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June 12, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN
CheckOut.com of Beverly Hills and Tickets.com of Costa Mesa will announce a deal today to make CheckOut.com's Wherehouse Online Stores the exclusive retailer for music, movies and games on the Tickets.com Web site. Tickets.com also will syndicate entertainment from the CheckOut.com Web site, and CheckOut.com will receive event ticketing and venue information from Tickets.com.
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BUSINESS
May 16, 2000 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tickets.com Inc., weighed down by one-time acquisition, marketing and infrastructure costs, reported larger-than-expected losses of $21.6 million, or 37 cents a share, for the year's first three months. The news sent its stock to its lowest level, $2.15 a share, since the Costa Mesa event ticket seller went public in early November. It ended Monday's trading at $2.31 a share, down 13 cents.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2000 | Robin Fields
Tickets.com Inc., weighed down by one-time acquisition, marketing and infrastructure costs, reported a larger-than-expected loss of $21.6 million, or 37 cents a share, for the first three months of the year. Monday's news sent its stock skidding to close down 13 cents at $2.31, the lowest level since the Costa Mesa-based ticket seller went public Nov. 3. The quarterly loss is more than three times the $6 million in red ink that flowed in the same period last year.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2000 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As event ticketing shifts Web-ward, online companies are expanding beyond traditional seat-selling to offer an array of customized goods and services based on information that technology allows them to gather on customers. Buy Bruce Springsteen tickets electronically? Expect e-mail offering special tour memorabilia or a link to a ticketer's online store to pick up the Boss' CDs. Want U.S. Open tennis tickets?
BUSINESS
April 12, 2000 | Dow Jones
Tickets.com Inc., an online event ticketing company based in Costa Mesa, said Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to be the exclusive live event ticket provider for VirginConnect's Web player. Financial details were not disclosed. VirginConnect is a joint venture between Internet Appliance Network and Virgin Entertainment Group.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2000 | ROBIN FIELDS and P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal judge ruled that it is not illegal for online companies to link to rival Web sites, a controversial practice seen as critical in helping Internet firms build audiences. The ruling, made late Monday as part of a lawsuit filed by Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch Inc. against upstart Tickets.com, gives ammunition to other companies on the World Wide Web that are facing increasing complaints about a practice known as "hyperlinking."
BUSINESS
March 16, 2000 | Dow Jones
At Home Corp., a Redwood City company that does business as Excite@Home, said Wednesday it has signed an online event-ticketing Web venture agreement with Tickets.com Inc. in Costa Mesa. Terms weren't disclosed. The service, called Excite Events, will include a database and ability to purchase tickets for concerts, sporting events and other attractions online, At Home said in a press release. The service is available at http://events.excite.com.
BUSINESS
March 2, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Tickets.com Inc. bombed on Wall Street on Wednesday, a day after the online e-commerce company announced a tentative agreement to acquire the United Kingdom's second-largest ticketing company. The Costa Mesa company's shares slumped $2.75, or 20%, to $10.88. Earlier in the session, the shares hit $9.75, the lowest price since Tickets.com went public in November. The company, which sells tickets to concerts and other events through the Internet, agreed to buy First Call International Ltd.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2000 | MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Online e-commerce company Tickets.com Inc. said Tuesday that it has tentatively agreed to acquire the United Kingdom's second-largest ticketing company in a stock swap valued at $104 million to $127 million, based on Tuesday's closing price. The deal with First Call International Ltd. would create a live entertainment destination with broad international reach, Tickets.com said in a release late Tuesday.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2000
Tickets.com Inc., an online and conventional supplier of tickets for live events, movies and other entertainment, has invested $30 million in a Santa Monica company for technology that will make its Web site transactions more secure. Tickets.com said in a press release that EncrypTix Inc. will provide the company with the ability to provide a secure "virtual ticket window" for customers to print out tickets from home--day or night up to show time. EncrypTix is 70% owned by Stamps.com.
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