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DICE Awards: Blizzard’s Overwatch takes Game of the Year

Gaming Awards
Mashable

Twitch streamer and father of 3 dies 22 hours into charity stream

Family Sports
VentureBeat

How Overwatch became Blizzard’s most hopeful and accessible world

Business Insider

This founder who sold a startup for $200 million wants to build the next ESPN out of smartphone footage

VentureBeat

Startup Huuuge Games finds way to grow huge in social casino games

Earnings Sports Gaming
GeekWire

Major League Baseball streaming service taps Amazon Video exec to lead BAMTech

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Wareable

Strava launches native Apple Watch app for iPhone-free workouts

Fitness Apps
Silicon Beat , VentureBeat

Facebook in talks with MLB to live stream games, report says

Adweek

StubHub Is Doubling Down on Experiential Activations at Live Events

Startup events Sports
GeekWire

How NASCAR will use Snapchat’s Spectacles at this weekend’s Daytona 500

Driving Sports Advertising
Wareable

​How to connect Garmin and Strava

Fitness Productivity
CNET

NBA head: Player's flat Earth tease was commentary on fake news

GeekWire

Topgolf comes to Seattle: Testing the driving range-meets-bowling-alley concept at Safeco Field

PhoneArena

Buy an unlocked 16GB Moto G4 Play for $99.99 from B&H Photo

Mobile devices
TechCrunch

Twitter snags Showtime as a live-streaming partner (but just for a boxing match)

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Technical.ly

Loyola Blakefield makes finals in national cyber competition Baltimore

Adweek

Instagram Artists Illustrate That Slam Dunks Are Poetry in Motion for NBA TV

$15,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
FinSMEs

Plays.tv Raises $15m in Series A Funding

Funding Sports
PE Hub

Shasta Ventures leads Series A round for Plays.tv

Funding Data leaks
Adweek

Kris Bryant Gets Pranked by an Undercover Greg Maddux in This Fun Stunt by Red Bull

TechCrunch

Twitter adds Periscope’s live videos to its Top Trends

Adweek

Q&A: Sports Illustrated Editor Chris Stone on Scoops, Social and the Swimsuit Issue

VentureBeat

Overwatch with a GoldenEye 64 skin looks crazy fun

$2,000,000 Venture capital
VentureBeat , PE Hub

Orreco raises $2 million to help athletes improve their performance

Sports Funding
CNET

Zoo trolls Patriots fans by naming a cockroach for Tom Brady

Robotics Sports Animals
Geektime.com

Israeli Minute Media, owner of 90min, grabs $15 million investment from ProSieben, Qumra

Funding
CNN Tech

Yokkao uses social media to take the fight to its Muay Thai rivals

Asia Sports
Wired UK

Project Cars 2 will merge VR and esports to create the ultimate, hyper-realistic driving game

CNET

'Lucha Underground' wrestling coming to Netflix this spring

Sports Video streaming
Bloomberg , Mashable

Facebook Will Live-Stream Mexican Soccer in Deal With Univision

Portugal Startups

Benfica partners with KickUP to launch Sports Accelerator

Funding Sports Apps & Services
memeburn

Watch: Twitter captures ugly Sundowns, Pirates fracas

Sports Foreign affairs
The Guardian

Attack of the drones: sport’s next big buzz

GeekWire

Week in Geek: NBA goes big into eSports, and free shipping is costing Amazon big time

Wareable

Adidas miCoach service shuts down as Runtastic takes over

Fitness
GSMArena.com

Strava is now a standalone app on Android Wear 2.0

Fitness Apps
Adweek

8 Digital Marketing Stats From This Week That Caught Our Eye

Sports Earnings
CNET

Twitch launches Communities to better connect gamers

VentureBeat

Dota 2’s The International could leave the U.S. due to Trump’s travel ban

TNW

Super Bowl ads offer a peek into the future of traditional advertising

Earnings Sports Advertising
CNET

Strava and Runkeeper bring GPS tracking to Android Wear 2.0

Apps Fitness
Wired UK

UK esports champions Fnatic are getting into mobile gaming

The Verge

Fitness app Strava will run on Android Wear 2.0 watches, minus the phone

Fitness Smart watches Apps
VentureBeat

Vainglory adds five teams, including Fnatic, to its competitive scene

VentureBeat

Activision Blizzard hits record $2 billion in sales driven by Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Hearthstone

Earnings Gaming
VentureBeat

Twitch introduces communities to discover content and reach audiences

VentureBeat

Twitter claims 31 million unique viewers across 600 hours of live premium video in Q4 2016

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