StubHub y el Club América se unen para que sea más fácil conseguir boletos para los juegos del equipo azulcrema en casa

Como Partner Oficial del Club América, en la plataforma web StubHub.com.mx los Abonados Azulcremas podrán rentar sus abonos cuando no puedan ir al estadio, permitiendo que otros usuarios los puedan utilizar.

 

México, 19 de julio de 2017 StubHub y el Club América firman hoy una alianza que convierte a esta plataforma especializada en boletos, propiedad del grupo eBay, en Partner Oficial del equipo de futbol mexicano para la renta de abonos en exclusiva. El objetivo de este acuerdo es facilitar a todos los fans, tanto dentro como fuera de México, el acceso a la experiencia de ver jugar en vivo al Club en casa. Además, StubHub también se convierte en Global Ticket Partner para la venta de boletos en los juegos del equipo fuera del país.

 

StubHub.com.mx pone su plataforma al servicio de todos los Abonados Azulcrema del Club América para que puedan rentar su abono cuando, por cualquier motivo, no pueden asistir al partido. Así, un usuario que no tiene el abono de temporada y quiere presenciar el partido puede rentar el abono para un juego individual y disfrutar en vivo de uno de los estadios más emblemáticos del mundo. Desde ahora, los seguidores del Club América tienen una oportunidad más para apoyar a su equipo.

 

Como Partner Oficial del Club América, StubHub se convierte en el aliado tecnológico perfecto para flexibilizar la renta de abonos:

 

Este acuerdo refuerza el posicionamiento del modelo de negocio que propone StubHub, el cual ha revolucionado el consumo de eventos en México y en el mundo. El Club América se preocupa por brindarle servicios de calidad e innovadores a sus aficionados y esta alianza permitirá que se beneficien muchos abonados y seguidores del club a nivel mundial”, explica Rafael Ortiz, Director de Desarrollo de Negocio y Partnerships. “Este acuerdo supone un inmenso paso adelante para el Club América. Cuando una entidad de su nivel hace una apuesta tan clara por la innovación simplemente marca la pauta y cambia las reglas del juego para todos”, comenta Ortiz.

 

A través de esta alianza con StubHub oficializamos la renta de abonos del Club América y este sistema va a tener un beneficio directo tanto para nuestros abonados, que pueden optimizar su abono, como para el conjunto de seguidores del equipo. Nos llena de satisfacción poder ofrecer a nuestros aficionados este servicio revolucionario y que va a estar activo desde la primera jornada del Torneo Apertura 2017. Además, las posibilidades tecnológicas y de impacto internacional que ofrece StubHub ayudarán al Club América a expandir todavía más su popularidad en todo el mundo”, sentencia Mauricio Culebro, Presidente Operativo del Club América.

 

Gracias a la presencia internacional de StubHub, aficionados de todo el mundo podrán beneficiarse de este acuerdo. En la actualidad, StubHub tiene operaciones en 48 países a través de los cuales ofrece acceso al mayor catálogo de eventos en todo el mundo, pero con servicio local, métodos de pago comunes en el país y servicio de atención al cliente adaptados a cada mercado. La doble vertiente de este acuerdo, local e internacional, evidencia la importancia de la apuesta de ambas entidades por facilitar y garantizar el acceso del mayor número de aficionados la experiencia de ver jugar en directo al Club América en casa.

 

De hecho, esta nueva alianza también convierte a StubHub en Global Ticket Partner para la venta de boletos en los partidos que el Club América juegue fuera del país. En el año 2016 el equipo disputó hasta 10 encuentros más allá de las fronteras de México.

 

Cabe destacar que StubHub pone al servicio de todos sus usuarios el servicio de garantía llamado Fan Protect por el que todas las transacciones de la plataforma quedan convenientemente garantizadas. En la extraña circunstancia de que surjan inconvenientes, StubHub asegurará entradas de sustitución de igual o mejor condición o procederá al reembolso del dinero pagado por el usuario.

 

Sobre StubHub

En StubHub conectamos a los fans con sus equipos favoritos, espectáculos y artistas y les ponemos en contacto con aquellos a los que seguirán en un futuro. Como el mercado de venta de entradas más grande de los EE.UU, permitimos a los seguidores comprar y vender decenas de miles de boletos en el momento que deseen a través del ordenador y del móvil. StubHub reinventó en el año 2000 el mercado de reventa de boletos y continúa liderándolo mediante la innovación; algunos ejemplos son el lanzamiento de la primera app de venta de boletos, la creación del primer mapa de asientos interactivo y haberse convertido en la primera empresa de venta de entradas con derechos de nombre para estadios en 2013. Entre nuestros socios comerciales se encuentran más de 60 equipos en MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS y NCAA,, NBC Digital, AEG y Spectra Ticketing &Fan Engagement. StubHub ofrece una experiencia integral a lo largo de Estados Unidos, América Latina, Europa y Asia-Pacífico. En agosto de 2016, StubHub adquirió Ticketbis, un mercado global de boletos, y actualmente está integrando las operaciones de Ticketbis en StubHub). StubHub forma parte del grupo de empresas de eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY).

 

Sobre Club América

Fundado el 12 de octubre de 1916, el Club América cuenta en su palmarés, entre otros títulos, con 12 campeonatos de Liga, 6 Copas de México y 7 Ligas de Campeones de la Concacaf.

 

StubHub and Club América team up to make it easier to get tickets to the team’s home games 
As an Official Partner of Club América, on the StubHub.com.mx web platform, Azulcremas fans will be able to list their season tickets when they can not attend the Stadium, allowing other users to use them.
Mexico, July 19, 2017 – StubHub and Club América today signed an agreement that makes the eBay-owned ticket platform the Official Partner of the Mexican soccer team for their season tickets. This agreement provides all fans, both inside and outside of Mexico, access to the experience of seeing Club América play live. In addition, StubHub was also named the Global Ticket Partner for the sale of tickets to the team’s games outside Mexico.
StubHub.com.mx now enables all of Club America’s season ticket holders to list their tickets when, for any reason, they cannot attend the match. A fan who does not have season tickets and wants to attend a match can purchase tickets for an individual game and enjoy one of the most emblematic stadiums in the world. Club America fans now have a new way to see and support their team.
As an Official Partner of Club America, StubHub’s technology makes the sale of tickets even more flexible:
“This agreement reinforces the positioning of the business model proposed by StubHub, which has revolutionized how consumers access live events in Mexico and around the world. Club América is committed to providing quality and innovative services to its fans and this alliance will allow many club subscribers and fans to benefit globally,” said Rafael Ortiz, Director of Business Development and Partnerships for StubHub. “This agreement is a huge step forward for Club America. When an entity of its level makes such a clear commitment to innovation, it simply sets the tone and changes the rules of the game for everyone.”
“Through this alliance with StubHub, we officially make the Club América season tickets available to be listed in StubHub.com and this system will have a direct benefit for our subscribers, who can optimize their season tickets, as well as for the team’s followers. We are pleased to offer our fans this revolutionary service and will be active from the opening day of the Apertura 2017 Tournament. In addition, the technological and international impact that StubHub offers will help Club America to further expand its popularity all over the world, “said Mauricio Culebro, Operating President of Club America.
StubHub’s international presence means that fans around the world will benefit from this agreement. Currently, StubHub has operations in 48 countries through which it offers access to the largest catalog of events worldwide, with local service, common payment methods in the country and customer service tailored to each market. The dual application of this agreement for both local and international fans shows the importance of the partnership to both entities to facilitate and guarantee that fans in Mexico and around the world can experience live Club América games. In 2016 the team played 10 games outside Mexico.
As with all tickets sold on StubHub, fans who purchase tickets to Club America games via StubHub are backed by the FanProtect Guarantee, which ensures that in the rare instance something goes wrong, StubHub will provide replacement tickets of the same or better seating or a money-back refund.

Bud Light Hellow Festival Names StubHub the Official Online Ticket Seller for Its Next Two Editions

Monterrey, Nuevo León, June 20th, 2017.- StubHub, an eBay company and the world’s largest ticket marketplace, has partnered with Bud Light Hellow Festival to become the festival’s official online ticketing platform for its next two editions. The festival will be held this year on Aug. 26 at Parque Fundidora, an iconic locale in the city of Monterrey, and is one of the most promising summer concerts, with a lineup composed of artists such as Kendrick Lamar, who will visit Mexico for the first time, Steve Aoki, DJ Snake, The Horrors, Weezer, and LCD Soundsystem, who also will visit Monterrey for the first time, among others.

 

Antonio Valero, Head of New Business Models at StubHub, said, “Thanks to the partnership between StubHub and the Bud Light Hellow Festival´s 2017 edition, consumers have more flexibility to attend this great festival. Bud Light Hellow Festival has trusted StubHub to deliver benefits to festival attendees, including the guarantees that StubHub offers for reliability and security within the Fan Protect Guarantee. StubHub is very happy to collaborate with a festival of this level.”

 

“We are very excited for this alliance; we fully trust in the professionalism and security that StubHub offers to such an important event like this festival. We are sure that this alliance will be a long-term agreement and will help us to reach different countries and continents,” said Fran Martínez, Creative Director at Bud Light Hellow Festival.

 

Bud Light Hellow Festival´s attendees will be able to enjoy 13 uninterrupted hours of the best electronic, pop, rock, and indie music. 21 artists will perform at Monterrey’s Parque Fundidora across four stages during the next edition of the Bud Light Hellow Festival. With more flexibility for buying and selling tickets, no one will have any reasons to miss this unique festival.

 

 

About StubHub

In StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans to have fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, concerts and artists. As the biggest online ticket marketplace in the world, we enable experience-seekers to buy and sell tickets whenever and wherever they are through our desktop and mobile experiences, which includes our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. By offering a superior experience to fans, StubHub reinvented the ticket marketplace in 2000, and continues to lead it through innovation.

 

StubHub’s industry firsts include the introduction of the ticketing application, the interactive seat mapping, 360 degree virtual views of seating, innovative price recommendation technology and an algorithm that determines the best value on tickets and the Fan Rewards™Program. Our business partners include more than 60 teams in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, AEG, AXS, and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, StubHub provides a complete experience around the world for events attendees. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information about StubHub, visit StubHub.com or it Twitter accounts @StubHub.

 

 

About Bud Light Hellow Festival

Bud Light Hellow Festival celebrated its first edition 9 years ago, when the music festivals industry was something unheard of in Monterrey. The festival became one of the musical pillars of the city, creating and promoting culture and love through an experience that reflects quality and eclecticism among the best of pop, rock, electronic music, and latin talent. The festival is a cultural event, a driving force about initiatives, proposals  and discoveries that will make us experience new sensations. Besides music, there are some places for other disciplines such as gastronomy, fashion, and art installations,  examples of Monterrey’s creativity flowing and communicating with enthusiasm and curiosity. Bud Light Hellow Festival, hand by hand with all its team, is looking to transmit a passion that is translated in an experience of joy, convenience, identity and illusion to live a Day of Freedom. The 2017 edition will be held on August 26th, at the majestic Parque Fundidora of the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, with a lineup composed by 21 international and national artists.

 

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StubHub Introduces New Skill for Microsoft Cortana to Make Event Discovery as Easy as Asking for Ideas

StubHub Skill for Cortana Builds on Success of the StubHub Chatbot for Skype and Leverages Entire Microsoft Bot Framework

 

SAN FRANCISCOMAY 11, 2017StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced the launch of its new “Skill” for Microsoft Cortana, a voice assistant that helps consumers discover the live events and experiences they want to attend. The StubHub Skill for Cortana is the latest innovation in StubHub’s artificial intelligence (AI) portfolio, which also includes chatbots for Skype and Facebook Messenger.

 

To use the StubHub Skill, consumers with the Cortana assistant simply ask for live event ideas by saying, “Cortana, ask StubHub to find me something fun to do tonight,” “Cortana, ask StubHub to find baseball tickets next week,” or similar phrases related to live music, sports and theater. The StubHub Skill then takes consumers through a discovery process based on where they are, what they like, and when they are available, to connect them with ideas for live events.

 

“Think of the StubHub Skill for Cortana like a concierge that suggests what people can do based on their interests and what their friends are doing, in a natural, conversational, one-to-one experience,” said Mats Nilsson, head of product, UX and PMO for StubHub. “We believe the StubHub Skill for Cortana can help consumers get ideas for live events at the moment they’re inspired to go out, with minimal friction in the experience, as easily as talking with their friends.”

 

In building the StubHub Skill for Cortana, StubHub leveraged the Microsoft Bot Framework, and well as LUIS, Microsoft’s proprietary natural language processing (NLP) AI, and added a layer of inputs from a variety of StubHub sources to create the most conversational experience possible. StubHub engineers analyzed the results of the StubHub chatbot for Skype to understand people’s expectations and how their conversations evolved, and also tapped into a key StubHub differentiator – the face-to-face interactions between StubHub’s Last-Minute Services (LMS) team and their customers – to understand the types of conversations people have in real life about StubHub, and how the StubHub Skill for Cortana could simulate those.

 

About StubHub

At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).  For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.

StubHub recognized by CIO as one of the CIO 100 award winners

Honorees to receive award during CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony

 

MAY 1, 2017 – SAN FRANCISCO—IDG’s CIO today announced StubHub as a recipient of the 2017 CIO 100 honoree award. The 30th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

 

“Technology innovation and business value have always been at the heart of our CIO 100 awards, which honor the IT organizations thriving on the front lines of the digital revolution,” said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Events. “This year’s winning companies are outstanding examples of how IT leadership, business collaboration and customer engagement are shaping the future.”

 

“At StubHub, we know that the key to our customers’ happiness lies in continually innovating and enhancing every aspect of attending a live event,” said Marty Boos, StubHub CIO. “In order to satisfy this ambitious goal, we’re always looking for ways to expand our product and technology footprint to, address all underlying program issues, improve our own internal productivity, and maintain a critical eye on our technological infrastructure. In turn, StubHub customers experience a seamless ticket purchasing process. We’re thrilled that IDG’s CIO has acknowledged our team with this prestigious award for their hard work to accomplish these objectives.”

 


StubHub
is the largest ticket marketplace in the world with a presence in 48 countries, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of live events. StubHub provides a superior event-going experience on desktop and mobile platforms, giving fans anytime, anywhere access to their favorite teams, shows and artists through apps on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Android.

 

Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Wednesday evening, August 16th, at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

About the CIO 100

Recipients of this year’s CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges’ evaluations and selected the final 100.

 
Coverage of the 2017 CIO 100 Awards will be available online at CIO.com on August 16, 2017 and in the July/August issue of CIO’s digital magazine.

 

About StubHub

At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).

 

For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com.

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About CIO:

CIO from IDG is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in the enterprise.  The award-winning CIO portfolio — CIO.com, CIO executive programs, CIO Strategic Marketing Services, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research — provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience.  The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG.

 

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StubHub Introduces New Social Tools To Make Planning, Organizing and Attending Events More Engaging

New Facebook and iMessage Integrations, as well as a Facebook Messenger Chatbot, Help Fans Better Connect Over Live Experiences

 

SAN FRANCISCOAPRIL 11, 2017StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced the launch of its new social suite of tools, which helps fans seamlessly discover, share and plan live event experiences with friends. StubHub’s new integration with Facebook, its new iMessage app, and a new Facebook Messenger chatbot will bring people closer together around the live events they love.

 

Available with the latest update of the StubHub app, the new social tools enable users to connect with their Facebook friends within the StubHub app to see which events they are planning on attending, as well as which artists, teams and venues are of interest to them. This integration builds on StubHub’s Facebook login functionality that was introduced last year as the foundation to build a more socially connected experience on StubHub.

“Live events are inherently social experiences, and our new social suite of tools helps StubHub customers better connect with their friends to plan and attend their favorite live events,” said Mats Nilsson, head of product, UX and PMO at StubHub. “As live events continue to increase in popularity for the value they contribute to creating incredible memories, StubHub is innovating our experience to make it easier, more fun and more social to live life LIVE.”

 

In addition, StubHub launched the StubHub app within iMessage, which allows users to easily browse events and quickly share multiple ticket options with friends through iMessage. With iMessage, the “planner” can select up to five sets of ticket options and send to their friends to compare and vote. The “recipients” receive an iMessage that opens the StubHub app, and lets them view and vote on their favorite seating option. Once recipients cast their votes, the results are automatically sent back to the planner within iMessage, and any member of the group can move forward to purchase the tickets through StubHub — all without leaving the iMessage app.

 

Also announced today, StubHub has developed and launched its second chatbot as a new way to connect with customers and help them discover the best live events. Built on key learnings from its Skype chatbot, StubHub’s new Facebook Messenger chatbot serves as a personal event concierge, asking questions and recommending local and upcoming events based on the information that a user supplies. StubHub’s Facebook Messenger experience caters to on-the-go consumers, swiftly providing relevant, highly personalized options, streamlining event discovery and checkout, and making it easier to plan a night out.

 

About StubHub

At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).  For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.

For Those About to Rock, We’ll Connect You: The Role of Tech in Live Music Today

By Scott Cutler, President of StubHub
Originally published on LinkedIn, Feb. 10, 2017

It’s 1987, and I’m at my first concert – Billy Idol and The Cult. They’re taking the U.S. by storm on their national tour. Billy is riding high on his new-found American fame, and he takes the stage to power through a few chart-toppers: “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” “Eyes Without a Face.” Though this is my first live show, I know that this is it: I’m finally experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime event that I’ll remember forever. The roar and push of the crowd, the feel of the bass, Billy’s fist pumps right there in front of me – I’m invigorated in a way that a vinyl record could never make me feel. I don’t stop smiling for the entire show. In awe of the talent I just witnessed, I think to myself, “Wow – this is one of the most memorable moments of my life.”

I didn’t know it then, but I’d eventually go on to lead a company that empowers other passionate music-lovers worldwide to experience this same feeling – a concert high that only comes with seeing your favorite artist rock a stage. If you had told me in 1987 that 30 years later I’d be watching Lady Gaga take the Super Bowl LI halftime show to new heights – literally – I would have never believed you. It would have sounded almost as outlandish as saying that 300 drones would be flying around Gaga as she performed. But wait… I saw that, too!

Indeed, tech in the live music industry has changed dramatically since that Billy Idol tour back in the ‘80s, and dancing drones at the Super Bowl are just the start. As streaming continues to overtake digital downloads, which long ago replaced physical CDs as our primary format for listening to music, artists will search for ways to find worldwide popularity in an industry that is inundated with new performers on every platform, every day. How can a rising star get into Spotify’s “Discover Weekly,” and will the momentum from that visibility drive concert ticket sales?

As streaming continues to strengthen, the role of mobile and social media in music will only become more important. At StubHub, we got ahead of the mobile trend and made our app a powerful way to tap into technology and surface well-known acts and up-and-comers to millions of customers around the world. We also see social media driving growth in live events because being there live and in person matters.  Being there in person provides social currency which we value and use to define us as unique individuals.  As concert-goers share live video feeds, snap the best moments and broadcast commentary globally, demand for in-person live events will continue to rise.

I also expect that as new and even more sophisticated technologies are applied to everyday uses, AI will secure its place as a technology influence within music. Across other industries, companies are already using smart data to predict consumer behavior. We see this in the recommendations tools on audio streaming services. Next, we’re bound to witness the application of this intelligence in the end-to-end music experience. For example, we’ve started to see AI technology being leveraged for chatbot integrations that provide instant recommendations to consumers who are deciding which live events to attend. And with AI like IBM’s Watson beginning to play a role in song composition, the music industry is sure to see the influence of intelligent tech behind the scenes as well.

I’d argue that the global music scene has been applying futuristic technologies even beyond what we’re generally familiar with in the U.S. For example in South Korea, K-pop stars are performing at their concerts virtually via hologram. These stars reach their super-fans at concerts that, aside from missing the physical presence of the band, are incredibly real: the music is bumping, the venue is packed, and the hologram is life-sized and life-like. While some acts only tour once every few years – don’t get me started on how excited I am about another Guns N’ Roses reunion tour – artists like Jaejoong, G-Dragon, and Psy are hosting concerts every day to thousands of fans who love to see their favorite singer in augmented reality.

At StubHub, we’re advancing all of these technologies – mobile, social, and virtual reality – to provide event-goers with the best possible experience at a live event. From our “virtual view” seat view tool to mobile browse and checkout, our technological advancements have enhanced event discovery, streamlined ticketing, and ultimately heightened all phases of the fan experience.

Tech is only going to continue to grow in significance in today’s digital world. Everyone in the industry is tasked with empowering fans to have seamless access to the once-in-a-lifetime experiences they want to attend. At StubHub, we know that our tech will be there for you before, during, and after the concert: we’ll get you there, elevate your experience, and ensure you’ll never forget it. We see ourselves as the ultimate connection between fans and today’s hottest shows.

This weekend, I’m heading to the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, where Adele is bound to blow the roof off the Staples Center. Tributes to Prince, George Michael, and Leonard Cohen will remind us the great talent we’ve lost, and we’ll see Beyonce astound us as usual. As I watch these performers set the new standard for live music experiences, I’ll be thinking ahead another 30 years to imagine what musical performances will look like then.

And while I don’t think Billy Idol will make an appearance, if he shows up via hologram, you can bet I’ll be cheering louder than anyone else.

Ticketbis Rebranded to StubHub

Rebrand marks next phase of integration between the companies

 

FEB. 1, 2017 – SAN FRANCISCO – StubHub (an eBay company) announced today that it has rebranded Ticketbis, the Spain-based ticket marketplace it acquired in 2016, to StubHub. This milestone, effective today, represents the latest step in the integration process between the two companies.

 

“StubHub is making solid progress in our goal to integrate Ticketbis into our platform, and to give consumers access to the world’s largest catalog of live events,” said Scott Cutler, president of StubHub. “This phase marks a significant step in introducing Ticketbis customers to the StubHub brand, and extending to them access to the performers, artists and athletes they love, no matter where they live, or where they want to travel.”

 

StubHub is the world’s largest online ticket marketplace, and sells 1.3 tickets per second, across more than 300,000 live events. With this phase of the StubHub-Ticketbis integration, consumers who use StubHub will benefit from websites in their local language and currency, as well as the safety and security offered by the StubHub FanProtect guarantee, which ensures that consumers can buy and sell confidently, knowing that StubHub guarantees their transaction and will make things right in the rare event that something goes wrong.

 

In future phases, StubHub expects to fully integrate the Ticketbis platform and catalog of events onto the StubHub platform, and to launch a global app to surface live events around the world, wherever StubHub is available.