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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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Kaká Set To Be MLS's Highest-Paid Player

Former Brazilian int'l Kaká "is set to be Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player" with a base salary of $6.6M from Orlando City, according to the AP. Including "a pro-rated share of compensation not specified to a specific year, the Brazilian attacker’s total earnings rise to a ...

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Nike Q1 Revenue Up 15% From 2013

Nike on Thursday reported Q1 revenues of $8B, a 15% increase “over the same period last year,” according to Allan Brettman of the Portland OREGONIAN. Profits in Q1 rose 23% to $962M from $779M during the same period last year. Revenues for Nike’s Converse brand were up 16% to $575M ...

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NBA 3X Draws Big Crowd In Mexico City

Related story : NBA Latin America VP Discusses Argentina Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera inaugurated the final stage of the NBA 3X 3-on-3 series, "considered the biggest in the world with participation from more than 11,200 players," according to NOTIMEX. Mancera sa ...

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Cain Hoy Opts Against Tottenham Bid

U.S. investment group Cain Hoy pulled its potential bid for Tottenham, leaving the club "free to pursue its funding plans for a new stadium," according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The group, backed by Guggenheim Capital, "emerged two weeks ago as a potential suitor for Spurs," saying tha ...

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LMB Diablos Rojos Choose Venue For '15

Related story: Diablos Rojos To Have New Stadium By '16 Next year, while a new stadium is being built for '16, Mexican Baseball League (LMB) club Diablos Rojos will play its home games at Mexico City's Fray Nano stadium, according to Salvador Rodríguez of ESPN. The news ...

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Turnkey Reveals Men, Women Dichotomy

Turnkey Search Senior VP Carolyne Savini and Turnkey Intelligence Senior VP Steve Seiferheld co-presented the results of a study titled “Gender In Sports Business: Industry Perspectives on Where Women Stand in Hiring and Career Advancement,” at the 2014 Game Changers conference in NY. On ...

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Pavlova Wants Ads On NBA Jerseys

"I probably am branded bossy more than I am branded nice. But that’s the price of getting things done sometimes." -- Onexim President Irina Pavlova Fan experience, interactivity and advertising on jerseys were among the topics covered by Onexim Sports & Entertainment President Iri ...

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Kei Nishikori's Success Lands Windfalls

Kei Nishikori's "trail-blazing wins for Japanese tennis in the U.S. Open" over the past week are landing "big marketing victories for sponsors including a fashion retailer and a watch brand as surprised as anyone at his historic feat," according to Chang-Ran Kim of REUTERS. The "surprise win" over w ...

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Fox Sports Unveils Multimatch 90 Show

Fox Sports introduced Multimatch 90, a live whip-around show airing during UEFA Champions League group stage play and formatted to bring viewers every goal and big play in near real time from the eight matches being contested simultaneously. Fox Soccer Exec Producer Jonty Whitehead said, "One of the ...

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FIFA Asks Watson For Arrest Explanation

FIFA "asked for an explanation from a member of its financial watchdog who was arrested on suspicion of corruption and money-laundering in the Cayman Islands," according to Simon Evans of REUTERS. Canover Watson, one of eight members of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee and a VP of the Car ...

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