Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, August 12, 2017

You can't collect ticket stubs for Miami Heat home games anymore, because the team is shifting to mobile-only entry. Even if buy your ticket from American Airlines Arena's box office, you'll still have to present your phone at the entrance to get in. While other teams also have mobile ticketing, Heat is the the first to completely ditch paper tickets. ... The spokesperson also said that NBA teams are shifting to mobile tickets to reduce fraud. Like other types of digital transaction, though, it will also give them a chance to gather more info about their audiences, which could lead to more opportunities to market goods and services.

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... it will also give them a chance to gather more info about their audiences ...

From the cited article: ...To buy digital tickets for the team's home games, you'll have to download Heat's official app....

No thanks. I don't let random apps on my phone. There is far too much data gathering going on with those apps.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-08-12 01:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I went to the Queen concert a few weeks ago. Digital tickets were the only way in.

I don't like it. But I guess that's where the world is going.

#2 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2017-08-12 06:48 PM | Reply

I wouldn't go to a NBA game if it was free. Nothing but a bunch of overpaid genetic freaks with monstrous egos.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-08-12 06:57 PM | Reply

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