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Seattle

Coros LINX Cycling Helmet With Bone-Conduction Audio [Review]

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

Cycling is more than just wearing awkwardly skin tight shorts, deep v-neck shirts, and super sweet 80s style sunglasses, it’s also about riding ridiculous long distances and exploring the world around you. Bad fashion aside, cycling is more than just a global sport and…

Gear & Gadgets

Boston

TomTom Adventurer GPS Watch Designed With Hikers and Skiers in Mind

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In an expanding world of Android Smartwatches and the Apple Watch, there has been a recent shift in how athletes track and monitor their progress. Now, many GPS trackers are including extra bells and whistles that allow you to receive texts, use mini-apps, and…

Startups & Apps

Boston

Fantasy Sports Sites DraftKings and FanDuel Terminated Their Merger

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The United States’ two top daily fantasy sports sites, DraftKings and FanDuel, have decided not to merge after all. They announced their merger last November. The reason behind the termination? The opposition from federal antitrust regulators. The Official Statement FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles addressed the termination…

Sports

TV Subscribers Who Don’t Want ESPN Still Pay Over $4.5B Annually for It

By | Jul 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

Sports coverage just isn’t gripping the younger generations as much as it did for the more senior ones. That’s bad news for the Walt Disney Co., owner of ESPN, and any other broadcasters depending on live sports to give their bottom line a boost….

Startups & Apps

This Startup Will Help You Get a Beer Faster at Sporting Events

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

We’ve all been there: sitting in our seat at a baseball game, itching for a beer and a hot dog. Unfortunately, with the long lines, hectic processes, and flustered staff, getting your time-honored meal during America’s pastime turns into more of a mad dash…

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Startups & Apps

San Francisco

Searching for Stephs: Identifying the Greats in Early-Stage Startups

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

At my investment firm, we look for “Stephs” — as in NBA player Steph Curry for the Golden State Warriors. Why? He’s the underdog that no one expected to be great. As the skinny, baby-faced son of Dell Curry, every major Division 1 school…

Startup Spotlight

Sacramento

VEOSPORT Earbuds Delivers Customized Sound for Your Workout

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Listening to your favorite tunes while exercising sure makes the time go by faster and more enjoyable. And having earbuds that can keep up with your intensity while producing quality sound is key. VEOSPORT is a company all about health and determined to deliver some…

Data

Seattle

IdealSeat Can Help Baseball Fans Catch Foul Balls

By | May 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

Top of ninth: With a decisive thwap! Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run shot that sent him and his teammate Kris Bryant home, securing a triumphant Game 6 win in the 2016 World Series. Rizzo’s homer sailed over the right field wall, sealing a victory…

Virtual Reality

How to Summit Mount Everest From Your Couch

By | May 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While I fully appreciate the challenges and threats of avalanches, blizzards, and a lack of oxygen, I’ve only seen them from behind a computer screen. I’m not about to summit Mount Everest myself, but a new format has emerged that will let me see…

Startups & Apps

On-Demand Slow Motion Video Company Teams Up with Fox Sports

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm

It’s no secret that video is on the rise, particularly in the marketing world. According to research, 96 percent of B2B marketers use video in some capacity and 73 percent see a substantial return on investment. This kind of popularity cannot be ignored when…

Sports

3 Sports Tech Startups Win NFL Funding to Address Safety Concerns

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm

For years, the NFL has had to own up to accusations of unsafe play. With retired players developing the symptoms of CTE and the increased amount of injuries to current players, the future of football is constantly in flux. The NFL understands that safety is…

Sports

The Top 20 Super Bowl Ads on YouTube Since 2008

By | Feb 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

During the TV time outs there’s a growing tradition that occurs on Super Bowl Sunday that everyone can enjoy, the Super Bowl ads. Each year, upcoming companies and big brands spend millions of dollars trying to capture the viewer’s attention in between the whistle. YouTube recently released their…

Sports

Houston

Watch Super Bowl 51 for Free Without Cable

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

I just became a cord cutter a few weeks ago, and it was very liberating. Until, of course I realized that, even with a Sling TV subscription, there may not be a way to watch Super Bowl 51 from home. But alas – some good news! This year,…

SXSW

Austin

Get to Know the 50 Finalists for the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

With SXSW less than two months away, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and conference enthusiasts from around the world are beginning to book flights, reserve hotels, and pack their bags for more than a week of engaging talks, exciting exhibits, and enough celebrity intrigue to make you pass…

Startups & Apps

NYC

Magnises, a Community for Young Professionals, Launches SportsPass

By | Dec 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Founded in 2014 by Billy McFarland, Magnises is a community specifically created for young professionals. It unlocks their city for them by delivering an exclusive experience covering nightlife, culture, sports, live events, and professional life. This community gives its users several benefits, like VIP…

Trends

The 2016 Mobile Year in Review from Mobile Futures

By | Dec 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm

It’s no secret that mobile has become the golden goose of the technology world. Everything from business practices and ecommerce transactions to video content and financial endeavors are taking place on these handheld devices and the startup world has taken notice. But with so…

Marketing

Detroit

How to Close Deals Using a Field Sales Approach

By | Nov 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Today’s sales cycle is dominated by the use of online tools. But if you’re not getting the traction you need, going into the field is a great way to get to know your customer. The Varsity News Network (VNN) didn’t initially plan on building a…