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Digital Transformation
Adobe and FC Bayern collaborate on a multi-year partnership
Adobe is embarking on a multi-year partnership with FC Bayern, using its enterprise solutions to carry out the club’s digital transformation.
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NFT
NFTs set to further immerse Australian Cricket fans
Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association have signed a deal with Rario and BlockTrust in an effort to connect over a billion cricket fans globally with NFTs.
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Gaming
Game review: Grid Legends (PC)
Is Codemasters’ latest entry in its Grid road-racing series ready for another lap or is it time to pit in? We find out. 
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Cybersecurity
Fortinet partners with PGA of Australia and the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia.
The Professional Golfers Association of Australia has announced a new multi-year partnership with Fortinet.
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Sports
Game preview: OlliOlli World (PC)
The rewarding experience should delight fans of the original and entice new players into the delights of OlliOlli World.
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Sports
Game review: MotoGP 21 (PC)
Veteran motorcycling game developer, Milestone, presents this year’s iteration of its official MotoGP game, MotoGP 21.
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Sports
Game review: MLB The Show 21 (PS4 and PS5)
If you love baseball you will find this game very enjoyable. This is the first time the series will be available on Xbox consoles too.
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Artificial Intelligence
Interview: How Infosys transformed the Australian Open into a virtual 'Grand Slam'
The last 12 months for the entire sporting industry have been anything but bustling.
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Sports
Huawei Australia ends Canberra Raiders major sponsorship
The current 2020 National Rugby League season will be the company's final year as major sponsor of the team after nearly a decade together.
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Innovation
New Zealand Campus of Innovation and Sport invests in advanced tech with new partner NTT
“Our goal alongside NTT is to create insights and not just collect information. We want everyone to share in the experience of attending what we believe will be the most innovative sports campus in the world.”
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Artificial Intelligence
Acronis teams up with A.S. Roma to advance AI in sport
Acronis has officially announced its artificial intelligence (AI) partnership with Associazione Sportiva Roma, an Italian professional football club also known as A.S Roma.
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Gaming
Game review: MLB The Show 20
MLB The Show 20 is sure to please baseball fans as it continues to be the best baseball game franchise of all time.
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Sports
Port Adelaide teams up with Empirics to create an innovative data solution
“Australia’s sport-tech industry is world renowned, and AFL clubs in particular have a track record of trialling emerging technologies before they become commonplace in professional leagues around the globe."
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Data analytics
A numbers game: How data is changing the world of sports
Video replay technology now marshals the football field, and next-generation facilities give the competitive edge to elite sportspeople. Data analytics lies at the heart of these new technologies.
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Startup
Aussie sports startup announces aim to raise $750K
The company states it is seeking capital from investors to increase staff numbers and to round out its current platform suite which will enable the company to deliver a turnkey solution to sporting organisations across the globe.
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Artificial Intelligence
AI changing the game for sports fans
New NTT research shows over half of people aged 18-34 believe AI creates better engagement, but only a quarter know how it’s applied in sports.
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Sports
Epson innovations and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
The world’s greatest motorsport event, the Formula One Grand Prix World Championship, descended on Melbourne’s Albert Park over the weekend for the first race of the 2019 season.
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Sports
Oracle Cloud whips up a breeze for Sydney yacht races
If data can help a boat go faster, racing teams and fans alike at this year’s SailGP in Sydney will get a front-row seat.
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Data analytics
NZ Cricket ups data analytics game with Qrious
The Black Caps and White Ferns have implemented a data and analytics solution from Qrious to monitor and improve game strategy and player performance.
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Sports
Spark to stream international hockey matches
Move over Sky and free-to-air TV – sports fans will soon have another choice of provider for all their shin-whacking hockey coverage.
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Sports
Australian Open and Infosys announce strategic technology partnership
"Partnering with Infosys is an exciting next step in our ongoing quest to innovate the Australian Open and engage new audiences across the world."
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Network Infrastructure
Business events set to showcase Auckland’s entrepreneurial potential to World Masters athletes
“The city and its economy are transforming – and there are plenty of investment and work opportunities,” ATEED says.
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Sports
Exclusive: SKY Sport Highlights app first look
"With the Highlights app, we believe we now have the tool to enhance our SKY Sport customers sporting experience.”
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Fitness
TomTom unveils new sports app to Kiwis
"What people really need in that moment where excuses beat conviction, is motivation and a better understanding of what works for them."