As stock rises on a slim earnings beat, eBay tells analysts to focus on payments and ads

Despite increasing competition from traditional retailers like Walmart and Target, which have invested heavily in e-commerce, and the whupping it’s routinely taking from Amazon among pure e-comm

StubHub bets on Pivotal and Google Cloud as it looks to go beyond tickets

StubHub is best known as a destination for buying and selling event tickets. The company operates in 48 countries and sells a ticket every 1.3 seconds. But the company wants to go beyond that and prov

EBay shares sink after posting financial results

EBay shares were down about 4 percent in initial after-hours trading, after posting second-quarter financial results. But in terms of revenue and earnings per share, the company's results were in line

GameHedge will refund 50% of your ticket if your sports team gets blown out

If you’re a sports fan you probably remember attending a game where you spent a fortune on tickets — and it was totally worth it. Your team won in overtime, there was a half-court buzzer-

EBay continues shift to “Amazon-esque” business

EBay reported third-quarter earnings results after the bell on Wednesday. The company brought in revenue of $2.22 billion, narrowly beating estimates of $2.19 billion and up 6 percent year-over-year

StubHub launches the first ticketing app for Apple TV

Apple TV is getting its first ticketing application today with the launch of StubHub, which will allow owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV device to search for concert tickets, and even see what

New ticketing technologies will open more doors to live entertainment

Teams and artists aren’t able to manage their businesses effectively, e.g. they cannot move prices in real-time in response to changes in supply and demand (closed ticketing systems don’t expose t

eBay buys Spain’s Ticketbis for $165M to expand StubHub into Europe, Latin America, Asia

While EBay continues to build out its core marketplace for physical goods, it’s also investing to expand its other businesses and brands, too. Today the company announced that it has acquired Ti

Partnering With 76ers, StubHub Moves Into Direct Ticketing Sales

StubHub, long considered to be the leader in secondary ticket sales for events, is getting into direct sales of primary tickets through a new partnership with the Philadelphia 76ers. They may have one

Designing New Mobile Experiences For The Music-Loving Generation

As music fans go mobile, music festivals are following suit. The kids in America are rocking out to T-Swift with a Natty Lite in one hand and a mobile phone open to native festival apps in the other.

The Rise Of Micro Startup Acquisitions

Recent news of Pinterest acquiring a two-person startup was probably a head scratcher for most of you. It shouldn’t be. Along with Kosei, Hike Labs was a focusedmicro acquisition intended to bolster

SeatGeek Raises $62 Million In A Series C Led By Technology Crossover Ventures

Online ticket sales startup SeatGeek has raised $62 million in Series C funding. Co-founder Jack Groetzinger confirmed to TechCrunch that the round was led by Technology Crossover Ventures, with parti

StubHub Music Takes On Music Concert Discovery Apps WillCall And Live Nation

StubHub Music is now live in the App Store and available to all major U.S. cities. The app, created by ticket reseller platform StubHub, was first tested on a much smaller set of music fans in San Fra

Ticket Resale Marketplace StubHub Goes Through A Big Fat Round Of Layoffs

Online ticket marketplace <a target="_blank" href="">StubHub</a> recently went through a big round of layoffs, which the company confirmed to us by email today. The layoffs were

Ebay And AEG Want To Make Music Together With New Ticketing, Merchandizing, Sponsorship Partnership

Lots of people today already use <a target="_blank" href="">eBay</a> and its ticketing site <a target="_blank" href="">StubHub</a> for ticket event purchases a

Ticket Scalpers Seatwave Take $25 Million Series C

European ticket resellers Seatwave have taken $25 million Series C in a round led by Fidelity Ventures that included Atlas Venture, Mangrove Capital Partners and Adinvest. Total funding for Seatwave t

Event Tickets Are Big Business: European Startup Invades U.S.

London-based Viagogo, an online marketplace for event tickets, is invading the U.S. market. It’s a European version of StubHub, which sold to eBay for $307 million back in January. The site was

MLB Signs StubHub To Sell Secondary Tickets

Major League Baseball and StubHub are now holding hands, according to a Reuters report. StubHub will supply ticket reselling services to 30 MLB-run team websites, taking a chunk out of the $25 million

It's Official – eBay is Buying StubHub For $310 million

Update: Press release is here. It is surprisingly brief, reinforcing the rumor that eBay hastily accelerated the announcement due to the rumors. It looks like the rumors forced eBay’s hand and t

eBay's Place in the Dirty World of Ticket Scalping

Update: eBay’s acquisition of StubHub has just been announced. The secondary market for event tickets is a dirty but lucrative place to be. I have first hand knowledge from my time as COO of Raz