Startup Plans To Take On Ticketmaster With Facial Recognition

Startup Plans To Take On Ticketmaster With Facial Recognition

Courtesy of PYMNTS.com: A new startup is looking to use facial recognition to disrupt the ticketing business and take on Ticketmaster. According to The Wall Street Journal, Rival has raised $33 million from investors, including Silicon Valley venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and Upfront Ventures. Teams from every major sports league in the U.S. and the English Premier League have […]

Sports Leagues Are Reevaluating TV, So Why Not Ticketing Too?

Sports Leagues Are Reevaluating TV, So Why Not Ticketing Too?

Courtesy of Barron’s: Ticketmaster’s exclusive ticketing arrangement with the NFL ends next year. Might the league start letting you buy tickets on Twitter? The National Football League, like other pro sports leagues, has been looking for new ways to keep young people engaged. The NFL started streaming Thursday Night Football games on Twitter last year, and it will […]

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 […]

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 […]