Eventgoers Can Now Use Amazon Alexa To Buy Tickets From Ticketmaster
Buying tickets can now be as easy as talking. Last week, Ticketmaster announced the development of Alexa skill, which allows users to buy tickets with voice commands. With Alexa skill, prospective eventgoers can search for nearby concerts, theatre shows, and sporting events by simply saying, “Alexa, ask Ticketmaster to... Read more
New York Attorney General Sued by TicketNetwork, Ticket Galaxy
TicketNetwork and Ticket Galaxy have filed simultaneous lawsuits against acting New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, according to press releases issued by both Connecticut-based companies. The lawsuits were filed in reaction to what the companies characterize as a “deeply flawed interpretation of New York State Law,” as it pertains... Read more
Report: Amazon Abandoning Move into U.S. Ticketing Market – For Now
After a summer of “what if” headlines, Amazon is reportedly stepping down from its consideration of a bid to enter the U.S. ticketing market, according to Dave Brooks of Amplify. Amazon, which operates within the European market as one of many primary ticketers alongside Ticketmaster, reportedly sought to make... Read more
Motley Fool Rates Ticketmaster as “Ripe For Disruption” by Amazon
The back-and-forth on the potential that e-commerce giant Amazon will make a move into the event ticketing space continues to draw headlines. Investment publication Motley Fool published a report today very bullish on the potential for Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) to make a successful run at Ticketmaster, which is owned... Read more
Live Nation CEO to Amazon: “Challenge Ticketmaster? Good Luck.”
Live Nation (NASDAQ – LYV) CEO Michael Rapino doesn’t seem troubled by news that e-commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ – AMZN) is making inroads to the U.S. ticketing market. Rapino, whose company owns near-monopoly status on ticketing through subsidiary Ticketmaster, made it clear with remarks at a Goldman Sachs conference... Read more
Reuters Report: Amazon Preparing to Enter Ticketing Biz in U.S.
(Main Amazon ticket image via TechCrunch) Amazon may be taking its market disruption business model into a new space, according to a report from Reuters on Thursday afternoon. Having already dominated the online retail marketplace and seen success in other realms, such as the thriving Washington Post, the Jeff... Read more