BlackBerries Can Now Purchase Concert Tickets from Ticketmaster
Today, Ticketmaster and Tickets.com announced that they will support ticket purchases made via mobile phones. The sites offer full access to their inventory of concerts, sportings events and other performances to U.S. and Canadian users of BlackBerry smartphones. Ticketmaster and RIM announed their planned collaboration last year. Tickets.com focusing on selling sports tickets.
New Yorkers Can Now Buy Train Tickets From Smartphones
Commuters who ride select Long Island Railroad or Metro-North routes can use the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's new eTix app to purchase, activate, and use train tickets. The MTA says mobile ticketing is available to those who ride LIRR's Port Washington branch or Metro-North's Hudson Line, with support for all branches/lines due by the end of August.
New Minnesota Stadium Bringing Most Advanced Experience to Vikings Fans' Phones
US Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, will host some of the most advanced and phone-centric technology ever deployed in a sports venue. Bluetooth beacons throughout the building will communicate with the new Vikings app to provide precise indoor location info.
Google Makes It Easier to Find Fun Stuff to Do
Google today tweaked its mobile search tools to help people find entertaining activities nearby. Specifically, performing searches for generic events will dial in an easy-to-digest summary of close-by activities from sites such as Eventbrite and Meetup.
Skype Gains More Bots to Help with Travel and Purchases
Microsoft has updated Skype for Android, iOS, Mac, the web, and Windows devices and given the communications tool access to more chat bots. Microsoft says it worked with select partners this time around to bring dedicated services to Skype.
Yet more proof...
BTW, I'll take two tickets for Crewfest comin' in Sept.!