Like Tombo, Inc.

closed 12/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

SmartNews, Inc., acquired Tombo, Inc.

synopsis: SmartNews, an award-winning news app in Japan and the US, has acquired Tombo, a company that builds tools for automated iOS to web app conversion and distribution. Tombo's Apples to Oranges (A2O) platform converts an app directly from Obj-C to JS/HTML5 formats.
buyer: SmartNews, Inc.
SmartNews is an award-winning news app in Japan and the US. The app is powered by intelligent, impartial algorithms that provides users with must-read stories that matter now. SmartNews delivers high-quality news headlines and breaking news from top news publishers. "
target: Tombo, Inc.
Tombo builds tools for automated iOS to web app conversion and distribution. Tombo's Apples to Oranges (A2O) platform converts an app directly from Obj-C to JS/HTML5 formats. A2O helps app developers ship web versions of their apps while letting them continue focusing their energy on native apps.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Walmart, acquired AppsFly

synopsis: WalmartLabs has acquired a Bangalore-based MicroApps startup, Appsfly.io. Appfly.IO is the platform for businesses to expose their services in the form of MicroApps. Their platform is capable of building and streaming MicroApps onto any publisher app based on context and intent of the user.
buyer: Walmart (WMT:$515,640.00)
Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 265 million customers and members visit their more than 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. "
target: AppsFly
Appfly.IO is the platform for businesses to expose their services in the form of MicroApps. Their platform is capable of building and streaming MicroApps onto any publisher app based on context and intent of the user.
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closed 12/8/2016 via Market Wire

Sauce Labs, acquired TestObject

synopsis: Sauce Labs, Inc. announced its acquisition of TestObject, a real device mobile app testing platform. The combined solution positions Sauce Labs as the only vendor providing automated testing coverage across desktops, emulators, simulators, and real devices for web applications and mobile, web, hybrid and native apps.
buyer: Sauce Labs
Sauce Labs provides the world's largest cloud-based platform for the automated testing of web and mobile applications. Its award-winning service eliminates the time and expense of maintaining an in-house testing infrastructure, freeing development teams to innovate and release better software. "
target: TestObject
TestObject GmbH provides TestObject, a cloud-based service for the automated testing of Android applications that enables users to upload applications and execute tests on various devices in the cloud.
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closed 9/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Stripe Inc., acquired Tonic Dev

synopsis: Stripe announced that it has acquired Tonic, an app development and prototyping service, in a move meant to shore up its developer offering. Tonic provides access to a sandboxed JavaScript environment where various node modules can be used without needing to install them. Tonic will be rebranded to RunKit and will continue to operate independently.
buyer: Stripe Inc.
Stripe, Inc. provides services that enable users to accept payments online. It handles storing cards, subscriptions, and direct payouts to the bank account. The company serves large companies, start-ups, and side projects in the United States. "
target: Tonic Dev
Tonic is the best tool for prototyping server-side JavaScript. With one click, there'll be a sandboxed JavaScript environment where it's possible to instantly switch node versions, use every npm module without having to wait to install it, and even visualize the results.
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closed 1/22/2014 via Market Wire

Responsys, acquired Push IO

synopsis: Responsys, Inc., a marketing cloud software and services leader, has acquired Push IO, a leading push notification provider. The Push IO platform will enable Responsys customers to orchestrate relevant marketing experiences within and across devices.
buyer: Responsys (MKTG:$194.33)
Responsys is a leading provider of email and cross-channel marketing solutions that enable companies to engage in relationship marketing across the interactive channels customers are embracing; email, mobile, social, the web and display. "
target: Push IO
Push IO offers the most advanced cloud services platform for mobile devices. The industrial strength solution features a fleet of services including push notifications, in-app purchase, data aggregation, and instant content delivery.
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announced 11/28/2013 via Wall Street Journal

LX Ventures Inc., will acquire Copper.io

synopsis: LX Ventures Inc. announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Copper.io Inc. ("Copper"), a Nevada Corporation, which is in the business of acquiring, developing and marketing cloud-based hosting, monitoring and management solutions for today's state-of-the art cloud-deployed applications.
buyer: LX Ventures Inc. (ITT.V:$0.00)
LX Ventures is a publicly-traded startup technology incubator that launches, acquires and integrates silicon valley style early-stage, high-growth technology companies. "
target: Copper.io
Copper.io is a full stack developer toolset. Copper.io provides tools and support to help deploy, operate and monitor apps in the Cloud.
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announced 10/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Appcelerator, Inc., will acquire Particle Code Inc.

synopsis: Appcelerator®, the leading integrated mobile platform for rapidly developing native and mobile web applications using open web technologies, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Particle Code, the DEMO God 2010 award-winning mobile gaming and HTML5 development platform.
buyer: Appcelerator, Inc.
Appcelerator is the leading enterprise-grade, cross-platform development solution on the market, with over 1.6 million developers using its software to power over 30,000 cloud-connected mobile, desktop, and web applications used on 30 million devices every day. "
target: Particle Code Inc.
Particle Code is the creator of the award-winning cross-platform software development kit that automates the porting process, enabling developers to create native and HTML5 apps from a single codebase using modern object-oriented programming languages.
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announced 10/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, will acquire Nitobi Software

synopsis: Adobe Systems Incorporated has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Nitobi Software, the creator of PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build. PhoneGap is a popular open source platform for easily building fast, cross-platform mobile applications with HTML5 and JavaScript.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$11,171.30)
For over 25 years, Adobe Systems Incorporated’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. "
target: Nitobi Software
Nitobi Software is the creator of PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build. PhoneGap is a popular open source platform for easily building fast, cross-platform mobile applications with HTML5 and JavaScript.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Xamarin Inc., acquired RoboVM

synopsis: Xamarin, the leading enterprise mobility solution and the only mobile application development platform that enables native iOS and Android development in C#, announced its acquisition of RoboVM, the only company in the industry that enables native iOS and Android development in Java.
buyer: Xamarin Inc.
Xamarin is the new standard for enterprise mobile development and quality. With over 1.2 million developer downloads and a global customer base in 120 countries, Xamarin is used to accelerate the creation of high-quality, high-performance, mission-critical consumer and enterprise apps. "
target: RoboVM
RoboVM's robust platform will allow the use of any Java-based language to create truly native iOS and Android apps, allowing code to be shared between the iOS and Android versions of an app, greatly reducing time and development costs.
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closed 10/28/2015 via PR Web

Intellectsoft LLC, acquired Mobile Roadie

synopsis: Intellectsoft, an international software development specialist, is excited to announce its acquisition of Mobile Roadie, a leading mobile app publishing and marketing platform. Mobile Roadie is a pioneering platform that dramatically reduces the time and money required to bring mobile apps to market.
buyer: Intellectsoft LLC
Intellectsoft provides custom software and mobile app development, maintenance and marketing services to some of the world’s biggest brands, including Harley-Davidson, Guinness, Universal Pictures and Eurostar. "
target: Mobile Roadie
Mobile Roadie is a pioneering platform that dramatically reduces the time and money required to bring mobile apps to market. The company has helped generate more than 60 million downloads across 80 countries.
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closed 7/14/2010 via PR Newswire

Rally Software, acquired Blue Hole Software

synopsis: Rally, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management, has acquired Rally for the iPhone® from Blue Hole Software. Previously called ScrumAway, Rally announces that Rally for the iPhone has been relaunched as a free application that offers anytime, anywhere access to the real-time status, progress and quality of Agile development projects.
buyer: Rally Software (RALY:$92.52)
Rally Software is the recognized leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM). Rally Software is dedicated to helping organizations embrace Agile and Lean development practices to achieve superior ROI, reduce risk, and increase productivity. "
target: Blue Hole Software
Blue Hole Software is a publisher of ScrumAway, an iPhone app. ScrumAway offers anytime, anywhere access to the real-time status, progress and quality of Agile development projects.
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closed 3/23/2010 via PR Newswire

OfferPal Media, acquired Tapjoy

synopsis: Offerpal Media, the leader in virtual currency payment alternatives, announced it has acquired Tapjoy, creators of the Tapjoy platform for mobile developers and the leading provider of monetization and distribution services on the iPhone, Android and other emerging mobile platforms.
buyer: OfferPal Media
Offerpal Media is the first "Managed Offer Platform" for social applications, online communities and e-commerce sites. Our full-service, turnkey advertising platform monetizes social publisher's traffic while generating high-quality leads for advertisers. "
target: Tapjoy
Tapjoy provides a platform for developers to help improve their mobile apps and make them more profitable. The Tapjoy platform includes a turnkey software library that enables mobile developers to embed fully functional virtual goods storefronts with the ability to process microtransactions.
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closed 7/23/2014 via BusinessWire

GameSalad, acquired Together Games, LLC

synopsis: GameSalad, a leading provider of mobile game development tools, announced that it has acquired Together Games, makers of The Together Platform, which provides developers with tools to simplify cross-platform game development. The acquisition will allow GameSalad developers, for the first time ever, to integrate cloud-based solutions in their games.
buyer: GameSalad
GameSalad is a leading mobile game development company that provides both aspiring and professional developers with the best tools to rapidly develop sophisticated cross-platform mobile applications. The GameSalad Creator platform allows game developers to design, publish and distribute games. "
target: Together Games, LLC
Together Games, makers of The Together Platform, provides developers with tools to simplify cross-platform game development. Together Games combines experience and expertise to provide other developers with what they need, offering an easily applied API and a stable Cloud deployment resource.
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closed 3/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

ShareThis, acquired Socialize, Inc.

synopsis: The online publisher platform ShareThis has bought the startup Socialize, which makes a developer toolkit for apps. San Francisco-based Socialize's app software will help ShareThis expand into apps.
buyer: ShareThis
ShareThis is the largest market for sharing and influence across the web, reaching more than 400 million users across nearly 1 million sites. ShareThis makes content more engaging for publishers and marketing more impactful for brands by tapping into its true influence and value. "
target: Socialize, Inc.
Socialize has a platform-as-a-service that makes any app social. Socialize's drop-in SDK unleashes communities hiding in mobile apps and provides developers with granular knowledge about their users, allowing them to better understand what makes their apps (and their users) tick.
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closed 2/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Datadog, Inc., acquired Madumbo

synopsis: Datadog, the leading monitoring and analytics platform for modern cloud environments, announced the acquisition of Madumbo, an AI-based automated application testing platform. Madumbo’s solution provides completely automated website-testing that is fast and code-free.
buyer: Datadog, Inc.
Datadog is a monitoring service for hybrid cloud applications, assisting organizations in improving agility, increasing efficiency, and providing end-to-end visibility across the application and organization. "
target: Madumbo
Based in France, Madumbo’s AI-powered bot checks for errors using code run on a real browser, capturing the same defects seen by actual customers while surfacing the details required to fix those errors in an intuitive, private dashboard.
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closed 9/8/2015 via PR Newswire

Optimal Workshop, acquired ConceptCodify

synopsis: Wellington-based web design software provider Optimal Workshop, has acquired Concept Codify services and will integrate its services into the Optimal Workshop platform. ConceptCodify is an online card sorting application for web and application designers and developers.
buyer: Optimal Workshop
Optimal Workshop provides advanced tools for a wide range of tech based professionals that help them make web pages, intranets and other platforms easier to use and more effective. "
target: ConceptCodify
ConceptCodify is an online card sorting application for web and application designers and developers. ConceptCodify is accessible to everyone making websites and apps.
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closed 2/19/2013 via Market Wire

[x+1], Inc., acquired UberTags

synopsis: [x+1], a leading provider of digital marketing hub software, announced it has acquired UberTags, a premier tag management company. The acquisition provides important capabilities that expand [x+1]'s position as the leading digital marketing hub and data management platform (DMP).
buyer: [x+1], Inc.
The [x+1] Origin digital marketing hub offers integrated and open software for digital marketing optimization through a Data Management Platform (DMP) with multi-channel execution capabilities powered by a patented real-time decision engine, Web Services APIs, and advanced analytics. "
target: UberTags
UberTags' cloud-based Tag Management System helps clients launch and manage third-party code snippets while improving page load times. UberTags grew up operating enterprise websites which orients the product around improving load times, reducing complexity and driving website agility.
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closed 3/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Burstly, Inc., acquired TestFlight

synopsis: TestFlight, a platform that lets developers distribute test builds of their apps to a beta audience, has been acquired by Burstly, a platform that helps developers track and monetize their apps. Together the duo has created a platform that'll let developers distribute their apps and track both their usage and performance.
buyer: Burstly, Inc.
Based in Santa Monica, California, Burstly, Inc. provides a platform for mobile developers to maximize their marketing and revenue opportunities. It offers a marketplace where developers can buy or sell advertising. "
target: TestFlight
TestFlight is a platform that lets developers distribute test builds of their apps to a beta audience. The company is based in Santa Monica, California.
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closed 3/25/2011 via Company Press Release

Research In Motion, acquired tinyHippos Inc.

synopsis: Research In Motion (RIM) is pleased to announce that tinyHippos has joined RIM. RIM is excited that the tinyHippos team is joining the BlackBerry Developer team and bringing their expertise in cross-platform emulation environments to the BlackBerry platform.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion (RIM), is the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone. The company also creates software for businesses and the operating system that allows the BlackBerry smartphone to provide mobile access to email, IM, apps, media files, the Internet and more. "
target: tinyHippos Inc.
tinyHippos Inc. develops mobile application development and testing tools for the mobile application developer community. It offers Ripple, a multi-platform mobile environment emulator that runs in a Web browser and is custom-tailored for HTML5 mobile application testing.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Progress Software Corporation, acquired Kinvey

synopsis: Progress announced it has acquired Kinvey, a privately-held company based in Boston and leader in Backend as a Service (BaaS) technology. Kinvey is used by organizations across industries to build and deploy modern applications.
buyer: Progress Software Corporation (PRGS:$391.30)
Progress offers the leading platform for developing and deploying mission-critical business applications. Progress empowers enterprises and ISVs to build and deliver cognitive-first applications, that harness big data to derive business insights and competitive advantage. "
target: Kinvey
Kinvey is a privately-held company based in Boston and leader in Backend as a Service (BaaS) technology. Kinvey is used by organizations across industries to build and deploy modern applications including, Schneider Electric, Vmware, Bell and Howell, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.
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closed 12/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

SmartNews, Inc., acquired Tombo, Inc.

synopsis: SmartNews, an award-winning news app in Japan and the US, has acquired Tombo, a company that builds tools for automated iOS to web app conversion and distribution. Tombo's Apples to Oranges (A2O) platform converts an app directly from Obj-C to JS/HTML5 formats.
buyer: SmartNews, Inc.
SmartNews is an award-winning news app in Japan and the US. The app is powered by intelligent, impartial algorithms that provides users with must-read stories that matter now. SmartNews delivers high-quality news headlines and breaking news from top news publishers. "
target: Tombo, Inc.
Tombo builds tools for automated iOS to web app conversion and distribution. Tombo's Apples to Oranges (A2O) platform converts an app directly from Obj-C to JS/HTML5 formats. A2O helps app developers ship web versions of their apps while letting them continue focusing their energy on native apps.
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closed 12/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

SmartNews, Inc., acquired Tombo, Inc.

synopsis: SmartNews, an award-winning news app in Japan and the US, has acquired Tombo, a company that builds tools for automated iOS to web app conversion and distribution. Tombo's Apples to Oranges (A2O) platform converts an app directly from Obj-C to JS/HTML5 formats.
buyer: SmartNews, Inc.
SmartNews is an award-winning news app in Japan and the US. The app is powered by intelligent, impartial algorithms that provides users with must-read stories that matter now. SmartNews delivers high-quality news headlines and breaking news from top news publishers. "
target: Tombo, Inc.
Tombo builds tools for automated iOS to web app conversion and distribution. Tombo's Apples to Oranges (A2O) platform converts an app directly from Obj-C to JS/HTML5 formats. A2O helps app developers ship web versions of their apps while letting them continue focusing their energy on native apps.
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announced 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

InstaPaper, LLC, will acquire InstaPaper, LLC

synopsis: Instapaper, the popular read-it-later app founded by developer Marco Arment, is buying itself back from Pinterest. The team that's been working on it for the past five years is acquiring it via a newly formed company called Instant Paper, Inc. Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime.
buyer: InstaPaper, LLC
Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. Instapaper for Android provides a mobile and tablet-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. "
target parent: Pinterest
target: InstaPaper, LLC
Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. Instapaper for Android provides a mobile and tablet-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience.
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announced 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, will acquire InstaPaper, LLC

synopsis: Pinterest said that it would be acquiring the team behind Instapaper, which will continue operating as a separate app. With one click, Instapaper lets users save, read, and manage the things they find on the Internet. Save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics and more.
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 parent: Betaworks
target: InstaPaper, LLC
With one click, Instapaper lets users save, read, and manage the things they find on the Internet. Save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics and more.
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closed 4/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Betaworks, acquired InstaPaper, LLC

synopsis: Betaworks, acquired a majority stake in Instapaper, the popular read-it-later service from Marco Arment. Instapaper was founded in January, 2008 and became an instant hit for its simple, one-field registration form.
buyer: Betaworks
Betaworks is a company that makes seed-stage investments in social media related companies. "
target: InstaPaper, LLC
Instapaper was founded in January, 2008 and became an instant hit for its simple, one-field registration form. When the App Store for the iPhone launched in July, 2008, the official Instapaper app was critically acclaimed and doubled Instapaper’s userbase in its first month.
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closed 7/20/2012 via Forbes

Facebook, acquired Acrylic Software

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Acrylic, a small Vancouver-based company that designed two popular apps: Pulp, an app that presents newsfeeds in a magazine-style format, and Wallet, an app for storing credit-card numbers, passwords and other personal data.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$70,697.00)
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: Acrylic Software
Acrylic is a small Vancouver-based company that designed two popular apps: Pulp, an app that presents newsfeeds in a magazine-style format, and Wallet, an app for storing credit-card numbers, passwords and other personal data.
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closed 8/21/2019 via PR Newswire

PressReader, acquired News360

synopsis: PressReader, a Canadian company whose technology makes it possible to process thousands of newspapers, extract text and images and making articles instantly translatable, searchable, and easy to read on mobile devices, has acquired News360, a Canadian leader in content personalization and publisher analytics.
buyer: PressReader
Headquartered in Canada, PressReader is on a mission to improve the way people discover stories that matter. Their technology makes it possible to process thousands of newspapers, extract text and images and making articles instantly translatable, searchable, and easy to read on mobile devices. "
target: News360
Headquartered in Canada, News360 is a leader in content personalization and publisher analytics. News360's technology analyzes and attributes content from any given news story to more than a million distinct audience interests, and reaches more than 100M unique readers every month through its app.
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announced 11/8/2017 via PR Newswire

Toutiao, will acquire News Republic, Inc.

synopsis: Bytedance has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Bytedance, creator of Toutiao, will acquire News Republic which is owned by Cheetah Mobile. Based in France, News Republic leverages editorial, algorithmic and community intelligence to offer the sharpest perspective on the world by ramping relevance and discoverability in custom news flows.
buyer: Toutiao
Bytedance offers platforms that enable people to consume and create content through machine learning technology. Bytedance's flagship product, Toutiao, is the largest AI-powered content platform in China. Toutiao delivers personalized content recommendations to every user based on their interests. "
target parent: Cheetah Mobile Inc.
target: News Republic, Inc.
Based in France, News Republic leverages editorial, algorithmic and community intelligence to offer the sharpest and widest perspective on the world by ramping relevance and discoverability in custom news flows. Readers have access to articles, videos and photos from over 1,650 media partners.
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closed 8/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cheetah Mobile Inc., acquired News Republic, Inc.

synopsis: Chinese tech company Cheetah Mobile has acquired French startup News Republic. News Republic is a news aggregator that has worked with around 1,650 news organizations to access full-text feeds of articles and photos so that users don’t have to leave the app.
buyer: Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM:$722.68)
Cheetah Mobile is a leading mobile application developer, the #2 largest internet and mobile security corporation in China and the #3 global non-gaming developer on Google Play. "
target: News Republic, Inc.
News Republic is a news aggregator. News Republic has worked with around 1,650 news organizations to access full-text feeds of articles and photos so that users don’t have to leave the app.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Umano

synopsis: Dropbox, a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software, has acquired Umano, a startup that provides voice actors who can read content for recordings that can be added to websites and applications.
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: Umano
Umano is a mobile app that revolutionizes how people engage with news and journalism around the world. Everyday they discover the best articles, voice them by professional readers and curate them into an intuitive mobile platform.
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closed 3/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Joberix, acquired Eterno Infotech Pvt Ltd.

synopsis: Joberix, a provider of a suite of utility services, has acquired Bangalore based Eterno Infotech, the company behind the popular mobile news application NewsHunt.
buyer parent: Ver se' Innovation
buyer: Joberix
Founded in 2007, Joberix reaches out to a universe of 390 Million plus mobile users through it's multiple suite of utility services. It primarily provides job classifieds alerts on the mobile. "
target parent: Rediff.com
target: Eterno Infotech Pvt Ltd.
Eterno is a pioneer in the area of Mobile Media Platforms with a special focus on enabling Indian Languages across variety of handsets. Eterno's Mobile Applications have powered media delivery for various media like News, Music, Video etc over 3G, GPRS and SMS.
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closed 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Plex, Inc., acquired Watchup

synopsis: Plex, the streaming media application, just announced the acquisition of the streaming news service Watchup. Watchup plays host to over 150 news sources including CBS, CNN, Vox, and Hearst Television.
buyer: Plex, Inc.
Plex gives you instant access to all of its users' media collections—home videos, photos, music, TV shows, and movies—so they can quickly find and stream what they want to any device, any time. "
target: Watchup
Watchup bills itself as "the future of TV news," allowing users to create personalized newscasts by selecting areas of interest and TV channels relevant to them, liking and disliking content to fine-tune what they see. Watchup offers access to more than 160 different news sources.
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closed 10/4/2005 via BusinessWire

NewsGator Technologies, acquired NetNewsWire

synopsis: NewsGator Technologies, Inc., the leading RSS platform company, announced today that it has acquired NetNewsWire, the leading RSS reader for Mac OS X. NewsGator also announced that NetNewsWire will integrate tightly with the NewsGator Online synchronization platform.
buyer: NewsGator Technologies
NewsGator Technologies helps enterprises leverage social computing to deliver real business value. The company's enterprise social networking products are used by the world's most recognized brands, including Novartis, Federal Reserve Bank, The United States Army, and The United States Air Force. "
target: NetNewsWire
NetNewsWire is an easy-to-use RSS and Atom newsreader for Mac OS X. Its familiar three-paned interface—similar to Apple Mail—can fetch and display news from thousands of different websites and weblogs, making it quick and easy to keep up with the latest news.
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closed 6/13/2016 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired DoApp, Inc.

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software and services for the global media industry, announced it has acquired DoApp, Inc, a mobile application development and mobile ad network company. With over 500 customers using the DoApp platform, the company has developed more than 1500 mobile apps for the news publishing and broadcast industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle develops and delivers software technology that empowers the global news media industry. Their solutions enable publishers to thrive in a rapidly transforming market. They help their clients to create stronger, better informed communities. "
target: DoApp, Inc.
DoApp Inc. designs mobile applications (apps) and websites for the broadcast, radio, and newspaper industries and has built a mobile ad network that enables local businesses to quickly and easily advertise on mobile and tablet devices.
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announced 4/11/2013 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Pulse

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with more than 200 million members worldwide, announced it agreed to acquire Pulse (owned by Alphonso Labs, Inc.), a leading news reader and mobile content distribution platform.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 200 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Pulse
Pulse is one of the most widely used platforms for content consumption on the Internet. Pulse has more than 30 million users who have activated its iOS and Android-based news reader apps in more than 190 countries.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 5/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Washington Post, purchased Talent from Digg, Inc.

synopsis: The Washington Post has made a talent acquisition of the Digg team, but not Digg's site or technology. The move comes not as a move by the Post to revive the struggling social news site, but as the recruitment of a team that can help develop its Trove social news platform, as well as Trove-powered products like its Social Reader and Personal Post.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: The Washington Post (:$0.00)
A morning daily and Sunday newspaper published in Washington, D.C. For the 12-month period ending September 30, 1998, The Post's unaudited estimated average circulation was 783,000 daily and 1,095,000 Sunday. The Post maintains 20 foreign, 5 national, and 12 metropolitan news bureaus. "
seller: Digg, Inc.
Founded in 2004 and based in San Francisco, CA, Digg, Inc. operates as a news Web site. It allows users to submit stories for review and comment on stories and videos published on Web site. The company’s Web portal allows people to discover and share content.
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closed 5/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Fox Interactive Media, Inc., acquired Newroo Inc.

synopsis: Fox Interactive Media (FIM) today announced it has completed two acquisitions of innovative early stage companies, Newroo Inc. and kSolo.com. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Fox Interactive Media, Inc.
A division of News Corporation, Fox Interactive Media (FIM) offers a global, border-free online network that caters to consumers by giving them the platform and tools to express themselves, communicate with each other, and engage with the best music, TV, film, sports, information and more. "
target: Newroo Inc.
Newroo was founded in 2002 by Daniel Gould and Brian Norgard who attended Brown University together and who wanted to provide users with a powerful tool set to create vertical news-driven websites that found the most important things on the web about their personal passions and interests.
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closed 12/19/2005 via PR Newswire

RealAge, Inc., acquired Eyeout

synopsis: RealAge, Inc., announced today that it has acquired Eyeout, a company with proprietary software for a trainable search engine and smart feeds. The acquisition aids in RealAge's initiative to offer a first-of-its-kind, personalized Internet search engine of respected and credible health and medical information.
buyer: RealAge, Inc.
RealAge, Inc. is a personalized health media company. It provides personalized information and solutions to help people live healthier, longer lives through an integration of media and services. "
target: Eyeout
Eyeout, a company with proprietary software for a trainable search engine and smart feeds.
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closed 3/23/2005 via BusinessWire

Gannett Co., Inc., Knight Ridder, Tribune Company, acquired Topix.net

synopsis: Topix.net announced today that Gannett Co., Inc., Knight-Ridder, Inc. and Tribune Company jointly have acquired a 75 percent stake in Topix.net. Ownership is split evenly, with each media company owning 25 percent and the Topix.net founders retaining a 25 percent stake.
buyer: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
buyer: Knight Ridder
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites. "
target: Topix.net
Founded in 2002 with the specific mission of providing users with the ability to quickly and easily find targeted news on the Internet, Topix.net is a news aggregator with unique technology to find and categorize news into 300,000 topics, from Autos to ZIP code level local news. Topix.net distribut
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closed 5/2/2006 via BusinessWire

Marchex, Inc., acquired AreaConnect, LLC.

synopsis: Marchex, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of AreaConnect LLC, a provider of local online traffic to Yellow and White Pages publishers, for $16 million in cash and Marchex common stock, and $1.7 million in additional restricted common stock (valued based on the 10-day trailing average prior to the closing date).
buyer: Marchex, Inc. (MCHX:$100.67)
Marchex is an online technology company that helps merchants sell through search. The company is focused on search engine and contextual marketing, local search, and direct navigation. "
target: AreaConnect, LLC.
AreaConnect receives 2 million unique users per month through its directory focused local sites, that drive search leads from online consumers primarily to regional bell operating carriers and localized search products.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
14.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2013 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired Wavii, Inc.

synopsis: Google, Inc. has acquired Wavii, the Seattle-based startup behind a news summarization app, for roughly $30 million in cash. The acquisition of Wavii will help Google's plan in enhancing how consumers experience news.
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: Wavii, Inc.
Wavii, Inc., the Seattle-based startup helps users keep up with everything they care about in a personalized news feed. Wavii automatically creates status updates for users' favorite politicians, celebrities, gadgets, and more.
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closed 3/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Summly

synopsis: Yahoo Inc has acquired mobile news aggregator Summly. Summly, founded by 17-year-old Nick D'Aloisio, sorts news by topics in quick bites for smartphones. Summly allows users to browse news fast, easily and beautifully, by viewing concise summaries of online content.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Summly
Summly redefines news for the mobile world with algorithmically generated summaries from thousands of sources. Innovative gestures, animations and great summaries make reading the news fun: easy to use, easy to scan, easy to read, clear and concise.
price ($mm)
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