When the Costa Concordia, a floating pleasure palace carrying 4,200 people, hit a rock off the Italian coast on January 13, it became the largest passenger ship ever wrecked, supplanting the Titanic…
AUTHOR:Portraits by Jonas Fredwall KarlssonAdditional reporting by Josephine McKenna and Jaime LalindeBy Bryan Burrough
PUBLISHED: May 10, 2012
LENGTH: 1 minutes (492 words)
Ticketmaster didn’t come to rule an industry by suffering interlopers. Over the past 30 years, the company has killed or eaten nearly every competitor: Ticketron, TicketWeb, TicketsNow, Paciolan, and Musictoday. And a potent combination of top artists, venues, and long-term ticketing deals makes Ticketmaster one Goliath well positioned to crush a whole army of Davids.