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closed 11/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, acquired Pulpfingers

synopsis: 500px, the photo-sharing site, announced that it has acquired the two-man French startup Pulpfingers, developer of iOS apps in the photography space, including an app for viewing 500px photos on the iPhone, ISO500.
buyer: 500px
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. "
target: Pulpfingers
Pulpfingers is a team of developer and designers devoted to create apps for the iPhone, iPad, Mac & iPod Touch. They are based in Strasbourg, France. Pulpfingers' Photopular is the first iPhone App thats supports Flickr Stats on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
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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 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Giphy, Inc., acquired imoji

synopsis: GIF-finding platform Giphy has acquired imoji, a startup that has developed a popular platform for creators to build and distribute custom-made stickers and emoji to the messaging masses.
buyer: Giphy, Inc.
The vision for Giphy isn’t really just about finding GIFs. It’s a search engine with a community, a platform with a host of features targeted at gif artists, brands, publishers, enthusiasts, bloggers, and anyone generally looking to discover or create that next big meme. "
target: imoji
imoji is an app that turns selfies and other pictures into stickers for texting. Users can also search the app for trending “imojis.” imoji is currently available on iOS.
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closed 12/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shopify Inc., acquired Tiny Hearts

synopsis: E-commerce company Shopify has acquired Tiny Hearts, an application studio and maker of iPhone applications. The studio has released a number of mobile apps, games and bots over the past several years, including popular consumer-facing apps like Quick Fit, Next Keyboard, InstaMatch, and Wake Alarm.
buyer: Shopify Inc. (SHOP:$1,179.37)
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, brick-and-mortar locations and pop-up shops. "
target: Tiny Hearts
Tiny Hearts Limited operates as an application studio and is a maker of iPhone applications. The studio has released a number of mobile apps, games and bots over the past several years, including popular consumer-facing apps like Quick Fit, Next Keyboard, InstaMatch, and Wake Alarm.
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announced 7/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Knowledge Machine International, Inc., will acquire everyStory, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Machine International, Inc. ("KMI") entered into an Acquisition and Share Exchange Agreementwith EveryStory, Inc. As a result of the closing of the Acquisition Agreement, EveryStory would become a wholly owned subsidiary of KMI. EveryStory is a cloud-based story-sharing platform that allows users to share personal stories in one place.
buyer: Knowledge Machine International, Inc. (OTCPK:KNMX:$0.00)
Knowledge Machine International, Inc., formerly Songbird Development Inc., is a technology company. The Company is focused on targeting new technologies, acquiring licensing rights to those technologies, and marketing its technologies. The Company's subsidiary is Knowledge Machine, Inc. "
target: everyStory, Inc.
everyStory, Inc, based in San Diego, CA. is an interactive cloud based social media platform, combining photo and audio sharing technologies designed to consolidate and archive your family’s precious memories for generations to come.
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announced 1/20/2016 via Reuters

Metaps Inc., will acquire AppStair

synopsis: Metaps, a company that provides business tools based on big data and artificial intelligence, is to fully acquire AppStair, a company that offers Film Story, a video editor that links photos and videos to create movies; and Sweet Movies, an application that enables users to add music to photos and create movies.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$162.34)
Metaps Inc. provides business tools based on big data and artificial intelligence. The company operates metaps, a Software Development Kit (SDK) that analyzes and provides essential data for marketing, promotions, and monetization; and SPIKE, an ecommerce transaction service. "
target: AppStair
AppStair Inc. develops mobile applications. It offers Film Story, a video editor that links photos and videos to create movies; and Sweet Movies, an application that enables users to add music to photos and create movies.
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closed 5/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Matrix IT Ltd, acquired OnO Apps Ltd.

synopsis: The Israeli mobile app developer, OnO Apps, was acquired by Matrix, the leading information technology company in Israel. OnO Apps was founded in 2009 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
buyer: Matrix IT Ltd (TASE:MTRX:$886.66)
Matrix IT Ltd develops and implements leading technologies, software solutions and products. Matrix provides infrastructure and consulting services, outsourcing, offshore, nearshore, training and assimilation services. "
target: OnO Apps Ltd.
OnO Apps Ltd. develops mobile applications. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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closed 7/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Appuous, Inc., purchased Analog and Analog Camera from Realmac Software, Ltd.

synopsis: Appuous Inc., a software development company founded by Wake Forest University student, Austin Evers, announced that it has acquired both Analog and Analog Camera from popular UK-based Realmac Software, Ltd. Analog and Analog Camera, built for Mac and iOS, respectively, make it easy for anyone to apply stunning filters and borders to photos.
buyer: Appuous, Inc.
Appuous Inc. is a software development company. Since 2009, Appuous has aimed to create apps for iOS and Mac that are beautiful in their simplicity and innovation. Appuous products focus on making a positive impact on people’s daily lives. "
seller: Realmac Software, Ltd.
Analog and Analog Camera, built for Mac and iOS, respectively, make it easy for anyone to apply stunning filters and borders to photos. The applications allow one to easily share their edited pictures with friends, family, and others through Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr, and more.
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closed 5/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Bubbli

synopsis: Dropbox has acquired Bubbli, a startup that has built some innovative ways of incorporating 3D technology into 2D views, and packaging it in a mobile app for ordinary consumers to use. The acquisition builds on Dropbox’s existing assets in the photo space — specifically acquisitions like Snapjoy (which was eventually shut down) and Loom.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,321.30)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Bubbli
Bubbli is an iOS app that allows users to snap spherical panorama images . It also enables users to record photo spheres with sound. Bubbli is free and supports all iOS devices that run iOS 7.0 or newer.
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closed 6/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired GhostBird Software

synopsis: Yahoo acquired GhostBird Software, the creators of advanced iOS photography apps, KitCam and PhotoForge2. GhostBird Software is an independent software studio based in Toronto, Canada, specializing in photography apps and games for iOS.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: GhostBird Software
GhostBird Software is an independent software studio based in Toronto, Canada specializing in photography apps and games for iOS. They are the creators of two advanced iOS photography apps, KitCam and PhotoForge2.
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closed 2/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Jawbone, acquired Visere

synopsis: Jawbone has acquired Visere, a designer of hardware and apps for a wide variety of markets. Visere and Jawbone have already collaborated on UP: one of only three Jawbone products and the only one involved with health. UP is a system comprised of a bracelet and an iPhone app.
buyer: Jawbone
For more than a decade, Jawbone has developed human-centered wearable technology and audio devices unparalleled in their technical innovation, ease-of-use and sophistication of design. "
target: Visere
Visere is an app developer. Their process begins with the consumers: their behaviours, their expectations as users and their impulses as human beings. These enablers are the guiding principles to blend together code, screen and microprocessors in successfull product experiences.
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closed 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc, acquired Viewdle, Inc.

synopsis: Motorola Mobility has acquired image and gesture recognition firm Viewdle. Viewdle sits between the camera and the consumer—introducing new user experiences in mobile interaction, augmented reality, photo management, gaming, social networking, and marketing.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc
Motorola Mobility, Inc. fuses innovative technology with human insights. Its portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. "
target: Viewdle, Inc.
Based in Silicon Valley, Viewdle is the only independent, mobile-focused computer vision company. Viewdle sits between the camera and the consumer—introducing new user experiences in mobile interaction, augmented reality, photo management, gaming, social networking, and marketing.
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$45
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closed 10/3/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired 1000Memories, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc., the world's largest online family history resource, announced it has acquired 1000memories Inc., the San Francisco-based startup that has been focused on helping people digitize and share the estimated 1.7 trillion paper photos stored in their albums, attics, and shoeboxes.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 2 million paying subscribers. Over 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 39 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target: 1000Memories, Inc.
Founded in 2010 in San Francisco, 1000memories makes it easy to digitize and share photos and stories from the past. 1000memories also operates the ShoeBox Mobile App, which allows users to turn their mobile phones into a photo scanner and share their images online and on-the-go.
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closed 9/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

SingTel, acquired Pixable

synopsis: SingTel, Asia’s leading communications group, announced that it has acquired 100% of New York City-based Pixable for USD26.5M. The company is known for its smartphone app that prioritises photos on social networks for consumers.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: SingTel (SGX:Z74:$12,547.59)
SingTel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. "
target: Pixable
Pixable provides social web users with a personalised photo experience, using next generation predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to analyse users’ interactions and consumption habits to prioritise photos from close friends and family.
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$27
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closed 9/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired Penguin Digital

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, announced that it has acquired Penguin Digital, Inc., a mobile application developer that provides consumers with a fun and easy way to create, share and purchase photo merchandise directly from their mobile devices.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing company and operates Shutterfly.com, Tiny Prints.com, Treat.com and Weddingpaperdivas.com. Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that allow consumers to preserve photos. "
target: Penguin Digital
Penguin Mobile technology provides consumers with a fun and easy way to create, share and purchase photo merchandise directly from their mobile devices.
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closed 9/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Instagram

synopsis: Facebook has closed its purchase of Instagram, the wildly popular photo-sharing app. The deal was originally valued at $1 billion, but with Facebook trading at $18.06 on Aug. 31 when the deal closed, it is worth about $715.3 million, $300 million of it in cash and the rest in stock.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$55,838.00)
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: Instagram
Instagram is a free photo sharing application that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter, then share it on a variety of social networking services including Instagram's own. Instagram is compatible with the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and any Android camera phone.
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$715
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closed 3/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Hipster, Inc.

synopsis: AOL has announced that it has acquired iOS and Android photo-sharing app Hipster. Hipster's applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
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: Hipster, Inc.
Hipster, Inc. is an iOS and android photo-sharing app. Its applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
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closed 12/14/2011 via Company Press Release

RadiumOne, Inc., acquired Focal Labs

synopsis: RadiumOne, the first online ad network to leverage social data on the Web, announced the acquisition of Focal Labs, a technology platform and developer of the photo sharing and geo location apps Clixtr and PicBounce.
buyer: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is the first online ad network to leverage social data on the Web. Through its unique ShareGraphTM process, RadiumOne enables brands to identify users who are most likely to interact with their ads. "
target: Focal Labs
Focal Labs is a mobile photo apps company based in San Francisco. Focal Labs has been focused on turning your smartphone into a smartcamera since the launch of the Apple App Store. Its innovative products include Clixtr and PicBounce which are available in the App Store.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired MyPublisher, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired MyPublisher, one of the pioneers in the photo book industry and creator of easy-to-use photo book-making software.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: MyPublisher, Inc.
MyPublisher has established itself as one of the leaders in custom photo-book software, bookstore quality printing and superior customer service. MyPublisher has sold and shipped more than 5 million photo books since 2002.
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closed 1/7/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired ThisLife.com, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the market leader in digital personalized photo products and services, announced that it has acquired ThisLife, a cloud-based solution offering intuitive photo and video organization, storing and sharing.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing company and operates Shutterfly.com, Tiny Prints.com, Treat.com and Weddingpaperdivas.com. Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that allow consumers to preserve photos. "
target: ThisLife.com, Inc.
ThisLife is a complete cloud solution for protecting, organizing and sharing photos and videos. ThisLife combines the convenience and safety of the cloud with a beautiful interface and intuitive, one-of-a-kind features to make organizing and sharing life’s moments fun.
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closed 11/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, acquired Pulpfingers

synopsis: 500px, the photo-sharing site, announced that it has acquired the two-man French startup Pulpfingers, developer of iOS apps in the photography space, including an app for viewing 500px photos on the iPhone, ISO500.
buyer: 500px
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. "
target: Pulpfingers
Pulpfingers is a team of developer and designers devoted to create apps for the iPhone, iPad, Mac & iPod Touch. They are based in Strasbourg, France. Pulpfingers' Photopular is the first iPhone App thats supports Flickr Stats on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
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closed 2/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Visual China Group, acquired 500px

synopsis: Visual China Group, a top image licensing company, announced that it has acquired 100% of 500px shares through its wholly-owned subsidiary, VCG Hong Kong LTD. 500px is one of the leading online visual creative communities in the world, based in Canada. 500px is renowned globally for its community, image licensing, and custom photography.
buyer: Visual China Group (SZSE:000681:$132.68)
Visual China Group is among the top image licensing companies in the world. It is the go-to choice for creative and media professionals in China, and an award-winning leader in copyright protection. "
target: 500px
500px is one of the leading online visual creative communities in the world, based in Canada. With photographers around the world, the 500px community has produced unique image diversity and creative trends. 500px is renowned globally for its community, image licensing, and custom photography.
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closed 3/12/2014 via Reuters

500px, acquired Authintic

synopsis: 500px, a premier photography community for discovering, sharing, buying and selling inspiring photos, announced its acquisition of Authintic, an analytics technology company. The purchase brings additional data sciences and advertising industry expertise as 500px enters the photo licensing business.
buyer: 500px
500px is a premier photo community for discovering, sharing, buying and selling the highest quality photography. Millions of people visit the 500px website and mobile apps monthly from around the world to find the most inspiring photography. "
target: Authintic
Authintic is an analytics technology provider helping marketers use opt-in personal data for better advertising. Founded by an advertising executive and a data scientist, Authintic is leading the industry shift toward privacy-based advertising technologies.
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closed 11/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, acquired Pulpfingers

synopsis: 500px, the photo-sharing site, announced that it has acquired the two-man French startup Pulpfingers, developer of iOS apps in the photography space, including an app for viewing 500px photos on the iPhone, ISO500.
buyer: 500px
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. "
target: Pulpfingers
Pulpfingers is a team of developer and designers devoted to create apps for the iPhone, iPad, Mac & iPod Touch. They are based in Strasbourg, France. Pulpfingers' Photopular is the first iPhone App thats supports Flickr Stats on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
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announced 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, will acquire Algo Anywhere

synopsis: 500px announced that it has agreed to acquire Algo Anywhere, a provider of algorithmic recommendation solutions. 500px will fully integrate Algo’s recommendation engine into the 500px platform to further streamline and enhance image discovery and rating algorithms so that users are receiving even more personalized content.
buyer: 500px
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. "
target: Algo Anywhere
Algo Anywhere is a Canadian machine learning company dedicated to the development of easy-to-use, reliable and useful services developed with some of the latest results from the academic AI research community.
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closed 2/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Visual China Group, acquired 500px

synopsis: Visual China Group, a top image licensing company, announced that it has acquired 100% of 500px shares through its wholly-owned subsidiary, VCG Hong Kong LTD. 500px is one of the leading online visual creative communities in the world, based in Canada. 500px is renowned globally for its community, image licensing, and custom photography.
buyer: Visual China Group (SZSE:000681:$132.68)
Visual China Group is among the top image licensing companies in the world. It is the go-to choice for creative and media professionals in China, and an award-winning leader in copyright protection. "
target: 500px
500px is one of the leading online visual creative communities in the world, based in Canada. With photographers around the world, the 500px community has produced unique image diversity and creative trends. 500px is renowned globally for its community, image licensing, and custom photography.
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closed 10/11/2017 via Company Press Release

PPS. Imaging GmbH, acquired Klebefieber.de GmbH

synopsis: PPS. Imaging has acquired the entire business of the online retailer Klebefieber.de GmbH. Founded in Berlin in 2009, Klebefieber has comprehensive product portfolio of wall decorations, residential accessories, photo products and gift ideas that they sell through their e-commerce portal.
buyer parent: NORD Holding
buyer: PPS. Imaging GmbH
PPS. Imaging GmbH is one of the leading digital printing service providers in Europe. Their services include pre-print, large-format printing, display and packaging, industrial applications, post-print, and special products. "
target: Klebefieber.de GmbH
Founded in 2009 and based in Berlin, Klebefieber.de is an online retailer of wall decorations, photo products, and personalized gifts.
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closed 1/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Lulu Enterprises, Inc., acquired Replay Photos, LLC

synopsis: Lulu, the pioneer in independent publishing, announced the acquisition of Replay Photos, LLC, the industry leader in bringing licensed sports and professional photography and wall art products directly to consumers. It offers collage, NFL, NBA, MLS, MLL, AP photos, and personalized photos.
buyer: Lulu Enterprises, Inc.
Lulu provides worldwide distribution so that authors can reach readers just about anywhere via print, e-readers and tablet devices. As the leading independent self-publishing company, Lulu has enabled people in more than 225 countries and territories to self-publish nearly two million publications. "
target: Replay Photos, LLC
Replay Photos, LLC operates a Web-based service for selling photographic prints, custom framed photos, photos on canvas, and vinyl wall graphics. It offers collage, NFL, NBA, MLS, MLL, AP photos, and personalized photos.
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closed 8/14/2013 via Reuters

Elanders AB, acquired myphotobook GmbH

synopsis: Elanders AB announced that the Company has acquired Myphotobook GmbH, a European e-commerce company specializing in personalized photo products for consumers.
buyer: Elanders AB
Elanders AB operates in two segments. The Infologistics segment offers user information, product catalogues, and documentation that support market communication. The Infoprint segment produces information intensive printed matter for industrial and commercial companies. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: myphotobook GmbH
myphotobook is one of the most modern photo applications on the Internet. myphotobook allows users to design their own photo books, canvases, alu dibonds, photo calendars, posters and order photo prints.
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closed 12/19/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Snapjoy Inc.

synopsis: Dropbox has acquired Snapjoy. Snapjoy, Inc. develops and operates an online photo library and software application that imports media from anywhere and organizes them.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,321.30)
Dropbox is a free service that lets users bring photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, two MIT students tired of emailing files to themselves to work from more than one computer. "
target: Snapjoy Inc.
Snapjoy, Inc. develops and operates an online photo library and software application that imports media from anywhere and organizes them.
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closed 10/3/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired 1000Memories, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc., the world's largest online family history resource, announced it has acquired 1000memories Inc., the San Francisco-based startup that has been focused on helping people digitize and share the estimated 1.7 trillion paper photos stored in their albums, attics, and shoeboxes.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 2 million paying subscribers. Over 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 39 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target: 1000Memories, Inc.
Founded in 2010 in San Francisco, 1000memories makes it easy to digitize and share photos and stories from the past. 1000memories also operates the ShoeBox Mobile App, which allows users to turn their mobile phones into a photo scanner and share their images online and on-the-go.
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closed 4/25/2011 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired Tiny Prints, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tiny Prints, Inc., a privately-held ecommerce company offering stylish cards, invitations, personalized stationery and photo books.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service. Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that make it easy, convenient and fun for consumers to preserve their digital photos in a creative and thoughtful manner. "
target: Tiny Prints, Inc.
Tiny Prints, Inc. is comprised of www.tinyprints.com and www.weddingpaperdivas.com, two thriving ecommerce brands offering stylish cards, invitations, personalized stationery and photo books to customers from around the world.
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closed 1/18/2011 via Market Wire

Mixbook, acquired Scrapblog, Inc.

synopsis: Mixbook, a leader in personalized photo publishing, announced that it has acquired Scrapblog a leading online scrapbooking service. This acquisition cements Mixbook's leadership in the online digital scrapbooking market while enhancing its comprehensive product offerings for its more than five million combined customers.
buyer: Mixbook
Mixbook is a leader in personalized photo publishing -- a $10 billion market which includes scrapbooking, yearbooks, photo books, cards and stationery. Mixbook has differentiated itself through its superior user experience, outstanding customer service, and high-quality printed products. "
target: Scrapblog, Inc.
Scrapblog is the leader in online digital scrapbooking. Scrapblog has more than 2 million users and partnerships with leading photo sites including Photobucket as well as content partnerships with more than 30 leading content providers including Disney's D23, Me Too Mommy and House of Three.
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CafePress, will acquire Canvas On Demand, LLC

synopsis: CafePress, the leading source for custom printing, announced that it acquired Canvas On Demand, an online source for creating personalized custom canvases from users’ photographs, and its sister companies, Canvas On Demand Pro and Great Big Canvas.
buyer: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. Each month over 11 million shoppers visit CafePress to buy or create custom T-shirts, mugs, posters and other unique gifts that reflect their interests, passions, beliefs and affiliations. "
target: Canvas On Demand, LLC
Canvas on Demand is well known as the best place online to create custom art and canvases. Canvas on Demand take your prized photograph and transform it into an amazing canvas work of art.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Fox Interactive Media, Inc., acquired Photobucket inc

synopsis: Fox Interactive Media, Inc., a division of News Corporation, announced today that it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Photobucket.com, Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. 250 cash, 50 earnout
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Fox Interactive Media, Inc.
A division of News Corporation, Fox Interactive Media (FIM) offers a global, border-free online network that caters to consumers by giving them the platform and tools to express themselves, communicate with each other, and engage with the best music, TV, film, sports, information and more. "
target: Photobucket inc
Photobucket is the premier standalone photo and video sharing site, with over 22 million monthly unique users* around the world linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web sites.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/10/2019 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Shutterfly, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., a leading retailer and manufacturing platform dedicated to helping capture, preserve, and share life’s important moments, has agreed to be acquired by Apollo Global Management, LLC. Shutterfly specializes in personalized products and communications such as photo books, gifts, home décor, and cards and stationery.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,539.25)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets under management of approximately $303 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly is a retailer and manufacturing platform for personalized products and communications. Shutterfly has three divisions: Shutterfly Consumer, Lifetouch, and Shutterfly Business Solutions. The Shutterfly brand brings photos to life in photo books, gifts, home décor, and cards and stationery.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,871 [$2,737]
rev ($mm)
$2,087
EBITDA ($mm)
$217
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.6x
closed 6/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Max Media Group, acquired BB2Live.com

synopsis: Max Media Group, Inc., a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments, has closed the acquisition of the assets of www.BB2Live.com and the company's technology applications including Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Internet Radio, VOIP, and SMS text messaging.
buyer: Max Media Group (MXMI:$0.00)
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks. "
target: BB2Live.com
BB2Live's technology applications include Internet Radio Protocol, IPTV (Internet Television), VOIP and SMS text messaging. BB2Live has approximately 15 million subscribers and users of its various services.
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cancelled 9/27/2010 via

Cybermesh International Corp., cancelled merger with Media Galaxy

synopsis: Cybermesh International Corp. is pleased to announce that an overwhelming majority of the shareholders approved a merger with Media Galaxy, a Nevada incorporated company. Media Galaxy is an online entertainment company that transforms illegal file sharers into socially engaged e-commerce consumers.
buyer: Cybermesh International Corp. (CYTL:$0.00)
Cybermesh International Corp. was incorporated in the State of Nevada and is a holding company. "
target: Media Galaxy
Media Galaxy is an online entertainment company that transforms illegal file sharers into socially engaged e-commerce consumers. Partnered with essential stakeholders, they will offer the first entertainment lifestyle store with active participation from artists and celebrities.
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closed 3/1/2010 via Capital IQ

Geos Communications, Inc., acquired Duo Guo

synopsis: Geos Communications™, Inc, a leading developer and distributor of mobile applications and services, announced that it has acquired Duo Guo, China’s leading mobile content retail provider. Duo Guo is the primary and only legitimate retail channel for the discovery and download of licensed mobile media content in China.
buyer: Geos Communications, Inc. (GCMI:$0.00)
Geos Communications, Inc. is creating solutions for the rapidly growing global, mobile community. Geos provides products and applications for enterprises, small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) and consumers on the go. "
target: Duo Guo
Duo Guo owns and operates the leading retail platform for the discovery and download of mobile content and value-added services. Duo Guo is the primary and only legitimate retail channel for the discovery and download of licensed mobile media content in China.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 8/11/2009 via Capital IQ

ActionView International, Inc., cancelled merger with M3X Media, Inc.

synopsis: M3X Media, Inc. cancelled the acquisition of Actionview International Inc.
buyer: ActionView International, Inc.
ActionView International's operating subsidiary custom-designs, develops, and manufactures vividly illuminated motion billboards. ActionView places its signs into high traffic locations and markets advertising space on the signs. "
target: M3X Media, Inc.
M3X Media Inc. specializes in digital entertainment and multimedia with a core focus on portable multimedia solutions. Through its M3X Media and GruvMe Divisions, the company is at the forefront of cutting edge hardware, software, multimedia portals and media security solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

ShootDotEdit, LLC, acquired FotoSkribe

synopsis: ShootDotEdit, LLC announced it has acquired Fotoskribe. Fotoskribe is the leading expert in blogging as-a-service for the Pro Wedding and Portrait Photographer.
buyer: ShootDotEdit, LLC
ShootDotEdit is the premium post production partner for the Pro Wedding and Portrait Photographer. ShootDotEdit offers "Extra," a free event gallery hosting, event gallery marketing, and event gallery sales platform. "
target: FotoSkribe
Fotoskribe is the leading expert in blogging as-a-service for the Pro Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Over the years, Fotoskribe has earned the trust and reputation of creating best in class content and image publishing for its customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/25/2011 via PR Newswire

MyPublisher, Inc., acquired How Fast Time Flies

synopsis: MyPublisher, Inc., a leading internet supplier of photography-focused personalized printed products, announces the acquisition of How Fast Time Flies, a leading internet provider of digital scrapbook pages.
buyer: MyPublisher, Inc.
MyPublisher has established itself as the industry leader in custom photo book software, bookstore quality printing and superior customer service. MyPublisher's free software makes it easier to turn digital photos into stunning bookstore quality Photo Books. "
target: How Fast Time Flies
Founded in 2007, How Fast Time Flies' Digi-scrapbook® technology has revolutionized the process of preserving precious memories. Its award-winning website and photo application has attracted the attention of thousands of members and media ranging from PC Magazine to Parents.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 11/28/2007 via BusinessWire

Hi-Media Group, acquired Fotolog, Inc.

synopsis: Hi-Media Group has closed its acquisition of Fotolog, the world’s 18th most-trafficked website, to become one of the top 100 largest Internet properties in the world. The transaction creates a significant monetization opportunity for Hi-Media.
buyer: Hi-Media Group (ENXTPA:ADUX:$38.05)
Hi-media, the online media group, is one of the top Internet publishers in the world with more than 50 million unique visitors per month on its proprietary websites. Hi-media is also a leading European player in online advertising and electronic payment. "
target: Fotolog, Inc.
Fotolog, Inc. is the world’s largest photo-blogging community and one of the most actively-used social networks on the Internet. More than 10 million member accounts from more than 200 countries have shared more than 200 million photos since its inception in 2002.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
39.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Bobby Sager, Jeffrey B. Hecktman, acquired Blipfoto

synopsis: Blipfoto, the Edinburgh, Scotland based online daily photo journal and social networking service, announced that it has been acquired by Jeffrey B. Hecktman and Bobby Sager. Hecktman is a recognized turnaround specialist and Sager is a known philanthropist as well as the former president of Gordon Brothers.
buyer: Jeffrey B. Hecktman
buyer: Bobby Sager
Jeffrey Hecktman is a recognized turnaround specialist who has restructured and revitalized many underleveraged consumer brands. Bobby Sager is a recognized philanthropist and served as President of Gordon Brothers from 1985 until 2000. "
target: Blipfoto
Blipfoto is a fast-growing social media hub that allows people around the world keep a simple record of their daily life, by taking and sharing one photo to represent their day.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 7/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

AirBed & Breakfast, Inc., acquired DailyBooth, Inc.

synopsis: Airbnb has acquired DailyBooth, in what is essentially an acqui-hire of CEO Brian Pokorny and key design and engineering talent behind the company’s DailyBooth and Batch apps. Dailybooth was incubated out of Y Combinator in 2009, as a way for users to share daily photos of themselves with each other on the web.
buyer: AirBed & Breakfast, Inc.
Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces around the world online or from an iPhone device. "
target: DailyBooth, Inc.
DailyBooth, Inc. operates a social networking website that operates an online based photo sharing blog. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in the Palo Alto, California.
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Sungy Mobile Limited
Sungy Mobile Limited
Sungy Mobile Limited is a leading provider of mobile internet products and services globally with a focus on applications and mobile platform development. Sungy Mobile also operates 3G.cn, a popular mobile internet portal, and a large mobile reading service, in China.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$47.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.14
EBIT ($mm)
$12.85
Net Income ($mm)
$12.82
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Ticker: SNAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snap Inc.
Snap Inc.
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,270.21
EBITDA ($mm)
($1,067.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,160.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2884
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Ticker: BLAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blast Applications, Inc.
Blast Applications, Inc.
Blast Applications, Inc. is a premier creator and developer of applications for iPhone®, Twitter® and Facebook®, allowing users to have more fun, be productive and make social media sites easier to use and more intuitive than before.
year
2009
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Ticker: OTCPK:UMEW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UMeWorld Limited
UMeWorld Limited
UMeLook is an online video platform focused on bringing foreign video content to China. UMeLook is deployed through a sophisticated CDN (Content Delivery Network) with broad coverage throughout mainland China.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.03
EBIT ($mm)
($0.49)
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Ticker: AIM:MYSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MySQUAR
MySQUAR
MySQUAR is the first local-language social platform created to enrich the lives of the Myanmar people, through deep, accessible and rich online experiences. MySQUAR has established a diverse platform targeting mobile phone users in Myanmar with a large user base of over 22 million registered users.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.63
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.52)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.55)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
131
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Ticker: AIM:SYQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SyQic Plc
SyQic Plc
Yoonic was developed by SyQic, one of the fastest growing Over-The-Top (OTT) IPTV managed services companies in Asia. Yoonic TV provides users with their favorite channels, movies, TV series and other video content direct to their mobile device or tablet of their choice.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$7.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.10
EBIT ($mm)
$0.97
Net Income ($mm)
$0.17
Employees
42
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Ticker: SFLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shutterfly, Inc.
Shutterfly, Inc.
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,086.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$216.56
EBIT ($mm)
$80.97
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7094
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