These issues can be traced back to one company: Live Nation Entertainment.
In 2010, Ticketmaster was already a dominant player in the primary ticketing market. But that year, the Department of Justice approved a merger between Ticketmaster and Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter and Ticketmaster's only significant competitor in the ticketing space.
Costco’s popular chickens have stayed fixed at $4.99 for more than a decade — even in the face of raging inflation. But it’s come at a cost.
“As stated on the Powerball website, chances of winning are 1 in 292 million.”
- You have a 1 in 18,043 of being struck by lightning in your lifetime, according to the Lightning Safety Council.
- You have a 1 in 4,332,817 chance of being attacked by a shark, according to the International Shark Attack File.
- You have a 1 in 2.1 million chance of being attacked by a bear, according to the National Park Service.
In short, Fiorina’s “good friend” Steve Jobs blithely mugged her and HP’s shareholders. By getting Fiorina to adopt the iPod as HP’s music player, Jobs had effectively gotten his software installed on millions of computers for free, stifled his main competitor, and gotten a company that prided itself on invention to declare that Apple was a superior inventor. And he lost nothing, except the few minutes it took him to call Carly Fiorina and say he was sorry she got canned.
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