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Facebook tries 'buy tickets' button on events, but links offsite

Tickets for WWDC 2012 Sell Out in Under Two Hours

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Less than two hours after going on sale, passes for Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) have already sold out. The quick sellout comes even as Apple imposed new restrictions this year limiting ticket sales to registered iOS and Mac developers and limiting the number of passes available per developer group....
Tickets for WWDC 2012 Sell Out in Under Two Hours

Yahoo Movies partners with Fandango for ticket sales

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Yahoo's deal with Fandango is another example of the one-time search giant's shift in focus toward digital media. [Read more]...
Yahoo Movies partners with Fandango for ticket sales

The Avengers Sets New Mobile Ticket Record For Fandango

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The Avengers can add another record to its tally — it represents the most opening weekend tickets sold in Fandango history, and a new record for mobile ticket sales. Fandango didn’t share the exact number of sales, but it did say that The Avengers beat the previous record holder, The...
The Avengers Sets New Mobile Ticket Record For Fandango

Path CEO Dave Morin Joins Eventbrite Board

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Path co-founder and CEO Dave Morin is joining the board of the event ticketing startup Eventbrite, the company is announcing today. The news of the appointment follows what has been, so far, quite a busy year for the startup, which has now sold 60 million tickets, and is expanding globally...
Path CEO Dave Morin Joins Eventbrite Board

Yammer's David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF

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One of the most rational voices in the Valley, David Sacks has hit many of the commonly agreed upon entrepreneurial “milestones,” and he’s only 40. Sacks is part of a mafia (PayPal), he’s had a pivot (MyGeni) and he’s won a TechCrunch startup competition, back when it was TechCrunch 50....
Yammer's David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF

Why marathon productions are big among the YouTube generation | Kirsty Lang

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The popularity of epic theatre and film projects shows audiences are hungry for a deeper experience than Twitter can offerTwo artistic marathons are taking place this weekend. Theatregoers at the Norfolk and Norwich festival will sit through a 12-hour experimental play called Life and Times, which chronicles the life of...
Why marathon productions are big among the YouTube generation | Kirsty Lang

“Titanic” to Return to Theaters in 3D

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Jeffrey Katzenberg was right: 3D is the future of movies. USA Today interviewed Avatar director James Cameron about this new era of filmmaking, and the director revealed plans to bring a certain unsinkable hit back to theaters in 2012, this time in 3D: Titanic. Because of the success of...
“Titanic” to Return to Theaters in 3D

With $50m still in the bank, Eventbrite targets Europe

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Last year the ticket sales startup Eventbrite went out looking for money and came back smiling, with a bumper $50 million from Tiger Global in its pocket. Now the company has finally revealed exactly what it’s going to do with the money: go international, and in a big way. I...
With $50m still in the bank, Eventbrite targets Europe

3D film: have the wheels fallen off?

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Hollywood was quick to jump on the 3D bandwagon, but ticket sales are falling. Film buffs Francine Stock and Danny Leigh discuss whether or not the format has a futureThe number of films being made in 3D is falling – and so are ticket sales, it emerged this week. Broadcasters Francine Stock,...
3D film: have the wheels fallen off?

Louis CK's Direct Tour Sales: Over $6 Million In 1 Week, Scalping Drops From 25% To Below 1%

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We recently wrote about Louis CK's latest experiment in being open, human and awesome and connecting with his fans: selling his entire tour directly from his own site at a flat price (no service fees, nothing) of $45. One of the "features" of that offering was also an attempt to...
Louis CK's Direct Tour Sales: Over $6 Million In 1 Week, Scalping Drops From 25% To Below 1%

Eventbrite Now Recommends Events To 20 Million Users, Boosting Ticket Sales Along The Way

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Online ticket sales startup Eventbrite is always looking for new ways that it can boost attendance at various events that are run on its platform. In December, it launched a recommendation system that would offer up events its users might want to attend, and now, about seven months later, it’s...
Eventbrite Now Recommends Events To 20 Million Users, Boosting Ticket Sales Along The Way

Eventbrite Passes $1.5B In Sales, 1/3 Of It In The Last 9 Months

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Champagne corks are a-flyin’ this morning at Eventbrite, where the online event ticketing company is about to announce that they’ve just sold their 100 millionth ticket. All in all, that works out to $1.5 billion in gross ticket sales, up from a total of $1B sold by June of last...
Eventbrite Passes $1.5B In Sales, 1/3 Of It In The Last 9 Months

Persuade bands to play near you with Songkick's 'Detour' crowdfunding platform, kicking off with London

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If you’re one of those music fans who hounds bands and musicians with questions such as ‘When are you coming to play MY town?’, Detour is one service you will be all over like a deranged groupie rash. London-based startup Songkick launched crowdfunding platform Detour in private beta last year,...
Persuade bands to play near you with Songkick's 'Detour' crowdfunding platform, kicking off with London

Live Nation’s Kick-Ass Concert Calendar Recommends You Gigs From 75 Ticket Sites, Earns You Discounts

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You know what doesn’t rock? Missing a concert by your favorite band. Live Nation wants to make sure that doesn’t happen to you, so today it’s publicly launching Concert Calendar, a Facebook app that pulls in music and comedy gig listings from its Ticketmaster site as well as 75 other ticketers....
Live Nation’s Kick-Ass Concert Calendar Recommends You Gigs From 75 Ticket Sites, Earns You Discounts

Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]

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James Cameron, the director of the just-released 3D version of the Titanic, as well as Aliens, Terminator, Avatar and so many other major blockbusters, is spilling some secrets today. He’s speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas about how to make money making 3D movies. The...
Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]

Evento lands $750k from mystery German backers to expand its social ticketing service

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Isreali social ticketing firm Evento has secured $750,000 to bolster existing European partnerships and expand its service. The startup took part in the Microsoft’s Windows Azure Accelerator and since than it has been working on making events go viral, primarily via Facebook. According to to Sportcal (subscription), private angel investors...
Evento lands $750k from mystery German backers to expand its social ticketing service

Apple's Passbook gains more traction as Airbnb, Eventbrite and McDonald's hop on board

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As one of the many new features in iOS 6, Apple’s Passbook app launched quietly, with a small number of high-profile brands and businesses supporting it. It was given another noticeable boost after McDonalds updated their apps to include Passbook functionality. For Apple, having the three companies on board is a significant development; Airbnb...
Apple's Passbook gains more traction as Airbnb, Eventbrite and McDonald's hop on board

Eventbrite raises a fresh $60M, but it's still in no rush to go public

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Eventbrite may look like a company on the verge of an IPO, but the company’s latest bit of financing shows it’s quite content with staying private. Eventbrite has raised a fresh $60 million in funding, thanks to T. Rowe Price and Tiger Global. While it’s a bit strange that a late-stage company...
Eventbrite raises a fresh $60M, but it's still in no rush to go public

Eventbrite unveils At The Door Card reader, turns iPads into ticketing terminals

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Square may see the iPad to as an excellent retail tool, but Eventbrite thinks Apple's tablet a box office boon, which is why it created the At The Door app and card reader solution. Eventbrite's a self-service ticketing platform and its new dongle, which connects via Apple's 30-pin connector,...
Eventbrite unveils At The Door Card reader, turns iPads into ticketing terminals

Picksie Bets Ticket Sales Will Help Them Standout In the Location Game

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Picksie's Interface Launched in late 2010, Picksie is a location-based app serving up recommendations for smartphone users in search of something to do or somewhere to eat. In the interest of ensuring that your social life run as smoothly as possible, they’ve just integrated ticket purchasing into the app. It...
Picksie Bets Ticket Sales Will Help Them Standout In the Location Game
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Seatwave and The Echo Nest let developers earn revenue from in-app ticket sales

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Fan-to-fan ticket marketplace Seatwave is the latest company to join The Echo Nest‘s Rosetta Stone project, meaning that developers will be able to integrate ticketing features into their apps seamlessly along with data from a range of other APIs. The Rosetta Stone project, so named because it allows different APIs...
Seatwave and The Echo Nest let developers earn revenue from in-app ticket sales

Online Ticket Seller Eventbrite Grows U.K. Ticket Sales By 115% A Year On From Local Launch

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Only this summer we reported online ticket seller Eventbrite had sold a total of more than $1 billion worth of tickets. Today the company has revealed details of its year-old push into the U.K. market — announcing it’s shifted a total of four million tickets for more than 100,000 events...
Online Ticket Seller Eventbrite Grows U.K. Ticket Sales By 115% A Year On From Local Launch

Louis CK Keeps Experimenting: Now Bringing The Direct-To-Fan Approach To Ticket Sales

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We've written a lot about Louis CK since the huge success of his direct-to-fan sales strategy for the video from his last tour, and he continues to be one of the best examples of how being open, human and awesome is an important part of success these days. Now, while...
Louis CK Keeps Experimenting: Now Bringing The Direct-To-Fan Approach To Ticket Sales

Netflix Is Bluffing And It Will Be Their Downfall

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Editor’s note: Armando Kirwin is a filmmaker and consultant whose previous work has included Paramount Pictures, Microsoft, several startups, 13 feature films, and a handful of TV shows. Follow him on Twitter. In case you haven’t noticed, wannabe Hollywood analysts, er sorry, I mean tech bloggers the world over, are breathlessly opining and propagating...
Netflix Is Bluffing And It Will Be Their Downfall

Last Day To Purchase Extra Early Bird Tickets For Disrupt SF

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DISRUPT Extra Early Bird ticket sales end tonight at 11:59 PM PST, so buy your tickets now! If you miss the Extra Early Bird tickets, you’ll be able to buy Early Bird tickets until August 11th. Our confirmed speaker line up includes industry luminaries like Mike Arrington, Marissa Mayer, Marc Benioff,...
Last Day To Purchase Extra Early Bird Tickets For Disrupt SF

Ticketmaster targets mobile fans with the release of its free iPhone app for the UK

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Live Nation‘s entertainment ticket sales site, Ticketmaster, has launched a free iPhone app for finding and buying entry to events. The app provides access to the company’s considerable database of live entertainment events in the UK. It’s an extension of the Ticketmaster.co.uk website and allows users to log into ‘MyTicketmaster’...
Ticketmaster targets mobile fans with the release of its free iPhone app for the UK

Another Record For 'The Hunger Games': Mobile Ticket Sales

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Over this past weekend, The Hunger Games set the highest opening weekend for a non-sequel, raking in an estimated $155 million at the box office. That’s a ton of tickets and a chunk of them were sold online and on smartphones. Fandango, one of the first movie ticket sales...
Another Record For 'The Hunger Games': Mobile Ticket Sales

Online Ticket Sales Startup Eventbrite Passes $1 Billion In Total Sales

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Eventbrite has become the go-to platform for selling tickets online. And it’s announcing a major milestone to prove it today: It’s sold more than $1 billion tickets in total. For Eventbrite, the milestone also highlights some accelerating growth. It took nearly two years — from January 2009 to December 2010...
Online Ticket Sales Startup Eventbrite Passes $1 Billion In Total Sales
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