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closed 11/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Whisper Systems

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Whisper Systems, a a two-person mobile security software development firm that was founded in 2010. Whisper Systems develops security software for mobile platforms which is focused on protecting data in transit and at rest. Its two offerings are TextSecure and RedPhone.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects users to the latest information about what they find interesting. Each Tweet is a rich details pane that provides additional information, deeper context and embedded media. "
target: Whisper Systems
Whisper Systems develops security software for mobile platforms which is focused on protecting data in transit and at rest. The two initial offerings in the Whisper Systems security suite, RedPhone and TextSecure, allow you to make secure voice calls and communicate securely by text message.
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closed 3/25/2013 via PR Web

Mobile Cloud Labs Plc, acquired Snuko PLC

synopsis: Mobile Cloud Labs Plc. (MCL) announced the acquisition of Snuko PLC's intellectual property and partial development team, the creators of antitheft software for portable devices. The acquisition of Snuko's antitheft products launches MCL into the global mobile market. MCL expects to target mainly smartphone and tablet users.
buyer: Mobile Cloud Labs Plc
Mobile Cloud Labs are developers and marketers of high-quality applications for smartphones, tablet computers, and laptops. The company’s flagship software products are MyAntiTheft and MyAntiVirus, which are currently available for Android, Windows, Apple iOS, Mac OS, and Blackberry OS. "
target: Snuko PLC
Snuko PLC is the holding company of Snuko UK Ltd, a UK registered IT and Security company specializing in securing people's computers and smart phones. With operations globally, Snuko UK Ltd is focused on innovative security solutions that protect against theft and loss of data and hardware.
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closed 10/28/2011 via BusinessWire

Exclaim Mobility, Inc., acquired SmrtGuard Mobile Security

synopsis: Exclaim Mobility, Inc., a developer of consumer cloud-service applications, announced that the company will launch a new consumer mobile device security service, Snap Secure, as a result of the company’s recent acquisition of Smart Solutions, Inc. and its award-winning SmrtGuard mobile security, privacy, data backup and restore application.
buyer: Exclaim Mobility, Inc.
Exclaim Mobility, Inc. develops user-generated content and digital media socialization applications and underlying platform. Its branded applications under the Snap, Snap MyLife, Snap Music, and Snap for TV brands allow consumers to share, manage and safely store photos, videos and music. "
target: SmrtGuard Mobile Security
SmrtGuard is the leading content protection provider in the mobile space. SmrtGuard provides consumer mobile users with tools to backup and restore personal data over the air, track the location of their devices, and to critically execute a remote wipe in the event of theft or loss.
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closed 12/20/2011 via BusinessWire

KoolSpan, Inc., purchased Secure Mobile Applications Suite from SRA International, Inc.

synopsis: KoolSpan, Inc., developer of the TrustChip® family of plug-in mobile security solutions, announced the acquisition of the secure mobile applications suite and engineering team from SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions to government organizations.
buyer: KoolSpan, Inc.
KoolSpan is a leading innovator of industry-standard security processors optimized for the mobile market. Its TrustChip® mobile encryption engine is a critical component to mobile security solutions and has been tested and deployed in 38 countries worldwide. "
seller parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
seller: SRA International, Inc.
SRA International, Inc. and its subsidiaries are dedicated to solving complex problems of global significance for government organizations and commercial clients serving the national security, civil government and global health markets.
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announced 5/9/2016 via PR Newswire

MGT Capital Investments, will acquire D-Vasive Inc.

synopsis: MGT Capital Investments, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire certain technology and assets from D-Vasive Inc. D-Vasive offers a powerful tool for protection from the proliferation of invasive apps by consumer products companies, social networks, financial institutions and others.
buyer: MGT Capital Investments (AMEX:MGT:$0.10)
MGT and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in the business of acquiring, developing and monetizing intellectual property assets. MGT's portfolio currently includes social casino and gaming platforms, and ownership stakes in DraftDay.com and DraftDay Fantasy Sports, Inc. "
target parent: Future Tense Secure Systems
target: D-Vasive Inc.
D-Vasive offers a powerful tool for protection from the proliferation of invasive apps by consumer products companies, social networks, financial institutions and others. The D-Vasive technology operates in a unique way, allowing the user to manage and control the device's internal hardware.
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closed 10/13/2010 via PR Newswire

QUALCOMM Incorporated, acquired iSkoot Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced it has acquired iSkoot Technologies Inc., a newly-formed corporation that has recently received substantially all of the assets of iSkoot, Inc., a San Francisco-based pioneer of providing services at the intersection of mobile and the internet.
buyer: QUALCOMM Incorporated
QUALCOMM Incorporated is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. "
target: iSkoot Technologies Inc.
iSkoot began with the simple premise that internet services would be even better if they worked on the handsets most people use today and over wireless networks most people can access. iSkoot's Kalaida™ Platform is architected to move data-intensive tasks through iSkoot-managed proxy servers.
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closed 10/4/2010 via BusinessWire

TNS, Inc., acquired Cequint

synopsis: TNS, Inc. a leading provider of critical data communications services for the telecommunications, payments and financial services industries, completed its acquisition of Cequint, Inc., a leader in carrier-grade caller ID products and enhanced services with top US-based mobile operators.
buyer: TNS, Inc. (TNS:$474.82)
Transaction Network Services (TNS) is an international data communications company that enables payments, money and voices, to move around the world. TNS’ mission is to enable the world to transact. "
target: Cequint
Cequint is a leading provider of mobile Caller ID products and enhanced services. With millions of handsets released to date, Cequint works with leading OEMs to integrate their patented Caller ID solutions for distribution through top mobile operators.
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closed 2/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Bark, Inc., acquired Router Limits

synopsis: Bark Technologies, the award-winning monitoring service that helps keep children safe online and in real life, announced its acquisition of Router Limits, a router-based online parental controls and internet management company.
buyer: Bark, Inc.
Bark helps keep children across the U.S. safe from issues like cyberbullying, online predators, adult content, depression, acts of violence, suicidal ideation, and more. Bark for Families monitors online activities and sends timely alerts to parents and guardians when it detects potential issues. "
target: Router Limits
Router Limits builds tools for subscribers to manage their WiFi network and mobile devices. Their cloud-based systems can schedule access, filter content, track usage, and monitor performance at a device level.
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closed 12/28/2007 via BusinessWire

Motricity, purchased Mobile Services Business from InfoSpace, Inc.

synopsis: InfoSpace, Inc. has completed the sale of its mobile services business to Motricity, Inc. for $135 million in cash. The Company expects to utilize a portion of its net operating loss carryforwards to offset substantially all of the taxable gain resulting from the sale, increasing the cash potentially available for distribution to shareholders.
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. "
seller: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
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.
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closed 6/15/2006 via

Padcom Inc merged with NetMotion Wireless Inc,

synopsis: NetMotion Wireless, Inc., and Padcom, Inc., have agreed to merge in a deal that creates the largest dedicated provider of mobile VPN solutions in the industry. The new entity will offer enterprises the industry's leading mobile VPN technology, supported by extensive technical resources and a proven executive team.
buyer: NetMotion Wireless Inc
NetMotion Wireless is the developer of Mobility XE, a software-only Mobile VPN that provides secure, reliable connectivity for enterprise wireless networking. "
target: Padcom Inc
Padcom, Inc. was founded in 1989 with the goal of giving mobile workers easy-to-use and secure continuous wireless data connectivity.
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closed 3/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Crisp Thinking, acquired IMSafer

synopsis: Crisp, the UK child safety technology specialist, has completed the acquisition of IMSafer to become the world's foremost provider of child protection solutions for parents and social networks on the Internet. IMSafer is a highly recognized Internet child safety brand that will remain the consumer product identity of the merged company globally.
buyer: Crisp Thinking
Based in Leeds, UK, Crisp UK utilizes its technology expertise to protect children in online interactions. The software analyzes the content of online conversations to identify inappropriate relationships that are initiated by predators wanting to groom, and potentially abuse, children. "
target: IMSafer
The IMSafer software identifies abusive and sexual concepts and phrases and immediately informs parents of the inappropriate sections of online conversations. In under fifteen months, IMSafer has signed up over 137,000 registered users in the US in the effort to prevent online abuse and bullying.
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closed 10/6/2020 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired ibVPN

synopsis: J2 Global, Inc., a leading Internet information and services company, has acquired the assets of ibVPN, a company that provides a VPN, SmartDNS and Proxy solution. Since 2003, they have offered top-notch services that provide World-class personal privacy and data security.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,413.11)
J2 Global is a leading internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media business and eFax, and eVoice, among others. "
target: ibVPN
ibVPN provides a VPN, SmartDNS and Proxy solution. Since 2003, they have offered top-notch services that provide World-class personal privacy and data security.
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closed 1/7/2020 via BusinessWire

CloudFlare, Inc., acquired S2 Systems Corporation

synopsis: Cloudflare, Inc., a security, performance, and reliability company, has acquired S2 Systems Corporation, the developer of patented browser isolation technology to make web browsing safer and faster. Cloudflare will add S2’s technology to Cloudflare Gateway, a security suite that protects corporate employees and data without sacrificing performance.
buyer: CloudFlare, Inc.
Cloudflare protects and accelerates Internet applications online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its global network, improving performance while decreasing spam and other attacks. "
target: S2 Systems Corporation
S2 Systems is a developer of browser isolation technology that makes web browsing safer and faster. S2's browser isolation technology executes browser code on cloud servers rather than on devices, keeping users safe from the risk posed by threats across the public Internet.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

NetProtect, acquired SaferVPN

synopsis: J2 Global has acquired SaferVPN through their subsidiary, NetProtect, a global leader in internet protection. SaferVPN is a leading VPN service trusted by millions of consumers and thousands of businesses worldwide.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: NetProtect
NetProtect is a global leader in internet protection. With a sophisticated yet simple array of consumer and business solutions, NetProtect delivers secure, open access to files, websites, software, and media. "
target: SaferVPN
Founded in 2013, SaferVPN was an idea on a drawing board. Today, they are a leading VPN service trusted by millions of consumers and thousands of businesses worldwide. Building on decades of professional experience, their team brings their expertise to a truly innovative cybersecurity SaaS company.
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closed 2/8/2018 via Company Press Release

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Vipre

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the global provider of Internet services and digital media, has acquired VIPRE, the highest-rated, award-winning internet security product for businesses and home users
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,413.11)
j2 Global, Inc. provides Internet services through two segments: Business Cloud Services, which offers Internet fax, virtual phone, and unified communications solutions, and Digital Media, which offers technology, gaming, lifestyle and healthcare content through its digital properties. "
target: Vipre
VIPRE is the highest-rated, award-winning internet security product for businesses and home users. It is powered by the world's most sophisticated security technologies that protect millions of users from today’s top online threats.
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closed 11/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Symantec Corporation, acquired SurfEasy

synopsis: Symantec acquired SurfEasy from Opera Software. SurfEasy is a Canada-based Virtual Private Network provider that delivers solutions for online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers. SurfEasy offers a network that harnesses encryption technology to enable customers to use the Internet without being hacked or monitored.
buyer: Symantec Corporation (SYMC:$4,822.00)
Symantec Corporation, the world’s leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations look to Symantec for strategic solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks. "
target parent: Opera Software
target: SurfEasy
SurfEasy is a Canada-based Virtual Private Network provider that delivers solutions for online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers. SurfEasy offers a network that harnesses encryption technology to enable customers to use the Internet without being hacked or monitored.
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closed 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Crossrider Plc, acquired CyberGhost S.R.L.

synopsis: Israeli online distribution and digital product company Crossrider said it has acquired Romanian cyber security software-as-a service (SaaS) provider CyberGhost. As one of the most known VPN suppliers in Germany and Western Europe, CyberGhost's solution focuses on safeguarding personal information when browsing the internet.
buyer: Crossrider Plc (AIM:CROS:$64.11)
Crossrider is an online distribution and digital product company. The company utilises its proprietary marketing technology platforms to prospect, optimise and monetise mobile and web media. Crossrider powers all aspects of an online product to create a superb user experience. "
target: CyberGhost S.R.L.
Founded in 2011 in Romania, CyberGhost S.R.L. is one of the most known VPN suppliers in Germany and Western Europe. The company is specialized in offering the best and most effective way of Internet security: anonymity.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Cliqz GmbH, acquired Ghostery, Inc.

synopsis: Ghostery announced that it has relaunched as Evidon, Inc. and sold its popular Ghostery consumer browser extension and mobile apps to German Cliqz GmbH. Ghostery offers a free browser extension and mobile browser that make browsing the internet cleaner, faster, and safer by detecting and blocking tracking technologies on websites.
buyer parent: Hubert Burda Media
buyer: Cliqz GmbH
Cliqz, which is owned by Mozilla and Hubert Burda Media, offers privacy-focused browsers and browser extensions with an innovative quick-search functionality for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS "
target parent: Evidon
target: Ghostery, Inc.
Ghostery offers a free browser extension and mobile browser that make browsing the internet cleaner, faster, and safer. Ghostery detects and blocks tracking technologies on the websites users visit to speed up page loads, eliminate clutter, and protect data and privacy.
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closed 3/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Opera Software, acquired SurfEasy

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired SurfEasy Inc., a leading Toronto-based company that provides an easy-to-use VPN solution for protecting customers' online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
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. "
target: SurfEasy
SurfEasy Inc. provides easy-to-use solutions for protecting our customers' online privacy and security on any smartphone, tablet and computer. With SurfEasy, customers' identities and locations are hidden from any websites they visit.
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closed 2/25/2015 via Reuters

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., purchased Personal Cloud Assets from F-Secure Corporation

synopsis: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., the leader in mobile cloud innovation and software-based activation, has acquired the personal cloud assets from F-Secure Corporation. F-Secure is an online security and privacy company that offers millions of people around the globe the power to safely surf, store and share information via the internet.
buyer: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (SNCR:$474.00)
Synchronoss Technologies is the leader in mobile cloud innovation and software-based activation for mobile carriers around the world. The company’s technology solutions allow customers to connect, synchronize and activate connected devices and services that empower enterprises and consumers. "
seller: F-Secure Corporation (HLSE:FSC1V:$199.79)
F-Secure is an online security and privacy company from Finland. F-Secure's Personal Cloud allows users to experience a more secure and safe cloud.
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closed 11/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Whisper Systems

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Whisper Systems, a a two-person mobile security software development firm that was founded in 2010. Whisper Systems develops security software for mobile platforms which is focused on protecting data in transit and at rest. Its two offerings are TextSecure and RedPhone.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects users to the latest information about what they find interesting. Each Tweet is a rich details pane that provides additional information, deeper context and embedded media. "
target: Whisper Systems
Whisper Systems develops security software for mobile platforms which is focused on protecting data in transit and at rest. The two initial offerings in the Whisper Systems security suite, RedPhone and TextSecure, allow you to make secure voice calls and communicate securely by text message.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired CrossInstall

synopsis: Twitter acquired CrossInstall, a mobile-focused demand-side platform (DSP) that will expand the social network's marketing services for app developers. CrossInstall is focused on user acquisition campaigns for mobile apps with ad formats that include playable ads, per an announcement.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: CrossInstall
CrossInstall offers a unique approach to mobile game advertising as it combines custom-built playable mobile gaming ads with a programmatic, performance based bidder ensuring the ads hit the right audience. CrossInstall has developed a highly customized bidder technology and proprietary algorithms.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Chroma Labs

synopsis: Twitter Inc. is acquiring Chroma Labs, a startup company that develops photo and video-editing tools. Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Chroma Labs
Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Aiden

synopsis: AI-powered marketing platform Aiden has been acquired by Twitter. Aiden's machine learning powered software provides recommendations for social media advertisers and content creators, detecting anomalies in cost per acquisition and automatically allocating budget. They are based in London, UK.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Aiden
Aiden's machine learning powered software provides recommendations for social media advertisers and content creators, detecting anomalies in cost per acquisition and automatically allocating budget. They are based in London, UK.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Lightwell

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Lightwell, a company that was founded on the mission of ushering in a new era of interactive storytelling, engaging people in new and delightful ways. The Lightwell tool helps create story apps that are downloaded millions of times.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Lightwell
Hullabalu developed Lightwell software to create an original story series for children called The Adventures of Pan, which became a top seller in over 38 countries. Lightwell enables designers to create and ship animations across devices without developers having to recreate them by hand in Apple’s
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Fabula AI

synopsis: Twitter announced that it has acquired U.K.-based artificial-intelligence startup Fabula AI. Fabula AI is a deep learning startup that has been developing technology to try to identify online disinformation by looking at patterns in how fake information vs genuine news spreads online.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Fabula AI
Fabula AI is a deep learning startup that has been developing technology to try to identify online disinformation by looking at patterns in how fake information vs genuine news spreads online.
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closed 4/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Highly

synopsis: Highly, a Madison and San Francisco tech startup that offers an online text highlighting tool, has been “acquihired” by Twitter. Enjoy Highly free on iPhone and iPad, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Slack.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Highly
Highly is a Madison and San Francisco tech startup that offers an online text highlighting tool. Enjoy Highly free on iPhone and iPad, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Slack.
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announced 6/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., will acquire Smyte

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has agreed to acquire Smyte, a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in safety, spam, and security issues. Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Smyte
Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps. Its solutions blends manual heuristics, machine learning, and proprietary reputation data to help safety and risk teams proactively stop spam, fraud, bots, phishing, harassment, and account takeover.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Fabric

synopsis: Google has acquired Twitter’s mobile app developer platform Fabric, as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system. Twitter launched Fabric as a modular SDK in 2014 to allow developers to pick and choose different tools to improve their apps, and it now serves apps reaching 2.5 billion users built by 580,000 developers.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,030.00)
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: Twitter, Inc.
target: Fabric
Fabric is a platform that helps mobile teams build better apps, understand their users, and grow their business. Crashlytics Inc creates technology to locate and fix crashes in mobile device applications.
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closed 12/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Twitter, Inc., acquired Yes, Inc.

synopsis: Yes, Inc. ("Yes") will be joining Twitter. Yes is a company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android and more. In the coming weeks, they’ll be shutting down apps to focus on their new efforts.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Yes, Inc.
Yes is a small company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android, PayPal and more.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired IXOMOXI

synopsis: Twitter, a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired a virtual reality startup called IXOMOXI. IXOMOXI develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: IXOMOXI
IXOMOXI, Inc. develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Twitter, Inc., acquired Magic Pony Technology

synopsis: Twitter announced it has acquired Magic Pony Technology, a London-based developer of machine learning and visual processing technology, expanding the machine learning capabilities in Twitter's video technology and adding valuable talent to the company's Cortex team.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Magic Pony Technology
Magic Pony Technology develops state-of-the-art machine learning based approaches for visual processing on web, desktop and mobile, filing over 20 international patents and publishing at top conferences along the way.
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closed 4/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Peer, Inc.

synopsis: Microblogging platform Twitter has acquired employee and manager feedback startup Peer founded by former Salesforce chief operating officer George Hu. Peer is an organizational feedback tool where employees can monitor their performance continuously.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Peer, Inc.
Peer is an organizational feedback tool where employees can monitor their performance continuously.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Fastlane

synopsis: Twitter, a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Fastlane, a set of tools that has found a lot of popularity with iPhone developers as an easy way to constantly test and update their apps.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Fastlane
Fastlane is a set of tools that has found a lot of popularity with iPhone developers as an easy way to constantly test and update their apps. Fastlane helps developers ship more apps, faster.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Whetlab

synopsis: Twitter Inc announced it acquired machine learning company, Whetlab. The company develops A.I.-like technologies that would make machine learning easier for companies to implement. Its system had been designed to get a company’s internal systems off the ground automatically, and therefore, more quickly than before.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Whetlab
Whetlab develops A.I.-like technologies that would make machine learning easier for companies to implement. Its system had been designed to get a company’s internal systems off the ground automatically, and therefore, more quickly than before.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired TellApart

synopsis: Twitter has acquired TellApart. TellApart helps retailers leverage their data to personalize the customer experience and drive omnichannel commerce. TellApart's integrated suite of marketing solutions allows marketers to deliver personalized messages in realtime across display ads, Facebook, email and retail websites.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: TellApart
TellApart helps retailers leverage their data to personalize the customer experience and drive omnichannel commerce. TellApart's integrated suite of marketing solutions allows marketers to deliver personalized messages in realtime across display ads, Facebook, email and retail websites.
price ($mm)
$653
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired tenXer, Inc.

synopsis: Twitter has acquired TenXer, a company that helps minimize the time managers spend tracking down information about their software development team’s progress. TenXer identifies and highlights the relevant information that managers need to make faster, more impactful decisions.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: tenXer, Inc.
TenXer helps minimize the time managers spend tracking down information about their software development team’s progress. TenXer identifies and highlights the relevant information that managers need to make faster, more impactful decisions.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2015 via Market Watch

Twitter, Inc., acquired Periscope App

synopsis: Twitter Inc. has quietly purchased Periscope, which had been developing a live-video streaming app, according to people familiar with the matter. Periscope is a San Francisco-based, live video streaming service start-up. Periscope will allow users to watch both live and previously broadcast video streams.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Periscope App
Periscope is a San Francisco-based, live video streaming service start-up. Periscope will allow users to watch both live and previously broadcast video streams.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Niche

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Niche, a small startup that connects advertisers with social media stars — who are increasingly able to make money on services like Twitter and Twitter’s Vine video service.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Niche
Niche is a community of relevant and influential social media creators, prominent on rising platforms like Vine, Instagram and Tumblr. With both software and services, Niche helps creators engage, thrive and monetize.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/20/2015 via New York Times

Twitter, Inc., acquired ZipDial

synopsis: Twitter has said that it has acquired ZipDial, a nearly five-year-old Indian start-up that aims to help businesses connect with customers in emerging markets who may not have access to the Internet. The company’s service works in an unusual way by exploiting a so-called “missed call” method popular in emerging markets.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: ZipDial
ZipDial is a pioneering mobile marketing & analytics platform for emerging markets. Marketers and advertisers utilize ZipDial to transform their brand campaigns into highly interactive and viral campaigns, while building a loyal customer base.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 10/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., will acquire Twitpic Inc.

synopsis: Photo-sharing service Twitpic Inc. announced an agreement had been reached with Twitter which will give Twitter ownership of the Twitpic domain and its expansive photo archives. They offer a service that allows users to attach photos to their tweets.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Twitpic Inc.
Twitpic Inc. offers a Web based and mobile photo-sharing application which allows users to upload photos to their Twitter accounts. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Charleston, South Carolina.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Whisper Systems

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Whisper Systems, a a two-person mobile security software development firm that was founded in 2010. Whisper Systems develops security software for mobile platforms which is focused on protecting data in transit and at rest. Its two offerings are TextSecure and RedPhone.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects users to the latest information about what they find interesting. Each Tweet is a rich details pane that provides additional information, deeper context and embedded media. "
target: Whisper Systems
Whisper Systems develops security software for mobile platforms which is focused on protecting data in transit and at rest. The two initial offerings in the Whisper Systems security suite, RedPhone and TextSecure, allow you to make secure voice calls and communicate securely by text message.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/11/2016 via Market Wire

Paltalk will be merged with Snap Interactive, Inc.,

synopsis: Snap Interactive, Inc. has proposed a merger with A.V.M. Software, Inc. (d/b/a "Paltalk"). Paltalk offers video and chat capabilities that facilitate virtual face-to-face interactions between individuals and between groups.
buyer: Snap Interactive, Inc. (OTCPK:STVI:$24.65)
Snap Interactive, Inc. (“SNAP”) develops, owns and operates dating applications for social networking websites and mobile platforms. SNAP’s flagship brand, FirstMet.com, is a multi-platform online dating site with a large user database of approximately 30 million users. "
target: Paltalk
A.V.M. Software, Inc., doing business as Paltalk, owns and operates a video chat community. It offers video and chat capabilities that facilitate virtual face-to-face interactions between individuals and between groups.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Exotel Techcom Pvt. Ltd., acquired Croak.it

synopsis: Bangalore-based cloud telephony startup Exotel Techcom Pvt Ltd, has acquired Singapore’s voice-based social media startup Croak.it. Croak.it is an online tool for personalization of communication. Its online tool enables users to speak and share their thoughts with their social circles.
buyer: Exotel Techcom Pvt. Ltd.
Exotel is a business phone system on the cloud. They give a number on which companies can receive lots of calls & SMSes, and make lots of calls & SMSes without having to invest in any infrastructure. "
target: Croak.it
Blank Page Innovations Pvt. Ltd. provides croak.it, an online tool for personalization of communication. Its online tool enables users to speak and share their thoughts with their social circles.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2011 via GlobeNewswire

LogMeIn, Inc., acquired Pachube

synopsis: LogMeIn, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Pachube service and substantially all other assets of Connected Environments Ltd. Pachube is a web-based service for connecting people and devices to the Internet of Things – a network of sensor-enabled devices publishing and sharing data.
buyer: LogMeIn, Inc. (LOGM:$1,247.90)
LogMeIn, Inc. provides cloud-based remote access, support and collaboration solutions to quickly, simply and securely connect millions of internet-enabled devices across the globe — computers, smartphones, iPad™ and Android™ tablets, and digital displays. "
target: Pachube
Pachube is a web-based service connecting people, devices and the Internet of Things. By making it simple to publish, discover and utilize data from any device or sensor connected to the Internet, Pachube is making the Internet of Things accessible to its growing community of users.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Federated Media Publishing, acquired BigTent Design, Inc.

synopsis: Federated Media Publishing (FM), a next-generation media company, announced the acquisition of BigTent, the leading platform for trusted parenting groups. BigTent’s thousands of groups continue to function as they always have, with the same great customer service, and the platform continues to welcome new groups.
buyer: Federated Media Publishing
Federated Media (FM) is a next-generation media company that connects the world’s largest brand advertisers with the Internet’s most innovative media brands and platforms. "
target: BigTent Design, Inc.
BigTent is where trusted groups connect online. The platform for family-friendly organizations strengthens group involvement and simplifies group management. By combining the best of today’s social networking features with group management tools, BigTent helps real-world and virtual communities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/20/2010 via Market Wire

Paltalk, acquired Camfrog

synopsis: Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with more than four million active members, announced its acquisition of Camfrog, one of Download.com's top ten most popular downloads for the past five years, with over 60 million downloads.
buyer: Paltalk
Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. "
target: Camfrog
Camfrog is one of the most widely-recognized video chat platforms on the market today and one of Download.com's top ten most popular downloads for the past five years, with over 60 million downloads.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/8/2013 via Reuters

Plesk Corp., will acquire Yappn

synopsis: Intertainment Media, Inc. announced that it has executed a binding letter of intent to sell all the assets of Yappn, an online destination where people can meet, chat, engage and consume content in almost any language, to Plesk Corp., a Brooklyn, NY based US development stage company.
buyer: Plesk Corp.
Plesk Corp., a development stage company, focuses on marketing and distributing consumer electronics, home appliances, and plastic housewares, which are manufactured in China. "
target parent: Intertainment Media Inc.
target: Yappn
Yappn is a place where people can meet, chat, engage and consume content, individually, in groups and by topic, regardless of the language they speak. By removing the language barrier, the entire world opens up to an entirely new paradigm of communication.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/23/2010 via paidContent.org

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Comsenz, Inc.

synopsis: Tencent, the Chinese internet company behind IM service and portal QQ, has bought up Comsenz, a Googlebacked company which is behind the Discuz online discussion board platform, which is extremely popularin China, among other community products.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$56,607.02)
Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services." "
target: Comsenz, Inc.
Comsenz is a China-based provider of bulletin board and social networking software.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Internet Media Labs, acquired TweetChat

synopsis: Internet Media Labs, announced its acquisition of user-favorite TweetChat.com, the original platform for participating in Twitter Chats and live-tweeting conferences and events. TweetChat gave Twitter users a new way to use hashtags.
buyer: Internet Media Labs
Internet Media Labs is single-minded in its drive to create technology that focuses on relevance, the social web and the enterprise. It enable content, businesses and brands to make meaningful relevant connections with users. "
target: TweetChat
TweetChat.com offer twitter chat room functionalities to users using hashtags to follow specific topics. Hashtags identify specific topics and those hashtags allow TweetChat to connect users with people talking about similar things.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/24/2011 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired TweetDeck, Inc.

synopsis: Twitter has acquired TweetDeck, an application for organizing the display of tweets, for more than $40 million in a mix of cash and stock, according to sources close to the deal.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter, Inc. provides text messages and phone alerts through Twitter.com to its users in the United States and Japan. It also offers an enterprise-level Twitter integration solution for email marketing. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
target: TweetDeck, Inc.
TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 2/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

UberMedia, cancelled an acquisition of TweetDeck, Inc.

synopsis: TweetDeck, the most popular third-party Twitter client, has been purchased by UberMedia, which already owns Echofon, Twidroyd and UberTwitter. UberMedia’s acquisition of TweetDeck places control of about 20 percent of tweets sent daily under control of a single company.
buyer parent: Idealab Capital Partners
buyer: UberMedia
UberMedia is a developer of applications and web-based services that make it easier for users to find, follow, and communicate with others on Twitter and other social media platforms. UberMedia applications include UberTwitter, Echofon, and Twidroyd. "
target: TweetDeck, Inc.
TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

LivePerson, Inc., will acquire synchronite GmbH

synopsis: LivePerson, Inc., a leading provider of live digital engagement solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Germany-based startup, Synchronite LLC, a leading provider of co-browsing technology. With synchronite users can share what they currently see in the browser with their peers.
buyer: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN:$233.78)
LivePerson offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. "
target: synchronite GmbH
synchronite is a new software application that revolutionizes the way users interact on the Web every day. With synchronite users can share what they currently see in the browser with their peers. All user actions are displayed in the other linked browsers—instantly and in real-time.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired Perch

synopsis: Perch, the makers of home monitoring software that repurposes old smartphones into security cameras, has announced that Samsung Electronics has acquired it. Perch’s whole team will join Samsung to help them in developing “next-generation IoT products.” Perch repurposes old smartphones, tablets, and webcams into home monitoring devices.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: Perch
Perch takes devices -- laptops, tablets, webcams, and phones -- and turns them into a simple home monitoring service. Users can get started in a few minutes by downloading an app or visiting the Perch website. While it's free and accessible, Perch also delivers advanced video capabilities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

Kast, acquired Rabb.it

synopsis: Kast, the online hangout platform for friends that want to play together, watch together, and be together, has acquired Rabbit's soft intellectual property, including trademarks, copyright, and design rights. Rabb.it is a California-based video-streaming website where multiple people can remotely browse and watch the same content in real-time.
buyer: Kast
Kast is an online hangout for friends that want to play together, watch together, and be together in the digital space. Their platform empowers individuals to live-share experiences, engage, and build relationships with like-minded people. "
target: Rabb.it
Rabbit, also known as Rabb.it, launched to users in 2015, and is a California-based video-streaming website where multiple people can remotely browse and watch the same content in real-time.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Twitter, Inc., acquired Yes, Inc.

synopsis: Yes, Inc. ("Yes") will be joining Twitter. Yes is a company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android and more. In the coming weeks, they’ll be shutting down apps to focus on their new efforts.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Yes, Inc.
Yes is a small company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android, PayPal and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2015 via PR Newswire

HubSpot, Inc., acquired Rekindle

synopsis: Inbound marketing and sales software company HubSpot, Inc., announced that it has acquired Rekindle, a Boston based technology company. Rekindle gathers the most up to date contact information from across all of a person's contact networks to help make new connections or rekindle old ones.
buyer: HubSpot, Inc. (HUBS:$632.70)
HubSpot is the world's leading inbound marketing and sales platform. Over 13,500 customers in more than 90 countries use HubSpot's software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers. "
target: Rekindle
Based on the idea that the best way to meet people is through common friends, Rekindle gathers the most up to date contact information from across all of a person's contact networks to help make new connections or rekindle old ones.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2014 via Company Press Release

HootSuite Media, Inc., acquired Zeetl Inc.

synopsis: Hootsuite, the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform, has acquired Zeetl, a social telephony and messaging platform that allows its users to call and message their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc friends for free without a need to know or dial phone numbers.
buyer: HootSuite Media, Inc.
HootSuite Media is a social media management system for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Users can launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audience, and distribute targeted messages. "
target: Zeetl Inc.
Zeetl is a social telephony and messaging platform that allows its users to call and message their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc friends for free without a need to know or dial phone numbers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Altruist Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Bubbly

synopsis: Bubbly, the voice-based social media network, has been acquired by India-based Altruist, which provides telecom services in Europe. Bubbly is a social messaging service where people share SMS and voice updates with friends, family, fans and followers.
buyer: Altruist Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Altruist Technologies is a front runner in the Mobile Social Networking space in India, Indonesia & Nigeria. Besides its flagship voice based mobile social network it runs jobs on phone, manages end to end the mobile/digital strategy for multiple media clients and brands, hosts and more. "
target:
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Unified Inbox, will acquire HelloInbox

synopsis: Unified Inbox, a cloud-based social conversation and collaboration platform, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire HelloInbox, an iOS app that can be used to send and receive messages both from email accounts and social networks.
buyer: Unified Inbox
Unified Inbox is a cloud based unified conversation & social collaboration platform that centralizes external conversations, social engagement and internal team collaboration into one single platform across desktop and mobile devices. "
target: HelloInbox
HelloInbox is a service for your mobile that allows you to check and send all your e-mail and social network messages from one app. HelloInbox gives power users one quick overview of all their important messages on their mobile.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2011 via Market Wire

Metaswitch Networks, acquired Colibria

synopsis: Metaswitch Networks, a multi-award winning supplier of next generation infrastructure and applications to network operators, announced the acquisition of Colibria, the leading independent provider of enhanced instant messaging, presence and network address book solutions.
buyer: Metaswitch Networks
Metaswitch Networks is a leading provider of the technologies and solutions that are powering the migration of communications networks to open, next-generation architectures. "
target: Colibria
Colibria is the global provider of new generation messaging, presence and social networking solutions. Colibria's award-winning technology enables operators and service providers to deploy enhanced messaging services in order to differentiate their services and to unlock new revenue streams.
price ($mm)
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Kape Technologies plc
Kape Technologies plc
Kape is a cybersecurity company focused on helping consumers around the world to have better experience and protection in their digital life. Kape offers products which provide online security, privacy and an optimal online experience.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$64.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.16
EBIT ($mm)
$0.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
128
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Ticker: TWTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twitter, Inc.
Twitter, Inc.
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,480.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$622.00
EBIT ($mm)
$265.27
Net Income ($mm)
$1,266.46
Employees
4900
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Ticker: SYMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation is an information protection expert that helps people, businesses and governments. Symantec operates one of the largest global data-intelligence networks, has provided leading security, backup and availability solutions for where vital information is stored, accessed and shared.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,822.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,087.00
EBIT ($mm)
$705.00
Net Income ($mm)
$117.00
Employees
11900
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Ticker: TWTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twitter, Inc.
Twitter, Inc.
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,480.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$622.00
EBIT ($mm)
$265.27
Net Income ($mm)
$1,266.46
Employees
4900
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Ticker: OTCPK:CHIC.F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChitrChatr Communications Inc.
ChitrChatr Communications Inc.
ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (CHICF) is a Comprehensive Communications Platform in multiple languages for worldwide distribution. Users can make and receive Voice Calls, send and receive Text, Fax, Instant Messages, Emails and integrates with all online Social Networks.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$56,607.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$20,215.31
EBIT ($mm)
$14,271.20
Net Income ($mm)
$13,447.33
Employees
64238
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Ticker: KOSE:A035720
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kakao
Kakao
Kakao is South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app. Kakao is a South Korean internet company established in 2014. It was formed from a merger of Daum Communications and Kakao to Daum Kakao in 2014, and Daum Kakao changed its name to Kakao in 2015.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,432.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$273.20
EBIT ($mm)
$107.45
Net Income ($mm)
$101.65
Employees
5640
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Ticker: JASDAQ:942
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nepro Japan Co. Ltd.
Nepro Japan Co. Ltd.
NEPRO Japan Co., Ltd is a mobile sales group, that offers all kinds of mobile solutions, including payment processing, mobile games, and more.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$131.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.41
Net Income ($mm)
$22.49
Employees
309
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Ticker: ASX:WGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wangle Technologies Limited
Wangle Technologies Limited
Wangle Technologies is an Australian company that develops network optimising technologies. Their Wangle Mobile VPN app is Australia's best mobile VPN for secure, private browsing. Their Family Insights app allows parents to analyse their children’s online activity and detect emerging threats.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: OTCBB:SITO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Single Touch Interactive, Inc.
Single Touch Systems, Inc. is a technology based mobile solutions provider serving businesses, advertisers and brands. Single Touch's multi-channel messaging gateway enables marketers to reach consumers on all types of connected devices.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: MOTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Motricity, Inc.
Motricity, Inc.
Motricity is a mobile data solutions provider exclusively focused on the rapidly growing mobile Internet market. It serves some of the world's largest mobile operators and enterprises, simplifying the mobile Internet and creating high value and highly relevant mobile experiences for consumers.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$121.65
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
297
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Ticker: AIM:CROS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kape Technologies plc
Kape Technologies plc
Kape is a cybersecurity company focused on helping consumers around the world to have better experience and protection in their digital life. Kape offers products which provide online security, privacy and an optimal online experience.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$64.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.16
EBIT ($mm)
$0.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
128
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Ticker: AIM:AMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amino Technologies plc
Amino Technologies plc
Amino Communications is a world leading IPTV (Internet Protocol television) and hybrid/OTT (over-the-top content) innovator – bringing new entertainment products and solutions to a global market. Amino’s award-winning solutions are deployed by major network operators and service providers worldwide.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$82.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.42
EBIT ($mm)
$7.94
Net Income ($mm)
$10.42
Employees
179
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Ticker: NTGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR, Inc. designs innovative, branded technology solutions that address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of small- to medium-sized businesses and home users.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,321.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$149.01
EBIT ($mm)
$115.90
Net Income ($mm)
$75.55
Employees
963
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,605.21
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($82.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1883
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Ticker: TSXV:LAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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Ticker: IRYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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