Like Like.com

closed 8/20/2010 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Like.com

synopsis: Google has acquired visual search engine Like.com. Like.com is a visual shopping search engine that developed a technology to help shoppers buy soft goods, such as apparels, shoes, jewelry online.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Like.com
Like.com is a visual shopping search engine that developed a technology to help shoppers buy soft goods, such as apparels, shoes, jewelry online. Like.com was the first to bring visual search to shopping, the first to build an automated cross-matching system for clothing, and more.
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closed 10/2/2019 via New York Times

Vice Media Inc., acquired Refinery29

synopsis: Vice Media, the insurgent media brand known for its arch take on youth culture and entertainment, has acquired the women’s lifestyle publisher Refinery29. Refinery29 is a global media and entertainment company focused on celebrating women, their diverse voices and experiences.
buyer: Vice Media Inc.
VICE was launched in 1994 as a 'punk zine'​ and has expanded into a leading global youth media company. VICE operates the world’s premier original online video destination, VICE.COM, an international network of digital channels, a television production studio, a magazine, a record label, and more. "
target: Refinery29
Refinery29 is a global media and entertainment company focused on celebrating women, their diverse voices and experiences. Refinery29 tells stories through multiple channels and content categories — from articles to social media, events to short films, 29Rooms to TV.
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$400
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$100
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announced 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

The E&M Co., Ltd., will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd.

synopsis: The E&M Co., Ltd., an entertainment and media company in Korea, will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd., a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
buyer: The E&M Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ:A089230:$13.58)
The E&M Co., Ltd. is an entertainment and media company in Korea. The company operates two live streaming platforms in Korea, POPKON TV and CELUV TV. POPKON TV is designed for consumer use while CELUV TV is a platform that allows famous celebrities to interact and communicate with viewers. "
target: Chic News Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2012, Chic News Co., Ltd. is a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
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$3.24
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$0
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closed 10/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Zalando SE, acquired meepl

synopsis: Zalando SE, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, has acquired meepl, a Swiss software company focused on leveraging human body data to fuel a range of applications tailored to the apparel industry and its consumers. meepl's smartphone-based body scanning app offers an interactive 3D shopping experience to customers.
buyer: Zalando SE (XTRA:ZAL:$8,323.59)
Zalando is Europe's leading online fashion platform. Zalando offers a broad assortment of fashion for men, women and children. They carry over 2.500 brands and over 150.000 product choices for over 34 million customers in 17 countries. "
target: meepl
meepl is a Swiss software company focused on leveraging human body data to fuel a range of applications tailored to the apparel industry and its consumers. meepl provides a smartphone-based body scanning app that offers an interactive and personalized 3D shopping experience to customers.
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closed 4/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Nike, acquired Invertex

synopsis: NIKE, Inc. announced it has acquired Invertex Ltd., a company based in Tel Aviv that provides an online fitting and mass product customization mobile application. The company captures and analyzes a person’s anatomy in detailed three dimensions; and allows users to accurately select, measure, modify, and purchase fitting products online.
buyer: Nike (NKE:$38,254.00)
Nike is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. "
target: Invertex
Invertex Ltd provides an online fitting and mass product customization mobile application. The company captures and analyzes a person’s anatomy in detailed three dimensions; and allows users to accurately select, measure, modify, and purchase fitting products online.
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announced 10/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Start Today Co., Ltd., will acquire VASILY, Inc.

synopsis: Start Today (3092) agreed to acquire all shares of VASILY Co., Ltd. (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo), and to make it into a fully-owned company. VASILY manages fashion media such as "IQON", a service that allows users to freely combine fashion items gathered from more than 200 EC (e-commerce) sites, and develops contracts for other software and the like.
buyer: Start Today Co., Ltd. (TSE:3092:$723.86)
Start Today Co., LTD. is a Japan-based company engaged in the E-commerce (EC) business which operates Internet shopping site under the name of ZOZORESORT, as well as the provision of other related services. Start Today operates an online shopping site "ZOZOTOWN" for apparel. "
target: VASILY, Inc.
VASILY, based in Japan, manages fashion media app "IQON", a service that allows users to freely combine fashion items gathered from more than 200 e-commerce sites.
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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:$2,813.73)
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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$185
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Tote

synopsis: Pinterest is seeking to boost its e-commerce expertise by acquiring the team behind the mobile commerce app tote. Tote, launched in 2014, let consumers browse and purchase products suggested by so-called fashion influencers and their friends directly within the app.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Tote
tote is a mobile shopping app that allows users to shop products curated by fashion bloggers. users can follow bloggers, shop their collections, share them with friends, and even save money while shopping.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Kik Interactive, Inc., acquired Blynk

synopsis: Kik, a free instant messenger application for mobile devices, has acquired Toronto fashion app Blynk. Blynk uses a Tinder-like swipe interface to help users sort their personal style.
buyer: Kik Interactive, Inc.
Kik Interactive, Inc. develops an application for blackberry, iPhone, and android devices. Its application, Kik Messenger, helps users to connect with friends via real-time messaging. The company was formerly known as Unsynced. "
target: Blynk
Blynk is a mobile fashion app that acts as a free personal stylist in a customer's pocket, anytime and anywhere. Using a Tinder- like platform, users swipe through photos that helps Blynk to learn a user's style preferences, which results in personalized outfit recommendations.
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closed 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Villoid, acquired Villoid

synopsis: Schibsted and Telenor have sold Villoid back to its founders - Jarle Snertingdalen, Jeanette Dyhre Kvisvik and Alexa Chung. Villoid is the must-have app in order to succeed in the style department that lets users experiment, celebrate and play with clothes from hundreds of brands.
buyer: Villoid
Jarle Snertingdalen, Jeanette Dyhre Kvisvik and Alexa Chung are the founders of Villoid. Alexa Chung is an English fashion model, television presenter, and contributing editor at British Vogue. "
target parent: Schibsted Media Group
target: Villoid
Global style icon Alexa Chung presents Villoid; the must-have app in order to succeed in the style department. Loved by Elle, Vogue, InStyle, Grazia, and Harper's Bazaar.
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closed 6/25/2013 via PE Hub

Rent The Runway, acquired Go Try It On

synopsis: Rent the Runway, the leading online destination for designer dress and accessory rentals, announced the acquisition of Go Try It On, Inc., a social retailing startup that uses a mobile application platform to facilitate the sharing of styling ideas and advice.
buyer: Rent The Runway
Rent the Runway is the premier online destination for designer dress and accessory rentals. With a revolving roster of over 170 top designers, 35,000 of the season’s hottest dresses, and 7,000 accessories, Rent the Runway is designer fashion delivered to her doorstep for a fraction of the price. "
target: Go Try It On
Go Try It On is a style social network. It's a mobile application that allows users to upload photos of styles they love and get advice about what to buy and what to wear from other participating users, including friends, stylists and brands.
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announced 5/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Walmart, will acquire Zeekit

synopsis: Walmart is to acquire Zeekit, a successful start-up company that offers a new, more interactive shopping experience for the world of fashion. Combining fashion and technology, Zeekit has developed the first dynamic Virtual Fitting Room, allowing everyone to see themselves in any item of clothing found online.
buyer: Walmart (WMT:$562,839.00)
Walmart is the largest retailer in the world. Each week, nearly 265 million customers and members visit approximately 11,500 stores under 56 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. "
target: Zeekit
Zeekit is a successful start-up company that offers a new, more interactive shopping experience for the world of fashion. Combining fashion and technology, Zeekit has developed the first dynamic Virtual Fitting Room, allowing everyone to see themselves in any item of clothing found online.
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closed 7/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Latest in Beauty, acquired SheSaidBeauty

synopsis: Latest in Beauty, an online beauty website which allows customers to try before buying, has announced its acquisition of SheSaidBeauty, a platform specifically for beauty, where people can discover, share and shop the world of beauty.
buyer: Latest in Beauty
Latest in Beauty is an online beauty website which allows customers to try before buying. They reach over 4 million UK beauty consumers. "
target: SheSaidBeauty
SheSaidBeauty is a platform specifically for beauty, where people can discover, share and shop the world of beauty. It brings together everything beauty related on the web into one amazing experience.
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closed 4/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Myntra Designs, acquired Fitiquette

synopsis: Fitiquette, a developer of virtual fitting room technology and a TC Disrupt finalist from September 2012, has been acquired by Myntra. Myntra plans to put San-Francisco-based Fitiquette at the center of a new innovation lab in the city and use Fitiquette's core product on its retail site to drive more fashion purchases online.
buyer: Myntra Designs
Myntra.com is ranked among the leading e-commerce companies in India and is the largest online retailer of lifestyle and fashion products. Myntra, which started as an online destination for personalized products back in 2007, has expanded into broader lifestyle and fashion retailing. "
target: Fitiquette
Fitiquette is an online fashion boutique powered by a virtual fitting room. The company was founded by fashion enthusiasts to address online purchase hesitation due to unknown fit. Supported by patented technology, shoppers create a body replica to try-on clothing in different sizes.
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closed 3/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

L'Oréal S.A., acquired ModiFace

synopsis: L’Oréal has snapped up ModiFace, a Canadian beauty tech company focused on augmented reality and artificial intelligence. ModiFace's platform provides the ability to perform beauty try-on simulations on live video.
buyer: L'Oréal S.A. (ENXTPA:OR:$32,072.59)
L'Oreal manufactures and markets cosmetics for consumer and professional markets. It provides skincare, haircare, makeup, and perfume products. "
target: ModiFace
ModiFace is a Canadian beauty tech company focused on augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Their main product offerings provide the ability to perform beauty try-on simulations on live video, and to track the face and facial features in precise detail.
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closed 11/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Shiseido Company, Limited, acquired Giaran, Inc.

synopsis: Shiseido Company announced it has acquired Giaran, Inc., an award winning, data driven company with leading technology in artificial intelligence (AI) platforms. Giaran provides users with a virtual try-on experience of cosmetics products with exact color-match and recommendations customized to individual face-shape, skin tone and texture.
buyer: Shiseido Company, Limited (TSE:4911:$7,975.95)
Shiseido was founded in 1872 as the first Western-style pharmacy in Japan. The business gradually evolved into a cosmetics company, offering people the most advanced technology and the finest aesthetics available in the East or the West. "
target: Giaran, Inc.
Giaran is an instant and interactive virtual makeup robot that provides users a smarter virtual try-on experience of their beloved cosmetics products in store, online or on-the-go, with exact color-match and recommendations customized to individual face-shape, skin tone and texture.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BusinessWire

Aetrex Worldwide, Inc., acquired SOLS Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Aetrex Worldwide, Inc., a global leader in comfort and wellness footwear products and technology, is pleased to announce the acquisition of SOLS Systems, Inc., a leader and pioneer of medical and consumer grade 3D printed orthotics and software used for the mass customization of footwear. The acquisition closed February 22, 2017.
buyer: Aetrex Worldwide, Inc.
Aetrex Worldwide, Inc. is widely recognized as the global leader in comfort and wellness footwear products. With fashion, function and quality at the forefront, Aetrex designs and manufactures therapeutic, casual, dress, sandal and athletic footwear for both men and women. "
target: SOLS Systems, Inc.
SOLS Systems, Inc. is a leader and pioneer of medical and consumer grade 3D printed orthotics and software used for the mass customization of footwear. SOLS’ technology improves the fit and function of footwear.
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closed 3/14/2013 via PR Newswire

Complex Media, acquired Sole Collector

synopsis: Complex Media, the premier multi-media lifestyle destination for young males, has acquired Sole Collector, a leading sneaker culture authority, expanding the company's network of owned and operated sites. Sole Collector's founder and GM Steve Mullholand , along with his 10-person team, will join Complex Media.
buyer: Complex Media
Complex Media is the premier multi-media platform for young males, featuring a network of entertainment, sports and lifestyle properties, and a flagship site, Complex.com, which is the online hub of Complex magazine. "
target: Sole Collector
Sole Collector provides original sneaker-related content in the form of a quarterly magazine, website, and iPad app. Its website also has a forum for its users to discuss and review sneakers, as well as a marketplace to facilitate the buying and selling of sneakers.
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closed 12/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mister Spex, acquired Tribe GmbH

synopsis: Mister Spex, the leading omnichannel optician in Europe, has acquired Tribe, a German deep-tech company that aims to provide everyone with access to eyecare. Tribe creates omnichannel solutions to help customers find a frame that truly fits them. Their AI based mobile app enables users to virtually try-on eyewear products in high definition.
buyer parent: DN Capital Limited
buyer: Mister Spex
Mister Spex is the leading omnichannel optician in Europe. Mister Spex operates 10 online shops in Europe and over 30 company-owned stores in Germany. Their stores offer an extensive range of high quality prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses at competitive prices. "
target: Tribe GmbH
Tribe is a German deep-tech company that aims to provide everyone with instant access to eyecare. Tribe creates omnichannel solutions to help customers find a frame that truly fits their face and style. Their AI based mobile app enables users to virtually try-on eyewear products in high definition.
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closed 4/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Shoefitr

synopsis: Amazon has made an acquisition to boost online sales in fashion. The company has purchased Shoefitr, a startup based in Pittsburgh that has developed 3D technology to help match online shoppers with shoes that will fit them better. Shoefitr's 3D technology scans shoes both inside and out to have the most accurate information.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. 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: Shoefitr
Shoefitr is software that helps online shoe shoppers find a properly fitting shoe the first time they order. The software asks a shopper for a shoe they currently own and then uses a database of internal shoe measurements to make size, fit, and footwear recommendations.
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closed 8/20/2010 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Like.com

synopsis: Google has acquired visual search engine Like.com. Like.com is a visual shopping search engine that developed a technology to help shoppers buy soft goods, such as apparels, shoes, jewelry online.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Like.com
Like.com is a visual shopping search engine that developed a technology to help shoppers buy soft goods, such as apparels, shoes, jewelry online. Like.com was the first to bring visual search to shopping, the first to build an automated cross-matching system for clothing, and more.
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announced 8/18/2021 via BusinessWire

Verily Life Sciences, will acquire SignalPath

synopsis: Verily, an Alphabet company focused on life sciences and healthcare, will acquire SignalPath, a clinical trial management system (CTMS) that improves the ease and efficiency of conducting clinical research at study sites. SignalPath's CTMS platform ensures quality of trial execution, drives efficiencies and enables site staff to focus on patients.
buyer parent: Google
buyer: Verily Life Sciences
Verily is a subsidiary of Alphabet focused on life sciences and healthcare. Verily's mission is to make the world’s health data useful so that people enjoy healthier lives. The company develops tools to collect and activate health data, and creates interventions to prevent and manage disease. "
target: SignalPath
SignalPath is a clinical trial management system (CTMS) that improves the ease, quality and efficiency of conducting clinical research at study sites. SignalPath's CTMS platform ensures quality of trial execution, drives efficiencies and enables site staff to focus on patients.
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closed 7/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired Simsim

synopsis: YouTube has acquired social commerce startup Simsim. Simsim, which develops an online shopping platform for local shopping needs in India, helps small businesses in India transition to e-commerce by using the power of video and creators. The startup’s eponymous app acts as a platform to connect local businesses, influencers and customers.
buyer parent: Google
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: Simsim
Simsim develops an online shopping platform for local shopping needs in India. The startup helps small businesses in India transition to e-commerce by using the power of video and creators. The startup’s eponymous app acts as a platform to connect local businesses, influencers and customers.
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closed 12/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Neverware

synopsis: Google has acquired Neverware, a New York-based developer of lightweight desktop operating systems. Their flagship product, CloudReady, enables schools and enterprise organizations to transform their existing hardware into simple, secure, and fast machines.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Neverware
Neverware is a New York-based developer of lightweight desktop operating systems. Their flagship product, CloudReady, enables schools and enterprise organizations to transform their existing hardware into simple, secure, and fast machines.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Dataform

synopsis: Dataform, a startup in the U.K. that was building what it dubbed an “operating system” for data warehouses, has been quietly acquired by Google’s Google Cloud division. Dataform Web enables data teams to collaboratively develop, test, deploy and share a centralized data model across an organization.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Dataform
Dataform builds tools for data teams to manage the data that powers companies’ analytics. Dataform Web enables data teams to collaboratively develop, test, deploy and share a centralized data model across an organization. They are based in the UK.
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announced 12/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Google, will acquire Actifio, Inc.

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms, will acquire Actifio, a provider of enterprise cloud data management solutions. Actifio helps global enterprises to virtualize their data. Their technology enables businesses to manage, access, and protect their data more efficiently.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Actifio, Inc.
Actifio is a provider of enterprise cloud data management solutions. Actifio helps global enterprise customers and service provider partners to virtualize their data. Their Virtual Data Pipeline technology enables businesses to manage, access, and protect their data faster and more efficiently.
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closed 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired StratoZone

synopsis: Google has acquired StratoZone to help partners and customers plan and automate data center migrations to Google Cloud Platform. StratoZone delivers a unified Cloud Services Automation Suite to Plan, Buy, Migrate, and Manage cloud services.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: StratoZone
StratoZone delivers a unified Cloud Services Automation Suite to Plan, Buy, Migrate, and Manage cloud services. The platform accelerates a Customer’s ability to achieve a Hybrid IT model and become an IT service broker while reducing cost and risk.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired North Inc.

synopsis: Alphabet’s Google announced that it has acquired North Inc., a Canadian company that makes smart glasses that display computerized information superimposed over the real world, similar to Google Glass.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: North Inc.
North, Inc., formerly Thalmic Labs, makes smart glasses that display computerized information superimposed over the real world, similar to Google Glass. They are based in Ontario, Canada.
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired Cornerstone Technology B.V.

synopsis: Google Cloud has acquired Cornerstone Technology, a Netherlands-based provider of software and consulting services for modernizing mainframe applications. Cornerstone brings a wealth of experience and innovative solutions to Google's portfolio of products and services that help customers modernize their infrastructure and applications.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Cornerstone Technology B.V.
Cornerstone is a Netherlands-based provider of software and consulting services for modernizing mainframe applications. Cornerstone's G4 software toolkit adapts legacy workloads to run in new environments and provides the ability to modularize applications into software containers.
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closed 12/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Typhoon Studios

synopsis: Google has acquired Typhoon Studios, an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Typhoon Studios
Typhoon Studios is an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Waymo LLC, acquired Latent Logic

synopsis: Waymo, a self-driving technology development company and subsidiary of Google, has acquired Latent Logic, a UK start-up. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
buyer parent: Google
buyer: Waymo LLC
Waymo LLC is a self-driving technology development company. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Waymo originated as a project of Google before it became a stand-alone subsidiary in December 2016. In April 2017, Waymo started a limited trial of a self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona. "
target parent: University of Oxford
target: Latent Logic
Latent Logic is a UK start-up that uses imitation learning to simulate models of human behavior on the road. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired CloudSimple

synopsis: Google has acquired CloudSimple, a company that provides a service to the world’s leading cloud vendors to deploy and manage workloads in a dedicated, private cloud in public clouds. With the full support of Microsoft and VMware, the first offering is a service for VMware.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: CloudSimple
CloudSimple provides a service to the world’s leading cloud vendors to deploy and manage workloads in a dedicated, private cloud in public clouds. With the full support of Microsoft and VMware, the first offering is a service for VMware.
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closed 11/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Fitbit Inc.

synopsis: Fitbit, Inc. has been acquired by Google LLC. Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Fitbit Inc. (FIT:$1,550.22)
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the Connected Health & Fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,104 [$1,696]
rev ($mm)
$1,504
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Elastifile

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms, will be acquiring Elastifile, a pioneer in solving the challenges associated with file storage for enterprise-grade applications running at scale in the cloud.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Elastifile
Elastifile is a pioneer in solving the challenges associated with file storage for enterprise-grade applications running at scale in the cloud. They’ve built a unique software-defined approach to managed Network Attached Storage.
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announced 6/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Looker

synopsis: Google LLC announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Looker, a unified platform for business intelligence, data applications and embedded analytics. Upon the close of the acquisition, Looker will join Google Cloud.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Looker
Looker is a unified data platform that delivers actionable business insights to every employee at the point of decision. Looker integrates data into the daily workflows of users to allow organizations to extract value from data at web scale.
price ($mm)
$2,600
rev ($mm)
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Alooma

synopsis: Google announced its intent to acquire Alooma, a leader in data migration. Alooma helps enterprise companies streamline database migration in the cloud with an innovative data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. 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. "
target: Alooma
Alooma helps enterprise companies streamline database migration in the cloud with an innovative data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Superpod

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Superpod, a company that develops software to post questions and receive answers. Superpod is a fun way to ask and answer questions on the go by getting instant advice from their pods of experts.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Superpod
Superpod develops software to post questions and receive answers. Superpod is a fun way to ask and answer questions on the go by getting instant advice from their pods of experts.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired DORA

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Dora, a company that transforms the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. 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. "
target: DORA
DORA's mission is to transform the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation. DORA’s data-driven approach has helped teams leverage automation, process, and cultural change.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Where Is My Train

synopsis: Google has acquired Where is My Train, a train tracking mobile app run by the developers, Sigmoid Labs. It is one of the most-downloaded train-based apps in India with over 10 million downloads. It offers offline integration of Indian Railways and IRCTC timetables, using celltower information to locate trains.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. 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. "
target: Where Is My Train
Where is My Train is a train tracking mobile app run by the developers, Sigmoid Labs. It is one of the most-downloaded train-based apps in India with over 10 million downloads. It offers offline integration of Indian Railways and IRCTC timetables, using celltower information to locate trains.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired Workbench

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Workbench, an online platform for educators to build, find, customize, share and assign standards-aligned lessons for the classroom.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. 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. "
target: Workbench
Workbench is an online platform for educators to build, find, customize, share and assign standards-aligned lessons for the classroom. Workbench’s platform aims to offer a central place to find lessons centered around project-based learning, which involves hands-on problem-solving.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Onward

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that specializes in internet-related services and products, has acquired Onward, a customer service automation platform. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. 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. "
target: Onward
Onward is a customer service automation platform. They help clients achieve 40% of tickets automated, 40% of messages automated, and 40 second average response time. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
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closed 8/20/2010 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Like.com

synopsis: Google has acquired visual search engine Like.com. Like.com is a visual shopping search engine that developed a technology to help shoppers buy soft goods, such as apparels, shoes, jewelry online.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Like.com
Like.com is a visual shopping search engine that developed a technology to help shoppers buy soft goods, such as apparels, shoes, jewelry online. Like.com was the first to bring visual search to shopping, the first to build an automated cross-matching system for clothing, and more.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Brave, acquired Tailcat

synopsis: Brave announced the acquisition of Tailcat, the open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat will become the foundation of Brave Search.
buyer: Brave
Brave Software’s fast, privacy-oriented browser, combined with its blockchain-based digital advertising platform, is reinventing the Web for users, publishers, and advertisers. Users get a private, speedier web experience with much longer battery life and publishers increase their revenue share. "
target: Tailcat
Tailcat is an open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat does not collect IP addresses or use personally identifiable information to improve search results.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WbSrch, acquired Snagr.io

synopsis: WbSrch, a general-purpose search engine based in Portland, OR, has purchased the music search engine Snagr.io and has rebranded it as MusicSrch.com. Snagr.io searches a selection of popular social media and music sites such as Spotify, Tidal, Musicbrainz, and Twitter for the online presences of a band, DJ, or musician.
buyer: WbSrch
WbSrch is an general-purpose web search engine with indexes in more than 30 languages. It currently has a small crawl index that is being used to refine its search algorithms. "
target: Snagr.io
SNAGR is music artists search engine. It searches on 12+ different streaming, video, and music sites for artists. Sites are searched in parallel and results are on-the-fly combined, ranked and sorted to give user readable and an understandable overview.
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announced 6/26/2013 via PR Newswire

Yippy, Inc., will acquire Gigablast, Inc.

synopsis: Yippy, Inc., a unified search company known for its search clustering technology and eDiscovery tools, announced that it has agreed to acquire Gigablast, Inc. through a letter of intent with binding provisions. Gigablast provides Internet search services for both consumers and businesses.
buyer: Yippy, Inc. (OTCPK:YIPI:$0.08)
Based in Fort Myers, FL, Yippy, Inc. is a technology company specializing in the development of search, data normalization and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets. "
target: Gigablast, Inc.
Gigablast is an independent, algorithmic, Internet search engine that provides Internet search services for both consumers (at www.gigablast.com) and businesses (via an XML search feed or through the Gigablast customized Hosted Search offering).
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closed 2/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Searchmetrics, acquired W3 Solutions GmbH

synopsis: Searchmetrics, the world leader in search and social analytics software, has completed the acquisition of German search engine technology specialist, W3 Solutions.
buyer: Searchmetrics
Searchmetrics uses the most advanced engineering to move a company up the search engine ranks. Its integrated suite of search analytics tools accesses the largest and freshest database − 100 million keywords and 75 million domains. "
target: W3 Solutions GmbH
W3 Solutions GmbH provides site search engine technology. The company offers SiteSearch, a search engine to ensure customers find content they are searching for.
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closed 11/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Apture, Inc.

synopsis: Apture, a startup aiming to bring a richer reading experience to partners websites like The New York Times and the Financial Times, has announced that it has been acquired by Google. The company launched its first product in 2008, billing it as a way for bloggers and other website publishers to make their content more "three-dimensional."
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: Clearstone Venture Management Services
target: Apture, Inc.
Apture provides the first rich communication platform that allows people to intuitively experience the web. With just one line of code, publishers and bloggers can quickly and easily turn flat pages of text into a compelling multimedia experience.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Aucfan Co., Ltd., will acquire MiningBrownie, Inc.

synopsis: Aucfan, Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website, has announced their agreement to acquire MiningBrownie, a developer of data mining and webcrawler technology.
buyer: Aucfan Co., Ltd. (TSE:3674:$39.08)
Aucfan Co. Ltd. is Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website. aucfan.com allows users to compare, search, and analyze online auction and ecommerce product and price information, as well as to see the prices and numbers of transactions for products traded in the past. "
target: MiningBrownie, Inc.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, MiningBrownie Inc. provides internet tools for data mining and crawler technology. The company was founded in 2006.
price ($mm)
$0.28
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/29/2015 via Reuters

Uber Technologies, Inc., will purchase Map-Generating Technology from Microsoft Corporation

synopsis: Microsoft Corp said it will sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities. Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,982.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
seller: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities.
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closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$191,616.03)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,741 [$3,069]
rev ($mm)
$1,064
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 3/16/2012 via Capital IQ

Options Media Group, cancelled an acquisition of Illume Software, Inc.

synopsis: Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. has cancelled its agreement to acquire Illume Software, Inc. Illume Software, Inc. develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services for individuals, and small and large mobile workforces.
buyer: Options Media Group (OPMG:$0.53)
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. PhoneGuard is a personal security and anti-texting while driving software application suite. "
target: Illume Software, Inc.
Illume Software develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services. Their first product, iZUP, offers a responsible solution to cell phone-related distracted driving.
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, announced a merger with WorldLingo. Based in Las Vegas, WorldLingo specializes in translation technology and other solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 70 cities on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: WorldLingo
WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions, with services ranging from cost-effective machine translation solutions to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization.
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cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Jerusalem Post, will acquire Walla! Communication, Ltd.

synopsis: The Jerusalem Post, an Israeli daily English and French language newspaper, will acquire Walla! from Bezeq, Israel's largest telecommunications service provider. Walla! is Israel's first online website directory. Walla! provides various online services, including search, news, e-mail and more.
buyer: The Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Post is an Israeli daily English and French language newspaper, founded in 1932. The Jerusalem Post has a much broader influence in that its readership comprises Israeli politicians, foreign journalists, and tourists, and it is also distributed worldwide. "
target parent: Bezeq
target: Walla! Communication, Ltd.
Walla! is Israel's first online website directory. Walla! provides various online services, including search, news, e-mail and more. Their website transmits and distributes original content in cooperation with various content providers.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Zoznam.sk, will acquire Zoznam.sk

synopsis: Martin Mác, Zoznam.sk's CEO, will acquire Zoznam.sk from Slovak Telekom, the largest multimedia operator in Slovakia. Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sports, lifestyle, TV, and more.
buyer: Zoznam.sk
Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sport, lifestyle, TV, and more. The company also operates other media sites such as Topky.sk, Sportky.sk and more. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Zoznam.sk
Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sports, lifestyle, TV, and more. The company also operates other media sites such as Topky.sk, Sportky.sk and more.
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closed 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Schober Information Group Deutschland GmbH, acquired Bearch

synopsis: Schober Information Group Deutschland GmbH has acquired the business search engine Bearch from the Mainz technology startup DATAlovers. Bearch uses AI to collect and analyze huge amounts of online data for the acquisition of new B2B customers. Bearch supplements Schober's data universe with around 10,000 additional digital data points per company.
buyer parent: Schober Investment Group
buyer: Schober Information Group Deutschland GmbH
Schober provides customers with strategic advice and support in the form of online and offline solutions as well as the systematic implementation of cross-media communication, advertising, and sales strategies. "
target: Bearch
Germany-based DATAlovers offers a new approach to using data for sales and marketing. The company's Bearch search engine uses artificial intelligence (AI) to collect and analyze huge amounts of online data for the acquisition of new B2B customers.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clarivate Analytics, acquired TrademarkVision

synopsis: Brisbane-based start-up TrademarkVision, which has created image recognition technology for trademark searches, has been acquired by US-based Clarivate Analytics. In 2013 TrademarkVision released the world’s first visual search engine for trademarks which immediately picked up commercial traction.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$1,614.03)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: TrademarkVision
TrademarkVision was founded in 2011 as a computer vision spinout from a research organisation in Australia. In 2013 they released the world’s first visual search engine for trademarks which immediately picked up commercial traction.
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closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Graphiq

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc. acquired a Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up in to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant. Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: Graphiq
Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data. Since 2009, the company has amassed the world's deepest knowledge graph, encompassing 500 collections, 1 billion entities, 250 billion data points and 25 billion curated relationships.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

synopsis: Audioboom Group PLC, the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content, said it has completed its acquisition of SONR News Ltd, Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics, all in one, easy to use dashboard.
buyer: Audioboom (AIM:BOOM:$0.59)
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world. "
target: SONR News
Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics as they pick up steam, all in one, easy to use dashboard. Using two proprietary forms of artificial intelligence, Sonr reduces the clutter of newsfeeds.
price ($mm)
$1.75*
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closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

AOL Inc., acquired Yahoo! Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a company that that offers wireless telecommunications products and services, has completed its acquisition of the operating business of Yahoo! Inc., known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services. Verizon has combined these assets with its existing AOL business.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms. "
target: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
price ($mm)
$4,826
rev ($mm)
$4,894
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
31.9x
announced 7/5/2016 via Company Press Release

OpenMail LLC, will acquire Infospace

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Infospace business to OpenMail LLC. InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions.
buyer: OpenMail LLC
OpenMail believes in the power of using data for more relevant and targeted marketing. OpenMail helps emailers and email marketers gain audience insights and produce strong results with the most effective email data and analytics platforms ever created. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: Infospace
InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions. They serve a network of more than 100 web publishers globally, offering core search solutions as a proven means to monetize audience via a search-based advertising revenue stream.
price ($mm)
$45
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: EVTI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eventure Interactive, Inc.
Eventure Interactive, Inc.
At Eventure you'll find a simple, yet elegant, web-to-mobile application where individuals can easily create, capture, and organize life's memories. Eventure allows everyone to chip in during the planning of an event.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($17.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6
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Ticker: OTCPK:JZZI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ TECHNOLOGIES is a company dedicated to providing growth in the technology, media and content industry. They are growing their audience and business by leveraging their reach to millions of viewers through their targeted audiences, exceptional content, products, services and benefits.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.00
EBIT ($mm)
($0.01)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$94,399.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$45,393.00
EBIT ($mm)
$38,156.00
Net Income ($mm)
$33,741.00
Employees
60654
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,350.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$328.21
EBIT ($mm)
$246.11
Net Income ($mm)
$176.10
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: GOOGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Google Inc.
Google Inc.
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$196,682.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$63,002.00
EBIT ($mm)
$49,684.00
Net Income ($mm)
$51,363.00
Employees
139995
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Ticker: BIDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$16,035.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,460.01
EBIT ($mm)
$2,126.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3,587.00
Employees
37779
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Ticker: TSE:4689
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,988.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,876.77
EBIT ($mm)
$1,289.85
Net Income ($mm)
$689.54
Employees
12874
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$6,533.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,265.83
EBIT ($mm)
$653.34
Net Income ($mm)
$748.93
Employees
15148
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Ticker: YNDX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yandex N.V.
Yandex N.V.
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, providing a wide variety of search and other online services. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,325.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$366.38
EBIT ($mm)
$134.71
Net Income ($mm)
$212.70
Employees
12991
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver {duplicate}
Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker: SOHU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com is China's premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$852.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$351.66
EBIT ($mm)
$281.81
Net Income ($mm)
$162.74
Employees
8035
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Ticker: LOCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$97.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3754
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd. provides Internet information services in Japan. It operates a media content portal; and provides Internet-connection services and paid content to users. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$58.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.31
EBIT ($mm)
($1.26)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
251
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Arts is a Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator, collecting daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada. The company collects and publishes thousands of daily deals and allows consumers to organize these deals by geography or product categories.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:YIPI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc is a unified search company known for its clustering technology, big data consolidation and eDiscovery tools. Specializing in the development of search, data normalization, and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: IRYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: TSE:2468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd. provides mobile phone solutions. It offers sound generators, and speech recognition and translation products. The company also provides memory card writing services for the education market. Fuetrek Co. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$35.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.52
EBIT ($mm)
$2.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.44
Employees
199
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Ticker: DGLP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive is a SaaS (Software as a Service) and application provider that delivers B2B and B2C digital media-sharing solutions that are both easy to offer and easy to use.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6
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