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But is he geeky? New Seattle Kraken player Morgan Geekie talks tech and more with GeekWire

(Twitter Image via @SeattleKraken) Morgan Geekie might be the right guy for the right town. There are obviously plenty of geeks in Seattle and we’ve even embraced a handful who play professional sports in the city. But this is the first time we’ve connected with one who’s especially, well … Geekie. A 23-year-old hockey player […]

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Behind release of NFL’s new schedule, Amazon Web Services helped sort endless matchup options

(NFL Image) It might seem like a no-brainer to pit the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady against “America’s team,” the Dallas Cowboys, in the opening game of the 2021 NFL season. But figuring out the matchups, locations and timing of the other 271 games takes a bit of computing power. The […]

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Seattle-area startup Tagboard signs 4-year deal with MLB to enhance digital fan experience

(Tagboard Image) Redmond, Wash.-based Tagboard has entered into a new four-year deal with Major League Baseball to help the league create interactive content and experiences utilizing the startup’s cloud-based production platform. Following a year in which COVID-19 transformed the way people view sports and teams try to engage with fans, MLB’s aim is to bolster […]

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Russell Wilson and Spencer Rascoff back MOJO, an app to help parent coaches find fun in youth sports

MOJO is launching with coaching guidance for youth soccer and will also offer content on basketball, baseball and softball. (MOJO Photo) A search on YouTube for “youth sports drills” returns an endless scroll of every type of practice workout you could imagine. All levels of athletic skill and coaching style are on display in a […]

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Seattle’s CenturyLink Field, home of the Seahawks and Sounders, to be renamed Lumen Field

The Seattle Seahawks in action at what was CenturyLink Field. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Seattle’s CenturyLink Field, home of the Seahawks and Sounders FC, is being renamed Lumen Field, the Seahawks announced on Thursday. The new name comes after a rebranding of CenturyLink to Lumen Technologies, which was previously announced in September. The new […]

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T-Mobile swings for 5G fences at World Series with FieldCams and BatterCams during batting practice

T-Mobile cameras will put fans on the field for World Series batting practice. (T-Mobile Photo) T-Mobile is promising baseball fans a unique look at player warm-ups before the start of the World Series on Tuesday, with 5G-powered FieldCams and BatterCams streaming the action. The Bellevue, Wash.-based wireless carrier, which has an ongoing partnership with Major […]

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Seattle Mariners look to improve performance with smart ring that measures sleep and recovery data

The Oura smart ring. (Oura Images) OK, it’s not a World Series ring, but the Seattle Mariners are taking strides to improve performance through technology by adding a new piece of equipment to their arsenal. The team is the first in Major League Baseball to partner with Oura Health and use the company’s smart Oura […]

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella throws out virtual first pitch for Seattle Mariners — with ‘Halo’ helpers

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, along with ex-Seattle Mariner Dave Valle, gets set to throw out the first pitch before the M’s game on Sunday. (Twitter screen grab via @Mariners) Satya Nadella is a big fan of cricket. But on Sunday he wound up for a different sport as the Microsoft CEO threw out the virtual […]

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I was a virtual NBA fan: What it’s like to cheer from the digital sidelines in Microsoft Teams

This is the spectator view for fans watching NBA games “courtside” in Microsoft Teams: the live stream on one side, and your virtual cheering section on the other. (GeekWire screenshot) I had one of the more memorable sports moments of my life last night, rooting for my favorite team in the crowd at an NBA […]

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Home team’s home stream: Seattle Sounders and Amazon sign deal for Prime Video soccer matches

Seattle Sounders FC players, coaches and family members celebrate at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Nov. 10 after the professional soccer team — with an ownership group loaded with big names in tech — won its second MLS Cup title in three years. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Liosta) Two Seattle brands are joining forces as […]

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