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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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Scottish Premiership side Motherwell "will delay the appointment of a new manager until ownership issues surrounding the Fir Park outfit have been resolved." Supporter group The Well Society said that it remains "hopeful of completing a deal to bring the club into community ownership" ( STV, 11/17 ...

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Caterham Raises $2.9M To Race In Final

The Caterham F1 team said that "it raised enough money from a crowd-funding website to compete at the Nov. 23 season-ending race in Abu Dhabi," according to Alex Duff of BLOOMBERG. The team was seeking to raise £2.35M ($3.7M) on Crowdcube Ltd.’s website. The team had raised £1.87M ...

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Ex-Player Creates Campaign To Buy Club

Scottish Championship side Hibernian has "welcomed the creation of a fans campaign led by club legend Pat Stanton to buy the Edinburgh club," according to the BBC. Club CEO Leeann Dempster said, "We look forward to having a positive conversation with BuyHibs so that we can understand their proposals ...

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Rugby Club Looking For Talent In Asia

French rugby club Racing Metro is "hoping to identify a young player from Hong Kong and turn that talent into a Top 14 league player," according to Kevin Kung of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Confirming the club's interest in broadening its appeal in Hong Kong, Racing Metro CEO Arnaud Tourtoulou sai ...

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Frankfurt Looking For Several Investors

Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt "is looking to attract several investors to secure its long-term future in Germany's top flight," according to T-ONLINE. However, in comparison to league rivals Hertha Berlin or Hamburg SV the club is not looking for a single major investor but several investors. ...

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Scottish Rangers Fans Question Bailout

Scottish Championship side Rangers fans on Wednesday "demanded greater transparency" from club shareholder Mike Ashley and "told the board to stop blaming them for their financial woes," according to McLeod & Ralston of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. A new marketing deal, welcomed by the board as a ...

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Caterham F1 To Fall Short Of Target

Caterham F1's "remarkable" attempt to "fund their place on the grid in Abu Dhabi appears doomed, with little more than 24 hours" to raise £1M ($1.57M), according to Daniel Johnson of the London TELEGRAPH. The "beleaguered team," which is in administration and has "not paid staff in nearly two ...

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Parma Takeover Talks Reportedly Stall

Albanian oil tycoon Rezart Taci’s Parma takeover "is reportedly not progressing," after his first offer "failed to meet Tommaso Ghirardi’s valuation of the club," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. The Albanian "has been increasingly reported this week as in talks with Ghirardi over buying a ...

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Record Attendance Adds To Bottom Line

A-League side Sydney FC's match against Melbourne Victory on Saturday "is set to break the club's combined record attendance for an opening four home games of the season, but the true value is in the difference to their bottom line," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Sydney's ...

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Consortium Interested In Tottenham

A new U.S. consortium has targeted a Tottenham takeover -- as Chair Daniel Levy "faces further flak over his stewardship of the club," according to Martin Lipton of the London MIRROR. The club believed that it was "being used when newly-formed American investment firm Cain Hoy went public" on its in ...

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