Exclusive: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.- sources




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  • 2017-08-10 19:51:30Z
  • By By Jessica Toonkel and Jeffrey Dastin

By Jessica Toonkel and Jeffrey Dastin

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster's powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.

If Amazon moves ahead, it would represent the latest attempt by the world's largest online retailer to use its massive customer base, tech savvy and bargaining power to shake up a big market.

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