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

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StubHub Goes Live With First-Of-Its-Kind 76ers Ticketing Platform

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 27 / 16

StubHub this morning has gone live with its new ticketing platform for the 76ers in which primary and secondary inventory is blended into a single marketplace. The completion of the new system fulfills a plan first laid out in February, when the 76ers-StubHub partnership was first announced . The m...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Ticketmaster Buys Two Toasters

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SportsBusiness Daily: StubHub Sues Warriors, Ticketmaster

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SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN.com redesign: Cleaner look, more options

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SportsBusiness Daily: Shooting For "Fantasy Life" Starts Today

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Rehires Chris Park As Senior VP

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SportsBusiness Daily: Mobile Fantasy Company Closes VC Funding

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