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There are few activities that necessitate a working phone more than live concerts and events: It’s how you show your tickets, pay for food and merchandise, coordinate with friends and post on social media. Once a battery dies, an attendee is out of luck (and Instagram stories).

Enter PopID, a facial recognition software company that allows consumers to check in and pay with their face at partnered businesses. While it sounds high-tech, the service is as simple as signing up and uploading a selfie to PopID’s website. Once the user saves their payment information, PopID creates a “token” linking a user’s face to that payment method.

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Image courtesy of Ticketmaster

Snap and Ticketmaster are making it easier to “match” with your next post-pandemic concert experience.

On Wednesday, the Santa Monica-based social media firm unveiled a partnership with the ticketing marketplace to curate local concerts and events based on users’ specific tastes. The recommendations will live as a feature inside of the Snapchat app called Ticketmatcher Mini.

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Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash

Swoogo, a Century City-based startup that offers event management software, has raised $20 million in fresh funding led by private equity giant Bain Capital, it announced Tuesday.

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