News Analysis The World Surf League is experimenting with drones, live streaming video and virtual reality to build viewership and increase fan engagement.
Feature One of the restaurant chain's largest franchise owners was suffering from high staff turnover rates, so it launched a custom gamification system that uses competition, recognition and awards to motivate its staff.
News Analysis Fancred is a sports-centric social network that offers live streaming and gamification features as well as news and scores, making it a one-stop shop for fans. But how does its mobile app score for additional news sources, fantasy sports integration and ecommerce options?
Feature A new survey suggests millennial workers respect their bosses, look to them for motivation and want to become leaders themselves, but salary, workplace perks and high-end technology are more important to them than to older generations.
Feature Recent policies that restrict social media use by collegiate athletes raise questions about students' right to freedom of speech and the authority of their teams and schools. What can companies learn from academia's hits and misses?
How-To Snapchat geofilters are a fun way to show your location through your photos and videos. But what if no geofilters are available for your favorite neighborhood, town or landmark (or you just want to add your own)? It’s easy to create a geofilter. Here’s how.
Feature The 2015 New York Fashion Week featured new collections from many top designers, and some savvy companies set their products apart by building cutting edge technology into clothing and accessories.
Feature Savvy sports organizations, including the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Cavaliers, increasingly look to the startup community for technologies that can enhance the fan experience and improve business operations, on and off the field.
Feature The modern football experience isn't complete without a set of mobile apps to help keep tabs on news, statistics, injury updates and more for your favorite teams and players. These 10 mobile apps all deserve a home on every NFL fan's phone.
Feature Boston Red Sox IT staff faced the unique challenge of deploying public Wi-Fi without disturbing the original structures or feel of the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. The initiative is just one part of an ongoing effort to collect and analyze fan data, and to provide the fan experience of the future. Check out this video for details.
News Analysis The tragic killing of two reporters during a newscast last week played out live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The alleged shooter's use of social media raises questions about how popular social services manage auto-play video.
News Analysis The nonprofit uses a homegrown mobile fundraising app to take credit card donations at events and develop ongoing relationships with supporters.rnrn
Feature A new survey suggests millennials seeking IT jobs are willing to accept less money and relocate in exchange for positions they're passionate about, but they also aren't afraid to quickly move on if they are dissatisfied with current employers.
Feature Candidates in the 2016 U.S. presidential election use more social networks than politicians of the past, in hopes of tapping the millennial market. However, it's difficult to measure real ROI, and the social trail is fraught with political perils.
News Analysis A new feature in Vail Resorts' free EpicMix mobile app shows skiers and snowboarders the wait times at lifts and helps them plan their routes.
Opinion Topgolf transforms the traditional driving range with a technology-infused, gamified experience for golfers of all levels. CIO.com's Lauren Brousell talks with Topgolf's CIO and shares a personal experience at one of its facilities in Texas.
Feature Popular 'social bulletin' site, Pinterest, made a statement when it detailed plans to interview and hire more female and minority candidates in its engineering and technology departments, as well as at the executive level. Here's how — and why.
Feature A new report indicates that gamification tools effectively motivate and engage employees at work, but money and promotions are still the most effective rewards.
How-To Snapchat recently rolled out a new Travel Mode that aims to help you reduce unnecessary data use. Here's how it works, along with a few simple steps to enable the new feature.