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Israeli Sports Platforms Turning Fans Into Content Creators

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 07 / 16

Thousands of amateur sports writers across 13 countries "are using the 90min and 12up platforms from Israeli sports media and technology company Minute Media to produce, publish and share more than 15,000 pieces of curated interactive content in 10 languages every month," according to Abigail Klein ...

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