Among the many unique characteristics of the new Santa Clara Stadium will be the facility’s commitment to be on the cutting edge of technology. To that end, the organization has hired some of Silicon Valley’s brightest minds to turn the future home of the 49ers into one of the world’s most technologically capable buildings.
Jon Brodkin of Ars Technica spoke to 49ers Chief Technology Office Kunal Malik and Senior Director of Technology Dan Williams about their ambition to bring a world-class, large-scale Wi-Fi network to the new Santa Clara Stadium.
“The people building the 49ers’ wireless network do not have conventional sports technology backgrounds,” Brodkin wrote. “Senior IT Director Dan Williams and team CTO Kunal Malik hail from Facebook, where they spent five years building one of the world’s largest and most efficient networks for the website. The same sensibilities that power large Internet businesses and content providers permeate Williams’ and Malik’s plan for Santa Clara Stadium, the 49ers’ nearly half-finished new home.”
The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate looks at the the possible impact of three compensatory draft picks for 2013 and more.
NFL.com’s Bracketology competition to crown the greatest football play of all-time is open for voting. See which four 49ers plays from throughout the years made the cut.
ESPN SportsNation’s Madden 25 Cover Vote is in full swing and today’s votes count double on Twittter using the hashtags #Madden25Kaep or #Madden25Montana.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com spoke to Jim Harbaugh about the acquisition of Anquan Boldin.
Maiocco also shared comments from Ravens coach John Harbaugh about trading Boldin to the 49ers.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee shared an anecdote from new 49ers safety Craig Dahl about Colin Kaepernick.
Elliot Harrison of NFL.com discussed the 49ers’ No. 1 standing in the latest power rankings.
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