tickets

  • Hungarian hacker arrested for pressing F12

    Hungarian hacker arrested for pressing F12

    The Budapest Transport Authority (BKK, in Hungarian) recently launched an online payment system with the help of a T-Systems Hungary, Deutsche Telekom’s consulting arm. The system, which took three months to build, was supposed to be installed in time for the FINA world championships in Budapest. The software, not unexpectedly for such a project, was full of bugs including the discovery… Read More

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

    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 services. It has acquired Ticketscript, a startup based out of Amsterdam that offers a popular platform for event organisers to set up and sell tickets online for live events like music… Read More

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

    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-beater, etc. The kind of games that memories are made of. But you also probably remember the opposite. Like spending $500 on Sunday Night Football tickets to watch your team lose to the Cardinals… Read More

  • Gametime raises $20 million to sell last-minute, textable tickets to sporting events and concerts

    Gametime raises $20 million to sell last-minute, textable tickets to sporting events and concerts

    Gametime has raised $20 million in venture funding for an app that allows people to find and buy tickets to a nearby concert or sporting event at the last minute, and even up to a half-hour after a game begins. Evolution Media Partners led Gametime’s Series B round, joined by GV, Stanford’s StartX Fund, Accel Partners, Casey Wasserman and Jeff Mallett. The funding brings… Read More

  • New ticketing technologies will open more doors to live entertainment Crunch Network

    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 the APIs necessary for real-time pricing, a practice that is standard in other industries). It’s no wonder that when you add all this up, legacy ticketing is one of the most… Read More

  • SeatGeek will calculate how much that ticket is worth

    SeatGeek will calculate how much that ticket is worth

    Have you ever bought sweet tickets for a ballgame, a concert or some other live event, only to find out that you couldn’t make it? The internet certainly offers plenty of ways for you to unload the tickets… but how much should you charge? Ticketing startup SeatGeek has launched a new way to help you figure it out. In a way, SeatGeek has been offering this since last fall, when… Read More

  • Fixed, the app that helps you fight tickets, gets acquired by a law firm

    Fixed, the app that helps you fight tickets, gets acquired by a law firm

    Sometimes the government, not the startup, wins. Case in point: Fixed, the company that began as a tool to help drivers fight their parking tickets through the use technology, has been acquired. Fixed had struggled to get cities to accept its submissions, having faced everything from being blocked from cities’ ticket websites to agencies simply unplugging their fax machine so… Read More

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

    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 Ticketbis, an online ticket marketplace based out of Bilbao, which it plans to roll into StubHub, its own ticket marketplace. The deal will expand StubHub outside of its existing core U.S. base into… Read More

  • Shoowin lets you reserve playoff tickets to sports events on the cheap

    Shoowin lets you reserve playoff tickets to sports events on the cheap

    All sports fans love a good playoff game. But actually attending one is something most folks never have the chance to do. The ticket prices for these games, from pro basketball to college football bowl games, is exorbitant. Plus, you don’t even know if your team is going until way late in the season, when prices are at their highest. Shoowin, a new startup backed by BBG Ventures, is… Read More