As of December 2008, we will discontinue working on our global mobile event calendar. We rather prefer to go out of business than further continue this nightmare. There's no reason to continue in such a bad and unprofessional environment where nothing works as expected.
Affiliate programs and Ticket organizations don't provide data in well structured format;
Affiliate programs and Ticket organizations don't allow to "spider" a site for missing data (server issue);
Some sites are asking up to $50,000 annual fee to grab events (*);
Cultural organizations give no shit to third parties, only interested in their own "sponsored" living. The subprime crisis should at least clear all that mess;
Last but not least, we are fed up struggling with our developer Sergey Skripkin. Just a crook you should better avoid.
Bye Bye the Web.
(*) The case with temps-libre.ch (Switzerland) or Viafrance.com (France). Since when do we have to pay to promote cultural events?