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closed 2/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Snap MyLife, Inc., acquired Inkubook

synopsis: Author Solutions, Inc. has sold Inkubook, an online personal photobook publishing service to Snap MyLife, Inc. Inkubook was developed by Author Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of self-publishing services and a portfolio company of Bertram Capital.
buyer: Snap MyLife, Inc.
Based in Princeton, NJ, Snap MyLife, Inc. is a fast-growing developer of consumer cloud-service applications for managing content on mobile devices and other internet-enabled consumer electronics. "
target parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
target: Inkubook
Inkubook is an easy-to-use online personal photo book publishing service that enables people to make drop-dead gorgeous photo books in minutes. With Inkubook, it's simple to upload photos and then drag-and-drop them onto creative layouts to make a fantastic book.
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closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Artifact Uprising, acquired Artifact Uprising

synopsis: Artifact Uprising announced that its management team bought back the company from its parent Visual Supply Co. (VSCO). Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos with a focus on responsibly-sourced materials and elevated design.
buyer: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine. "
target parent: VSCO
target: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
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announced 10/21/2015 via Company Press Release

Electra Private Equity PLC, Exponent Private Equity, will acquire PhotoBox Limited

synopsis: Electra Private Equity PLC, a private equity investment trust on the London Stock Exchange, and Exponent Private Equity, a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses, announced the proposed acquisition of Photobox Group, Europe's leading digital consumer service for personalised products and gifts.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Electra Private Equity PLC (LSE:ELTA:$668.96)
Electra Private Equity PLC ("Electra") is a private equity investment trust quoted on the London Stock Exchange since 1976 achieving investment returns substantially in excess of the FTSE All-Share Index. Exponent Private Equity is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. "
target: PhotoBox Limited
PhotoBox Limited operates an online photo printing and sharing community. The company’s online digital photo service helps people to create memories and keep them alive through photo books, cards, wall décor items, mugs, T-shirts, and more.
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$619
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$44
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closed 1/7/2015 via Company Press Release

VSCO, acquired Artifact Uprising

synopsis: VSCO® (Visual Supply Company®), an art and technology company, announced that it had acquired Artifact Uprising. The Denver, CO based company enables people to transform digital images into premium quality photo books, prints, and gifts.
buyer: VSCO
VSCO® (Visual Supply Company®) is an art and technology company building an ecosystem of digital tools, services and community for modern creatives. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Oakland, California, with additional offices in Colorado Springs and New York City. "
target: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
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closed 12/2/2014 via PR Web

MailPix, acquired winkflash

synopsis: MailPix, the photo-printing and gifting site, has acquired Winkflash, a 12-year-old photo-printing site based in Attleboro, MA. Winkflash is a seamlessly integrated service made to print customer's 240 billion+ Facebook and Instagram photos and photos from any phone, device or computer.
buyer: MailPix
MailPix.com is the pre-eminent site for allowing users to print photos instantly at thousands of retailers from their phone app or PC and also offers convenient mail-to-home. MailPix preserves photo memories as photo books, canvas, prints, cards, enlargements and other photo gift products. "
target: winkflash
Winkflash is a seamlessly integrated service made to print customer's 240 billion+ Facebook and Instagram photos and photos from any phone, device or computer. They print photos the same day at thousands of retailers from your phone app or PC and offer convenient mail-to-home shipping.
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closed 8/14/2013 via Reuters

Elanders AB, acquired myphotobook GmbH

synopsis: Elanders AB announced that the Company has acquired Myphotobook GmbH, a European e-commerce company specializing in personalized photo products for consumers.
buyer: Elanders AB
Elanders AB operates in two segments. The Infologistics segment offers user information, product catalogues, and documentation that support market communication. The Infoprint segment produces information intensive printed matter for industrial and commercial companies. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: myphotobook GmbH
myphotobook is one of the most modern photo applications on the Internet. myphotobook allows users to design their own photo books, canvases, alu dibonds, photo calendars, posters and order photo prints.
price ($mm)
$14
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$21
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closed 10/16/2012 via BusinessWire

liveBooks, Inc., acquired Pinhole Press

synopsis: liveBooks, Inc. announced the acquisition of on-demand photo companies Pinhole Press and Pinhole Pro. Both Pinhole Press, a lifestyle brand aimed at consumers, and Pinhole Pro, which targets the professional photographer market, provide an unmatched user experience with timeless, elegant e-commerce products.
buyer: liveBooks, Inc.
Founded in 2005, liveBooks, Inc. is a photo-rich content management platform focused on sharing and distributing across the web, mobile and print-on-demand channels. "
target parent: Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc.
target: Pinhole Press
Pinhole Press is a lifestyle brand delivering high-quality personalized photo products to the home consumer market. Pinhole Pro was later launched in 2011 as the premier destination for similar print-on-demand needs of the professional photographer community.
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$33
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closed 10/31/2012 via GlobeNewswire

CafePress, acquired EZ Prints Inc.

synopsis: CafePress Inc., The World's Customization Engine™, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of EZ Prints, Inc., a deployable e-commerce software platform.
buyer: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. Each month over 11 million shoppers visit CafePress to buy or create custom T-shirts, mugs, posters and other unique gifts that reflect their interests, passions, beliefs and affiliations. "
target: EZ Prints Inc.
EZ Prints' print-on-demand and personalization solutions power some of the world's largest brands, creating revenue streams with their world-class technology, products, design and manufacturing.
price ($mm)
$30
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$34
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$1
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closed 11/1/2011 via BusinessWire

VistaPrint N.V., acquired Albumprinter BV

synopsis: Vistaprint N.V., a leading online provider of professional marketing products and services to micro businesses and the home, announced it has completed its acquisition of Albumprinter, a privately held Dutch photo book and photo product company.
buyer: VistaPrint N.V. (CMPR:$2,592.54)
Vistaprint provides more than eleven million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional options to make an impression. VistaPrint's business model is supported by proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities, and direct marketing expertise. "
target: Albumprinter BV
Albumprinter is one of the leading European online photo book companies, targeting customers in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Germany, France, Sweden and Norway. It operates the Albelli, Bonusprint and Önskefoto consumer brands.
price ($mm)
$83
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$51
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$8
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closed 2/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Snap MyLife, Inc., acquired Inkubook

synopsis: Author Solutions, Inc. has sold Inkubook, an online personal photobook publishing service to Snap MyLife, Inc. Inkubook was developed by Author Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of self-publishing services and a portfolio company of Bertram Capital.
buyer: Snap MyLife, Inc.
Based in Princeton, NJ, Snap MyLife, Inc. is a fast-growing developer of consumer cloud-service applications for managing content on mobile devices and other internet-enabled consumer electronics. "
target parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
target: Inkubook
Inkubook is an easy-to-use online personal photo book publishing service that enables people to make drop-dead gorgeous photo books in minutes. With Inkubook, it's simple to upload photos and then drag-and-drop them onto creative layouts to make a fantastic book.
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closed 2/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Snap MyLife, Inc., acquired Inkubook

synopsis: Author Solutions, Inc. has sold Inkubook, an online personal photobook publishing service to Snap MyLife, Inc. Inkubook was developed by Author Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of self-publishing services and a portfolio company of Bertram Capital.
buyer: Snap MyLife, Inc.
Based in Princeton, NJ, Snap MyLife, Inc. is a fast-growing developer of consumer cloud-service applications for managing content on mobile devices and other internet-enabled consumer electronics. "
target parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
target: Inkubook
Inkubook is an easy-to-use online personal photo book publishing service that enables people to make drop-dead gorgeous photo books in minutes. With Inkubook, it's simple to upload photos and then drag-and-drop them onto creative layouts to make a fantastic book.
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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 7/20/2011 via BusinessWire

Exclaim Mobility, Inc., acquired Frame Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Exclaim Mobility, Inc. has acquired content sharing and streaming technology from Frame Channel, Inc. The Frame Channel technology will expand Exclaim’s Snap MyLife platform capabilities, which includes a suite of device and server-based applications for creating, accessing and socializing user-generated and digital rights management content.
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: Frame Channel, Inc.
FrameChannel is a Web services platform that enables the selection and configuration of content for delivery to a connected screen. Users select their favorite content from various channels and program their devices to feature it.
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closed 2/25/2011 via BusinessWire

Exclaim Mobility, Inc., purchased Mobile Music Streaming Business from Didiom LLC

synopsis: Exclaim Mobility, the leading provider of mobile photo sharing and socialization applications, has announced that it has acquired certain assets and businesses of Didiom LLC, a mobile media service provider.
buyer: Exclaim Mobility, Inc.
Exclaim Mobility, Inc. is the leading publisher of applications that make it easy for consumers to access, socialize, manage and backup user-generated content (UGC) from consumer electronic devices, regardless of where the content is located. "
seller: Didiom LLC
Didiom LLC is a mobile media company specializing in the development of streaming media applications and wireless content delivery platforms. The company’s flagship product makes it simple for customers to stream their home computer’s audio collection to their phone wirelessly.
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closed 8/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Exclaim Mobility, Inc., acquired Mobicious, Inc.

synopsis: Exclaim Mobility, the leading provider of user-generated content (UGC) sharing and socialization application for mobile consumers, announced the acquisition of Mobicious, Inc., the creator of the popular SnapMyLife.com and Snap2Twitter branded mobile consumer social media sites.
buyer: Exclaim Mobility, Inc.
Exclaim Mobility, Inc. is the leading publisher of mobile applications that make it easy for consumers to upload, socialize, print and personalize user-generated content (UGC) on camera phones. "
target: Mobicious, Inc.
Mobicious, Inc. is the creator of SnapMyLife.com and Snap2Twitter. Mobile phone users from around the world use SnapMyLife to upload photos, as well as socialize and safely store their content with others.
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closed 9/16/2014 via BusinessWire

Mobli, acquired Pheed

synopsis: Mobli Media announced that it has acquired content sharing platform, Pheed. Pheed, a mobile social network, has gained five million users with a pioneering concept of content monetization.
buyer: Mobli
Mobli is a photo and video sharing platform that incorporates a unique set of features, enabling its users to take their visual experience to a whole new level. "
target: Pheed
Pheed, a social media platform, enables mobile users to create and share texts, photos, videos, audios, voice notes and live broadcasts.
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closed 10/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Vine

synopsis: Twitter has purchased a small video creation and sharing company based in New York. Vine is a startup founded by former JetSetter employees Dominik Hoffman and Colin Kroll.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,360.82)
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. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. "
target: Vine
Vine is a video-sharing startup based in New York. Vine allows users to capture and share video on an iPhone.
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on offer 7/24/2012 via

Excel Corporation, offer to be merged with ShoutOmatic

synopsis: Excel Corporation announced the execution of a non-binding term sheet for the acquisition of ShoutOmatic. ShoutOmatic allows users to record and broadcast audible voice status updates or "Shouts". "Shouts" can then be shared via Twitter and Facebook streams, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, websites, and blogs.
buyer: Excel Corporation (OTCPK:EXCC:$15.73)
Excel Corporation is a publicly traded licensing, merchandising, and distribution company, focused on bringing national and international brands to the retail marketplace through licensing opportunities. "
target: ShoutOmatic
Founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Norm Levy, ShoutOmatic is an innovative, patent pending social technology that allows users to record and broadcast audible messages, known as "Shouts", to their social networks.
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closed 7/20/2011 via BusinessWire

Exclaim Mobility, Inc., acquired Frame Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Exclaim Mobility, Inc. has acquired content sharing and streaming technology from Frame Channel, Inc. The Frame Channel technology will expand Exclaim’s Snap MyLife platform capabilities, which includes a suite of device and server-based applications for creating, accessing and socializing user-generated and digital rights management content.
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: Frame Channel, Inc.
FrameChannel is a Web services platform that enables the selection and configuration of content for delivery to a connected screen. Users select their favorite content from various channels and program their devices to feature it.
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closed 4/25/2011 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired IntoNow

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc., the premier digital media company, announced the acquisition of IntoNow. Launched in January 2011, IntoNow has built a platform and companion TV application based on real time indexing of television that deepens the connections between audiences, television content and advertisers.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
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. "
target: IntoNow
IntoNow has built a platform and companion TV application based on real time indexing of television that deepens the connections between audiences, television content and advertisers.
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closed 1/28/2009 via Market Wire

LiveCargo, Inc., acquired CMWare, Inc.

synopsis: Live Cargo Inc., a leading provider of mobile streaming, IPTV, web-based social networking and an infrastructure and data center for storage of user generated content, has acquired CMWare Inc., a mobile marketing technology company.
buyer: LiveCargo, Inc.
LiveCargo provides an, integrated software platform for consumers and corporate users to store, manage, share and collaborate on digital photos and videos, documents, scanned images, music and other user generated content (UGC). "
target: CMWare, Inc.
CMWare develops world class core technology and services that optimize the access and delivery of rich media content over data networks for mobile consumers.
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Niantic, Inc., acquired Evertoon, Inc.

synopsis: Niantic, the company behind the hit mobile game Pokémon Go and its predecessor, Ingress, has acquired the team from the startup Evertoon to help it further build out its mobile products. Evertoon’s app was designed to help users make short, personalized films that could be shared out to social networks like YouTube and Twitter.
buyer: Niantic, Inc.
Niantic is the company behind the hit mobile game Pokémon Go and its predecessor, Ingress. Niantic is building an AR + Real World game platform that is defining state of the art with an innovative server architecture that enables massive scale supporting a global shared state rich interactions. "
target: Evertoon, Inc.
Evertoon enables users to create compelling movies in a few minutes, unlocking the stories trapped in people’s minds. Evertoon’s app was designed to help users make short, personalized films that could be shared out to social networks like YouTube and Twitter.
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closed 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wix.com Ltd, acquired Moment.me

synopsis: Israeli company Wix.com Ltd., which operates a platform for easily building websites, has acquired Moment.Me, which has developed an Internet platform that gathers pictures and other material from different social networks and orders them into a multimedia record of an event.
buyer: Wix.com Ltd (WIX:$640.22)
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with over 55 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute. "
target: Moment.me
Moment Ltd. is the developer of an online media sharing and viewing application for iPhone. It collects multimedia content from online social networking platforms and creates and organizes albums for users.
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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:$3,360.82)
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.
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closed 11/1/2019 via PR Newswire

M17 Entertainment Limited, acquired MeMe Live

synopsis: M17 Entertainment, the leading social networking entertainment group in Developed Asia, has acquired MeMe Live, a mobile live streaming platform focused on markets in Asia Pacific. MeMe Live enables anyone to stream and show off their talents. The platform allows streamers to interact with their audience in real time and build a group of followers.
buyer: M17 Entertainment Limited
M17 Entertainment is the leading social networking entertainment group in Developed Asia. M17 offers 17 Media, a live streaming app and social networking platform that enables users around the world to stream live, watch broadcasts online, and engage with each other through a simple app. "
target: MeMe Live
MeMe Live is a mobile live streaming platform focused on markets in Asia Pacific. MeMe Live enables anyone to stream and show off their talents. The platform allows streamers to interact with their audience in real time, build a group of followers, earn money, and more.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

ClearTax, acquired Dose FM

synopsis: ClearTax, an online tax returns filing platform in India, has acquired Dose FM, a mobile audio streaming platform in India. Dose FM allows users to create and share audio clips and shows across a variety of topics. Dose FM also offers a live audio creation tool that enables creators to interact with their listeners.
buyer: ClearTax
ClearTax is an online tax returns filing platform in India. ClearTax's powerful cloud platform allows people to file tax returns online effortlessly or invest into intelligent tax savings options in minutes. ClearTax also helps CAs and businesses with their filing and GST billing. "
target: Dose FM
Dose FM is a mobile audio streaming platform in India. Dose FM allows users to create and share audio clips and shows across a variety of topics. Dose FM also offers a live audio creation tool that enables creators to interact with their listeners and cohost shows with their friends.
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closed 7/15/2015 via PR Newswire

Pro Gaming League, acquired DK Squad

synopsis: Pro Gaming League (PGL), an eSports organization that brings gamers together to compete and socialize, announced it has acquired DK Squad, a developer of entertainment apps for mobile users including the popular League of Legends Champions App.
buyer: Pro Gaming League
Pro Gaming League (PGL) is the premier video game tournament destination giving millions of aspiring gamers from around the world an opportunity to compete, test their skills and socialize in an online community and live competitions for cash, points and prizes. "
target: DK Squad
DK Squad is a developer of entertainment apps for mobile users including the popular League of Legends Champions App. The app is the most successful Android LoL app with close to 3 million downloads and over 360,000 active users.
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closed 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired GrokStyle Inc.

synopsis: Facebook said it acquired visual shopping and artificial intelligence startup GrokStyle in a move to bolster the social-media company’s own AI work. GrokStyle’s technology, which was integrated into Ikea’s mobile app, was simple in practice. A user takes a picture of a piece of furniture and the technology would match it to similar products.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: GrokStyle Inc.
GrokStyle is a visual shopping and artificial intelligence startup. GrokStyle’s technology, which was integrated into Ikea’s mobile app, was simple in practice. A user takes a picture of a piece of furniture and the technology would match it to similar products that could be purchased online.
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closed 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired 60dB

synopsis: Google announced it has acquired short-form podcast app, 60dB. Building a more personal radio, 60dB curates and streams today's best short-form audio stories – news, sports, entertainment, business and technology to consumers all around the world.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
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: 60dB
Building a more personal radio, 60dB curates and streams today's best short-form audio stories – news, sports, entertainment, business and technology to consumers all around the world.
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closed 6/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Espial Group, Inc., acquired Bluestreak Technology

synopsis: Espial announced the acquisition of Bluestreak Technologies, a software and services provider of video solutions for connected devices including set-top boxes, smart TVs, smartphones, and tablets.
buyer: Espial Group, Inc. (TSX:ESP:$19.87)
Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and solutions to cable and telecommunications operators as well as consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial's middleware, video-on-demand, and browser products power a diverse range of pay-TV and Internet TV business models. "
target: Bluestreak Technology
Bluestreak Technology, Inc. designs and develops media applications for mobile phones and digital televisions. The company’s MachBlue™ platform provides content owners, device manufacturers, and network operators with the ability to deliver an outstanding over-the-top video experience to any device.
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closed 4/18/2011 via Market Wire

SunGame Corporation, merged with Freevi Corporation

synopsis: Social game developer SunGame Corp. has merged with Nevada-based Freevi Corporation. Freevi is a rich-media platform revolving around its core product the "Freevi Flightdeck,"™ a powerful graphical end user interface that allows users to consume video and audio content, network with other Freevi users, etc.
buyer: SunGame Corporation (SGMZ:$0.00)
SunGame Corporation is a Social Gaming and Social Media provider. Its offering includes Customized Social Games, Virtual Worlds, Virtual eWallets, Cross Platform solutions and Social Network Branding. "
target: Freevi Corporation
Freevi is a rich-media platform revolving around its core product the "Freevi Flightdeck"™, a powerful graphical end user interface that allows users to consume video and audio content, network with other Freevi users, engage in e-commerce transactions, and access games and other applications.
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closed 5/3/2018 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 4 Buyers acquired Pocket Casts

synopsis: Four of the top podcast producers – NPR, WNYC Studios, Chicago Public Media (WBEZ Chicago), and This American Life – have acquired Pocket Casts, a leading podcast app. Created by Australian mobile app developer Shifty Jelly, Pocket Casts is one of the highest-rated mobile apps for podcast listening by users on Android, iOS, and the web.
buyer: WNYC
buyer: National Public Radio, Inc.
buyer: This American Life
buyer: Chicago Public Media, Inc.
National Public Radio, Inc. Chicago Public Media, Inc. This American Life and WNYC are top podcast producers on public radio. Chicago Public Media, Inc. is home to WBEZ 91.5FM (WBEZ Chicago). WNYC is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio. "
target parent: ShiftyJelly Pty Ltd
target: Pocket Casts
Created in 2008 by Australian mobile app developer Shifty Jelly, Pocket Casts is one of the highest-rated mobile apps for podcast listening by users on Android, iOS, the web, Sonos, and other platforms. Pocket Casts has been recognized as "The podcast app every iPhone user needs" (WIRED).
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closed 4/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

GlobalFit, acquired WalkMyMind, Inc.

synopsis: Philadelphia-based health and wellness tech company GlobalFit is moving into the fast-growing mindfulness market with the purchase of WalkMyMind, a wellness company that encourages people to move while listening to educational and thought-provoking Walkcasts.
buyer: GlobalFit
GlobalFit is a Philadelphia-based health and wellness tech company. GlobalFit is known for its employee wellness plans, which connect groups of members to gyms, health coaching, services and reward-based incentives. "
target: WalkMyMind, Inc.
WalkMyMind is a wellness company that encourages people to move while listening to educational and thought-provoking Walkcasts. WalkMyMind provides a platform that fosters walking, learning, listening and community.
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closed 2/6/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Ericsson AB, acquired Azuki Systems

synopsis: Ericsson announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Massachusetts-based Azuki Systems, Inc., a provider of TV Anywhere delivery platforms for service providers, content owners and broadcasters.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use their network equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. "
target: Azuki Systems
Azuki Systems' next-generation TV Anywhere solution combines the power of over-the-top video with the highest quality of user experience, personalization, content protection, scalability and reliability. It also enables multiple monetization options, beyond portals and authentication services.
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closed 9/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Forever, acquired Panstoria

synopsis: Forever, Inc., the first and only permanent online photo storage and sharing company, announced that it has acquired 100% of Panstoria, Inc., the leading digital scrapbooking and photo organizing company. Panstoria's software products include Artisan and Historian.
buyer: Forever
Forever is the world’s first Permanent Digital Home—a place to pass down the most important stories, values and traditions to children and theirs. Upload cherished photos, children’s artwork, scrapbook pages, and celebrate them with the people that matter most. "
target: Panstoria
Panstoria specializes in digital scrapbooking and digital photo organization software. Their software, Artisan, brings digital stories to life right on the computer. Users can send to their printer or create a complete photobook to send to the printer of their choice.
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