Dunkin’, Stadiums Try Checkout-Free Shopping as Social Distancing Remains a Priority

Dunkin’, Stadiums Try Checkout-Free Shopping as Social Distancing Remains a Priority

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal: Checkout-free technology comes with behavioral barriers for customers—and financial uncertainty for retailers. Coffee chain Dunkin’ and hospitality stands at sports stadiums are testing a new checkout-free payment system from Mastercard Inc. as retailers try to meet shoppers’ desire for speed and reduced human contact. Their initiatives are similar to Amazon.com Inc.’s Go technology, which uses […]

Amazon Bid for Fox Networks May Escalate Sports Rights Arms Race

Amazon Bid for Fox Networks May Escalate Sports Rights Arms Race

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter: Murdoch’s 22 regional stations, valued at $25 billion, draw interest from Amazon, MLB, the Yankees and others as streaming deals heat up. Live sports rights may be headed to a new frontier as streaming becomes an increasingly significant component of deals. While Fox recently inked a 10-year extension with Major […]

Sports Leagues Are Reevaluating TV, So Why Not Ticketing Too?

Sports Leagues Are Reevaluating TV, So Why Not Ticketing Too?

Courtesy of Barron’s: Ticketmaster’s exclusive ticketing arrangement with the NFL ends next year. Might the league start letting you buy tickets on Twitter? The National Football League, like other pro sports leagues, has been looking for new ways to keep young people engaged. The NFL started streaming Thursday Night Football games on Twitter last year, and it will […]

Amazon wants to be “Earth’s most customer-centric ticketing company.” One problem: Ticketmaster!

Amazon wants to be “Earth’s most customer-centric ticketing company.” One problem: Ticketmaster!

Courtesy of Barron’s: Get ready for another Amazon business. Next week, the e-commerce giant is set to hold its first concert in the U.K. next week and the company is ramping up its efforts in the U.S. Gabelli analyst John Tinker points to 33 job postings on Amazon’s site with the following description: “Amazon Tickets […]

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Courtesy of ReCode: These streams are the highest-profile sports rights currently on the market. The NFL is selling the rights to stream its “Thursday Night Football” games next season, and at least four big tech companies are interested. Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have all submitted proposals to the NFL in the hope of […]