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Levi's Stadium Tech Developer VenueNext Pursuing New Business

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 18 / 14

Palo Alto-based firm VenueNext, which developed the technology at Levi’s Stadium, today officially announced the pursuit of new business tied to its mobile platform. The Yorks , who own the 49ers, have financially backed VenueNext through the family’s Aurum Partners LLC investment firm....

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