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Here are Siri’s 7 favorite sports teams

While the lovely iPhone assistant Ms. Siri may not have a favorite sport, she definitely has her preferences for certain teams. Oregon State University football coach Mike Riley asked his Twitter followers to perform a simple task on Tuesday: Ask #Siri who her favorite college football team is? Just do it. #GoBeavs — Mike Riley… Read More

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How youth sports made me a better startup founder

A few recent conversations have turned towards youth sports participation and the valuable life lessons they provide.  One in particular stood out to me – youth sports participation is one of the best training grounds for a startup founder. How would I know?  I was a competitive athlete pretty much since the time I could… Read More

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Sports-med company raises fresh cash to detect concussions in real time with neck patches

Preventing concussions in sports is a hot topic with more than 3.8 million sports brain injuries occuring per year across all levels from youngsters to professionals. Seattle-based X2 Biosystems is trying to fix that problem with high-tech neck patches and mouthguards that can immediately send teams concussion data on the sidelines. According to an SEC filing posted today,… Read More

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Live from the Nike Accelerator Demo Day

PORTLAND, Ore. — We’ve arrived at the beautiful Nike campus just outside of Portland for the big Nike Accelerator Demo Day. More than 900 investors, mentors, Nike leaders, friends and family are expected here. Three months ago, ten startups arrived here for an accelerator program put on by Nike and TechStars. GeekWire has featured all of the… Read More

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Study: Gain more Twitter followers by being confident with predictions, not accurate

Here’s a way to get more Twitter followers: Exude confidence. That’s the finding from a study done by a pair of doctoral candidates in economics at Washington State University who analyzed more than one billion tweets during the 2012 baseball playoffs and the 2013 Super Bowl. Jadrian Wooten and Ben Smith created a software program that looked at… Read More

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Nike Accelerator Spotlight: Coachbase lets you draw up plays, strategies with an iPad

Editor’s note: Nike Accelerator Spotlight takes a look at the ten startups participating in the Nike+ Accelerator, a three-month startup program based in Portland, Ore. and put on by Nike and TechStars. GeekWire is featuring each company leading up to the June 10 demo day.  Toss out those felt pens and washable clipboards — Coachbase is making… Read More

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App of the Week: ‘StatSmack’ is perfect for March Madness

Sure, you love your college basketball team, but how well do you argue against rival fans? StatSheet’s College Basketball “StatSmack” might just come in handy this time of year. It’s a free app for iPhone and Android. Just enter your favorite team, and the name of another team, and the app returns a list of statistical… Read More

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These high-tech spreadsheets made the Super Bowl work

The Super Bowl for viewers is full of glitz, glamour and athleticism, but of course it takes a huge amount of behind-the-scenes coordination and logistics to making such a large event work. Bellevue-based Smartsheet had an inside glimpse of the action this weekend, as its spreadsheet-style project management and collaboration tools played a key role in… Read More

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Why this year’s #SuperBowl belonged to Twitter

Hashtags were almost as prevalent as potato chips during the Super Bowl yesterday. Twitter ruled the roost of social networks during the commercial portions of the big game, with half of the national television ads broadcast during the game using a hashtag or making some other Twitter reference, according to the unofficial count by Marketing… Read More

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Data hack that helps soccer clubs prevent injuries wins top prize at Sports Hack Day

A game that combines fantasy baseball and Monopoly. A project that identifies soccer teams that are suffering from missing players due to preventable injuries. A website called SuperBowlDrinkingGame.com.  Sunday’s conclusion of the first-ever Sports Hack Day certainly reinforced a simple fact: infinite opportunities exist at the crossover between sports and technology.  More than 20 groups demoed their sporty-geeky-techie apps… Read More