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Eric Fisher

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

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Mark Cuban Among Group That Has Raised $7M For ESports Company Unikrn

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 15

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban is part of an investor group that has raised $7M for Unikrn, a Seattle-based eSports company that allows for legal wagering around competitive video game matches and tournaments. Cuban participated in the funding round along with Binary Capital, Advancit Capital, Freelands...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Gannett Ventures Into Oculus' Virtual Reality

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04/17/15
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Sets Digital Media Records

The NBA said it reached several new records across its digital media assets. In addition to previously disclosed achievements in social media assets, NBA.com and NBA Mobile reached a combined 16.7 billion page views and 4.2 billion video views during the '14-15 regular season, up 9% from the prior y ...

04/15/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Scott Cutler Named StubHub President

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, StubHub

04/14/15
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Sees Unique Visitors Spike In March

ESPN in March rebounded in monthly comScore sports rankings for multi-platform digital reach, reaching 80.5 million unique visitors. The figure, representing ESPN's 13th straight monthly win, is up 8% from a nine-month low posted in February and up 17% from its March '14 total. While much of the res ...

Tags: Media

04/14/15
SportsBusiness Daily: CineSport Creates Digital Studio Division

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04/13/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Comments show misgivings on gambling

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Tags: World Congress of Sports, Events and Attractions

04/13/15
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB makes the connection

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Tags: In-Depth, Facilities

04/10/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Branded Websites Likely To Grow In The Future

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Tags: World Congress of Sports

04/09/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Top Journalists Discuss Social Media

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SportsBusiness Daily: Top League Execs Discuss Leveraging Digital Platforms

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