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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Which tech is this former commish investing in?

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 24 / 17

NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern last week unveiled an investment and advisory participation in Sportscastr.Live, a New York-based video streaming startup that allows users to insert themselves as color commentators and customize the graphics presentation. The move marked the latest in a strin...

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