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Tautachrome, Inc, acquired PhotoSweep

synopsis: Tautachrome, Inc. has completed the acquisition of PhotoSweep, LLC. PhotoSweep is the developer and operator of a software application for mobile devices that allows each user to order prints of digital photographs on the user's mobile device to be delivered at a chosen date and location in the United States that the user may specify.
buyer: Tautachrome, Inc (:$0.00)
Tautachrome, Inc. is an Internet technology development company. The Company's top priority is developing its branded KlickZie platform which will turn smartphones into trustable imagers meaning the pictures and videos they capture can be verified as original, untampered and un-photoshopped. "
target: PhotoSweep
PhotoSweep is an app for Android and iPhone users, designed to simplify printing photographs taken from one's phone. Now customers can easily have current, up to date prints of photos without the hassle of searching through hundreds and thousands of saved photos.
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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 12/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Spectral Edge

synopsis: Apple has purchased UK-based photography company Spectral Edge, an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$267,981.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Spectral Edge
Spectral Edge is an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

TikTok, acquired GeoGif

synopsis: TikTok, a leading app for short-form mobile videos, has acquired GeoGif, a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: TikTok
TikTok is a leading app for short-form mobile videos. TikTok makes it easy for people to discover and make their own awesome videos by capturing funny and memorable moments to share with the world. Users can also add special effects filters, fun stickers, music, and more. "
target: GeoGif
GeoGif is a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Teleport Future Technologies, Inc

synopsis: Snap, which developed Snapchat, acquired the startup Teleport Future Technologies, Inc. Teleport Future Technologies became famous due to its Teleport app which allows users to realistically change their hair color on selfies.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$1,544.47)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: Teleport Future Technologies, Inc
Teleport is an app which allows users to realistically change their hair color on selfies. Edit photos automatically with Teleport - a brand new app powered by latest artificial intelligence technologies.
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closed 12/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Mixbook, acquired WedPics

synopsis: Mixbook, an award-winning online design tool for creating beautiful printed photo goods, has acquired WedPics, a leading photo sharing platform focused on weddings. WedPics allows couples to coordinate and manage the sharing of photos and social media of their wedding in an individualized private portal.
buyer: Mixbook
Mixbook is an online design destination that enables consumers to transform their photos into beautifully designed, one-of-a-kind photo products. Mixbook combines a seamless UX and technology expertise with stunning design, allowing consumers to create photo products that truly reflect their style. "
target: WedPics
WedPics is a leading photo sharing platform focused on weddings. WedPics allows couples to coordinate and manage the sharing of photos and social media of their wedding in an individualized private portal. The platform provides unlimited guests, unlimited downloads, filters, a custom URL, and more.
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Skype Technologies SA, acquired SWNG Technologies

synopsis: Skype will soon support a new feature called “living photos” following the news that its owner Microsoft Corp. has acquired Swing Technologies. Swing is the startup behind the popular SWNG mobile application. SWNG allows users to create and share “photo-based moments” that play a snippet of video once clicked on.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
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: SWNG Technologies
Swing’s mission is to reimagine the photograph. Its debut app, SWNG, launched in 2016 through a unique partnership with Polaroid, allows users to create interactive ‘living photos’. The result is a new visual medium to stand alongside photos and videos.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

DxO Labs SAS, acquired Nik Collection

synopsis: DxO has announced that it has acquired Nik Collection from Google and will continue development “for the benefit of the photographer community.” The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
buyer: DxO Labs SAS
For well over a decade, DxO has been developing some of the world’s most advanced image processing technologies. DxO designs and manufactures the DxO ONE, a connected, miniaturized, and pro-quality camera for iPhone and iPad. "
target parent: Google
target: Nik Collection
The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired AIMatter

synopsis: Google has announced that it has acquired AIMatter, a Belarusian startup that transforms selfies using artificial intelligence on Android and iOS apps. AIMatter was founded in 2016, and is known for its Fabby app, which allows users to edit selfies, similar to the mask function on Snapchat.
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: AIMatter
AIMatter is a Belarusian startup that transforms selfies using artificial intelligence on Android and iOS apps. AIMatter was founded in 2016, and is known for its Fabby app, which allows users to edit selfies, similar to the mask function on Snapchat.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mylestoned, acquired Heirloom

synopsis: Mylestoned, a young Boston startup aiming to develop a more interactive and meaningful way of digitally memorializing the dead, has acquired the photo-scanning technology of Heirloom, a small San Francisco firm.
buyer: Mylestoned
Mylestoned is reframing death through the transformation and discovery of dynamic, meaningful, digital memories. Mylestoned is creating a digital repository for preserving memories of loved ones. "
target: Heirloom
Heirloom Technology, Inc. designs and develops mobile application that transforms photographic prints into digital images using a user's Smartphone camera. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 6/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Snapchat, Inc., acquired Seene

synopsis: Snapchat, a photo messaging application, has acquired 3D photo app maker Seene. Seene lets people capture a more life-like representation of the world around them to share in the app and online.
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: Seene
Seene is a mobile app for taking and sharing 3D photos. Seene lets people capture a more life-like representation of the world around them to share in the app and online.
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closed 4/25/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Pocket Games, Inc., acquired Kicksend Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Pocket Games announced it has executed definitive agreements to acquire Kicksend Holdings, Inc., in a transaction for stock and debt. Kicksend provides a photo printing and sharing solution to users across the world through iOS, Android and desktop applications.
buyer: Pocket Games, Inc. (OTCPK:PKGM:$0.06)
Pocket Games, Inc. is a growing partner to the video game development market offering development and testing services out of its purpose designed offices in Pune, India as well as now offering a unique distribution channel through the recently acquired Viximo platform. "
target: Kicksend Holdings, Inc.
Kicksend is a web, mobile and desktop app that provides an easy solution for printing and sending photographs. Kicksend platform is complete with social tools, multiple payment options, one click purchasing and a robust virtual currency system.
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announced 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, will acquire Masquerade Technologies, Inc

synopsis: Facebook Inc is acquiring Masquerade Technologies Inc, creator of the popular face-swapping app MSQRD. Masquerade Technologies has assembled together a dream-team of leading experts in the fields of machine learning, face detection and tracking, facial expression recognition, 3D-graphics and visual effects.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$73,357.00)
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: Masquerade Technologies, Inc
Masquerade Technologies has assembled together a dream-team of leading experts in the fields of machine learning, face detection and tracking, facial expression recognition, 3D-graphics and visual effects. Their products deliver the level of performance and quality not seen in any other products.
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Pext

synopsis: Pinterest, a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface, has acquired Pext, an app that allows users to "instantly turns text messages into memes" by connecting them with relevant images as they communicate via text.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Pext
Pext allows users to "instantly turns text messages into memes" by connecting them with relevant images as they communicate via text. They are based in Mountain View, California.
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closed 7/11/2016 via BusinessWire

LifeLogger Technologies Corp, acquired Pixorial Inc.

synopsis: LifeLogger Technologies Corp announced it had completed the acquisition of key assets of Pixorial, Inc. Pixorial is a personal photo and video sharing platform that includes functionality to organize and discover all the media from a person’s life.
buyer: LifeLogger Technologies Corp (OTCPK:LOGG:$0.00)
LifeLogger Technologies Corp. has developed a Web APP software solution providing users the ability to capture, store and live stream your memories. They are device agnostic, allowing you to use your iOS, Android solution or other wearable camera and/or sensors solutions. "
target: Pixorial Inc.
Pixorial is a personal photo and video sharing platform that includes functionality to organize and discover all the media from a person’s life so they can enjoy it how they want. Pixorial is capable of delivering a universal service for collecting all the photos and videos from life experiences.
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closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Snapchat, Inc., acquired Looksery

synopsis: Snapchat, 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, has acquired Looksery, a San Francisco Bay Area company founded in 2013 that specializes in face tracking, face modification and bandwith optimization technologies for real-time video.
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: Looksery
Looksery Inc. is a San Francisco Bay Area company founded in 2013 that specializes in face tracking, face modification and bandwith optimization technologies for real-time video.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Kanvas

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, is acquiring Kanvas Labs, maker of mobile social apps. Kanvas' flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Kanvas
Kanvas is powering mobile creativity through a suite of connected products. Their flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
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closed 2/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, acquired GoPop

synopsis: GoPop announced that it is being acquired by Buzzfeed, the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. GoPop offers an iOS app for combining photos into simple animations.
buyer: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. "
target: GoPop
GoPop is the first public network for visual conversation. GoPop offers an iOS app for combining photos into simple animations.
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closed 9/22/2014 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Aviary

synopsis: Adobe announced that it has acquired privately held Aviary, a developer of mobile SDKs (Software Development Kits) for the delivery of creative apps. Aviary also offers a photo-editing platform built to ignite creative freedom. Its imaginative tools empower millions of people all over the world to freely express themselves through imagery.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$11,171.30)
Adobe Systems Incorporated offers business and mobile software and services for professionals, designers, consumers, original equipment manufacturer partners, developers annd enterprises for creating, managing & engaging with compelling content and experiences across multiple platforms. "
target: Aviary
Aviary is a photo-editing platform built to ignite creative freedom. Its imaginative tools empower millions of people all over the world to freely express themselves through imagery. Aviary powers thousands of mobile applications, and has been used to edit billions of images.
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closed 1/4/2014 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired SnappyLabs

synopsis: Apple has acquired SnappyLabs. The company develops mobile- and web-apps that are innovative to the core. Their SnappyCam is the fastest smart-phone camera on earth, capable of ultra-high resolution photography at unbelievable high speeds.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$267,981.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: SnappyLabs
SnappyLabs develops mobile- and web-apps that are innovative to the core. Their SnappyCam is the fastest smart-phone camera on earth, capable of ultra-high resolution photography at unbelievable high speeds.
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closed 1/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Tautachrome, Inc, acquired PhotoSweep

synopsis: Tautachrome, Inc. has completed the acquisition of PhotoSweep, LLC. PhotoSweep is the developer and operator of a software application for mobile devices that allows each user to order prints of digital photographs on the user's mobile device to be delivered at a chosen date and location in the United States that the user may specify.
buyer: Tautachrome, Inc (:$0.00)
Tautachrome, Inc. is an Internet technology development company. The Company's top priority is developing its branded KlickZie platform which will turn smartphones into trustable imagers meaning the pictures and videos they capture can be verified as original, untampered and un-photoshopped. "
target: PhotoSweep
PhotoSweep is an app for Android and iPhone users, designed to simplify printing photographs taken from one's phone. Now customers can easily have current, up to date prints of photos without the hassle of searching through hundreds and thousands of saved photos.
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closed 12/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Com-Guard.com, acquired Tautachrome, Inc

synopsis: Com-Guard.com, a computer security company, has announced the acquisition of Tautachrome Inc., an Internet technology company poised to change how the world views, verifies and uses images and video.
buyer: Com-Guard.com
Com-Guard, Inc. focuses its efforts on the design and development of products that provide data and hardware protection, PC access control, the control of program usage, cellular security protection and the filtering of Web and email content. "
target: Tautachrome, Inc
Tautachrome, Inc. is an Internet technology development company. The Company's top priority is developing its branded KlickZie platform which will turn smartphones into trustable imagers meaning the pictures and videos they capture can be verified as original, untampered and un-photoshopped.
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closed 1/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Tautachrome, Inc, acquired PhotoSweep

synopsis: Tautachrome, Inc. has completed the acquisition of PhotoSweep, LLC. PhotoSweep is the developer and operator of a software application for mobile devices that allows each user to order prints of digital photographs on the user's mobile device to be delivered at a chosen date and location in the United States that the user may specify.
buyer: Tautachrome, Inc (:$0.00)
Tautachrome, Inc. is an Internet technology development company. The Company's top priority is developing its branded KlickZie platform which will turn smartphones into trustable imagers meaning the pictures and videos they capture can be verified as original, untampered and un-photoshopped. "
target: PhotoSweep
PhotoSweep is an app for Android and iPhone users, designed to simplify printing photographs taken from one's phone. Now customers can easily have current, up to date prints of photos without the hassle of searching through hundreds and thousands of saved photos.
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closed 12/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Com-Guard.com, acquired Tautachrome, Inc

synopsis: Com-Guard.com, a computer security company, has announced the acquisition of Tautachrome Inc., an Internet technology company poised to change how the world views, verifies and uses images and video.
buyer: Com-Guard.com
Com-Guard, Inc. focuses its efforts on the design and development of products that provide data and hardware protection, PC access control, the control of program usage, cellular security protection and the filtering of Web and email content. "
target: Tautachrome, Inc
Tautachrome, Inc. is an Internet technology development company. The Company's top priority is developing its branded KlickZie platform which will turn smartphones into trustable imagers meaning the pictures and videos they capture can be verified as original, untampered and un-photoshopped.
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closed 4/17/2014 via Company Press Release

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Loom, Inc.

synopsis: Loom has announced that they have been acquired by Dropbox. Loom offers a cloud photo storage and sync service. The company offers apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as an online experience. Loom makes photos and videos easily accessible while saving space for users.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,321.30)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Loom, Inc.
Loom offers a cloud photo storage and sync service. The company offers apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as an online experience. Loom makes photos and videos easily accessible while saving space for users.
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closed 9/27/2017 via PR Newswire

XO Group Inc., acquired Veri, Inc.

synopsis: XO Group Inc. announced the acquisition of Veri, the first and only photo-sharing app focused on weddings and events that automatically shares photos from the user's built-in camera on their mobile device. The Veri app's autosharing simplicity requires virtually no effort for guests to share their photos.
buyer: XO Group Inc. (XOXO:$162.27)
XO Group helps people navigate and truly enjoy life's biggest moments, together. Their multi-platform brands guide couples through transformative life stages—from getting married with The Knot, to moving in together with The Nest, to having a baby with The Bump. "
target: Veri, Inc.
Created for weddings and other special events, Veri uses its autoshare technology to instantly distribute photos and videos automatically with the couple and other guests. Veri is the only events photo-sharing app with an automatic upload capability.
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closed 8/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Wayfair LLC, acquired TrumpIt

synopsis: Wayfair, one of the world's largest online destinations for the home, has acquired Trumpit, a Boston-based mobile messaging application that takes photo messaging to another level. Trumpit allows people to snap a photo and share it with a group of friends.
buyer: Wayfair LLC (W:$2,868.04)
Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. With one of the world's largest online selections of furniture, home furnishings and décor, including more than seven million products from over 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price. "
target: TrumpIt
Trumpit is a Boston-based mobile messaging application that takes photo messaging to another level. Trumpit allows people to snap a photo and share it with a group of friends.
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closed 7/14/2015 via BusinessWire

Remitly, acquired Talio

synopsis: Remitly, a mobile remittance service, announced it acquired Talio, a mobile messaging company that developed an immersive, one-of-a-kind mobile messaging service for family and friends. Talio has deep expertise in innovative forms of mobile messaging, immersive images and video.
buyer: Remitly
Remitly is a mobile payments service, supported that enables consumers to make person-to-person international money transfers from the United States. Its digital service uses technology to eliminate the forms, codes, agents, extra time and fees typical of the traditional money transfer process. "
target: Talio
Talio is an entirely new way to message with photos and videos. With Talio, customers can take selfies and photos that move with the tilt of a phone from side to side. Talio replaces boring, slow text messages with Talio photo, video, and tilt cards.
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closed 4/28/2015 via PR Newswire

NanoTech Entertainment, acquired UpLink.to

synopsis: NanoTech Entertainment, announced that is has completed the Acquisition of Mobile Application Developer UpLink.to. UpLink.to has revolutionized the app industry by providing seamless communications applications that automate the process of sharing and transferring images and videos over the internet.
buyer: NanoTech Entertainment (NTEK:$1.16)
NanoTech Entertainment is a technology company that focuses on all aspects of the entertainment industry. With seven technology business units, focusing on 3D, Gaming, Content, Media & IPTV, Mobile Apps, and Manufacturing, the company has a unique business model. "
target: UpLink.to
UpLink.to was founded in 2006 by Mark S. Morris. Focused on collaborative mobile application development Uplink has revolutionized the app industry by providing seamless communications applications that automate the process of sharing and transferring images and videos over the internet.
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announced 3/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Giphy, Inc., will acquire Nutmeg Studio Co.

synopsis: Giphy, the betaworks-backed Google of GIFs, has announced its first acquisition with Nutmeg, a GIF messaging app. Not every gif is worth sharing, so Nutmeg finds the ones that are and make it easy for people to share them in a text.
buyer: Giphy, Inc.
The vision for Giphy isn’t really just about finding GIFs. It’s a search engine with a community, a platform with a host of features targeted at gif artists, brands, publishers, enthusiasts, bloggers, and anyone generally looking to discover or create that next big meme. "
target: Nutmeg Studio Co.
Nutmeg is a gif messaging app. Not every gif is worth sharing, so they find the ones that are and make it easy for you to share them in a text.
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closed 3/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Photobucket inc, acquired Lasso Media, Inc

synopsis: Photobucket Corporation, a leading online photo sharing and print community, announced the acquisition of Lasso Chat and Photo Messaging application. Lasso was started in 2013 as a request-based photo sharing app. Lasso now includes features like chat and keeping track of the photos that have already been shared.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Photobucket inc
Photobucket Corporation is the world's leading dedicated photo and video sharing service. In 2014, Photobucket expanded to include a new web and mobile service for printed products. The Photobucket user community uploads millions of images & videos per day from the web and connected digital devices."
target: Lasso Media, Inc
Lasso was started in 2013 as a request-based photo sharing app. Lasso now includes features like chat and keeping track of the photos that have already been shared, making it simple and private to request and share photos with family and friends.
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closed 2/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Odysee

synopsis: Google annuonced that it has acquired Odysee, an iOS and Android app that let users automatically back up photos and videos taken on their cameras or tablets to their home computers. It also let users set up private, automatic sharing with other people, and it had an API for integrating the service with other apps.
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: Odysee
Odysee is an iOS and Android app that let users automatically back up photos and videos taken on their cameras or tablets to their home computers. It also let users set up private, automatic sharing with other people, and it had an API for integrating the service with other apps.
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closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

Tinder, Inc., acquired Tappy

synopsis: Matchmaking mobile app Tinder has purchased Namesake, the makers of Snapchat photo messaging rival Tappy. The app lets users send messages and pictures that disappear after 24 hours.
buyer: Tinder, Inc.
Tinder is a mobile dating applications where users can connect with new and interesting people around them. The company was founded in 2012. "
target: Tappy
Based in Santa Monica, CA, Namesake, Inc. owns and operates Tappy, a mobile application where users can chat with photos and text that disappear within 24 hours. The company was founded in 2012.
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closed 12/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Square, Inc., acquired Viewfinder

synopsis: Square announced that it has acquired New York-based photo-sharing app Viewfinder. Viewfinder develops a photo-sharing and group messaging application.
buyer: Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ:$5,135.25)
Square, Inc. provides credit card reader solutions for mobile devices. It offers credit card reader applications that enable users to accept credit card payments when plugged into their mobile devices. Square, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
target: Viewfinder
Viewfinder develops a a photo-sharing and group messaging application.
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closed 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Stream Nation, acquired Picturelife

synopsis: Picturelife has announced it's been acquired by StreamNation, a media-centric cloud storage for photos and videos. Picturelife is a cloud storage application for keeping pictures safe and secure. Picturelife was built to be private and secure, and it is accessible from any computer or device.
buyer: Stream Nation
Stream Nation is a media-centric cloud storage for photos and videos. It is available on the web for OSX and Windows. StreamNation’s media center features streaming playback, great content organization options, multiple ways to upload content and more. "
target: Picturelife
The Picturelife team is a group of accomplished software engineers and designers that built a cloud storage application for keeping pictures safe and secure. Picturelife was built to be private and secure, and it is accessible from any computer or device.
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Newswire

Kik Interactive, Inc., acquired Relay

synopsis: Kik Interactive, Inc., maker of chat network Kik, announced it has acquired Relay, a leading GIF messenger. Relay is the leading GIF messaging app available on the App Store and Google Play. The service allows users to communicate with a content repository of over 6.5 million GIFs, a fun and engaging form of visual content popular on the Internet.
buyer: Kik Interactive, Inc.
Kik Interactive, Inc. develops an application for blackberry, iPhone, and android devices. Its application, Kik Messenger, helps users to connect with friends via real-time messaging. The company was formerly known as Unsynced. "
target: Relay
Relay allows users to discover the newest and best visual entertainment from around the web with a beautiful and simple mobile app. Relay makes it super easy to find great GIFs, videos and images and send them (“relay” them) to other users.
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closed 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Quik.io

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired three employees from QuickIO, and QuickIO will be shutting down. Two of the employees being acquired are QuickIO, CEO and cofounder, Michael Chen, and VP of engineering, Xumin Wu. QuickIO is a free iOS app that lets one instantly stream or send videos, music, pictures and documents.
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: Quik.io
Quikio is a Free iOS app that lets one instantly stream or send videos, music, pictures and documents from their PC/Mac to any iPad/iPhone without the hassle of syncing or converting their files.
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closed 5/31/2013 via BNC Analysis

Qualcomm Incorporated, acquired Orb Networks Inc.

synopsis: Oakland, Calif.-based media streaming startup Orb Networks has been acquired by Qualcomm. Orb had been making software to transcode and stream web videos to DLNA-capable devices, and also released its own media streamer.
buyer: Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated is an American global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, USA, the company has 157 worldwide locations. "
target: Orb Networks Inc.
Orb Networks, Inc. provides digital media streaming solutions for digital home and remote access applications to placeshift personal music, photos, videos, live television, and Internet music and video streams from home PC to TV, stereo, mobile phone, PDA, or laptop.
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closed 5/20/2010 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired SimplifyMedia

synopsis: Google announced that it has acquired Simplify Media, a startup that offers media sharing software. The software lets users share photos and music using programs like iTunes, iPhoto, and Windows Media Player.
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: SimplifyMedia
Simplify Media, Inc. is a startup dedicated to making it easier for people to access and enjoy their digital music, photos and videos whenever and wherever they want. Simplify Media's software connects people directly with their content, without the hassles of synching or uploading all their files.
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closed 4/17/2014 via BNC Analysis

Nuance Communications, Inc., acquired AccelaRAD

synopsis: Nuance Communications has acquired cloud-based medical image sharing company Accelarad. AccelaRAD, Inc., a software and services company, designs and delivers medical image cloud computing solutions for imaging facilities and physicians in the United States.
buyer: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN:$2,051.66)
Nuance provides speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. "
target: AccelaRAD
Accelarad makes it simple for healthcare organizations, physicians and patients to securely view, manage and share medical images and documents online. They serve more than 950 healthcare facilities and 4,000 physicians, processing more than 400 million medical images annually.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Candy Capital, acquired Blippar

synopsis: The intellectual property of Blippar, the UK-based AR startup has been acquired by one of its investors, Candy Ventures. Blippar is the world's fastest growing image recognition and augmented reality app.
buyer: Candy Capital
Based in the United Kingdom, Candy Capital is a privately-held family office established by British entrepreneur and businessman Nick Candy to manage his personal business interests and group of companies. "
target: Blippar
UK-Based, Blippar is the world's fastest growing image recognition and augmented reality app. Blippar enables users to instantaneously pull interactive digital content directly from the environment around them, their favorite publications and objects via their iOS, Android or Windows devices.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

DxO Labs SAS, acquired Nik Collection

synopsis: DxO has announced that it has acquired Nik Collection from Google and will continue development “for the benefit of the photographer community.” The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
buyer: DxO Labs SAS
For well over a decade, DxO has been developing some of the world’s most advanced image processing technologies. DxO designs and manufactures the DxO ONE, a connected, miniaturized, and pro-quality camera for iPhone and iPad. "
target parent: Google
target: Nik Collection
The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
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closed 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Giphy, Inc., acquired imoji

synopsis: GIF-finding platform Giphy has acquired imoji, a startup that has developed a popular platform for creators to build and distribute custom-made stickers and emoji to the messaging masses.
buyer: Giphy, Inc.
The vision for Giphy isn’t really just about finding GIFs. It’s a search engine with a community, a platform with a host of features targeted at gif artists, brands, publishers, enthusiasts, bloggers, and anyone generally looking to discover or create that next big meme. "
target: imoji
imoji is an app that turns selfies and other pictures into stickers for texting. Users can also search the app for trending “imojis.” imoji is currently available on iOS.
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