Like Apture, Inc.

closed 11/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Apture, Inc.

synopsis: Apture, a startup aiming to bring a richer reading experience to partners websites like The New York Times and the Financial Times, has announced that it has been acquired by Google. The company launched its first product in 2008, billing it as a way for bloggers and other website publishers to make their content more "three-dimensional."
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$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 parent: Clearstone Venture Management Services
target: Apture, Inc.
Apture provides the first rich communication platform that allows people to intuitively experience the web. With just one line of code, publishers and bloggers can quickly and easily turn flat pages of text into a compelling multimedia experience.
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closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Graphiq

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc. acquired a Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up in to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant. Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$252,063.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: Graphiq
Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data. Since 2009, the company has amassed the world's deepest knowledge graph, encompassing 500 collections, 1 billion entities, 250 billion data points and 25 billion curated relationships.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Qwant SAS, acquired Xilopix SAS

synopsis: Qwant, the first search engine that protects its users freedoms, has acquired Xilopix, developers of the first fully Multimedia Content Search and Navigation Engine designed for the touch screen revolution. Xilopix's Multimedia Search Engine technology enables users to find Images and any Multimedia objects quicker and with unrivaled precision.
buyer: Qwant SAS
Qwant is the first search engine which protects its users freedoms and ensures that the digital ecosystem remains healthy. Qwant delivers the best available results to user queries and never tries to guess who they are or what they are doing. "
target: Xilopix SAS
Xilopix has developed the first fully Multimedia Content Search and Navigation Engine designed for the touch screen revolution. Xilopix's Multimedia Search Engine technology enables users to find Images and any Multimedia objects quicker and with unrivaled precision, without the need of Text typing.
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closed 11/15/2011 via Market Wire

Hardwired Interactive, Inc., merged with iGlue, Inc.

synopsis: iGlue, Inc., a leading contextual online search and curation tool, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a merger with publicly traded Hardwired Interactive, Inc. iGlue combines the next generation semantic web with real-time content management, curation and collaboration.
buyer: Hardwired Interactive, Inc.
Hardwired Interactive, Inc. intends to seek a business combination through a reverse merger. "
target: iGlue, Inc.
iGlue is a contextual online search and curation tool, which combines the next generation semantic web with real-time content management, curation and collaboration. This free tool is used to shape and curate the web through individual contributions in a Wikipedia-type manner.
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announced 6/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cerved Group SpA, will purchase Big Data Analysis Arm from Bauciweb

synopsis: Cerved, headed by the managing director Marco Nespolo, has acquired the business unit of big data analysis and media monitoring of Bauciweb. Bauciweb is an Italian company whose proprietary crawling technology analyzes, cleans and classifies relevant content.
buyer: Cerved Group SpA (BIT:CERV:$477.91)
Cerved is a primary operator in Italy in the analysis of credit risk and one of the main rating agencies in Europe. Cerved, through Cerved Credit Management, is also a primary independent market operator in offering services related to the assessment and management of credit positions. "
seller: Bauciweb
The big data analysis arm of Bauciweb provides media monitoring and big data analysis that aggregates content into clusters by semantic affinity. Bauciweb is an Italian company whose proprietary crawling technology analyzes, cleans and classifies relevant content.
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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Web

Futuryng, Inc., acquired Declara

synopsis: Futuryng, an enterprise software solutions company, has acquired Declara, a leading knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
buyer: Futuryng, Inc.
Futuryng is a connected technology ecosystem for building Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Futuryng provides software solutions that enable customers to unlock and de-silo enterprise software and manufacturing processes to enhance connectivity, reduce operating costs and unlock insights. "
target: Declara
Declara is a community based, content-centric knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
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announced 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Answers Corporation

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners, a global private equity firm, announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Answers Corporation, the parent company of Answers.com and a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that enhance customer acquisition and brand engagement, from Summit Partners, TA Associates, and founder shareholders.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates globally and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Apax Partners has advised funds that total over $40 billion around the world in aggregate. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: Answers Corporation
Answers' mission is to empower consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better-informed decisions. The Answers Platform leverages the sizable reach of Answers.com, and its leading cloud-based solutions from ForeSee, Webcollage and ResellerRatings.
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closed 1/23/2014 via Reuters

AOL Inc., acquired Gravity

synopsis: AOL Inc, a leading global Web services company, has agreed to buy Gravity, a company that tailors content according to the reader's interest, for $83 million. Gravity is a software startup, co-founded by Amit Kapur, that tracks users to show them ads and content more relevant to them.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Gravity
Gravity is the world’s most advanced personalization company. Gravity semantically understands each user’s individual interests, calculates the strength of those attachments over time and returns recommendations designed to optimize engagement and user experience.
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$83
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closed 12/9/2013 via Market Wire

24/7 Media, Inc., acquired Crystal Semantics

synopsis: 24/7 Media, Inc., WPP Digital's marketing technology company, announced its acquisition of Crystal Semantics from ad pepper media International. Crystal Semantics is an award-winning provider of semantic advertising solutions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: 24/7 Media, Inc.
24/7 Media, Inc. provides digital marketing solutions for advertisers and publishers globally by empowering them to reach their target audiences with greater precision and transparency, resulting in better ROI. "
target parent: ad pepper media
target: Crystal Semantics
Crystal Semantics is the leading provider of semantic advertising solutions. The company's technology is based upon proprietary semantic technology which is the result of a 17 year language engineering project with over 500 man years of development.
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announced 4/23/2012 via Market Wire

MediaMind Technologies Inc., will acquire PEER39

synopsis: DG, the world's leading ad management and distribution platform, announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Peer39 Inc., a provider of webpage level data for approximately $15.5 million in cash and stock. Peer39 will be integrated into DG's online division MediaMind, a provider of digital ad campaign management solutions.
buyer parent: Digital Generation, Inc.
buyer: MediaMind Technologies Inc.
MediaMind Technologies is a provider of digital ad campaign management solutions to advertising agencies and advertisers. It provides media and creative agencies, advertisers and publishers with an integrated platform to manage campaigns across digital media channels and a variety of formats. "
target: PEER39
Peer39 is the leading provider of data based on the content and structure of web pages for the purpose of improving the relevance and effectiveness of online display advertising. Peer39's data attributes are critical to Real Time Bidding (RTB).
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$13
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closed 4/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Answers Corporation merged with AFCV Holdings, LLC,

synopsis: Answers.com, creators of the leading answer engine Answers.com®, announced that AFCV Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of growth equity investor Summit Partners, has consummated the previously announced merger to acquire Answers.com.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: AFCV Holdings, LLC
AFCV Holdings, a portfolio company of growth equity investor Summit Partners, was established in 2007 to build, acquire, and operate a broad range of independent Internet technologies, businesses, and resources that connect consumers seeking advice with the most relevant and comprehensive content. "
target: Answers Corporation
Answers Corporation owns and operates Answers.com, the leading Q&A site. Answers.com is a community-generated social knowledge Q&A platform, leveraging wiki-based technologies. Through the contributions of its large and growing community, answers are improved and updated over time.
price ($mm)[EV]
$113 [$87]
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$21
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$5
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4.8x
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19.1x
closed 2/2/2011 via Market Wire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Surphace

synopsis: Outbrain announced that it has acquired the Surphace technology and other assets (formerly known as Sphere) from AOL Inc. Through this acquisition, Outbrain broadens its reach among leading online publishers, while enhancing its technology and overall product suite to create the category leader in online content discovery.
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 parent: AOL Inc.
target: Surphace
Surphace is a robust content recommendation platform in use by many of today's leading online publishers including: LA Times, Baltimore Sun, Popeater, AOL News, Billboard, Wordpress.com and others.
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announced 8/16/2010 via BusinessWire

Ybrant Digital, will acquire Lycos, Inc.

synopsis: Ybrant Digital, the end-to-end provider of digital marketing solutions, announced the signing of the stock purchase agreement to acquire Lycos Inc., the leading brand of search based internet properties and services, from Daum Communications of Korea.
buyer: Ybrant Digital (BSE:532368:$325.42)
Ybrant Digital offers Digital Marketing solutions to businesses, agencies, and online publishers worldwide. With over 20 billion impressions a month, Ybrant's network serves leading brands such as SAP, Porsche, Ford, UPS, and Swissair. "
target parent: Daum Communications
target: Lycos, Inc. (:$325.42)
Lycos' award-winning products and services include tools for video viewing and sharing, social networking, blogging, web publishing and hosting, online games, e-mail, and search. Lycos consistently averages 12 - 15 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S.
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$36
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closed 7/29/2009 via BusinessWire

LG Holding Corporation, merged with Mikojo, Inc.

synopsis: Mikojo Inc., an Internet search engine company that develops and deploys innovative advanced information search products for consumer and enterprise solutions, announced that it has completed its merger with LG Holding Corporation.
buyer: LG Holding Corporation
LG Holding Corporation has no current business operations. "
target: Mikojo, Inc.
Mikojo is a leading provider of search services and technology. Mikojo improves the search experience for consumers by providing mechanisms for users to specify search queries that integrate multiple data sources on the Internet. Based in Foster City, Calif.
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closed 4/15/2008 via BusinessWire

AOL, LLC., acquired Sphere Source, Inc

synopsis: AOL has acquired Sphere Source, Inc., a leading provider of contextual-search tools which offers related content to publishers. Sphere will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL as part of the company’s Programming division, which is led by Executive Vice President Bill Wilson.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: AOL, LLC. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Sphere Source, Inc
Founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, Sphere is focused on providing products that connect mainstream and conversational media content. Sphere’s contextual-search platform technology connects online content from blogs, video, media, photos and advertisements.
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announced 4/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Fast Search & Transfer, Inc., will purchase RetrievalWare business from Convera Inc.

synopsis: Fast Search & Transfer a leading developer of search technologies, announced its agreement to purchase selected assets of Convera Corporation, a leader in information retrieval solutions. Under the terms of the signed agreement, FAST will acquire the assets of Convera's RetrievalWare™ business.
buyer: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. "
seller: Convera Inc.
Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand.
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$23
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closed 10/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Web2 Corp, acquired ByIndia.com

synopsis: Web2 Corp has completed its acquisition of www.ByIndia.com, adding a strategic property that it can enhance to capitalize on one of the fastest growing online communities in the world. Built by Indians for Indians, ByIndia.com has potential to dominate the search field in a country that promises to be the largest online population by 2010.
buyer: Web2 Corp (WBTO.OB:$0.00)
Web2 Corporation is an Internet technology marketing company focused on improving the ways people and businesses utilize the power of the Internet. We specialize in rapid creation and adaptation of technologies to address new markets of users by creating and simplifying useful products. "
target: ByIndia.com
Built by a small group of Indian programmers, ByIndia.com was designed to recognize the cultural and language issues of the world’s fourth-largest current Internet population.
price ($mm)
$0.38
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closed 5/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Marchex, Inc., acquired Open List, Inc.

synopsis: Marchex, Inc. today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Open List, Inc., including its robust content aggregation, search technology, and user-generated content platform that Marchex plans to deploy to its proprietary network of vertical and local Web sites.
buyer: Marchex, Inc. (MCHX:$83.97)
Marchex is an online technology company that helps merchants sell through search. The company is focused on search engine and contextual marketing, local search, and direct navigation. "
target: Open List, Inc.
Open List, Inc. was founded in 2003 to help people make better everyday decisions. To accomplish this, Open List interprets, structures and organizes the mass of relevant but highly fragmented information that exists on the Web today.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 12/6/2005 via PR Newswire

Answers Corporation, acquired Brainboost Technology, LLC

synopsis: Answers Corporation, creators of Answers.com(TM), the answer-based search engine, today announced the acquisition of Brainboost Technology, LLC for $4 million in cash and 439,000 shares of restricted stock, including certain price protection rights.
buyer: Answers Corporation
Answers Corporation operates a leading answer-based search engine, www.answers.com. Founded in 1999 by Bob Rosenschein, Answers provides patented technology and software tools to compile and present concise, reliable information on demand. "
target: Brainboost Technology, LLC
Brainboost is a revolutionary new search engine. Brainboost uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing techniques to go the extra mile, by actually answering questions, in plain English.
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$9.36
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closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
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: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
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closed 11/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Apture, Inc.

synopsis: Apture, a startup aiming to bring a richer reading experience to partners websites like The New York Times and the Financial Times, has announced that it has been acquired by Google. The company launched its first product in 2008, billing it as a way for bloggers and other website publishers to make their content more "three-dimensional."
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$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 parent: Clearstone Venture Management Services
target: Apture, Inc.
Apture provides the first rich communication platform that allows people to intuitively experience the web. With just one line of code, publishers and bloggers can quickly and easily turn flat pages of text into a compelling multimedia experience.
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announced 11/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Fitbit Inc.

synopsis: Fitbit, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google LLC. Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Fitbit Inc. (FIT:$1,550.22)
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the Connected Health & Fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,087 [$1,623]
rev ($mm)
$1,550
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EV / rev
1.1x
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announced 7/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Elastifile

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms, will be acquiring Elastifile, a pioneer in solving the challenges associated with file storage for enterprise-grade applications running at scale in the cloud.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Elastifile
Elastifile is a pioneer in solving the challenges associated with file storage for enterprise-grade applications running at scale in the cloud. They’ve built a unique software-defined approach to managed Network Attached Storage.
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announced 6/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Looker

synopsis: Google LLC announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Looker, a unified platform for business intelligence, data applications and embedded analytics. Upon the close of the acquisition, Looker will join Google Cloud.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Looker
Looker is a unified data platform that delivers actionable business insights to every employee at the point of decision. Looker integrates data into the daily workflows of users to allow organizations to extract value from data at web scale.
price ($mm)
$2,600
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Alooma

synopsis: Google announced its intent to acquire Alooma, a leader in data migration. Alooma helps enterprise companies streamline database migration in the cloud with an innovative data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Alooma
Alooma helps enterprise companies streamline database migration in the cloud with an innovative data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Superpod

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Superpod, a company that develops software to post questions and receive answers. Superpod is a fun way to ask and answer questions on the go by getting instant advice from their pods of experts.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Superpod
Superpod develops software to post questions and receive answers. Superpod is a fun way to ask and answer questions on the go by getting instant advice from their pods of experts.
price ($mm)
$60
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired DORA

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Dora, a company that transforms the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: DORA
DORA's mission is to transform the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation. DORA’s data-driven approach has helped teams leverage automation, process, and cultural change.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Where Is My Train

synopsis: Google has acquired Where is My Train, a train tracking mobile app run by the developers, Sigmoid Labs. It is one of the most-downloaded train-based apps in India with over 10 million downloads. It offers offline integration of Indian Railways and IRCTC timetables, using celltower information to locate trains.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Where Is My Train
Where is My Train is a train tracking mobile app run by the developers, Sigmoid Labs. It is one of the most-downloaded train-based apps in India with over 10 million downloads. It offers offline integration of Indian Railways and IRCTC timetables, using celltower information to locate trains.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired Workbench

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Workbench, an online platform for educators to build, find, customize, share and assign standards-aligned lessons for the classroom.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Workbench
Workbench is an online platform for educators to build, find, customize, share and assign standards-aligned lessons for the classroom. Workbench’s platform aims to offer a central place to find lessons centered around project-based learning, which involves hands-on problem-solving.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Onward

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that specializes in internet-related services and products, has acquired Onward, a customer service automation platform. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Onward
Onward is a customer service automation platform. They help clients achieve 40% of tickets automated, 40% of messages automated, and 40 second average response time. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
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closed 8/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired GraphicsFuzz

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired GraphicsFuzz, a company that builds a framework for testing the security and reliability of Android graphics drivers.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: GraphicsFuzz
Based in the UK, GraphicsFuzz has pioneered the combination of fuzzing and metamorphic testing to yield a highly automatic method for testing graphics drivers that quickly finds and fixes bugs that could undermine reliability and security before they affect end users.
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closed 5/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Cask Data, Inc.

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Cask Data, a startup that helps run big data analytics on Hadoop. Cask’s primary product is the open source Cask Data Application Platform, the first unified integration platform for big data.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Cask Data, Inc.
Cask Data is a startup that helps run big data analytics on Hadoop. Cask makes building and running big data solutions on-premises, in the cloud or in hybrid environments easy with Cask Data Application Platform, the first unified integration platform for big data.
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announced 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, will acquire Velostrata

synopsis: Google plans to buy the small enterprise startup Velostrata as the search giant continues growing its cloud computing business. Google said it would acquire Israel-based Velostrata, which specializes in helping companies move their internal corporate infrastructure to cloud providers.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Velostrata
Israel-based Velostrata specializes in helping companies move their internal corporate infrastructure to cloud providers. Israel-based Velostrata specializes in helping companies move their internal corporate infrastructure to cloud providers. Velostrata has 25 employees and debuted in 2014.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Tenor, Inc.

synopsis: Google, a provider of innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day, has announced its acquisition of Tenor, a GIF search engine. Tenor was launched as a way to search for GIFs both on desktop and on mobile. On mobile, it allows users to quickly and easily search for GIFs straight from their keyboard.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Tenor, Inc.
Tenor is a GIF search engine. Tenor was launched as a way to search for GIFs both on desktop and on mobile. On mobile, it allows users to quickly and easily search for GIFs straight from their keyboard. A massive 300 million Tenor users search for GIFs 12 billion times every month.
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announced 3/5/2018 via New York Times

The Infatuation, will acquire Zagat

synopsis: The Infatuation, a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation, is to acquire Zagat, the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information, from Google.
buyer: The Infatuation
The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation. They operate out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, Austin, and more. "
target parent: Google
target: Zagat
Zagat is the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information. With a worldwide network of surveyors, Zagat rates and reviews restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories.
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announced 2/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, will acquire Xively

synopsis: Google has announced that it intends to buy Xively from LogMeIn. Xively offers award-winning IoT platforms and connected product management platforms for enterprises building connected products and services.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: LogMeIn, Inc.
target: Xively
Xively offers award-winning IoT platforms and connected product management platforms for enterprises building connected products and services. Xively enables companies to easily build and manage IoT security, IoT connected devices and IoT products.
price ($mm)
$50
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

DxO Labs SAS, acquired Nik Collection

synopsis: DxO has announced that it has acquired Nik Collection from Google and will continue development “for the benefit of the photographer community.” The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
buyer: DxO Labs SAS
For well over a decade, DxO has been developing some of the world’s most advanced image processing technologies. DxO designs and manufactures the DxO ONE, a connected, miniaturized, and pro-quality camera for iPhone and iPad. "
target parent: Google
target: Nik Collection
The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
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closed 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Relay Media

synopsis: Relay Media, a company founded by an ex-Googler that had developed technology to help convert web pages to the AMP format, has been acquired by Google. Relay Media converts publishers' standard web content to AMP HTML, the new format for instantly-loading mobile pages with support for ads, analytics and paywalls.
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: Relay Media
Relay Media converts publishers' standard web content to AMP HTML, the new format for instantly-loading mobile pages with support for ads, analytics and paywalls. They are based in Palo Alto, CA.
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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:$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: 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 9/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Bitium

synopsis: Google Cloud announced that it has acquired Bitium, a company that focused on offering enterprise-grade identity management and access tools, such as single-sign on, for cloud-based applications. Founded in 2012, Bitium offers a single-stop solution for managing Google Apps, Office 365, social network, CRM, collaboration and marketing tools.
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: Bitium
Bitium is a cloud-based identity platform that includes single sign-on, credential management, and analytics for midmarket and enterprise companies. Bitium's flexible, easy-to-use solution allows IT to operate more efficiently and enables CIOs to be the agent of change inside their organization.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Verily Life Sciences, acquired Senosis Health Inc.

synopsis: Google's Verily unit has acquired Senosis Health. Senosis has developed a family of medical condition monitoring and measurement applications for use via smartphones.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: Verily Life Sciences
Verily lives at the intersection of technology, data science and healthcare. Verily is developing tools to collect and organize health data, then creating interventions and platforms that put insights derived from that health data to use for more holistic care management. "
target: Senosis Health Inc.
Senosis Health has developed a family of smartphone apps that monitor newborn jaundice, lung function and blood hemoglobin by using the smartphone’s camera and microphone.
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closed 11/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Apture, Inc.

synopsis: Apture, a startup aiming to bring a richer reading experience to partners websites like The New York Times and the Financial Times, has announced that it has been acquired by Google. The company launched its first product in 2008, billing it as a way for bloggers and other website publishers to make their content more "three-dimensional."
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$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 parent: Clearstone Venture Management Services
target: Apture, Inc.
Apture provides the first rich communication platform that allows people to intuitively experience the web. With just one line of code, publishers and bloggers can quickly and easily turn flat pages of text into a compelling multimedia experience.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WbSrch, acquired Snagr.io

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

Yippy, Inc., will acquire Gigablast, Inc.

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

Searchmetrics, acquired W3 Solutions GmbH

synopsis: Searchmetrics, the world leader in search and social analytics software, has completed the acquisition of German search engine technology specialist, W3 Solutions.
buyer: Searchmetrics
Searchmetrics uses the most advanced engineering to move a company up the search engine ranks. Its integrated suite of search analytics tools accesses the largest and freshest database − 100 million keywords and 75 million domains. "
target: W3 Solutions GmbH
W3 Solutions GmbH provides site search engine technology. The company offers SiteSearch, a search engine to ensure customers find content they are searching for.
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announced 12/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

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

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

synopsis: Microsoft Corp said it will sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities. Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,183.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
seller: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities.
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closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$186,941.22)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,741 [$3,069]
rev ($mm)
$1,064
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 3/16/2012 via Capital IQ

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

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

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

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

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

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clarivate Analytics, acquired TrademarkVision

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

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Graphiq

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc. acquired a Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up in to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant. Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$252,063.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: Graphiq
Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data. Since 2009, the company has amassed the world's deepest knowledge graph, encompassing 500 collections, 1 billion entities, 250 billion data points and 25 billion curated relationships.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

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

AOL Inc., acquired Yahoo! Inc.

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

OpenMail LLC, will acquire Infospace

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Infospace business to OpenMail LLC. InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions.
buyer: OpenMail LLC
OpenMail believes in the power of using data for more relevant and targeted marketing. OpenMail helps emailers and email marketers gain audience insights and produce strong results with the most effective email data and analytics platforms ever created. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: Infospace
InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions. They serve a network of more than 100 web publishers globally, offering core search solutions as a proven means to monetize audience via a search-based advertising revenue stream.
price ($mm)
$45
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Synata, Inc

synopsis: Cisco Systems, Inc., a company that provides hardware, software, and service offerings to create internet solutions, announced the acquisition of Synata. Synata’s technology allows users to search both on-premise and cloud-based applications simultaneously from one platform.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$51,904.00)
Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. "
target: Synata, Inc
Synata, the world's first enterprise cloud search engine, is building a better way to search the cloud. Synata allows users search the data siloed across their enterprise cloud applications from a single place. Their algorithms prioritize the data that is most relevant to the user.
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closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
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: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
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announced 11/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Hottolink, Inc., will acquire Socialgist

synopsis: Hottolink has agreed to acquire Effyis, doing business as Socialgist. The company helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. They do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers.
buyer: Hottolink, Inc. (TSE:3680:$8.88)
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them. "
target: Socialgist
Socialgist helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. And they do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers, allowing the largest companies and largest brands in the world to rely on them.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 10/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC., acquired Rent Jungle

synopsis: Pittsburgh-based Rent Jungle has been acquired by Atlanta-based The Rainmaker Group. Rent Jungle aggregates rental listings for multifamily and single-family homes with more than 1 million active listings and 1.5 million monthly site visits.
buyer: The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC.
Rainmaker is the market leader in profit optimization solutions for the Gaming & Hospitality and Multifamily Housing industries. Rainmaker leverages cutting-edge research in order to bring customers the most sophisticated solutions to their revenue management challenges. "
target: Rent Jungle
Rent Jungle LLC, a search engine company, operates an apartment search and market research Website in the United States. It enables users to find, lease, move, and decorate their new homes.
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closed 10/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Baarzo, Inc.

synopsis: Google has closed its acquisition of Baarzo, a video search service. It lets users find specific moments inside a video with the help of an auto detect feature for people, objects and actions. Baarzo's acquisition by Google is said to help the company improve its YouTube search feature.
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: Baarzo, Inc.
Baarzo provides a platform that makes search within video possible. Their advanced algorithms automatically detect and recognize people, objects, scenes, and actions. Their indexes pin-point these occurrences to exact frames, making any video easily searchable via natural language queries.
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($39.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2093
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Ticker: AMEX:INUV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inuvo, Inc.
Inuvo, Inc.
Inuvo, Inc. is a market leader in artificial intelligence, aligning brand strategy with consumer intent. This patented IntentKey artificial intelligence technology leverages contextually-based machine learning algorithms that mirror the way the human brain instantly associate ideas and emotions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$83.58
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.21)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
65
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Ticker: NGM:BUBL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bublar Group AB
Bublar Group AB
Bublar Group AB is the Nordic region's largest gaming studio and enterprise solutions company within Augmented Reality (AR) Virtual Reality (VR) technology. The game development is run by the subsidiary Virtual Brains AB and enterprise solutions by the subsidiary Vobling AB.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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
2017
rev ($mm)
$104.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.85
EBIT ($mm)
$57.44
Net Income ($mm)
$43.97
Employees
0
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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
Employees
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Ticker: ACTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation, the multi-vertical cloud company, brings the power of the cloud to vertical markets and processes. Actua is pioneering the second wave of the SaaS revolution – the vertical wave – by growing cloud businesses that are transforming their markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$118.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.53)
Net Income ($mm)
$80.62
Employees
682
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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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SPDC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed Commerce, Inc.
Speed Commerce, Inc. is a single-source provider of e-commerce service solutions to leading retailers and manufacturers. The company's omni-channel capabilities unite a digital commerce strategy with traditional retail channels, creating the ultimate branded shopping experience.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$101.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.39
EBIT ($mm)
$2.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1123
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Ticker: GOOGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Google Inc.
Google Inc.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$155,058.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$33,126.00
EBIT ($mm)
$44,069.00
Net Income ($mm)
$32,620.00
Employees
114096
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Ticker: BIDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13,248.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,513.28
EBIT ($mm)
$2,722.54
Net Income ($mm)
$3,463.10
Employees
39343
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,765.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,101.84
EBIT ($mm)
$908.72
Net Income ($mm)
$632.78
Employees
2346
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Ticker: TSE:4689
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$3,937.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,247.58
EBIT ($mm)
$2,112.33
Net Income ($mm)
$1,587.74
Employees
7034
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver {duplicate}
Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker: YNDX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yandex N.V.
Yandex N.V.
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, providing a wide variety of search and other online services. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,296.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$586.60
EBIT ($mm)
$402.39
Net Income ($mm)
$292.97
Employees
9005
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Ticker: SOHU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com is China's premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$852.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$351.66
EBIT ($mm)
$281.81
Net Income ($mm)
$162.74
Employees
8035
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Ticker: LOCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation, a leading online local media company, enables brick-and-mortar businesses to connect with online customers using a variety of digital marketing products. The company reaches more than 20 million consumers each month on the flagship Local.com website.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$97.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3754
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd. provides Internet information services in Japan. It operates a media content portal; and provides Internet-connection services and paid content to users. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$58.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.31
EBIT ($mm)
($1.26)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
251
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Arts is a Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator, collecting daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada. The company collects and publishes thousands of daily deals and allows consumers to organize these deals by geography or product categories.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:YIPI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc is a unified search company known for its clustering technology, big data consolidation and eDiscovery tools. Specializing in the development of search, data normalization, and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: IRYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: OPERA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opera Software
Opera Software
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$496.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.40
EBIT ($mm)
($21.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$412.50
Employees
851
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Ticker: TSE:2468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd. provides mobile phone solutions. It offers sound generators, and speech recognition and translation products. The company also provides memory card writing services for the education market. Fuetrek Co. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$35.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.52
EBIT ($mm)
$2.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.44
Employees
199
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