Microsoft Employee Allegedly Embezzled $200,000 Of Super Bowl Tickets
An employee of Microsoft allegedly tried to steal more than $1.5 million through the creation of fraudulent invoices and unauthorized use of the company’s assets, and now faces up to 20 years in prison. According to the Department of Justice, Jeff Tran, who worked as the Director of Sports... Read more
Broker Genius Names Former Bluewolf COO Paulo Kaiser As President
Broker Genius, a dynamic auto pricing and analytics company in the ticketing industry, hired former Bluewolf executive Paulo Kaiser as its first President. Paulo will manage Broker Genius’s growth and continue to drive customer success. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the engineering, analytics, account management, sales,... Read more
Numerous Businesses at Risk Over NY AG’s Broad Interpretation of Law
The business models of Todaytix.com and practically every other ticket resale business, along with businesses offering hotel rooms and even the dairy farming industry could be in peril, according to the New York Attorney General’s stance regarding selling items before ownership, a source with knowledge of the AG’s thinking... Read more
WWE Evolution Ticket Sales Reportedly Low
Ticket sales for WWE’s upcoming all-women event, Evolution, are reportedly low and are said to be the weakest sales for a WWE event in a while. According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, ticket sales haven’t completely flopped, but they are weaker than expected. He said that... Read more
Festicket Aims To Bring Platform To North American Market
The music festival platform Festicket is bringing their operations to North America, and has just announced a new president to take over affairs in the U.S. Festicket, which offers bookings, packages, and information for festival fans around the world, provides booking options, accommodations, and festival essentials to concertgoers. Since... Read more
NBA Ticketing Executive Under Investigation by FBI
An executive for the Miami Heat has been placed on leave by the team in the wake of an investigation by the FBI into a suspected money laundering scheme that occurred when he was an executive with the Sacramento Kings, according to the Sacramento Bee. Jeffrey R. David, who... Read more
Katy Perry Ticket Prices Cut In Half, Fans Angered At Slow Ticketing Method
Slow ticketing is the latest trend in the ticketing industry – meaning that the highest-priced tickets are sold first, and as the concert approaches, the prices are slashed. Katy Perry fans are now facing the consequences. Although Perry originally sold-out shows in New Zealand during her 2010 and 2014... Read more
StubHub Questions Ticketmaster’s Motives To Close Resale Sites in UK
Secondary ticketing site StubHub has questioned the motives behind Ticketmaster’s decision to close its resale sites in the UK and across Europe. Ticketmaster sites Get Me In! and Seatwave will be replaced with a new fan-to-fan ticket exchange, set to kick-off this October in the UK and Ireland and... Read more
Insurtech Company TicketGuardian Combats Non-Refundable Industry
At major, live events, there are always seats left unfilled, causing fans to speculate and venues to become frustrated. But what if there was a way to prevent this from happening, and give some sort of control back to venues and ticketing platforms? Earlier this year, FIFA launched an... Read more
FlipTix To Launch New Ticket Resale Technology at Kaaboo-Del Mar Festival
Orange County, California-based tech start-up FlipTix has announced a ticket resale technology, which will enable tickets to be resold during a live event, to launch at this year’s Kaaboo-Del Mar Festival. FlipTix makes it possible for concertgoers to buy or sell a ticket when exiting a venue through their... Read more