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closed 3/4/2002 via

synopsis: When Handheld Media considered its options for expanding its coverage of handheld technologies to cover additional platforms beyond the Palm OS, an acquisition of the industry's largest and most respected website was a natural move
buyer: Handheld Media Group, Inc.
About Handheld Media Group Handheld Media Group is now the leading force in the exploding area of handheld computing. Handheld Media Group, Inc. publishes numerous consumer- and enterprise- oriented magazines, and is expanding into the areas of Webcasting and specialized publishing (for trade shows "
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closed 3/30/2005 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired GraphicDesignForum

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced it has acquired GraphicDesignForum, a leading interactive community of design professionals.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: GraphicDesignForum
GraphicDesignForum is a leading interactive community of design professionals.
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closed 9/7/2005 via PR Newswire

CHL Technologies Inc., acquired 3g365.com

synopsis: E Mobile Information Technologies has announced its acquisition of 3g365.com, a leading Chinese website, which enables smart phone users to access technical and non-technical information.
buyer: CHL Technologies Inc.
CHL Technologies Inc. takes a different road from most mobile application and content groups whose primary focus is Java, SMS, and MMS. CHL Technologies focuses on developing and marketing innovative mobile applications and wireless value added services, including mobile books, video, games, securit"
target: 3g365.com
3g365.com is a leading Chinese website, which enables smart phone users to access technical and non-technical information. Presently 3g365 serves 70,000 subscribers through postings of 359,392 articles on 32,478 different subjects.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

BuySellAds.com, Inc., acquired Digg, Inc.

synopsis: Digg has found a new owner: digital advertising company BuySellAds, has acquired a majority stake Digg, a news aggregator. Digg delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet right now. Digg does curation: building products that make life smoother, simpler, and smarter.
buyer: BuySellAds.com, Inc.
BuySellAds.com, Inc. provides a market place for advertisers. BuySellAds.com, Inc. provides a marketplace for advertisers to select the website they wish to advertise and and pay for their ad, prices are created based on website owners. "
target parent: Betaworks
target: Digg, Inc.
Digg delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet right now. Digg does curation: building products that make life smoother, simpler, and smarter. Re-founded in 2012, Digg now provides the most relevant and compelling content to millions of users a month.
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closed 7/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Betaworks, acquired Digg, Inc.

synopsis: Betaworks, the company behind bit.ly, news.me, Chartbeat and a number of other successful products, has acquired the social news site Digg.com for an undisclosed amount. Digg allows users to submit stories for review and comment on stories and videos published on Web site.
buyer: Betaworks
Betaworks is a company that makes seed-stage investments in social media related companies. "
target: 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 9/3/2009 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Women's Forum for the Economy and Society

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced its acquisition of a majority stake in the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society. Attended in 2008 by 1,200 participants from 90 countries, the Women's Forum is an independent global women's forum and a hub of debate, sharing, brainstorming and action.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,011.70)
Publicis Groupe is the world's fourth largest communications group, as well as world's second largest media counsel and buying group. Groupe's communication activities cover advertising, through three autonomous global advertising networks: Leo Burnett, Publicis, and Saatchi & Saatchi. "
target: Women's Forum for the Economy and Society
Rated in 2007 by the Financial Times as one of the top five global forums worldwide, the Women’s Forum was founded in 2005 by Aude Zieseniss de Thuin to promote women’s vision on the economic and social issues that matter most and that are at the heart of the most compelling concerns of our times.
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closed 5/10/2006 via PR Newswire

MTV Networks, acquired Xfire, Inc.

synopsis: MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc., announced today that it has closed its $102 million acquisition of Xfire, Inc., the fastest-growing online gaming communication and community platform in the world.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services. "
target: Xfire, Inc.
Xfire, Inc. is the fastest growing online gaming platform and community in the world. Xfire helps gamers play with their friends much more easily. Xfire is also a server browser, IM, and file download system designed just for gamers. Xfire has 4 million members in more than 100 countries.
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closed 7/9/2012 via Company Press Release

Playfire merged with Green Man Gaming Limited,

synopsis: Green Man Gaming has merged with Playfire, a community for gamers. It enables gamers to track news, discussions for games, and follow friends' progress in games. The company offers gamer cards.
buyer: Green Man Gaming Limited
Green Man Gaming Limited, a digital PC retailer, operates greenmangaming.com, an online digital distribution and entertainment platform. Its greenmangaming.com enables consumers, publishers, and partners to buy and re-sell digitally downloaded games for use on specified hardware platforms. "
target: Playfire
Playfire operates a community for gamers. It enables gamers to track news, discussions for games, and follow friends' progress in games. The company offers gamer cards. Playfire was founded in 2007 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
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closed 8/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

D4DR Media CC, acquired BASEjumper.com

synopsis: D4DR Media announced that the company will refocus on adventure sport communities by acquiring and operating BASEjumper.com, the largest interactive BASE jumping destination site for jumpers and enthusiasts on the web.
buyer: D4DR Media CC
D4DR Media CC is a privately held company based just outside Cape Town in Somerset West (South Africa). D4DR Media owns or operates a portfolio of leading adventure sport portals which include Dropzone.com, Rockclimbing.com, BASEjumper.com and Divetime.com. "
target: BASEjumper.com
BASEjumper.com serves as an global online community for those individuals who have carefully considered their decision to jump and for whom BASE jumping is a lifestyle choice.
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closed 7/11/2012 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired PersonalityCafe

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, Inc., announced that it has acquired the domain name, website, mobile app and assets related to Personalitycafe.com. Founded in 2008, PersonalityCafe.com has grown into one of the leading and most active communities focused on psychology on the Internet.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: PersonalityCafe
Founded in 2008 as way to explore personality types and for people to find others like themselves to interact with, PersonalityCafe.com has grown into one of the leading and most active communities focused on psychology on the Internet.
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closed 5/11/2005 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired JGuru.com

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation's JupiterWeb division announced the acquisition of JGuru.com (www.jguru.com), an online community for Java(TM) programmers and software developers.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: JGuru.com
JGuru.com provides news, information, forums and online courses designed for Java(TM) programmers and software developers. The JGuru.com online community is comprised of top Java(TM) developers, who are encouraged to maintain their individuality and express their own opinions freely, which gives JGu
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closed 7/14/2009 via BusinessWire

UtiliPoint International Inc., acquired The Intelligent Project, LLC

synopsis: UtiliPoint® International announced the acquisition of The Intelligent Project, LLC, a research and advisory services firm addressing the challenges that utilities face in advancing and solving customer dimension complexities of the smart grid.
buyer: UtiliPoint International Inc.
UtiliPoint International is a leader in providing analysis and consulting services to the energy and utility industry. Our 76-year history and over 500 clients worldwide have led us to currently operate as an energy and utility consulting and issues analysis firm. "
target: The Intelligent Project, LLC
The Intelligent Project offers a series of forums for executives interested in different dimensions of smart grid customer strategy. The flagship forum is the IP Executive ForumTM, where senior smart grid & customer executives convene to debate smart grid policies & brainstorm innovation strategies.
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closed 3/1/2007 via Company Press Release

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Pelican Events Ltd

synopsis: Audax, together with Questex, acquired Pelican Events from private owners.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: Pelican Events Ltd
Pelican Events Ltd. manages a series of specialized appointment-based business to business meeting forums for the hotel management industry.
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