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Qualcomm's Wireless Charging Technology Used In Formula E To Hit Market Within 3 Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 02 / 15

Qualcomm expects its wireless charging technology will hit car showrooms within three years, according to a company official. Wireless charging, which is currently being tested in Formula E, will soon appear on tick sheets right next to car color and upholstery, said Graeme Davison, Qualcomm's VP of...

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DEB Counts On DEL For Financial Help

Related story: DEB Denies Rumors Of Financial Collapse The financially struggling German Hockey Federation (DEB) "is continuing to hope for the support of the German Hockey League (DEL) in its fight for survival," according to SPORT1. The DEL "is expected to return under the um ...

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Germany Decides To Bid On 2024 Games

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) "has decided the country will bid on hosting the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics," according to the BAYERISCHER RUNDFUNK. Either Germany's capital, Berlin, or Hamburg "would host the Games should the German bid be successful." The DOSB exec board members ...

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Osnabrück Reports €137K Loss For '13-14

German 3rd League football club VfL Osnabrück "has released its financial numbers for the '13-14 season," according to the NEUE OSNABRÜCKER ZEITUNG. The club reported a loss of €137,000 during the '13-14 season. It originally calculated with a loss of €765,000, but income of &eur ...

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Freiburg Reports Record Profits For '13-14

Bundesliga side SC Freiburg "has released its financial numbers for the '13-14 season, in which the club generated record profits," according to the SID. Freiburg announced at its annual general meeting that it generated a profit of €12.8M during the previous season, "largely due to its Europa ...

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Real Madrid Partners With IPIC

Real Madrid agreed to a long-term strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi’s Int'l Petroleum Investment Co. "which it expects will strengthen the club’s status as the world’s richest and also help fund a planned stadium overhaul," according to REUTERS. IPIC said that both parties "agre ...

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POPB To Find 'Naming' Partner By Early '15

The management of Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, which "started an extensive facelift" in March that is due to be completed in September ’15, "hopes to find a 'naming' partner in early ’15," according to the AFP. During a press conference on Tuesday, POPB General Dir Julien Collette ...

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Barcelona Tops Homegrown Talent Table

New research by the CIES Football Observatory revealed that Barcelona has "produced more footballers currently playing in Europe's top leagues than any other club," according to Dermot Corrigan of ESPN. There are 43 different players who have come through Barca's La Masia academy currently "plying t ...

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Canal+ CEO: BeIN Sports Is A Good Thing

Canal+ CEO Bertrand Méheut on Tuesday said that "the arrival of beIN sports into French sports broadcasting was not that troublesome for the TV station," according to L’EQUIPE. While Canal+ was "never happy with the limitless investments in TV rights" by beIN Sports, Mé ...

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World Cup Title Results In $5.7M Profit

Germany's fourth World Cup title "has not only been a sporting success but also from a financial standpoint," according to the SID. The German Football Federation (DFB) has generated a profit of €4.5M ($5.7M) due to its triumph in Brazil. The federation originally calculated a profit of €3 ...

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Stuttgart Plans To Raise Up To $102M

Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart is hoping to generate up to €80M ($102M) "from the sale of club shares after a proposed separation of the pro football department from the main club," according to the SID. Club President Bernd Wahler and Supervisory Board Chair Joachim Schmidt "announced the plans ...

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