word processing industry

closed 3/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Fortunate Bear, LLC, purchased Pagehand from Pagehand.com

synopsis: Fortunate Bear is thrilled to announce that it has acquired Pagehand, a word processor for the Mac, from Pagehand.com. Fortunate Bear has renamed the application to Pagesmith, and will renew development in addition to providing support for existing Pagehand customers.
buyer: Fortunate Bear, LLC
Fortunate Bear is a software company dedicated to creating software for humans using the Mac and iOS platforms. Founded in 2011 by Andy Finnell, Fortunate Bear is headquartered in the San Francisco East Bay. "
seller: Pagehand.com
Pagehand.com is a provider of software to the MAC OS X. Their products includes; Pagesmith - a word processor, Eight Off- a solitaire game and LaunchCodes.
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closed 8/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired Quip

synopsis: Salesforce, the world's #1 CRM company, has acquired Quip, a mobile productivity suite that enables people to collaborate on any device. Quip combines chat, documents, spreadsheets, checklists, and more in a simple and elegant interface that makes collaboration easy.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$20,286.00)
Salesforce.com, Inc., the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Their Salesforce Service Cloud customer service app empowers enterprises to deliver amazing customer service experiences anywhere and on any device. "
target: Quip
Quip is a mobile productivity suite that enables people to collaborate on any device. Quip combines chat, documents, spreadsheets, checklists, and more in a simple and elegant interface that makes collaboration easy.
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closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Circus Ponies Software, Inc.

synopsis: Google, a company specializing in Internet-related services and products, has acquired Circus Ponies, the developer of the NoteBook app for iOS and OS X. NoteBook supports structured and free-form note taking, information gathering, sketching, diagramming, and PDF mark-up.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
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: Circus Ponies Software, Inc.
Circus Ponies is the developer of the NoteBook app for iOS and OS X. NoteBook supports structured and free-form note taking, information gathering, sketching, diagramming, and PDF mark-up.
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announced 10/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, will acquire Virtual Ubiquity, Inc

synopsis: Adobe Systems Incorporated has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Virtual Ubiquity and its ground-breaking online word processor, Buzzword. The acquisition furthers Adobe's commitment to foster a vibrant ecosystem for rich Internet application development that delivers breakthrough experiences built on Adobe AIR.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$12,436.30)
For over 25 years, Adobe’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: Virtual Ubiquity, Inc
Virtual Ubiquity is the creator of a ground-breaking online word processor, Buzzword. Because it was built with Adobe Flex™ software and runs in the Adobe Flash™ Player, Buzzword enables greater document quality regardless of the browser or device.
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closed 6/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Automattic Inc., acquired Day One

synopsis: Automattic is expanding its lineup of online writing platforms with its acquisition of Day One, a popular journaling app for Mac and Apple mobile devices. The app has been downloaded more than 15 million times since its March 2011 launch on the Mac and iTunes App Store, offering users a private place to share their thoughts.
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic wants to make the web a better place. They're the company behind products including WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, and Longreads. Their common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it. "
target: Day One
Day One is a journaling app for the iPhone, iPad and Mac. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One’s elegant interface makes journaling life a simple pleasure. Day One offers end-to-end encryption for all journal entries, which can include text, media and even audio recordings.
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closed 10/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Inmedius Inc., acquired LogPerspective Inc.

synopsis: Inmedius, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of LogPerspective’s DITA Storm, a full-featured DITA editing tool that enables authors to easily create DITA-compliant content in WYSIWYG mode regardless of their DITA XML knowledge. The editing environment is 100% browser-based, requiring no timely or costly client installations.
buyer: Inmedius Inc.
Inmedius is a global leader in delivering performance-oriented applications that capture, create, manage, and deploy technical information assets. Integrating those information assets within business processes, using state-of-the-art workflow and collaborative techniques, is an Inmedius hallmark. "
target: LogPerspective Inc.
LogPerspective is the producer of DITA Storm, a web-based editor for DITA XML format. It is entirely implemented in JavaScript making it easily embeddable in any web application. No browser plugin installation or server side script deployment is required.
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closed 3/9/2006 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Upstartle

synopsis: Google Inc. has bought Upstartle, the maker of Writely, an online word processing program that gives the online search engine leader another potential weapon in its escalating battle with Microsoft Corp.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
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: Upstartle
Upstartle is the maker of Writely, The Web Word Processor, that allows users to store, edit and publish documents online -- privately, in collaboration with specific people, or publicly on the Internet.
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closed 1/7/2015 via GlobeNewswire

MadCap Software, Inc., acquired Doc-To-Help

synopsis: MadCap Software, the leader in multi-channel content authoring and a showcase company for Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft XPS, announced the acquisition of Doc-To-Help from GrapeCity. Doc-To-Help, which comes from the ComponentOne Division of GrapeCity, is the market's leading Microsoft Word-based authoring tool for multi-channel publishing.
buyer: MadCap Software, Inc.
MadCap Software, Inc. is a trusted resource for the thousands of companies around the globe that rely on its solutions for multi-channel authoring and publishing, multimedia, and translation management of their professional documentation. "
target parent: GrapeCity, Inc.
target: Doc-To-Help
Doc-To-Help is used by technical communicators, policy writers, customer support, trainers, and other content creators to create software documentation, online Help, product manuals, policy guides in the formats best usable by their readers.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

WIRIS, acquired Design Science, Inc.

synopsis: Maths for More, makers of WIRIS, has acquired Design Science, makers of MathType. Design Science is a worldwide leader in software for scientific and technical communication. The company’s MathType, MathFlow and MathPlayer products are used for authoring and publishing mathematical notation in print and online content.
buyer: WIRIS
WIRIS (Maths for More) is a math and science software company based in Barcelona, Spain. Their products for math and science editing and assessment are used by leading EdTech companies. "
target: Design Science, Inc.
Design Science is a worldwide leader in software for scientific and technical communication. The company’s MathType, MathFlow and MathPlayer products are used by scientists, engineers, educators, and students, for authoring and publishing mathematical notation in print and online content.
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closed 7/21/2021 via Company Press Release

Tiny Technologies Inc., acquired Setka

synopsis: Tiny, the worlds #1 open source rich text editor, has acquired Setka, a smart content design platform. Setka provides a no code WYSIWYG editor for building interactive and engaging content. Their editor integrates into any content management platform, seamlessly replacing standard text editors with an easy-to-use editorial experience design tool.
buyer: Tiny Technologies Inc.
Tiny is the worlds #1 open source rich text editor. Tiny's TinyMCE is a flexible and customizable WYSIWYG editor that enhances the content creation experience. Their platform is built to fit seamlessly into any product or website and features solutions for all core editing needs. "
target: Setka
Setka is a smart content design platform. Setka provides a no code WYSIWYG editor for building interactive and engaging content. Their editor integrates into any content management platform, seamlessly replacing standard text editors with an easy-to-use editorial experience design tool.
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closed 2/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, acquired Final Draft

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry, announced the acquisition of Final Draft, Inc., whose screenwriting software is the undisputed industry standard and clear market leader worldwide.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC is the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, production incentives and production tax credit financing. "
target: Final Draft
For the past 25 years, the name Final Draft has been synonymous with Hollywood. Referenced in movies and thanked in acceptance speeches, it is the number-one selling screenwriting application in the world, and the industry standard used by studios and production companies all over the globe.
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closed 3/29/2010 via Market Wire

Zhura merged with Scripped, Inc.,

synopsis: Scripped, the leading provider of Web-based screenwriting software and crowdsourced content development services, announced the company has secured new investment and merged with Zhura.com.
buyer: Scripped, Inc.
Founded in 2008, Scripped's goal is to make screenwriting accessible to writers of all levels and provide the tools and community writers need to bring their ideas from inception to completion. Scripped aims to encourage and support the needs of all scripted content writers. "
target: Zhura
Zhura was founded in 2007 to develop the next generation in performance writing tools. As the first company to combine advanced editing technology with valuable community, collaboration, and social networking features, Zhura is a thought leader in the Performance Writing Industry.
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Pagehand.com

Quip

Circus Ponies Software, Inc.

Virtual Ubiquity, Inc

Day One

LogPerspective Inc.

Upstartle

Doc-To-Help

Design Science, Inc.

Setka

Final Draft

Zhura

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