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ScoreStream Receives Intel Capital Funding

ScoreStream Receives Intel Capital Funding

New funding will enable ScoreStream to enhance crowd sourcing platform for local sports

November 9, 2017 — Del Mar, Calif — Today we are proud to announce ScoreStream has received funding from Intel Capital, Intel’s strategic investment and M&A organization. ScoreStream is a crowd sourcing platform for capturing and syndicating local sports content to consumers and media companies. ScoreStream has partnerships with most of the major broadcast television groups, iHeart Media, and the Associated Press.

The new funding will enable ScoreStream to create new product enhancements and extend its platform capabilities. Other investors participating in this round of funding include Avalon Ventures, Sinclair Broadcasting, R/GA and Verizon Ventures.

Intel Corporation and ScoreStream have also entered into a business collaboration agreement, under which they will collaborate regarding certain technical, marketing and sales activities.

“Our ability to cover local sports on a national basis has relied on using computers and the crowd to bring coverage across the country on a real time basis. The intersection of media and technology is rapidly evolving and we are excited to have Intel as an investor as we look to use our platform on a global basis and to extend our coverage both deeper and more broadly,” said Derrick Oien, CEO of ScoreStream.

“ScoreStream leverages machine learning and the crowd to source local sports coverage not previously available in real-time,” said James Carwana, VP & GM of Intel Sports.  “Intel Sports plans to collaborate with ScoreStream to enhance the fan engagement and personalization experience around this hyper-local data on a global basis.”

About ScoreStream

ScoreStream is the first and leading crowd-sourcing platform for live local sports. The ScoreStream mobile app engages fans through crowd-sourced scores, photos, video and chat from over 10,000 games per week from around the world. ScoreStream is an early-stage, venture-backed start-up based in Del Mar, CA. Follow ScoreStream at www.scorestream.com, www.facebook.com/scorestream, and @scorestream on Twitter.

About Intel Capital

Intel Capital invests in innovative startups targeting 5G connectivity, the data center, artificial intelligence, merged reality, autonomous driving and a wide range of other disruptive technologies. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested US $12.2 billion in 1,500 companies worldwide, and more than 640 portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired. Intel Capital curates thousands of business development introductions each year between its portfolio companies and the Global 2000. For more information on what makes Intel Capital one of the world’s most powerful venture capital firms, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital.

Using Rankings On Scoreboards

Want to show off team rankings on your ScoreStream scoreboard? Now you can! Just build your widgets with our ranking sets by following these simple steps:

1. Log in to your account at ScoreStream.com, click on “My Widgets” and select “Create widget”.

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2. Select your widget type.  If you want to use an existing widget and replace what is currently on that widget with this ranking set, click ‘update’ next to that widget instead of creating a new one.
Note: Rankings are not available on Photo/Video Galleries.

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3. Once you’ve selected your widget type, you will see three tabs on the top. These tabs indicate the various ways you can build which teams will be listed on the scoreboard. Select the “Ranking Sets” tab.

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4. Once in the Ranking Set tab, you will be allowed to choose from any public rankings, or create your own set of rankings. The red arrow points to where you select to create your own ranking sets.

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5. Follow the steps to name your new ranking set. Once named, you’ll see the following screen. Once here, search for the team in the search bar, select them, and add them to your rankings!

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6. Once you have selected the teams, you will be allowed to re-order them with the arrows beside each team name. You will use this to update the rankings each week or as frequently as you’d like to change them.

The first time you will need to save using the gear by the ranking name. Moving forward, the rankings auto-save.

 

7. Once you’re finished, select “Back to Widget Creator” on the top right. This will return you to the widget all set up with the rankings! Click save on the widget. This will automatically update if you already have this scoreboard live on your website. If it is not live yet, copy and paste the iframe code below and copy it wherever you want your scoreboard.

 

8. Share for fans to follow!

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GM Tools- Game Stoppage Status

Have a game that is delay, cancelled, postponed, or any other changes in the game status? Don’t just delete the game, use the Game Manager to change the Game Status! This will keep the game on the game page, but let other fans see what happened.

Here’s how:

Step 1. Go to ScoreStream.com/tools and open your Game Manager.

Step 2. Ensure the date is correct for the game you want to edit and select that game.

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Step 3. Select “See Stoppage Status” then select what status the game is now in.

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Step 4. Follow the steps on giving details about the game status change. Then you’re finished!

 

Thanks for helping ScoreStream and fans stay up to date with their favorite teams and every game!

ScoreStream Tutorial: Adding a Game Venue

Fans love seeing the game score, photos, and videos from the action. However, one thing ScoreStream has been asked a lot recently is: Where is this game being played?

Now you can tell other fans exactly where the game will be played, so they can come cheer along with you!

Step #1: Login

Login to your ScoreStream account and go to the team page that you’re a GM for.Login-1

Step #2: Go to team page settings

Once you are on your team page, click on the gears on the top right hand corner to get to the team page settings.* You will see a drop down of options populate – click on “Update Team Information”

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*If you do not see these gears, you are likely not a GM for this team. If you would like to be a GM, please email feedback@scorestream.com

Step #3: Scroll to Game Venues

Scroll down to the Game Venues section in the page settings. There you will be able to see if there have already been venues added for your team. If there have been, verify they are in the correct location, and ensure the sports they show for that location are correct. If they aren’t, edit the current ones or add new ones.

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Step #4: Add new Game Venues

Have a game venue that’s not on the list? Select “Add Game Venue,” drag the pin to the correct location, then fill in the name and sport information. The more information you can provide for fans, the better!

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Still have questions? We’re here to help!
info@scorestream.com

You may also be interested in:

>>Updating a Team Page
>>Getting Ready for Game Day
>>Promotional Playbook for GMs
>>Promotional Playbook for Partners

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Posting to a Facebook Page from ScoreStream

Currently Facebook only allows apps to post to a personal Facebook page not a Page owned by that user for all apps except Twitter. Many teams and leagues have requested a way to post to their Facebook Page. Don’t fear, there is a way!

Step 1. Log into your Twitter account. Select your profile on the top right, then select “Settings”.

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Step 2. Select “Connect to Facebook”. If you already have your account connected to Facebook, you may want to disconnect then reconnect it to configure the settings properly. You will also need to select who has access to see the posts from your Page. “Friends” or “Everyone” is suggested.

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Step 3. Select the type of tweets to post on your personal page. Note: These selections are still on your personal page. You will need to select the “Allow posting to one of your pages” below, and select the permissions for the Page as well. You must select the “Post to my Facebook Page” for the tweets through ScoreStream to post on your Page.

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Twitter has put together a similar guide to help you with the posting with/to Facebook setup. You can find it here. If you have any other issues, feel free to email us at Info@ScoreStream.com and we will be happy to help!

Good luck on your season and thanks for using ScoreStream!

 

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Best Photos from Encinitas Summer 7’s

This past weekend the annual Encinitas 7’s Rugby Tournament took place in San Diego. Spanning over twelve different divisions, the Encinitas 7’s Rugby Tournament hosted over 850 athletes from around the state, ranging in ages 10 and all the way up to 18 years of age. Throughout the competition, ScoreStream users maintained live updates of all the game results as well as many amazing photos and videos. We wanted to share a few of the amazing action!

 

 

Want to follow high school and club sports in real-time? Download the ScoreStream app for free here: Itunes or Google Play

 

Have a tournament coming up? We can help you with free, live scoring! Contact us at Info@ScoreStream.com

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ScoreStream’s Top Fan Photos Feb. 14-21st

Every week our users provide amazing photos of their favorite teams! With the playoffs happening in basketball, and many spring sports starting, we wanted to show off some of our favorites! These are just a few of the best high school sports photos from this past weekend.

For more live scores and photos, get in the game on the free ScoreStream app available here: ScoreStream.com/app

 

 

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Fab 50 Scoreboard

From GrassrootsHoops.Net to BallisLife.com Ronnie Flores provides amazing insight to the high school basketball world. In order to make sure ScoreStream users are connected to the very best high school coverage available, we bring you the FAB 50 (updated Feb. 1st) live scoreboard! To get the full recap on the Fab 50 ranking changes and to see more of Ronnie Flores work, visit here.

 

 

Want to follow high school and club sports in real-time? Download the ScoreStream app for free here: Itunes or Google Play

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Tukee Bowl Recap- Super User Submission- Jeff Edgington

ScoreStream is fueled by the very best fans for scores, photos, videos, and now recaps! For our first ever user-submitted article, we couldn’t be happier to have Jeff Edgington cover and recap the Tukee Bowl between Mountain Pointe Pride and Desert Vista Thunder. Jeff has been a super user for the past two years and provides amazing coverage of all the top games in Arizona. You can follow Jeff on our free app and see all of his coverage on his profile here: Jeffrey Edgington.

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Tukee Bowl Recap-

By Jeff Edgington

Jack Smith snuck around the edge one yard scoring with just under two minutes remaining and so went the host Thunder’s chancing of halting the skid against Mountain Pointe (6-0). Just like the last three years, bragging rights lay on Knox Road at the younger of the two schools.  Pride roll 28-14 behind an impressive Defense and a 14 point 4TH-quarter surge.

Smith, a Senior, moved in from the Midwest and didn’t know much about the significance of this one.

“They’ve talked about it all week, but Coach Vaughn emphasized it’s just another game. We try to downplay it, but it feels good to get another win.” added Smith with a grin.

The Pride struck first on an 11-yard Marcarius Blount scamper halfway through the opening frame. Desert Vista (5-2) responded quickly when quarterback Nick Thomas found receiver Raymond Figueroa in stride from 57 out.

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A punt early in the second pinned the Pride deep in Desert Vista territory. Momentum built from there as Blount and Smith would matriculate down the field on a lengthy nine-minute drive. Smith found Ralph Roman from the 6 to give the visitors a 14-7 lead right before the break. After Alex Farina drove the Thunder down to potentially tie it he was intercepted by Kenny Churchwell for the first time turnover of the game.

Desert Vista tied the game late in the third quarter with another long pass, this time Smith hitting Keishaud White for a 35-yard gain that set up Lelon Dillard’s one-yard scoring run.

After that, Desert Vista managed just two first downs and Thomas was intercepted twice in the fourth quarter as Mountain Pointe’s defense took control.

“Turnovers killed us,” Desert Vista coach Dan Hinds said. “We were driving and two picks. We have to clean that up.”

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Heading to the 4th Quarter tied at 14 the student bodies increased their volume, and the crowd noise brought the entire stadium to their feet. Mountain Pointe kept grinding out first downs behind a massive front line. Blount wore out the clock. One minute into the 4TH Smith found a wide-open Deon Lee, who is usually a linebacker, for the difference and a 21-14 don’t-look-back advantage.

But in the end the defense from the Pride was relentless all evening and it forced 3 Interceptions. 2 of which went to the sophomore Churchwell.

“They’re a good team,” Mountain Pointe coach Norris Vaughan said. “They’re big. They’re physical. But they hurt us on two bombs. We were in man coverage and they beat us. Other than that, I thought we shut them down.”

In a game played by teens and fueled by emotion Mountain Pointe didn’t turn-over the ball, didn’t commit a penalty, and never trailed.  Impressive.

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ScoreStream’s Ones To Watch- Zack Pedersen

ScoreStream’s goal with Ones To Watch is to connect the high school sports fans with some of the best, most promising high school athletes in the nation. With a month of football over, ScoreStream wants to give a nod to Bloomington South Panther’s Free Safety Zack Pedersen. Pedersen is a strong Senior presence on South’s 6-0 team.

Leading deep into Conference play, Pedersen has already registered 4 times the national average of passes deflected for free safeties! We wanted to see what drives Pedersen to success, and you can see his interview here!

Want to see Zack Pedersen’s hudl highlights? Click here. You can follow all of Bloomington South’s games on their Road to State in Indiana on the free ScoreStream app and on their page here.

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SS– Who would you say contributes the most to you becoming a talented football player?

ZP– I think having good genes is very nice in the skill aspect of how a football player performs. However, I think the coaches that surround me and work with me no doubt have contributed the most to my progression as a player. From my strength coach who creates controlled chaos in the weight room, replicating the hype of a Friday night, and not letting us take any lift off … to my position coach, who happens to be the defensive coordinator. These coaches prepare my team and me the best they possibly could, giving us statistics, probabilities, formations most likely to be run, what they will do against us, and everything in between. With all this information, if studied right, it enables a person to play fast and with confidence. So if the strength and speed built in the weight room and the confidence and quickness from the mental part are combined, it allows me to be as talented as I can take it, and with my coaches’ motivation, will hopefully be very far.

SS– What drill, and please describe it if you can, do you feel right now is at the top of your daily priority list?

ZP– There are many drills during a two hour + practice, but the one I like the most and feel really helps me mentally and physically is the two-minute drill. We had switched it from the end of practice to the beginning, which just adds a lot more hype for that drill, and the drills after. I think it is at the top of my priorities because it incorporates all the smaller fundamental drills that have been worked on for so long. I also rank it high, because at the end of the day, a game is the most important thing throughout the week, and the two-minute drill is the closest thing to that and the excitement that comes along with it. We call it the two-minute drill, yet usually there are about 50 seconds on the clock and the ball may be at midfield or closer. The offense goes at a very high tempo and calls are being yelled out and people are running around like crazy, so it is a very good drill for all the players and coaches to get locked in and ready for the game, in the closest thing to a game situation.

SS– What player has influenced you the most to becoming the player you are today?

ZP– I don’t think I ever really had a player that I said I wanted to be like. I had a few favorite players like John Elway and Peyton Manning, but not a player I said I wanted to be. If I were to say I wanted to be like someone, it would have to be all the humble, honest, and hardworking players. There were a lot of players who I liked and wanted to play like in the sense of working hard, the way they interview, and overall play. However, I don’t think I could pin it down to any one player. I continue to find guys at high levels who stay humble and play hard, and those are the guys I would hope to be like.

SS– Growing up did you ever consider focusing on another sport more than football?

ZP– I started playing football about as early as one could get into a sport, so I have been through about every stage so far. Starting at the of six in flag football, transitioning to tackle ball, then finally heading to the “Friday Night Lights.” I played baseball all the way up until last year, as well as a few years of basketball sprinkled in here and there, but I don’t think it has ever crossed my mind to do anything other than football. I run track currently, and sometimes feel bad for the track coach, because even though I am committed and giving a lot of attention and time to his sport, he knows that football is what I do and if something comes up pertaining to that, football will always take priority.

SS– For the hundred-thousands of other high school football players out there, what is one lift in the weight room that is a must-do in order to set themselves apart from their competitors?

ZP– I am no strength expert, but I feel like the lift any high schooler has to put into his routine is the clean, whether that be power or hang. Bench is very good, but  have seen guys with huge arms and big bench numbers who can’t run or be explosive. Squat is also another great lift, but again I have seen kids with amazing squat numbers, and not be able to move around or explode. A lot of it also depends on form as some kids at lifting competitions squat a lot but can’t bend at all disabling them from moving very well. I do think that clean is the best main lift a person can do for football. It combines an aggressive pull with the arms and shoulders, and explosive jump or shooting of the legs, and a quick and powerful follow through leading into a front squat. I don’t think I have ever seen someone who can’t properly hang clean a good number and not move on the field. It is such an explosive movement that incorporates power and plyometrics. So if I were to start a workout routine, clean will definitely be at the top of my priorities.

SS – What artist and song gets you hyped 100% of the time just before competition? 

ZP– I listen to a variety of songs throughout the day, depending on how I’m feeling or what mindset I want to get into. I have, in a way, developed a routine though. After school whether I go home or stay in the locker room, I will usually listen to some older songs. Old songs as in DMX, old Lil Wayne, old Eminem, or just some football hype songs in general. As it gets closer to game time, though, I like to plug in my phone to the team speaker system and play some hype Christian rap songs. I play artists like Trip Lee, Lecrae, Derek Minor, KB, and Andy Mineo. At first I was thinking that there wasn’t going to be as much hype in the locker room if I played this new type of music, but I don’t think there was any drop off at all when I started playing it, and I think some guys even liked it more. That has encouraged me to play more of that type of music, plus, our coach likes it because he doesn’t have to worry about cussing or stuff of that nature.

 

Thanks again to Zack Pedersen and all of the high school athletes who dedicate a good amount of time to be successful in their sport!

Want to follow high school and club sports in real-time? Download the ScoreStream app for free here: Itunes or Google Play