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Gannett Ventures Into Oculus' Virtual Reality To Aid News Coverage

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 19 / 15

Gannett Digital today is debuting a significant effort around news coverage aided by virtual-reality content. A new mobile app now available for the iOS and Android platforms, VRstories, will feature videos of news events shot using Oculus Rift VR technology. Among the initial deployments is coverag...

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN To Stress Social Media In Upfront

ESPN today will hold its annual upfront in N.Y., which will be hosted by the net's  Sage Steele and Mike Greenberg . Several social media-related initiatives are among the planned announcements, including a "strategic collaboration" with Twitter to offer interactive programming around major s ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Beane Talks Objective Decision Making

A's GM Billy Beane said teams staying healthy represent the new undervalued asset in the industry, similar to how his club sought to exploit on-base percentage in the early days of "Moneyball." Speaking this morning at a Yahoo event for N.Y.'s Internet Week, Beane said, "Health is the No. 1 indica ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Cubs add cards to Social Media Night

The Chicago Cubs on Wednesday will hold their first Social Media Night, and the club will try to add a new wrinkle to an increasingly common event by issuing Twitter-oriented baseball cards. The Cubs’ cards feature their act ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Journal: For Citi, All-Star is almost official

MLB and the New York Mets finally are planning to announce as soon as this week that Citi Field will be the site for the 2013 All-Star Game, industry sources said, at last giving formal confirmation to one of the sport’s worst-kept secrets. For more than a year, Citi Field has been the wide ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Daily: 2k Sports Names Winner In "MLB 2K12" Challenge

Twenty-year-old Chris Gilmore of Orlando, Fla., Thursday night won $1M in 2K Sports' "MLB 2K12" Perfect Game Challenge, the third winner in the video game publisher's annual prize to promote its baseball title. Unlike the first two efforts, in which the $1M contest was a race to complete the first v ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB.com Jumps To Fifth In April ComScore Ranks

The April comScore reach rankings of the most-trafficked U.S. sports sites included several notable shifts from March, continuing a period of marked change within the industry. Yahoo held its typical slot atop the list with a total of 47.6 million unique visitors. But MLB jumped from 12th in the Mar ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB To Help Build Houses After Tornadoes

MLB, the Players Trust and league sponsor State Farm today announced a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Int’l to build a total of nine new homes in Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., each of which were hit by significant tornadoes last year. Two of the nine houses will be framed this July ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Dodgers To Pay Charles Steinberg $1.01M

Current Red Sox Senior Advisor Dr. Charles Steinberg will receive $1.01M in severance pay from the Dodgers as a result of a ruling today by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. Steinberg had been battling with the Dodgers in court for several months over the amount of back pay owed to him follow ...

SportsBusiness Daily: CSN Draws Record Traffic To Websites

Comcast SportsNet posted a company-record 2.67 million combined visits and a combined 6.2 million visits for its local websites during the week of April 23-29, according to internal data. The totals, driven in part by news related to the NFL Draft and NBA and Stanley Cup Playoffs, narrowly beat out ...

Tags: Media, Comcast Corp.

SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Opens Tech Office In India

ESPN has opened an office for its Emerging Technology team in Bangalore, India, the unit's first int'l location. The Bangalore office, also home to ESPN's Cricinfo.com, will help service ESPN's internal sports data repository, the sports data unit supplying ESPN's various television and digital outl ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

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