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UK’s Seatwave to Acquire Ticket App Timbre

UK's Seatwave to acquire TimbreThe UK’s Seatwave, a platform for secondary ticket purchases – is buying Timbre, a Boston-based startup and mobile app that enables users to search for live music and then buy tickets to attend shows.

Techcrunch reported the news today, which came in the form of an official company announcement.

Seatwave said the acquisition will take the company further into the primary ticket market and music discovery and the U.S. market.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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AEG’s digital ticketing division acquires Examiner.com



AEG’s digital ticketing platform AXS, has acquired Examiner.com, a well-known information and content distribution website, it was announced.

The acquisition gives AEG a more fully rounded platform that can attract readers, who can be converted to buy tickets to events.

Examiner.com is a content creation network, and gets 45.5 million unique visitors globally every month, according to Quantcast, the advertising tracker.

The acquisition gives AEG ammunition against rival Live Nation, which uses a range of ticket distribution, including the powerful mobile app BandsInTown, that reaches millions of ticket buyers.