eBay's StubHub has acquired Peekspy, makers of the Fanvenues 3D mapping service. On its site, FanVenues calls itself "The Google of seat views for sports and concert fans."
OK. I guess that means the place where people go to search for seat views?
"We create 3-dimensional real-life spaces for the web with your own customised and interactive features," Peekspy explains on its site. "Our range of products enables your customers to visit your space (indoor or outdoor) by simply browsing the web. Combining fun, interaction and sense of real-life experience, users can locate information within buildings, get directions to desired destinations or choose to freely navigate within the 3D environment. Our technology also allows you to easily organize, update and display live information instantly in 3D."
eBay's Richard Brewer-Hay writes on the eBay Ink blog:
Something I could have done with a couple of days ago on StubHub when I pulled the trigger on 2 tickets for my eldest daughter and I to see The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, perform in San Jose later next month. I’ve got a pretty good idea that we’ve got excellent seats because I’ve been to this particular venue a few times, but because she’s young, I wanted to make sure we had a great view from our seats for her first ever indoor arena concert.
As an avid Miami Dolphins’ fan I’m looking forward to playing with the new functionality when I start tracking down tickets next season when Peyton Manning takes the field in orange and teal.
StubHub itself was acquired by eBay back in 2007. StubHub recently acquired Zvents, which claims over 3 million events generated by 140,000 local marketers.
Terms of the Peekspy acquisition were not disclosed. For that matter, neither were terms for the Zvents deal.