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

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Twitter Stumbles In Q2, But Dorsey Touts Live Video Deals

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 27 / 16

Wall Street late yesterday deepened its long-running skepticism of Twitter, sending shares down by nearly 11% in after-hours trading after the S.F.-based company posted another round of disappointing earnings for Q2. Twitter said it has grown to 313 million monthly active users, up 3% year-over-year...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Yankees' Levine Credits StubHub's Cutler

Yankees President Randy Levine today said the club’s six-plus-year ticket resale partnership with StubHub would not have been possible prior to last year’s appointment of company President Scott Cutler . The deal, containing financial guarantees worth in excess of $100M, was largely f ...

SportsBusiness Daily: StubHub, Yankees To Announce Partnership

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SportsBusiness Journal: MLB pumps up All-Star Game volume

Major League Baseball is making its longest list of changes to the All-Star Game in nearly a decade, further enlarging the scope of the midsummer classic as it reaches San Diego next month. The core ballpark events scheduled for July 10-12 at Petco Park will be joined this year by an array of new ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Daily: Bleacher Report Creates Pop-Up Shop

Bleacher Report yesterday opened to the public a pop-up retail shop and fan experience in N.Y.'s SoHo neighborhood. Developed in partnership with streetwear brand Kith, the location called "#BR99" will be open daily through June 30 offering custom-made Bleacher Report gear, a lounge area and present ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Turner Sports

SportsBusiness Daily: SI Play Portal To Get Early July Relaunch

SI is finalizing an early July broad relaunch of SI Play, the youth sports registration portal it has been developing over the past year. SI Play will seek to collate typically disparate functions in the youth space, including registration, scheduling, coaching background checks, statistics and cont ...

Tags: Media, Sports Illustrated

SportsBusiness Daily: Sportradar Inks Live-Data Deal With FanServ

Sports data outfit Sportradar has struck a partnership with California-based FanServ to create a new real-time digital advertising platform that connects to Sportradar's live sports data. The new product, branded SportServ, will serve up ads based on a wide array of customizable, real-time data trig ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: Gametime Debuts Social-Based Ticket Exchange

S.F.-based mobile ticketing company Gametime today is introducing a new socially oriented buying and selling feature called Connect. Using Facebook Connect data and prior purchase histories, users will be able to select “Join Friend” within Gametime’s listing and see where others i ...

Tags: Facilities

SportsBusiness Daily: MASN Re-Files Bid Opposing Move Back To RSDC

MASN late Friday filed with the N.Y. Supreme Court new paperwork opposing a bid by the Nationals and MLB to send the long-running media rights dispute back to the league’s Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee. As it has in the past, the Orioles-controlled MASN argued such a return to the RSDC ...

Tags: Media, MASN, Washington Nationals, MLB

SportsBusiness Journal: Baseball backers have MLB-Olympics plan

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. World baseball organizers are developing a scaled-down, one-week tournament format in hopes of landing major league players if the sport returns to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 as expected. The format, four days shorter than ...

Tags: Olympics

SportsBusiness Journal: SI plans basketball-focused site

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Tags: Media

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