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Ticketmaster cancels public sale for upcoming Taylor Swift tour



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Ticketmaster cancels public sale for Taylor Swift tour, fans and lawmakers demand answers

If you’re a die hard Taylor Swift fan, chances are you’re pretty frustrated right now.

Ticketmaster has cancelled the general public ticket sale for Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras’ tour.

Executives are citing”extraordinarily high demands on ticketing systems and insufficient remaining ticket inventory” as the reason behind this decision.

Ticketmaster’s site crashed on Tuesday during the first release of tickets for Swift’s U.S. leg of the tour. The company has already sold more than 2 million tickets in pre-sales.

Now, a Democratic Senator is calling for answers, sending a letter to Ticketmaster’s parent company, Live Nation Entertainment.

In the letter, Senator and chair of the Senate antitrust panel, Amy Klobuchar, voices “serious concern.” She is worried “about the state of competition in the ticketing industry and its harmful impact on consumers.”

“Ticketmaster’s power in the primary ticket market insulates it from the competitive pressures that typically push companies to innovate and improve their services.”

In a statement released by the ticketing giant, the company says it did anticipate heavy demand for tickets to see Swift perform on her first tour in five years. But extreme interest, combined with bot attacks, led to “unprecedented traffic on the site.”

The company says around 15 per cent of interactions on the site experienced issues and overall it sold 2 million tickets on Tuesday alone.

Meanwhile, Klobuchar is asking Live Nation Chief Executive Michael Rapino to provide an explanation.

The Senator wants to know how much of the company’s profits have been spent on upgrading ticketing technology and how many tour tickets were reserved for the presale.

The Ticketmaster statement did not respond to these questions.

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Disney trumps DeSantis with legal loophole



Disney has outplayed Ron DeSantis by leaning on a decades-old royal clause

In February, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis moved to take over Disney World’s governing body.

It was all in retaliation to the company’s public stance against the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

But now, new reports suggest this whole plan may have backfired.

Members of the new governor-appointed board argue the previous members stripped the board of its power before they left.

It was all part of an agreement, which was approved a day before DeSantis assumed more control of the land around Disney’s theme park.

Disney is leaning on a property law which essentially makes the company the government of the area.

New board member Ron Peri says the board has lost the majority of its ability to do anything beyond maintain the roads and basic infrastructure.

For just under six decades, Disney has operated its expansive theme park and resort in Florida under a specially designated district.

A board oversaw the area and had free reign of development processes.

Disney also had the authority to appoint district board members.

But this special status came under threat when Disney clashed with DeSantis and his “Don’t Say Gay” law.

Florida lawmakers the passed a bill in February to end Disney’s self-governing status and give the governor the authority to appoint new board members to the district.

DeSantis appointed five supervisors, including a parents’ rights activist and three Republican donors.

But the new supervisors say previous board members entered an agreement before they left their positions – effectively stripping them of any powers. #trending #featured

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The Power of Play



Let’s take a look at the history of video games and the exciting future of the gaming industry.

From classic arcade games to the latest consoles and online multiplayer experiences, gamers have been lining up for decades to get their hands on the hottest games.

But what goes on behind the scenes to create these immersive worlds? The Power of Play takes you behind the curtain to explore the hard work and dedication of game developers as they bring these virtual experiences to life.

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Avoiding mass company layoffs



What alternatives can companies implement, other than just sacking employees, to save something in the short-term?

Let me give you some numbers: Meta, 18,000; Amazon, 9,000; Disney, 7,000.

No, that isn’t the amount of daily subscribers joining the respective platforms, but the amount of job cuts each company has recently announced.

As sexy as that headline ISN’T – it’s a fact of reality that after spending too much during the pandemic, the financial books need to be reined in.

And yes, this may look good to investors in the short-term, but what does it do for the employee – and company morale – going forward?

Are there other alternatives that may satisfy all parties involved?

Digital transformation expert Kamales Lardi discusses the matter.

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