Facebook didn’t win NFL streaming rights, but it will still stream 15 college football games this fall

Facebook didn’t win NFL streaming rights, but it will still stream 15 college football games this fall

Courtesy of ReCode: Unless you went to one of these schools, you may not have much interest. Facebook is bringing live football to its redesigned video tab this fall — just not the NFL games that it had originally hoped for. Facebook announced a deal on Wednesday with Stadium, the 24/7 digital sports broadcaster, to […]

Ticketmaster Now Has a Seat in the Facebook Messenger Bot Arena

Ticketmaster Now Has a Seat in the Facebook Messenger Bot Arena

Courtesy of AdWeek: Ticketmaster Assistant helps users search for events by date, location, genre or specific artist or team. A Facebook Messenger bot … yeah, that’s the ticket, for Ticketmaster. The ticketing service introduced its Ticketmaster Assistant bot Wednesday, helping users search for events by date, location, genre or specific artist or team. Ticketmaster said in a blog post introducing […]

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Courtesy of ReCode: These streams are the highest-profile sports rights currently on the market. The NFL is selling the rights to stream its “Thursday Night Football” games next season, and at least four big tech companies are interested. Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have all submitted proposals to the NFL in the hope of […]

Facebook evolves into go-to platform for social ticketing

Facebook evolves into go-to platform for social ticketing

Courtesy of Mobile Commerce Daily: With a growing number of consumers turning to mobile platforms to research local events and make plans with friends, event marketers are striking while the iron is hot and introducing new social ticketing solutions on Facebook. On the heels of Ticketmaster and Eventbrite beginning to sell tickets directly via Facebook, SAP […]

TWITTER SHIFTS FROM SOCIAL TO NEWS APP

TWITTER SHIFTS FROM SOCIAL TO NEWS APP

Courtesy of Newsweek: This week, after Twitter announced its quarterly earnings (bad) and advertising revenue (worse), the company quietly made one change in how it distributes its iPhone and iPad apps. On Wednesday, the apps were moved from the iOS App Store’s “Social Networking” category to “News.” The change immediately shifted Twitter from being the store’s fifth-ranked Social […]

Ticketmaster Will Sell Tickets Directly On Facebook In Coming Weeks

Ticketmaster Will Sell Tickets Directly On Facebook In Coming Weeks

Courtesy of Buzzfeed: Another business places its functionality, and faith, in Facebook. Ticketmaster will start selling event tickets directly on Facebook by the end of April, joining the growing number of companies placing core parts of their businesses inside the social giant’s walls. Ticketmaster and companies like it, largely online commerce outfits and web publishers, […]