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Fanatics raises $170M at $3.1B valuation to sell stuff to sports fans

venturebeat.com
July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Sports fans are a passionate, engaged, highly lucrative bunch, and Fanatics Inc. has raised $170 million to fuel their fervor. Fanatics is an online retailer of official licensed sports merchandise. The company powers the e-commerce sites of all major...
Fanatics raises $170M at $3.1B valuation to sell stuff to sports fans

Superstar Athlete-Backed WePlay Licenses Fastpoint Technology to Bring Fantasy Games to Youth Sports

pandodaily.com
When the CEO of a youth sports social network calls you from his son’s little league game, all questions of authenticity go out the window. Add to that the fact that his company counts as early investors superstar athletes Lebron James, Peyton Manning, and Derek Jeter, as well as super-angel...
Superstar Athlete-Backed WePlay Licenses Fastpoint Technology to Bring Fantasy Games to Youth Sports

Instead Of Retiring After Selling His Startup For $2 Billion, This Guy Went Ahead And Created A New ~$2 Billion Business

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Just over a year ago, Michael Rubin scored the entrepreneurial hit of a lifetime: he sold his e-commerce startup, GSI Commerce, to eBay, for ~$2 billion. So naturally, Rubin took the money and sailed off into the sunset, right? Nope. Rubin is still working. He's the CEO - and 90%...
Instead Of Retiring After Selling His Startup For $2 Billion, This Guy Went Ahead And Created A New ~$2 Billion Business

21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Auto insurer 21st Century Insurance and Financial Services has shifted its estimated $50 million U.S. media planning and buying account to WPP's Mindshare without a review. The account was previously run by Omnicom Group's Omnicom Media Group....
21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare
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MLB now allowing 13 teams to accept Apple Passbook; Safeco Field still waiting

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Major League Baseball is one of the most tech-savvy professional sports leagues around and that became more evident today as 13 teams will now be accepting mobile tickets using Apple’s Passbook app. Passbook is an iOS app that lets you electronically store things like tickets, coupons and gift cards. This...
MLB now allowing 13 teams to accept Apple Passbook; Safeco Field still waiting

NFL/ESPN Agree Not To Tweet Draft Picks Early, Because Apparently No Other Sports Journalists Exist

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Professional sports leagues in general tend to have some degree of desire in controlling information. Some attempts at control are more sensible than others, however. For instance, taking down streams of the Super Bowl? I get it. It's still stupid, and I don't agree with their logic, but I...
NFL/ESPN Agree Not To Tweet Draft Picks Early, Because Apparently No Other Sports Journalists Exist
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