Today TiqIQ is launching SellerDirect, a new “more civilized” way to sell tickets to same-day games, events, and concerts. It’s like Craigslist but with identity verification and details like the view from your seat.
Guest Post With its stock continually reaching new lows, Groupon is going to greater heights to find customers. The daily-deals site is now advertising deals to customers via Gogo’s in-flight wireless service. (Disclosure: I have puts and several wagers relating to Groupon.)
Ticketing giant StubHub, owned by eBay, has acquired local event-discovery and promotion service Zvents, according to eBay’s internal employee blog eBayInk. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Culture junkies, get excited. Social travel site, Tripping, has raised $1M in seed funding and officially ends its days of bootstrapping to support backpacking.