Like Stonewash Limited

closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Paperlit Inc., acquired Stonewash Limited

synopsis: Digital publishing solution company, Paperlit, has acquired Stonewash - a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK.
buyer parent: AppsBuilder
buyer: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps. Paperlit helps publishers distribute digital editions to a growing mobile audience and generate more revenue. "
target: Stonewash Limited
Stonewash is a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK. The Stonewash Magazine App has been developed to offer the most engaging format, without the need for repurposing content.
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announced 3/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., will acquire Texture

synopsis: Apple announced it signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC, which gives users unlimited access to their favorite titles for one monthly subscription fee. Texture brings over 200 of the world’s best magazines to life, providing an easy way for users to read high-quality stories.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
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: Texture
Texture is a digital magazine platform owned by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, KKR, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc. It's a completely new way for readers to experience the world’s best magazines, reimagined for how people consume content today.
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

MagazineCloner merged with Jellyfish Publishing,

synopsis: Jellyfish Publishing have merged with digital publishing software provider MagazineCloner. The new business will bring together Jellyfish's digital marketing expertise with MagazineCloner’s digital publishing software and digital sales reporting and analysis capabilities to provide publishers with a unique and comprehensive offering.
buyer: Jellyfish Publishing
Jellyfish Publishing are experts in digital subscription marketing. They create campaigns which convert targeted traffic into high quality subscriptions or qualified leads through multiple channel promotions and consumer touch points. "
target: MagazineCloner
Since launching in March 2010 MagazineCloner has rapidly become the largest magazine app provider in the world thanks to its comprehensive multi-platform offering, commitment to customer service, speed of delivery and straight-forward business model with no hidden costs.
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closed 1/7/2013 via PR Newswire

30DC Inc., purchased Business Assets from Netbloo Media

synopsis: 30DC, Inc., a provider of web-based tools for the monetization of digital content and 50% joint venture owner of the rapidly growing MagCast Publishing Platform, announced it has acquired the remaining 50% of the MagCast platform from Netbloo Media Ltd together with the outright purchase of the Market ProMax online marketing platform.
buyer: 30DC Inc. (TDCH:$1.36)
30DC, Inc. focuses on the enormous growth potential of the Web 2.0 e-commerce Created by Edward Dale. 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies. "
seller: Netbloo Media
The Business Assets of Netbloo Media include the remaining 50% of the MagCast and 100% of Market ProMax. MagCast is used to publish digital magazines on Apple Corporation's Apple Newsstand. Market ProMax allows anyone to sell digital products without any programming knowledge or technical expertise.
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$1.35
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

synopsis: Ukrposhta, a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market, will merge with state-owned enterprise (SOE) Presa (the Press). Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
buyer: Ukrposhta
Ukrposhta is a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market. Their network includes over 12000 postal offices in all regions of the country. They provide over 50 types of services both for private and corporate customers. "
target: Presa
Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

synopsis: Naviga, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of ZINIO, the leading technology platform for digital magazines. ZINIO’s proprietary technology converts magazines into digital content that can be monetized in entirely new ways.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Naviga
Naviga is the leading provider of software and services powering media-rich industries. Our content creation, syndication, presentation and monetization solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target parent: Gilvest LP
target: Zinio LLC
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. ZINIO converts print magazines to digital XML content offering publishers to manage and deliver their content in magazine apps and platforms.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

kimeta GmbH, acquired classmarkets GmbH

synopsis: Scout24 has successfully sold the Software-as-a-Service company classmarkets to kimeta. Germany-based classmarkets uses its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
buyer: kimeta GmbH
Founded in 2005, kimeta offers a Software-as-a-Service and online classifieds solutions for publishers in Germany, with a focus on online job search. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: classmarkets GmbH
classmarkets started as an operator of metasearch engines, first for real estate, later also for jobs. Given the digital shift in the media landscape, classmarkets used its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software technologies for the media industry, announced the acquisition of Media Services Group, a major supplier of integrated digital publishing, magazine advertising, and event management software for the global magazine and book publishing industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NewsCycle is a leading provider of software technologies for the global media industry. NewsCycle helps their clients in their mission to create stronger, better informed communities, while protecting the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. "
target: The Media Services Group
The Media Services Group (MSG) offers an extensive product portfolio designed to meet the ever-changing needs of all publishers. MSG provides integrated publishing software, magazine advertising software, and event registration software to hundreds of customers in the book and magazine industries.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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announced 6/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Patriot Minefinders Inc., will acquire

synopsis: Patriot Minefinders Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Juliet, developer of the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform will allow authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
buyer: Patriot Minefinders Inc. (OTCPK:PROF:$0.00)
Patriot Minefinders Inc., an exploration company, engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. It focuses on acquiring new projects and opportunities. "
target:
Juliet Press is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and is focused on developing the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform allows authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
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$2.52
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closed 9/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired Mobcast Services Ltd

synopsis: Tesco has acquired Mobcast, the digital book platform provider, to offer customers more choices in how they buy books. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: Mobcast Services Ltd
Mobcast has established itself as a world leader in eBook delivery. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
price ($mm)
$7.14
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Texterity Inc. merged with Godengo, Inc.,

synopsis: Godengo, Inc., the largest provider of content management systems for magazine publishers, and Texterity, Inc., a provider of digital magazines and mobile apps, announced that they have joined forces to create the first unified platform that is focused on helping publishers leverage digital, web, and mobile media.
buyer: Godengo, Inc.
Godengo, Inc. provides publishers with robust online products and digital advertising platforms. These products and services enable publishers to offer their content to their loyal readers through a variety of different media formats. "
target: Texterity Inc.
Texterity, Inc. is a privately held company located in Southborough, MA. As a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions, Texterity creates, maintains, and tracks more than 750 digital editions and builds magazine-branded apps for B2B, consumer, association, niche, and educational titles.
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closed 8/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Elevate, Inc., acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Elevate, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Highland Business Services, Inc., announced it has acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC, a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. Elevate’s acquisition of Zipadi furthers its mission to revolutionize the way the world experiences ideas and information.
buyer: Elevate, Inc. (HGLB:$0.00)
Elevate, Inc. is a digital services provider that is meeting customer demand for affordability, variety, and service by leveraging a network of independent Certifiable Geniuses to sell and service the residential and small business data, voice, video, mobile and security markets. "
target: Zipadi Technologies, LLC
Zipadi Technologies is a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. They make it easy for businesses to transform existing printed sales materials into a rich media Web site, manage customers, and track warehouse operations.
price ($mm)
$0.45
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closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cafeyn, acquired miLibris

synopsis: Cafeyn has bought Milibris, a technical provider of press publishers to allow the digitization of their paper titles, from Altice. miLibris develops software to project the press and traditional publishing industries into new generation publishing. Cafeyn also acquired Altice's SFR Presse, a mobile app for reading newspapers and magazines.
buyer: Cafeyn
Cafeyn is the perfect app to read favourite magazines and discover new titles. Cafeyn provides easy access to a library of hundreds of magazines. Cafeyn now features a new Smart Reading function, for a more comfortable digital reading experience. "
target parent: Altice N.V.
target: miLibris
miLibris develops software to project the press and traditional publishing industries into new generation publishing. It is based on a permanent research and development activity in the field of digital publication and associated usage data. miLibris operates in France and internationally.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Infomaker Scandinavia AB

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of Infomaker, a Swedish software company that provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle is the leading provider of software and services powering the global media industry. Their content management, advertising management, subscription management and mobile solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target: Infomaker Scandinavia AB
Infomaker, a Swedish software company, provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation. Seven of the ten largest Nordic media houses and over 90% of Sweden’s news companies use Infomaker’s software and tools.
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announced 9/11/2017 via Reuters

Evolable Asia Corp., will acquire Mag2

synopsis: Evolable Asia will acquire 59.6 percent stake in Mag2 Co., Ltd. Mag2 Co., Ltd., based in Japan, is a provider of planning, developing and operating content distribution platforms and Internet media.
buyer: Evolable Asia Corp. (TSE:6191:$47.36)
Evolable Asia is a Tokyo-based company, founded in 2007, runs three popular online travel portals of its own. An additional 600 domestic travel sites use its in-house technology to power their own flight, hotel, and tour package searches. "
target parent: New Horizon Capital Co. Ltd.
target: Mag2
Mag2 Co., Ltd., based in Japan, is a provider of planning, developing and operating content distribution platforms and Internet media.
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closed 9/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Altice N.V., acquired miLibris

synopsis: Altice has acquired miLibris, a French company specialising in digital press publishing. Altice already worked with the company on its SFR Presse offering of digital newspapers and magazines. miLibris works with nearly the entire French publishing industry and is also active in Quebec.
buyer: Altice N.V. (ENXTAM:ATC:$16,678.41)
Altice is a convergent global leader in telecom, content, media, entertainment and advertising. Altice delivers innovative, customer-centric products and solutions that connect and unlock the limitless potential of its over 50 million customers over fiber networks and mobile broadband. "
target: miLibris
miLibris’ solutions provide a quantum leap for traditional publishers- a new generation of publishing. Constantly innovating with deep research and development for digital publishing, miLibris operates in France and internationally.
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announced 10/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Tagboard, will acquire Capture Media, Inc.

synopsis: Seattle-area based social media software company Tagboard Inc. announced they will acquire Capture Media, Inc. Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Capture created a product for news and media publishers to search, request, and publish users' social media photos and videos on their websites, TV stations, and other properties.
buyer: Tagboard
Tagboard is the premier social search & display platform company that serves thousands of global brands, sporting teams, and media companies. Their platform is the easiest way to discover social media and instantly share it with audiences. "
target: Capture Media, Inc.
Capture is a leader in media technology helping businesses find and use content on social media platforms. They’re powering the technology that the leading media companies, brands, bloggers and creatives use everyday to find and use social content in realtime.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
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$120
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$31
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Copyright Clearance Center, acquired ixxus

synopsis: Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a firm dedicated to creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, has acquired London-based Ixxus, a software professional services firm and leading provider of publishing solutions that reinvent the way organizations work with content.
buyer: Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a leading global rights-licensing technology organization, provides solutions that simplify compliance for content users, promotes the work of creators and supports the principles of copyright. "
target: ixxus
Ixxus is a leading global provider of publishing solutions that helps organizations work with content to drive new revenues and enhance market agility. With roots in both traditional and digital publishing, Ixxus delivers award-winning, collaborative solutions that are tailored to customer needs.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Paperlit Inc., acquired Stonewash Limited

synopsis: Digital publishing solution company, Paperlit, has acquired Stonewash - a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK.
buyer parent: AppsBuilder
buyer: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps. Paperlit helps publishers distribute digital editions to a growing mobile audience and generate more revenue. "
target: Stonewash Limited
Stonewash is a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK. The Stonewash Magazine App has been developed to offer the most engaging format, without the need for repurposing content.
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closed 9/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Datrix S.p.A., acquired Paperlit Inc.

synopsis: The Datrix Group has acquired PaperLit, the tech company specialised in the digital transformation of the Publishing Industry, adding Artificial Intelligence for the distribution and monetization of content. Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps.
buyer: Datrix S.p.A.
Datrix is a group of tech companies specialized in software solutions and services based on Artificial Intelligence of Data Empowerment, Data Platform, Data Monetization and Quantitive Investing. "
target parent: AppsBuilder
target: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps. Paperlit helps publishers distribute digital editions to a growing mobile audience and generate more revenue.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Paperlit Inc., acquired Stonewash Limited

synopsis: Digital publishing solution company, Paperlit, has acquired Stonewash - a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK.
buyer parent: AppsBuilder
buyer: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps. Paperlit helps publishers distribute digital editions to a growing mobile audience and generate more revenue. "
target: Stonewash Limited
Stonewash is a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK. The Stonewash Magazine App has been developed to offer the most engaging format, without the need for repurposing content.
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closed 12/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

AppsBuilder, acquired Paperlit Inc.

synopsis: AppsBuilder acquired Paperlit, a digital publishing platform which provides publishers with a platform to build, promote, and monetize multi-channel apps, bring their magazines to smartphone and access to analytics platform.
buyer: AppsBuilder
AppsBuilder is the innovative mobile publishing and distribution platform that empowers SMEs and large enterprises to build a solid mobile presence, reach new customers and improve client retention through powerful mobile apps. "
target: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit provides publishers with a platform to build, promote, and monetize multi-channel apps, bring their magazines to smartphone and access to analytics platform. It has powered more than 100 smartphone, tablet and web apps for Disney, Ferrari, Hearst Magazines, RCS and Condé Nast, among others.
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closed 9/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Datrix S.p.A., acquired Paperlit Inc.

synopsis: The Datrix Group has acquired PaperLit, the tech company specialised in the digital transformation of the Publishing Industry, adding Artificial Intelligence for the distribution and monetization of content. Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps.
buyer: Datrix S.p.A.
Datrix is a group of tech companies specialized in software solutions and services based on Artificial Intelligence of Data Empowerment, Data Platform, Data Monetization and Quantitive Investing. "
target parent: AppsBuilder
target: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps. Paperlit helps publishers distribute digital editions to a growing mobile audience and generate more revenue.
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closed 12/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

AppsBuilder, acquired Paperlit Inc.

synopsis: AppsBuilder acquired Paperlit, a digital publishing platform which provides publishers with a platform to build, promote, and monetize multi-channel apps, bring their magazines to smartphone and access to analytics platform.
buyer: AppsBuilder
AppsBuilder is the innovative mobile publishing and distribution platform that empowers SMEs and large enterprises to build a solid mobile presence, reach new customers and improve client retention through powerful mobile apps. "
target: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit provides publishers with a platform to build, promote, and monetize multi-channel apps, bring their magazines to smartphone and access to analytics platform. It has powered more than 100 smartphone, tablet and web apps for Disney, Ferrari, Hearst Magazines, RCS and Condé Nast, among others.
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closed 7/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Myntra Designs, acquired Cubeit

synopsis: Fashion e-tailer Myntra recently announced it acquisition of Bengaluru-based Cubeit to focus on content aggregation on mobile. Cubeit is a mobile application which will allow people to aggregate content from anywhere, and organize, view, and share it from one place.
buyer parent: Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd
buyer: Myntra Designs
Myntra.com is ranked among the leading e-commerce companies in India and is the largest online retailer of lifestyle and fashion products. Myntra, which started as an online destination for personalized products back in 2007, has expanded into broader lifestyle and fashion retailing. "
target: Cubeit
Cubeit is a mobile application which will allow people to aggregate content from anywhere, and organize, view, and share it from one place. They are based in Bangalore, India.
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closed 7/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Spool

synopsis: Facebook acquires Spool, a mobile application that saves articles, image galleries, and videos for later use. By simply clicking on the Spool add-on in the browser, the page will show up on mobile devices.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$78,975.00)
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: Spool
Spool is a mobile application that saves articles, image galleries, and videos for later use. By simply clicking on the Spool add-on in the browser, the page will show up on mobile devices.
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closed 11/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Forbes, Inc., acquired Clipmarks

synopsis: Forbes Media, the corporate parent of Forbes.com has acquired Clipmarks, a unique Web-clipping service that enables people to clip and share text and other content from Web pages. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media encompasses Forbes and Forbes.com, the #1 business site on the Web that reaches more than 18 million people monthly. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, which together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5.5 million readers. "
target: Clipmarks
Clipmarks, is changing the way people capture and share information on the Web. By creating tools that overcome the traditional limitations of copy/paste and bookmarking entire pages, Clipmarks is determined to make discovering and sharing web content more fun and efficient.
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closed 4/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Staples, Inc., acquired Makr

synopsis: Staples, one of the world’s largest internet retailers, announced it has completed the acquisition of Makr, an iOS app that enables people to design and print one-of-a-kind materials.
buyer: Staples, Inc. (SPLS:$17,908.00)
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in store, online or on mobile devices. "
target: Makr
Makr is a mobile application that offers templates to make business cards, invitations, product labels, favor and gift tags, recipe cards, stickers, announcements, stationery, greeting and holiday cards, and more.
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closed 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

everyStory, Inc., acquired StoryPress, Inc.

synopsis: everyStory, the secure cloud-based story-sharing mobile app and platform, announced an agreement to acquire numerous key assets from StoryPress Inc., a pioneer in multimedia storytelling. Under the terms of the agreement, everyStory will gain key StoryPress assets, which include the StoryPress trademark, creative collateral and domain name.
buyer: everyStory, Inc.
everyStory is a story-sharing application that is available on iOS, Android, and the web. It allows anyone to record stories using their own voice as they naturally flip through photos. After a story is created, it is safely stored in the cloud and can be shared with friends and family. "
target: StoryPress, Inc.
StoryPress, Inc. develops a mobile recording application that guides people through the story telling process. The company provides an audio storytelling platform that allows users to turn their stories into audio storybooks that can be saved, shared, and archived.
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closed 1/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Mandalay Media, Inc., acquired Digital Turbine Group, LLC.

synopsis: NeuMedia, Inc., a leading global mobile data services provider, has completed its acquisition of Digital Turbine Group, the developer of Digital Turbine, a technology platform that allows media companies, mobile carriers, and their OEM handset partners to take advantage of multiple mobile operating systems across multiple networks.
buyer: Mandalay Media, Inc. (MNDL:$23.88)
NeuMedia, dba Mandalay Media, is at the convergence of internet media content and mobile communications. It delivers a mobile services platform that works with mobile operators and third-party publishers to provide portal management, user interface, content development and billing technology. "
target: Digital Turbine Group, LLC. (APPS:$126.56)
Digital Turbine is an innovative and comprehensive fully-integrated cross-platform user interface and multimedia management system for OEMs which sits atop each of the various operating systems to provide a consistent experience for the user.
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closed 3/8/2010 via paidContent.org

Big In Japan, acquired Snappr

synopsis: Big In Japan, the company responsible for the popular ShopSavvy barcode-scanning app for Android and iPhone, has acquired barcode scanning pioneer Snappr. Big in Japan has already been busy integrating Snappr’s 2D barcode scanning technology into its ShopSavvy app.
buyer: Big In Japan
Big in Japan is a mobile application publishing company based in Dallas, Texas. Their developers build applications for mobile devices including Google’s Android platform, Apple’s iPhone, RIM, Windows Mobile and Palm’s Pre. "
target: Snappr
Founded in August 2007, Snappr was a pioneer in the 2D barcode business. Their goal was to provide a platform to easily create, manage and access mobile content and to promote this content in exciting, new ways. Snappr was the first iPhone application capable of scanning a 2D barcode.
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closed 6/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired SageTV

synopsis: Google just picked up SageTV for an undisclosed amount. SageTV, a software and hardware company that built a product for watching and recording TV shows from any computer with a high-speed internet connection, is likely to be integrated into GoogleTV.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
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: SageTV
Since 2002, SageTV has worked to change the TV viewing experience by building cutting-edge software and technology that allows consumers to create and control their media center from multiple devices.
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closed 11/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Verst

synopsis: The team behind Verst is joining Dropbox, in an acquisition that marks the end of the Verst publishing platform. Verst is the all-in-one platform to publish content, discover key insights, and optimize for engagement.
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: Verst
Verst is the all-in-one platform to publish content, discover key insights, and optimize for engagement.
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closed 2/21/2008 via PR Newswire

EMC Corp., acquired Pi Corporation

synopsis: EMC Corporation, a leader in information infrastructure solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle-based Pi Corporation, a privately-held developer of software and provider of services for personal information management.
buyer: EMC Corp. (EMC:$24,566.00)
EMC Corporation is the world leader in products, services, and solutions for information management and storage. They are a trusted provider of information infrastructure. "
target parent: Pi Corporation
target: Pi Corporation
Pi Corporation is a software company focused on creating better ways for people to organize, share and access their data. It was founded in late 2003 by Paul Maritz, a former Microsoft executive, and Warburg-Pincus of New York.
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closed 1/26/2017 via BusinessWire

Appsbuyout, purchased PDF Convertor Pro from iApp Technologies

synopsis: Appsbuyout, the destination for successful Android developers looking to sell their apps, has bought PDF Converter: Documents to PDF, a key tool for easy conversion and sharing of content. The app was acquired from Jagwinder Singh and converts photos, pictures, contacts, text messages and other content into PDF, through an easy-to-use interface.
buyer parent: CIAmedia
buyer: Appsbuyout
Appsbuyout is the destination for successful Android developers looking to sell their apps. They buy apps that are popular with users directly from sellers, so there are no fees payable to middlemen. They’re proud to hear sellers tell them their process is smooth, friendly and trustworthy. "
seller: iApp Technologies
PDF Converter and Printer Pro, converts photos, pictures, contacts, text messages and other content into PDF, through an easy-to-use interface. Users can also merge several PDFs into one and share documents using a range of channels, including Dropbox and other cloud storage solutions.
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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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closed 6/17/2013 via Market Wire

LULU Software, acquired DOC2PDF Limited

synopsis: LULU SOFTWARE, the publisher of Soda® PDF, a portable document format (PDF) editing and creation application, announced the acquisition of DOC2PDF Limited, a leader in online document conversion.
buyer: LULU Software
LULU Software is the publisher of Soda® PDF, a portable document format (PDF) editing and creation application. Founded in 2010, LULU Software creates simple, smart and efficient software for PCs. "
target: DOC2PDF Limited
DOC2PDF has enabled visitors to convert various document formats to PDF and vice-versa for more than 8 years. The UK based company has developed and maintained its dominance as a top source for free online conversion tools.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

axes4 GmbH merged with AbleDocs Inc.,

synopsis: AbleDocs Inc. the leading PDF accessibility service provider, and axes4 GmbH, the preeminent developer of leading-edge PDF/UA compliant software, have announced their merger to become the worldwide leader in PDF accessibility products and services.
buyer: AbleDocs Inc.
AbleDocs Inc. is the worldwide leader in PDF Accessibility Products and Services. Committed to the most efficient delivery of PDF/UA compliant solutions meeting the needs of all users around the world. "
target: axes4 GmbH
axes4 GmbH is the preeminent developer of leading-edge PDF/UA compliant software. axes4 was founded in 2015 by a team of PDF accessibility experts in Germany and Switzerland to make document accessibility easy for all users.
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closed 12/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Tinkoff Bank, acquired MyPocket, LLC

synopsis: TCS Group Holding PLC, Russia’s leading provider of online retail financial services, including Tinkoff Bank and Tinkoff Insurance, announced that Tinkoff Bank has closed a transaction to acquire MyPocket, an app that allows users to store any data and scanned documents right on their smartphones.
buyer: Tinkoff Bank (LSE:TCS:$625.66)
Tinkoff Bank is an innovative provider of online financial services operating in Russia through a high-tech branchless platform. The bank’s product range includes credit, debit and prepaid cards, deposits, co-branded cards, and agent-based mortgage products and retail securities trading. "
target: MyPocket, LLC
MyPocket is a secure virtual wallet app which allows users to store digital copies of all their personal documents, scans and credit cards. It provides expiration notifications for documents, easy document sharing with contacts, and the ability to quickly fill document details into 3rd-party apps.
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closed 4/10/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Cubify.com, acquired My Robot Nation

synopsis: 3D Systems Corporation announced that it has acquired My Robot Nation, a leading consumer technology platform that provides intuitive, game-like content creation for 3D printing. The company expects to integrate the MRN platform and experience into Cubify.com, enhancing Cubify with hundreds of new fun and easy 3D creation and printing applications.
buyer parent: 3D Systems Corporation
buyer: Cubify.com
Cubify.com combines coloring book simplicity with cloud gaming fun to deliver a fun create and make experience in 3D. Cubify turns any mobile device, PC or tablet into a powerful mobile digital canvas to unleash creativity and bring ideas to life in 3D. "
target: My Robot Nation
My Robot Nation delivers engaging play spaces and intuitive user interfaces to create something completely new – the ability to visualize something on the Web and then hold it in the hands. The 3D creative process is visually stunning, and opportunities for unique expression are virtually limitless.
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$2.75
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closed 10/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Silver Lake Partners, acquired Mobile Messenger

synopsis: Mobile Messenger, a leading global provider of technology and services for mobile content management and distribution, and Silver Lake Sumeru, the middle-market technology focused investment fund within Silver Lake, announced today that Silver Lake Sumeru has acquired a majority stake in Mobile Messenger.
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
Silver Lake is the leading private equity firm focused on large-scale investing in technology. Silver Lake's ability to source and structure large-scale, private equity transactions and add value to portfolio companies is unmatched by other private equity firms investing in the technology industry. "
target: Mobile Messenger
Mobile Messenger is the leading Mobile Solutions Provider, supplying its partners with cutting edge technology and services that facilitate the marketing, distribution, and monetization of digital content to mobile devices.
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closed 2/2/2012 via PR Newswire

TrustedID, Inc., acquired Reppler

synopsis: TrustedID announced the acquisition of Reppler.com, creator of one of the industry's most advanced reputation management and protection services. Reppler gives individuals control by continuously monitoring their online profiles, allowing them to manage reputation within social media services.
buyer: TrustedID, Inc.
TrustedID delivers privacy and security services to proactively help protect against credit and identity theft. The company's services provide a comprehensive suite of protections including access to its 24/7 on-call protection team and $1,000,000 limited warranty. "
target: Reppler
Reppler is the creator of one of the industry's most advanced reputation management and protection services. It is a social media monitoring service designed to help users manage their online image across different social networks.
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