Fox 5 San Diego: Real-life ‘ticket master’ has been collecting stubs for more than 40 years

New-to-me, from Fox 5 San Diego: Real-life ‘ticket master’ has been collecting stubs for more than 40 years. “Russ Havens is a real-life ticket master who has been collecting tickets for more than 40 years. ‘I realized those tickets were cool because they not only get you in the game, but they’re also like a little time-stamped keepsake of when you were there, who you were with,’ Havens said.”

IQ: Google Sued In France For Advertising Resold Tickets

IQ: Google Sued In France For Advertising Resold Tickets. “Ruling in favour of French live music association Prodiss, which brought the case against Google France and Google Ireland (Google’s European headquarters are in Dublin), the Judicial Court of Paris found Google liable for reputational damage to live entertainment professionals, noting that by accepting advertising from ticket resale sites, it may have given fans the false impression that rightsholders benefit from inflated secondary-market prices.”

Toledo Blade: Decimated secondary ticket market hanging on for life

Toledo Blade: Decimated secondary ticket market hanging on for life. “Whether it’s phone calls to brokers, searching StubHub’s online database, or buying from a scalper outside the stadium, college football fans have become accustomed to having an outlet to purchase tickets. The secondary market is part of the college football ecosystem, with an estimated market value of $4.2 billion (Power Five conference only).”

Boston 25 News: Red Sox fan’s $650 World Series ticket stolen by scammer on Instagram

Boston 25 News: Red Sox fan’s $650 World Series ticket stolen by scammer on Instagram. “A simple social media post ended up costing one Red Sox fan a big amount of money. Robbie Johnson, a 28-year-old after school instructor from Wellesley got tickets for Game 2 of the World Series and, as most people are inclined to do, posted a picture on Instagram. When he arrived at Fenway Park with his sister, the $650 ticket his family bought for him did not work.”

Ticketfly Hacked: Ticketing Service Taken Offline Following ‘Cyber Incident’ (Billboard)

Billboard: Ticketfly Hacked: Ticketing Service Taken Offline Following ‘Cyber Incident’. “Ticketfly, the indie-focused ticketing service that last year was purchased by Eventbrite, has fallen victim to what it describes as a “cyber incident” and has temporarily shut itself down. The company, which handles ticketing for events like Celebrate Brooklyn, Riot Fest and Music Tastes Good, confirmed the hack to Billboard on Thursday morning.”

Fandango Is Experimenting With Selling Movie Tickets Via Facebook

Is Fandango going to sell movie tickets on Facebook? “Facebook has partnered with Fandango to begin selling movie tickets right on a film’s Facebook page. It’s starting this weekend in the US with just a few titles, including The Magnificent Seven, Storks, and Kevin Hart: What Now?, according to The New York Times. It’ll presumably roll out wider if the integration turns out to be something people actually use.”

Facebook Will Start Selling Event Tickets

Facebook’s gonna start selling event tickets. “Facebook is one of the most widely used mediums to get the word out about upcoming events so naturally, it makes sense to sell tickets through the social network as well. Facebook knows that this makes perfect sense so it’s testing a new feature which enables users to directly purchase event and concert tickets from within its apps and the website. It has teamed up with Eventbrite and Ticketmaster for this purpose.”