Crunch Report | SoftBank Buys Boston Dynamics

SoftBank is buying Boston Dynamics, Pandora sells 16% of company to SiriusXM and Taylor Swift is coming back to music streaming. All this on Crunch Report.

Ticketing’s distributed future is not only good for fans, it’s already happening

Since the dawn of consumer history, tickets have been a product defined by scarcity and lack of accessibility. The result is an abysmal category user experience that’s most often talked about with u

Pandora will now recommend nearby concerts, thanks to Ticketfly

Spotify late last year turned its recommendation engine to concerts, suggesting nearby shows based on the listening habits of its users. Today, Pandora announced a similar move, aided by Ticketfly, w

After years of bootstrapping Vendini raises $20 million for its ticketing platform

Nearly fifteen years after chief executive Mark Tacchi launched his ticketing services Vendini to compete with the likes of TicketMaster, the company has raised its first $20 million in outside capita

How consolidations will play out in the transportation, food and entertainment industries

There has been no shortage of thoughtful articles exploring a bubble in technology. I would argue that the world has already been transformed, and there is no bubble in the purest sense. Instead of ma

Ticketfly builds concert app from the ashes of its WillCall acquisition

WillCall had great design and community, but didn’t have tickets to the best concerts. Ticketfly had deep relationships with music venues, but no one was using it to discover shows. Today, Ticke

CrunchWeek: Jack Has A Moment, Microsoft Goes Big, And Pandora’s Selling Tickets

It’s Friday, Friday, gotta crunch down on Friday. Welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup show where we talk the biggest things in tech. This week we’re chattin

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week, Microsoft announced new hardware, Twitter finally got a permanent CEO, and Facebook confirmed it is working on augmented reality. Here in the TechCrunch studio, we talked about India&#8217

Pandora Acquires Ticketfly For $450M To Sell Concert Tickets

Pandora has a new tool in its belt to fight against Apple Music and Spotify. The music streaming just announced it will purchase Ticketfly, a Ticketmaster-type site, for $450m in cash and stock. Pando

TC Cribs: Ticketfly, Where Meetings Morph Into Impromptu Jam Sessions

In this episode of Cribs, we headed over to Ticketfly, the startup that runs a ticketing platform for all kinds of live events. As you can see in the video embedded above, going to visit Ticketfly HQ

Concert Giant Ticketfly Acquires Last-Minute Ticket App WillCall

WillCall is a pretty concert app, but its weakness was a lack of deals with venues to get tickets to sell. Well no more, as today it was acquired by Ticketfly, the second-biggest concert ticket seller

Ticketfly Launches Fanbase, An Analytics Tool For Promoters To Identify And Reward Their Biggest Fans

Thanks to a new product from Ticketfly, concert promoters and event venues will now have a tool for identifying and rewarding the customers who attend their events -- and get other people to do so as

Ticketfly Cuts Deal With Top Canadian Concert Promoter And Buys Prime Box Office To Go International

Ticketmaster has a new challenger in Canada. U.S. ticketing platform <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ticketfly.com/">Ticketfly</a> today entered its first international market by striking a deal w

SeatGeek Isn’t Just About Secondary Ticketing Anymore, Thanks To Ticketfly Partnership

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.seatgeek.com">SeatGeek</a> aims to become the definitive search engine for live events, but until now, the tickets available on the site only came from secondary re

Ticketfly Gets Ready To Rock Sporting Events, International, IPO With New $22M Series C

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.ticketfly.com/">Ticketfly</a> is not content playing second fiddle to Ticketmaster, so it just raised a $22 million Series C with each investor chosen for a strengt

Ticketfly Challenges Ticketmaster, Tackles 3X Bigger Market By Now Helping Venues Sell Reserved Seats

Ticketmaster could get away with high service fees because it's one of the few ticketing options for huge venues, but not anymore. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ticketfly.com/">Ticketfly</a> can

Live Nation’s Kick-Ass Concert Calendar Recommends You Gigs From 75 Ticket Sites, Earns You Discounts

You know what doesn't rock? Missing a concert by your favorite band. So today <a href="http://www.livenation.com/">Live Nation</a> is publicly launching its <a href="http://apps.facebook.com/concer

Ticketing 3.0: Facebook Becomes A Box Office

Once upon a time, we bought our concert tickets from a good old-fashioned cashier at the local box office. As time went on, we took some of the work out of the hands of the cashier and started buying

Ticketmaster Rival Ticketfly Gets Another $12M To Make Concert Ticketing More Social

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/screen-shot-2011-04-19-at-8-03-23-am.png" /> Social ticketing company <a href="http://www.ticketfly.com">Ticketfly</a> is announcing a $12 mi

Ticketmaster Rival Ticketfly Acquires Music Event Listing And Promotion Service Gigbot

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/gigbot.png" class="shot2">Online ticketing startup <a href="http://www.ticketfly.com/">Ticketfly</a> has acquired music event listing and prom