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

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Hudl Acquires Fellow Video Analysis Software Brand Sportstec

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 27 / 15

Hudl, a Nebraska-based software developer of video analysis tools for players and coaches, has entered into an agreement to acquire Sportstec, a similar company headquartered in Australia. The deal, coming on the heels of a $72.5M Series C round of venture funding announced in April, is designed to ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Whistle Signs Multiyear Deal With USSA

Youth sports digital programmer The Whistle has continued its recent courting of league partnerships, signing a multiyear agreement with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association to develop a series of original video programming. The alignment bears similarity to other pacts The Whistle has struck in ...

Tags: Media

12/12/13
On The Ground: Athletics in Transition: The Realities of Conference Realignment

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Tags: Football, IMG, Big East, ACC, SEC

12/12/13
SportsBusiness Daily: IAF: ADs Happy With Realignment Results

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Tags: Events and Attractions

12/12/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Marathon Bombing Tops Twitter Rankings

Twitter said today that the Boston Marathon bombing in April represented this year’s most heavily tweeted sports-related event, narrowly defeating the NBA Finals in June between the Heat and Spurs. The Marathon generated 27.8 million total tweets, peaking at 44,000 tweets per minute at 3:14pm ...

Tags: Media, Twitter

12/12/13
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB's Dan Halem Promoted

MLB today announced that Commissioner BUD SELIG has promoted DAN HALEM to Exec VP/Labor Relations. Halem, who has been with MLB since ’07, will continue to report to league COO ROB MANFRED . He previously served as Senior VP & General Counsel/Labor. Hired to replace current Pirates Pr ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, MLB

12/10/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Bloomberg Sports Inks Deal With Phizzle

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12/09/13
SportsBusiness Daily: LockerDome Relaunching Site Today

St. Louis-based social media outfit LockerDome today will debut a substantial relaunch of its site, reworking it to be based entirely on personal interests as opposed to personal or business contacts. The debut of the new LockerDome.com, dubbed LockerDome 3.0, also shifts the company beyond just spo ...

Tags: Media

12/09/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Jags exec Tony Khan invests in TruMedia

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Tags: Finance

12/05/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Yankees Still Want To Be Under Luxury Tax

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SportsBusiness Daily: Spotlight TMS, Ticketmaster Reach Deal

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