Ticketmaster apologizes to Taylor Swift and her fans for the ticketing debacle

New York CNN Business — Ticketmaster apologized to Taylor Swift and her fans late Friday night after a ticketing debacle this week that made it difficult for consumers to buy tickets to the pop star’s new tour. “We want to apologize to Taylor and all of her fans — especially those who had a terrible … Read more

Taylor Swift Ticketmaster fiasco is the fault of demand, bots, Liberty Media CEO says

Now we got bad bots. The CEO of Liberty Media, Live Nation’s largest shareholder, defended the event promoter against calls that it should be broken up following a storm of glitches and site failures during Ticketmaster presales this week for Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour. Live Nation is sympathetic to fans who couldn’t get tickets, Greg … Read more

Taylor Swift ticket snafu caused by Ticketmaster abusing its market power, Senate antitrust chair says

New York CNN Business — Senator Amy Klobuchar criticized Ticketmaster in an open letter to its CEO, saying she has “serious concerns” about the company’s operations following a service meltdown Tuesday that left Taylor Swift fans irate. In the letter to CEO Michael Rapino, the Democrat from Minnesota and chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee … Read more

Taylor Swift fans irate at Ticketmaster as huge tour pre-sale demand snarls site

New York CNN Business — There’s some bad blood brewing between Taylor Swift fans and Ticketmaster. Pre-sales for a handful of dates on the singer’s new tour began Tuesday. But infuriated fans report the ticketing website appeared to crash or freeze during purchase. Customers turned to Twitter to complain about Ticketmaster not loading or allowing … Read more

AST SpaceMobile deploys BlueWalker 3 satellite antenna

A view from onboard the satellite, captured after deploying the 693-square foot array. AST SpaceMobile Satellite-to-smartphone connectivity venture AST SpaceMobile announced on Monday that the wide antenna of its recently launched test satellite deployed successfully — a critical milestone in the company’s development of a global network to provide 5G broadband service. The BlueWalker 3 … Read more

Namor: Marvel’s waterproof efforts to make him different from Aquaman

Editor’s Note: The following contains minor spoilers about “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” CNN — In “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” the aquatic adversary known as Namor wastes no time establishing himself as one of those beguiling but strange characters that can polarize an audience: the ocean-dwelling deity uses conch shells like smartphones and has feathered wings … Read more

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ notches record opening for November

New York CNN Business — “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” had the major challenge of following “Black Panther,” one of the biggest blockbusters ever, and had to do so without star Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in 2020. Despite all the challenges, “Wakanda Forever” notched a sizable box office opening this weekend. The Marvel movie opened … Read more

If more money is printed the exchange rate will be affected: MMA

Maldives’ central bank, Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has said that it has the option to print MVR 4.4 billion next year to meet the budgetary expenses of 2023. The recommendations provided by MMA regarding the state budget for 2023 is that if more money is to be printed in order to meet the budgetary needs, … Read more

Takeoff memorial: Drake and Justin Bieber among VIPs celebrating the rapper’s life

Atlanta CNN — State Farm Arena was transformed into a church Friday as family and fans gathered to celebrate the earthly departure of Takeoff from Migos. The three-hour sendoff was a superstar affair, featuring performances from Justin Bieber, Chloe Bailey and Yolanda Adams, as well as a poem by Drake, and words of remembrance from … Read more

Ghana: ACMA, NYA Train Youth in Satellite Dish Installation

The Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly (ACMA) and the National Youth Authority (NYA) organized a satellite dish installation training for a section of youth in Accra on Tuesday. The training was part of efforts to reduce unemployment and equip unemployed youth with entrepreneurial skills in the country. With over 35 participants, selected from all electoral areas … Read more