Quantcast

Saturday May 25, 2019


Warning: Use of undefined constant sfire_topic_count_text - assumed 'sfire_topic_count_text' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nas/content/live/nyconvergence/wp-content/themes/nyconvergence-3/functions.php on line 188

Stories related to ‘tickets’

ScoreBig Ticket App Becomes Available in NY Market Today

ScoreBig Ticket App Becomes Available in NY Market Today

ScoreBig, an iPhone app being released to the NY market today, will give bidders the opportunity to win tickets for events that night at discounted prices, according to The New York Times. ScoreBig is made up ticket-industry vets who work with event sites and ticket brokers/promoters who have [Full Story…]

Yankees, StubHub Partnership in Danger of Dissolving?

Yankees, StubHub Partnership in Danger of Dissolving?

The New York Yankees and online ticket e-commerce site StubHub are in a disagreement over the prices of unwanted tickets, according to the New York Post.  Ticket prices for an upcoming game are as low as $3 on StubHub, and for the same ticket, fans would pay $15.20 at Yankees.com or the stadium box [Full Story…]

TiqIQ Raises $1.7 Million in Funding

TiqIQ Raises $1.7 Million in Funding

TiqIQ, the NY-based aggregator for live event ticketing, announced it has received $1.7 million in funding led by Contour Venture Partners with Inovia Capital participating. CEO Jesse Lawrence told BetaBeat that TiqIQ is the no. 1 aggregator in terms of reach and usage for ticketing. They plan to [Full Story…]

NY’s TickPick Helps Fans Find Tickets

NY's TickPick Helps Fans Find Tickets

TickPick is a NY-based startup, created by Chris O' Brien and Brett Goldberg, which helps ticket buyers find deals on sporting events and concerts. In an interview with Citybizlist, the two founders cited differences from other ticket finding sites such as SeatGeek and StubHub. For example, while [Full Story…]

Hundreds of Texting While Driving Tickets Issued in NY During Thanksgiving

Hundreds of Texting While Driving Tickets Issued in NY During Thanksgiving

According to the AP, NY state police issued 816 tickets over the recent Thanksgiving holiday weekend for people who were driving while texting on their mobile phones. According to the state, 330 of the tickets "were a direct result of tougher enforcement of "Operation Hang-Up," which was partially [Full Story…]

NY-based startup TickPick Could Outdo Established Ticketing Cos.

NY-based startup TickPick Could Outdo Established Ticketing Cos.

Dozens of companies have been successful in selling tickets for popular events, such as concerts, sporting events and broadway shows. The Next Web breaks distinguishes between primary sellers like Ticketmaster/Live Nation, Ticketfly, Tickets Now and Eventbrite, and secondary ticketing markets [Full Story…]

SeatGeek Partners With Yahoo Sports

SeatGeek Partners With Yahoo Sports

NY ticket listing startup SeatGeek will be partnering with Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo will now have links to the ticket aggregation service on its team pages, sports articles, and Rivals.com college sports pages. SeatGeek, which makes profit from collecting fees from over 50 secondary ticket affiliates, [Full Story…]

Red-Light Cameras Generate $52M for NY

Red-Light Cameras Generate $52M for NY

Last year, cameras at stoplights in NY resulted in 1,053,268 summonses, generating an income of $52.7 million for the city. Each time a driver passes a red light, a $50 summons is mailed to the owner, along with a photo of the license plate. The cameras were first installed in 2007, and recorded [Full Story…]

SeatGeek Gets New Hires and New Offices

SeatGeek Gets New Hires and New Offices

SeatGeek, the first company to come out of incubator General Assembly, is moving into a new office space on 11th St. and University Place. The ticket search and comparison site needs the extra room for half a dozen summer interns and several new employees. Spokesperson Ben Kessler said that SeatGeek [Full Story…]

Business Insider Interviews SeatGeek CEO Russell D’Souza

Business Insider Interviews SeatGeek CEO Russell D'Souza

Business Insider recently interviewed Russell D'Souza, founder of NY-based SeatGeek, a ticket comparison and price forecasting site for sports/entertainment events. D'Souza explains how the secondary ticket market has evolved and how companies such as StubHub and Ticketmaster have essentially moved [Full Story…]

LCD Soundsystem, StubHub Spar Over Ticket Sales

LCD Soundsystem, StubHub Spar Over Ticket Sales

LCD Soundsystem, the New York–based dance-punk band, has been throwing more than dirty looks at StubHub after tickets to their final show appeared for huge markups ranging from $80 to almost $350,000 when tickets sold out almost immediately on Ticketmaster. Band front man, James Murphy, and a [Full Story…]

Groetzinger Talks SeatGeek

Groetzinger Talks SeatGeek

Jack Groetzinger had co-founded Evolving Vox, a furniture-rental platform for college students and co-founded Scribnia, a recommendation engine for finding bloggers and sold them both.  Most recently, he started SeatGeek. Using analytics and a UX, he is trying to make buying event tickets a better [Full Story…]

AOL Moviefone Gets 20th Anniversary Website Update

AOL Moviefone Gets 20th Anniversary Website Update

AOL's Moviefone celebrated its 20th anniversary recently with a website relaunch and mobile phone upgrades. A key social media update is integration with Facebook, that allows Moviefone users to hit the "like" button and share with friends the content or movies they enjoy. Another [Full Story…]

NYC Theater Producer Develops TKTS iPhone App

NYC Theater Producer Develops TKTS iPhone App

Broadway/Off Broadway theatrical producer Ken Davenport introduced late last week a new iPhone app that his company, Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, has now made available for 99 cents.  According to an article in ArtsBeat, the app, called At The Booth, "lists all the Broadway and [Full Story…]

NY’s SeatGeak Gets $1M For Predictive Ticket Pricing

NY's SeatGeak Gets $1M For Predictive Ticket Pricing

Details released for the $1 Million first round financing of SeatGeek, the New York-based provider of a predictive pricing service for sports and concert  tickets, show that the round was led by Founder Collective, but NYC Seed also participated.The company plans to use the funds to build out [Full Story…]