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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

PressReader, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canada-based PressReader has acquired Evident Point Software Group. Headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Evident Point is a leading provider of eBook software, providing custom professional digital publishing solutions. With the acquisition, PressReader gains a company at the forefront of the on-screen reading experience.
buyer: PressReader
Headquartered in Canada, PressReader is on a mission to improve the way people discover stories that matter. The company provides an all-you-can-read platform of more than 7,500 newspapers and magazines where people can discover relevant and trusted content from anywhere in the world. "
target parent: LANIT JSC
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Based in Canada, Evident Point is a leading provider of eBook software worldwide, providing custom professional digital publishing solutions. The company works with clients to build eLearning and eBook applications and solutions for publishers, software companies, and educational institutions.
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closed 11/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

LANIT JSC, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canadian e-book software and firmware provider Evident Point has been acquired by LANIT, a major Russian company providing a diversified range of systems integration and other IT services. Neither the terms of the transaction nor general future plans of the two companies were disclosed.
buyer: LANIT JSC
LANIT JSU is the leading russian CIS multidisciplinary group of IT companies. The group companies offer a full range of IT services, whose number is steadily increasing due to development of advanced and popular technologies and solutions. "
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Evident Point was established in 1995 with the vision of delivering quality software engineering services to major industry players. Evident Point's track record includes many successful projects for Apple, Microsoft, Netronix, Netscape and other industry leading software and hardware vendors.
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Web

Books International Inc., acquired Cloud View Technologies LLC

synopsis: Books International, Inc., a provider of fulfillment services to publishers around the world, announced acquisition of the majority equity in Cloud View Technologies. They offer cloud-based, secure suite of web applications used for eBook fulfillment, digital content delivery, and title management.
buyer: Books International Inc.
Books International, a family owned and operated company, has provided fulfillment services to publishers around the world from the company headquarters in Dulles, VA. BI processes and ships over $200,000,000 of orders per year on behalf of independent publishers and distribution clients. "
target: Cloud View Technologies LLC
Cloud View Technologies is a software developer of digital delivery platforms for publishers, independent authors, and instructors seeking to digitize and deliver custom course materials.
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announced 4/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire VitalSource Technologies LLC

synopsis: Ingram Content Group has signed a definitive agreement to sell VitalSource Technologies LLC, the leading education technology solutions provider, to Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: VitalSource Technologies LLC
VitalSource is the leading education technology solutions provider committed to helping partners create, deliver, and distribute affordable, accessible, and impactful learning experiences worldwide.
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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

The Access Network Company, acquired College Media Network

synopsis: The Access Network Company announced that it will take over operations of College Media Network. College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million people.
buyer: The Access Network Company
The Access Network(SM) is the premier online city guide content management software platform for premium brands, publishers, and local merchants. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: College Media Network
College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million unique college students and alumni each month.
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closed 9/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Hyland Software, Inc., acquired Hershey Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Hyland Software has purchased privately held Hershey Systems, a provider of Web-based ECM solutions focused primarily on the higher education market. The acquistion makes Hyland one of the largest enterprise content management (ECM) software suite vendors in the higher education market.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Hyland Software, Inc.
Hyland Software is the developer of OnBase. An award-winning suite of document management and content management solutions, OnBase has a proven record of solving problems resulting from time consuming, costly and error plagued manual tasks. "
target: Hershey Systems, Inc.
Hershey Systems is a software company that provides innovative solutions to more than 200 higher education institutions around the world. Hershey provides a comprehensive range of solutions for the higher education market focused on student success and operational excellence.
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closed 5/31/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired The Learning Edge North America

synopsis: The Learning Edge International has joined Pearson, a global leader in education, technology and services. Pearson’s mission is to increase access to educational opportunities and improve student outcomes worldwide.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: The Learning Edge North America
The Learning Edge International provides solutions for educators so they can more effectively manage Digital Learning Resources using EQUELLA - a world class Digital Repository. EQUELLA is a mature, robust Digital Repository that integrates to your existing Learning Management System.
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closed 7/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Ingram Digital Ventures, acquired Vital Source Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Ingram Industries Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Vital Source Technologies, Inc., a leading and trusted provider of digital content delivery solutions in education and professional learning environments.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Ingram Digital Ventures
Ingram Digital Ventures, an operating group of Ingram Industries Inc., is headquartered in LaVergne, Tennessee. "
target: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
Founded in 1994, VitalSource has emerged as the leader in educational content delivery in such sectors as dental, nursing and law. Students and faculty acquire content in the company's VitalBook(TM) file format through a variety of channels using the VitalSource "Bookshelf" application.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired HighWire Press

synopsis: MPS Limited, a leading provider of content, learning, and platform solutions, has completed the acquisition of HighWire Press, a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications.
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS provides platform, learning, and content solutions and is a global partner to the world’s leading enterprises, publishers, learning companies, and content aggregators. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: HighWire Press
HighWire is a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications. It was founded by Stanford University Libraries in 1995.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

HighWire Press, acquired Semantico Ltd.

synopsis: Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press announced its acquisition of Semantico, a privately held provider of technology and services for the scholarly publishing market. Semantico's mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: HighWire Press
HighWire Press delivers technology solutions to leading publishers that disseminate scholarly research worldwide. HighWire provides strategic consulting, professional services and innovative open platform technologies. "
target: Semantico Ltd.
Semantico is an innovative and market-leading digital publishing solutions company. They provide a range of services and technologies including: consultancy, publishing platform design and build, ebook system development, digital marketing, access and identity management, support and hosting.
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closed 11/10/2016 via PE Hub

Authorea, acquired The Winnower

synopsis: Authorea, the online collaborative platform for researchers, announced it has acquired The Winnower, a pioneering research publisher that offers advanced publishing tools to individual authors. With the acquisition, Authorea enhances the foremost online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish all in one place.
buyer: Authorea
Authorea is the place to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration. Authorea is a digital collaboration platform that encourages more immediate knowledge-sharing in the scientific research community. "
target: The Winnower
The Winnower Inc. operates an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. Its platform allows users to publish research, essays, peer reviews, and more.
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closed 1/10/2010 via Company Press Release

Edline LLC, acquired SchoolFusion

synopsis: The assets of SchoolFusion, a leading provider of website and communication solutions for K-12 education, have been acquired by Edline LLC, a portfolio company of Providence Equity. SchoolFusion’s user-friendly website tools empower teachers and administrators to easily create and maintain content rich school and classroom pages.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform. "
target: SchoolFusion
SchoolFusion is a leading provider of website and communication solutions for K-12 education. Its customized web tools connect teachers, students and parents by empowering districts to communicate more effectively.
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closed 5/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Impartus Innovations

synopsis: upGrad, the ed tech platform offering online course content, lectures and test material for college and university level students, has announced that it has acquired Impartus, the learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Impartus Innovations
Bengaluru-based Impartus is a learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials. Impartus' flagship product is a video-based learning platform that enables institutions to capture, edit, and distribute content.
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closed 9/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Aries Systems Corp.

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it has acquired Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries' offerings are used for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Aries Systems Corp.
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing.
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closed 4/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Metapress

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc. has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, Inc., which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Metapress offers comprehensive web publishing solutions for publishers of scholarly journals and electronic books. Current Metapress clients will be transitioned to Atypon’s Literatum platform.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Metapress
Metapress has been a leader in hosting Science/Technical/Medical content since the beginning of the transition from print to electronic format. They have established a reputation for disseminating scholarly information on the Web and hosting highly ranked journals and e-books in many disciplines.
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closed 6/16/2021 via Company Press Release

Lyrasis, Inc., acquired BiblioBoard

synopsis: LYRASIS, a global nonprofit serving libraries, archives, museums and research communities, announces the acquisition of BiblioLabs, LLC., a Charleston, SC-based library technology firm. The acquisition unites two organizations on the leading edge of library software and support services.
buyer: Lyrasis, Inc.
LYRASIS is a global non-profit tech membership organization whose mission is to enable equitable access to the world’s knowledge through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide. "
target: BiblioBoard
BiblioBoard is a hybrid software-media company dedicated to keeping libraries at the forefront of their communities in an increasingly digital age. BiblioBoard offers patrons unlimited, simultaneous-use access to multimedia content through BiblioBoard Library.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, acquired Stacks Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the acquisition of Stacks Inc., a leading library and research web platform. EBSCO partnered with the company in 2016 to release Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target: Stacks Inc.
Stacks Inc. is a leading library and research web platform. Stacks technology is designed to simplify the process of creating online content for libraries. It is the first turnkey, responsive web platform with plug and play integrations and mobile apps connected in real time.
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closed 7/14/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolPointe, Inc.

synopsis: Finalsite, a global leader in school website and digital communications tools, and majority owned by Bridge Growth Partners, announced it has acquired SchoolPointe, a leading K-12 public school website and mobile app provider. Since 2002, SchoolPointe has been providing world class website and digital communications technology solutions.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, and marketing platform of 6,000+ schools and universities in 108 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise. "
target: SchoolPointe, Inc.
Since 2002, SchoolPointe has been providing world class website and digital communications technology solutions to K-12 public schools across the U.S. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, SchoolPointe’s mission is to empower schools through innovation.
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closed 4/6/2022 via Company Press Release

Intellinetics, Inc., acquired YellowFolder

synopsis: Intellinetics, Inc., a cloud-based provider of solutions and services, has acquired Yellow Folder, LLC, a cloud-based records management system (RMS) for K-12 schools. YellowFolder allows staff to securely upload, maintain, and manage student records, district reports, employee records, medical records, personnel data and all other school records.
buyer: Intellinetics, Inc. (GWIV:$11.46)
Intellinetics is a cloud-based content services software provider. Its IntelliCloud suite makes content secure and process-ready for organizations in highly regulated, risk, and compliance-intensive markets in Healthcare, K-12, Public Safety, Public Sector, Financial Services, and beyond. "
target: YellowFolder
YellowFolder is a cloud-based records management system (RMS) for K-12 schools. YellowFolder allows staff to securely upload, maintain, and manage student records, district reports, employee records, medical records, personnel data and all other school records.
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closed 11/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Yoni Groupe, acquired Decalog

synopsis: Groupe Yoni, a leader in specialized software solutions for the Watchmaking, Jewelery, Goldsmith and Collective Catering businesses, has acquired Decalog. Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials.
buyer: Yoni Groupe
A family business for over 30 years, Groupe Yoni specializes in publishing business software for professionals in the Watch and Jewelery, Goldsmithing and Collective Catering industry. "
target: Decalog
Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials, archives, collections and processes and to empower patrons to identify and obtain the information they need.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

PressReader, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canada-based PressReader has acquired Evident Point Software Group. Headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Evident Point is a leading provider of eBook software, providing custom professional digital publishing solutions. With the acquisition, PressReader gains a company at the forefront of the on-screen reading experience.
buyer: PressReader
Headquartered in Canada, PressReader is on a mission to improve the way people discover stories that matter. The company provides an all-you-can-read platform of more than 7,500 newspapers and magazines where people can discover relevant and trusted content from anywhere in the world. "
target parent: LANIT JSC
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Based in Canada, Evident Point is a leading provider of eBook software worldwide, providing custom professional digital publishing solutions. The company works with clients to build eLearning and eBook applications and solutions for publishers, software companies, and educational institutions.
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closed 11/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

LANIT JSC, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canadian e-book software and firmware provider Evident Point has been acquired by LANIT, a major Russian company providing a diversified range of systems integration and other IT services. Neither the terms of the transaction nor general future plans of the two companies were disclosed.
buyer: LANIT JSC
LANIT JSU is the leading russian CIS multidisciplinary group of IT companies. The group companies offer a full range of IT services, whose number is steadily increasing due to development of advanced and popular technologies and solutions. "
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Evident Point was established in 1995 with the vision of delivering quality software engineering services to major industry players. Evident Point's track record includes many successful projects for Apple, Microsoft, Netronix, Netscape and other industry leading software and hardware vendors.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

PressReader, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canada-based PressReader has acquired Evident Point Software Group. Headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Evident Point is a leading provider of eBook software, providing custom professional digital publishing solutions. With the acquisition, PressReader gains a company at the forefront of the on-screen reading experience.
buyer: PressReader
Headquartered in Canada, PressReader is on a mission to improve the way people discover stories that matter. The company provides an all-you-can-read platform of more than 7,500 newspapers and magazines where people can discover relevant and trusted content from anywhere in the world. "
target parent: LANIT JSC
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Based in Canada, Evident Point is a leading provider of eBook software worldwide, providing custom professional digital publishing solutions. The company works with clients to build eLearning and eBook applications and solutions for publishers, software companies, and educational institutions.
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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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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 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

CNN Worldwide, acquired Canopy Crest Corporation

synopsis: CNN has announced that it acquired Canopy, a 15-person startup that developed a personalized, privacy-focused content-recommendation engine. Canopy uses on-device machine learning to discover sights, sounds, and stories to inspire your life. Their app, Tonic, gives people a personalized selection of reads every day.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: CNN Worldwide
CNN is a portfolio of more than two-dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other TV news organization in the US. "
target: Canopy Crest Corporation
Canopy is a 15-person startup that developed a personalized, privacy-focused content-recommendation engine. Canopy uses on-device machine learning to discover sights, sounds, and stories to inspire your life. Their app, Tonic, gives people a personalized selection of reads every day.
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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 (NYSE:PINS:$2,667.68)
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:$117,929.00)
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 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:$1,913.90)
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.
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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:$3,208.08)
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:$51.22)
Marchex is an online technology company that helps merchants sell through search. The company is focused on search engine and contextual marketing, local search, and direct navigation. "
target: AreaConnect, LLC.
AreaConnect receives 2 million unique users per month through its directory focused local sites, that drive search leads from online consumers primarily to regional bell operating carriers and localized search products.
price ($mm)
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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:$257,637.00)
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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