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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Occipital, acquired Paracosm

synopsis: Occipital, a startup best known for a 3D camera accessory for the iPhone, has acquired Paracosm, a small Florida-based startup that makes a handheld lidar sensor. Paracosm develops mobile reality capture, progress monitoring, and visualization solutions to help construction teams build better, faster.
buyer: Occipital
Occipital, Inc. develops mobile computer vision applications. They are the creators of Structure Sensor, the world's first 3D sensor for mobile devices, and 360Panorama. "
target: Paracosm
Paracosm develops mobile reality capture, progress monitoring, and visualization solutions to help construction teams build better, faster. They are based in Gainesville, FL.
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closed 8/28/2018 via BusinessWire

RoadSafe Traffic Systems Inc., acquired Optim Earth

synopsis: RoadSafe Traffic Systems, the nation’s largest provider of traffic control and pavement marking services, announced its acquisition of Optim Earth. Based in Reno, Nevada, Optim Earth provides customers on-demand access to accurate 3D subsurface information required to plan and build structures, roads, bridges, tunnels and pipelines.
buyer parent: ORIX Corporation
buyer: RoadSafe Traffic Systems Inc.
RoadSafe is the nation’s largest provider of traffic safety and pavement marking services, and innovative safety products, to heavy highway, building and specialty contractors, state transportation departments, local governments, special events organizations, U.S. railroads and utility companies. "
target: Optim Earth
Based in Reno, Nevada, Optim Earth Inc. provides an advanced locating service by deploying GroundSCOPE, a cloud-based enterprise solution that provides customers on-demand access to accurate 3D subsurface information required to plan and build structures, roads, bridges, tunnels and pipelines.
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closed 9/8/2014 via Yahoo, Inc.

Trimble Navigation Limited, acquired Gehry Technologies

synopsis: Trimble has acquired Gehry Technologies, the software and consulting services business of Frank Gehry. It provides Web-based 3D project collaboration, BIM technology and advanced project delivery services to leading owners, architects, engineers, builders, fabricators and industry professionals worldwide.
buyer: Trimble Navigation Limited (TRMB:$3,237.10)
Trimble Navigation Limited applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location: including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, and more. "
target: Gehry Technologies
Gehry Technologies provides Web-based 3D project collaboration and building information modeling technology as well as advanced project delivery services to leading owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, fabricators, and other building industry professionals worldwide.
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closed 4/14/2014 via Company Press Release

Tekla Oyj, acquired Field3D

synopsis: Tekla has purchased Field3D from SVS Innovations. Field3D is an easy-to-use 3D collaboration software solution for Building Information Modeling that works on mobile devices. The acquisition will further strengthen the position of Tekla's BIM mobile applications developer.
buyer parent: Trimble Navigation Limited
buyer: Tekla Oyj
Tekla is an international software company whose model-based software products make customers' core processes more effective in building and construction, energy distribution, infrastructure management and water supply. "
target parent: SVS Innovations Ltd.
target: Field3D
Field3D is an easy-to-use 3D collaboration software solution for Building Information Modeling that works on mobile devices. The software allows stakeholders in a construction workflow to benefit from 3D model information
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closed 7/25/2012 via Market Wire

Gehry Technologies, acquired Bimshare

synopsis: Gehry Technologies, a global leader in applying technology to building industry challenges, announced it has completed the acquisition of Bimshare. Bimshare offers a popular building information modeling data sharing solution that provides the easiest way to upload and share 3D models online through browsers on desktop or mobile devices.
buyer: Gehry Technologies
Gehry Technologies provides Web-based 3D project collaboration and building information modeling technology as well as advanced project delivery services to leading owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, fabricators, and other building industry professionals worldwide. "
target: Bimshare
Bimshare offers a popular building information modeling data sharing solution that provides the easiest way to upload and share 3D models online through browsers on desktop or mobile devices.
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closed 12/16/2011 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Horizontal Systems Inc.

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Horizontal Systems, a provider of innovative cloud-based Building Information Modeling collaboration solutions for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. "
target: Horizontal Systems Inc.
Horizontal Systems is a cloud technology company focused on the needs of design firms, construction companies and building owners. Its Building Information Modeling technology unites all project stakeholders in a live collaborative 3D environment for more effective and efficient coordination.
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announced 12/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ProBility Media Corp., will acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp. is to acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. NACB’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence. "
target: North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc
North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. (NACB) is a company whose mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
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closed 2/10/2015 via BusinessWire

Bentley Systems, Inc., acquired Acute3D

synopsis: Bentley Systems, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, announced that it has acquired France-based Acute3D, provider of Smart3DCapture software for reality modeling.
buyer: Bentley Systems, Inc.
Bentley Systems is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. "
target: Acute3D
Acute3D software automates the generation of high-resolution, fully-3D representations from digital photographs taken with any camera, whether highly specialized or embedded in a smartphone.
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closed 9/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Procore Technologies, acquired BIManywhere

synopsis: Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based applications for construction, announced the acquisition of BIManywhere, a visual BIM collaboration platform for construction and facilities management.
buyer: Procore Technologies
Procore Technologies, Inc., the world's number one most widely used construction management software, helps firms drastically increase project efficiency and accountability by streamlining and mobilizing project communication and documentation. "
target: BIManywhere
BIManywhere is a visual BIM (Building Information Modeling) collaboration platform for construction and facilities management. The BIManywhere platform offers an intuitive 3D viewing engine that streamlines communication across project teams, giving everyone access to valuable BIM information.
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announced 2/12/2008 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., will acquire Green Building Studio

synopsis: Autodesk has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Green Building Studio, an innovative provider of web-based building energy analysis that enables architects and engineers to easily perform whole building energy analysis early in the design process.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions. "
target: Green Building Studio
Green Building Studio, Inc., the leading sustainability analysis software and services company provides the architectural, engineering, and construction industry with packaged and custom building energy and resource analysis tools and web-based solutions for sustainable building designers.
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closed 1/11/2018 via PR Web

ConstructConnect, acquired QuoteSoft

synopsis: ConstructConnect, a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America, has acquired Quote Software, Inc. (QuoteSoft), a privately-held Eugene, Oregon based software company focused primarily on estimating and building information modeling software and services for plumbing and mechanical contractors.
buyer parent: Roper Technologies, Inc.
buyer: ConstructConnect
ConstructConnect is a software-as-a-service company, serving the commercial construction industry by offering its customers access to a network that connects tens of thousands of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers. "
target: QuoteSoft
Quote Software, Inc. (QuoteSoft) is a software company focused primarily on estimating and building information modeling software and services for plumbing and mechanical contractors. QuoteSoft estimating software allows contractors to bid more jobs and better manage the projects they acquire.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

GiSmartware SAS, acquired MAPPIA SAS

synopsis: GiSmartware, a geographic information systems (GIS) software company, announces the acquisition of the start-up Mappia, creator since 2015 of the GOvalid® collaborative platform and the GOsuite® tools. These solutions make data management more fluid between the worlds of computer aided design (CAD), BIM (building data modeling) and GIS.
buyer: GiSmartware SAS
GiSmartware is a GIS software editor dedicated to network operators (telecom, water, energy, smart city), which combines expertise on their professions & cartographic expertise. GiSmartware provides the reliable & open foundation that gives them a fair view of their mapping & topological database. "
target: MAPPIA SAS
Mappia is the creator of the GOvalid® collaborative platform and the GOsuite® tools. These solutions make data management more fluid between the worlds of computer aided design (CAD), BIM (building data modeling) and geographic information systems (GIS).
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closed 11/6/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Unity Technologies, acquired Obvioos

synopsis: Unity Technologies, the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, has acquired Obvioos, a virtual architecture firm in France focused on architecture and real estate. Obvioos uses VR technologies to let their clients' customers visit their future properties. Obvioos also offers Furioos, a cloud-based 3D application streaming service.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity is the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world. Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology. "
target: Obvioos
Obvioos is a virtual architecture firm in France that focuses on VR renderings for use in architecture and real estate. Obvioos uses VR technologies to let their clients' customers visit their future properties. Obvioos also offers Furioos, a cloud-based 3D application streaming service.
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announced 4/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Trimble Navigation Limited, will purchase SketchUp 3D Modeling Platform from Google Inc.

synopsis: Trimble announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SketchUp®, one of the most popular 3D modeling tools in the world, from Google. As a part of Google, SketchUp's charter was to empower a worldwide community of users to create 3D models for whatever their imagination could envision.
buyer: Trimble Navigation Limited (TRMB:$3,237.10)
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. "
seller: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
As a part of Google, SketchUp's charter was to empower a worldwide community of users to create 3D models for whatever their imagination could envision. Examples range from household furniture to famous stadiums and other buildings.
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closed 3/5/2015 via Company Press Release

Trimble Heavy Civil Construction Division, acquired Linear project GmbH

synopsis: Trimble announced that it has acquired privately-held Linear project GMBH, a leading provider of scheduling software for linear infrastructure projects. Linear project's TILOS time and location planning software is used worldwide and is ideal for highways, railways, pipelines, tunnels, water engineering and other linear civil engineering projects.
buyer parent: Trimble
buyer: Trimble Heavy Civil Construction Division
Trimble Navigation Limited applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location: including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, and more. "
target: Linear project GmbH
Linear project GmbH supplies the world’s most successful construction companies with cutting-edge software for long linear construction projects such as pipelines, tunnels, highways, railroads and bridges.
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closed 11/9/2011 via PR Newswire

Textura Corporation, acquired Submittal Exchange

synopsis: Textura® Corporation, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the commercial construction industry, has acquired Submittal Exchange®, a provider of Integrated Project Collaboration Software for exchanging, reviewing and archiving construction submittals, RFIs and other construction communications.
buyer: Textura Corporation (TXTR:$92.19)
Founded in 2004, Textura Corp. has developed the only robust collaborative industry solutions for construction payment management, Textura – CPM™, and for pre-qualification management, Textura – PQM™. "
target: Submittal Exchange
Submittal Exchange is a collaborative, secure online system for exchanging, reviewing, and archiving construction submittals, RFIs, and other design and construction communications electronically.
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announced 6/25/2014 via BusinessWire

Datacolor, will acquire Media Logic SNC

synopsis: Datacolor AG announced the acquisition of Media Logic SNC, a leading software provider for the Italian and European retail paint market including its distribution company. The privately held company is headquartered in Reggio Emilia, Italy and provides customized software solutions focused on the industrial paint market.
buyer: Datacolor (SWX:DCN:$64.50)
Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of materials, products and images. "
target: Media Logic SNC
Media Logic, a leading software company founded in 1994 and headquartered in Reggio Emilia, Italy, creates and develops multimedia, technical and web applications for industrial customers of paints and decorative products for building and industry, ceramic, and fabrics and awnings.
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closed 8/30/2016 via Company Press Release

NEXTracker, acquired BrightBox Technologies

synopsis: NEXTracker announced its acquisition of BrightBox Technologies, Inc., a leader in predictive modeling software and machine-learning technologies. BrightBox Technologies, Inc. designs and develops a software that provide system optimization, diagnostics, and verification results for HVAC controls in commercial buildings.
buyer parent: Flextronics International Ltd.
buyer: NEXTracker
NEXTracker Inc. designs and manufactures single axis photovoltaic trackers for ground-mounted solar power plants. They offer a horizontal single-axis balanced-mass self-powered tracker with independently-driven rows that eliminate external AC power source systems, wiring, and associated trenching. "
target: BrightBox Technologies
BrightBox Technologies, Inc. designs and develops a software that provide system optimization, diagnostics, and verification results for HVAC controls in commercial buildings. The company's clients include building contractors.
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closed 7/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Olive Communications, acquired SafetyBank

synopsis: Vodafone Platinum Partner Olive Communications has acquired SafetyBank Solutions, a Software as a Service provider in the construction sector. SafetyBank was formed in 2010 to create and develop software to help the construction industry manage and administrate all aspects of health and safety, risk management.
buyer: Olive Communications
Olive is one of Vodafone’s largest Platinum Partners in the UK, with over 120,000 mobile subscribers and more than 2,500 business customers. Its unified comms portfolio includes mobile, IPVPN and Hosted Voice, PBX Maintenance, WAN and Cloud-based solutions. "
target: SafetyBank
SafetyBank Solutions is a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider in the construction sector. SafetyBank was formed in 2010 to create and develop software to help the construction industry manage and administrate all aspects of health and safety, risk management.
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closed 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Clearent, acquired Coolfront Technologies

synopsis: Clearent, a full-service, payments solution provider, has acquired Coolfront Technologies, a leading provider of flat rate pricing and maintenance agreement management systems for the HVAC, plumbing and electrical industries. Coolfront's cloud and mobile flat rate pricing solution helps businesses to increase their profits and improve workflows.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Clearent
Clearent is a full-service, payments solution provider. From traditional point-of-sale terminals, mobile solutions, and tablet-based systems to a custom-built virtual terminal, eCommerce plug-ins, and hosted payments, Clearent helps small business owners securely accept payments just about anywhere."
target: Coolfront Technologies
Coolfront Technologies is a leading provider of flat rate pricing and maintenance agreement management systems for the HVAC, plumbing and electrical industries. Coolfront's cloud and mobile flat rate pricing solution helps businesses to increase their profits and improve workflows.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Occipital, acquired Paracosm

synopsis: Occipital, a startup best known for a 3D camera accessory for the iPhone, has acquired Paracosm, a small Florida-based startup that makes a handheld lidar sensor. Paracosm develops mobile reality capture, progress monitoring, and visualization solutions to help construction teams build better, faster.
buyer: Occipital
Occipital, Inc. develops mobile computer vision applications. They are the creators of Structure Sensor, the world's first 3D sensor for mobile devices, and 360Panorama. "
target: Paracosm
Paracosm develops mobile reality capture, progress monitoring, and visualization solutions to help construction teams build better, faster. They are based in Gainesville, FL.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Occipital, acquired Paracosm

synopsis: Occipital, a startup best known for a 3D camera accessory for the iPhone, has acquired Paracosm, a small Florida-based startup that makes a handheld lidar sensor. Paracosm develops mobile reality capture, progress monitoring, and visualization solutions to help construction teams build better, faster.
buyer: Occipital
Occipital, Inc. develops mobile computer vision applications. They are the creators of Structure Sensor, the world's first 3D sensor for mobile devices, and 360Panorama. "
target: Paracosm
Paracosm develops mobile reality capture, progress monitoring, and visualization solutions to help construction teams build better, faster. They are based in Gainesville, FL.
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closed 6/23/2010 via BusinessWire

eBay, acquired RedLaser

synopsis: eBay announced that it has acquired RedLaser, the popular barcode-scanning application for iPhone, and related technology from Occipital. With over two million downloads, RedLaser is the top-selling iPhone barcode-scanning application for comparison shopping and finding product information using a mobile device.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,065.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target parent: Occipital
target: RedLaser
RedLaser is a barcode-scanning application for comparison shopping and finding product information using a mobile device. The state-of-the-art barcode scanning technology was created specifically to deal with non-autofocus cameras, and continues to evolve with innovative mobile visual capabilities.
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announced 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tech-Long, will acquire NewBornTown

synopsis: Guangzhou Tech-Long Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. announced that it plans to acquire NewBornTown Mobile Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. NewBornTown is an award-winning global mobile company that developed Solo Launcher, a smooth, clean and easily customizable home launcher application that allows users to build a personalized homescreen experience.
buyer: Tech-Long
Guangzhou Tech-Long Packaging Machinery Co Ltd manufactures primarily beverage production machinery. The Company produces bottle rinsing, filling, and capping machines, PET bottle blow molding machines, and water treatment equipment. "
target: NewBornTown
NewBornTown is an award-winning global mobile company with offices in Beijing, Nanjing, Silicon Valley, and Hong Kong. Their main product is the Solo Launcher, a smooth, clean and easily customizable home launcher application that allows users to build a personalized homescreen experience.
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closed 4/7/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Cover

synopsis: Twitter, a real-time information network, acquires android lockscreen app Cover. Cover is an Android lockscreen app that lets the user customise what apps he sees and when. Cover learns which apps are used in different contexts and puts them right on the lockscreen for easy access.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,295.22)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: Cover
Cover is an Android lockscreen app that lets the user customise what apps he sees and when. Cover learns which apps are used in different contexts and puts them right on the lockscreen for easy access.
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closed 6/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Brass Monkey, acquired Emotely

synopsis: Brass Monkey announces the acquisition of Emotely, a San Francisco-based software developer that adds HTML5 to the Brass Monkey platform. As part of its continuing expansion in the mobile app market, the acquisition of Emotely will grow the reach of Brass Monkey controllers to web browsers without the need of a plug-in.
buyer: Brass Monkey
Brass Monkey's patent pending technology transforms an iPhone or other smart device into an intuitive controller for web-based single or multi-player games. hrough Brass Monkey software, experiences previously available on game consoles like Nintendo Wii are possible using WiFi enabled electronics. "
target: Emotely
Emotely is a San Francisco based startup building Software that turns Mobile Devices into Wireless Controllers for PCs. Emotely allows iPhones/Android phones to communicate at speeds up to 150hz with any Web Page with no installation on the Controlled PC.
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closed 6/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Fleksy

synopsis: Fleksy, one of a number of custom keyboards for Android and iOS, has been acquired by Pinterest, a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Fleksy offers an innovative keyboard designed to make typing on any touchscreen device fast, accurate, and easy.
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: Fleksy
Fleksy offers an innovative keyboard designed to make typing on any touchscreen device fast, accurate, and easy. Fleksy is the first software keyboard to allow blind typing on a smartphone and the first to be demonstrated on a smart watch.
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closed 11/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Life360, Inc., acquired ZenScreen

synopsis: ZenScreen, the AI-powered solution that guides you and your family to better screen time habits for a more balanced digital diet, has been acquired by Life360, the leading safety and coordination service for families worldwide.
buyer: Life360, Inc.
Life360 is the world’s leading location and driving safety service for families available for Android and iPhone in a convenient and secure mobile app. A leader in family tech, Life360 gives families peace of mind when they are not together. "
target: ZenScreen
Founded in 2017, ZenScreen is a cross-platform app and browser extension that pairs artificial intelligence with research-backed best practices to use AI for good – monitoring app usage, suggesting breaks, and intelligently restricting access to apps in evenings and early mornings.
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announced 8/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

LottoGopher, will acquire Bravio Technologies Ltd

synopsis: LottoGopher Holdings Inc., a lottery messenger service that allows users to easily order and manage their state lottery tickets online, announced the signing of a letter of intent to acquire Bravio Technologies Limited, a company with a diversified portfolio of consumer entertainment products and services.
buyer: LottoGopher (CNSX:LOTO:$0.04)
LottoGopher is a lottery messenger service that allows users to order and manage their state lottery tickets online using debit or credit card. By allowing individuals to choose their tickets for lottery drawings in California, LottoGopher makes it simple to keep track of their tickets and winnings."
target: Bravio Technologies Ltd
Bravio Technologies Ltd. offers mobile users access to a portfolio of consumer entertainment products & services. Bravio combines digital entertainment expertise and consumer accessibility via the digital entertainment networks.
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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:$3,295.22)
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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announced 1/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Cosmos Holdings Inc., will acquire Terranova Inc.

synopsis: Cosmos Holdings Inc., a fully reporting holding company with offices in New York, Chicago and Europe, announced that it entered into an LOI to acquire a 70 percent majority stake in Terranova Inc., a Chicago-based mobile technology company.
buyer: Cosmos Holdings Inc. (COSM:$8.70)
Cosmos Holdings is a OTCQB-listed diversified holding company. The Company is actively acquiring highly innovative companies across dynamic, fast growing industries, including but not limited to, pharmaceuticals and related pharmaceutical logistics, food, green, hi-tech and insurance. "
target: Terranova Inc.
Chicago-based Terranova Inc. develops A.I. software, a proprietary algorithm and APIs that power mobile apps, including its own location-based consumer app for iOS and Android mobile devices.
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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 12/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Clever Sense, Inc.

synopsis: Google is acquiring the Silicon Valley-based startup Clever Sense. Clever Sense is the maker of the mobile application “Alfred,” which delivers personalized recommendations for nearby restaurants, coffee shops, bars and nightclubs using a combination of artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Clever Sense, Inc.
Clever Sense, Inc. develops solutions for mobile devices. Using proprietary artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, it has created a platform to sift through the online data and deliver context-aware information based on one's interest, time, location and social data.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/12/2008 via BusinessWire

ROK Entertainment Group, acquired Geniem

synopsis: ROK Entertainment Group the global mobile entertainment company, today announced it had acquired a 51% controlling interest in Geniem, a leading Finnish mobile and web applications development company.
buyer: ROK Entertainment Group (ROKE:$0.00)
ROK Entertainment Group is a world-leading mobile entertainment company specialising in the development and deployment of innovative mobile technologies, services and applications. "
target: Geniem
Geniem focuses on branded Mobile and Web applications for Media, Brands and Carriers to increase customer affinity and brand recognition and have over 15,000,000 ODP mobile phone installations and customers.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Yippy, Inc., acquired Macte Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Yippy, Inc., a unified search company known for educational research and clustering technology, reported that Yippy Labs, Inc., the Company's wholly owned British Columbian subsidiary, acquired Macte! Labs, Inc., a developer of dynamic toolbars and applications for both search and communication applications.
buyer parent: Richard Granville
buyer: Yippy, Inc. (OTCPK:YIPI:$0.08)
Based in Fort Myers, Florida, Yippy, Inc. is a new economy technology company that develops educational and reference search technologies, content aggregation services and application services environments for both consumer and commercial market segments. "
target: Macte Labs, Inc.
Macte Labs is a leading developer of dynamic toolbars and web applications that provided clients with enhanced, interactive and visually appealing vertical search and client communication solutions. Macte Labs has 20 employees in 3 countries and is headquartered in Vancouver BC, Canada.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/1/2012 via BusinessWire

Inuvo, Inc., acquired Vertro, Inc.

synopsis: Inuvo, Inc., an online marketing technology and services company and Vertro, Inc., an online advertising and search company and the owner of the ALOT™ Internet product portfolio, announced the closing of their merger.
buyer: Inuvo, Inc. (AMEX:INUV:$83.58)
Inuvo®, Inc. is an Internet company proficient at delivering clicks, leads and sales to advertisers through targeting that utilizes unique data and sophisticated analytics. The Company operates as two business segments: Performance Marketing and Web Properties. "
target: Vertro, Inc. (VTRO:$35.89)
Vertro, Inc. is an Internet company that owns and operates the ALOT product portfolio. ALOT offers two primary products to consumers: ALOT Home, a homepage product, and ALOT Appbar, a piece of software that integrates into users' web browsers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$19 [$15]
rev ($mm)
$32
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/2/2010 via BNC Analysis

LastPass.com, acquired Xmarks, Inc.

synopsis: Xmarks has been acquired by LastPass. The cross-browser password management service will be the new purveyor of the much-loved, but financially strapped, cross-browser bookmarking service.
buyer: LastPass.com
LastPass is a password manager that makes web browsing easier and more secure. Designed by web enthusiasts and skilled application developers, LastPass was created to make the online experience easier and safer for everyone. "
target: Xmarks, Inc.
Xmarks was founded in 2006 under their original name Foxmarks. Their bookmark sync browser add-on is one of the most popular in the world with over twenty million downloads and counting.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/18/2008 via PR Newswire

LiveUniverse, will acquire Pageflakes Inc.

synopsis: LiveUniverse, the social entertainment company founded and run by Chairman and CEO Brad Greenspan, the Hollywood-based entrepreneur and sole founder of MySpace, has agreed to acquire Pageflakes, the innovator of the social personalized homepage.
buyer: LiveUniverse
LiveUniverse is the privately-held social entertainment company founded and majority owned by Brad Greenspan, the Hollywood-based entrepreneur and sole founder of MySpace. LiveUniverse is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. "
target: Pageflakes Inc.
Pageflakes enables you to easily personalize the web and make it your own. Create a page using Flakes; they're small, movable versions of all of your web favorites that you can arrange on your personal homepage.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/4/2008 via BusinessWire

AOL, LLC., acquired Goowy Media, Inc.

synopsis: AOL today announced that it has acquired Goowy Media, Inc., a widget development and analytics tools company based in San Diego, Calif. Goowy will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL as part of the company’s Products division.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: AOL, LLC. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Goowy Media, Inc.
Goowy develops innovative online products and services including yourminis, a widget platform that simplifies widget development, syndication and measurement for content owners and 3rd party developers.
price ($mm)
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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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