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Taylor Swift Jam Puts Ticketmaster on Defense as Jump and Others Make Moves in Ticketing
Taylor Swift Jam Puts Ticketmaster on Defense as Jump and Others Make Moves in Ticketing
March 21, 2023  |  Ecosystems

A Taylor Swift ticketing dustup late last year has put an unwelcome spotlight on the event ticketing sector at a time when changes are coming...

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Omnichannel Athletes Make Sports and Fitness Spending a Top Priority
Omnichannel Athletes Make Sports and Fitness Spending a Top Priority
March 08, 2023  |  Retail

While consumers may be cutting back on discretionary expenses, they aren’t holding back when it comes to health and wellness — a trend that has...

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Online Betting and Instant Payouts the Odds-on Super Bowl Favorites
Online Betting and Instant Payouts the Odds-on Super Bowl Favorites
January 28, 2023  |  Faster Payments

Want to see a consumer truly upset about payments friction? Tell a gambler to wait a day (or even several days) to collect their winnings....

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Report: Fanatics Dumps 60% Stake in Candy Digital Amid ‘Imploding NFT Market’
Report: Fanatics Dumps 60% Stake in Candy Digital Amid ‘Imploding NFT Market’
January 05, 2023  |  Retail

Sports retailer Fanatics has lost its taste for NFTs and is unloading its majority stake in Candy Digital. The company plans to divest its 60%...

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Amazon to Challenge ESPN With Launch of Sports App
Amazon to Challenge ESPN With Launch of Sports App
December 28, 2022  |  Amazon Entertainment

Amazon plans to develop an app dedicated to sports content, according to a report. The move will build upon the company’s sports programming offered by...

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Online Betting Remains Bellwether Proving Ground for Real-Time Payments
Online Betting Remains Bellwether Proving Ground for Real-Time Payments
December 01, 2022  |  Faster Payments

Instant payments are increasingly what move the needle for sports bettors. The global sports betting industry is widely projected to deliver outsized growth in the...

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SPAC Deal Values Digital Virgo at $513M
SPAC Deal Values Digital Virgo at $513M
November 17, 2022  |  SPAC

Digital Virgo Group, a French corporation that operates a digital monetization platform for the entertainment, sports and lifestyle sectors, announced it will list publicly on...

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Streaming Subscriptions From Apple, Samsung and Xbox Will Test Cancel Trend
Streaming Subscriptions From Apple, Samsung and Xbox Will Test Cancel Trend
November 17, 2022  |  Subscriptions

Amid a broader trend of consumers trimming retail box subscriptions, streaming entertainment looks to be a defiant holdout. Not only has it held onto the...

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Qatar World Cup Boosts Ride-Hailing, Food Delivery Demand Across MENA
Qatar World Cup Boosts Ride-Hailing, Food Delivery Demand Across MENA
November 17, 2022  |  International

Ahead of the World Cup opening ceremony on Sunday (Nov. 20), soccer fans from around the globe have been arriving in Qatar, giving an economic...

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