“MOBIQA SOURCE SCANNERS FROM PARTNERSHIP WITH SCANSOURCE EUROPE” Edinburgh, UK (Mobiqa) 1 December 2008 – UK-based pioneers of mobile ticketing technology, Mobiqa, and ScanSource Europe, a leading distributor of Auto ID, electronic point of sale and mobility technology products, have formed a partnership to provide a complete end-to-end mobile... Read more
British authorities this week arrested five people in relation to recent incidents of alleged ticket fraud where fans never received tickets they ordered for the Beijing Olympics and several music festivals. According to BBC News, the five people arrested are associated with Xclusive Leisure and Hospitality Ltd., which has... Read more
Escondido, CA-based software company FurrySoft has launched the first iPhone application for buying tickets called Tiggits 1.0. The free app is available to download from iTunes and also works with Apple’s iTouch iPod. The application incorporates direct access to TicketNetwork’s extensive, billion-dollar inventory of tickets to North American events,... Read more
Sean Moriarty, president of Ticketmaster Entertainment, was honored recently at the fourth annual CoachArt Champions Awards Dinner in Pacific Palisades, CA, for his philanthropic efforts that have significantly improved CoachArt’s ability to help the children it serves. The event raised more than $400,000. CoachArt is a Los Angeles based... Read more
“MADISON SQUARE GARDEN NAMES JUSTIN EDELMAN VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS” New York, NY (Madison Square Garden) November 24, 2008 – Madison Square Garden today announced that Justin Edelman has been named vice president, communications. In this position, Mr. Edelman will be working on strategic planning and public relations management... Read more
“FANSNAP SECURES $5.5M IN FINANCING ROUND” PALO ALTO, CA (FanSnap) November 24, 2008 – FanSnap, the live event ticket search engine for fans, today announced it has raised a $5.5 million round of new financing. The round was led by General Catalyst Partners of Cambridge, MA, which also led... Read more
In a move that the company said allows it to improve its relationship with large-volume ticket sellers, StubHub announced today that it bought ticket broker software company Ticket Technology for an undisclosed price. Spearheaded by former National Association of Ticket Brokers President Russ Lindmark, Ticket Technology has more than... Read more
“FanMail Marketing & Front Gate Tickets Announce Partnership” Austin, TX (Front Gate Tickets) November 20, 2008 – Two industry leaders announced that they will combine forces today: FanMail Marketing and Front Gate Tickets have partnered to provide an enhanced Fan Relationship Management (FRM) and marketing software platform for ticketing... Read more
With speculation swirling throughout the industry that ticketing’s two top dogs, Ticketmaster Entertainment and StubHub may have settled a nearly two-year-old lawsuit between them, TicketNews has learned that Ticketmaster is separately seeking to seal a recent deposition in the case by President and CEO Sean Moriarty because of its... Read more
It is no secret that the ticketing industry, like other markets throughout the struggling economy, is dealing with plethora of financial and business issues, but TicketsNow President and CEO Cheryl Rosner believes that ticket companies should embrace the challenges. Rosner was one of several Chicago-area business leaders to offer... Read more