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Groupon Now Officially Owns Ticket Monster (Formerly Of LivingSocial)

Groupon Now Officially Owns Ticket Monster (Formerly Of LivingSocial)

By Chris Crum January 3, 2014

Groupon announced an agreement to acquire LivingSocial’s Ticket Monster when it reported its Q3 earnings in November. On Friday, Groupon announced that it has closed the acquisition. Groupon paid $260 million in cash and stock for the Korean ticketing company. …

JetBlue Runs an Interesting and Successful Twitter Promotion

In the social media world, it is so important to try to do things that haven’t been done before. Why? Well, since social media is so new and the applications of it have not even begun to be thought of yet, you must be a risk taker by default to see if it will work for you and your business. We hear more about social media flame-outs, which I attribute to our human nature to feel that news is mostly negative. Fortunately, there have been some risk takers that have had success worth discussing.

No Zep Tickets? The Song Remained The Same

If not for the Internet, you would be waiting for either 90 seconds of coverage on the 11 o’clock news, or the morning paper to find out about Led Zeppelin’s tribute to Atlantic Records late founder Ahmet Ertegun.

Social Networking Site To Sell Tickets
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Social networking site Going.com said it would begin allowing its users to buy event tickets directly from the site starting with a Moby concert this week.

China To Sell Olympic Tickets By Lottery

Organizers of the 2008 Olympics have abandoned plans for online ticket sales after the ticketing system crashed last week due to heavy demand by Chinese sports fans.

Beijing Halts Sale Of Olympic Tickets

Ticket sales for next year’s Olympic Games in Beijing were temporarily suspended Tuesday for a week after the ticketing system crashed due to heavy demand by Chinese sports fans.

Major League Crash Stalls Rockies Ticket Sales

The ticketing system operated by a California company has been unable to process World Series ticket sales for Colorado Rockies fans, and those baseball fans are not happy about it.

Patriots May Cancel Tickets For Using StubHub

The New England Patriots have won a court case against online ticket reseller StubHub and have obtained the names of 13,000 people who have bought or sold tickets using the site. The Patriots said they could revoke the season tickets of people who used the site.

StubHub Acquired by eBay

eBay announced the acquisition of StubHub, an online marketplace for the resale of event tickets.

Google Real Estate? Google Autos? Not?

Steve Rubel, in two seperate posts, links to new types of searches Google is serving, from auto searches to real estate searches.

The Case For Open Comments

I’m not very hep on comment moderation. I think it’s a line for bloggers that cannot handle criticism – why is the blogosphere so full of thin-skinned people? – but the usual line trotted out that it’s to stop comment SPAM.

eBay Backs Down On Live 8 Tickets

The online auctioneer had not planned to interfere with sellers of tickets to the upcoming Live 8 show in London.

Geldof Upset Over Text Messaging Ticket Contest

Winners of tickets to the Live 8 event in London apparently wasted no time posting their ducats on eBay.