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Eric Fisher

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

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Tech entrepreneur builds data business around sports fans’ fear of missing out, especially that epic game

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 27 / 17

Mark Phillip, founder and chief executive of Austin-based Are You Watching This, has staked his professional life around the concept of FOMO. Fear of missing out is the underbelly of the technology company, which has quietly built over the past decade a growing business developing excitement rati...

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