LivingSocial Adds Sports and Entertainment Tickets With AEG Partnership

LivingSocial has mostly built its business from scratch, developing its own discounted travel and adventures side businesses. But for tickets and events, the Washington, D.C., company decided to partner. Today, it’s announcing a deal with with AEG, which owns and operates many venues. A year ago, Groupon partnered with Live Nation’s Ticketmaster.com over a similar deal. Groupon also has a deal with Expedia for travel.


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