tickets

  • Ticketmaster is taking NFL ticketing digital

    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 “the first open architecture, fully digital ticketing system in sports.” Ticketmaster will also continue to run the NFL’s resale marketplace, the NFL Ticket Exchange, which will… Read More

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

    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 like you’d do to use Apple Pay. The feature uses the NFC technology that is used for contactless rewards cards (like Walgreens Balance Rewards) via Apple Pay, and this is the first time… Read More

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

    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 list of local theaters and their movie selections. The section is powered through an integration with Fandango’s booking service, so you can buy a movie ticket right from… Read More

  • 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