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Ticketmaster Buys Blockchain Startup, Upgraded

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Los Angeles-based Ticketmaster said this morning that it has acquired a blockchain startup, UPGRADED. UPGRADED develops blockchain software which aims to convert traditional tickets into digital assets, combined with dynamic, encrypted barcodes Ticketmaster says prevent fraud often associated with paper or PDF-based tickets.

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Ticketmaster, NFL In Digital Ticketing Partnership

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Los Angeles-based Ticketmaster and the National Football League said Tuesday that the two have extended a partnership in the area of digital ticketing for sports. Ticketmaster will continue to power the NFL Ticket Exchange, the NFL's ticket resale platform, and will also enable digital ticketing in NFL venues. READ MORE>>.

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Ticketmaster Takes Aim At Scalpers Using Ticket Bots

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The lawsuit, Ticketmaster L.L.C. Ticketmaster is now seeking $10M in damages from the defendants in the suit. Prestige Entertainment. et al was filed in the California Central court on Monday, and alleges that Prestige Entertainment Inc., Prestige Entertainment West Inc.

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Ticketmaster's TicketWeb Buys Strobe Labs

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Los Angeles-based TicketWeb , the self service ticketing arm of Ticketmaster , announced this morning that it has acquired event marketing software developer Strobe Labs. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced.

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Ticketmaster Debuts Digital Ticket Transfer

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Los Angeles-based ticketing firm Ticketmaster is making it easier for users to transfer their tickets to other people, electronically, through a new service, Digital Ticket Transfer. According to Ticketmaster, its new digital ticket transfer service lets users send all kinds of tickets to others, by invalidating and reissuing bar codes.

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Ticketmaster Teams To Offer More Free, Discounted Tickets To Veterans

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Los Angeles-based ticketing firm Ticketmaster said on Thursday that it is partnering with the Veteran Tickets Foundation , also known as Vet Tix , to provide a "real-time feed" of live event tickets available to veterans.

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Ticketmaster Extends Deal With NFL

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Los Angeles-based Ticketmaster , the ticketing firm owned by Live Nation Entertainment, reported this morning that it has inked a five year contract extension with the National Football League. Ticketmaster has been powering the exchange since 2008. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.