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closed 2/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Blind Guide, acquired ThirdEye Technologies Inc.

synopsis: The Blind Guide has acquired ThirdEye, a UPenn startup brings object recognition to mobile to help the visually impaired. Originally created as an add-on for Google Glass, ThirdEye now exists as a mobile app that uses Google’s Cloud Vision API to identify objects and read their descriptions aurally.
buyer: The Blind Guide
The Blind Guide is an online resource serving the blind and visually impaired communities. It provides information about emerging technology and caregiving, along with a blog that discusses strategies for coping, thriving, and creative employment for people with vision loss. "
target: ThirdEye Technologies Inc.
Originally designed for Google Glass, ThirdEye is a mobile app that empowers the visually impaired through object recognition via auditory feedback. Users can just point their phone and ThirdEye will use the phone's camera to read or recognize what it is looking at.
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closed 5/1/2014 via Market Wire

GW Micro merged with Ai Squared, Inc.,

synopsis: Ai Squared, the maker of ZoomText and sitecues, and the worldwide leader in assistive technology solutions for people who are visually impaired; and GW Micro, a trusted pioneer in the assistive technology industry, and the creator of Window-Eyes, have merged into one company.
buyer parent: TICC Capital Corp.
buyer: Ai Squared, Inc.
Ai Squared has been the worldwide leader in assistive technology solutions for people who are visually impaired for over 20 years. The product line is available in over 20 languages and sold in 45 countries through a network of over 350 global distributors. "
target: GW Micro
GW Micro, an adaptive technology vendor, provides high quality software and hardware solutions for blind and visually impaired individuals worldwide. Their software, Window-Eyes, has a wide variety of speech features and the flexibility needed for running today's most advanced Windows applications.
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closed 12/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Mapbox, acquired Fitness AR

synopsis: Mapbox, the mapping and location platform for developers, has acquired Fitness AR, the first mapping AR app. Fitness AR allows Strava users to connect their accounts and visualize their runs, hikes and bike rides on an 3D terrain map in AR on an iPhone or iPad.
buyer: Mapbox
Mapbox is the location data platform for mobile and web applications. They provide building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience their customers create. Mapbox makes it easy to integrate location into any mobile or online application. "
target: Fitness AR
Fitness AR is the first mapping AR app, allowing Strava users to connect their accounts and visualize their runs, hikes and bike rides on an 3D terrain map in AR on an iPhone. Users are able to explore existing routes projected on any surface in 3D to plan adventures and share their activities.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired IXOMOXI

synopsis: Twitter, a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired a virtual reality startup called IXOMOXI. IXOMOXI develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,360.82)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: IXOMOXI
IXOMOXI, Inc. develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 1/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Flyby Media

synopsis: Apple, an American multinational technology company, has acquired Flyby Media, a spatial perception platform (V-Fusion) that provides mobile devices with a human-scale understanding of real world environments, enabling them to see, understand, and navigate the physical world.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$259,034.00)
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: Flyby Media
Flyby Media was founded with the mission to create powerful new technologies to connect the physical and digital worlds. At the core of their company is a spatial perception platform (V-Fusion) that provides mobile devices with a human-scale understanding of real world.
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closed 6/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Blippar, acquired Layar

synopsis: Blippar, an image recognition platform used in digital advertising, has acquired Layar, an augmented reality platform used across different applications (from advertising to education) that uses cameras on devices like smartphones to inject virtual elements into real-world images in real time.
buyer: Blippar
Blippar is the leading mobile image-recognition platform for publishers, brands and advertisers instantly bringing physical newspapers, magazines, products, signage and merchandising to life. Blippar is an image recognition platform used in digital advertising. "
target: Layar
Layar was one of the first mobile augmented reality browsers to hit the market. Layar leads the way in augmented reality and interactive print, helping to bridge the gap between the print and digital worlds. The Layar App has been downloaded over 38 million times.
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closed 5/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Glimpse Group, purchased VR/AR Assets from iKnow.io, Inc.

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (“VR” and “AR”) platform company comprised of multiple VR and AR software & services start-ups, announced that it has acquired the VR/AR assets of iKnow.io, Inc. The VR/AR assets of iKnow.io, Inc. are an immersive data analysis and visualization platform.
buyer: The Glimpse Group
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. The Glimpse Group funds, cultivates, and manages business operations while providing a strong network of professional relationships. "
seller: iKnow.io, Inc.
The VR/AR assets of iKnow.io, Inc. are an immersive data analysis and visualization platform. iKnow.io's VR/AR assets can be used to intuitively explore data, detect patterns, trends, problems and opportunities.
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closed 2/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Blind Guide, acquired ThirdEye Technologies Inc.

synopsis: The Blind Guide has acquired ThirdEye, a UPenn startup brings object recognition to mobile to help the visually impaired. Originally created as an add-on for Google Glass, ThirdEye now exists as a mobile app that uses Google’s Cloud Vision API to identify objects and read their descriptions aurally.
buyer: The Blind Guide
The Blind Guide is an online resource serving the blind and visually impaired communities. It provides information about emerging technology and caregiving, along with a blog that discusses strategies for coping, thriving, and creative employment for people with vision loss. "
target: ThirdEye Technologies Inc.
Originally designed for Google Glass, ThirdEye is a mobile app that empowers the visually impaired through object recognition via auditory feedback. Users can just point their phone and ThirdEye will use the phone's camera to read or recognize what it is looking at.
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closed 2/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Blind Guide, acquired ThirdEye Technologies Inc.

synopsis: The Blind Guide has acquired ThirdEye, a UPenn startup brings object recognition to mobile to help the visually impaired. Originally created as an add-on for Google Glass, ThirdEye now exists as a mobile app that uses Google’s Cloud Vision API to identify objects and read their descriptions aurally.
buyer: The Blind Guide
The Blind Guide is an online resource serving the blind and visually impaired communities. It provides information about emerging technology and caregiving, along with a blog that discusses strategies for coping, thriving, and creative employment for people with vision loss. "
target: ThirdEye Technologies Inc.
Originally designed for Google Glass, ThirdEye is a mobile app that empowers the visually impaired through object recognition via auditory feedback. Users can just point their phone and ThirdEye will use the phone's camera to read or recognize what it is looking at.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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