Like EveryBlock

closed 8/17/2009 via paidContent.org

MSNBC Interactive News LLC, acquired EveryBlock

synopsis: MSNBC Interactive is making a hyperlocal push, with the purchase of EveryBlock, which offers updates culled from public records—like 911 dispatches—and news sources in 15 cities.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: MSNBC Interactive News LLC
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content. "
target: EveryBlock
EveryBlock filters an assortment of local news by location so you can keep track of what’s happening on your block, in your neighborhood and all over your city. If it’s in your neighborhood and it happened recently, it’s news on EveryBlock.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

Dirty Lemon, acquired Poncho Inc.

synopsis: DIRTY LEMON, the world’s first direct-to-consumer beverage brand that sells exclusively by text message, announces the acquisition of Poncho, the leading conversational weather service for millennials. Poncho provides personalized weather forecasts through its application, emails, and texts in the continental United States.
buyer: Dirty Lemon
Dirty Lemon is a direct-to-consumer beverage company that aims to challenge the retail landscape and disrupt the category by selling its line of products exclusively via text message, building a personalized relationship with each member of its rapidly-growing customer base. "
target: Poncho Inc.
Poncho Inc. provides personalized weather forecasts through its application, emails, and texts in the continental United States.
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closed 9/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Examiner.com, acquired NowPublic Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Examiner.com, the insider source for everything local, has acquired Vancouver-based NowPublic, a pioneer in user-generated content and the largest participatory news network in the world. Examiner.com will leverage NowPublic's innovative search and publishing technology to solidify its leadership position in providing local news and information.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: Examiner.com
Clarity Digital Group, d/b/a Examiner.com, serves 109 markets across the country and is the insider source for everything local. Examiner.com's content is contributed by Examiners; passionate, informed, and knowledgeable local influencers. "
target: NowPublic Technologies, Inc.
NowPublic is a crowd-sourced, participatory news network that mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. In its short history, the company has become the largest news organization of its kind with contributing reporters in more than 6000 cities and 160 countries.
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closed 8/10/2009 via PR Newswire

Facebook, acquired FriendFeed

synopsis: Facebook announced that it has agreed to acquire FriendFeed, the innovative service for sharing online. As part of the agreement, all FriendFeed employees will join Facebook and FriendFeed's four founders will hold senior roles on Facebook's engineering and product teams.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: FriendFeed
FriendFeed is a service which, instead of layering a meta-network on top of all your other social networks, will create a news feed incorporating them all much like the Facebook news feed. It's a simple idea that isn't too difficult or bothersome for social network users to adopt.
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closed 12/19/2008 via PR Newswire

XING AG, acquired SocialMedian, Inc.

synopsis: The publicly listed XING AG announces it has purchased New York-based socialmedian Inc., a leading innovator in the social news industry. The socialmedian solution enables people to get the news filtered by their social networks.
buyer: XING AG (XTRA:O1BC:$262.50)
XING is the leading network for business contacts in Europe. XING makes your professional network an active part of your life, enabling members to discover professional people, opportunities and privileges through its unique discovery capability and advanced contact management tools. "
target: SocialMedian, Inc.
Socialmedian delivers the news, filtered by your network. socialmedian's mission is to help people discover the news and information they need to succeed at their jobs, pursue their passions and stay informed about the world around them.
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$4.55
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closed 7/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

SWNS, acquired Ross Parry Agency Ltd.

synopsis: News agency SWNS acquired Leeds-based Ross Parry Agency Ltd. Ross Parry is the North's premier press agency, with offices in North, South and West Yorkshire. They are a professional organization supplying news and features to a regional, national and international audience.
buyer: SWNS
SWNS, formerly South West News Service, is the UK's largest independent press agency. The agency has been around for more than 40 years, providing the UK and international media with groundbreaking, agenda setting news, stories, and pictures on a manner of subjects. "
target: Ross Parry Agency Ltd.
Ross Parry Agency Ltd. is the North's premier press agency, with offices in North, South and West Yorkshire. They are a professional organization supplying news and features to a regional, national and international audience.
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closed 4/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Katherine A. Rowlands, acquired Bay City News, Inc.

synopsis: The Bay City News Inc. regional wire service has been acquired by veteran San Francisco Bay Area journalist Katherine A. Rowlands. Bay City News Service is a regional, general-interest news wire service which operates 24 hours a day gathering information from in and around the greater San Francisco Bay area.
buyer: Katherine A. Rowlands
Katherine A. Rowlands is a San Francisco Bay Area journalist. Rowlands began her career as a college intern at Bay City News (BCN) in 1987, which led to a 30-year career in Bay Area journalism. Most recently, she served as editor-in-chief of Diablo Magazine. "
target: Bay City News, Inc.
Bay City News Service is a regional, general-interest news wire service which operates 24 hours a day gathering information from in and around the greater San Francisco Bay area.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

WGBH Boston, acquired The New England Center for Investigative Reporting

synopsis: WGBH, America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, has acquired The New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR), a nonprofit investigative newsroom. NECIR seeks to expose injustice through investigative reporting. Their stories have appeared in leading newspapers and news outlets.
buyer: WGBH Boston
WGBH is a public broadcaster and largest producer of PBS content for TV and web. WGBH Radio serves listeners from Cape Cod to New Hampshire. They also produce award-winning PBS series. WGBH’s TV channels include WGBH2/HD and 44, & digital channels World and Create. WGBH also produces online content."
target: The New England Center for Investigative Reporting
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) is a nonprofit investigative newsroom. NECIR seeks to expose injustice and hold power accountable through investigative reporting. NECIR has produced stories that have appeared in leading newspapers and radio and TV news outlets.
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announced 12/2/2016 via BusinessWire

SilverHub Media UK Ltd, will acquire Splash News

synopsis: The Branded Entertainment Network, which connects global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment, announced the sale of its Splash News business to SilverHub Media UK Ltd. Splash News is the world's leading celebrity and breaking news agency, providing images, video and stories to top publishers across the globe.
buyer: SilverHub Media UK Ltd
SilverHub is a new agency that is serving the need for content across the celebrity, sports and entertainment landscape. SilverHub was founded in 2016 by an extremely strong and experienced team who bring huge passion and expertise to all areas of the content business. "
target parent: Branded Entertainment Network
target: Splash News
Splash News is the world's leading celebrity and breaking news agency, providing images, video and stories to top publishers across the globe. Splash News and Picture Agency is a part of Branded Entertainment Network.
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closed 7/20/2011 via PR Newswire

Corbis Images, acquired Splash News

synopsis: Corbis Images, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, announced its acquisition of Splash News for an undisclosed amount. The Los Angeles-based company provides candid celebrity photography and video content to the world's premiere entertainment print, online and broadcast media outlets.
buyer parent: Corbis Corporation
buyer: Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images. "
target: Splash News
Founded in 1990, Splash News is a leading independent entertainment news and photography agency. Splash provides breaking entertainment news and celebrity candid photography and video content to consumers around the world through their favorite media outlets.
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closed 7/15/2008 via Market Wire

Future US, Inc., acquired Ballhype

synopsis: Future US, the special-interest media company, has acquired BallHype, Inc, the Belmont, California-based technology company and owner of ballhype.com and showhype.com, for an undisclosed sum. Since its launch, Ballhype has rapidly grown its unique user base to nearly 2 million per month.
buyer parent: Future plc
buyer: Future US, Inc.
Future US is part of Future plc, an international special-interest media group. We hold strong market positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Future creates over 180 publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. "
target: Ballhype
Using proprietary technology, BallHype aggregates and clusters news and video content around a defined theme. Currently, through http://ballhype.com and http://showhype.com users can view mainstream American sports and entertainment gossip content respectively.
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$2.86
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closed 8/17/2009 via paidContent.org

MSNBC Interactive News LLC, acquired EveryBlock

synopsis: MSNBC Interactive is making a hyperlocal push, with the purchase of EveryBlock, which offers updates culled from public records—like 911 dispatches—and news sources in 15 cities.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: MSNBC Interactive News LLC
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content. "
target: EveryBlock
EveryBlock filters an assortment of local news by location so you can keep track of what’s happening on your block, in your neighborhood and all over your city. If it’s in your neighborhood and it happened recently, it’s news on EveryBlock.
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closed 8/14/2013 via Company Press Release

NBC News Digital Group, acquired Stringwire

synopsis: NBC News announced that it had acquired the user-generated live video service Stringwire, and hired its founder Phil Groman. NBC News will leverage Stringwire's user-generated live video technology for on-air and digital newsgathering.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBC News Digital Group
NBC News Digital Group is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on any platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, and more. "
target: Stringwire
Stringwire is a user-generated live video service developed for news organizations to request video from a network of verified contributors with connected mobile devices capable of streaming video across the globe.
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closed 11/14/2012 via PR Newswire

NBC News Digital, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal News Group announced that iVillage, one of the largest online communities for women, will be joining its NBC News Digital portfolio. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBC News Digital
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on any platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, tv.msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, and more. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
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closed 7/16/2012 via GlobeNewswire

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired Msnbc Digital Network

synopsis: NBC News President Steve Capus announced that NBC News is now the full owner and operator of Msnbc Digital Network, which includes msnbc.com, TODAY.com, NightlyNews.com, BreakingNews.com, Newsvine.com, EveryBlock.com, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcasting television network. The network is part of the media company NBCUniversal, which is a joint venture of Comcast and General Electric since 2011. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Msnbc Digital Network
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content.
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closed 8/17/2009 via paidContent.org

MSNBC Interactive News LLC, acquired EveryBlock

synopsis: MSNBC Interactive is making a hyperlocal push, with the purchase of EveryBlock, which offers updates culled from public records—like 911 dispatches—and news sources in 15 cities.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: MSNBC Interactive News LLC
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content. "
target: EveryBlock
EveryBlock filters an assortment of local news by location so you can keep track of what’s happening on your block, in your neighborhood and all over your city. If it’s in your neighborhood and it happened recently, it’s news on EveryBlock.
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closed 9/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Publishers Clearing House, acquired Topix LLC

synopsis: Publishers Clearing House (PCH), a leading digital entertainment and commerce destination for millions of US consumers, announced the acquisition of Topix, a destination for highly engaging quizzes and slideshows focused on entertainment, celebrities, pop culture, and current events.
buyer: Publishers Clearing House
Publishers Clearing House has been a leader in direct marketing and chance-to-win opportunities since 1953. As consumers have evolved to online, and now mobile media and entertainment consumption, PCH has also evolved its offerings as well. "
target: Topix LLC
Topix is a technology company focusing on entertainment such as celebrities, pop culture, the offbeat, health, current events, and more. Every month, more than 25 million highly engaged users spend an average of 7 minutes per session browsing Topix's growing collection of high quality content.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oath Inc., will acquire Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Seven West Media (SWM) has announced that Oath Inc. is to take full control of Yahoo7 by acquiring SWM’s 50 percent stake in the business. Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Oath Inc.
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. They reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. Oath brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, Engadget, TechCrunch, Tumblr, MAKERS and the Build Series. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.
Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company in the ANZ market, which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month. Yahoo7 aims to bring all the best articles in news, entertainment and lifestyle in the one place.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Newscron SA, acquired Newscron SA

synopsis: In a management buyout, Peter Hogenkamp has acquired the majority of shares of Newscron SA in Lugano. The number of shareholders has been reduced to five, the company is planning to move to Zurich in the near future. Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information.
buyer: Newscron SA
Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information. Unlike other aggregators, Newscron has a unique algorithm which is able to filter and organize the news semantically. "
target: Newscron SA
Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information. Unlike other aggregators, Newscron has a unique algorithm which is able to filter and organize the news semantically.
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announced 3/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, will purchase TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH from Tomorrow Focus AG

synopsis: Tomorrow Focus AG signed an agreement with Burda Digital GmbH covering the sale of TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH, which is home to the TOMORROW FOCUS Group’s publishing activities including the news portal FOCUS Online; the German-language edition of The Huffington Post, a news portal and platform for blogs; and more.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
seller: Tomorrow Focus AG (DB:TFA:$90.36)
TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH is the publishing segment of Tomorrow Focus AG. It includes TOMORROW FOCUS Media GmbH (one of Germany’s leading digital marketing providers) and TOMORROW FOCUS News+ GmbH, which operates a number of Internet portals such as the news journalism site FOCUS Online.
price ($mm)
$32
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$31
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$4
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closed 8/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Meir Gal, acquired Behadrey Haredim Ltd.

synopsis: Behadrey Haredim, a Haredi Internet site and forum board, has been purchased by advertising executive Meir Gal. The new owner intends on expanding the site’s activities to overseas markets.
buyer: Meir Gal
Meir Gal is the son of pioneeering Haredi ad man Benny Gal, who built Gal-Oren BSD into one of the largest advertising agencies catering to Israel's Haredi sector. "
target: Behadrey Haredim Ltd.
Behadrey Haredim Ltd. is a Haredi web portal founded in 2002 was originally a forum board for controversial topics within Israel's Haredi community. Currently they are a web portal for general content and news.
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$2.81
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announced 8/6/2013 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, will acquire Darik News Ltd.

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB, the international entertainment broadcasting group, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of the merged assets of Darik News and Net Info in Bulgaria from Darik Radio, the Bulgarian commercial radio operator. Darik News operates a wide range of websites including news, sports news; and weather.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
Modern Times Group (MTG) is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. "
target parent: Darik Radio AD
target: Darik News Ltd.
Darik News operates a wide range of websites including news site dariknews.bg; sports news site gong.bg; and weather site vremeto.bg. Net Info operates the email platform abv.bg; video clip site vbox7.com; sports news site sportni.bg; weather site sinoptik.bg; and entertainment news site edna.bg.
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closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Darik News, acquired Net Info.BG AD

synopsis: Darik News announced that it is expected to acquire Net Info. Darik News Ltd. includes a total of 15 sites, including dariknews.bg, sportsgong.bg, and darikfinanse.bg. Net Info.BG AD operates as an informational and entertaining on-line company in Bulgaria. It provides portals, search engines, e-shops, and sports portals.
buyer parent: Darik Radio AD
buyer: Darik News
Darik News offers online news services in Bulgarian language. Dariknews.bg offers topics in the form of text, pictures, and radio newscasts from Darik Radio. Darik News Ltd. includes a total of 15 sites, including dariknews.bg, sportsgong.bg, and darikfinanse.bg. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Net Info.BG AD
Net Info.BG AD operates as an informational and entertaining on-line company in Bulgaria. Its sites offer consumers digital daily routine, news, entertainment, and search. The company is based in Sofia, Bulgaria and operates as a subsidiary of Sanoma Magazines International B.V.
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closed 7/16/2012 via GlobeNewswire

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired Msnbc Digital Network

synopsis: NBC News President Steve Capus announced that NBC News is now the full owner and operator of Msnbc Digital Network, which includes msnbc.com, TODAY.com, NightlyNews.com, BreakingNews.com, Newsvine.com, EveryBlock.com, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcasting television network. The network is part of the media company NBCUniversal, which is a joint venture of Comcast and General Electric since 2011. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Msnbc Digital Network
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content.
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closed 11/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Andre d.o.o, acquired Novi List d.d

synopsis: Andre d.o.o has acquired Novi List d.d, a Croatian newspaper company. Novi List d.d also provides news through its website, novilist.hr.
buyer: Andre d.o.o
Andre d.o.o is a Croatian company. "
target: Novi List d.d
Based in Croatia, Novi List d.d provides information on news and current events through its newspaper and website.
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closed 5/4/2011 via Market Wire

Datran Media, acquired Allvoices, Inc.

synopsis: Datran Media, a leading digital marketing technology company, announced the acquisition of Allvoices, Inc., one of the world's largest social news sites with over 460,000 contributors and approximately 10 million unique visitors per month.
buyer: Datran Media
Datran Media is an award-winning technology and marketing company that leading brands, agencies and publishers depend on to discover, reach and retain their ideal audiences across all digital media channels. "
target: Allvoices, Inc.
Allvoices, Inc. is one of the world's largest social news sites. Using a set of proprietary algorithms, Allvoices utilizes professional and online news sources, blogs, images and videos to determine relevancy, foster credibility and maintain openness with each contribution made to the site.
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closed 1/24/2011 via BusinessWire

UberMedia, acquired Mixx.com

synopsis: UberMedia, the leading independent provider of applications for reading and posting to Twitter and other social media platforms, has announced its acquisition of Mixx.com. Mixx.com has been a leader in curating social content into channels of information that enable users to find content and people who are relevant to their interests.
buyer parent: Idealab Capital Partners
buyer: UberMedia
UberMedia is a developer of applications and web-based services that make it easier for users to find, follow, and communicate with others on Twitter and other social media platforms. UberMedia applications include UberTwitter, Echofon, and Twidroyd. "
target: Mixx.com
Recommended Reading, Inc. operates as social news Web site Mixx.com in the United States. It offers online news, information, photos, videos, business, entertainment, sports, life, health, technology, science, and fun related information. Recommended Reading, Inc. is based in McLean, Virginia.
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closed 3/25/2010 via New York Times

Lebedev Holdings, Ltd., acquired The Independent

synopsis: Alexander Lebedev, a Russian billionaire, struck a long-awaited deal to buy The Independent newspaper, little more than a year after he acquired another of Britain’s respected major papers, The Evening Standard of London.
buyer: Lebedev Holdings, Ltd.
Lebedev Holdings Ltd. is a company formed by Alexander Lebedev and his son, Evgeny Lebedev. Alexander Evgenievich Lebedev is a Russian billionaire, listed by Forbes magazine as the 358th richest person in the world in 2008. "
target parent: Independent News & Media PLC
target: The Independent
The Independent is a British newspaper, nicknamed the Indy, while the Sunday edition, The Independent on Sunday, is the Sindy. The Independent is one of the youngest UK national daily newspapers. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards.
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closed 9/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Examiner.com, acquired NowPublic Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Examiner.com, the insider source for everything local, has acquired Vancouver-based NowPublic, a pioneer in user-generated content and the largest participatory news network in the world. Examiner.com will leverage NowPublic's innovative search and publishing technology to solidify its leadership position in providing local news and information.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: Examiner.com
Clarity Digital Group, d/b/a Examiner.com, serves 109 markets across the country and is the insider source for everything local. Examiner.com's content is contributed by Examiners; passionate, informed, and knowledgeable local influencers. "
target: NowPublic Technologies, Inc.
NowPublic is a crowd-sourced, participatory news network that mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. In its short history, the company has become the largest news organization of its kind with contributing reporters in more than 6000 cities and 160 countries.
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closed 6/18/2008 via BNC Analysis

Village NetMedia Inc., acquired Courier Publications, LLC.

synopsis: Village NetMedia has agreed to purchase Courier Publications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Terms of the transaction, which include six weekly newspapers across Maine, were not disclosed. Cribb, Greene & Associates brokered the deal.
buyer: Village NetMedia Inc.
Village NetMedia Inc. is a newspaper publishing house based in Rockland, Maine. It operates the Web site VillageSoup and two community newspapers. "
target parent: Crescent Publishing Co.
target: Courier Publications, LLC.
Courier Publications, LLC. publishes newspapers along with operating as a news portal.
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closed 9/4/2007 via

Knight Ridder New Media, purchased 51 websites from MediaNews Group Inc.

synopsis: The Real Cities Network the nation's largest network of local news websites, has expanded its network with the addition of 51 websites owned and operated by MediaNews Group, the fourth-largest newspaper company in the United States. MediaNews Group operates 82 local newspaper websites nationwide.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder New Media
The Real Cities Network is the largest national network of local news websites and is operated by McClatchy Interactive. More than 1,500 newspapers are members of the network, representing some of the largest newspaper companies in the industry and more than 80 DMAs. "
seller: MediaNews Group Inc.
MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States. We are privately owned and operate 57 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Loyal Foundry, Inc., acquired Newsfusion Ltd.

synopsis: Loyal Foundry, a global consumer mobile application publisher and development firm, has acquired Israel-based Newsfusion Ltd., a news and sports information aggregation platform with 150 live apps in Apple and Android app stores. The acquisition expands Loyal Foundry's app portfolio to over 175 live apps globally.
buyer: Loyal Foundry, Inc.
Loyal Foundry is a global consumer mobile application publisher and development firm. Loyal Foundry builds and acquires high-quality mobile apps that provide tons of value and make people’s lives easier and more enjoyable. "
target: Newsfusion Ltd.
Based in Israel, Newsfusion is a news and sports information aggregation platform with 150 live apps in Apple and Android app stores. The platform, based on human-centered algorithmic curation, is dedicated to helping users find information quickly and efficiently.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Hollywood Reporter, acquired ZIG Media

synopsis: Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group has acquired startup news app Zig. ZIG is a mobile media technology company that creates products which transform and disrupt the global media landscape. Zig will now be part of a news group that includes brands The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Spin, Vibe and Stereogum.
buyer parent: Valence Media
buyer: The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is an American digital and print magazine, and website, which focuses on the Hollywood film, television, and entertainment industries. It was founded in 1930 as a daily trade paper, and in 2010 switched to a weekly large-format print magazine with a revamped website. "
target: ZIG Media
ZIG is a mobile media technology company that creates products which transform and disrupt the global media landscape. ZIG enables people to consume, share, and react to content in a way that prioritizes images and video over words.
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closed 8/31/2015 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Circa 1605, Inc.

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, acquired the assets of Circa 1605, a company that develops a mobile application for reading news, in August of 2015.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
Sinclair is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 172 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 432 channels and affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Circa 1605, Inc.
Circa 1605, Inc. develops a mobile application for reading news. Circa is a media organization that enables readers to more easily consume, engage with, and follow the day’s news by delivering comprehensive yet to-the-point coverage in a format tailored specifically for mobile lifestyles.
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$0.80
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announced 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, will acquire HuffPost

synopsis: BuzzFeed, the leading social news organization, is acquiring HuffPost from Verizon Media. HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions.
buyer: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: HuffPost
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions. The site offers news, satire, blogs and original content, and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, and more.
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closed 3/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired The Big Lead

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and publishing platform, announced the acquisition of The Big Lead, an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology company focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering their content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Big Lead
The Big Lead is an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
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