SportTechie: NHL launches digital AR version of Stanley Cup

Daily / Wednesday, June 22, 2022
The NHL has launched a digital AR replica of its Stanley Cup for fans to view on their mobile device, desktop or tablet. The experience was created in collaboration with Canadian 3D visualizations company Dynamic Vision. The digital trophy features engraved text of every Stanley Cup championship team from...

FIFA to use service aimed at detecting social media hate speech

SBJ Newsletters / Monday, June 20, 2022
FIFA and FIFPRO , the international union for pro soccer players, will launch a service to detect hate speech on social media during international tournaments. The service will monitor posts across social media platforms that are sent to a tournament’s participating team accounts, players, coaches, and...

Metaverse opportunities — and risks — for sports are unlimited

SBJ Newsletters / Monday, June 13, 2022
Why is the digitalization of the sporting world so appealing? The answer — it’s a process driven by more than pure monetization. It’s accessibility and mass participation that is really at the core of this transformation. Imagine a platform where users adopt facial recognition technology to unlock a world...

Crypto and NFTs: Virtually there? Just a start so far

Weekly / Monday, May 30, 2022
Nearly two-thirds of sports fans have yet to embrace the world of cryptocurrencies and NFTs; 63% of the genre’s adopters feel that the federal government should regulate the emerging market; and half of fans still would prefer a physical ticket stub instead of a virtual one, according to a...