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Yahoo Announces Plans To Develop Daily Fantasy Game To Rival FanDuel, DraftKings

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 22 / 15

Yahoo during its earnings report last night indicated that it is developing a daily fantasy game that will debut this summer, placing the company in direct competition against established operators FanDuel and DraftKings. Already a major player in traditional fantasy sports, Yahoo has been silent fo...

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SportsBusiness Daily: The Whistle To Debut Content On NBCSN

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM Partners With App Outfit Shazam

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SportsBusiness Daily: USA Today Group, Perform Reach Deal

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SportsBusiness Daily: Verizon Exec Shares Advertising Insight

In the second session on “Marketing from the C-Suite,” from the IMG Sports Marketing Symposium '12, Verizon Wireless VP & CMO Tami Erwin discussed new products, measuring ROI and the company’s deal with the NFL. Verizon is the largest single buyer in sports advertising, with ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: EA Sports Sells 4.5 Million Copies Of "FIFA 13"

EA Sports said this afternoon it has sold more than 4.5 million copies globally of its "FIFA Soccer 13" video game in its first five days of release. The total, more than 1 million units above the comparable sales total for last year's version, further extends a powerful run for what is the most pop ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Turner Sports Unveils Mobile Baseball App

Turner Sports this afternoon unveiled "TBS Social Dugout," a new mobile gaming application designed to tie into the network's upcoming coverage of the MLB postseason. The app, available for iOS and Android platforms, will most notably feature a predictive social game in which users project upcoming ...

SportsBusiness Journal: SI delivers rebuilt mobile site

Sports Illustrated today will debut a substantially reworked mobile website, representing one of the first major projects of Jim DeLorenzo, new SI.com vice president and general manager. Though a regular fixture among the most-trafficked U.S. sports websites, SI’s smartphone presence to dat ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: USA Today Sports Pulse goes local

USA Today Sports this week is beginning a broad rollout of USA Today Sports Pulse, an online syndication strategy delivering national content to its battery of more than 100 Gannett Co. local newspaper and TV station websites. The new content strategy will provide sports material from USA Today, ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: MLB wild card brings wild times

MLB is venturing into what it calls “uncharted territory” for its new wild card playoff round, as the single-game knockout contests set for Friday creates a dizzying array of logistical challenges. League and team officials, broadcaster Turner Sports and other business partners last w ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: EA Sports Not Releasing "NBA Live" Game

EA Sports said late Thursday it will not release a title for its troubled basketball franchise "NBA Live" at all this year, extending its absence from the simulation basketball gaming market to a third full year. The video game publisher announced plans two weeks ago to delay a retail release of "NB ...

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