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Hey Sports Tech Fans, Short one this week as I have been super busy. I am working on improving the
Issue #77  •  May 1  •  view online
Sports Tech Live
Sports Tech Live
All your Sports Tech news in one place, covering topics like AR/VR, Data Analytics, eSports, Live Streaming, Sports Betting, Wearables, etc.
Hey Sports Tech Fans,
Short one this week as I have been super busy.
I am working on improving the newsletter and streamlining it to make it as efficient as possible.
It takes quite a bit of time to curate all the stories so I hope you appreciated the effort it requires.
Have a great virtual or esports weekend,
Will

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Streaming Wars
Streaming Explodes During Pandemic | TV Technology

NFL’s social distancing draft is by far its most-watched ever | Ad Age

Gambling
How Sports Betting Fits Into The New NCAA Student-Athlete Endorsement Rules

No Action On The Field, But Huge Betting Action At NJ Sportsbooks For Unusual NFL Draft

DraftKings Rises 10% in Public Debut During Freeze on Sports - Bloomberg

esports
Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka headline Mario tennis tournament with Ryan Tannehill, DeAndre Hopkins

Can Facebook Gaming take Twitch’s advertising crown? | The Drum

Introducing Pros vs Plebs: Your chance to play against R6 World Champs

Even post-coronavirus, will esports replace real games?

Activision Blizzard donates $2 million to Call of Duty Endowment for veterans jobs

Newzoo will extract analytics insights from Reddit’s gamers

Content
New Orleans Pelicans, Saints Serving Fans At Home With New Content Series

With no games, sports publishers turn to user-generated content - Digiday

Marketing & Social
Advertisers don’t think they’ll be spending their sports sponsorship ad dollars until at least the third quarter, according to a new study by the IAB.

Instagram now allows users to fundraise for nonprofits while live streaming – TechCrunch

TikTok is testing a ‘shop now’ button for influencer videos

Women in Sport
With Pro Sports Paused, a Women’s Hockey League Expands

Extreme E Takes Lead On Gender Equality In Motorsport

AI
WSC Sports Partners with K League in South Korea

Deals
A Hearty $250 Million Endeavor

Guilded raises $7 million for gaming chat platform

Covid-19
Premier League restart depends on 'neutral venues'; clubs still committed to finishing season

Summer Olympics in 2021? ‘Exceedingly Difficult’ Without a Coronavirus Vaccine

Best of the Rest
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback spends part of NFL offseason working at NASA

Drone Racing League looks to expand 'intersection of sport and technology' with groundbreaking new hire

Have Serena Williams And Roger Federer Won Their Last Grand Slams?

NFL Draft: The Good, The Bad And The Packers

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