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Lea’s live event assistant for Messenger makes buying tickets easier

Buying event tickets online isn't a great experience. Sites like Ticketmaster are the default, but are difficult to use and expensive. A startup called Lea wants to offer a more modern experience by c

Ticketmaster is taking NFL ticketing digital

The football ticket is about to go paperless. As part of a multi-year contract extension between The National Football League and Ticketmaster, the ticketing giant has said it will be selling the NFL

An MLB team is using the iPhone’s NFC feature for contactless stadium entry

Today the MLB announced that the Oakland Athletics are piloting a new NFC ticketing solution which lets fans enter the stadium by tapping their phone (or Apple Watch) to a ticket scanner – just

Facebook adds a dedicated ‘Movies’ section offering showtimes and ticket sales

Some Facebook users have noticed a new section called "Movies" appearing in the mobile app's main navigation. The feature offers a way to see which movies are playing nearby, available showtimes and a

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 th

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

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-

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 ga

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

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

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. Fi

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

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 bow

Ticketmaster integrates with Bandsintown to offer in-app ticketing for local shows

By opening up its application program interface to Bandsintown (the first of several planned integrations with different partners), Ticketmaster hopes to solve the industry's nagging problem, which No

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

TicketFire Adds Their Own Digital Ticket Marketplace, Pic-To-Sell

TicketFire adds a marketplace functionality to their patent-pending paper/digital ticket converting app. The functionality called Pic-To-Sell, allows you not only to digitize and transfer your paper t

Fixed, The App That Fixes Your Parking Tickets, Gets Blocked In San Francisco, Oakland & L.A.

Fixed, a mobile app that fights parking tickets and other traffic citations on users' behalf, has had its parking ticket operations blocked in three of its top cities, San Francisco, Oakland and L.A.

TodayTix Stages A Mobile Coup Of The $50 Billion Theater Ticket Business

Concerts! Sports! Theater? Event startups have largely ignored musicals and plays but the fact is they’re an enormous business driven by high-spending theater addicts “whales”. That&

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

Seatwave Buys Timbre To Expand Into Live Music Discovery, Primary Ticket Sales

The UK’s Seatwave, a platform for secondary ticket purchases — where people or venues can post live event tickets for resale — is today announcing an acquisition that will take the
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