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BUSINESS
July 1, 2000 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tickets.com Inc. said Friday that it will handle online ticket sales for major league baseball beginning next year. The news was tempered, however, by the Costa Mesa ticketing company's announcement that it has laid off 30 workers, about 5% of its work force, during the last week to streamline operations following a series of acquisitions. The baseball contract will give Tickets.com a foothold in a sport that is experiencing growing online ticket sales.
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BUSINESS
April 6, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pop star Michael Jackson and the world's largest sports-marketing agency are among the investors putting an additional $30 million into Newport Beach-based Tickets.com Inc., the online event-ticketing company said Monday. The latest infusion of cash brings to $73 million the amount of venture capital financing the 14-year-old online ticket agency has raised. It comes as the company attempts to carve out its place in a field dominated by Ticketmaster Corp. Tickets.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1994
Midway through his six-year contract, Paramount Communications Inc. President Stanley Jaffe got word Monday that there will not be a role for him after Viacom completes its acquisition. According to a well-placed source, Jaffe was informed of the decision by Paramount Chairman Martin S. Davis, who was the only Paramount executive to attend a meeting of Viacom executives in Vail, Colo., last week, where Blockbuster executives were also in attendance.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1997 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Not everyone can have an "adventure" career. If childhood dreams held sway, after all, there would be way too many firemen and forest rangers in the world. But even button-down businessmen need to maintain excitement in their work lives. That's what keeps people going, even if they're millionaires. We asked some top executives in various fields how they keep a spark, a sense of adventure, at work. Not surprisingly, some said the work is its own reward.
SPORTS
July 26, 1995 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Add one more group to those trying to return professional football to Los Angeles. Mayor Richard Riordan announced at a news conference Tuesday the formation of Football LA, a broad-based task force created to bring an NFL team to Los Angeles. Tossing a football and wearing a blue hat inscribed with "Football LA," Riordan outlined the group's intention but was not specific on how it would go about achieving its goal.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1986 | VICTOR VALLE, Times Staff Writer
What if you gave a party and everyone came? That's just what the organizers of the Hands Across America fund-raiser expect--an avalanche of millions of people rushing to find places in the coast-to-coast line days or even hours before the Memorial Day spectacle is scheduled to begin. Organizers of the effort to raise funds for America's hungry and homeless have acknowledged that they still need at least 5 million more hand-holders to form the transcontinental human chain.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1996 | LORI HAYCOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
ETM Entertainment Network Inc., which produces automated ticket sales systems for concerts and sporting events, is planning to offer stock to the public for the first time. The company, which attracted attention last summer when the popular rock band Pearl Jam began using ETM's high-tech system to sell tickets as part of an ill-fated boycott of industry giant Ticketmaster Corp., is hoping to offer 2.5 million shares at an initial price of $10 per share.
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