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SBD/November 14, 2013/Media
Published November 14, 2013
FANATICS GOES MOBILE: ALL THINGS DIGITAL's Jason Del Rey reported online retailer Fanatics recently "poached Groupon’s mobile GM David Katz to build a mobile product team" in S.F. and launch Android and iPhone apps, which "just hit their respective app stores on Friday." Katz said that the company "prioritized smartphone apps over tablet apps because it already had a website that worked well on tablets (though it will likely release an iPad app next year)." Del Rey noted the app right now "does what you’d hope it would: It lets you easily browse by team and product type with just a few finger swipes." Katz: "We want to do a much better job of using information on games in the app. Knowing what games are going on, being location-aware if you’re at the game, making sure we tailor the experience to people when they are most excited about the sport" (ALLTHINGSD.com, 11/12).
TRUE INJURED IN CRASH: In Milwaukee, Bob Wolfley reports Marquette Univ. basketball radio announcer and WAUK-AM host Steve True was hurt in a car accident yesterday and is "being treated for a serious head injury." He is in his 20th season as voice of Marquette's basketball team, and he joined Good Karma Broadcasting in '05, becoming co-host of a weekday afternoon show on the station (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 11/14).