StubHub Is For Sale: How Much Is The Marketplace Really Worth?
By: Eric Fuller StubHub is for sale. Interested? Cramer says it could sell for $10 billion. Quite possibly it’s worth zero. Here’s what you ought to know: StubHub is a resale ticket marketplace owned by eBay. It’s where consumers from around the world buy tickets to events. Before StubHub,... Read more
Google Suspends Viagogo from Search Advertising Platform
Google has suspended Viagogo from using its search engine marketing adwords platform to reach consumers, multiple outlets are reporting. The action follows a lengthy lobbying campaign by music industry insiders against the Switzerland-based ticket marketplace, which vowed to resolve any concerns which led to the suspension swiftly. “When people... Read more
FTC Online Ticket Sales Workshop Schedule Announced
Coming less than two weeks away on June 11, the FTC Online Ticket Sales Workshop – “That’s the Ticket” – will feature three panel discussions and a keynote, according to the schedule the organization released this week detailing the day’s discussions. A who’s who of industry professionals and economic... Read more
Eventbrite Collabs With Google To Help Aussies Find Events Via ‘Search’
Eventbrite just announced a collaboration with Google which allows eventgoers in Australia to easily find nearby concerts and live experiences simply by using Google’s new “Events In Search” feature. Starting today, Australian residents can search for “events near me” on Google and a list of events, catered to the... Read more
SeatGeek Introduces Partnership With Google, New Google Pay Feature
Secondary ticketing site SeatGeek has announced their partnership with Google, allowing users the ability to add their tickets directly into Google Pay. SeatGeek users now can add their purchased tickets into their Google Pay app, storing their ticket alongside credit cards and boarding passes. If more than one ticket... Read more
Texas Congressman Calls for Google’s Certification to be “Fair and Impartial”
Signals Bipartisan Support for the FTC Monitoring of Google’s Certification Process The US Minority Ticker Group (USMTG) has added Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas to a growing list of legislators calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to monitor Google’s introduction of their certification process for ticket resellers.... Read more
Google Takes On Spotify, Apple Music With New YouTube Streaming Service
As streaming continues to grow  into a dominant position of how people access music, Google has stepped up its competition against Spotify and Apple Music with its new streaming service: YouTube Premium. Google is now breaking up YouTube Red service into two pieces: a YouTube streaming service and a... Read more
Google Pay Wallet Can Now Store Tickets Via Ticketmaster Integration
Google Pay, who have integrated with Ticketmaster, will now be able to store concert tickets, allowing customers to save tickets directly to their phone with the touch of a button. Earlier this year, Google Pay announced that it would combine Google Wallet and Android Pay under the brand name... Read more
Google Ticketing Certification Asking Resellers to Surpass FTC Face Value Rules
As the guidelines and requirements of Google’s recent declaration continue to be unpacked and sorted out, one huge question hangs over the world of ticketing: According to the rules Google has proposed for secondary sales sites that want to be certified to advertise using their AdWords system, the Federal... Read more
New Google Advertising Policies May Blacklist Major Ticketing Sites on January 29
Google is in the midst of rolling out new policies aimed at ticket resellers. The tech giant announced a major overhaul in their advertising practices for ticket sellers in November, with the official certification process for resell sites like Stubhub, Vivid Seats, Ticketmaster, axs.com, Tele-Charge and others underway now. Read more