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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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Innovate Aquires Wexford Park Rights

Wexford Park has become the latest Gaelic Athletic Association stadium "to be signed up for naming rights," according to Martin Breheny of the IRISH INDEPENDENT. Innovate, a technology company with strong Wexford connections, "has struck a four-year deal with the Wexford County Board to be the title ...

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Anfield Moves Memorial Gates To Storage

The Bill Shankly Memorial Gates, "Liverpool's permanent tribute to the legendary manager, have been removed to ensure their safety as improvements are made to Anfield," according to Michael Gadd of the London DAILY MAIL. The gates "were carefully removed and taken to safe storage on Tuesday while ma ...

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NRL Turns Attention To Titans' Stadium

The National Rugby League "has been behind the wheel at the Gold Coast Titans for only a few days," but it has already started discussions centered around the club's future at CBUS Stadium, according to Phil Lutton of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. After being declared insolvent and handing its license ...

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Nürburgring Would Accept Financial Loss

A Nürburgring official said that the racetrack "would be OK with taking a financial hit for hosting this year's German F1 Grand Prix," according to the SID. While the future of this year's German race "remains unclear," Capricorn Nürburgring Managing Dir Carsten Schumacher said, "We've sai ...

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Football League Says No To Turf

The Football League has announced that its clubs have "decided against the reintroduction of artificial pitches," according to the PA. A vote by clubs on the matter in November "resulted in a tie with a second vote at St George's Park last week deciding not to pursue a move away from grass pitches a ...

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Russian stadium and infrastructure build for the 2018 World Cup "reported good news with information that the preparation work required for the Yekaterinburg stadium was proceeding ahead of schedule." The existing Central Stadium on the site has to be "first dismantled before work can begin in earne ...

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Man City To Build Its Own Power Station

Man City could be set to build a sub-station on the site of its state-of-the-art training complex as "off-field developments continue," according to Ricky Charlesworth of the London DAILY MIRROR. The club is in discussions to "construct a sub-station nearby their state-of-the-art Etihad Campus train ...

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Tottenham Stadium Gets Go-Ahead

Tottenham Hotspur cleared the "final legal hurdle on Friday to build a 56,000 capacity stadium" when a High Court judge granted the club the right to buy a piece of land that had been "preventing construction," according to Aliya Ram of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Justice Dove rejected an appeal by Archway ...

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Crystal Palace To Upgrade Security

EPL side Crystal Palace will upgrade its "security measures this weekend after two missile throwing incidents in as many games at Selhurst Park," according to Sami Mokbel of the London DAILY MAIL. The south London club has "launched investigations in two separate incidents of objects being thrown on ...

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Chinese Golf Club Accused Of Ignoring Ban

A luxury golf club in suburban Shanghai that charges membership fees as high as 1.46M yuan ($233,400) "was still running on Monday, though it had been exposed as being illegally built and operated for four years," according to Wang Zhenghua of CHINA DAILY. In a report published on Sunday, Xinhua ac ...

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