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closed 12/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Clever Sense, Inc.

synopsis: Google is acquiring the Silicon Valley-based startup Clever Sense. Clever Sense is the maker of the mobile application “Alfred,” which delivers personalized recommendations for nearby restaurants, coffee shops, bars and nightclubs using a combination of artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Clever Sense, Inc.
Clever Sense, Inc. develops solutions for mobile devices. Using proprietary artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, it has created a platform to sift through the online data and deliver context-aware information based on one's interest, time, location and social data.
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closed 3/21/2013 via Market Wire

Spindle, Inc., acquired MeNetwork

synopsis: Spindle, Inc. announced that it has concluded the acquisition of MeNetwork, an international location and time-based mobile marketing platform for merchants and consumers. The integration of MeNetwork's technology into the Spindle platform creates a comprehensive mobile commerce solution that incorporates mobile marketing and mobile payments.
buyer: Spindle, Inc.
Spindle, Inc. is an innovator of mobile payment solutions for the banking industry, retail sector and consumer-facing companies. Spindle actively develops new and improved ways for companies and end consumers to fluidly transact and exchange funds, regardless of platform.
target: MeNetwork
MeNetwork is the world’s most powerful and flexible mobile marketing platform. It is revolutionizing both marketing and commerce by creating a marketplace where merchants and consumers connect in real time.
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closed 12/14/2012 via PE Hub

Airbnb, acquired Localmind

synopsis: Airbnb has acquired Localmind, a platform that uses crowdsourcing to find out what’s happening in a given community. Localmind is a new service that allows users to send questions and receive answers about what is going on in real time at places they care about.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone.
target: Localmind
Localmind is a mobile app that gives people the ability to know what's happening in the world. By temporarily and anonymously connecting users to someone at the location they are interested in, they are able to ask any question they want about that location, and get an answer, in real-time.
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announced 7/23/2012 via PR Web

GoGo Cast, Inc., will acquire Dingo Mobile Inc.

synopsis: GoGo Cast Inc., a global leader in dynamic content and digital merchandising in the place-based Digital Out of Home space, announced that it has executed an agreement to acquire Dingo Mobile Inc., who specializes in the development, deployment and management of social-based mobile applications for iPhone®, iPad® and Droid devices.
buyer: GoGo Cast, Inc.
Using an aggregated network of digital media and audience-targeted content, GoGo Cast delivers direct-to-consumer advertising that enables retailers, brands, manufactures, advertisers and promoters to reach highly targeted audiences, influence brand choice and receive measurable results.
target: Dingo Mobile Inc.
Dingo Mobile, Inc. is a mobile software and brand developer that has built a patent pending software platform that is both context and ambience aware. The integrated social network combines time and location with consumer interests.
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closed 6/19/2012 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired ChoicePass

synopsis: Salesforce.com has acquired ChoicePass, a web company that offers companies services for providing employees with perks and discounts at local businesses. ChoicePass allows smaller companies to access corporate perks, such as entertainment and shopping discounts, even gym memberships.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc.(CRM:$3,050.20)
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and CRM applications have revolutionized the way companies collaborate and communicate with their customers.
target: ChoicePass
ChoicePass is a customized corporate perks and employee rewards technology company. ChoicePass is building the world’s most relevant and easy to use platform for employees to discover, redeem and share company-sponsored perks and benefits.
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closed 4/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

nSphere, acquired Peekaboo Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: nSphere, a company that aggregates online content, announced the acquisition of mobile location-based deals companyPeekaboo Mobile. nSphere plans on leveraging Peekaboo Mobile’s application to provide local search information to its users.
buyer: nSphere
DirectoryM re-launched in July 2010 as nSphere representing the company's expanded mission: combining media brands, data sources and local experts to satisfy the local online information needs of the average user and help organize their life locally.
target: Peekaboo Mobile, Inc.
Peekaboo Mobile, Inc., a mobile technology company, develops software solutions to connect consumers to location-targeted deals from local retail, restaurant, and service businesses.
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closed 7/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Wayfinder Systems AB, acquired Navicore Oy

synopsis: Wayfinder and Navicore announced that an agreement has been signed finalising the acquisition of the Finnish navigation company Navicore by Wayfinder. By joining forces the combined entity will offer award winning location applications and services on all major platforms in connected mobile devices.
buyer: Wayfinder Systems AB
Wayfinder offers map, direction and GPS navigation services accessible by mobile phones. From these basic navigation services, we provide mobile phone users with content services including digital city guidebooks traffic information, currency conversion and weather reports.
target: Navicore Oy
Navicore is a provider of interactive navigation products for connective mobile devices running on different operating systems like Symbian and Linux. Navicore Personal software together with a GPS turns your connective mobile device into a fully functional navigator that is always with you.
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closed 1/3/2013 via PR Newswire

Trimble Transportation & Logistics, acquired ALK Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Trimble has acquired ALK Technologies, a global leader in routing, mapping, mileage and navigation technologies. ALK Technologies offers proprietary routing and international map-based solutions for transportation, logistics and mobile workforces. ALK® is expected to extend and complement Trimble's Transportation and Logistics product portfolio.
buyer parent:Trimble Navigation Limited
buyer: Trimble Transportation & Logistics
Trimble Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Division is a leading provider of end-to-end technology solutions to for-hire motor carriers, private fleets, freight brokerage, and third-party logistics providers of all sizes worldwide.
target: ALK Technologies, Inc.
ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics and mobile workforces. For 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage and mapping solutions.
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announced 7/2/2012 via Reuters

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire UpNext

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc agreed to buy mapping startup UpNext. UpNext Founders Raj Advani, Vik Advani, Robin Har and Danny Moon will move from New York to Seattle, where Amazon is based, to lead the e-commerce company's mapping efforts. UpNext is a NYC based startup developing extremely detailed 3D maps for the mobile devices.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: UpNext
UpNext is a NYC based startup developing extremely detailed 3D maps for the mobile devices. Within the UpNext 3D Cities iPhone app a complete 3-D representation of each city is offered, down to practically every single building.
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closed 4/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Pelago

synopsis: Groupon has acquired Pelago, maker of location-based social network Whrrl. Whrrl has been used by companies looking to build loyalty and repeat visits.
buyer: Groupon, Inc.(GRPN:$2,443.51)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally.
target: Pelago
Pelago’s first product is Whrrl. It’s a social network, Google maps mash-up, mobile and GPS service all in one. The social network experience allows members to share opinions and knowledge about local restaurants, bars, retail stores, and hotels.
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closed 1/10/2008 via BusinessWire

uLocate Communications, Inc., purchased Buddy Beacon from HELIO, INC.

synopsis: uLocate Communications Inc. announced their acquisition of the Buddy Beacon™ name from Helio LLC. Introduced by Helio in partnership with uLocate in 2006, Buddy Beacon leverages location based technology to allow users to share their location from their mobile device so they can more easily connect with their friends.
buyer: uLocate Communications, Inc.
uLocate Communications, Inc. is an application and technology service provider of wireless location-based services. uLocate integrates GPS enabled cell phone technology with the convenience of the internet to provide a variety of LBS services for both enterprise applications and personal use.
seller parent: SK Telecom
seller: HELIO, INC.
HELIO is a new mobile brand custom-built for young, connected consumers. HELIO brings together the innovation from the world leader in wireless - SK Telecom - and the service and support synonymous with leading Internet Service Provider - EarthLink - to deliver a breakthrough mobile experience.
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announced 5/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Rarus Technologies Inc., will be merged with Zngle Inc.

synopsis: Rarus Technologies Inc. signed an Exclusive Software Property, Technical Information and Trademark License Agreement with ThinkCorp AG for the acquisition of Zngle.com, a next-generation software platform designed to take social media to new heights in the way it allows users to connect and communicate with friends, family, and business networks.
buyer: Rarus Technologies Inc.(RARS:$0.00)
Rarus Technologies Inc. is an emerging technology company focused on establishing an innovative business model intended to bridge cutting-edge social media and e-commerce into a marketplace that connects friends, family, consumers, and vendors in new and exciting ways.
target: Zngle Inc.
Zngle.com is designed be a centralized Internet portal and next-generation social media website that incorporates voice/text messaging, video email, and mobile technologies to allow consumers to access real-time information about various products and services.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 2/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Klout, Inc., acquired Blockboard

synopsis: Klout has acquired a neighborhood interaction application called Blockboard. The Blockboard app allows people in a given neighborhood to share information about crime, events, asks questions and report issues such as potholes and graffiti directly to city officials.
buyer: Klout, Inc.
Klout, Inc. measures influence on topics across the social Web. It provides a platform that allows tracking the impact of opinions, links, and recommendations across social graph.
target: Blockboard
Blockboard operates a mobile bulletin board that allows people to connect with their neighbors and neighborhood in San Francisco's Mission District. Its location-based mobile application provides users with a hyperlocal view into happenings in their neighborhood.
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closed 1/15/2007 via Company Press Release

CSR plc, acquired Cambridge Positioning Systems Ltd

synopsis: CSR plc today announces the acquisition of the assets of Cambridge Positioning Systems Ltd. CPS, based in Cambridge, UK, has been acquired for a total cash consideration of $35 million
buyer: CSR plc
CSR, a leading global provider of Bluetooth technology has developed expertise in other single-chip wireless communication standards such as Wi-Fi. CSR offers developed hardware/software solutions for Bluetooth based around BlueCore, a fully integrated 2.4 GHz radio, baseband and microcontroller.
target: Cambridge Positioning Systems Ltd
CPS is the high accuracy location enabler for the wireless world. Through consistent innovation, we have developed new ways of helping people pinpoint their whereabouts - via a standard mobile handset. Our technology is called Matrix.
price ($mm)
$35
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closed 4/7/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Cover

synopsis: Twitter, a real-time information network, acquires android lockscreen app Cover. Cover is an Android lockscreen app that lets the user customise what apps he sees and when. Cover learns which apps are used in different contexts and puts them right on the lockscreen for easy access.
buyer: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR:$664.89)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations.
target: Cover
Cover is an Android lockscreen app that lets the user customise what apps he sees and when. Cover learns which apps are used in different contexts and puts them right on the lockscreen for easy access.
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closed 3/12/2008 via BusinessWire

ROK Entertainment Group, acquired Geniem

synopsis: ROK Entertainment Group the global mobile entertainment company, today announced it had acquired a 51% controlling interest in Geniem, a leading Finnish mobile and web applications development company.
buyer: ROK Entertainment Group(ROKE:$0.00)
ROK Entertainment Group is a world-leading mobile entertainment company specialising in the development and deployment of innovative mobile technologies, services and applications.
target: Geniem
Geniem focuses on branded Mobile and Web applications for Media, Brands and Carriers to increase customer affinity and brand recognition and have over 15,000,000 ODP mobile phone installations and customers.
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closed 8/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Yippy, Inc., acquired Macte Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Yippy, Inc., a unified search company known for educational research and clustering technology, reported that Yippy Labs, Inc., the Company's wholly owned British Columbian subsidiary, acquired Macte! Labs, Inc., a developer of dynamic toolbars and applications for both search and communication applications.
buyer parent:Richard Granville
buyer: Yippy, Inc.(YIPI:$0.77)
Based in Fort Myers, Florida, Yippy, Inc. is a new economy technology company that develops educational and reference search technologies, content aggregation services and application services environments for both consumer and commercial market segments.
target: Macte Labs, Inc.
Macte Labs is a leading developer of dynamic toolbars and web applications that provided clients with enhanced, interactive and visually appealing vertical search and client communication solutions. Macte Labs has 20 employees in 3 countries and is headquartered in Vancouver BC, Canada.
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closed 3/1/2012 via BusinessWire

Inuvo, Inc., acquired Vertro, Inc.

synopsis: Inuvo, Inc., an online marketing technology and services company and Vertro, Inc., an online advertising and search company and the owner of the ALOT™ Internet product portfolio, announced the closing of their merger.
buyer: Inuvo, Inc.(INUV:$0.00)
Inuvo®, Inc. is an Internet company proficient at delivering clicks, leads and sales to advertisers through targeting that utilizes unique data and sophisticated analytics. The Company operates as two business segments: Performance Marketing and Web Properties.
target: Vertro, Inc.(VTRO:$35.89)
Vertro, Inc. is an Internet company that owns and operates the ALOT product portfolio. ALOT offers two primary products to consumers: ALOT Home, a homepage product, and ALOT Appbar, a piece of software that integrates into users' web browsers.
price($mm)[EV]
$19 [$15]
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$32
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closed 12/2/2010 via BNC Analysis

LastPass.com, acquired Xmarks, Inc.

synopsis: Xmarks has been acquired by LastPass. The cross-browser password management service will be the new purveyor of the much-loved, but financially strapped, cross-browser bookmarking service.
buyer: LastPass.com
LastPass is a password manager that makes web browsing easier and more secure. Designed by web enthusiasts and skilled application developers, LastPass was created to make the online experience easier and safer for everyone.
target: Xmarks, Inc.
Xmarks was founded in 2006 under their original name Foxmarks. Their bookmark sync browser add-on is one of the most popular in the world with over twenty million downloads and counting.
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closed 9/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Clearspring Technologies, Inc., acquired AddThis

synopsis: Clearspring Technologies, the leading widget network connecting publishers and advertisers to audiences on the social Web, announced the acquisition of AddThis, the No. 1 bookmarking and content sharing service on the Internet.
buyer: Clearspring Technologies, Inc.
Clearspring is the leading provider of distribution, management and monetization services for widgets and other distributable Web content. Clearspring’s free sharing services enable publishers and developers to distribute and track viral digital content to the most popular destinations.
target: AddThis
AddThis is the No. 1 bookmarking and sharing button on the Internet. AddThis has become the standard button for bookmarking and sharing. The AddThis button spreads content across the Web by making it easy for visitors to bookmark and share it with other people.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 12/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Clever Sense, Inc.

synopsis: Google is acquiring the Silicon Valley-based startup Clever Sense. Clever Sense is the maker of the mobile application “Alfred,” which delivers personalized recommendations for nearby restaurants, coffee shops, bars and nightclubs using a combination of artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Clever Sense, Inc.
Clever Sense, Inc. develops solutions for mobile devices. Using proprietary artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, it has created a platform to sift through the online data and deliver context-aware information based on one's interest, time, location and social data.
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closed 2/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Spider.io

synopsis: Spider.io has been acquired by Google. Spider.io is a startup that specialized in weeding out fraudulent clicks around online ads. The three-year old company has tech that will help Google identify bad behavior around their content in video and display ads on the web, to help them get a more accurate picture of what is and isn’t succeeding.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Spider.io
Spider.io is a startup that specialized in weeding out fraudulent clicks around online ads. Spider.io’s tech is designed specifically to detect attacks originating from PCs infected by malware.
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closed 2/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Google Inc., acquired SlickLogin

synopsis: Google has acquired SlickLogin, which allows users to access their secured accounts by utilizing smartphones. The company enables users to authenticate their accounts by placing their smartphones near computers\tablets. It verifies that user’s smartphone is in proximity to their device using its proprietary technology.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target parent: UpWest Labs
target: SlickLogin
SlickLogin allows users to access their secured accounts by utilizing smartphones. The company enables users to authenticate their accounts by placing their smartphones near computers\tablets. It verifies that user’s smartphone is in proximity to their device using its proprietary technology.
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closed 1/27/2014 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired DeepMind

synopsis: Google has agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd. DeepMind combines the best techniques from machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: DeepMind
DeepMind is a cutting edge artificial intelligence company. They combine the best techniques from machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms.
price ($mm)
$401
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closed 1/16/2014 via PE Hub

Google Inc., acquired Impermium

synopsis: Impermium has announced its acquisition by Google. Impermium is a cybersecurity technology startup that protects over 1.5M sites and has processed over 8 billion total transactions. The company’s advanced risk-evaluation platform improves account management by identifying fraudulent registrations, compromised logins, and risky transactions.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Impermium
Impermium is a cybersecurity technology startup that protects over 1.5M sites and has processed over 8 billion total transactions. The company’s advanced risk-evaluation platform improves account management by identifying fraudulent registrations, compromised logins, and risky transactions.
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closed 1/7/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Google Inc., acquired BitSpin

synopsis: The Mountain View, Calif.-based search giant, Google, has quietly acquired Bitspin, the Zurich-based maker of the Timely clock app. The app, which is available on Google’s Play store, provides an array of stylish chronological functions—including an alarm clock, stopwatch and timer—for mobile devices running the Android operating system.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: BitSpin
BitSpin is a small team of developers in Switzerland that developed the Timely Alarm Clock. Timely offers a simplified way for people to use their alarm clocks. It also offers synchronisation across multiple devices, and high quality sounds composed by aspiring artist, Sunyo.
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closed 10/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired FlexyCore

synopsis: Google, a provider of search and advertising services, has acquired the French startup FlexyCore, a creator of innovative software solutions for smartphones. FlexyCore is best known for its Android performance boosting solution DroidBooster.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: FlexyCore
FlexyCore creates innovative software solutions for smartphones and sell two products. FlexyCore’s main product, DroidBooster, is designed to boost the performance of Android devices, in terms of speed and battery life. Ispectrum is a Java SDK for iPhone.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/10/2013 via PR Newswire

Google Inc., acquired Flutter

synopsis: WI Harper Group, one of China's first venture capital firms with an exclusive focus on early and expansion stage technology companies, announceed the acquisition of Flutter by Google. Flutter leverages computer vision matched with hand detection to allow users to control computers & mobile devices through simple hand gestures.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Flutter
Flutter software is involved in the development of gesture recognition technology. It interprets gestures made by users in front of their webcams to control programs.
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closed 9/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Bump Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Bump Technologies Inc., a company that builds mobile applications and application programming interfaces (APIs), has been acquired by Google, a top web property in all major global markets.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Bump Technologies, Inc.
Bump Technologies builds mobile applications and application programming interface (APIs) that allow two smartphones to identify one another and connect by simply being bumped together. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Mountain View, California.
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closed 9/4/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Google Inc., acquired WIMM Labs Incorporated

synopsis: Internet search giant Google Inc. has purchased WIMM Labs, a wearable technology firm, that enables developers and licensees to build various wearable applications and devices. The company provides resources to create software and accessories for developers on its platform.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: WIMM Labs Incorporated
WIMM Labs Incorporated offers a wearable platform that enables developers and licensees to build various wearable applications and devices. The company provides resources to create software and accessories for developers on its platform.
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closed 6/11/2013 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired waze Mobile

synopsis: Google Inc bought Israeli mapping startup Waze, acquiring an online real-time mapping service to safeguard Google's own lead in one of the most crucial aspects of smartphone usage.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: waze Mobile
Waze is a social mobile application that enables drivers to build and use real-time road intelligence. The service includes constantly-updated road maps, alerts on traffic and accidents, and data providing users with the fastest route to get to wherever they need to go for free.
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closed 4/24/2013 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired Wavii, Inc.

synopsis: Google, Inc. has acquired Wavii, the Seattle-based startup behind a news summarization app, for roughly $30 million in cash. The acquisition of Wavii will help Google's plan in enhancing how consumers experience news.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Wavii, Inc.
Wavii, Inc., the Seattle-based startup helps users keep up with everything they care about in a personalized news feed. Wavii automatically creates status updates for users' favorite politicians, celebrities, gadgets, and more.
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closed 4/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Behavio, Inc.

synopsis: Internet search giant Google Inc. has acquired a mobile sensor startup company, Behavio for an undisclosed sum. Behavio was founded by Nadav Aharony, Cody Sumter and Alan Gardner who developed an open source platform that simplifies mobile data collection. It develops apps, which can detect social and behavioral trends in communities.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Behavio, Inc.
Behavio Inc. develops software and services that allow mobile devices to sense, understand, and react to human behavior and context - enabling developers to easily build smart and context-aware apps and services.
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closed 4/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Arthur Frommer, acquired Frommer's

synopsis: Google has sold Frommer’s back to the founder of the company, Arthur Frommer. Frommer's is a travel guidebook series and one of the bestselling travel guides in America. The series began in 1957 with the publication of Arthur Frommer's book, Europe on $5 a Day.
buyer: Arthur Frommer
Arthur Frommer founded the Frommer’s guidebook series of books in 1957 with one of the first publications called “Europe on $5 a Day.”
target parent: Google Inc.
target: Frommer's
Since the 1957 publication of Arthur Frommer's revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommer's collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks as well as this popular Frommers.com Web site, reaffirming Frommer's as the most trusted name in travel today.
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closed 3/15/2013 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Talaria Technologies,. Inc.

synopsis: Talaria, a company that was building a “new, dynamic web application server with a JIT-based runtime at its heart,” has been acquired by Google. The Talaria team has become part of the Google Cloud Platform team.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Talaria Technologies,. Inc.
Talaria Technologies, Inc. develops web application servers that allows users to build, run, and support websites. The company's server increases the efficiency of websites by allowing developers to use easier and high productivity languages.
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closed 3/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired DNN research

synopsis: Google acquired DNNresearch, a young startup founded in Toronto, Canada. DNNresearch Inc. develops voice and image recognition solutions. Google acquired the startup’s research on neural networks to help it go beyond traditional search algorithms in its ability to identify pieces of content, images, voice, text and so on.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: DNN research
DNNresearch Inc. develops voice and image recognition solutions and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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closed 2/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Sky and Sand GmbH, acquired DailyDeal

synopsis: DailyDeal founders Fabian and Ferry Heilemann of Heilemann Ventures GmbH have bought the German language deals site back from Google. DailyDeal operates in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
buyer: Sky and Sand GmbH
As a team of succesful entrepreneurs with a proven track-record, Heilemann Ventures GmbH provides Seed- and Early-Stage financing for European digital entrepreneurs in the web and mobile space. They are based in Berlin and focus their investment around transaction-driven business models.
target parent: Google Inc.
target: DailyDeal
Founded in 2009, DailyDeal is a German daily deals website that has expanded beyond Germany into Switzerland and Austria. Consumers can find the best deals on travel, entertainment, and much more on DailyDeal.de.
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announced 2/6/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Google Inc., will acquire Channel Intelligence, Inc.

synopsis: Channel Intelligence, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google Inc. for $125 million in cash. Channel Intelligence helps marketers outperform online with its CI Boost services: Facebook Platform, Where-to-Buy, Product Search Engines and Shopping Engine solutions.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target parent: ICG Group, Inc.
target: Channel Intelligence, Inc.
Channel Intelligence is the global ecommerce marketing leader at driving product sales online so clients outperform their competition. Leading brands and major retailers use their data-driven services to commerce-enable all of digital marketing assets and to drive product sales online.
price ($mm)
$125
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closed 11/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Bufferbox

synopsis: Google announced their acquisition of YC alumni BufferBox, a Waterloo-based startup that specializes in providing users with temporary lockers to receive delivery of packages from online e-commerce retailers. The company is led by a founding team of three University of Waterloo graduates, Mike McCauley, Aditya Bali and Jay Shah.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Bufferbox
BufferBox is a Canadian startup company from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and was co-founded by Jay Shah, Aditya Bali and Mike McCauley. It is a service offering users a temporary parcel pickup station for packages ordered online.
price ($mm)
$17
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closed 11/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Incentive Targeting

synopsis: Internet search giant Google, Inc has acquired Online coupon start-up Incentive Targeting, Inc. The company's patent-pending technology allows non-technical marketing executives to design sophisticated, relevant promotions—and helps measure return on investment in real time—directly over the Internet.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Incentive Targeting
Founded in February of 2007, Incentive Targeting partners with retail chains to provide a targeted marketing service to manufacturers of grocery and consumer products.
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closed 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc, acquired Viewdle, Inc.

synopsis: Motorola Mobility has acquired image and gesture recognition firm Viewdle. Viewdle sits between the camera and the consumer—introducing new user experiences in mobile interaction, augmented reality, photo management, gaming, social networking, and marketing.
buyer parent:Google Inc.
buyer: Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc(MMI:$11,460.00)
Motorola Mobility, Inc. fuses innovative technology with human insights. Its portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices.
target: Viewdle, Inc.
Based in Silicon Valley, Viewdle is the only independent, mobile-focused computer vision company. Viewdle sits between the camera and the consumer—introducing new user experiences in mobile interaction, augmented reality, photo management, gaming, social networking, and marketing.
price ($mm)
$45
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announced 6/26/2013 via PR Newswire

Yippy, Inc., will acquire Gigablast, Inc.

synopsis: Yippy, Inc., a unified search company known for its search clustering technology and eDiscovery tools, announced that it has agreed to acquire Gigablast, Inc. through a letter of intent with binding provisions. Gigablast provides Internet search services for both consumers and businesses.
buyer: Yippy, Inc.(YIPI:$0.77)
Based in Fort Myers, FL, Yippy, Inc. is a technology company specializing in the development of search, data normalization and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets.
target: Gigablast, Inc.
Gigablast is an independent, algorithmic, Internet search engine that provides Internet search services for both consumers (at www.gigablast.com) and businesses (via an XML search feed or through the Gigablast customized Hosted Search offering).
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closed 2/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Searchmetrics, acquired W3 Solutions GmbH

synopsis: Searchmetrics, the world leader in search and social analytics software, has completed the acquisition of German search engine technology specialist, W3 Solutions.
buyer: Searchmetrics
Searchmetrics uses the most advanced engineering to move a company up the search engine ranks. Its integrated suite of search analytics tools accesses the largest and freshest database − 100 million keywords and 75 million domains.
target: W3 Solutions GmbH
W3 Solutions GmbH provides site search engine technology. The company offers SiteSearch, a search engine to ensure customers find content they are searching for.
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closed 4/25/2012 via BusinessWire

Cosmi Corporation, acquired ValuSoft, Inc.

synopsis: Cosmi has announced the acquisition of Chaska, Minnesota-based ValuSoft, the PC value line of THQ Inc. The combination will make the new ValuSoft+Cosmi venture the second largest U.S. Retail Publisher of PC Games in units sold and the #1 Retail Publisher in the Value Software Category by units sold.
buyer parent:Cosmi Finance, LLC
buyer: Cosmi Corporation
Cosmi Corporation publishes and distributes physical and digital PC software solutions. Its portfolio includes titles/products that span office, graphics, productivity, education, games, languages, business, security, and utilities categories. The company also offers standard displays.
target parent: THQ, Inc.
target: ValuSoft, Inc.
ValuSoft, Inc. publishes and distributes interactive entertainment and productivity software for the casual computer user. The company markets a variety of products ranging from racing simulations, family entertainment, war games, and hunting simulations to home productivity and office products.
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closed 7/25/2005 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Pixoria, Inc.

synopsis: Hoping to pave a new path to its popular Web site, Yahoo Inc. has acquired Konfabulator, a tiny software maker that provides a computer platform for monitoring the weather, stock prices and a wealth of other customized information without opening a Web browser.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc.(YHOO:$4,760.40)
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
target: Pixoria, Inc.
Konfabulator is a JavaScript runtime engine for Windows and Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, can tell you your WiFi signal strength, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferre
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announced 6/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

News Limited, will acquire Consolidated Media Holdings

synopsis: Consolidated Media Holdings Ltd will acquire News Limited, a company that operates as an online newspaper publishing company. It operates NEWS.com.au, a news network, which offers entertainment, business, sports, and travel news, as well as delivers media coverage reports with blogs and user generated forums.
buyer parent:News Corporation
buyer: News Limited
News Limited operates as an online newspaper publishing company. It operates NEWS.com.au, a news network, which offers entertainment, business, sports, and travel news, as well as delivers media coverage reports with blogs and user generated forums.
target: Consolidated Media Holdings(CMJFF:$11.64)
Consolidated Media Holdings Limited (CMH) is a media investment company, investing in key new media. CMH has a 25 per cent investment in Australia's leading subscription television business FOXTEL and a 50 per cent investment in subscription television content provider FOX SPORTS Australia.
price($mm)[EV]
$1,976 [$2,114]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$86
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
24.7x
announced 12/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

Scandinavia Online ASA, will acquire kvasir.no

synopsis: Eniro Norge AS signed an agreement to divest web search engine Kvasir.no to Scandinavia Online AS. Kvasir ANS operates as a web search engine.
buyer: Scandinavia Online ASA
Scandinavia Online is a web portal that has fresh news, utility services and communications between users. SOL ® also offers individual services that target the young. These services work to a greater degree of entertainment, socialization, and user involvement.
target parent: Eniro AB
target: kvasir.no
Kvasir operates as a web search engine and is based in Oslo, Norway.
price ($mm)
$3.38
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Libero Srl, acquired Matrix S.p.A.

synopsis: Italy's Telecom Italia SpA has sold Internet unit Matrix, one of Italy's major digital advertising players, to web portal Libero Srl. Matrix is a pioneer in the Italian internet market and the owner of one of the main Italian internet portals, Virgilio, provider of interactivie services, itineraries and directions.
buyer parent:Weather Investments II S.a.r.l
buyer: Libero Srl
Created on July 13, 1999 as Italy’s first Internet and e-mail portal, libero.it boasts one of the largest Italian Internet community, with more than 13 million unique users per month and 8.5 million active e-mail accounts.
target parent: Telecom Italia
target: Matrix S.p.A.
Matrix is a pioneer in the Italian internet market and the owner of one of the main Italian internet portals, Virgilio, provider of interactivie services, itineraries and directions. Matrix is also one of Italy's major digital advertising players.
price ($mm)
$109
rev ($mm)
$118
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/16/2010 via PR Newswire

Generation Zero Group, Inc., acquired Find.com

synopsis: Generation Zero Group, Inc. announced that it has completed the negotiation of all acquisition and financing documents related to the acquisition of Find.com. The Find.com acquisition requires the approval of 75% of certain parties that control the domain name.
buyer: Generation Zero Group, Inc.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Generation Zero Group, Inc. is focused on having controlling or significant ownership interests in Premium Domain names, next-generation Technologies and Businesses with strong growth potential.
target: Find.com
Find.com is a search engine and a directory.
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closed 5/14/2010 via PR Newswire

Yippy, Inc., acquired Clusty.com

synopsis: Yippy, Inc., "Yippy", formerly Cinnabar Ventures, Inc. announces the completed acquisition of Clusty.com, an award-winning metasearch engine developed by Vivisimo, a industry leader in information optimization and enterprise search.
buyer: Yippy, Inc.(YIPI:$0.77)
Based in Fort Myers Florida, Yippy, Inc. formerly known as Cinnabar Ventures, Inc., www.yippy.com, is a new economy technology company that develops technologies and application services environments for both Consumer and Commercial market segments.
target parent: Vivisimo, Inc.
target: Clusty.com
Clusty is a whole new way to search the web. Clusty queries several top search engines, combines the results, and generates an ordered list based on comparative ranking. This "metasearch" approach helps raise the best results to the top and push search engine spam to the bottom.
price ($mm)
$5.55
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closed 9/16/2009 via BusinessWire

Centaurus Resources, Inc., merged with Kahzam, Inc.

synopsis: Kahzam, an emerging leader in the Fourth-Wave pay-per-click online advertising field, has just completed a reverse merger with Centaurus Resources, Inc., a Delaware corporation. Kahzam is fielding a comprehensive platform of next-generation online search and portal services, targeted for the $30 billion dollar Association and Affinity Group market.
buyer: Centaurus Resources, Inc.
Centaurus Resources, Inc. is an inactive mining firm originally incorporated in Delaware in July 2007.
target: Kahzam, Inc.
Kahzam delivers a comprehensive, fully integrated, multimedia-driven search and portal platform to the Association, Affinity Group, Enterprise and Web Privacy markets.
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closed 7/19/2005 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Ask Jeeves, Inc.

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Ask Jeeves, a leading provider of information retrieval technologies, brands and Internet advertising services.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI:$2,016.70)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world.
target: Ask Jeeves, Inc.
Ask.com is a leading search engine on the Web. Millions of people turn to Ask.com to get what they are looking for online everyday. Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and renamed Ask.com in February 2005, Ask.com is recognized for innovation in search technology and search interface design.
price ($mm)
$1,911
rev ($mm)
$261
EBITDA ($mm)
$66
EV / rev
7.3x
EV / EBITDA
29.0x
closed 5/6/2004 via PR Newswire

Ask Jeeves, Inc., acquired Interactive Search Holdings

synopsis: Ask Jeeves, Inc., a leading provider of information retrieval technologies, brands and Internet advertising services, today announced it has closed the acquisition of privately-held Interactive Search Holdings, Inc.
buyer parent:IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Ask Jeeves, Inc.
Ask.com is a leading search engine on the Web. Millions of people turn to Ask.com to get what they are looking for online everyday. Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and renamed Ask.com in February 2005, Ask.com is recognized for innovation in search technology and search interface design.
target: Interactive Search Holdings
Interactive Search Holdings, whose properties and brands include My Way, My Search, My Web Search, Excite, iWon, MaxOnline, and Focus Interactive, is: One of the world's largest privately-held online search and media companies One of the world's fastest growing search-related companies - 700 millio
price ($mm)
$493
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closed 3/3/2004 via PR Newswire

MailCreations.com, Inc., acquired SeekOver.com

synopsis: MailCreations.com, Inc. (http://www.mailcreations.com) today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of SeekOver.com (http://www.seekover.com), a Florida-based meta-search engine that serves targeted banners and cost-per-click searches through a variety of advertising partners.
buyer parent:livedoor Co., Ltd
buyer: MailCreations.com, Inc.
MailCreations.com is a leading provider of Permission-based direct marketing services that enable marketers to segment and target promotional campaigns to consumers.
target: SeekOver.com
seekover.com search service technology that relies on the databases of others search engines to find anything in the web.
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closed 7/1/2004 via BusinessWire

Espotting Media merged with FINDWHAT.COM,

synopsis: FINDWHAT.COM (NASDAQ:FWHT), a leading developer and provider of performance-based marketing and commerce enabling services, and ESPOTTING MEDIA, INC., a leading paid listings provider in Europe, today announced the completion of the merger between the two companies.
buyer: FINDWHAT.COM(VTRO:$35.89)
Vertro, Inc. is a software and technology company that owns and operates the ALOT product portfolio. ALOT's products are designed to 'Make the Internet Easy' by enhancing the way consumers engage with content online.
target: Espotting Media
We do this through the second most popular activity on the web - search. How do we do this? It's quite simple. Espotting provide consumers with access to highly targeted search results from thousands of the world's most popular brand names including Orange, Go Airlines, British Airways, Norwich Uni
price ($mm)
$178
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closed 6/4/2004 via PR Newswire

InfoSpace, Inc., acquired Switchboard

synopsis: Switchboard Incorporated SWBD, a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and internet-based yellow pages, today announced that InfoSpace, Inc. INSP has completed the acquisition of the Company in accordance with the terms of the definitive agreement announced March 26, 2004.
buyer: InfoSpace, Inc.(BCOR:$573.98)
InfoSpace, Inc. is a leading developer of tools and technologies to help people discover and enjoy content and information – whether on a mobile phone or on the PC. InfoSpace uses its proprietary metasearch technology to power a portfolio of branded Web sites.
target: Switchboard
Switchboard is a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and Internet-based yellow pages, interconnecting consumers, merchants and national advertisers. Switchboard helps consumers quickly and easily find and compare local businesses offering specific products and services.
price ($mm)
$95
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
36.2x
closed 11/9/2005 via BusinessWire

RCM Technologies, Inc., acquired Soltre Technology, Inc.

synopsis: RCM Technologies, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Soltre Technology Inc., a Los Angeles-based application service provider dedicated to Oracle technology and specializing in systems integration, applications management and outsourcing, and hosting. Soltre is an Oracle Certified Advantage Partner and Oracle SMB Reseller.
buyer: RCM Technologies, Inc.(RCMT:$143.81)
RCM Technologies is a leading provider of IT Business Solutions and Professional Engineering Services to over 1,000 clients in the commercial and government sectors.
target: Soltre Technology, Inc.
Soltre offers complete end-to-end solutions at an affordable price including a pre-configured and pre-integrated Oracle 11i Applications solution. All of Soltre's solutions are aimed to reduce costs and drastically reduce the customer's time to market.
price ($mm)
$2.51
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 8/3/2005 via BusinessWire

Motricity, acquired M7 Networks

synopsis: Motricity, Inc., a leading global provider of mobile content and solutions, announced today that it has acquired M7 Networks based in La Jolla, California, in order to continue building on its mission to accelerate the adoption of mobile content worldwide.
buyer: Motricity(MOTR:$121.65)
Motricity is a global leader in Mobile Marketplace Management. Motricity's Fuel™ 5 platform and suite of managed services reduce the time-to-market for new mobile services, create new revenue streams and improve brand loyalty through expert mobile merchandising and customer relationship management.
target: M7 Networks
M7 Networks is a neutral, trusted partner providing solutions and services for the creation and management of intelligent mobile communities. M7 Networks connects wireless operators, content providers and end users around a wide variety of data-related content such as games and music.
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closed 10/21/2004 via BusinessWire

The Mobile Media Company AS, acquired Telenor Interactive

synopsis: Telenor Interactive, (www.telenor-interactive.com), a leading provider of mobile applications and messaging services in North America, today announced it has been acquired by The Mobile Media Company AS (www.mobilemedia.com).
buyer parent:SinglePoint
buyer: The Mobile Media Company AS
The Mobile Media Company AS is an independent, global provider of wireless games, interactive entertainment services and mobile marketing applications.
target: Telenor Interactive
Telenor is the pioneer of premium text messaging and a leading provider of mobile interactive service. In July last year, we were the first company in the US to launch premium text messaging services with ABC TV's All My Children soap opera. Since then we have launched text to screen, text based ga
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Pageflakes Inc.
Pageflakes enables you to easily personalize the web and make it your own. Create a page using Flakes; they're small, movable versions of all of your web favorites that you can arrange on your personal homepage.
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Profilebuilder
At ProfileBuilder online identities can be created, managed and consolidated with Profil.es, a breakthrough Web product that gives individuals a single, comprehensive platform to manage, enhance and control their online persona.
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Visicom Media
Visicom Media
Visicom Media Inc. is a world-wide leader in the development of innovative, quality tools for the Internet. Visicom Media strives to find creative solutions to help its customers take advantage of newest technologies with maximum efficiency. Visicom Media was founded in 1996.
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Quickable.com
Quickable.com
Quickable.com is a mobile platform and market place that allows a smartphone user to sell virtually any product. It handles every step of the transaction, from listing the product for sale, to the initial indication of interest on the part of the buyer, to the acceptance of an offer by the seller.
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Zappli
Zappli
Zappli Inc. is a provider of mobile-centric shopping solutions for consumers, InstaBuy and myShopanion. Their InstaBuy.Co is an instant online checkout solution available for mobile shopping applications.
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CampMobile Corp.
CampMobile Corp.
Camp Mobile is the mobile-specific software company, which runs ‘LINE BAND’ and ‘Dodol Launcher’. ‘LINE BAND’ is a private social community for managing real-life relationship as a group, from classmates, co-workers, alumni, members of a hobby group to families, couples, and close buddies.
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Google Inc.
Google Inc.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
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2013
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$55,797.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$17,004.00
EBIT ($mm)
$13,364.00
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$11,636.00
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Gigablast, Inc.
Gigablast, Inc.
Gigablast is an independent, algorithmic, Internet search engine that provides Internet search services for both consumers (at www.gigablast.com) and businesses (via an XML search feed or through the Gigablast customized Hosted Search offering).
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Opera Software
Opera Software
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
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2013
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$300.10
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$82.50
EBIT ($mm)
$61.70
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$60.30
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DoApp, Inc.
DoApp Inc. is mobile and web applications company. Based in Minneapolis, it was founded in May 2007 by an early Google employee. The company develops consumer and business apps that help people do useful things, make them more productive, and enhance their online & mobile life.
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Apple, Inc.
Apple, Inc.
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.
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2013
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$169,404.00
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$55,868.00
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$49,913.00
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$37,748.00
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Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
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2013
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$77,849.00
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$30,103.00
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$26,764.00
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$21,863.00
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Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, taking a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services.
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2012
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$1,133.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$251.29
EBIT ($mm)
$199.91
Net Income ($mm)
$146.63
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4500
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Time Warner, Inc.
Time Warner, Inc.
Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, filmed entertainment, publishing and interactive services, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide.
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2012
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$28,729.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$7,185.00
EBIT ($mm)
$6,293.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,019.00
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34000
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Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
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2013
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$4,760.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,186.80
EBIT ($mm)
$678.30
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$1,290.40
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Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, it aims to provide the best way for people to find information. Baidu not only serves Internet search users, but also provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers.
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2013
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$4,738.47
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$2,130.23
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$1,862.04
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$1,735.16
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
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2013
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$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
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$504.00
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Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
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2013
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$2,306.00
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$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
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$504.00
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Yandex N.V.
Yandex N.V.
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, operating Russia’s most popular search engine and its most visited website. According to LiveInternet, as of December 2013, we generated 61.9% of all search traffic in Russia.
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2013
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$1,088.98
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$455.75
EBIT ($mm)
$353.89
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$371.45
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Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com is China's premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication.
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2011
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$852.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$351.66
EBIT ($mm)
$281.81
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$162.74
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8035
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Blucora, Inc.
Blucora, Inc.
Blucora operates two leading Internet businesses. Its InfoSpace business provides online search and monetization solutions to a network of more than 100 global partners. Through TaxACT, they provide online tax preparation solutions to consumers and professional preparers.
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2013
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$573.98
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$103.01
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$75.65
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$24.40
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450
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