Tag Archives: Yahoo

William Hill US appoints Kenneth Fuchs as President of Digital

Kenneth Fuchs will bring “deep digital expertise” to William Hill US after the former CEO of STATS was appointed as President of Digital. Fuchs spent more than two years with STATS, a global sports data firm that counts Google, Apple, Amazon, ESPN, Microsoft and William Hill amongst its clients, as well as teams such as the New England Patriots and Golden States …

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Fred Done backs Adzooma ‘all-scale’ advertising platform

Betfred founder Fred Done has backed ‘all-scale’ digital advertising platform Adzooma, an enterprise which seeks to deliver the quickest and simplest route to advertising online. Done and Betfred group marketing subsidiary ActiveWin Media, have become angel investors in the Nottingham-based venture. Founded in 2015 by Robert Wass and Dave Sharpe, Adzooma has developed an automated advertising platform designed to service …

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Verizon eyes potential betting vertical to build out entertainment dynamics

Bloomberg News has reported that US telecoms giant Verizon, is monitoring closely the potential opening of the US sports betting market, as the company seeks to diversify its assets. The Fortune500 mobile carrier is reported to have had a number of meetings with industry consultants, assessing the current US gambling landscape, for the potential launch of a ‘sports-centric’ online gambling …

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Spurs back on form to delight of fantasy managers

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SBC’s League of Legends fantasy football league has seen a number of movers and shakers this week, in the aftermath of two huge derbies in the Premier League yesterday. A late penalty on Merseyside saw Everton rescue a point at Anfield, while Manchester City strengthened their place at the top of Premiership with victory at Old Trafford. In the world of …

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Tuomas Kanervala – Accuscore: Learning Curve…Why prediction is not just for punters

Having boosted the live market inventory of Accuscore, CEO Tuomas Kanervala details to SBC readers why sports prediction services should be vital tools for bookmakers and not just betting punters.   Working with media owners such as Yahoo, CBS Sports and the Wall Street Journal, Kanervala details that utilising sports prediction services bookmakers can optimise and refine their customer retention …

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Warren Buffett cold on legalising US sports betting

Speaking to Yahoo Finance, Warren Buffett the world’s most powerful hedge fund magnate with a speculated wealth of $76 billion remains tepid on the potential of legalising US sports betting. Buffett a fan of college basketball, who this February repeated his $1 million-a-year sweepstake for Berkshire Hathaway employees to predict the correct ‘March Madness’ brackets of the NCAA Basketball Championships, …

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Couchmans LLP – “Social Giants eye live sport assets”

The NFL last week announced Twitter as its ‘Global Streaming’ partner, a $10 million deal which will see the social media network stream ten NFL Thursday night matches (in conjunction with CBS and NBC broadcasts). The decision to partner with Twitter, shocked sports’ insiders as it was revealed that tech giants Yahoo, Verizon and Amazon had all outbid Twitter’s winning …

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Yahoo Esports goes live with Rene, Gafford, Cocke and Walker

After much anticipation Yahoo has today announced the launch of Yahoo Esports. The company is looking for it to follow the lead of its successful Yahoo Sports product, and the esports section will look to provide the best experience by providing news and video content. It will initially focus on five titles; League of Legends, CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm, Streetfighter …

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League of Legends expert Travis Gafford to join Yahoo esports team

Travis ‘ScotLTravis’ Gafford, a hugely popular interviewer and journalist about major esports title League of Legends, has reportedly agreed a deal to join Yahoo’s esports editorial team.  The Daily Dot broke the story on Saturday with a nod to sources close to Gafford. It’s said that he accepted the offer several weeks ago after submitting his resignation to former employer CBS Interactive. …

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New York AG adds Yahoo to DFS industry inquiry

Digital media owner Yahoo Inc is reported to have become implicated in the ongoing DFS industry investigation by New York Attorney General Eric T Schneiderman. US news sources report that Yahoo’s DFS operations have been served a subpoena by the AG’s office to terminate services in New York State. The media owner, which had re-released its fantasy sports product in …

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