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Eric Fisher

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

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Time Inc. Acquires Three Companies That Will Form Basis Of SI Play Youth Sports Unit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 07 / 15

SI parent company Time Inc. is making a large entry into the youth sports and registration space with the acquisition of three companies that will form the base of a new operating unit called SI Play, according to industry sources. Time Inc. is purchasing SportsSignup, a New York-based company that ...

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