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closed 9/25/2013 via Company Press Release

StumbleUpon, Inc., acquired 5by

synopsis: StumbleUpon, an app that helps users discover and share great websites, has announced that is has acquired 5by, a video start up that gathers the best videos from all over the internet and hand-delivers the ones users want to watch. The company was founded in 2012, and is based in Quebec, Canada.
buyer parent: Accel Partners
buyer: StumbleUpon, Inc.
StumbleUpon helps users discover and share great websites. As they click Stumble!, they are delivered high-quality pages matched to their personal preferences. These pages have been explicitly recommended by friends or one of over 15 million other websurfers with similar interests. "
target: 5by
5by is an app that gathers the best videos from all over the internet and hand-delivers the ones users want to watch. The company was founded in 2012, and is based in Quebec, Canada.
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closed 2/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vidooly, acquired iCouchApp

synopsis: Indian video analytics startup Vidooly has acquired over-the-top-content (OTT) startup, iCouchApp. iCouchapp is a video content engagement and discovery platform. The app allows consumers to discover new videos, interact with TV shows and keep track of their favorite shows.
buyer: Vidooly
Vidooly is a YouTube big data marketing & analytics product for content creators, brands & multi channel networks. It helps them grow and optimize their online video business organically through actionable data intelligence. "
target: iCouchApp
iCouchapp is a video content engagement and discovery platform. The app allows consumers to discover new videos, interact with TV shows and keep track of their favourite shows, at the same time allowing media companies to create and maintain their own OTT app.
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closed 9/3/2015 via PR Newswire

RelayRides, Inc., acquired SocialStudio, Inc.

synopsis: The world's largest peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, RelayRides, announced that it has acquired SocialStudio, developers of JumpCam and FADE, to help the company keep pace with skyrocketing growth. As part of the acquisition, 12 total team members will have joined the RelayRides team, including seven engineers.
buyer: RelayRides, Inc.
RelayRides, Inc. engages in neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing business in the United States. The company operates as a car sharing marketplace, and connects people who need a car with vehicle owners whose rides would otherwise be sitting idle. "
target: SocialStudio, Inc.
SocialStudio, Inc. is a mobile application developer. Their two main applications are JumpCam, an application to create collaborative videos with friends and family, and Fade, a free, fun way to share moments among college students.
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announced 7/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., will acquire Socialcam

synopsis: Autodesk Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Socialcam for a purchase price of approximately $60 Million. Socialcam is a popular mobile social video capture, editing and sharing app and service that was launched in 2011.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$3,424.50)
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in professional and personal 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Autodesk tools help unlock the creativity in everyone, from children and hobbyists to design and engineering professionals. "
target: Socialcam
Socialcam is a smartphone application and web-based service that makes it easy to capture, edit and share videos. The Socialcam app has been one of the most popular mobile video apps in the iOS App Store and Android marketplace with over 16 million downloads since it was first launched in 2011.
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$60
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announced 3/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Morgan Hertzan and Joseph Varet, will acquire Plum TV, Inc.

synopsis: LXTV co-founders Joseph Varet and Morgan Hertzan announced an agreement to purchase Plum TV, a lifestyle network reaching over 5 million of the most affluent viewers in the country across eight markets. The new ownership group will continue the network's programming focus on home, travel, food, and wellness.
buyer: Morgan Hertzan and Joseph Varet
Morgan Hertzan and Joseph Varet, former MTV executives, co-founded LXTV, which produces and distributes lifestyle entertainment television, online video and out-of-home programming, in 2006. LXTV was acquired in January 2008 by the NBC-owned TV stations division of NBCUniversal. "
target: Plum TV, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Plum TV, a lifestyle network reaching over 5 million of the most affluent viewers in the country across eight markets. Plum TV is distributed on cable television systems in Miami, Aspen, Vail, Telluride, the Hamptons, Sun Valley, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.17 [$15.17]
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$6
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announced 5/14/2013 via PR Newswire

Bitzio, Inc., will acquire Tech Hollywood Studios Corp.

synopsis: Bitzio, Inc., a mobile media and app company, has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Tech Hollywood Studios Corp ("Tech Hollywood"). Tech Hollywood is developing IWantIt, a highly scalable technology platform comprised of a front-end mobile app being deployed on all major mobile platforms, and a comprehensive back-end commerce platform.
buyer: Bitzio, Inc. (BTZO:$0.29)
Bitzio is a leading mobile media and app development company focused on connecting fans of large entertainment and sports properties with the players, celebrities and teams they love. Powering these apps is the Bitzio Engine, which captures valuable user data and drives increased user monetization. "
target: Tech Hollywood Studios Corp.
Tech Hollywood is a technology provider and interactive media company. They are developing IWantIt, a highly scalable technology platform comprised of a front-end app for mobile devices, and a comprehensive back-end commerce platform
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closed 2/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dijit Media, acquired GoMiso, Inc.

synopsis: Dijit Media announced that it is acquiring GoMiso, Inc. GoMiso is a social television platform that makes TV better. The company provides a rich and engaging second screen experience through unique user-generated and TV network content.
buyer: Dijit Media
Dijit Media is a startup transforming the way people discover and experience TV shows and movies. Dijit’s newest product is NextGuide, a hyper-personalized TV listings guide designed specifically for the iPad™. "
target: GoMiso, Inc.
GoMiso, Inc., a social networking company, operates a platform that enhances television viewing. The company's REST API delivers to-the-minute moments to users while they watch their favorite shows.
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closed 12/4/2012 via Reuters

Yahoo! Inc., acquired OnTheAir

synopsis: Yahoo Inc acquired a five-person video chat company, OnTheAir. OnTheAir allows anyone who is watching a live stream to video chat with the host in front of the audience. Its streaming video platform powers radio call-in shows for the digital age.
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: OnTheAir
OnTheAir allows anyone who is watching a live stream to video chat with the host in front of the audience. OnTheAir’s streaming video platform powers radio call-in shows for the digital age. A host sets up an OnTheAir show and selects a start time.
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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 1/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Fullscreen, Inc., acquired Supernova (Viddy, Inc.)

synopsis: Fullscreen, Inc., a new media company that powers the creation and sharing of content for the connected generation, announced that it has acquired Supernova (formerly known as Viddy), the mobile social app development company.
buyer: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a next-generation media company building a global network of YouTube channels with content creators and brands. The Fullscreen network generates over 1 billion monthly video views and reaches over 90 million subscribers, making Fullscreen a Top 5 YouTube Partner. "
target: Supernova (Viddy, Inc.)
Supernova (formerly Viddy) is the mobile social app development company that allows users to capture, produce, and share bite-size videos with the world. Supernova’s relentless focus on video resulted in the creation of popular apps such as Viddy, Clique and Epic.
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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:$3,480.08)
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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closed 2/26/2013 via BNC Analysis

Axel Springer Verlag AG, acquired TunedIn

synopsis: Axel Springer has acquired Berlin social TV startup TunedIn. TunedIn Media GmbH designs and develops television based applications for phones.
buyer: Axel Springer Verlag AG (DB:SPR:$3,407.16)
Axel Springer is a leading integrated multimedia company in Europe, offering a considerable number of print and digital media. The company’s strategy focuses on its core competences excellent journalism, marketing and classified ads. "
target: TunedIn
TunedIn is a social media startup on a mission to revolutionize the television watching experience. Thanks to the introduction of a Second Screen, TunedIn is building an application experience that will forever change the way users discover, connect, and participate with television content.
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closed 7/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Poplar, acquired Svrf, Inc.

synopsis: Poplar, a leading 3D and augmented reality (AR) creative platform in the UK, has acquired Svrf, Inc., a face filter camera app that enables anyone to create and share 3D filters on their phone. Svrf lets users record videos and take selfies so they can respond to their friends' texts with the coolest, cutest, and funniest filters.
buyer: Poplar
Poplar is a leading 3D and augmented reality (AR) creative platform in the UK. Poplar makes it easy for businesses to affordably build their own AR experience. The platform allows users to create AR face filters, image trackers, mini-games, business cards and world effects. "
target: Svrf, Inc.
Svrf is a face filter camera app that enables anyone to create and share 3D filters on their phone. Svrf lets users record videos and take selfies so they can respond to their friends' texts with the coolest, cutest, and funniest filters.
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announced 8/16/2017 via Market Wire

AtmanCo, will purchase PlusMobile LLC from Plusmo Communications S.A.

synopsis: AtmanCo, a leader in the psychometrics industry, will acquire PlusMobile LLC and all of its subsidiaries from Plusmo Communications, a provider of SMS services in Argentina. PlusMobile is a provider of mobile phone products. Their products include mobile apps focused on education, kids, and entertainment. They also offer mobile marketing services.
buyer: AtmanCo (TSXV:ATW:$8.33)
AtmanCo is a leader in the psychometrics industry. The company offers psychometric tests online for the purposes of recruitment and hiring. AtmanCo's mission is to boost a organization's productivity, performance and prosperity by focusing on the their most important assets: their employees. "
seller: Plusmo Communications S.A.
PlusMobile is a provider of mobile phone products. Their products include mobile apps focused on education, kids, and entertainment(games, sports, and videos). They also offer mobile marketing services such as contests using SMS. PlusMobile is part of Plusmo Communications, an SMS service provider.
price ($mm)
$2.50
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$5
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announced 2/19/2014 via Reuters

OPT, Inc., will acquire SkillUp Video Technologies Corporation

synopsis: OPT Inc has agreed to acquire 85 pct voting power in SkillUp Video Technologies. SkillUp Video Technologies engages in provision of digital contents distribution platform.
buyer: OPT, Inc.
OPT, Inc. engages in the provision of e-marketing services in Japan. It offers a marketing platform for publishers and advertisers; online advertisement performance measurement services; and online advertisement delivery system services. "
target: SkillUp Video Technologies Corporation
Skill-up video Technologies, Inc. provide a digital content delivery platform. Their main platform, Uliza, is a mobile application that distributes videos to consumers. The company was founded in 2013, and is baed in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 7/25/2011 via Market Wire

Augme Technologies, Inc., acquired JAGTAG, Inc.

synopsis: Augme Technologies, Inc., a leader in full service mobile marketing solutions, has completed the acquisition of the assets and the business of JAGTAG, Inc., a privately held mobile marketing pioneer. JAGTAG delivers multimedia to both smartphones and standard phones, without requiring the consumer to download an application prior to use.
buyer: Augme Technologies, Inc. (AUGT:$2.81)
Augme Technologies, Inc. provides strategic services and mobile technology to leading consumer and healthcare brands. Augme's AD LIFE™ mobile marketing technology platform allows marketers, brands, and agencies the ability to plan, create, test, deploy, and track mobile marketing programs. "
target: JAGTAG, Inc.
JAGTAG, Inc. delivers multimedia to both smartphones and standard phones, without requiring the consumer to download an application prior to use. As a result, JAGTAG can share video, images, music and text with three times more mobile consumers than mobile web-dependent media.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.98 [$5.03]
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$1
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announced 1/6/2011 via Company Press Release

Skype Technologies SA, will acquire Qik, Inc.

synopsis: Skype has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Qik, Inc., a provider of mobile video software and services that enable individuals to capture, instantly share and preserve great moments on video from anywhere. Qik has 60 employees, and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Skype Technologies SA
Skype is a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. "
target: Qik, Inc.
Qik, Inc. is a leader in the mobile video space enabling smart phone users around the world to capture special and spontaneous life moments from anywhere and instantly share those moments with friends, family and followers.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Adult Swim, acquired Big Pixel Studios

synopsis: Turner’s Adult Swim announced the acquisition of United Kingdom game developer Big Pixel Studios. Big Pixel developed the popular mobile game Pocket Mortys based on characters from Adult Swim’s hit animated series Rick and Morty, the No. 1 comedy across all of television in 2017.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Adult Swim
Adult Swim launched in 2001, and is Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes. "
target: Big Pixel Studios
UK-based Big Pixel Studios is a game developer. Big Pixel developed the popular mobile game Pocket Mortys based on characters from Adult Swim’s hit animated series Rick and Morty, the No. 1 comedy across all of television in 2017.
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closed 5/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired MOVL, LLC

synopsis: Samsung has acquired Atlanta-based smart TV games and TV app development platform MOVL. MOVL has developed a number of second screen games for both Samsung smart TVs and Google TV devices, including PokerFun and WeDraw. The start-up was one of the first winners of Samsung's Connected TV developer contest with their WeDraw app.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. The company employs approximately 227,000 people in 203 offices across 75 countries. "
target: MOVL, LLC
Headquartered in Atlanta, MOVL is driving innovation in the social TV app revolution by creating applications for connected TVs and mobile devices. MOVL develops products and content using its proprietary MOVL Connect® Platform, connecting users on mobile devices and Smart TVs.
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closed 10/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Baarzo, Inc.

synopsis: Google has closed its acquisition of Baarzo, a video search service. It lets users find specific moments inside a video with the help of an auto detect feature for people, objects and actions. Baarzo's acquisition by Google is said to help the company improve its YouTube search feature.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,677.00)
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: Baarzo, Inc.
Baarzo provides a platform that makes search within video possible. Their advanced algorithms automatically detect and recognize people, objects, scenes, and actions. Their indexes pin-point these occurrences to exact frames, making any video easily searchable via natural language queries.
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closed 9/25/2013 via Company Press Release

StumbleUpon, Inc., acquired 5by

synopsis: StumbleUpon, an app that helps users discover and share great websites, has announced that is has acquired 5by, a video start up that gathers the best videos from all over the internet and hand-delivers the ones users want to watch. The company was founded in 2012, and is based in Quebec, Canada.
buyer parent: Accel Partners
buyer: StumbleUpon, Inc.
StumbleUpon helps users discover and share great websites. As they click Stumble!, they are delivered high-quality pages matched to their personal preferences. These pages have been explicitly recommended by friends or one of over 15 million other websurfers with similar interests. "
target: 5by
5by is an app that gathers the best videos from all over the internet and hand-delivers the ones users want to watch. The company was founded in 2012, and is based in Quebec, Canada.
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closed 9/25/2013 via Company Press Release

StumbleUpon, Inc., acquired 5by

synopsis: StumbleUpon, an app that helps users discover and share great websites, has announced that is has acquired 5by, a video start up that gathers the best videos from all over the internet and hand-delivers the ones users want to watch. The company was founded in 2012, and is based in Quebec, Canada.
buyer parent: Accel Partners
buyer: StumbleUpon, Inc.
StumbleUpon helps users discover and share great websites. As they click Stumble!, they are delivered high-quality pages matched to their personal preferences. These pages have been explicitly recommended by friends or one of over 15 million other websurfers with similar interests. "
target: 5by
5by is an app that gathers the best videos from all over the internet and hand-delivers the ones users want to watch. The company was founded in 2012, and is based in Quebec, Canada.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

synopsis: Audioboom Group PLC, the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content, said it has completed its acquisition of SONR News Ltd, Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics, all in one, easy to use dashboard.
buyer: Audioboom (AIM:BOOM:$0.59)
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world. "
target: SONR News
Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics as they pick up steam, all in one, easy to use dashboard. Using two proprietary forms of artificial intelligence, Sonr reduces the clutter of newsfeeds.
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closed 8/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Snapchat, Inc., acquired Vurb

synopsis: Snapchat, a photo messaging application, has acquired Vurb, the only search app that gives suggestions and results tailored to what people love—and keeps people updated on trending topics they care about.
buyer: Snapchat, Inc. (SNAP:$1,544.47)
Snapchat is a photo messaging application that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "Snaps". "
target: Vurb
Vurb’s mission is to create a smarter, more connected digital world that empowers people globally to do more of what they want all in one place. Vurb is the only search app that gives suggestions and results tailored to what people love—and keeps people updated on trending topics they care about.
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announced 11/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Hottolink, Inc., will acquire Socialgist

synopsis: Hottolink has agreed to acquire Effyis, doing business as Socialgist. The company helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. They do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers.
buyer: Hottolink, Inc. (TSE:3680:$8.88)
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. "
target: Socialgist
Socialgist helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. And they do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers, allowing the largest companies and largest brands in the world to rely on them.
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closed 5/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Washington Post, purchased Talent from Digg, Inc.

synopsis: The Washington Post has made a talent acquisition of the Digg team, but not Digg's site or technology. The move comes not as a move by the Post to revive the struggling social news site, but as the recruitment of a team that can help develop its Trove social news platform, as well as Trove-powered products like its Social Reader and Personal Post.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: The Washington Post (:$0.00)
A morning daily and Sunday newspaper published in Washington, D.C. For the 12-month period ending September 30, 1998, The Post's unaudited estimated average circulation was 783,000 daily and 1,095,000 Sunday. The Post maintains 20 foreign, 5 national, and 12 metropolitan news bureaus. "
seller: Digg, Inc.
Founded in 2004 and based in San Francisco, CA, Digg, Inc. operates as a news Web site. It allows users to submit stories for review and comment on stories and videos published on Web site. The company’s Web portal allows people to discover and share content.
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closed 12/15/2011 via BNC Analysis

StubHub, Inc, acquired Zvents, Inc.

synopsis: Ticketing giant StubHub, owned by eBay, has acquired local event-discovery and promotion service Zvents, according to eBay’s internal employee blog eBayInk. By providing the best in local search, Zvents intuitively connects people with their interests and favorite sources of entertainment.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: StubHub, Inc
StubHub is the fan's ticket marketplace, enabling customers to buy and sell tickets at fair market value. The company's unique open marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient, and highly reliable environment. "
target: Zvents, Inc.
Zvents is a powerful search engine with groundbreaking algorithms and revolutionary search technology. By providing the best in local search, Zvents intuitively connects people with their interests and favorite sources of entertainment.
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closed 11/21/2011 via BusinessWire

eBay, acquired Hunch Inc.

synopsis: Global ecommerce and online payments leader eBay Inc. announced it has acquired the innovative team and technology of Hunch, an online platform launched in 2009 that delivers customized recommendations to its users based on their individual tastes.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: Hunch Inc.
Hunch personalizes the internet by helping consumers share and discover great recommendations about all sorts of topics. Hunch’s ambitious mission is to build a ‘Taste Graph’ of the entire web, connecting every person on the web with their affinity for anything.
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announced 4/18/2011 via PR Newswire

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., will acquire Kosmix Corporation

synopsis: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kosmix, underscoring its commitment to social and mobile commerce. Kosmix's innovative technology platform searches and analyzes connections in real-time data streams to deliver highly personalized insights to users.
buyer: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT:$534,661.00)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at 9,000 retail units under 60 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. "
target: Kosmix Corporation
Kosmix, based in Mountain View, Calif., has developed a social media technology platform that filters and organizes content in social networks to connect people with real-time information that matters to them.
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closed 8/27/2010 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Ångströ Inc.

synopsis: Angstro, an experimental social-graph and news-crunching startup, has been acquired by Google to help lead the company's charge against Facebook in social networking.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,677.00)
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: Ångströ Inc.
Ångströ delivers the news you need to know about your professional network. By leveraging existing services such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, Ångströ helps you easily discover and share critical business news about colleagues, clients, and companies.
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closed 8/20/2010 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Like.com

synopsis: Google has acquired visual search engine Like.com. Like.com is a visual shopping search engine that developed a technology to help shoppers buy soft goods, such as apparels, shoes, jewelry online.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,677.00)
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: Like.com
Like.com is a visual shopping search engine that developed a technology to help shoppers buy soft goods, such as apparels, shoes, jewelry online. Like.com was the first to bring visual search to shopping, the first to build an automated cross-matching system for clothing, and more.
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closed 11/3/2008 via BusinessWire

Wink Technologies, Inc. merged with Reunion.com,

synopsis: Reunion.com, a leading people search service, and Wink, the world’s largest people search engine, have merged to form the most comprehensive online platform for people looking to find each other on the Web.
buyer: Reunion.com
Reunion.com is a leading people search service that helps adults find, reconnect and keep in touch with old friends, family, classmates, and business contacts. Reunion.com has over 50 million members and is growing at a rate of more than 1.6 million new members per month. "
target: Wink Technologies, Inc.
Wink is a people search engine that makes it easier to find people across the Web by providing access to more than 500 million profiles across social networks and online communities. Wink users can claim their online profiles to get control of their online presence.
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closed 1/29/2008 via BusinessWire

Lijit Networks, acquired BigSwerve

synopsis: Lijit Networks, Inc., a company that provides revolutionary search tools and statistics for blog publishers, has announced the acquisition of BigSwerve, a leading startup in blog comment discovery. BigSwerve has crawled and indexed over 400 million comments from more than 3 million authors since its formation in 2006.
buyer: Lijit Networks
The Lijit Search Wijit gives readers the opportunity to actively search blog publishers’ posts, bookmarks, blogroll, and more, ensuring they only receive the most relevant search results from sources they trust. In return, publishers receive detailed search statistics. "
target: BigSwerve
BigSwerve is going to be the first company to release a well targeted application using Semantic Web technologies in the social media category — maybe for the consumer Internet altogether.
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closed 11/13/2007 via BusinessWire

WhiteFence, acquired GetConnected, Inc.

synopsis: WhiteFence, the nation's leading one-stop online comparison-shopping marketplace for residential home services, has purchased the technology software, intellectual property rights and domain name of GetConnected, Inc.
buyer: WhiteFence
WhiteFence is the leading one-stop online comparison-shopping marketplace that helps consumers compare and order home services such as electricity, natural gas, phone, cable and satellite TV, high-speed Internet and more. "
target: GetConnected, Inc.
GetConnected, Inc., a Boston-based company, developed and managed an e-commerce and integration platform service for merchants such as Best Buy, AOL, Circuit City and Radio Shack.
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closed 5/2/2006 via BusinessWire

Marchex, Inc., acquired AreaConnect, LLC.

synopsis: Marchex, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of AreaConnect LLC, a provider of local online traffic to Yellow and White Pages publishers, for $16 million in cash and Marchex common stock, and $1.7 million in additional restricted common stock (valued based on the 10-day trailing average prior to the closing date).
buyer: Marchex, Inc. (MCHX:$100.67)
Marchex is an online technology company that helps merchants sell through search. The company is focused on search engine and contextual marketing, local search, and direct navigation. "
target: AreaConnect, LLC.
AreaConnect receives 2 million unique users per month through its directory focused local sites, that drive search leads from online consumers primarily to regional bell operating carriers and localized search products.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Edgewater Ventures, JA Partners, acquired Yeti

synopsis: A private investment group led by Santa Monica’s JA Partners and Seattle’s Edgewater Ventures has acquired a majority stake in place-discovery app Yeti. Yeti is the best way to discover what's nearby. Serving up local recommendations, swipe through the best of what's around.
buyer: Edgewater Ventures
buyer: JA Partners
Edgewater Ventures is a principal investment firm. Anthony (Andy) Mazzarella currently serves as principal at Edgewater Ventures. JA Partners is a principal investment firm led by Jim Armstrong. "
target: Yeti
Yeti is the best way to discover what's nearby. Serving up local recommendations, swipe through the best of what's around. It's like Tinder, for places! With members in more than 100 countries around the world, start and join discussions with people nearby.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Company Press Release

Linko, acquired Localstream

synopsis: Localstream has been acquired by Linko Inc. Localstream is a location-based content discovery company that helps connect content to location. The Localstream platform enhances the value of content by creating new channels for location-driven content discovery.
buyer: Linko
Linko is a customer relationship management “CRM” solution for post-PC generation that automates the collection of sales activity data to a real-time, searchable social feed. "
target: Localstream
Localstream is a location-based content discovery company that helps connect content to location. The Localstream platform enhances the value of content by creating new channels for location-driven content discovery.
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announced 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, will acquire Algo Anywhere

synopsis: 500px announced that it has agreed to acquire Algo Anywhere, a provider of algorithmic recommendation solutions. 500px will fully integrate Algo’s recommendation engine into the 500px platform to further streamline and enhance image discovery and rating algorithms so that users are receiving even more personalized content.
buyer: 500px
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. "
target: Algo Anywhere
Algo Anywhere is a Canadian machine learning company dedicated to the development of easy-to-use, reliable and useful services developed with some of the latest results from the academic AI research community.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 9/2/2011 via GlobeNewswire

TeleNav, Inc., acquired Goby

synopsis: TeleNav, Inc., one of the largest global wireless location-based services providers, announced that it has completed the acquisition of goby, a Boston-based local search engine and mobile application developer focused on offering users an easy way to explore and discover events and activities based on location.
buyer: TeleNav, Inc. (TNAV:$220.90)
TeleNav, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer location-based services (LBS), enterprise LBS and automotive LBS. TeleNav's solutions provide consumers, wireless service providers, enterprises and automakers with location-specific, real-time, personalized services such as GPS navigation. "
target: Goby
Goby is a Boston-based local search engine and mobile application developer focused on offering users an easy way to explore and discover events and activities based on location.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 4/12/2010 via BusinessWeek

Google Inc., acquired Plink

synopsis: Google has acquired a two-person U.K. startup called Plink that scored a hit with a mobile phone application that identifies artworks and enables users to buy a print.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,677.00)
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: Plink
Plink, based in Oxford, England, was founded by Mark Cummins and James Philbin. Their mobile application, called PlinkArt, hit 50,000 users within four weeks. It gives users information about an artwork, let users share it with friends and allow people to order a print.
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closed 7/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Kifi

synopsis: Google has made another small acquisition to help it continue building out its latest efforts in social apps. The search and Android giant has hired the team behind Kifi, a startup that was building extensions to collect and search links shared in social apps, as well as provide recommendations for further links.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,677.00)
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: Kifi
Kifi is the simplest way to preserve and recall knowledge, powerful and effortless. Never lose a link again! Kifi is a remarkable new way to collect, discover and share knowledge. Available for Chrome, Firefox, and iPhone and Android.
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closed 11/12/2007 via BusinessWire

AOL, LLC., acquired Yedda, Inc.

synopsis: AOL announced today that it has acquired Yedda, Inc., a leading semantic social search Questions and Answer service. Yedda will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: AOL, LLC. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Yedda, Inc.
Yedda is a leading free Questions and Answer service. Yedda strives to merge the convenience and efficiency of search with the unlimited value of individual knowledge. Yedda connects knowledge seekers with knowledge sources over the Web, by bringing together relevant individuals.
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