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closed 5/17/2011 via PR Newswire

Trimble Outdoors, acquired MyTopo

synopsis: Trimble has acquired MyTopo through its subsidiary Trimble Outdoors. MyTopo is a leading provider of print and digital maps for outdoor enthusiasts. The acquisition expands Trimble's ability to offer unique map content and new outdoor-centric products while simultaneously enhancing its popular mobile apps.
buyer parent: Trimble Navigation Limited
buyer: Trimble Outdoors
Trimble Outdoors is the developer of GPS-on-cellular applications for consumers – AllSport GPS, Trimble Outdoors, and Geocache Navigator. Consumers can use their GPS-enabled cell phones to navigate trails and highways, track workout performance, geocache, and more. "
target: MyTopo
MyTopo, based in Billings, Montana, provides navigation-ready mapping services, data, and software for professional and recreational use. MyTopo offers several products to outdoor consumers using its topographic, satellite and aerial photograph map imagery.
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closed 4/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Universal Map Group, LLC, acquired JSK Map Services

synopsis: Universal Map Group, LLC, an affiliate of the Spartan Organization, Inc. and Kappa Media Group, Inc., announced that it has concluded its acquisition of the assets of the business formerly conducted by JSK Map Services, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based publisher of regional and local maps sold throughout the southeastern United States.
buyer parent: Spartan Group
buyer: Universal Map Group, LLC
Universal Map is one of the leading publishers of national, regional and local premium map products, Atlases, Wall Maps, and Custom Mapping Solutions sold throughout the United States and Canada. Universal products are sold through national and online retailers, and major convenience stores. "
target: JSK Map Services
JSK Map Services is, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based publisher of regional and local maps sold throughout the southeastern United States.
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closed 11/5/2007 via PR Newswire

Universal Map Group, LLC, acquired Universal Map Enterprises

synopsis: Universal Map Group, LLC, an affiliate of Kappa Media Group, Inc. and other Kappa related companies has concluded its acquisition of the assets of the business formerly conducted by Universal Map Enterprises, Inc. a leading publisher of national, regional and local maps sold throughout the United States and Canada.
buyer: Universal Map Group, LLC
Universal Map is one of the leading publishers of national, regional and local premium map products, Atlases, Wall Maps, and Custom Mapping Solutions sold throughout the United States and Canada. Universal products are sold through national and online retailers, and major convenience stores. "
target: Universal Map Enterprises
Universal Map Enterprises publishes national, regional and local maps and atlas publications sold throughout the United States and Canada as well as wall maps and custom map products for industry.
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closed 9/14/2007 via BusinessWire

Morris Communications Co. LLC, acquired Compass Maps LTD.

synopsis: Morris Communications Company is adding PopOut Maps and travel guides to its range of travel publications with the acquisition of Compass Maps Ltd. The announcement was made today by William S. Morris III, chairman and CEO of Morris Communications Co.
buyer: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper publishing, visitor guide publishing, outdoor advertising, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution and online services. "
target: Compass Maps LTD.
Compass Maps Limited is collection of designers, paper engineers, writers, researchers, mapmakers and marketers.Our maps take four individuals four months to create. Every location is meticulously researched and surveyed first hand.
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announced 8/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Luokung Technology Corp., will acquire eMapgo

synopsis: Luokung Technology Corp, one of the leading global spatial-temporal big-data processing technology companies and a leading interactive location-based services company in China, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity interests of eMapgo, one of the leading navigation electronic map service providers in China.
buyer: Luokung Technology Corp. (LKCO:$21.04)
Luokung is a leading global spatial-temporal big-data technology company and a leading interactive location-based services company in China. Luokung's mobile app provides personalized and precise services to travelers on the train and at their destination. "
target: eMapgo
eMapgo Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd (EMG) is one of the leading navigation electronic map service providers in China and has obtained Class-A qualification certificates of navigable surveying and mapping, internet map service and geographic information system engineering.
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closed 4/2/2015 via Company Press Release

TomTom NV, acquired Whereis Maps

synopsis: TomTom announces the acquisition of Location Navigation including the WhereIs map assets of Australia from Sensis. TomTom will acquire all business activities of Location Navigation including its mapping IP and customer database.
buyer: TomTom NV (ENXTAM:TOM2:$1,079.90)
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Whereis Maps
Whereis Maps is a leading provider of digital maps and content for Australia, and among the leading digital maps and content providers for New Zealand as well. Whereis.com provides maps and directions to almost any address in Australia, plus points of interest along the way.
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closed 3/4/2015 via Market Wire

Multimedia Platforms LLC, acquired Columbia FunMap, Inc.

synopsis: Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP) announced it has acquired Columbia FunMap, Inc. (FunMaps), a 33-year-old LGBT travel and leisure publishing company, delivering local and regional maps, information and advertising to more than forty (40) key North American cities.
buyer parent: Cybermesh International Corp.
buyer: Multimedia Platforms LLC (OTCPK:MMPW:$0.76)
Multimedia Platforms, LLC ("MMP") is an industry-leading Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, and related online platforms, to deliver information and advertising to niche markets. "
target: Columbia FunMap, Inc.
Columbia FunMap, Inc. (FunMaps) is a 33 year old LGBT travel and leisure publishing company, delivering local and regional maps, information and advertising to more than forty (40) key North American cities. FunMaps distributes over 1.5 million map guides yearly.
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announced 9/24/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Boliga Gruppen A/S, will acquire DinGeo

synopsis: Boliga Gruppen, a Danish independent, listed media group, which is engaged in portal operations with a focus on the housing market as well as the provision of mortgage loans, will acquire DinGeo, a Danish company that collects geodata, presents it in an easy and clear format and releases it to ordinary Danes.
buyer: Boliga Gruppen A/S (CPSE:BOLIGA:$7.15)
Headquartered in Denmark, Boliga Gruppen is an independent, listed media group, which is engaged in portal operations with a focus on the housing market as well as the provision of mortgage loans via Reel Finans Ejendomskreditselskab A / S. "
target: DinGeo
Headquartered in Denmark, DinGeo collects geodata, presents it in an easy and clear format and releases it to ordinary Danes. With DinGeo, homeowners can learn more about their own home and local area, while home buyers get information about a home they are interested in.
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closed 9/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Serendipity Media LLC, acquired REVUE Magazine

synopsis: Serendipity Media LLC, a Grand Rapids-based custom publisher and marketing firm, has acquired REVUE Magazine from Revue Holding Company, the parent company of bi-weekly B2B publication MiBiz. REVUE Magazine is a comprehensive free entertainment guide that covers music, arts, film, beer, dining and family-centric entertainment in West Michigan.
buyer: Serendipity Media LLC
Serendipity Media is a Grand Rapids-based custom publisher and marketing firm. Serendipity Media specializes in magazine and eNewsletter publishing, content marketing, branding, audience development, social media, website design, and custom events. "
target parent: Revue Holding Company Inc.
target: REVUE Magazine
REVUE Magazine is West Michigan's most comprehensive free entertainment guide. REVUE Magazine covers music, arts, film, beer, dining and family-centric entertainment. The magazine is distributed monthly to more than 500 locations throughout West Michigan.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, acquired Wildsam, Inc.

synopsis: Arcadia Publishing, the hyper-local book publisher, has acquired Wildsam, publisher of the Wildsam Field Guides series, a catalog of 14 field guides covering such cities as Austin, Nashville, and Detroit. As a result of the acquisition, Wildsam will expand its editorial team and increase the number of titles to be published in 2020.
buyer parent: Lezen Acquisition
buyer: Arcadia Publishing and The History Press
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional books in the United States. Composed in a unique pictorial format with over two hundred vintage images and accompanying captions, Arcadia books animate the cherished memories, people, places, and events that define a community. "
target: Wildsam, Inc.
Wildsam is the publisher of the Wildsam Field Guides series. Wildsam has a catalog of 14 field guides covering such cities as Austin, Nashville, and Detroit. The publisher's guides include writing from such journalists, poets, novelists, and historians as Emma Straub, Rick Bass and Ann Friedman.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Web

Cameron + Company, acquired San Francisco Cuisine Magazine

synopsis: Cameron + Company, publisher of quality books with a focus on photography, art, food & wine, children’s, and publications of regional interest, has acquired San Francisco Cuisine Magazine, the premier culinary guide to the Bay Area. San Francisco Cuisines includes current menus, descriptions and photographs of the top restaurants and wineries.
buyer: Cameron + Company
Founded in 1964, Cameron + Company, Inc. is a media company rich in book publishing history with recent expansion into licensing, merchandising, TV/Film, digital media and other forms of media. Cameron + Company's business divisions include Cameron Books, Cameron Studios and Roundtree Press. "
target: San Francisco Cuisine Magazine
For more than a decade, San Francisco Cuisine has been the Bay Area's Premier Culinary Guide to Fine Restaurants and Wineries - the ultimate restaurant, recipe and winery resource for foodies, travelers and industry insiders.
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closed 7/14/2017 via Company Press Release

GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH, acquired Silberburg-Verlag GmbH

synopsis: On 14 July 2017, GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH, acquired Silberburg-Verlag GmbH. In addition to the monthly magazine "Beautiful Swabia" and the folk calendar "Lahrer Hinkender Bote", whose tradition dates back to 1800, there are 60 to 70 popular books and about 30 e-books & other media for Baden-Württemberg, Germany that Silverburg publishes.
buyer: GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH
GeraNova Bruckmann publishes books, magazines, calendars, DVDs, online portals, e-books and apps on a wide range of topics including tourism, sports, nature, history, activities guide, illustrated books on topics from European regions, automotive, motorcycle, train, aviation and military history. "
target: Silberburg-Verlag GmbH
Silberburg-Verlag GmbHb publishes magazines, a calendar, books, e-books, and other media focusing on excursion and leisure guides, country-specific books, illustrated books, culinary, biographies, gift books, dialect volumes, country-based novels and regional rhymes.
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closed 11/17/2016 via Company Press Release

Herald-Mail Company, acquired What's NXT, LLC

synopsis: Herald-Mail Media announced it has acquired What’s NXT, the Hagerstown-based company that publishes a free monthly event guide and hosts local events, such as the Downtown Summer Slide Festival and Krumpe’s Donut Drop.
buyer parent: Schurz Communications, Inc.
buyer: Herald-Mail Company
189-year-old Herald-Mail Media is owned by Schurz Communications a family-owned company based in Indiana. In addition to their daily newspaper, and several area magazines, Herald-Mail Media also owns multiple digital assets serving the largest local online audience. "
target parent: High Rock Holdings
target: What's NXT, LLC
What’s NXT is a Hagerstown-based company that publishes a free monthly event guide and hosts local events, such as the Downtown Summer Slide Festival and Krumpe’s Donut Drop.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Giftxoxo, acquired Actizone

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

Long Island Exchange merged with Long Island Media Inc.,

synopsis: LongIslandExchange.com and LongIsland.com, the two premiere online sources encompassing the unique experience that is Long Island, announced a powerhouse merger under the umbrella of Long Island Media Inc., amassing the largest collective grouping of websites ever based on and dedicated to Long Island.
buyer: Long Island Media Inc.
Long Island Media, Inc. owns and operates the largest privately held network of Long Island based web sites on the Internet. The company owns LongIsland.com, and has acquired most of Long Island's original web portals; websites specifically focused on Long Island New York. "
target parent: Searchen Networks
target: Long Island Exchange
LongIslandExchange.com is well recognized as the leading city guide for Long Island residents as well as visitors to the area. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
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closed 8/18/2014 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired JetPac Inc

synopsis: Google has acquired Jetpac, an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: JetPac Inc
Jetpac is an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
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closed 4/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Localist Limited, acquired Localist Limited

synopsis: New Zealand Post has sold its digital media subsidiary the Localist to management. The Localist started in 2011 as a mix of print and digital directories business and at one time had aspirations to being a media firm competing with community newspapers.
buyer: Localist Limited
Localist Limited offers a website and mobile app where people can share the things to taste, buy, and do around where they live. When locals want to recommend a business they think is great, they “love” it on Localist, enabling New Zealand small businesses to get noticed online. "
target parent: New Zealand Post Limited
target: Localist Limited
Localist Limited offers a website and mobile app where people can share the things to taste, buy, and do around where they live. When locals want to recommend a business they think is great, they “love” it on Localist, enabling New Zealand small businesses to get noticed online.
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closed 1/16/2014 via PR Web

Searchen Networks, acquired LongIslandExchange.com

synopsis: Searchen Networks is pleased to announce its acquisition of online publication Long Island Exchange. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
buyer: Searchen Networks
Searchen Networks is a pioneer in search engine marketing. The SEARCHEN mission is, and has always been, to provide services poised at increasing a companies overall visibility on the Internet. "
target: LongIslandExchange.com
LongIslandExchange.com is well recognized as the leading city guide for Long Island residents as well as visitors to the area. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
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announced 5/31/2013 via CNW Group

Sprylogics International Corp, will acquire Poynt Corporation

synopsis: Sprylogics International announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Poynt Inc. Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
buyer: Sprylogics International Corp (SPY.V:$0.23)
Sprylogics International Corp. develops advanced search, analysis, and information display tools and services. These solutions enable users to search large amounts of unstructured data on the Web and in internal corporate databases, and convert it into actionable intelligence. "
target parent: Intertainment Media Inc.
target: Poynt Corporation
Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
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closed 5/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Brownstoner Media, acquired QueensNYC.com

synopsis: Blankslate has sold QueensNYC blog to partner Brownstoner. Brownstoner is going to transition the site and rename it Brownstoner Queens. The site will take on Brownstoner’s voice and unique perspective on real estate. QueensNYC is a daily site about the happenings in New York City’s biggest borough, Queens.
buyer: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner is the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses. "
target parent: BlankSlate
target: QueensNYC.com
QueensNYC explores NYC’s largest borough. They delve in to the news, life, culture and geography of Queens, finding the places, food and cultural adventures that make Queens unique. Though the site is about Queens, they also focus on connections relevant to the rest of NYC and surrounding areas.
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closed 5/17/2011 via PR Newswire

Trimble Outdoors, acquired MyTopo

synopsis: Trimble has acquired MyTopo through its subsidiary Trimble Outdoors. MyTopo is a leading provider of print and digital maps for outdoor enthusiasts. The acquisition expands Trimble's ability to offer unique map content and new outdoor-centric products while simultaneously enhancing its popular mobile apps.
buyer parent: Trimble Navigation Limited
buyer: Trimble Outdoors
Trimble Outdoors is the developer of GPS-on-cellular applications for consumers – AllSport GPS, Trimble Outdoors, and Geocache Navigator. Consumers can use their GPS-enabled cell phones to navigate trails and highways, track workout performance, geocache, and more. "
target: MyTopo
MyTopo, based in Billings, Montana, provides navigation-ready mapping services, data, and software for professional and recreational use. MyTopo offers several products to outdoor consumers using its topographic, satellite and aerial photograph map imagery.
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closed 5/17/2011 via PR Newswire

Trimble Outdoors, acquired MyTopo

synopsis: Trimble has acquired MyTopo through its subsidiary Trimble Outdoors. MyTopo is a leading provider of print and digital maps for outdoor enthusiasts. The acquisition expands Trimble's ability to offer unique map content and new outdoor-centric products while simultaneously enhancing its popular mobile apps.
buyer parent: Trimble Navigation Limited
buyer: Trimble Outdoors
Trimble Outdoors is the developer of GPS-on-cellular applications for consumers – AllSport GPS, Trimble Outdoors, and Geocache Navigator. Consumers can use their GPS-enabled cell phones to navigate trails and highways, track workout performance, geocache, and more. "
target: MyTopo
MyTopo, based in Billings, Montana, provides navigation-ready mapping services, data, and software for professional and recreational use. MyTopo offers several products to outdoor consumers using its topographic, satellite and aerial photograph map imagery.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Zenly

synopsis: Snapchat’s newest feature, Snap Map, is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly. Snapchat has bought Zenly, an app that lets users see where their friends currently are on a map using constant GPS in the background.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$1,270.21)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: Zenly
Zenly is a simple way to know what your friends and family are up to! Who’s nearby? Where’s the party? When are your friends arriving? On iOS & Android.
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closed 11/30/2016 via BusinessWire

Appsbuyout, acquired GPS Status Test & Fix

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

Daum Kakao, will acquire Loc&All

synopsis: Daum Kakao said that it has decided to acquire Loc&All, a startup known for its major hit navigation app Kimgisa, which means "Driver Kim" in Korean. The app has more than 8 million subscribers, and is one of nation's two biggest mobile navigation services along with SK Telecom's T-Map.
buyer: Daum Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$2,187.39)
Daumkakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Daumkakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its portfolio of popular assets: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, Daum Mail and more. "
target: Loc&All
Loc&All is a startup known for its major hit navigation app Kimgisa, which means "Driver Kim" in Korean. Kimgisa is a location-based app for iOS and Android that acts as a sort of touch-screen sat-nav device.
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closed 5/17/2015 via New York Times

Apple, Inc., acquired Coherent Navigation, Inc.

synopsis: Apple confirmed that it had purchased Coherent Navigation, a Bay Area global positioning company, further bolstering Apple’s location technology and services. Coherent Navigation was a small firm that focused on creating commercial navigation services based on partnerships with companies like Boeing and Iridium, the satellite network operator.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$259,034.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: Coherent Navigation, Inc.
Coherent Navigation is focused on creating commercial navigation services based on partnerships with companies like Boeing and Iridium, the satellite network operator. Coherent Navigation provides navigation systems technology that is far stronger than many consumer-grade global positioning systems.
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closed 10/14/2014 via PR Newswire

AVG Technologies, acquired Location Labs

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

Trimble Transportation & Logistics, acquired ALK Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Trimble has acquired ALK Technologies, a global leader in routing, mapping, mileage and navigation technologies. ALK Technologies offers proprietary routing and international map-based solutions for transportation, logistics and mobile workforces. ALK® is expected to extend and complement Trimble's Transportation and Logistics product portfolio.
buyer parent: Trimble Navigation Limited
buyer: Trimble Transportation & Logistics
Trimble Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Division is a leading provider of end-to-end technology solutions to for-hire motor carriers, private fleets, freight brokerage, and third-party logistics providers of all sizes worldwide. "
target: ALK Technologies, Inc.
ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics and mobile workforces. For 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage and mapping solutions.
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closed 1/10/2008 via BusinessWire

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

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

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

Glu Mobile Inc., acquired Poke Radar

synopsis: Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices, announced the acquisition of community-driven App, Poke Radar, a Pokemon GO assistant application for discovering the location of any Pokemon found by other players.
buyer: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU:$252.92)
Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone and MAC OS. "
target: Poke Radar
Poke Radar for Pokemon GO is an assistant app for discovering the location of any Pokemon that have been found by other players. Their mission is make it easier for players of the popular Pokemon GO mobile game to "catch 'em all."
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announced 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

AT Technology Co Ltd, will acquire Taba

synopsis: AT technology Co Ltd will buy 37,427 shares (55%) of Taba, a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
buyer: AT Technology Co Ltd (KOSDAQ:A073570:$120.12)
AT technology Co., Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductor testing equipment. The Company's products include wafer test equipment, LCD testing equipment, and other semiconductor related components. "
target: Taba
Taba is a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
price ($mm)
$5.20*
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closed 5/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Twitter, Inc., acquired Locomatix

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Locomatix. Locomatix is an unified platform that supports both real-time analytics and real-time stream query processing to power enterprise and consumer mobile applications.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,295.22)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: Locomatix
Locomatix's key product is a single unified platform that supports real-time stream query processing and real-time analytics on rich data types including location data, social graphs, and annotated text data.
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closed 3/21/2013 via Market Wire

Spindle, Inc., acquired MeNetwork

synopsis: Spindle, Inc. announced that it has concluded the acquisition of MeNetwork, an international location and time-based mobile marketing platform for merchants and consumers. The integration of MeNetwork's technology into the Spindle platform creates a comprehensive mobile commerce solution that incorporates mobile marketing and mobile payments.
buyer: Spindle, Inc. (OTCPK:SPDL:$0.59)
Spindle, Inc. is an innovator of mobile payment solutions for the banking industry, retail sector and consumer-facing companies. Spindle actively develops new and improved ways for companies and end consumers to fluidly transact and exchange funds, regardless of platform. "
target: MeNetwork
MeNetwork is the world’s most powerful and flexible mobile marketing platform. It is revolutionizing both marketing and commerce by creating a marketplace where merchants and consumers connect in real time.
price ($mm)
$4.01
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closed 1/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Glassmap

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

Airbnb, acquired Localmind

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

Tagged, Inc., acquired Urbantag

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

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

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

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire UpNext

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc agreed to buy mapping startup UpNext. UpNext Founders Raj Advani, Vik Advani, Robin Har and Danny Moon will move from New York to Seattle, where Amazon is based, to lead the e-commerce company's mapping efforts. UpNext is a NYC based startup developing extremely detailed 3D maps for the mobile devices.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$252,063.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: UpNext
UpNext is a NYC based startup developing extremely detailed 3D maps for the mobile devices. Within the UpNext 3D Cities iPhone app a complete 3-D representation of each city is offered, down to practically every single building.
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closed 6/19/2012 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired ChoicePass

synopsis: Salesforce.com has acquired ChoicePass, a web company that offers companies services for providing employees with perks and discounts at local businesses. ChoicePass allows smaller companies to access corporate perks, such as entertainment and shopping discounts, even gym memberships.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$14,013.00)
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and CRM applications have revolutionized the way companies collaborate and communicate with their customers. "
target: ChoicePass
ChoicePass is a customized corporate perks and employee rewards technology company. ChoicePass is building the world’s most relevant and easy to use platform for employees to discover, redeem and share company-sponsored perks and benefits.
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closed 4/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Green Dot Corporation, acquired Loopt, Inc.

synopsis: Green Dot Corporation, a provider of widely distributed, low-cost banking and payment solutions to a broad base of U.S. consumers, announced it has completed the acquisition of privately-held Loopt, Inc., a social-mapping service that provides a way for friends to connect, share, and explore in the mobile environment.
buyer: Green Dot Corporation (GDOT:$706.93)
Green Dot Corporation, a prepaid financial services company, together with its subsidiaries, provides money management solutions in the United States. The company offers general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards, and cash loading and transfer services. "
target: Loopt, Inc.
Loopt, Inc. provides a social-mapping service. The company provides a way for friends to connect, share, and explore in the mobile environment. It shows users where friends are located and what they are doing via detailed, interactive maps on their mobile phones.
price ($mm)
$43
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