Pandora Is About to Start Slinging Concert Tickets

Streaming music platform Pandora has just announced it has acquired ticket-selling site Ticketfly, in a deal valued at around $450 million. Pandora says it will help in “achieving Pandora’s mission to help artists find their audience and help listeners find…

Google: Driverless Car Tickets Should Come Our Way

What in the hell happens when one of Google’s driverless cars gets pulled over and handed a ticket? I say ‘when’ because it’s actually never happened. Though Google’s self-driving vehicles have now logged over 700,000 miles, the Mountain View Police…

Groupon Now Officially Owns Ticket Monster (Formerly Of LivingSocial)

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.…

Disneyland, Disney World Tickets Hit By Price Hike

Disneyland is a place where dreams come true, but those dreams are now seeing a price hike. Disney announced over the weekend that ticket prices for Disneyland and California Adventure will go up by $5. That translates to $92 for…

Facebook Tests ‘Buy Tickets’ Option for Events [UPDATED]

It appears that Facebook may be dipping its toes into the tickets game – just ever so slightly. Israeli social media firm Blink first spotted a new “Buy Tickets” option appearing on some events. The button links users to a…

noPhoto Wants to Stick It to the Man, One Avoided Traffic Cam Ticket at a Time

Freedom, security, and privacy. Those are some pretty weighty concepts to be used in the discussion of license plate technology. But that’s what noLimits Enterprises says it can give drivers all across the country with its new product, noPhoto. “The…

StubHub Launched In The UK

eBay launched StubHub, its secondary ticketing service, in the United Kingdom today. This marks the first international expansion for StubHub. The company is positioning it as an attept to “shake up the UK ticketing market”. The company will sell tickets…

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.