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festival technology

March 24, 2015

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Festival technology panel hihghlights. Discussed the importance of building a venue around the people not the product. Insomniac marketing director spoke on this. It is not just a tool, it allows you to manage crowd control. Streaming is the new trent in engagement via mobile apps like Ahloompa. You can lay event timelines over act […]

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eventbrite talks ibeacons

March 18, 2015

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Session on ibeacons. Cost forceach us,fivexto fifteen dollars. Range up to 150 feet. Allow,phone,user to connect with others,at meetings and retailersxto connect rightcat contact point with the phone user.

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southxsouthwest

March 18, 2015

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Big news,at this meeting,around ibeacons and their use. Event britexhas over 400 in use here. So far over 5 million interactsxwith official site and,400000 posts. Ibeaconsarethe future.

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mobile payment fighting fraud

March 13, 2015

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Apple Pay reports some issues with their mobile payment system. Reports are that criminals are exploiting vulnerabilities in the verification process banks follow…(Wall Street Journal)

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Technology heads GF Strategies search

March 13, 2015

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GF Strategies will be in Austin Texas for the annual South By Southwest Festival. Company President Greg Flakus will be attending and will be posting news daily from the event… While at the gathering Flakus will be meeting with some of the leading firms that are providing cashless systems to major festivals around the world. […]

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Bitcoin back in news

March 2, 2015

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The Wall Street Journal ran a large story today on the yes and no for the future of Bitcoin. Campbell Harvey sees some of the problems this method of payment will solve: Allow online transactions without worrying that personal data will be compromised. Anyone with cellphone or internet connection can execute seamless transactions International remittances […]

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GF Strategies to work with Big Fresno Fair

February 16, 2015

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GF Strategies has agreed to work with the Big Fresno Fair for the next two years. The company will work with the Fresno team to enhance their current food and beverage planning and sales reporting. “We are pleased to add this great Fair to our list of Fair customers” said Greg Flakus. Since founding the […]

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GF Strategies to lead funding for local food pantry

January 30, 2015

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GF Strategies President Greg Flakus has agreed to lead the fundraising for FISH of VAncouver, WAshington, one of the largest food pantry locations in the company’s home town, Vancouver, WAshington. “We are excited to work with a dedicated group of volunteers to help them raise the $500,000 in funds that will allow them to upgrade […]

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GF Strategies enters 23rd year with renewed customers

January 27, 2015

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GF Strategies, founded in 1993 as Winning Ticket Strategies with one customer, the Oregon State Fair enters its 23rd year in 2015. The company began with one venue and slowly grew from its Northwest routes to include Fairs from Vermont and Massachusetts to Oklahoma and Texas and San Diego. Events using the system include the […]

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Music Festival World Watches as Live Nation buys C3 Presents and AEG Live buys Bumbershoot

January 4, 2015

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In one of the biggest moves in the event world in 2014, the two largest companies in the entertainment venue management, artist management and music world made major moves to expand their ownership of major music festivals. Live Nation purchased C3 events, the producers of South by Southwwest, Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza among others. […]

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