Can Big Data Solve the Skill vs. Luck Mystery in Fantasy Sports?July 15, 2015
- Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) is a relatively new phenomenon. Some say it's definitely a game of skill, others claim it's just another form of gambling and shouldn't be legal.
Fantasy Sports Betting: The Next 'Big Thing' Thanks to Big DataJune 22, 2015
- Many believe that Fantasy Sports Betting (FSB) is the next immensely popular online game, similar to the arrival of Poker a decade ago, and the incredible growth of the industry in the USA is the best proof of that.
NFL Implements RFID Chips for Better Statistical RepresentationNovember 3, 2014
- Radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips have long been used in the commerce sector when companies want to track all kinds of different statistics that have to do with their products. Now the RFID chip is setting foot in the sports arena in a very big way thanks to a partnership between the NFL and Zebra Technologies. This partnership was first forged a couple of years ago but it has gone into full force this season with RFID chips embedded on the bodies of every player and referee.
Wheelings & Dealings: Strava Raises $18.5 Million in VC Funding as Fitness Industry Set for Rapid GrowthOctober 31, 2014
- According to Re/code, Strava has just raised $18.5 million in venture capital funding. The funds are to help the company become more of a factor internationally and lead the way as a social medium for endurance athletes. It also comes at a time when wearable fitness is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years.
Football's On: Where's my Smartphone?October 8, 2014
- As the leaves change color and the temperature drops, there is one thing on the minds of millions of Americans: Football. Yes, the game has been all over media outlets from CNN to ESPN with negative news, but the sport's popularity has not suffered. The National Football League (NFL) is a multi-billion dollar industry with its presence felt in multiple arenas (pardon the pun), and the influx of mobile technology and social media are showing the popularity. A recent survey by RadiumOne reported some interesting statistics on NFL fan's mobile device behavior.
i.TV Launches Sports Prediction Application for iOSSeptember 12, 2014
- Sports and technology are becoming more and more synonymous as we get further into the 21st century. Sometimes, the tech goes along with sports in the form of the more functional, such as when talking about Wi-Fi in a stadium. Other times, the technology is more along the lines of entertainment, such as when crowd optic teamed up with the Philadelphia Eagles. Now, i.TV has launched a mobile application that has a different kind of spin on the melding of entertainment, sports and the mobile platform.
DISH Makes ESPN Fantasy Football App on HopperSeptember 8, 2014
- The opening weekend of the NFL was welcomed by tens of millions of fans and virtually every industry in the United States. The franchise has a following made up of a wide range of consumers covering almost all demographics. Everything associated with the NFL seems to be a homerun success, including its fantasy football league.
US Open Using IBM Technology to Deliver up to the Minute DataAugust 29, 2014
- If there is one thing the emergence of big data has pointed out is information can be collected from everywhere, and analyzed to provide insight. Sports thrive on the smallest data point being analyzed to the umpteenth degree to find ways to improve the performance, and the convergence of sports and big data has got to be sports statistician heaven. This year at the US Open, held in Flushing Meadows, New York, IBM and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) are teaming up to give fans a memorable experience, whether they are at Arthur Ashe stadium, on TV or streaming a match on their mobile device.