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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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10/30/14
Football Notes

Liga Indonesia football teams PSS and PSIS "scored five own goals collectively while both trying to lose a group match against each other, allegedly to prevent meeting Borneo FC in the finals stage," a team believed to be backed by the country's mafia. Footage of the sedate league match on Sund ...

Tags: International Football

10/29/14
Blatter Says Russia Way Ahead In WC Prep

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday that Russia is "seriously ahead in preparations for the World Cup 2018 in comparison to Brazil," according to RIA NOVOSTI. Blatter: "Concerning the report I have received ... we are far in advance [compared to Brazil]." Blatter said he "fully supports ho ...

Tags: International Football, Russia

10/29/14
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 ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

10/29/14
IOC, FIFA Agree To Prevent Clash

IOC VP Craig Reedie said that the presidents of the IOC and FIFA have "made an agreement" that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not overlap with the Winter Olympics, according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. Last month, European Club Association Vice Chair Umberto Gandini suggested that "the Wint ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

10/29/14
Football Notes

UEFA has "acted to reduce the punishments" handed out to Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow for the repeated racist behavior of its fans. The Russian club was ordered to pay a fine of €200,000 ($254,000) "and play their next three home games in European competition behind closed doors." Bu ...

Tags: International Football

10/28/14
Ghana Disqualified From U17 African Cup

"Will Ghana be deprived of the final stage of the 2015 African U-17 Championship? This is where things are headed after the announcement of the Black Starlets’ exclusion" from the competition that they qualified for a month ago, according to AFRICA TOP SPORTS. The Confederation of African Foo ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

10/28/14
Liga MX Chivas Fans Rewarded

Liga MX side Chivas Guadalajara fans who attended the team's game against Tijuana on Sunday "will be able to attend the club's next home game for free thanks to a promotion" led by Chivas execs, according to LA AFICION. After Chivas tied Tijuana 3-3, the fans who were in attendance will be able to a ...

Tags: International Football

10/28/14
Capello Angers Russian Legislators

Russia national football coach Fabio Capello "incurred the wrath of Russian legislators after declining an invitation to a State Duma session on Monday that was discussing the 2018 World Cup finals," according to Dmitriy Rogovitskiy of REUTERS. The 68-year-old Italian, "under fire already" over hi ...

Tags: International Football, Russia

10/28/14
Nigeria Faces FIFA Suspension

Nigeria faces another suspension from FIFA "that would not be lifted until May, putting the country out of the running for a place at 2015 African Nations Cup finals," according to Nick Said of REUTERS. The Jos High Court ruled last Thursday that "the Nigeria Football Federation elections on Sept. ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

10/28/14
Football Notes

League One side Gillingham has been charged with race victimization by the FA after it "refused to pay medical bills" for an injured black striker. The club and Chair Paul Scally "have been charged over the dismissal of retired striker Mark McCammon after the football governing body judged its rules ...

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