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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...
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...