Looking for an event to attend? Boulder, Colo.-based startup Eventblimp has more than 20 million of them aggregated in its hangar, from Facebook, Meetup, Eventbrite, Bandsintown, SeatGeek, and Eventful, accessible via the Web or its new iOS application.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom were among those who took home hardware at TechCrunch’s Sixth Annual Crunchies Awards Wednesday night in San Francisco.
Facebook may still trail Pinterest in terms of getting people to buy products, but Eventbrite likes the social network’s aptitude to push tickets. Eventbrite, an online event facilitator, discovered that sales through Facebook drove more money for event coordinators than Twitter or LinkedIn.
Events and ticketing site Eventbrite has implemented Facebook Connect to add a social discovery layer to its site.
Last July we began wondering if Facebook would start competing with Eventbrite with the integration of Credits and the company’s Events product. Today it appears that the company has decided to partner with Eventbrite. Given that Facebook is “larger than Evite”, this partnership could prove to be extremely lucrative.
Today Eventbrite, the popular event registration service, has announced support for Facebook Connect. The service lets you easily publish any event that you create on Eventbrite directly to your Facebook events. As soon as you create an event, Eventbrite promts you to see if you would like to allow them to publish your event from Facebook.