Liz Gannes

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Ticket Search Service SeatGeek Buys Competitor FanSnap

SeatGeek, a ticket search service that gets about 3.5 million visits per month and expects $12 million in revenue this year, has bought its competitor FanSnap in order to take it off the market. FanSnap, which had raised $16 million in funding (more than twice as much as SeatGeek), had previously been bought in 2011 by Wize Commerce. SeatGeek said it raised $2.2 million to finance the acquisition, but didn’t offer other terms of the deal.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald