordan/Kobe/Lebron, a faltering new American football league and a state challenging the legality of the gambling law changes in the US, it was a strange week for sports.
There is news on 3D printing, NHL partnering with Snapchat, investment in a connected baseball bat, streaming, The Patriots taking over China and Drone racing implementing gamification with a first person view of the action.
The podcast of the week is from Bloomberg Business of Sport with ex NBA commissioner David Stern talking about the league and his investments in Sports Tech.
New Hampshire has launched a legal challenge against the US Department of Justice’s revised opinion on the Wire Act, arguing that the new stance is not faithful to the text, structure, purpose, or legislative history of the legislation.
5G will transform the sports experience for fans in stadiums and at home, according to research conducted by Ovum for Amdocs, a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of the world’s largest network operators plan to use augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) or a hybrid of these technologies, supported by 5G, to offer richer viewing experiences to fans, both at sports stadiums and watching at home.
Anyone with a stake in the AAF was eager to let the world know what a wild success the league’s first week of games was, citing the fact that the opening contest got better ratings than an NBA game on ABC. But according to a report from The Athletic, the league’s solid ratings didn’t prevent it from nearly missing payroll in just its second week of operation.
Former National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern joins Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams to discuss his 30 years leading the NBA, including lessons learned from a trip to Thimphu, Bhutan, and the sport’s rapid growth in the past few decades. Stern also talks about the stars of today’s NBA, and why he thinks quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick would still have a job if he played in the NBA instead of the NFL. The group also discusses legal sports gambling