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Eventbrite acquires Spanish ticketing platform Ticketea

Eventbrite has been shopping again in Europe — announcing today that it’s picked up Spanish ticketing firm, Ticketea. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed but we’re asking arou

Tencent reportedly invests $150M in cinema ticketing startup Maoyan

Tencent announced another impressive quarter of financials yesterday, but the Chinese internet giant — which is creeping towards a $500 billion market cap — made other financial moves this

Fandango is acquiring rival online ticketer MovieTickets.com

A consolidation in the advance movie ticketing space is happening today, with Fandango's announcement that it's acquiring rival MovieTickets.com for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which is expected to

Co-founder Brian Fenty becomes CEO at TodayTix

There’s a new CEO at TodayTix, though he’s definitely not new to the company — Chairman Brian Fenty is becoming chief executive, while his co-founder (and the previous CEO) Merritt Baer

After years of chasing brokers and bots, ‘slow ticketing’ will help both artists and fans

Jesse Lawrence Contributor Jesse Lawrence has been in media and tech for 20 years. Prior to TicketIQ, he worked at MediaMath and IAC. He started his career as a writer. More posts by this contributor

Amazon could start selling event tickets in the US

Amazon might get into event ticket sales, according to a new report from Reuters. The commerce giant has eyed the space, which is largely dominated by Live Nation’s Ticketmaster in the U.S., and

SeatGeek raises $57M to acquire ticketing software company TopTix

SeatGeek is announcing a deal to acquire TopTix for $56 million. While SeatGeek has made acquisitions before, this is its biggest, and the company funded the deal by raising a $57 million Series D led

U2’s The Edge invests in Coras’ ‘event ticketing under one API’ in €1.9M fundraise

Coras connects tickets to customers through a global distribution platform so they can purchase tickets through any Coras-connected site. It’s now closed a €1.9 million investment round led by Atl

Eventbrite buys Ticketscript, a self-service ticket platform for music events

Eventbrite, the billion-dollar event-management platform that some tip for an imminent IPO, has made another acquisition in Europe to build out its presence here, and to move deeper into ticketing ser

SeatGeek’s new Pano feature gives ticketbuyers a 360-degree view of the stadium

SeatGeek is launching a new way to give ticketbuyers a better sense of exactly what they’ll see from a given seat. The new feature, called Pano, offers a 360-degree view of the empty venue — y

BOTS Act punishing online scalpers passes Senate, moves on to the House

Scalpers who use bots to slam ticket websites and snatch up a huge proportion of seats at popular shows may soon find themselves in violation of federal law. The Senate and House have both passed vers

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

Dice snags $6M to win more fans for its frustration-free ticketing platform

London-based ticketing startup Dice, which sells mobile tickets without booking fees and with a current focus on millennials wanting to discover new bands to go see live, has closed a $6 million Serie

SeatGeek moves beyond resale tickets with new ‘Open’ platform

Sports teams and live event venues will soon be able to sell their tickets directly through SeatGeek. The company has focused on resale tickets until now — first by aggregating resale options from o

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

How Mobile Technology Will Increase Stadium Security

In the months and years following September 11, one of the most noticeable changes was the experience of going through an airport—longer lines, no liquids, taking off your shoes. What used to feel o

SeatGeek Launches A Marketplace Where Anyone Can Sell And Transfer Tickets

SeatGeek is already a solid way to score tickets for live events, but now you can use it to sell those tickets, too. In a sense, the tickets on SeatGeek are being resold already, but the model relied

Ticket Search Engine SeatGeek Raises $35M Round From Accel And Some Big-Name Athletes

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.seatgeek.com">SeatGeek</a>, a company that bills itself as "the web's largest ticket search engine", is announcing that it has raised $35 million in Series B fundin

Eventbrite Beefs Up Engineering To Take on Ticketmaster

Eventbrite is setting its sites on a bigger vision that will take on the likes of Ticketmaster and StubHub as the go-to events space. It's been busy hiring a bunch of new and notable engineering talen

Where’s The Party? YC-Backed Shoobs Wants To Be Ticketmaster For Local Nightlife Events

Shoobs is a U.K. startup aiming to become Ticketmaster for local nightlife events. Wondering which hot DJs are coming to your corner of town soon? Shoobs wants to be the place you go to figure out whe
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