Everything Everything to stream world's first iPad gig tonight

UK indie band Everything Everything are tonight to become the world's first band to stream an entire concert to an iPad. The Manchester band are playing a sold-out show at London's Union Chapel, but iOS using fans who couldn't nab…

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Gerald LynchEverything Everything to stream world's first iPad gig tonight

Countdown the days to the South Africa World Cup 2010 with new iPhone app

With less than 100 days to go until the opening ceremony of this year's World Cup finals, the tension is building as the world prepares to go football crazy for 6 weeks this summer. With a new batch of match…

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Gerald LynchCountdown the days to the South Africa World Cup 2010 with new iPhone app

Train companies agree on barcode format – home ticket printing and mobile sales now on

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The numerous franchises that operate the UK’s splintered, broken, late and chaotic rail network have all agreed on a common barcode format for ticketing, which, when it rolls out, will let us all print out our tickets at home – or buy tickets via text message.

Which means no more dehumanising queuing as you watch the clock tick slowly toward departure time, standing there, with the right money in your hand, helplessly fantasising about barging that old woman…

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Gary CutlackTrain companies agree on barcode format – home ticket printing and mobile sales now on

Popularity of buying digital goods via mobile phone set to soar

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New research suggests that, globally, two billion mobile users will have bought digital goods using their phones by the year 2013.

“Digital goods” means anything that can be delivered directly to the phone over the cellular network or Internet, including ringtones, music, videos, electronic tickets, TV programmes, and games…

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Andy MerrettPopularity of buying digital goods via mobile phone set to soar

Ticketmaster going 100% digital to stop touts charging £1700 to see the Rolling Stones

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The master gig-organiser is currently trialing a completely paper-free ticketing system in the United States, with plans for it to eventually go global should the easily confused Americans be able to cope with the idea OK.

Ticketmaster is starting the scheme with Tom Waits’ Glitter and Doom Tour, which is departing from Arizona this June. It’s nothing overly new or complicated – users buy their tickets over the phone, then present their credit card and some form of ID…

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Gary CutlackTicketmaster going 100% digital to stop touts charging £1700 to see the Rolling Stones

Japanese gamblers encouraged to feed losing tickets to ROBO-GOAT!

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A robotic goat? Wow. Just wow. I thought that’d be the last animal I’d see roboticised, but it appears gamblers in Tokyo can even interact with one, after losing insane amounts of yen at the Edogawa Kyotei boat race course.

Punters are encouraged to mourn their losses by feeding their losing tickets to the robo-goat, to minimise littering…

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Katherine HannafordJapanese gamblers encouraged to feed losing tickets to ROBO-GOAT!