Ticketmaster and Adafruit Announce Groundbreaking Merger, TicketFruit, to Revolutionize the Purchase of Raspberry Pi 4s

New York, NY – April 1, 2023 – Today, global ticketing and event technology platform Ticketmaster and electronics manufacturer Adafruit announced their plans to merge, with a new company, named TicketFruit, marking a pivotal moment in the technology and entertainment industries. The merger is set to create unprecedented opportunities for consumers, making it easier than ever to access the popular Raspberry Pi 4 and other innovative products.

This unique partnership between the ticketing giant and the renowned electronics company will offer consumers a seamless experience, integrating cutting-edge technology into the event ticketing process. The merger will also improve the distribution and availability of the Raspberry Pi 4, a popular single-board computer widely used for educational and hobbyist purposes.

“We are excited about this unprecedented merger with Adafruit,” said Michael Rapino, CEO of Ticketmaster. “By combining our expertise in event technology with Adafruit’s dedication to creating innovative products, we aim to redefine the consumer experience. This partnership will not only make it much easier to get a Raspberry Pi 4, but also offer new and exciting ways to use this versatile device in the entertainment industry.”

Limor Fried, CEO of Adafruit, echoed Rapino’s enthusiasm, stating, “This collaboration with Ticketmaster opens up endless possibilities to create transformative experiences for our customers. By leveraging Ticketmaster’s extensive network, we can now bring the Raspberry Pi 4 to a much wider audience and introduce unique applications for this powerful platform. We are committed to breaking boundaries and exploring new horizons in technology and entertainment.”

The merger is expected to be completed within the next few months, after which customers can anticipate a more streamlined process for obtaining the Raspberry Pi 4, as well as other innovative products from Adafruit. The combined company will continue to focus on providing exceptional customer experiences and creating new opportunities for technological advancement in the entertainment and electronics sectors.

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