The issue of technology in sports is once again in the limelight. As players, fans and franchises digest recent social media incidents during the NBA All-Star Weekend and Olympics, the question of technology continues to befuddle and baffle the culture of sports. In the mixing bowl, are the rights of players to voice their political opinions as they see fit, owners who have the right to implement policy guidelines that may restrict certain First Amendment principles, and fans who have an insatiable appetite and want to consume every aspect of their favorite players or teams 24/7. But wait! There’s more!
Social media is just a slice of the technology pie. Advances [...]
My father used to say that there are two types of people in this world; those with vision and leadership, and those with action and compliance. To succeed, he argued, you need both types of people, in a fertile environment, at just the precise moment in time. And, the superstar? Well, they have the capacity to be both as well as the wisdom to discern when and where to display which asset. A symbiotic relationship sprinkled with a little serendipity!By all indications, Jay Leopardi and his new business venture Fanstereo is a fantastical fusion of vision, action, and wisdom. But vision [...]
As a fan, I believe that there are levels of being a fanatic. At the bottom, are “associated” fans. These people begrudgingly watch the game or attend an event because of a friend, spouse, or geographic region. Once their association with the friend or region ends, so does their involvement. Then, there are “fair weather” or “trendy fans”. If the sports team is winning, they’re all over it. If the show or item is hot, they’ll pay or forego anything to get the latest model or front row seats. And then, in a class all by themselves, is the “lunatic fan”. These are the people who sell their home, buy a Winnebago, and travel across [...]
Digital currency has quickly become the new gold rush. And with the super wealthy buying up these hard to trace coins, we decided to talk with Ivan Petukhovsky, founder of Exmo, the fastest growing international cryptocurrency exchange, to see what the fuss is all about.
Plus, my new addiction, GameVice! As if I needed another reason to park my face in my phone, the GameVice mobile controller sets a new bar for functionality on the go. GameVice CEO, Phillp Hyun, gives us the plays and hips us to trends in the mobile space.
Rounding out the show, we look at the highlights from the 2018 [...]