How the New York Red Bulls are using eye-tracking technology to improve their play – Tech in Sports Ep. 50

All your latest sports tech news from the past week, including who’s winning the World Cup on social media, AI at Wimbledon, the Sacramento Kings mine cryptocurrency, and more! Plus, we chat with the goaltender of the MLS’ New York Red Bulls about how they’re using eye-tracking technology from Tobii Pro Insight to improve their on-field performance.

Stories of the week:

  • Social media stats for the first two weeks of the World Cup
  • Livestreaming the World Cup at all McDonalds in Sweden
  • Artificial intelligence at Wimbledon
  • New motion-capture technology developed at Coventry University could help tennis stars avoid injury
  • Sacramento Kings become the first sports team to mine cryptocurrency
  • Hamilton Ticats launch new all-access app that’s based on a new e-commerce platform
  • Disney must give up 22 regional sports as part of its Fox acquisition
  • CBS extends its NFL partnership to include mobile streaming
  • Facebook adds snooze button
  • Virtual running app Zwift acquires a smart tracking device company
  • English Premier League wants ‘concussion bins’
  • University of Calgary researchers develop a new cheap, portable blood test for concussions

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Mandy Kovacs
Mandy Kovacs
Mandy is a lineup editor at CTV News. A former staffer at IT World Canada, she's now contributing as a part-time podcast host on Hashtag Trending. She is a Carleton University journalism graduate with extensive experience in the B2B market. When not writing about tech, you can find her active on Twitter following political news and sports, and preparing for her future as a cat lady.

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