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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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