Published: June 18th, 2018
All the latest sports tech news of the week, including World Cup predictions, ticket purchasing through Snapchat, ball tracking at the US Open, and more! Plus, we spoke with Alexis Dorais-Joncas, a security intelligence expert at ESET, about some of the biggest cybersecurity risks for fans, teams, and even venues at the World Cup.

Stories of the week:

  • World Cup predictions
  • Video replay at the World Cup
  • 4K World Cup broadcast
  • Microchips in soccer balls
  • SAP teams up with Germany to unveil new performance-enhancing technology platform
  • Selling event tickets through Snapchat
  • Ball-tracking technology at the US Open
  • Watching the World Cup in virtual reality
  • New baseball app from DiamondMetrics
  • Live play calling app
  • NBA using facial recognition software for new app
  • Former NHL players speak out about the league’s lack of action regarding concussions and CTE risks
  • Canadian government pledges $1.4 million to develop new concussion protocols for sports

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