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Concertgoers, if you want to see Savages in San Francisco next month or Justin Bieber in Berlin this fall, you may not have to leave Facebook to land tickets.
Ticketmaster wants to be more than a destination for tickets to a concert, sporting event or theater production. Echoing a move many other brands have made, the retailer is moving into the publishing realm, giving fans behind-the-scenes access to their favorite venues, events and artists.
Live Nation’s Ticketmaster has acquired mobile ticketing platform Eventjoy for an undisclosed amount, a move to boost its offerings as more consumers shop through smartphones and tablets.
Twitter is starting to make some noise about getting more retailers to use its platform for social commerce.
Tech players and marketers are now consuming their final drinks for South by Southwest Interactive, a five-day conference wrapping this evening.
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