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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Ticketmaster Buys Design/Development Company Two Toasters

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 31 / 15

Ticketmaster has purchased Durham-based mobile design and development company Two Toasters. The deal is designed to extend Ticketmaster's investment in mobile-based purchasing, and Two Toasters has previously worked with clients such as Regal Cinema and Google. Financial terms were not disclosed. Ti...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Stats LLC Acquires The Sports Network

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Tags: Media

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SI today will begin activation of what execs are calling its “biggest Swimsuit launch ever.” Both the print edition, featuring model Hannah Davis on the cover, and the companion digital assets formally debut today. SI declined to specify overall revenue or the advertising page count for ...

Tags: Media, Sports Illustrated

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02/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Phizzle, SAP team for fan research

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

02/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Nats plan events for partner networking

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Tags: Franchises

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SportsBusiness Journal: After 4 years, MLB seals the Fan Cave

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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SportsBusiness Daily: Rojo Sets Venue Record With Super Bowl Per Caps

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SportsBusiness Daily: Manfred To Visit Nationals' Academy

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