Atom Tickets secures Series B funding from trio of Hollywood studios


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Santa Monica, California-based Atom Tickets, a theatrical mobile ticketing platform and app, completed a Series B round of financing from investors that include The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, and others. Lionsgate led the two-year old company’s Series A round.

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atom Tickets, the first-of-its-kind theatrical mobile ticketing platform and app, today announced that it has completed a Series B round of financing from investors that include The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 20th Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) and Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF). Atom Tickets is a social, mobile ticketing platform designed to make movie-going simple. Movie fans can use the service to purchase tickets and concessions, coordinate and invite friends without having to pay for them, and skip the lines at the theater. The app is available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

“We’re thrilled to partner with

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Entertainment Cruises names Svendsen CEO


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Entertainment Cruises, a portfolio company of Pritzker Group Private Capital, said Wednesday it named Kenneth Svendsen its CEO. Most recently, Svendsen served as president of the Walt Disney Travel Company.

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January 06, 2016 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises, a member of Pritzker Group Private Capital’s family of companies and the largest dining cruise company in the United States, today announced the appointment of Kenneth Svendsen as its new chief executive officer.

Svendsen, 49, joins Entertainment Cruises following nearly three decades in the entertainment, hospitality and travel industries. Most recently, he served as president of the Walt Disney Travel Company, an affiliate of The Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), one of the country’s largest travel wholesalers, and served as senior vice president of global sales, distribution, and travel operations for Disney Destinations. Additionally, Svendsen led Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for

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Market Recap Aug 20, 2015


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The indexes were finally able to break out of this huge range; unfortunately for bulls it was to the downside. The S&P 500 fell 2.11% and the NASDAQ 2.82% in the largest losses since February 2014. It has not been a particularly healthy market for quite a while now but we simply have been unable to rip the bandaid off and get a real correction. Maybe this is the beginning of one. On the…

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Market Recap Aug 5, 2015


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Indexes gapped up at the open but came off their highs to drift in a tight range in the afternoon. The S&P 500 gained 0.31% and the NASDAQ 0.67%. Economic releases were mixed. The non-manufacturing ISM index soundly beat expectations, hitting a 10-year high of 60.3 in July. The ADP report came in at 185,000, below expectations for 215,000 private-sector payrolls. Markets digested…

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STTG Market Recap May 5, 2015


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While the indexes had a new 2 day rally Fri/Mon, it was difficult to really trust it because some secondary indicators (such as the NYSE McClellan Oscillator we cite often) have been trending in the wrong way. Today was a good example of why you want those secondary indicators to be in our favor before going all in, on a short term basis, in a market. The rug was pulled out from under bulls…

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