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When it comes to purchasing tickets for popular concert and sporting events, Ticketmaster is a dominant force for anyone looking to score a good seat to the venue. Now the company is looking to expand its dominance in online ticketing by adopting facial recognition technology to speed of the process of "checking in" concert goers. Ticketmaster is teaming up with Blink Identity, a company that specializes in facial recognition technology. Using this technology, Ticketmaster customers will be able to associate their facial data with their ticket, which will then allow them simply walk through an event's ticketing checkpoint without forking over a printed sheet of paper (how quaint) or displaying... Read more...
Frankly, the movie theatre experience has become more of an annoyance for us than anything else, what with people answering or chatting on cellphones, the noise, and people even setting fireworks off (it was July 4, but still). This probably isn't going to drag us back into the theater, but it's still cool. Fandango has released an iPhone app that doesn't stop at allowing you to check out movies and theatre locations, it allows over-the-air ticket purchases. Yep, it's far more than just a way to browse and find movies. You can view movie information, read fan reviews, and using the iPhone's GPS capabilities, you can find theaters near your current location (and get a Google map, as well). You... Read more...
At least, unlike the Hannah Montana fiasco, the servers just crashed rather than end users getting the shaft.Ticket sales for the Games were halted after demand proved to be far too much for the database to handle. The ticketing database could supposedly process 150,000 transactions an hour, but in just the first hour, the Games' site had 8 million hits, its hotline had 3.8 million calls, and 200,000 orders were taken from customers.Originally, the Olympics organizers had planned to sell tickets in three phases. Of the 7 million tickets available, 1.6 million were allocated in the first phase, through a lottery earlier in the year. The second phase - which was intended to be a first-come, first-served... Read more...
The paperless office was forecast years ago - and never happened.  But the global airlines body IATA has set the stage for the paperless air transit system, by placing what it called the last order for paper tickets, ever. "In just 278 more days, the paper ticket will become a collector's item," said Giovanni Bisignani, director general of the International Air Transport Association. The changeover from paper would not only cut airlines' costs by $9 for every traveller but would also mean the industry -- criticized by environmentalists for its part in global warming -- would save 50,000 mature trees a year, he added. It's great that it will save trees,... Read more...