4. HPE to wire Warriors' new stadium
To help keep fans connected in its new Chase Center arena, the Golden State Warriors are calling upon one of the best known names in Silicon Valley.
What's new: The Warriors announced a deal late Friday to make Hewlett Packard Enterprise its "official connected experience partner."
Just what that will mean beyond wiring up the new arena is less clear, but executives promise lots of new experiences starting when Chase Center opens in 10 months.
Warriors CEO Rick Welts said the goal was to put technology where it's useful, not just lots of tech for tech's sake.
"We've never gone out and said we are going to be the most technically advanced arena ever," he said. "We have tried to design a fan experience" and found technology that supports that.
Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings, who like to tout their tech prowess, worked with Verizon to livestream Saturday's game in virtual reality to some fans using 5G technology.
Verizon recently began offering home internet service using 5G-based fixed wireless in a handful of cities, including Sacramento.