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Mashable

What to watch in esports: $100,000 'Overwatch' tournament charges onward

Schedule Gaming
$4,000,000 Undisclosed
GeekWire

Vicis raises another $4M as it prepares to equip teams with high-tech football helmet

Sports Funding
TechJuice

YouTube introduces ā€œSuper Chatā€, a tool for creators to make money

The Verge , TechCrunch , TNW , +3

YouTube launches Super Chat, a tool that lets you pay to pin comments on live streams

The Verge

After day one, AI is crushing humanity at poker

Mashable

Uber dives into content for the first time with Manchester United partnership

Business Insider

This data shows how the rise of Netflix might be hurting the NFL

Video streaming Sports Stock markets
VentureBeat

Blizzard bans 10,000 Overwatch ā€˜nukingā€™ cheaters in SouthĀ Korea

GeekWire

Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures attempt to patent a high-tech football helmet

Sports Funding
Adweek

Thrilled With Its Super Bowl Debut Last Year, Buick Returns for an Encore

CNET

CES 2017 shows live VR is no longer a blurry, awful mess

The Verge

This AI can supposedly beat experts at No-Limit Texas Holdā€™em poker

TechCrunch

Elon Musk plays Overwatch, thinks storytelling is neglected in modernĀ games

Wired UK

Motorsport invests in Formula E to boost the sport's popularity

Driving
Adweek

ESPN Anchors Can't Pull Off This NBA Star's Signature Style in New SportsCenter Ad

ZDNet

CES exhibitors bet big on measuring, analyzing human performance

Robotics Fitness Sports
Acquisition
e27

Golf course aggregator GolfLan acquires Singapore rival GolfGreedy

VentureBeat

Hearthstoneā€™s Winter Championship will fly south to the Bahamas ā€” with a $250,000 prizeĀ purse

$2,300,000 Seed fund
FinSMEs

The Athletic Raises $2.3M in Seed Funding

Techvibes

Startup TikTiks Upgrades Marketplace for Sports Fans to Sell Tickets from Anywhere to Anyone

Technology
Wired UK

Entertainment, news or real life? Live streaming is complicated

Adweek

Turner Just Launched a Full-Service, In-House Sports Marketing Agency for Brands

Advertising Sports Apps & Services
ZDNet

ā€‹AlphaGo returns upgraded, wins 60 straight games online

ZDNet

Penrith Panthers get flashy with new storage trio

Seed fund
uncrate , bbc , road.cc , +5

Volata Bike

Adweek

Will Ken Bone Be Mountain Dew's Next Puppy Monkey Baby in This Year's Super Bowl?

Mashable

Now you can watch the NBA in VR using Google's Daydream View

Mashable

Here's the first Periscope live 360 video taken underwater

@ruhanirabin via The Verge

The SpeedX Unicorn smart bikeā€™s frame will automatically smooth out your ride

Acquisition
yahoo , businesswire

Blue Star Sports Acquires CaptainU to Expand Youth Sports Footprint

Adweek

Honda's CR-V Will Make Its Third Super Bowl Appearance in This Year's Game

The Verge

Welcome to The Bachelor fantasy league: the only sport that matters

Adweek

Why Yahoo Shared an Investor Meeting in Omaha With the World

Sports Strategy
$20,000,000 Private equity
vcaonline

Venture Capital Access Online | Venture Capital News

Funding
Business Insider

Samsung is caught up in South Korea's presidential scandal over sponsorship of an 'equestrian princess'

CNET

Uber driver insults famous football coach (who's the passenger)

Adweek

KFC Will Bring Gaming to Instagram With the 'Kentucky Fried Football Challenge'

Wired UK

Overwatch could get new maps and more playable heroes in 2017

Mashable

This runner is using Strava to create delightfully festive patterns

Robotics Fitness
Bloomberg

Could the Netflix of Sports Take on Murdochā€™s Sky?

Sports Video streaming
SiliconANGLE Media

Facebook Mentions app for public figures gets new Live broadcasting features - SiliconANGLE

Sports New
PhoneArena

Final Fantasy and other Square Enix games are on sale until January 5 (iOS and Android)

Gaming Apps Sports
Acquisition
businesswire , yahoo , itbriefing

Blue Star Sports Acquires RaceWire | Business Wire

Ars Technica

Beam streaming increases bit rates, resolutions to compete with Twitch

Wired UK

Overwatch confirms first lesbian character

TechMoran

Safaricom announces a KES16 million title sponsorship of the 2016 Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA).

Sports Awards
CNET

Overwatch names its first LGBT character

Film Gaming Diversity
SiliconANGLE Media

Facebook launches Live Audio for podcast and radio enthusiasts - SiliconANGLE

VentureBeat

Talent agency startup aims to represent esports pros and Twitch and YouTubeĀ stars

Sports Apps & Services Technology
Acquisition
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