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Angry Knicks Fan Win Rebate From Time Warner Cable #Linsanity

Angry Knicks Fan Win Rebate From Time Warner Cable  #Linsanity

Time Warner Cable subscriber Marc Zwerdling got a $5.20 credit from the cable giant and on Twitter urged others to do the same.  Zwerdling, a NYer who is angry about missing Knicks games, chatted online with a TWC rep. He offered Zwerdling a free Sports Pass to compensate for missing the New Year’s [Full Story…]

#Linsanity Shoots Knicks’ Web Traffic Skyward

#Linsanity Shoots Knicks' Web Traffic Skyward

Basketball star in the making Jeremy Lin has not only led the New York Knicks to victory in the last several games, he’s also raised the team’s social media stats. In the past week, NYKnicks.com and KnicksNow.com have increased more than 550 percent from the previous week, reaching 4.7 million pages [Full Story…]

LiveClips Receives $2.15 Million Investment

LiveClips Receives $2.15 Million Investment

LiveClips, a Stamford, Connecticut based startup that specializes in development and delivery of  video content to sports and fantasy league fans via mobile and Internet-enabled devices, has announced that it is receiving new investments totaling $2.15 million over the past two months. "[LiveClips] [Full Story…]

#SuperBowl Ads Today Have More Engagement with YouTube and Twitter #Giants

#SuperBowl Ads Today Have More Engagement with YouTube and Twitter  #Giants

Coca Cola Co., Volkswagen AG and other companies  are stretching their ad dollars farther during this year’s Super Bowl with Twitter and YouTube. Raha Subramanyam, SVP for media analytics for Nielsen, told Bloomberg that during event television, social media engagement is the No. 1 thing people are [Full Story…]

Forget About Watching the #Giants Online, #SuperBowl Action is Made for TV, Says Bleacher Report

Forget About Watching the #Giants Online, #SuperBowl Action is Made for TV, Says Bleacher Report

According to Bleacher Report, it’s not worth watching the Super Bowl on a laptop, let alone a mobile device. People watching on small screens will be able to see commercials, but will miss out on the game. The game is about the action between Tom Brady and Eli Manning, the defense of Jason [Full Story…]

Second Screens to Take the #SuperBowl Tomorrow #Giants

Second Screens to Take the #SuperBowl Tomorrow  #Giants

According to Harris Interactive, almost 60 percent of Super Bowl viewers will be looking at or using their cell phones during the game, so marketers are creating mobile programs for the occasion. MediaPost took a look this week at some pf the second screen action taking place tomorrow during the [Full Story…]

TiqIQ Raises $1.7 Million in Funding

TiqIQ Raises $1.7 Million in Funding

TiqIQ, the NY-based aggregator for live event ticketing, announced it has received $1.7 million in funding led by Contour Venture Partners with Inovia Capital participating. CEO Jesse Lawrence told BetaBeat that TiqIQ is the no. 1 aggregator in terms of reach and usage for ticketing. They plan to [Full Story…]

USA Today Acquires Fantasy Sports Ventures and Big Lead Sports

USA Today Acquires Fantasy Sports Ventures and Big Lead Sports

USA Today announced this week that it has acquired of NY-based sports/fantasy league news sites Fantasy Sports Ventures and Big Lead Sports. Gannett, which publishes USA Today, already owned a minority stake in FSV. The terms of the deal were not made public. According to ComScore, FSV and Big [Full Story…]

CBS Sports Boosts its Fantasy League with Apps

CBS Sports Boosts its Fantasy League with Apps

CBS Sports is partnering with Major League Baseball and Bloomberg LP to create apps for fantasy sports. It's opening up its site to other smaller developers to build products. The site will offer free and paid apps, with CBSSports.com keeping 30 percent of the paid app sales. "The target audience [Full Story…]

Jets Parking Lot L7 Trending on Twitter, Thanks to JetsTwit.com

Jets Parking Lot L7 Trending on Twitter, Thanks to JetsTwit.com

Parking lot L7 has become the meeting ground for Jets fans to congregate, wave banners and flags, barbecue, and support their favorite team. What began as just a conversation amongst fans via the social media platform Twitter, has ostensibly turned into a group of 60+ fans getting together and [Full Story…]

Recreational Sports Site Raises $4.3 M

Recreational Sports Site Raises $4.3 M

Sportsvite, a 5 year old NY-based social network site created for recreational sports lovers, has raised $4.3 million in an SEC filing. The site, created by Brian Litvak, allows users to organize their sports teams, plan game and to manage and promote their rec league. City Biz List [Full Story…]

Winito Athletics Finds Web Niche in High School Sports

Winito Athletics Finds Web Niche in High School Sports

by Al Barbarino A Silicon Alley startup’s potentially game-changing web platform is scoring points with high schools around the country – and now the company’s founder hopes it will help tackle larger markets. Winito Athletics, a three-man operation based in Manhattan, hosts websites that provide [Full Story…]

New York City Marathon Runners to Tweet During Race? #NYCMarathon

New York City Marathon Runners to Tweet During Race?  #NYCMarathon

Runners in today's New York City Marathon will ask themselves an important question before reaching the finish line in Central Park: "Should I tweet during the race?" According to DNA Info, many of the 43,000 marathoners from around the world have already been using Twitter in the weeks leading [Full Story…]

MSG Varsity Launches Apple App

MSG Varsity Launches Apple App

MSG Varsity, the high school sports network of Cablevision, has created a free app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch which allows access to scores, news, photos and game highlights for the general public. In addition, the app allows Cablevsion Optimum Online subscribers access to view the  [Full Story…]

MLB Partners with Yahoo! Sports for MLB.com Full Count

MLB Partners with Yahoo! Sports for MLB.com Full Count

MLB Advanced Media announced a partnership with Yahoo! Sports to launch MLB.com Full Count. The online video offering will let viewers follow the MLB games in real time for the rest of the season. One of the key features of Full Count is its ability to  pause the live action or retrieve content from [Full Story…]