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closed 1/10/2008 via BusinessWire

uLocate Communications, Inc., purchased Buddy Beacon from HELIO, INC.

synopsis: uLocate Communications Inc. announced their acquisition of the Buddy Beacon™ name from Helio LLC. Introduced by Helio in partnership with uLocate in 2006, Buddy Beacon leverages location based technology to allow users to share their location from their mobile device so they can more easily connect with their friends.
buyer: uLocate Communications, Inc.
uLocate Communications, Inc. is an application and technology service provider of wireless location-based services. uLocate integrates GPS enabled cell phone technology with the convenience of the internet to provide a variety of LBS services for both enterprise applications and personal use. "
seller parent: SK Telecom
seller: HELIO, INC.
HELIO is a new mobile brand custom-built for young, connected consumers. HELIO brings together the innovation from the world leader in wireless - SK Telecom - and the service and support synonymous with leading Internet Service Provider - EarthLink - to deliver a breakthrough mobile experience.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Zenly

synopsis: Snapchat’s newest feature, Snap Map, is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly. Snapchat has bought Zenly, an app that lets users see where their friends currently are on a map using constant GPS in the background.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$2,813.73)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: Zenly
Zenly is a simple way to know what your friends and family are up to! Who’s nearby? Where’s the party? When are your friends arriving? On iOS & Android.
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closed 11/30/2016 via BusinessWire

Appsbuyout, acquired GPS Status Test & Fix

synopsis: Appsbuyout, the destination for successful Android developers looking to sell their apps, has acquired the highly regarded GPS Status Test & Fix app from US-based developer Mark Pfluger. GPS Status Test & Fix allows users to check how well their GPS is working and adjust any problems, ensuring that all apps and tools that require GPS work well.
buyer parent: CIAmedia
buyer: Appsbuyout
Appsbuyout is the destination for successful Android developers looking to sell their apps. They buy apps that are popular with users directly from sellers, so there are no fees payable to middlemen. They’re proud to hear sellers tell them their process is smooth, friendly and trustworthy. "
target: GPS Status Test & Fix
GPS Status Test & Fix is an Android app that allows users to check how well their GPS is working and adjust any problems, ensuring that all apps and tools that require GPS work well. Users love the functionality of the well-designed app, with nearly 60% of reviewers giving it five stars.
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announced 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Daum Kakao, will acquire Loc&All

synopsis: Daum Kakao said that it has decided to acquire Loc&All, a startup known for its major hit navigation app Kimgisa, which means "Driver Kim" in Korean. The app has more than 8 million subscribers, and is one of nation's two biggest mobile navigation services along with SK Telecom's T-Map.
buyer: Daum Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$3,683.19)
Daumkakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Daumkakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its portfolio of popular assets: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, Daum Mail and more. "
target: Loc&All
Loc&All is a startup known for its major hit navigation app Kimgisa, which means "Driver Kim" in Korean. Kimgisa is a location-based app for iOS and Android that acts as a sort of touch-screen sat-nav device.
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closed 5/17/2015 via New York Times

Apple, Inc., acquired Coherent Navigation, Inc.

synopsis: Apple confirmed that it had purchased Coherent Navigation, a Bay Area global positioning company, further bolstering Apple’s location technology and services. Coherent Navigation was a small firm that focused on creating commercial navigation services based on partnerships with companies like Boeing and Iridium, the satellite network operator.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: Coherent Navigation, Inc.
Coherent Navigation is focused on creating commercial navigation services based on partnerships with companies like Boeing and Iridium, the satellite network operator. Coherent Navigation provides navigation systems technology that is far stronger than many consumer-grade global positioning systems.
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closed 10/14/2014 via PR Newswire

AVG Technologies, acquired Location Labs

synopsis: AVG® Technologies N.V., the online security company™, announced the acquisition of privately-held Location Labs, a global leader that uses mobile technology to protect people. This acquisition significantly broadens AVG's position as the online security company by accelerating its mobile security business.
buyer: AVG Technologies (AVG:$430.61)
AVG Technologies is a global security software maker protecting more than 100 million active users in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of Web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. "
target: Location Labs
Location Labs is the leader in mobile location-based services. The company operates the world’s most successful mobile location-based personal safety service. Its location-as-a-Service Platform offers solutions to 4,700 developers and enterprises to leverage location capabilities.
price ($mm)
$140
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closed 1/3/2013 via PR Newswire

Trimble Transportation & Logistics, acquired ALK Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Trimble has acquired ALK Technologies, a global leader in routing, mapping, mileage and navigation technologies. ALK Technologies offers proprietary routing and international map-based solutions for transportation, logistics and mobile workforces. ALK® is expected to extend and complement Trimble's Transportation and Logistics product portfolio.
buyer parent: Trimble Navigation Limited
buyer: Trimble Transportation & Logistics
Trimble Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Division is a leading provider of end-to-end technology solutions to for-hire motor carriers, private fleets, freight brokerage, and third-party logistics providers of all sizes worldwide. "
target: ALK Technologies, Inc.
ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics and mobile workforces. For 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage and mapping solutions.
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closed 7/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Wayfinder Systems AB, acquired Navicore Oy

synopsis: Wayfinder and Navicore announced that an agreement has been signed finalising the acquisition of the Finnish navigation company Navicore by Wayfinder. By joining forces the combined entity will offer award winning location applications and services on all major platforms in connected mobile devices.
buyer: Wayfinder Systems AB
Wayfinder offers map, direction and GPS navigation services accessible by mobile phones. From these basic navigation services, we provide mobile phone users with content services including digital city guidebooks traffic information, currency conversion and weather reports. "
target: Navicore Oy
Navicore is a provider of interactive navigation products for connective mobile devices running on different operating systems like Symbian and Linux. Navicore Personal software together with a GPS turns your connective mobile device into a fully functional navigator that is always with you.
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closed 9/14/2016 via BusinessWire

Glu Mobile Inc., acquired Poke Radar

synopsis: Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices, announced the acquisition of community-driven App, Poke Radar, a Pokemon GO assistant application for discovering the location of any Pokemon found by other players.
buyer: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU:$540.52)
Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone and MAC OS. "
target: Poke Radar
Poke Radar for Pokemon GO is an assistant app for discovering the location of any Pokemon that have been found by other players. Their mission is make it easier for players of the popular Pokemon GO mobile game to "catch 'em all."
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announced 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

AT Technology Co Ltd, will acquire Taba

synopsis: AT technology Co Ltd will buy 37,427 shares (55%) of Taba, a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
buyer: AT Technology Co Ltd (KOSDAQ:A073570:$120.12)
AT technology Co., Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductor testing equipment. The Company's products include wafer test equipment, LCD testing equipment, and other semiconductor related components. "
target: Taba
Taba is a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
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closed 5/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bharti Softbank Holdings Pte. Ltd., acquired Y2CF Digital Media Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Bharti Softbank (BSB), a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Japanese Internet firm Softbank Corp, has bought the remaining stake in Gurgaon-based Y2CF Digital Media Pvt Ltd, owner of Hoppr, a location based check-in service that works across all mobile devices.
buyer parent: Bharti Enterprises
buyer: Bharti Softbank Holdings Pte. Ltd.
Bharti Softbank (BSB), a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Japanese Internet firm Softbank Corp. BSB is also the owner of Hike, a peer-to-peer (P2P) messaging app that uses both data and SMS to deliver messages. "
target: Y2CF Digital Media Pvt. Ltd.
Hoppr is a location based check-in service that works across all mobile devices. It offers a loyalty program for businesses, and allows them to create their own reward structure for returning customers.
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closed 8/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Locomatix

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Locomatix. Locomatix is an unified platform that supports both real-time analytics and real-time stream query processing to power enterprise and consumer mobile applications.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: Locomatix
Locomatix's key product is a single unified platform that supports real-time stream query processing and real-time analytics on rich data types including location data, social graphs, and annotated text data.
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closed 3/21/2013 via Market Wire

Spindle, Inc., acquired MeNetwork

synopsis: Spindle, Inc. announced that it has concluded the acquisition of MeNetwork, an international location and time-based mobile marketing platform for merchants and consumers. The integration of MeNetwork's technology into the Spindle platform creates a comprehensive mobile commerce solution that incorporates mobile marketing and mobile payments.
buyer: Spindle, Inc. (OTCPK:SPDL:$0.59)
Spindle, Inc. is an innovator of mobile payment solutions for the banking industry, retail sector and consumer-facing companies. Spindle actively develops new and improved ways for companies and end consumers to fluidly transact and exchange funds, regardless of platform. "
target: MeNetwork
MeNetwork is the world’s most powerful and flexible mobile marketing platform. It is revolutionizing both marketing and commerce by creating a marketplace where merchants and consumers connect in real time.
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closed 1/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Glassmap

synopsis: Groupon has acquired Glassmap, a real-time location sharing and local discovery service optimized for Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Glassmap's Relay technology enables users to share their live location with friends, either disclosing what city they're in or revealing their specific whereabouts at that given moment in time.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: Glassmap
Glassmap's Relay technology enables users to share their live location with friends, either disclosing what city they're in or revealing their specific whereabouts at that given moment in time, complete with free in-app text-messaging and calling.
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closed 12/14/2012 via PE Hub

Airbnb, acquired Localmind

synopsis: Airbnb has acquired Localmind, a platform that uses crowdsourcing to find out what’s happening in a given community. Localmind is a new service that allows users to send questions and receive answers about what is going on in real time at places they care about.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. "
target: Localmind
Localmind is a mobile app that gives people the ability to know what's happening in the world. By temporarily and anonymously connecting users to someone at the location they are interested in, they are able to ask any question they want about that location, and get an answer, in real-time.
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closed 10/17/2012 via Market Wire

Tagged, Inc., acquired Urbantag

synopsis: Tagged, the social network for meeting new people, announced at San Francisco's Social Edge Summit that it has acquired Urbantag, a community for discovering and sharing your favorite places. The acquisition will contribute significantly to Tagged's social discovery business and to its focus on mobile.
buyer: Tagged, Inc.
Based in San Francisco, Tagged is the largest Social Discovery network in the world with over 330 million members in 220 countries, allowing users to meet new people. Tagged enables anyone to meet and socialize through advanced browsing and matching features, shared interests and more. "
target: Urbantag
Urbantag was founded to make it easy for users to curate real-world places through bookmarking and social recommendations. It allows its users to tag their favorite places, and share them with a trusted network.
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announced 7/23/2012 via PR Web

GoGo Cast, Inc., will acquire Dingo Mobile Inc.

synopsis: GoGo Cast Inc., a global leader in dynamic content and digital merchandising in the place-based Digital Out of Home space, announced that it has executed an agreement to acquire Dingo Mobile Inc., who specializes in the development, deployment and management of social-based mobile applications for iPhone®, iPad® and Droid devices.
buyer: GoGo Cast, Inc.
Using an aggregated network of digital media and audience-targeted content, GoGo Cast delivers direct-to-consumer advertising that enables retailers, brands, manufactures, advertisers and promoters to reach highly targeted audiences, influence brand choice and receive measurable results. "
target: Dingo Mobile Inc.
Dingo Mobile, Inc. is a mobile software and brand developer that has built a patent pending software platform that is both context and ambience aware. The integrated social network combines time and location with consumer interests.
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announced 7/2/2012 via Reuters

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire UpNext

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc agreed to buy mapping startup UpNext. UpNext Founders Raj Advani, Vik Advani, Robin Har and Danny Moon will move from New York to Seattle, where Amazon is based, to lead the e-commerce company's mapping efforts. UpNext is a NYC based startup developing extremely detailed 3D maps for the mobile devices.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$469,822.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: UpNext
UpNext is a NYC based startup developing extremely detailed 3D maps for the mobile devices. Within the UpNext 3D Cities iPhone app a complete 3-D representation of each city is offered, down to practically every single building.
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closed 6/19/2012 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired ChoicePass

synopsis: Salesforce.com has acquired ChoicePass, a web company that offers companies services for providing employees with perks and discounts at local businesses. ChoicePass allows smaller companies to access corporate perks, such as entertainment and shopping discounts, even gym memberships.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$26,492.00)
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and CRM applications have revolutionized the way companies collaborate and communicate with their customers. "
target: ChoicePass
ChoicePass is a customized corporate perks and employee rewards technology company. ChoicePass is building the world’s most relevant and easy to use platform for employees to discover, redeem and share company-sponsored perks and benefits.
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closed 4/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Green Dot Corporation, acquired Loopt, Inc.

synopsis: Green Dot Corporation, a provider of widely distributed, low-cost banking and payment solutions to a broad base of U.S. consumers, announced it has completed the acquisition of privately-held Loopt, Inc., a social-mapping service that provides a way for friends to connect, share, and explore in the mobile environment.
buyer: Green Dot Corporation (GDOT:$706.93)
Green Dot Corporation, a prepaid financial services company, together with its subsidiaries, provides money management solutions in the United States. The company offers general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards, and cash loading and transfer services. "
target: Loopt, Inc.
Loopt, Inc. provides a social-mapping service. The company provides a way for friends to connect, share, and explore in the mobile environment. It shows users where friends are located and what they are doing via detailed, interactive maps on their mobile phones.
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closed 1/10/2008 via BusinessWire

uLocate Communications, Inc., purchased Buddy Beacon from HELIO, INC.

synopsis: uLocate Communications Inc. announced their acquisition of the Buddy Beacon™ name from Helio LLC. Introduced by Helio in partnership with uLocate in 2006, Buddy Beacon leverages location based technology to allow users to share their location from their mobile device so they can more easily connect with their friends.
buyer: uLocate Communications, Inc.
uLocate Communications, Inc. is an application and technology service provider of wireless location-based services. uLocate integrates GPS enabled cell phone technology with the convenience of the internet to provide a variety of LBS services for both enterprise applications and personal use. "
seller parent: SK Telecom
seller: HELIO, INC.
HELIO is a new mobile brand custom-built for young, connected consumers. HELIO brings together the innovation from the world leader in wireless - SK Telecom - and the service and support synonymous with leading Internet Service Provider - EarthLink - to deliver a breakthrough mobile experience.
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announced 4/20/2011 via Company Press Release

eBay, will acquire Where, Inc.

synopsis: eBay Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Where, Inc., a leading location media company and local discovery mobile application. Where, Inc. is expected to enhance the company’s position in local and mobile commerce and deepen its ability to connect retailers with consumers.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$11,662.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: Where, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Where, Inc. is a Boston-based business at the forefront of the intersection of local and mobile commerce. Where, Inc. operates a leading local mobile discovery application – WHERE – and a leading location-based advertising network – WHERE Ads.
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closed 9/27/2010 via BusinessWire

Where, Inc., acquired LocalGinger

synopsis: Where, Inc., a location based media company, announced that it has acquired LocalGinger, a pioneer in the local group-buying category in secondary markets. LocalGinger has built a strong following among merchants in second tier cities and recently launched a social commerce platform that allows merchants to manage their own daily deals.
buyer: Where, Inc.
Where, Inc., is North America’s leading location-based media company. The WHERE consumer service helps more than 3 million mobile users discover, save, and share local places by recommending the most relevant content and integrating money-saving special offers from local merchants. "
target: LocalGinger
LocalGinger.com is a platform that connects people with places. Consumers benefit by receiving great offers from local merchants. Local businesses benefit through the use of simple tools that provide measured results and drive local commerce.
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closed 1/10/2008 via BusinessWire

uLocate Communications, Inc., purchased Buddy Beacon from HELIO, INC.

synopsis: uLocate Communications Inc. announced their acquisition of the Buddy Beacon™ name from Helio LLC. Introduced by Helio in partnership with uLocate in 2006, Buddy Beacon leverages location based technology to allow users to share their location from their mobile device so they can more easily connect with their friends.
buyer: uLocate Communications, Inc.
uLocate Communications, Inc. is an application and technology service provider of wireless location-based services. uLocate integrates GPS enabled cell phone technology with the convenience of the internet to provide a variety of LBS services for both enterprise applications and personal use. "
seller parent: SK Telecom
seller: HELIO, INC.
HELIO is a new mobile brand custom-built for young, connected consumers. HELIO brings together the innovation from the world leader in wireless - SK Telecom - and the service and support synonymous with leading Internet Service Provider - EarthLink - to deliver a breakthrough mobile experience.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Giftxoxo, acquired Actizone

synopsis: Bangalore-based Nreach Online Services Pvt Ltd, which runs online gifting platform Giftxoxo, has acquired Actizone, an online portal to discover extracurricular activities. Mumbai-based Actizone, run by PassionKart Services Pvt Ltd, caters to all age groups, from toddlers to adults, who can discover activities grouped under 12 broad categories.
buyer: Giftxoxo
Giftxoxo is a company focused on experiential gifting since its start in 2012. Giftxoxo’s unique Corporate Gifts make them the pioneer in the gifting industry. Giftxoxo specializes in Experiences gifts, Gift vouchers and the Rewards and Recognition Portal - XoxoEngage. "
target: Actizone
Actizone is an online search and discovery platform that lets users find the best extracurricular activities in their neighbourhood in a fast and convenient way. Actizone provides comprehensive information related to the professionals and activity centres, including photos, videos, and reviews.
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closed 9/9/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Long Island Exchange merged with Long Island Media Inc.,

synopsis: LongIslandExchange.com and LongIsland.com, the two premiere online sources encompassing the unique experience that is Long Island, announced a powerhouse merger under the umbrella of Long Island Media Inc., amassing the largest collective grouping of websites ever based on and dedicated to Long Island.
buyer: Long Island Media Inc.
Long Island Media, Inc. owns and operates the largest privately held network of Long Island based web sites on the Internet. The company owns LongIsland.com, and has acquired most of Long Island's original web portals; websites specifically focused on Long Island New York. "
target parent: Searchen Networks
target: Long Island Exchange
LongIslandExchange.com is well recognized as the leading city guide for Long Island residents as well as visitors to the area. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
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closed 1/16/2014 via PR Web

Searchen Networks, acquired LongIslandExchange.com

synopsis: Searchen Networks is pleased to announce its acquisition of online publication Long Island Exchange. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
buyer: Searchen Networks
Searchen Networks is a pioneer in search engine marketing. The SEARCHEN mission is, and has always been, to provide services poised at increasing a companies overall visibility on the Internet. "
target: LongIslandExchange.com
LongIslandExchange.com is well recognized as the leading city guide for Long Island residents as well as visitors to the area. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
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closed 5/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Brownstoner Media, acquired QueensNYC.com

synopsis: Blankslate has sold QueensNYC blog to partner Brownstoner. Brownstoner is going to transition the site and rename it Brownstoner Queens. The site will take on Brownstoner’s voice and unique perspective on real estate. QueensNYC is a daily site about the happenings in New York City’s biggest borough, Queens.
buyer: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner is the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses. "
target parent: BlankSlate
target: QueensNYC.com
QueensNYC explores NYC’s largest borough. They delve in to the news, life, culture and geography of Queens, finding the places, food and cultural adventures that make Queens unique. Though the site is about Queens, they also focus on connections relevant to the rest of NYC and surrounding areas.
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announced 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Optus, will acquire Eatability Pty Limited

synopsis: Optus buys Eatability Pty Limited, a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: Optus
Optus is the second largest telecommunication company in Australia. The company delivers communications, information technology, and entertainment services. "
target: Eatability Pty Limited
Eatability is a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
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closed 9/22/2011 via PR Newswire

TravelShark, acquired eat.shop guides

synopsis: TravelShark acquired eat.shop guides, an international publisher of independent, hyper-local travel guides for the world's top travel destinations. The acquisition gives TravelShark eat.shop's visually powerful, curated content related to thousands of unique and "unexpected" dining and shopping venues in 30 cities around the world.
buyer: TravelShark
TravelShark is the world's largest online travel network, with thousands of location-based travel websites for destinations around the globe. TravelShark connects global travelers with hyper-local travel solutions and memorable trips. "
target: eat.shop guides
Founded in Portland, Oregon, by Parsons School of Design graduate Kaie Wellman in 2003, eat.shop guides is the leading publisher of stylish city guides that feature an eclectic mix of unique and authentic local businesses.
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closed 7/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., acquired GoLocal.Biz

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Internet technology provider GoLocal.Biz. GoLocal.Biz provides local business directory, coupon, movie and entertainment listings to all 35 of Nexstar’s community portal web sites and to other U.S. local market clients.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, e-MEDIA, digital and mobile media platforms. "
target: GoLocal.Biz
GoLocal.Biz is an internet technology provider offering targeted online local business listings, advertising and promotion solutions, embedded video, images, map, contact information, local advertiser web links and other vital information to local consumers.
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announced 4/20/2011 via Company Press Release

eBay, will acquire Where, Inc.

synopsis: eBay Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Where, Inc., a leading location media company and local discovery mobile application. Where, Inc. is expected to enhance the company’s position in local and mobile commerce and deepen its ability to connect retailers with consumers.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$11,662.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: Where, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Where, Inc. is a Boston-based business at the forefront of the intersection of local and mobile commerce. Where, Inc. operates a leading local mobile discovery application – WHERE – and a leading location-based advertising network – WHERE Ads.
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closed 4/10/2011 via Market Wire

BIZX, LLC, acquired ChicagoTraveler.com

synopsis: BIZX, LLC, one of the fastest growing privately held web media companies in the U.S., announced the acquisition of chicagotraveler.com, a highly ranked Chicago destination travel website from JRL Enterprises.
buyer: BIZX, LLC
BIZX owns and operates hundreds of consumer and business focused websites ranging in subject matter from travel to telecommunications and from business advice to VoIP products and services. "
target parent: JRL Enterprises, Inc.
target: ChicagoTraveler.com
ChicagoTraveler.com operates as a destination travel platform. The site offers accommodation, events, tours, and city information.
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closed 4/7/2011 via BNC Analysis

The San Diego Union-Tribune, acquired DiscoverSD.com, LLC

synopsis: The San Diego Union Tribune is buying DiscoverSD. com, a lifestyle website. The merger of the two databases will give the company’s separate deals programs. DiscoverSD.com, LLC operates as an online portal providing information on hotels, entertainment and arts, restaurants, shopping, real estate, health and beauty, and communities in San Diego.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: The San Diego Union-Tribune
The oldest business in San Diego County and the second-oldest newspaper in Southern California, The San Diego Union-Tribune is the nation's 23rd-largest newspaper, with weekday circulation of 269,819. "
target: DiscoverSD.com, LLC
DiscoverSD.com, LLC operates as an online portal. It provides information about hotels, entertainment and arts, restaurants, shopping, real estate, health and beauty, and communities in San Diego. The company is based in La Jolla, California.
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closed 8/18/2014 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired JetPac Inc

synopsis: Google has acquired Jetpac, an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
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: JetPac Inc
Jetpac is an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
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announced 5/31/2013 via CNW Group

Sprylogics International Corp, will acquire Poynt Corporation

synopsis: Sprylogics International announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Poynt Inc. Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
buyer: Sprylogics International Corp (SPY.V:$0.23)
Sprylogics International Corp. develops advanced search, analysis, and information display tools and services. These solutions enable users to search large amounts of unstructured data on the Web and in internal corporate databases, and convert it into actionable intelligence. "
target parent: Intertainment Media Inc.
target: Poynt Corporation
Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
price ($mm)
$2.90
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Koprol

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. announced the acquisition of Koprol. Koprol extends Yahoo’s social, mobile and local offerings and focuses on the intersection of location, community expertise and mobile experiences that have become important trends around the globe. Koprol enables users to interact and share knowledge about their community.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. "
target: Koprol
Koprol allows people to connect and share photos, reviews and additional information about locations in real-time using just their mobile phone browser, making the service accessible to a larger percentage of mobile users.
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announced 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

MGG Investment Group, will acquire VEGAS.com

synopsis: Remark Holdings, a diversified global technology company, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Vegas.com to MGG Holdings LLC. Vegas.com is the only online travel agency in the world that can give customers all the on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes info they need, to know what's happening in Vegas.
buyer: MGG Investment Group
MGG Investment Group is a private direct lender focused on the lower-middle market. They excel at investments that require distinct underwriting expertise. The MGG team has built a strong record of trust with key industry players and companies, enabling them to develop a unique sourcing network. "
target parent: Remark Media, Inc.
target: VEGAS.com
Vegas.com is the only online travel agency in the world that can give customers all the on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes info they need, to know what's happening in Vegas. In addition, they serve up the best deals on hotels, air + hotel packages, shows, tours, attractions, dining and nightlife.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Andrew Hazen, acquired LongIsland.com

synopsis: Andrew Hazen, a successful serial entrepreneur, digital marketing expert and attorney, has acquired LongIsland.com, Long Island's go to resource for the best local events and things to do, the latest news, weather, and transit information.
buyer: Andrew Hazen
Andrew Hazen is a successful serial entrepreneur, digital marketing expert and attorney. In both 2007 and 2008 the leading full-service digital company he founded was listed on the INC List of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. "
target: LongIsland.com
Founded in 1996, LongIsland.com is Long Island's go to resource for the best local events & things to do, the latest news, weather, and transit information
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closed 5/9/2018 via GlobeNewswire

trivago, acquired TripHappy

synopsis: trivago, a global hotel search platform, announces the acquisition of TripHappy, a US travel startup that leverages artificial intelligence to highlight relevant location and neighborhood information during the hotel search and discovery process. TripHappy provides recommendations by analyzing location data on more than 25,000 neighborhoods.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: trivago (TRVG:$452.17)
trivago is a global hotel search platform focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels and alternative accommodations. They allow travelers to make informed decisions by personalizing their hotel search and giving them access to a deep supply of hotel information and prices. "
target: TripHappy
TripHappy leverages AI to highlight relevant location and neighborhood information during the hotel search and discovery process. TripHappy provides recommendations by analyzing location data on more than 25,000 neighborhoods to help travelers identify the best neighborhood to stay in.
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closed 5/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Vineyard Gazette, acquired Martha’s Vineyard Online

synopsis: Martha’s Vineyard Online (MVOL), the Island’s first and best-known tourism website at MVOL.com, has been acquired from Aritaur Communications Inc. by the Vineyard Gazette. MVOL provides detailed listings of Island businesses, along with a wealth of other Island-related information and resources.
buyer parent: Jerome Kohlberg, Jr.
buyer: Vineyard Gazette
The Vineyard Gazette Media Group is a news and information company dedicated to the Island of Martha’s Vineyard and the people near and far who love it. Founded in 1846, they combine a respect for history with a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence in journalism across platforms. "
target parent: Aritaur Communications Inc.
target: Martha’s Vineyard Online
Martha’s Vineyard Online is the Island’s first and best-known tourism website at MVOL.com. MVOL provides detailed listings of Island businesses, along with a wealth of other Island-related information and resources.
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closed 7/6/2016 via PR Web

TripShock, acquired PensacolaBeach.com and NavarreBeach.com

synopsis: TripShock.com purchased the domains PensacolaBeach.com and NavarreBeach.com from Bruno Marketing & Design PensacolaBeach.com and NavarreBeach.com are complete online visitor information sources for hotels, vacation rentals, for rent by owner rentals and area attractions.
buyer: TripShock
TripShock.com is the Gulf Coast’s largest outdoor activity and travel site. Its inventory includes over 300 tours and excursions in NW Florida, Coastal Alabama, and New Orleans. The company’s real-time mobile booking capabilities make it a favorite among visitors and locals. "
target parent: Bruno Marketing & Design
target: PensacolaBeach.com and NavarreBeach.com
PensacolaBeach.com and NavarreBeach.com are complete online visitor information sources for hotels, vacation rentals, for rent by owner rentals and area attractions.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Out Group Ltd., acquired HallStreet

synopsis: Time Out Group, the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city, has acquired HallStreet, an award-winning geo-mapping startup. Spanish-based startup HallStreet has revolutionised the global travel and leisure market with an interactive events and travel planner based on maps.
buyer: Time Out Group Ltd. (AIM:TMO:$47.44)
Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 107 cities, across 39 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 100 million across all platforms. "
target: HallStreet
HallStreet is an award-winning geo-mapping startup. Spanish-based startup HallStreet has revolutionised the global travel and leisure market with an interactive events and travel planner based on maps.
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closed 9/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Choice Group Asia, acquired Thaivisa.com

synopsis: Choice Group Asia announced the acquisition of Thaivisa.com and its associated platforms and products from Thaivisa Expat Group Co. Ltd. Thaivisa provides both local and international news to expats living in Thailand.
buyer: Choice Group Asia
Choice Group Asia was set up in 2009 and operated both in the real estate channel and digital media with Inspire eMagazine. Inspire quickly developed in the region of Pattaya on multiple online platform and quickly established itself as a leader in sharing events and offers to expats in that region."
target: Thaivisa.com
Thaivisa.com began life as a single static web page providing information and brief explanations to the various visa types avaialble in Thailand. Since its launch, Thaivisa.com has grown into the largest English language forum in the world regarding everything and anything related to Thailand.
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