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Football fans can get the latest on World Cup across Apple devices and services

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Siri adds support for football in Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Israel — this is in addition to 26 other countries that already support Siri sports. Siri users can ask for scores, schedules, standings and team rosters. Ask Siri questions like: When does France play Australia? What teams are in group A? Who is on the England squad? Who won the Argentina-Iceland match? Throughout the month, the App Store editors will highlight their favorite apps and games from football stars, o... Read More »

World-class field at the 30th BMW International Open: In-form Thorbjørn Olesen and Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters to tee off at 30th anniversary tournament

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Olesen is among those players who will travel straight to the 30th BMW International Open from the U.S. Open. He qualified for the second major of the year at the start of the week – a clear sign that they are in excellent form. This is particularly true as the Dane won the Italian Open last Sunday – the second tournament in this year’s high-class Rolex Series, following the BMW PGA Championship. Pieters is a player with great potential. At the age of 26, he has already won three European Tour events and made quite a mark at the 2016 Ryder C... Read More »

Spectacular guest start at Misano: World star Alessandro Zanardi to contest his DTM home event in the BMW M4 DTM

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Zanardi’s preparation for his guest start gets underway this weekend (1st to 3rd June), when he will accompany the BMW DTM teams and drivers at the Hungaroring near Budapest (HUN), to familiarise himself with the details of procedures, structures and processes in the DTM. A roll-out and test drives are additional steps planned for the coming weeks. Dates and locations will be announced at a later date. In addition, with regard to the technical feasibility, BMW Motorsport is working closely with the DMSB, who supports the project. The BMW wor... Read More »

Off the court: how the NBA spent a day at Google

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The program has offered options ranging from real estate to media, and this month it was Google’s turn to present tech as a valid next career choice when players decide to hang up their jerseys. In the lineup this year were Luke Kornet from the New York Knicks, Kevin Hardy from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Roger Moute A Bidias from the Raptors 905, former NBA player Gani Lawal, and former WNBA player Stacey Lovelace. The day kicked off with a talk from our People Operations team, where the players got a sense of the various paths to Google ... Read More »

BMW supports Pierre Casiraghi, founder of the Malizia sailing team, and record “round-the-world” sailor Boris Herrmann on their Vendée Globe campaign

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The ‘Malizia’, a racing yacht that measures 60 feet in length, is being optimised for the world’s toughest solo sporting competition, which will take place in November 2020. BMW development engineers have been involved in the identification of areas where the car manufacturer will be able to provide support, in the form of lightweight construction and electric drive expertise for which the visionary BMW i technology provides the basis. “BMW i vehicles and the racing yacht ‘Malizia’ have both pushed the boundaries of physics to near their lim... Read More »

BMW TrackMan Open: Golf in the digital age with a global and innovative competition for everyone.

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“The cooperation between BMW and TrackMan combines the strengths of two technological leaders in their sectors. In the BMW TrackMan Open, we have worked together to develop a digital golf tournament, which adds a fascinating new facet to the world of golf and will play a role in shaping the sport’s future,” said Christian Masanz, Head of BMW Golfsport Marketing. “The BMW TrackMan Open combines high-tech, digitalisation and networking, and allows amateurs and professionals all over the world to take on an entertaining yet demanding challenge. As... Read More »

Vadim Blaustein sheds light on the basics of yacht purchasing

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Vadim Blaustein, a resident of Monaco and an experienced lawyer dealing with numerous yacht purchase and financing transactions, as well as tax planning, tells in this interview what aspiring yacht owners need to know before purchasing the luxury yacht of their dreams. How do you finance buying a super yacht? Vadim Blaustein: There are several ways to finance the purchase of a super yacht. Banks and marine lenders generally provide financing, either via a leasing transaction for a fixed period or via a marine mortgage, registered on a yac... Read More »

Charging to the peak – Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak set for world premier

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When the I.D. R Pikes Peak is presented to the public on 22 April, it will be Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car. Up to now, the public has had to be satisfied with high-quality computer sketches for an initial impression of the summiteer for the most famous hill climb in the world. However, the unveiling of the finished prototype is now just around the corner: lightweight construction and aerodynamic perfection contribute to an exciting design, which houses a powerful electric power unit. The I.D. R Pikes Peak will first take its ... Read More »

FedEx announced as sponsor of World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

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FedEx will assume title sponsorship of the event currently known as the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, which has been staged in Akron, Ohio, since 1999. The World Golf Championships consistently attract the most elite and global fields of the year, with 45-50 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking teeing it up in the four annual events. With Memphis’ hometown event taking on a new identity as a World Golf Championships event, fans will be treated to the brightest stars in the game like Jordan Spieth, Dus... Read More »

Thirty-year success story to continue: four more years of world-class golf in Germany at the BMW International Open

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“Extending the BMW International Open to 2022 represents a strong commitment to the involvement of BMW in the golfsport in Germany,” says Peter van Binsbergen, Head of Sales and Marketing BMW Germany and Tournament President of the BMW International Open. “Our tournament has been delighting spectators and customers for 30 years. It provides a great stage for BMW and tournament partners to present themselves. The BMW International Open has also become a meeting place for the golf industry. We will continue this success story. We are looking forw... Read More »

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