Twitter has hired the former Ticketmaster CEO to be its head of commerce. Why care? If you were Twitter’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey, you’d care. Here’s why:
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The Internet’s transition from user-generated content to user-curated content continues as Facebook adds some new apps to its timeline. The social network announced in a blog post this morning that timeline apps will be available for Foodspotting, Foodily, Ticketmaster, Pinterest, Rotten Tomatoes, Pose, Kobo, Gogobot, TripAdvisor and other emerging social networks.
Integrating Facebook into these interactive seat maps will create a community around each live event that will begin with the sale of the tickets and build through the live event. Fans have the ability to select who they want to share their plans with, so they can choose to share with everyone, with their friends or they can opt to not share – like a little private party of some sort up in the balcony.
In a recent survey conducted by ChangeWave, RIM’s BlackBerry preference ratings dropped to almost nothing at 4%. And, only 26% of current users give it a “very satisfied rating”.
RIM, however, keeps trying to make the BlackBerry platform more relevant in their effort to add a consumer focus to a platform that was designed for business people and enterprises. Their latest effort?
Here’s what’s changed or is new:
- Login using an existing Ticketmaster account or create a new one
- My Ticketmaster lists favorites, profile and order history
- Search – default is location specific
- Local Events
- Purchase Tickets with seating chart information
The app is compatible with BlackBerry Device Software 4.5 or newer in North America.