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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...
Ticketmaster is one of the premier vendor of tickets for concerts, sporting events, and other forms of entertainment. However, it might be getting some big time competition from the world's largest online retailer. There is chatter from multiple sources that Amazon is in talks with venue owners in the United States about partnering up to sell tickets through the etailers online store front.Amazon enjoys a massive customer base. The appeal for venue owners is having access to all those eyeballs that already shop on Amazon anyway. And for the online retailer, the motivation is obviously money, and lots of it. According to estimates by research firm BTIG, Ticketmaster raked in a whopping $1.6 billion... Read more...
Ticketmaster is continually looking for ways to make it easier for people to purchase tickets for music and sporting events, and its latest partnership sees the company hooking up with the dominant social network: Facebook. Starting later this month, users will be able to purchase event tickets directly from Facebook — either through the website or through the mobile app. “By putting the ability to buy tickets directly within Facebook we hope that we’re going to provide a more seamless purchase experience and sell more tickets,” said Ticketmaster Distributed Commerce GM and VP Dan Armstrong. The Facebook purchase option will initially be limited to a small number of general admission events,... Read more...
Have you ever found yourself caught in a Captcha loop? It's where you do your best to decipher strings of text that sometimes look like a bunch of hieroglyphics, only to get it wrong over and over again until finally, you punch in the correct characters and are granted to access to a site you're now too frustrated to visit. Even more annoying is if you lose out on concert tickets because you couldn't figure out the code. Ticketmaster has long used Captcha to keep the bots at bay, which try to purchase large numbers of tickets that can later be scalped. Unfortunately, it slows down the process of an honest customer trying to purchase a ticket, and in some cases, a concert might sell out while... Read more...
Well, this is sure to upset some people. Ticketmaster has been one of the "necessary evils" in the ticket business for a long, long time. Average artists don't like 'em, average consumers don't like 'em. It's hard to find anyone actually with a glowing thing to say about Ticketmaster. And now, there's even more reason to complain. The company has just launched a new Dynamic Pricing Tool, which they claim will allow fans to buy more seats rather than having to find them on the secondary market. But that's twisting the story. The truth is, Ticketmaster hates losing out on all of the money in the secondary market, particularly for huge shows where front-row seats can demand thousands on StubHub... Read more...