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

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Cox Enterprises Acquires Mobile Tech Company Experience For More Than $200M

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 18 / 14

Learn more about EXPERIENCE Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises has acquired mobile technology outfit Experience in a deal valued at more than $200M. Experience, formed in early ’12, is best known for mobile ticket and experiential upgrades at sports events, working with a wide variety ...

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