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cancelled 3/8/2011 via

Vringo, cancelled an acquisition of m-Wise, Inc.

synopsis: Vringo, Inc., a provider of video ringtones and personalization solutions for mobile devices, has announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire substantially all of the assets of m-Wise, Inc., a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries.
buyer: Vringo
Founded in 2006, Vringo is bringing about the evolution of ringtones. With its award-winning video ringtone application and Web platform, Vringo revolutionizes the traditional call signature, transforming the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone calls into a visual, social experience. "
target: m-Wise, Inc.
Founded in 2000, m-Wise has established itself as a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries. m-Wise is the developer of the MOMA ("Mobile Originated Message Access") content management and service delivery platform.
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announced 12/7/2020 via PR Newswire

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire IMImobile Pvt Ltd.

synopsis: Cisco, the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet, announced an agreement to acquire IMImobile PLC, a company that provides cloud communications software and services that manage business-critical customer interactions at scale.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,026.00)
Cisco System's hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible. Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. "
target: IMImobile Pvt Ltd. (AIM:IMO:$219.10)
IMImobile provides cloud communications software and services that manage business-critical customer interactions at scale. IMImobile is creating a world where enterprises can stay constantly connected to their customers.
price ($mm)
$730
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$213
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$22
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closed 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Castfire, Inc.

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, has acquired Castfire, a video and audio publishing platform for managing and monetizing on-demand media content. The acquisition is part of WideOrbit’s ongoing initiative to expand its digital offering to help major media clients drive new revenue.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leader in premium broadcast technology and the largest sell-side processer of premium advertising in the world, covering the broadest assortment of media. WideOrbit is committed to helping media companies manage their advertising business more efficiently and profitably. "
target parent: Emerge Digital
target: Castfire, Inc.
Castfire is a video and audio publishing platform that helps companies manage and monetize large libraries of media content. It allows publishers to reach their audience across multiple platforms and devices and increase their audience size by automating complex syndication relationships.
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announced 7/19/2012 via GlobeNewswire

AlphaBird, Inc, will acquire Castfire, Inc.

synopsis: Alphabird has agreed to acquire Castfire, a leading content management and publishing platform. Castfire's team will be joining Alphabird, delivering audio and video content solutions that provide best of breed uptime and support to its roster of customers that includes Fortune 500 publishers, international brands, and niche content creators.
buyer: AlphaBird, Inc
Alphabird is a vertically integrated audience development company that guarantees targeted, engaged audiences for online video on a performance basis. Alphabird was an early pioneer in the distribution of Click-To-Play video content. "
target: Castfire, Inc.
Castfire is a video and audio publishing platform that helps companies manage and monetize large libraries of media content. It allows publishers to reach their audience across multiple platforms and devices and increase their audience size by automating complex syndication relationships.
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closed 10/8/2008 via BusinessWire

Zendition, LLC, acquired Zendition, LLC

synopsis: Digital Publishing company Zendition was acquired by publishing and database leaders Alex Amoriello and Al Baselice, formally of Automated Resources Group, Inc.
buyer: Zendition, LLC
Zendition LLC skillfully provides technology solutions to transform traditional print media into online, interactive, and eco-friendly digital assets, thus enabling our publishers to maximize the profitability of their products and services. "
target: Zendition, LLC
Zendition LLC skillfully provides technology solutions to transform traditional print media into online, interactive, and eco-friendly digital assets, thus enabling our publishers to maximize the profitability of their products and services.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
price ($mm)
$120
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$31
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closed 2/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

WordPress VIP, acquired Parse.ly

synopsis: WordPress VIP (WPVIP), an enterprise-focused content management platform, has acquired Parse.ly, an engagement analytics platform for online publishers. Parse.ly provides creators with an easy way to visualize the performance of their content. Their platform offers content insights that help publishers to better engage with their audience.
buyer parent: Automattic Inc.
buyer: WordPress VIP
WordPress VIP (WPVIP) is an enterprise-focused content management platform. WPVIP empowers marketers to create beautiful branded experiences. Their editorial and design tools make it easy to deliver a consistent customer experience across every channel. "
target: Parse.ly
Parse.ly is an engagement analytics platform for online publishers. Parse.ly provides creators with an easy way to visualize the performance of their content. Their platform offers content insights that help publishers to increase readership and better engage with their audience.
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closed 5/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

UIEvolution, purchased Content Management System (CMS) from Splat Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: UIEvolution, Inc., a global leader in connected services for mobile, tablet, TV and automotive applications, announced the acquisition of a rich media Content Management System (CMS) and related applications from Splat Interactive. Splat Interactive connect users to multiple screens via high quality, deeply sophisticated applications.
buyer parent: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
buyer: UIEvolution
UIEvolution is a global leader in connected services for Mobile, Tablet, TV and Automotive applications. It's software solution delivers native and HTML5 apps managed from a cloud-based platform, ensuring a great consumer engagement experience. "
seller: Splat Interactive, Inc.
Splat Interactive helps companies large and small connect with their audience on multiple screens. Splat’s TV 2.0 platform and tools allows publishers to reach viewers on the Connected TV screen and mobile device.
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closed 7/17/2006 via Company Press Release

Motricity, acquired GoldPocket Wireless

synopsis: Motricity, a leading global provider of mobile marketplace management solutions, has acquired GoldPocket Wireless, a leader in mobile interactivity and marketing solutions for media and entertainment companies.
buyer: Motricity (MOTR:$121.65)
Motricity is a global leader in Mobile Marketplace Management. Motricity's Fuel™ 5 platform and suite of managed services reduce the time-to-market for new mobile services, create new revenue streams and improve brand loyalty through expert mobile merchandising and customer relationship management. "
target: GoldPocket Wireless
GoldPocket Wireless is the leading provider of mobile content creation, management and transport solutions to the North American media industry, with the only advanced scalable product suite that allows media companies to manage and deliver all forms of mobile content to any mobile device.
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closed 3/7/2013 via Market Wire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Visual Revenue

synopsis: Outbrain, the leading content discovery platform, announced the acquisition of Visual Revenue, the leading provider of tools to enhance the hand of online editors and improve performance on their homepages, section fronts and social channels.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the leading content recommendation engine, reaching a highly engaged audience through distribution on top publisher sites, including USA Today, iVillage, PC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and Slate. "
target: Visual Revenue
Founded in 2010, Visual Revenue, Inc. builds a real-time predictive analytics platform that makes human editors the most powerful force in today’s data-driven newsrooms. This helps media organizations to distinguish their brands.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Infomaker Scandinavia AB

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of Infomaker, a Swedish software company that provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle is the leading provider of software and services powering the global media industry. Their content management, advertising management, subscription management and mobile solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target: Infomaker Scandinavia AB
Infomaker, a Swedish software company, provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation. Seven of the ten largest Nordic media houses and over 90% of Sweden’s news companies use Infomaker’s software and tools.
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announced 10/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Tagboard, will acquire Capture Media, Inc.

synopsis: Seattle-area based social media software company Tagboard Inc. announced they will acquire Capture Media, Inc. Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Capture created a product for news and media publishers to search, request, and publish users' social media photos and videos on their websites, TV stations, and other properties.
buyer: Tagboard
Tagboard is the premier social search & display platform company that serves thousands of global brands, sporting teams, and media companies. Their platform is the easiest way to discover social media and instantly share it with audiences. "
target: Capture Media, Inc.
Capture is a leader in media technology helping businesses find and use content on social media platforms. They’re powering the technology that the leading media companies, brands, bloggers and creatives use everyday to find and use social content in realtime.
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closed 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Crowd Fusion, Inc., acquired Ceros

synopsis: Digital publishing platform Ceros has been acquired by US cloud-based content management system platform provider Crowd Fusion. Founded in 2006, Ceros' clients include Virgin Atlantic, Lego and Nescafe.
buyer: Crowd Fusion, Inc.
Crowd Fusion, the "publish everywhere" platform, enables publishers to speed the development of new products across multiple platforms and devices. Crowd Fusion's powerful rendering engine serves traditional websites as well as personalized, engaging mobile applications. "
target: Ceros
Ceros is a SaaS technology company, solving big problems in the content and e-commerce marketing space. They obsess about how companies can better reach, engage, and convert ever demanding, always connected consumers by leveraging their investment in content across devices and social environments.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

HgCapital, acquired EidosMedia S.P.A.

synopsis: HgCapital, a sector expert private equity investor, announced a majority investment in EidosMedia, a leading global provider of digital publishing solutions. EidosMedia offers the Méthode platform, a digital asset management and publishing system.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a sector expert private equity investor, supporting management teams to grow industry champions. HgCapital invests in expanding segments of the TMT, Services, Industrials and Renewable Energy sectors across Western Europe. "
target: EidosMedia S.P.A.
EidosMedia S.p.A. develops and supplies cross-media publishing solutions. It offers Méthode platform, a digital asset management and publishing system that integrates print newspapers and magazines with publishing to the Web and other emerging or future channel.
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Web

Books International Inc., acquired Cloud View Technologies LLC

synopsis: Books International, Inc., a provider of fulfillment services to publishers around the world, announced acquisition of the majority equity in Cloud View Technologies. They offer cloud-based, secure suite of web applications used for eBook fulfillment, digital content delivery, and title management.
buyer: Books International Inc.
Books International, a family owned and operated company, has provided fulfillment services to publishers around the world from the company headquarters in Dulles, VA. BI processes and ships over $200,000,000 of orders per year on behalf of independent publishers and distribution clients. "
target: Cloud View Technologies LLC
Cloud View Technologies is a software developer of digital delivery platforms for publishers, independent authors, and instructors seeking to digitize and deliver custom course materials.
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announced 3/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., will acquire Texture

synopsis: Apple announced it signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC, which gives users unlimited access to their favorite titles for one monthly subscription fee. Texture brings over 200 of the world’s best magazines to life, providing an easy way for users to read high-quality stories.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Texture
Texture is a digital magazine platform owned by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, KKR, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc. It's a completely new way for readers to experience the world’s best magazines, reimagined for how people consume content today.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Paperlit Inc., acquired Stonewash Limited

synopsis: Digital publishing solution company, Paperlit, has acquired Stonewash - a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK.
buyer parent: AppsBuilder
buyer: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps. Paperlit helps publishers distribute digital editions to a growing mobile audience and generate more revenue. "
target: Stonewash Limited
Stonewash is a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK. The Stonewash Magazine App has been developed to offer the most engaging format, without the need for repurposing content.
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

MagazineCloner merged with Jellyfish Publishing,

synopsis: Jellyfish Publishing have merged with digital publishing software provider MagazineCloner. The new business will bring together Jellyfish's digital marketing expertise with MagazineCloner’s digital publishing software and digital sales reporting and analysis capabilities to provide publishers with a unique and comprehensive offering.
buyer: Jellyfish Publishing
Jellyfish Publishing are experts in digital subscription marketing. They create campaigns which convert targeted traffic into high quality subscriptions or qualified leads through multiple channel promotions and consumer touch points. "
target: MagazineCloner
Since launching in March 2010 MagazineCloner has rapidly become the largest magazine app provider in the world thanks to its comprehensive multi-platform offering, commitment to customer service, speed of delivery and straight-forward business model with no hidden costs.
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closed 1/7/2013 via PR Newswire

30DC Inc., purchased Business Assets from Netbloo Media

synopsis: 30DC, Inc., a provider of web-based tools for the monetization of digital content and 50% joint venture owner of the rapidly growing MagCast Publishing Platform, announced it has acquired the remaining 50% of the MagCast platform from Netbloo Media Ltd together with the outright purchase of the Market ProMax online marketing platform.
buyer: 30DC Inc. (TDCH:$1.36)
30DC, Inc. focuses on the enormous growth potential of the Web 2.0 e-commerce Created by Edward Dale. 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies. "
seller: Netbloo Media
The Business Assets of Netbloo Media include the remaining 50% of the MagCast and 100% of Market ProMax. MagCast is used to publish digital magazines on Apple Corporation's Apple Newsstand. Market ProMax allows anyone to sell digital products without any programming knowledge or technical expertise.
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$1.35
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., acquired Sony New Media Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe announced the acquisition of Sony New Media Solutions (NMS), which offers media platform services to leading global media companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment. The integration of Sony NMS into Deluxe’s existing digital media supply chain platform will offer media companies access to a comprehensive suite of services.
buyer: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.
Deluxe provides secure distribution and localization services for studios, OTT platforms, and content creators. Its cloud-based solutions offer customizable, end-to-end solutions that enable customers to create and distribute content and streaming experiences to audiences on a global scale. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Sony New Media Solutions Inc.
Sony New Media Solutions (NMS) offers media platform services to leading global media companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony NMS's solution Ven.ue offers a service suite that encompasses a revolutionary end-to-end digital media management and distribution solution.
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cancelled 3/8/2011 via

Vringo, cancelled an acquisition of m-Wise, Inc.

synopsis: Vringo, Inc., a provider of video ringtones and personalization solutions for mobile devices, has announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire substantially all of the assets of m-Wise, Inc., a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries.
buyer: Vringo
Founded in 2006, Vringo is bringing about the evolution of ringtones. With its award-winning video ringtone application and Web platform, Vringo revolutionizes the traditional call signature, transforming the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone calls into a visual, social experience. "
target: m-Wise, Inc.
Founded in 2000, m-Wise has established itself as a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries. m-Wise is the developer of the MOMA ("Mobile Originated Message Access") content management and service delivery platform.
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closed 7/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Vringo, merged with Innovate/Protect, Inc.

synopsis: Vringo, Inc., a provider of software platforms for mobile social and video applications, announced the completion of its merger with Innovate/Protect, Inc., a company that seeks to maximize the value of intellectual property and technology assets.
buyer: Vringo
Founded in 2006, Vringo is bringing about the evolution of ringtones. With its award-winning video ringtone application and Web platform, Vringo revolutionizes the traditional call signature, transforming the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone calls into a visual, social experience. "
target: Innovate/Protect, Inc.
Innovate/Protect, Inc., is a company that maximizes the economic benefits of intellectual property assets. They own the patent assets acquired from Lycos, one of the largest search engine websites of its kind in the mid-late 1990s, with technologies that remain critical to current search platforms.
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cancelled 3/8/2011 via

Vringo, cancelled an acquisition of m-Wise, Inc.

synopsis: Vringo, Inc., a provider of video ringtones and personalization solutions for mobile devices, has announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire substantially all of the assets of m-Wise, Inc., a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries.
buyer: Vringo
Founded in 2006, Vringo is bringing about the evolution of ringtones. With its award-winning video ringtone application and Web platform, Vringo revolutionizes the traditional call signature, transforming the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone calls into a visual, social experience. "
target: m-Wise, Inc.
Founded in 2000, m-Wise has established itself as a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries. m-Wise is the developer of the MOMA ("Mobile Originated Message Access") content management and service delivery platform.
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closed 7/15/2015 via PR Newswire

Pro Gaming League, acquired DK Squad

synopsis: Pro Gaming League (PGL), an eSports organization that brings gamers together to compete and socialize, announced it has acquired DK Squad, a developer of entertainment apps for mobile users including the popular League of Legends Champions App.
buyer: Pro Gaming League
Pro Gaming League (PGL) is the premier video game tournament destination giving millions of aspiring gamers from around the world an opportunity to compete, test their skills and socialize in an online community and live competitions for cash, points and prizes. "
target: DK Squad
DK Squad is a developer of entertainment apps for mobile users including the popular League of Legends Champions App. The app is the most successful Android LoL app with close to 3 million downloads and over 360,000 active users.
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closed 11/1/2019 via PR Newswire

M17 Entertainment Limited, acquired MeMe Live

synopsis: M17 Entertainment, the leading social networking entertainment group in Developed Asia, has acquired MeMe Live, a mobile live streaming platform focused on markets in Asia Pacific. MeMe Live enables anyone to stream and show off their talents. The platform allows streamers to interact with their audience in real time and build a group of followers.
buyer: M17 Entertainment Limited
M17 Entertainment is the leading social networking entertainment group in Developed Asia. M17 offers 17 Media, a live streaming app and social networking platform that enables users around the world to stream live, watch broadcasts online, and engage with each other through a simple app. "
target: MeMe Live
MeMe Live is a mobile live streaming platform focused on markets in Asia Pacific. MeMe Live enables anyone to stream and show off their talents. The platform allows streamers to interact with their audience in real time, build a group of followers, earn money, and more.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

ClearTax, acquired Dose FM

synopsis: ClearTax, an online tax returns filing platform in India, has acquired Dose FM, a mobile audio streaming platform in India. Dose FM allows users to create and share audio clips and shows across a variety of topics. Dose FM also offers a live audio creation tool that enables creators to interact with their listeners.
buyer: ClearTax
ClearTax is an online tax returns filing platform in India. ClearTax's powerful cloud platform allows people to file tax returns online effortlessly or invest into intelligent tax savings options in minutes. ClearTax also helps CAs and businesses with their filing and GST billing. "
target: Dose FM
Dose FM is a mobile audio streaming platform in India. Dose FM allows users to create and share audio clips and shows across a variety of topics. Dose FM also offers a live audio creation tool that enables creators to interact with their listeners and cohost shows with their friends.
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closed 9/16/2014 via BusinessWire

Mobli, acquired Pheed

synopsis: Mobli Media announced that it has acquired content sharing platform, Pheed. Pheed, a mobile social network, has gained five million users with a pioneering concept of content monetization.
buyer: Mobli
Mobli is a photo and video sharing platform that incorporates a unique set of features, enabling its users to take their visual experience to a whole new level. "
target: Pheed
Pheed, a social media platform, enables mobile users to create and share texts, photos, videos, audios, voice notes and live broadcasts.
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closed 10/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Vine

synopsis: Twitter has purchased a small video creation and sharing company based in New York. Vine is a startup founded by former JetSetter employees Dominik Hoffman and Colin Kroll.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. "
target: Vine
Vine is a video-sharing startup based in New York. Vine allows users to capture and share video on an iPhone.
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on offer 7/24/2012 via

Excel Corporation, offer to be merged with ShoutOmatic

synopsis: Excel Corporation announced the execution of a non-binding term sheet for the acquisition of ShoutOmatic. ShoutOmatic allows users to record and broadcast audible voice status updates or "Shouts". "Shouts" can then be shared via Twitter and Facebook streams, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, websites, and blogs.
buyer: Excel Corporation (OTCPK:EXCC:$15.73)
Excel Corporation is a publicly traded licensing, merchandising, and distribution company, focused on bringing national and international brands to the retail marketplace through licensing opportunities. "
target: ShoutOmatic
Founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Norm Levy, ShoutOmatic is an innovative, patent pending social technology that allows users to record and broadcast audible messages, known as "Shouts", to their social networks.
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closed 7/20/2011 via BusinessWire

Exclaim Mobility, Inc., acquired Frame Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Exclaim Mobility, Inc. has acquired content sharing and streaming technology from Frame Channel, Inc. The Frame Channel technology will expand Exclaim’s Snap MyLife platform capabilities, which includes a suite of device and server-based applications for creating, accessing and socializing user-generated and digital rights management content.
buyer: Exclaim Mobility, Inc.
Exclaim Mobility, Inc. develops user-generated content and digital media socialization applications and underlying platform. Its branded applications under the Snap, Snap MyLife, Snap Music, and Snap for TV brands allow consumers to share, manage and safely store photos, videos and music. "
target: Frame Channel, Inc.
FrameChannel is a Web services platform that enables the selection and configuration of content for delivery to a connected screen. Users select their favorite content from various channels and program their devices to feature it.
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closed 4/25/2011 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired IntoNow

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc., the premier digital media company, announced the acquisition of IntoNow. Launched in January 2011, IntoNow has built a platform and companion TV application based on real time indexing of television that deepens the connections between audiences, television content and advertisers.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: IntoNow
IntoNow has built a platform and companion TV application based on real time indexing of television that deepens the connections between audiences, television content and advertisers.
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closed 1/28/2009 via Market Wire

LiveCargo, Inc., acquired CMWare, Inc.

synopsis: Live Cargo Inc., a leading provider of mobile streaming, IPTV, web-based social networking and an infrastructure and data center for storage of user generated content, has acquired CMWare Inc., a mobile marketing technology company.
buyer: LiveCargo, Inc.
LiveCargo provides an, integrated software platform for consumers and corporate users to store, manage, share and collaborate on digital photos and videos, documents, scanned images, music and other user generated content (UGC). "
target: CMWare, Inc.
CMWare develops world class core technology and services that optimize the access and delivery of rich media content over data networks for mobile consumers.
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closed 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired GrokStyle Inc.

synopsis: Facebook said it acquired visual shopping and artificial intelligence startup GrokStyle in a move to bolster the social-media company’s own AI work. GrokStyle’s technology, which was integrated into Ikea’s mobile app, was simple in practice. A user takes a picture of a piece of furniture and the technology would match it to similar products.
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: GrokStyle Inc.
GrokStyle is a visual shopping and artificial intelligence startup. GrokStyle’s technology, which was integrated into Ikea’s mobile app, was simple in practice. A user takes a picture of a piece of furniture and the technology would match it to similar products that could be purchased online.
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announced 10/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., will acquire Twitpic Inc.

synopsis: Photo-sharing service Twitpic Inc. announced an agreement had been reached with Twitter which will give Twitter ownership of the Twitpic domain and its expansive photo archives. They offer a service that allows users to attach photos to their tweets.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Twitpic Inc.
Twitpic Inc. offers a Web based and mobile photo-sharing application which allows users to upload photos to their Twitter accounts. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Charleston, South Carolina.
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closed 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired 60dB

synopsis: Google announced it has acquired short-form podcast app, 60dB. Building a more personal radio, 60dB curates and streams today's best short-form audio stories – news, sports, entertainment, business and technology to consumers all around the world.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
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: 60dB
Building a more personal radio, 60dB curates and streams today's best short-form audio stories – news, sports, entertainment, business and technology to consumers all around the world.
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closed 6/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Espial Group, Inc., acquired Bluestreak Technology

synopsis: Espial announced the acquisition of Bluestreak Technologies, a software and services provider of video solutions for connected devices including set-top boxes, smart TVs, smartphones, and tablets.
buyer: Espial Group, Inc. (TSX:ESP:$19.87)
Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and solutions to cable and telecommunications operators as well as consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial's middleware, video-on-demand, and browser products power a diverse range of pay-TV and Internet TV business models. "
target: Bluestreak Technology
Bluestreak Technology, Inc. designs and develops media applications for mobile phones and digital televisions. The company’s MachBlue™ platform provides content owners, device manufacturers, and network operators with the ability to deliver an outstanding over-the-top video experience to any device.
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closed 10/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Corsair, acquired EpocCam

synopsis: Corsair, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, has acquired EpocCam, one of the leading video apps in the Apple App Store with over 5 million downloads, allowing users to easily turn their iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad, into a wireless high definition webcam for Windows and macOS.
buyer: Corsair (CRSR:$1,702.37)
CORSAIR is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. They develop products from PC components and peripherals, to premium streaming equipment and smart ambient lighting. "
target: EpocCam
EpocCam is one of the leading video apps in the Apple App Store with over 5 million downloads, allowing users to easily turn their iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad, into a wireless high definition webcam for Windows and macOS.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Niantic, Inc., acquired Evertoon, Inc.

synopsis: Niantic, the company behind the hit mobile game Pokémon Go and its predecessor, Ingress, has acquired the team from the startup Evertoon to help it further build out its mobile products. Evertoon’s app was designed to help users make short, personalized films that could be shared out to social networks like YouTube and Twitter.
buyer: Niantic, Inc.
Niantic is the company behind the hit mobile game Pokémon Go and its predecessor, Ingress. Niantic is building an AR + Real World game platform that is defining state of the art with an innovative server architecture that enables massive scale supporting a global shared state rich interactions. "
target: Evertoon, Inc.
Evertoon enables users to create compelling movies in a few minutes, unlocking the stories trapped in people’s minds. Evertoon’s app was designed to help users make short, personalized films that could be shared out to social networks like YouTube and Twitter.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wix.com Ltd, acquired Moment.me

synopsis: Israeli company Wix.com Ltd., which operates a platform for easily building websites, has acquired Moment.Me, which has developed an Internet platform that gathers pictures and other material from different social networks and orders them into a multimedia record of an event.
buyer: Wix.com Ltd (WIX:$1,076.88)
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with over 55 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute. "
target: Moment.me
Moment Ltd. is the developer of an online media sharing and viewing application for iPhone. It collects multimedia content from online social networking platforms and creates and organizes albums for users.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Acast, acquired RadioPublic

synopsis: Acast, a podcast host and ad network, is looking to improve its tech and broaden its reach. The company announced that it’s acquiring RadioPublic with the goal of using RadioPublic’s tech to bring more creators to the Acast platform. RadioPublic provides a podcast app for phones and other tools for podcasters.
buyer: Acast
Acast is the world’s largest podcast company. Acast is a global podcast marketplace that provides premium hosting, distribution and monetization. Acast connects audio makers with the financial support they need to create amazing content while also delivering the audience they want. "
target: RadioPublic
RadioPublic’s free, easy to use podcast player for Android and iPhone makes listening to podcasts simple, enjoyable, & fun. RadioPublic also provides Podsite, which helps podcasters set up a complimentary website for their show as well as a feature called Affinity Promotions.
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closed 5/3/2018 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 4 Buyers acquired Pocket Casts

synopsis: Four of the top podcast producers – NPR, WNYC Studios, Chicago Public Media (WBEZ Chicago), and This American Life – have acquired Pocket Casts, a leading podcast app. Created by Australian mobile app developer Shifty Jelly, Pocket Casts is one of the highest-rated mobile apps for podcast listening by users on Android, iOS, and the web.
buyer: WNYC
buyer: National Public Radio, Inc.
buyer: This American Life
buyer: Chicago Public Media, Inc.
National Public Radio, Inc. Chicago Public Media, Inc. This American Life and WNYC are top podcast producers on public radio. Chicago Public Media, Inc. is home to WBEZ 91.5FM (WBEZ Chicago). WNYC is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio. "
target parent: ShiftyJelly Pty Ltd
target: Pocket Casts
Created in 2008 by Australian mobile app developer Shifty Jelly, Pocket Casts is one of the highest-rated mobile apps for podcast listening by users on Android, iOS, the web, Sonos, and other platforms. Pocket Casts has been recognized as "The podcast app every iPhone user needs" (WIRED).
price ($mm)
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closed 4/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

GlobalFit, acquired WalkMyMind, Inc.

synopsis: Philadelphia-based health and wellness tech company GlobalFit is moving into the fast-growing mindfulness market with the purchase of WalkMyMind, a wellness company that encourages people to move while listening to educational and thought-provoking Walkcasts.
buyer: GlobalFit
GlobalFit is a Philadelphia-based health and wellness tech company. GlobalFit is known for its employee wellness plans, which connect groups of members to gyms, health coaching, services and reward-based incentives. "
target: WalkMyMind, Inc.
WalkMyMind is a wellness company that encourages people to move while listening to educational and thought-provoking Walkcasts. WalkMyMind provides a platform that fosters walking, learning, listening and community.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/6/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Ericsson AB, acquired Azuki Systems

synopsis: Ericsson announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Massachusetts-based Azuki Systems, Inc., a provider of TV Anywhere delivery platforms for service providers, content owners and broadcasters.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use their network equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. "
target: Azuki Systems
Azuki Systems' next-generation TV Anywhere solution combines the power of over-the-top video with the highest quality of user experience, personalization, content protection, scalability and reliability. It also enables multiple monetization options, beyond portals and authentication services.
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IMImobile Pvt Ltd.
IMImobile Pvt Ltd.
IMImobile provides software and services which help businesses capitalise on the growth in mobile communication. The company’s solutions allow customers to use mobile as a channel to create new revenue streams, as CRM and customer engagement channel and as a channel to improve business operations.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$219.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.24
EBIT ($mm)
$14.60
Net Income ($mm)
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1114
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Ticker: MWIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
m-Wise, Inc.
m-Wise, Inc.
Founded in 2000, m-Wise has established itself as a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries. m-Wise is the developer of the MOMA ("Mobile Originated Message Access") content management and service delivery platform.
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2011
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Ticker: INOD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Innodata Inc.
Innodata Inc.
Innodata Inc. engages in the provision of business process, technology, and consulting services, as well as products and solutions that help to create, manage, use, and distribute digital information. The company operates in two segments, Content Services (CS) and Innodata Advanced Data Solutions.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$60.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.15
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5090
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Ticker: AIM:ING
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ingenta
Ingenta is the largest supplier of technology and related services for the publishing industry. Working with eight of the ten largest publishers in the world, they help information providers meet their evolving and wide-ranging publishing needs.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$18.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.41
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.05
Employees
163
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A299910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A060240
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc. is an Android game developer that has been active since 2015. The current app portfolio contains 4 games. Longtu Korea is known for its popular mobile MMORPG Sword and Magic.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$53.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
77
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Ticker: TSE:2432
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA is the global leader in mobile internet entertainment. DeNA develops and operates a broad range of mobile and online services including games, e-commerce and entertainment content distribution.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,148.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.30
EBIT ($mm)
$103.13
Net Income ($mm)
$73.77
Employees
2475
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Ticker: DB:2FA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fundamental Applications Corp.
Fundamental Applications Corp. was founded in 2014 to launch innovative mobile applications targeted at millennials. Millennials are described as a demographic born between 1980 and 2000 into a digital world with significant discretionary income.
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2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.07)
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Ticker: GLUU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone and MAC OS.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$540.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.52
EBIT ($mm)
$20.52
Net Income ($mm)
$20.45
Employees
715
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
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Ticker: OTCPK:FRZT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile social games that are fun and engaging for all ages. Players can download and enjoy their games for free, or they can purchase virtual items and additional features within the game to increase the fun factor.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream is a technology company focused on developing apps and digital platforms that disrupt conventional industries. ClickStream's WinQuik is a free-to-play synchronized mobile app and digital gaming platform that allows users to compete in quiz type games to win real money and prizes.
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2020
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EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.96)
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A263750
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online, which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$434.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$159.14
EBIT ($mm)
$139.64
Net Income ($mm)
$89.72
Employees
953
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Ticker: WSE:MGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
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Ticker: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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)
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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: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,251.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.40
EBIT ($mm)
($4.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2245
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Ticker: TSXV:LAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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