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announced 10/24/2007 via BusinessWire

80108 Media will be merged with Go2,

synopsis: go2®, a leader in mobile search and directory services, and 80108 Media, a pioneer in original local mobile content, today announced plans to merge, forming go2 Media™, a company focused on the growing user demand for more localized, personalized mobile content.
buyer: Go2
A leader in mobile search and directory services since 1999, go2 owns and operates a broad range of online and mobile websites including go2 Movies, go2 Dining, go2 Pets, go2 Golf and over 300 mobile websites dedicated to specific colleges and universities throughout the U.S. "
target: 80108 Media
80108 offers a network of mobile correspondents creating relevant, local content and a proprietary and innovative SMS delivery system. 80108 Media is backed by several Boston-area venture capital firms.
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closed 9/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Zip.ch S.A., acquired Oeffnungszeiten.ch GmbH

synopsis: Online search portal ZIP.ch has announced the acquisition of the www.oeffnungszeiten.ch service, which belongs to Times.ch. With more than 300,000 visits a month, Oeffnungszeiten.ch is the most visited web site with opening hours in Switzerland. Oeffnungszeiten.ch is a free app that provides instant opening times of locations.
buyer: Zip.ch S.A.
ZIP.ch is the new 2.0 phone directory for Switzerland. It aims to offer users a simple and effective search tool covering all businesses and individuals listed in the Swiss YellowPages and WhitePages while encouraging business owners to claim and enhance their listing for free. "
target parent: Times.ch
target: Oeffnungszeiten.ch GmbH
Öffnungszeiten.ch is the new interactive search engine for any location, company or restaurant in Switzerland. Öffnungszeiten.ch is a free app that provides instant opening times of a desired location! Find actual opening times in real-time.
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

OwnLocal, Inc., acquired Wanderful Media

synopsis: OwnLocal, a provider of an automated digital ad agency platform that powers hundreds of local media companies, has acquired Wanderful Media, a retail-focused mobile media company. Wanderful Media engages US consumers via their shopping apps, mobile and regional networks. They own and operate Find&Save, CoffeeTable, and the Wanderful Mobile Network.
buyer: OwnLocal, Inc.
OwnLocal turns media companies into sophisticated local digital advertising specialists. Their automated digital ad agency platform powers hundreds of local media companies, tens of thousands of small businesses, and their local ad network delivers more than 1 billion impressions every month. "
target: Wanderful Media
Wanderful Media is a retail-focused mobile media company, engaging US consumers via their shopping apps, mobile and regional networks. Wanderful Media owns and operates Find&Save, CoffeeTable, the Wanderful Mobile Network and the Wanderful Regional Network.
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announced 11/23/2016 via Company Press Release

BIG Un Limited, will acquire Pricemaker

synopsis: Big Un Limited announced that it has agreed to acquire Pricemaker, a New Zealand-based technology company. Pricemaker has developed market leading software for Commercial Conversations. Pricemaker connects shoppers and local businesses, letting users describe what they want to buy, and allowing local businesses to provide them personalised offers.
buyer: BIG Un Limited (ASX:BIG:$10.60)
Big Un Limited is a video production and review platform. The Company integrates video, internet, social media, and mobile phone applications to provide a collection of video reviews of businesses. Big Un operates in the Australian, United Kingdom, and United States markets. "
target: Pricemaker
Pricemaker Ltd. develops a mobile application which connects shoppers and local businesses. Users describe what they want to buy, and salespeople from local businesses will make personalised offers to suit their needs. Pricemaker Ltd. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Wellington, New Zealand.
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closed 11/13/2012 via Market Wire

Wanderful Media, acquired iCircular

synopsis: Wanderful Media™, a new digital local discovery shopping company based in Silicon Valley, announced the acquisition of iCircular. Wanderful Media's mission is to connect retail advertisers with millions of local consumers wherever and however they shop. The company acquired iCircular to broaden its products for mobile devices and tablets.
buyer: Wanderful Media
Wanderful Media is a Silicon Valley company reinventing local discovery shopping. Wanderful Media makes discovery shopping engaging, fun and social for consumers, wherever they are and however they shop -- tablet, mobile and web. "
target parent: The Associated Press
target: iCircular
iCircular is the mobile home to Sunday newspaper ads leading shoppers to great deals and savings at their favorite stores from their smartphone by just touching the Deals tab.
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closed 3/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Infogroup, acquired GoTime, Inc.

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of high-value data and multichannel marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of Seattle based GoTime, Inc., a data management platform company specializing in high value data acquisition and delivery.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Infogroup (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup helps companies increase sales and customer loyalty through its high value data, market intelligence and innovative digital solutions. It uncovers and unlocks revenue growth by enabling its clients to connect and engage with their most valuable audiences millions of times each day. "
target: GoTime, Inc.
GoTime, Inc. is a Seattle-based data management platform company specializing in high value data acquisition and delivery founded with the mission of helping people make real world decisions on where to go in their city.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

PickMe, acquired YAMU

synopsis: PickMe, a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app, has acquired YAMU, an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
buyer: PickMe
PickMe is a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app. PickMe allows users to easily book a ride at any time of day. PickMe features the best rates and the largest fleet of taxis in Sri Lanka. They offer bikes, tuk tuks, cars, vans, luxury sedans, and more. "
target: YAMU
YAMU is an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, purchased Log Cabin Democrat, 3 Arkansas weeklies from New Media Investment Group

synopsis: Paxton Media Group has purchased the Log Cabin Democrat, a daily newspaper in Conway, Ark., along with three Arkansas weeklies in Clinton, Heber Springs and Newport. The Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
seller: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
The Log Cabin Democrat is a daily newspaper in Conway, Arkansas, United States, serving Conway and Faulkner County and some surrounding areas. The three Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
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closed 1/15/2019 via PR Web

The Emerald Cost By Owner, acquired DestinFlorida.com

synopsis: Emerald Coast by Owner (ECBYO), a regional vacation rental-listing site for the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama, has acquired DestinFlorida.com, a website for people who love Destin and vacationing in the area. DestinFlorida.com is the #1 guide to the best Destin beach vacation rentals, restaurants, activities, shopping and more.
buyer: The Emerald Cost By Owner
Emerald Coast by Owner (ECBYO) is a regional vacation rental-listing site for the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama. ECBYO allows people to easily compare and pick the right vacation rental that meets their needs. ECBYO offers thousands of vacation rentals to choose from. "
target: DestinFlorida.com
DestinFlorida.com is a website for people who love Destin and vacationing in the area. DestinFlorida.com is the #1 guide to the best Destin beach vacation rentals, restaurants, activities, shopping and more. The site aims to help people have a great vacation in Destin, Florida.
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closed 1/4/2019 via PR Web

Impress3 Media, acquired SFist

synopsis: Impress3, a diversified digital media producer, has acquired SFist from New York Public Radio, an owner and operator of leading public radio stations. SFist is a blog about San Francisco and the Bay Area. SFist is San Francisco's source for fun, witty, and serious news about restaurants, events, sports, politics, and more.
buyer parent: Impressions Holdings
buyer: Impress3 Media
Impress3 is a diversified digital media producer that seeks to use its proven track record in software-assisted content production & distribution to revitalize local news media. Impress3 owns and operates dozens of media publications from online industry magazines to local news websites. "
target parent: New York Public Radio, Inc.
target: SFist
Founded in 2014, SFist is a blog about San Francisco and the Bay Area. SFist is San Francisco's source for fun, witty, and serious news. The blog provides news and updates about restaurants, events, sports, politics, and more.
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announced 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire RedFlagDeals.com

synopsis: Yellow Pages Limited announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Yellow Pages Digital & Media Solutions Limited has entered into an agreement to sell the assets related to the operation of its RedFlagDeals division to VerticalScope Inc. RedFlagDeals.com is the leading provider of online promotions and shopping tools to Canadians.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc.
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Yellow Pages Limited
target: RedFlagDeals.com
RedFlagDeals.com is the leading provider of online promotions and shopping tools to Canadians. They publish thousands of deals and coupons across more than 70 categories. The company has full-time staff dedicated to finding deals, coupons and freebies.
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Social Media LLC, acquired Chicagoist

synopsis: Social Media LLC, a company created by professional rapper Chance the Rapper, has acquired Chicagoist from WNYC, New York’s public radio station. Chicagoist is a blog that covers news, arts, events, food, culture, and everything else in Chicago. The blog covers things like deep-dish pizza rankings, City Hall politics, art openings, and more.
buyer: Social Media LLC
Social Media LLC is a company created by Chance the Rapper (Chancelor Jonathan Bennett), a professional rapper. The company aims to promote local investigative journalism, diversity, and representation for people of color in media. "
target parent: New York Public Radio, Inc.
target: Chicagoist
Chicagoist is a blog that covers news, arts, events, food, culture, and everything else in Chicago. Chicagoist is dedicated to documenting the Second City and all its quirks. The blog covers things like deep-dish pizza rankings, vegan hotdog poetics, City Hall politics, art openings, and more.
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closed 2/28/2018 via Company Press Release

KPCC / Southern California Public Radio, WAMU 88.5, WNYC, acquired Gothamist LLC

synopsis: Leaders in public media—WNYC (New York), KPCC (Southern California),and WAMU (Washington, D.C.)—announced they have joined together to acquire key assets of Gothamist and its associated sites: LAist and DCist. The acquisition includes the story archives, internet domains, and social media assets from Gothamist, as well as DNAinfo.
buyer: WNYC
buyer: KPCC / Southern California Public Radio
buyer: WAMU 88.5
WNYC (New York), KPCC (Southern California), and WAMU (Washington, D.C.) are leaders in public media and operate public radio stations in their respective cities/states. "
target: Gothamist LLC
Gothamist LLC owns and operates a network of city blogs that provide information about news, events, food, and entertainment for young urbanites. Independently owned and operated since 2003, the sites include Chicagoist.com, DCist.com, LAist.com, SFist.com and Gothamist.com in NYC.
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closed 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Blue Box Media Private Limited, acquired Connect Jaipur

synopsis: Blue Box Media, which runs global tech news reporting platform The Tech Portal, has acquired a majority stake in Jaipur headquartered lifestyle blog Connect Jaipur. Connect Jaipur was established with the aim of writing geographically centric news and lifestyle content, and also providing niche digital branding solutions to mid-size businesses.
buyer: Blue Box Media Private Limited
Founded in 2011, Blue Box Media owns some of India's most popular online media properties. Their primary brand is The Tech Portal, India's number one website for news and information on technology and start-ups. "
target: Connect Jaipur
Connect Jaipur is a lifestyle blog headquartered in Jaipur, India. Connect Jaipur was started with the aim of writing geographically centric news and lifestyle content, covering a variety of details about Jaipur including fashion, events, shopping, food, and more.
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closed 3/8/2017 via Company Press Release

DNAinfo, acquired Gothamist LLC

synopsis: DNAinfo, the award-winning online source for neighborhood news and information in New York and Chicago, has acquired Gothamist, LLC, a popular network of city award-winning news sites in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
buyer: DNAinfo
DNAinfo is a digital news service covering stories vital to New York and Chicago's neighborhoods. Their journalists produce and publish concise, objective multimedia stories. They combine original content with the best aggregation to bring their audience all the news from the neighborhoods. "
target: Gothamist LLC
Gothamist LLC owns and operates a network of city blogs that provide information about news, events, food, and entertainment for young urbanites. Independently owned and operated since 2003, the sites include Chicagoist.com, DCist.com, LAist.com, SFist.com and Gothamist.com in NYC.
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

BlankSlate, acquired DumboNYC

synopsis: BlankSlate, a Dumbo-based digital marketing agency, has acquired DumboNYC, a website that covers general news, real estate, community and cultural events, business, and more.
buyer: BlankSlate
BlankSlate is a digital marketing agency that specializes in forging local connections between brands, businesses, publishers, and audiences. BlankSlate is a technology and creative team that forges local connections between brands, businesses, publishers, and audiences. "
target: DumboNYC
For people that live or work in Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Ferry, or Vinegar Hill, DumboNYC is a website that covers general news, real estate, community and cultural events, business, and more.
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announced 8/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp., will acquire Sidebuy Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp. will acquire SideBuy.com's unique daily deal and coupon aggregator technology. SideBuy.com is a daily deal aggregator. Each day all deals offered by hundreds of providers in all cities across Canada, USA, the UK and Australia are found and listed on SideBuy.com.
buyer: Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp.
Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp.’s focus is on next generation mobile technology solutions. The Imogo Private Cloud Portal Platform provides fast and secure access to email, documents, voicemail, office phone, faxes and other services in one convenient bundled service. "
target: Sidebuy Technologies Inc.
SideBuy.com is a Vancouver based technology start-up that develops technologies and applications to help consumers with online shopping and e-commerce. SideBuy.com is a personal shopping assistant that lists all deals available in Canada, US, Australia and United Kingdom.
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closed 12/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Multi-Media Channels, LLC, purchased Northern Wisconsin Publications from Journal Community Publishing Group

synopsis: Journal Community Publishing Group, Inc. announced the sale of its publications and websites in Northern Wisconsin to Multi-Media Channels, LLC. Included in the sale are buyer’s guide publications and corresponding web-sites serving Waupaca, Marathon County, Wood County, Stevens Point, Rhinelander, New London and Clintonville.
buyer: Multi-Media Channels, LLC
Multi-Media Channels, LLC is a publishing company located in Green Bay, WI. "
seller parent: Journal Communications Inc.
seller: Journal Community Publishing Group
Journal Community Publishing Group is a diversified publishing and printing company with operations in Wisconsin. Its Northern Wisconsin publications serve Waupaca, Marathon County, Wood County, Stevens Point, Rhinelander, New London and Clintonville.
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closed 5/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Local.com Corporation, acquired Krillion, Inc.

synopsis: Local.com Corporation, a leading online local media company, announced the acquisition of Krillion, Inc., a leading provider of location-based product search that connects online shoppers with products available in stores locally, with current discount, pricing and product information.
buyer: Local.com Corporation (LOCM:$97.80)
Local.com owns and operates a leading local search site and network in the United States. The company uses patented and proprietary technologies to provide over 20 million consumers each month with relevant search results for local businesses, products and services. "
target: Krillion, Inc.
Krillion, Inc. is a leading provider of location-based product search that connects online shoppers with products available in stores locally, with current discount, pricing and product information.
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closed 5/20/2010 via Company Press Release

Yell Group Ltd., acquired TrustedPlaces, Ltd.

synopsis: Yell announces that it has acquired Trusted Places Limited, the company behind the popular UK local reviews website trustedplaces.com. The purchase means that Yell will, for the first time, enable consumers to recommend a local business through its Yell.com website.
buyer: Yell Group Ltd. (YELGF:$3,013.17)
Yell is the leading provider of classified directory advertising and associated products and services in the United Kingdom and a leading provider of classified directory advertising in the United States. "
target parent: Howzat Media
target: TrustedPlaces, Ltd.
TrustedPlaces attracts around 700,000 users a month looking for recommendations on local businesses across a range of key categories. These cover, for example, Restaurants, Bars and Pubs, Hotels and Travel, Shopping and Home Maintenance and Repairs, which includes services such as plumbers.
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announced 10/24/2007 via BusinessWire

80108 Media will be merged with Go2,

synopsis: go2®, a leader in mobile search and directory services, and 80108 Media, a pioneer in original local mobile content, today announced plans to merge, forming go2 Media™, a company focused on the growing user demand for more localized, personalized mobile content.
buyer: Go2
A leader in mobile search and directory services since 1999, go2 owns and operates a broad range of online and mobile websites including go2 Movies, go2 Dining, go2 Pets, go2 Golf and over 300 mobile websites dedicated to specific colleges and universities throughout the U.S. "
target: 80108 Media
80108 offers a network of mobile correspondents creating relevant, local content and a proprietary and innovative SMS delivery system. 80108 Media is backed by several Boston-area venture capital firms.
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announced 10/24/2007 via BusinessWire

80108 Media will be merged with Go2,

synopsis: go2®, a leader in mobile search and directory services, and 80108 Media, a pioneer in original local mobile content, today announced plans to merge, forming go2 Media™, a company focused on the growing user demand for more localized, personalized mobile content.
buyer: Go2
A leader in mobile search and directory services since 1999, go2 owns and operates a broad range of online and mobile websites including go2 Movies, go2 Dining, go2 Pets, go2 Golf and over 300 mobile websites dedicated to specific colleges and universities throughout the U.S. "
target: 80108 Media
80108 offers a network of mobile correspondents creating relevant, local content and a proprietary and innovative SMS delivery system. 80108 Media is backed by several Boston-area venture capital firms.
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Laserlike

synopsis: Apple confirmed it has acquired Silicon Valley-based machine learning startup called Laserlike. Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$260,174.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Laserlike
Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
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closed 7/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Fast Search & Transfer, Inc., acquired AgentArts

synopsis: Fast Search & Transfer, the leading global provider of search technologies, today announced the acquisition of AgentArts, Inc., a leading personalization and recommendation technology company.
buyer: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. "
target: AgentArts
AgentArts is a leading provider of recommendation and personalization solutions for music, video, games and mobile entertainment. AgentArts offers a range of recommendation, personalization, datamining and community recommendation products.
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closed 12/15/2011 via BNC Analysis

StubHub, Inc, acquired Zvents, Inc.

synopsis: Ticketing giant StubHub, owned by eBay, has acquired local event-discovery and promotion service Zvents, according to eBay’s internal employee blog eBayInk. By providing the best in local search, Zvents intuitively connects people with their interests and favorite sources of entertainment.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: StubHub, Inc
StubHub is the fan's ticket marketplace, enabling customers to buy and sell tickets at fair market value. The company's unique open marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient, and highly reliable environment. "
target: Zvents, Inc.
Zvents is a powerful search engine with groundbreaking algorithms and revolutionary search technology. By providing the best in local search, Zvents intuitively connects people with their interests and favorite sources of entertainment.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Qwant SAS, acquired Xilopix SAS

synopsis: Qwant, the first search engine that protects its users freedoms, has acquired Xilopix, developers of the first fully Multimedia Content Search and Navigation Engine designed for the touch screen revolution. Xilopix's Multimedia Search Engine technology enables users to find Images and any Multimedia objects quicker and with unrivaled precision.
buyer: Qwant SAS
Qwant is the first search engine which protects its users freedoms and ensures that the digital ecosystem remains healthy. Qwant delivers the best available results to user queries and never tries to guess who they are or what they are doing. "
target: Xilopix SAS
Xilopix has developed the first fully Multimedia Content Search and Navigation Engine designed for the touch screen revolution. Xilopix's Multimedia Search Engine technology enables users to find Images and any Multimedia objects quicker and with unrivaled precision, without the need of Text typing.
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closed 8/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Snapchat, Inc., acquired Vurb

synopsis: Snapchat, a photo messaging application, has acquired Vurb, the only search app that gives suggestions and results tailored to what people love—and keeps people updated on trending topics they care about.
buyer: Snapchat, Inc. (SNAP:$1,544.47)
Snapchat is a photo messaging application that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "Snaps". "
target: Vurb
Vurb’s mission is to create a smarter, more connected digital world that empowers people globally to do more of what they want all in one place. Vurb is the only search app that gives suggestions and results tailored to what people love—and keeps people updated on trending topics they care about.
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closed 4/12/2010 via BusinessWeek

Google Inc., acquired Plink

synopsis: Google has acquired a two-person U.K. startup called Plink that scored a hit with a mobile phone application that identifies artworks and enables users to buy a print.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
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: Plink
Plink, based in Oxford, England, was founded by Mark Cummins and James Philbin. Their mobile application, called PlinkArt, hit 50,000 users within four weeks. It gives users information about an artwork, let users share it with friends and allow people to order a print.
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closed 7/20/2011 via PR Web

Gourmet Ads Pty Limited, acquired RecipeBridge, LLC

synopsis: Food advertising network Gourmet Ads(TM) announced it has acquired RecipeBridge, the leading recipe search engine. RecipeBridge, founded by Milwaukee, Wisc.-based GroupHigh, is a contextual search engine that lets cooks search by food type, recipe name, ingredients, keywords, and even by special diet.
buyer: Gourmet Ads Pty Limited
Gourmet Ads is a global food advertising network, focusing on branding campaigns for reaching the grocery buyer online. Gourmet Ads consists of over 300 cooking websites where consumers are spending time online researching recipes, making meal decisions and developing their grocery shopping lists. "
target parent: GroupHigh
target: RecipeBridge, LLC
RecipeBridge is a contextual search engine that lets cooks search by food type, recipe name, ingredients, keywords, and even by special diet. Simply search by keyword or by ingredients in your pantry or check out the categories by meal or occasion.
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closed 1/17/2011 via BusinessWire

Skyscanner, acquired Zoombu

synopsis: Europe’s top flight search site Skyscanner has acquired Zoombu, one of the UK’s most exciting online travel start-ups.
buyer: Skyscanner
Skyscanner is Europe’s leading travel search site providing instant online comparisons on flight prices for over 670,000 routes on over 600 airlines, as well car hire and holidays. Skyscanner was founded in 2001 by three IT professionals, Gareth Williams, Barry Smith and Bonamy Grimes. "
target: Zoombu
Zoombu is a travel search engine that finds the best door-to-door route from home to destination.
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closed 5/18/2010 via PR Newswire

TravelPort, acquired Sprice Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Travelport, a global distribution system providers, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sprice Pte. Ltd., which owns and operates hotel and travel search engine Sprice.com. The Sprice acquisition supports Travelport's strategy to rapidly expand the availability of hospitality content for its travel agency customers.
buyer: TravelPort (TVPT:$2,182.00)
Travelport is a broad-based business services company and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry. Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (GDS) business that includes the Worldspan and Galileo brands. "
target: Sprice Pte. Ltd.
Sprice.com, the leading real-time travel search engine in the world, allows travelers to search for cheap flights, find and compare over 120,000 hotels with hotel reviews, and get the best travel deals. Sprice.com is a product of Sprice Pte. Ltd.
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cancelled 10/2/2009 via BNC Analysis

Global Gaming Factory X AB, cancelled an acquisition of The Pirate Bay

synopsis: Global Gaming AB Cancelled the Acquisition of The Pirate Bay.
buyer: Global Gaming Factory X AB
Global Gaming Factory X AB is a new media channel to reach visitors of Internet cafes and gaming venues. Global Gaming Factory X AB uses Smartlaunch and CyberCafePro's installed base of cafe management software at thousands of internet cafes and gaming centers around the world. "
target: The Pirate Bay
The Pirate Bay is one of the 100 most visited Internet sites in the world and one of the leading search engines for file sharing. The site has more than 20 million visitors and over one billion searches per month.
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closed 4/17/2008 via AP - Associated Press

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Farecast

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it acquired travel search startup Farecast Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The Seattle startup tries to predict whether air fares will rise or fall, helping travelers decide when to buy plane tickets for upcoming trips.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$134,249.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Farecast
Farecast.com™ is the smart travel search site that helps you buy with confidence. Launched in 2006, Farecast.com empowers you to Know When to Buy™ with airfare predictions and Know Where to Stay™ with the hotel Rate Key™.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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closed 8/10/2005 via PR Newswire

ServiceMagic, acquired ImproveNet, Inc.

synopsis: ServiceMagic(R), Inc. today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of the stock of ImproveNet, Inc., a leading online home services marketplace. ServiceMagic purchased all of the outstanding shares and in-the-money warrants and stock options of ImproveNet for approximately $6.7 million in cash or approximately $0.12 per share.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: ServiceMagic
ServiceMagic(R), Inc., is the U.S.'s leading online marketplace connecting homeowners with prescreened and customer-rated home service professionals. "
target parent: eTechLogix, Inc.
target: ImproveNet, Inc.
ImproveNet, Inc. is a home improvement network for consumers, home improvement service providers and manufacturers, offering a reliable referral-matching service and comprehensive solutions.
price ($mm)
$7.00
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/15/2005 via BusinessWire

RCG Companies Incorporated, acquired OneTravel, Inc.

synopsis: RCG Companies Incorporated, a diversified travel and leisure company, announced that it is closing the acquisition OneTravel, Inc., a privately held provider of online and offline discount travel products and services offering its customers the ability to search for and book a full range of travel products.
buyer: RCG Companies Incorporated (RCG:$0.50)
RCG Companies Incorporated (AMEX: RCG), based in Charlotte, is focused on increasing the performance and value of its’ current operations. RCG is also focused on building shareholder value through focusing on acquiring, building, and managing undervalued service industry companies. RCG invests reso "
target: OneTravel, Inc.
OneTravel is a privately held provider of online and offline discount travel products and services, offering its customers the ability to search for and book a full range of travel products. OneTravel also has proprietary dynamic packaging search engine technology that allows its customers to custo
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/4/2004 via Reuters

Priceline, will acquire Travelweb

synopsis: Online travel company Priceline.com (PCLN) on Monday posted a quarterly profit, reversing a year-ago loss, and said it was acquiring travel distribution company Travelweb to expand its hotel business.
buyer: Priceline (NasdaqGS:BKNG:$14,527.00)
Priceline.com offers products for sale in two categories: a travel service that offers leisure airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises; and a personal finance service that offers home mortgages, refinancing and home equity loans through an independent licensee. "
target parent: Pegasus Solutions Inc.
target: Travelweb
Travelweb was created to give you a fast, easy way to reserve quality hotel rooms online. Great Rooms at Great Rates: Travelweb has the Internet’s largest network of discounted hotels. We have special partnerships with thousands of hotels in hundreds of cities around the world.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Edgewater Ventures, JA Partners, acquired Yeti

synopsis: A private investment group led by Santa Monica’s JA Partners and Seattle’s Edgewater Ventures has acquired a majority stake in place-discovery app Yeti. Yeti is the best way to discover what's nearby. Serving up local recommendations, swipe through the best of what's around.
buyer: Edgewater Ventures
buyer: JA Partners
Edgewater Ventures is a principal investment firm. Anthony (Andy) Mazzarella currently serves as principal at Edgewater Ventures. JA Partners is a principal investment firm led by Jim Armstrong. "
target: Yeti
Yeti is the best way to discover what's nearby. Serving up local recommendations, swipe through the best of what's around. It's like Tinder, for places! With members in more than 100 countries around the world, start and join discussions with people nearby.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/15/2014 via Company Press Release

Linko, acquired Localstream

synopsis: Localstream has been acquired by Linko Inc. Localstream is a location-based content discovery company that helps connect content to location. The Localstream platform enhances the value of content by creating new channels for location-driven content discovery.
buyer: Linko
Linko is a customer relationship management “CRM” solution for post-PC generation that automates the collection of sales activity data to a real-time, searchable social feed. "
target: Localstream
Localstream is a location-based content discovery company that helps connect content to location. The Localstream platform enhances the value of content by creating new channels for location-driven content discovery.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/2/2011 via GlobeNewswire

TeleNav, Inc., acquired Goby

synopsis: TeleNav, Inc., one of the largest global wireless location-based services providers, announced that it has completed the acquisition of goby, a Boston-based local search engine and mobile application developer focused on offering users an easy way to explore and discover events and activities based on location.
buyer: TeleNav, Inc. (TNAV:$220.90)
TeleNav, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer location-based services (LBS), enterprise LBS and automotive LBS. TeleNav's solutions provide consumers, wireless service providers, enterprises and automakers with location-specific, real-time, personalized services such as GPS navigation. "
target: Goby
Goby is a Boston-based local search engine and mobile application developer focused on offering users an easy way to explore and discover events and activities based on location.
price ($mm)
$2.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Tenor, Inc.

synopsis: Google, a provider of innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day, has announced its acquisition of Tenor, a GIF search engine. Tenor was launched as a way to search for GIFs both on desktop and on mobile. On mobile, it allows users to quickly and easily search for GIFs straight from their keyboard.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Tenor, Inc.
Tenor is a GIF search engine. Tenor was launched as a way to search for GIFs both on desktop and on mobile. On mobile, it allows users to quickly and easily search for GIFs straight from their keyboard. A massive 300 million Tenor users search for GIFs 12 billion times every month.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, will acquire Algo Anywhere

synopsis: 500px announced that it has agreed to acquire Algo Anywhere, a provider of algorithmic recommendation solutions. 500px will fully integrate Algo’s recommendation engine into the 500px platform to further streamline and enhance image discovery and rating algorithms so that users are receiving even more personalized content.
buyer: 500px
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. "
target: Algo Anywhere
Algo Anywhere is a Canadian machine learning company dedicated to the development of easy-to-use, reliable and useful services developed with some of the latest results from the academic AI research community.
price ($mm)
$2.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired UpTake Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Groupon has acquired the travel research start-up Uptake. Uptake used personalized social data to help users research destinations through their friend networks.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. "
target: UpTake Networks, Inc.
UpTake Networks is a search engine that makes the decision about what to book easier by aggregating and semantically analyzing travel, local and lifestyle reviews and other information from across the web.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
$152.66
EBIT ($mm)
$66.41
Net Income ($mm)
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10847
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year
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rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
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TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Multimedia Platforms Inc.
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$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
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2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation, a leading online local media company, enables brick-and-mortar businesses to connect with online customers using a variety of digital marketing products. The company reaches more than 20 million consumers each month on the flagship Local.com website.
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rev ($mm)
$97.80
EBITDA ($mm)
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Hottolink, Inc.
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rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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ROK Entertainment Group
ROK Entertainment Group
ROK Entertainment Group is a world-leading mobile entertainment company specialising in the development and deployment of innovative mobile technologies, services and applications.
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$14.59
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
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$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Grupa Wirtualna Polska
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$171.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.77
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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ZoomerMedia Ltd.
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$41.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.45
EBIT ($mm)
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Rediff.com
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EBITDA ($mm)
($6.63)
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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GigaMedia Limited
GigaMedia Limited
GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of broadband and entertainment services, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Through its subsidiary Cambridge Entertainment Software, the Company develops software for online entertainment services, including the global online gaming market.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$10.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.92)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.16
Employees
251
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DoubleU Games Co., Ltd.
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year
2017
rev ($mm)
$142.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.06
EBIT ($mm)
$49.75
Net Income ($mm)
$48.17
Employees
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A06
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL is a premier mobile game developer and publisher located in Los Angeles, USA and Seoul, South Korea. They have experience publishing hundreds of games on multiple platforms with over 400 million downloads.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$112.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.76
EBIT ($mm)
$9.74
Net Income ($mm)
$17.73
Employees
200
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Ticker: AIM:GMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaming Realms plc
Gaming Realms plc
Gaming Realms develops, publishes and licenses next-generation mobile gaming content. Their market-leading mobile technology powers content distribution and monetization across real money and social gaming markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$46.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.46)
Net Income ($mm)
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150
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Ticker: LKCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luokung Technology Corp.
Luokung Technology Corp.
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2018
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$21.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.75)
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Gamzio Mobile, Inc.
Gamzio Mobile, Inc.
Gamzio Mobile, Inc. is a developer of social casino games for the Internet and mobile devices. Its mission is to bring a genuine "Vegas" experience to the mobile gaming market through a strategic approach that optimizes real-time data and analytics technology.
year
2014
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EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BIDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
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year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13,248.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,513.28
EBIT ($mm)
$2,722.54
Net Income ($mm)
$3,463.10
Employees
39343
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,765.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,101.84
EBIT ($mm)
$908.72
Net Income ($mm)
$632.78
Employees
2346
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