Like LookFlow, Inc.

closed 10/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Flickr, acquired LookFlow, Inc.

synopsis: LookFlow, a startup that operates an online platform that enables people to find, explore, collect, and share all kinds of things they're interested in, announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo and will be joining the FLickr team. Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application.
buyer parent: Yahoo! Inc.
buyer: Flickr
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Flickr allows users to upload digital photos from computers and camera phones, and assemble them into albums that can be posted on blogs and shared with other users. "
target: LookFlow, Inc.
LookFlow, Inc. operates an online platform that enables people to find, explore, collect, and share all kinds of things they're interested in. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Mountain View, California.
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closed 6/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

CollX LLC, acquired Card Dealer Pro

synopsis: CollX, a fast-growing app for collectors to scan, value and sell sports cards, has acquired Card Dealer Pro to expand its offerings to dealers and stores. Card Dealer Pro's software offers a way to rapidly inventory cards, annotate and price cards, and list them for sale across multiple channels like eBay and Shopify.
buyer: CollX LLC
CollX is a free app for iOS and Android that gives any collector a way to scan, identify, and value tradings cards in seconds. From there they can build a collection, follow others, see their cards, and sell through a social marketplace. "
target: Card Dealer Pro
Card Dealer Pro is a subscription software that enables professional sellers like dealers and stores to scan large volumes of cards, create beautiful imagery for selling, automatically tag and annotate all card details, and cross-sell through multiple marketplaces.
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closed 3/13/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Funko, Inc., acquired Stashpedia

synopsis: Funko, Inc., a leading pop culture consumer products company, announced the relaunch of the Funko mobile application for iOS and Android. The new Funko app is consolidating features from Stashpedia, a free collecting tracker app acquired by Funko.
buyer: Funko, Inc. (FNKO:$686.07)
Funko is a pop culture products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek to connect with their favorite pop culture brands. "
target: Stashpedia
Stashpedia is a free collecting tracker app. Stashpedia's platform provides collectors a one stop place to manage their collection, lookup information, and interact with the collector community.
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closed 6/23/2014 via Market Wire

Wiless Controls Inc., acquired Next Galaxy Corp.

synopsis: Wiless Controls Inc. is pleased to announce that it has purchased the Next Galaxy project which will effect a name change to Next Galaxy Corp. It's mission is to bring to market technology solutions that provide easy and convenient tools and resources for people to meet, communicate and connect through shared interests, events and experiences.
buyer: Wiless Controls Inc. (OTCPK:WILS:$0.00)
Wiless Controls is a pioneer in the market for embedded wireless tracking solutions that enable consumers and companies to reduce cost and increase control of remote assets. "
target: Next Galaxy Corp.
Next Galaxy Corp is an entertainment technology company that provides easy and convenient tools for people to connect through shared experiences, events and activities.
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$2.20
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closed 8/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

tape.tv, acquired Amen

synopsis: tape.tv ag, an online music video station, has acquired Amen Internet GmbH. They have made two apps, Thanks and Amen. Amen is the place for creating and sharing opinions about the extraordinary things in life.
buyer: tape.tv
tape.tv is music television for the digital future. The music channel combines individualised entertainment with effortless usability. With just one click the user determines his personalised programming according to his own preferences. "
target: Amen
Amen Internet is small Berlin based company with a passion for delivering you the best of everything. They have made two apps, Thanks and Amen. Amen is the place for creating and sharing opinions about the extraordinary things in life.
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closed 4/17/2012 via PE Hub

Groupon, Inc., acquired Ditto.me

synopsis: Groupon has acquired social recommendation app Ditto.me. Ditto lets consumers find out what their friends are up to, have a conversation or get a group together. Ditto makes it easy to get recommendations about restaurants, movies and things to do from any smartphone.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. "
target: Ditto.me
Ditto lets consumers find out what their friends are up to, have a conversation or get a group together. Ditto makes it easy to get recommendations about restaurants, movies and things to do from any smartphone.
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announced 7/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Somoto Ltd., will acquire Genieo Innovation Ltd.

synopsis: Somoto Ltd. has signed an agreement to fully acquire Genieo Innovation, the creator of the ultimate recommendation engine which automatically updates its content, reflecting the changing personal interests and needs of each individual. Genieo’s platform enables the continuous organization and updating of micro-targeted information.
buyer: Somoto Ltd. (TASE:SMTO:$29.63)
Somoto provides freeware and shareware developers with a straightforward and simple method to monetize, enhance and distribute their offerings through various tools including the Somoto Toolbar Platform. "
target: Genieo Innovation Ltd.
Genieo is the creator of the ultimate recommendation engine which automatically updates its content, reflecting the changing personal interests and needs of each individual. Genieo’s platform enables the continuous organization and updating of micro-targeted information.
price ($mm)
$17
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closed 11/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Capital One Financial Corp., acquired Bundle Corporation

synopsis: Capital One, a diversified financial services company, has acquired Bundle Corporation, an analytical tool that tracks consumer spending habits in certain areas, and then compares those habits with consumers in other areas.
buyer: Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF:$30,593.00)
Capital One is a diversified financial services company that offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One has one of the most widely recognized brands in America. "
target: Bundle Corporation
Bundle Corporation is a company focused on helping people save and spend better. Its money management tools in My Money can help clients analyze their own spending and savings, and compare it to how other people in the same situation are spending their money.
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closed 5/20/2013 via BusinessWire

Pinsight Media+, acquired Handmark Inc.

synopsis: Sprint announced that it has acquired Handmark Inc. and its subsidiary OneLouder Apps Inc., a leading mobile app developer and advertising company. The combined teams will further enhance Sprint’s Pinsight Media+TM advertising service.
buyer parent: Sprint Nextel
buyer: Pinsight Media+
Pinsight Media+ offers the latest in unparalleled targeting, unique campaign placements, and insightful analytics. "
target: Handmark Inc.
Handmark is a leading provider of entertainment, information and productivity applications for mobile phones. The company offers a comprehensive range of mobile media solutions for consumers, as well as businesses.
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announced 1/29/2008 via PR Newswire

BroadWebAsia, Inc., will acquire Linktone Ltd.

synopsis: BroadWebAsia, Inc. a leading online entertainment network in China disclosed that it has presented a formal proposal for investment in, and restructuring of, Linktone Ltd. Under terms of the proposed BWA transaction, BWA or its affiliates will purchase not less than 60% of Linktone's outstanding shares.
buyer: BroadWebAsia, Inc.
BroadWebAsia, Inc. is a fast growing and diversified internet company focused on Chinese online communities and digital advertising. By acquiring controlling interests in 7 fast growing and well managed Chinese websites, BWA has built a powerful, synergistic network. "
target: Linktone Ltd.
Linktone Ltd. is a leading provider of wireless interactive entertainment products and services in China. Linktone provides a diverse portfolio of services to wireless consumers, with a particular focus on media, entertainment and communications.
price ($mm)
$97*
rev ($mm)
$53
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
3.1x
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17.4x
announced 4/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

LX Ventures Inc., will acquire Mobio Identity Systems, Inc.

synopsis: LX Ventures Inc. ("LXV") and Mobio Technologies Inc. announced that LXV has entered into a term sheet to acquire Mobio. Mobio's flagship product, Mobio INsider, is a leading fan-directed content network for social media influencers and their fans.
buyer: LX Ventures Inc. (ITT.V:$0.00)
LX Ventures is a publicly-traded startup technology incubator that launches, acquires and integrates silicon valley style early-stage, high-growth technology companies. "
target: Mobio Identity Systems, Inc.
Mobio Technologies flagship product, Mobio INsider, is a leading fan directed content network and gamification platform that rewards music fans with content they have a hand in creating from the artists they love and connects brands to their desired audiences.
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$0.37
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announced 4/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aeria Inc., will acquire Liber Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Aeria Inc., a provider of online game services, has agreed to acquire 100% stake in Liber Entertainment Inc., a provider of online gaming software services. Both companies are based in Japan.
buyer: Aeria Inc. (JASDAQ:3758:$186.90)
Aeria Inc. primarily engages in IT services and the delivery of online games. The company also provides game software development, business systems development, and data center services. In addition, it involves in temporary staffing and real estate leasing operations. "
target: Liber Entertainment Inc.
Liber Entertainment is a provider of online gaming software services. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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announced 10/10/2013 via Company Press Release

Wuhu Shunrong Auto Parts Co., Ltd., will acquire Shanghai 37wan Network

synopsis: Wuhu Shunrong Auto Parts Co., Ltd. agreed to acquire a 60% stake in Shanghai 37wan Network and Technology Co., Ltd. The company operates all kinds of domestic, popular web games, covering RPG. simulators, puzzles, and other game types, that involve mythology, and martial arts.
buyer: Wuhu Shunrong Auto Parts Co., Ltd. (SZSE:00255:$47.54)
Wuhu Shunrong Auto Parts Company Limited produces and sells auto parts. The Company's main business is the development, production and sales of multi-layer auto plastic fuel tank. "
target: Shanghai 37wan Network
Shanghai 37wan Network and Technology Co. operates all kinds of domestic, popular web games, covering RPG. simulators, puzzles, and other game types, that involve mythology, and martial arts.
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announced 4/9/2012 via Forbes

Zhejiang Daily Media Holding Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Zhejiang Daily Media Group Co., Ltd. agreed to acquire Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. for approximately $56 million. Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd. operates a network personal computer game platform in China.
buyer: Zhejiang Daily Media Holding Group Co., Ltd. (SHSE:600633:$511.85)
Zhejiang Daily Media Group is a state-controlled media company based in Hangzhou, China. They publish a daily newspaper, "Zhejiang Daily." "
target parent: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
target: Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd. operates a network personal computer game platform in China. It allows users to find and connect with other players of the same personal computer game through the Internet. The company is based in Shanghai, China.
price ($mm)
$56
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announced 2/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

NCsoft Corporation, will acquire Ntreev Soft Co., Ltd.

synopsis: NCsoft Corporation announced that it will acquire Ntreev Soft Co., Ltd., a Korea-based online game producer and software developer, to develop casual games business.
buyer: NCsoft Corporation
NCsoft Corporation develops and publishes online games. Its online games include Aion, City of Heroes, Guild Wars, and Lineage. The company also publishes casual games in various regional markets. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea and operations all over the world. "
target parent: SK Telecom
target: Ntreev Soft Co., Ltd.
Ntreev Soft Co., Ltd. develops online games. The company offers 3D casual online, multiplayer online, and PC-online games. It serves the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Europe markets.
price ($mm)
$98*
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$49
EBITDA ($mm)
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2.6x
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closed 12/15/2011 via BNC Analysis

StubHub, Inc, acquired Zvents, Inc.

synopsis: Ticketing giant StubHub, owned by eBay, has acquired local event-discovery and promotion service Zvents, according to eBay’s internal employee blog eBayInk. By providing the best in local search, Zvents intuitively connects people with their interests and favorite sources of entertainment.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: StubHub, Inc
StubHub is the fan's ticket marketplace, enabling customers to buy and sell tickets at fair market value. The company's unique open marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient, and highly reliable environment. "
target: Zvents, Inc.
Zvents is a powerful search engine with groundbreaking algorithms and revolutionary search technology. By providing the best in local search, Zvents intuitively connects people with their interests and favorite sources of entertainment.
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closed 10/26/2006 via PR Newswire

Power Play Development Corp, acquired NLOP, Inc.

synopsis: Power Play Development Corp. has entered into a Share Exchange & Acquisition Agreement with NLOP, Inc., a privately held Delaware corporation based in Framingham, MA. The Boards of Directors and a majority of shareholders of both Power Play and NLOP approved the terms of the Share Exchange & Acquisition Agreement.
buyer: Power Play Development Corp (US:PWPY:$0.00)
Power Play Development Corp. trades on OTC Pinksheets under the ticker symbol: "PWPY". "
target: NLOP, Inc.
NLOP is the first contest web site that is exclusively for Poker enthusiasts. NLOP is a US based gaming and promotions company. Our site is intended for entertainment purposes and not for gambling in any way.
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closed 11/3/2004 via BusinessWire

The Mobile Media Company AS, acquired Cee.tv Format

synopsis: The Mobile Media Company announced the acquisition of Cee.tv Format, one of the leading suppliers of interactive content and technology for television, mass marketing, and enterprise solutions.
buyer parent: SinglePoint
buyer: The Mobile Media Company AS
The Mobile Media Company AS is an independent, global provider of wireless games, interactive entertainment services and mobile marketing applications. "
target: Cee.tv Format
Cee.tv Format was established in 2000 by a group of seasoned broadcast executives and have developed numerous Interactive TV shows, viewer generated TV content, strong graphical on-screen solutions, interactive mass marketing applications, and enterprise solutions.
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closed 4/12/2004 via PR Newswire

GigaMedia Limited, acquired Grand Virtual, Inc.

synopsis: GigaMedia Limited, a diversified provider of broadband and entertainment services, announced today that it has acquired Grand Virtual, a privately held software developer and application service provider based in the Boston area, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$32.5 million.
buyer: GigaMedia Limited (GIGM:$10.77)
GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of broadband and entertainment services, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Through its subsidiary Cambridge Entertainment Software, the Company develops software for online entertainment services, including the global online gaming market. "
target: Grand Virtual, Inc.
Grand Virtual develops software for online entertainment services, including online gaming and social networking. Grand Virtual, as an application service provider, also offers "turnkey" solutions for games of skill and chance, which it sells predominantly to online licensees in Europe and Asia.
price ($mm)
$33
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closed 10/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Flickr, acquired LookFlow, Inc.

synopsis: LookFlow, a startup that operates an online platform that enables people to find, explore, collect, and share all kinds of things they're interested in, announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo and will be joining the FLickr team. Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application.
buyer parent: Yahoo! Inc.
buyer: Flickr
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Flickr allows users to upload digital photos from computers and camera phones, and assemble them into albums that can be posted on blogs and shared with other users. "
target: LookFlow, Inc.
LookFlow, Inc. operates an online platform that enables people to find, explore, collect, and share all kinds of things they're interested in. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Mountain View, California.
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announced 4/20/2018 via BusinessWire

SmugMug, will acquire Flickr

synopsis: SmugMug, the largest, most comprehensive, independent photo management platform in the world, has agreed to purchase Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration and is home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups.
buyer: SmugMug
Home to more than four billion photos, SmugMug is the most popular photography site in the world. SmugMug provides passionate photographers at any level of experience a place to store, share and sell high-quality photos. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Flickr
Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration. Home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups, photography lovers come to Flickr to share their passion.
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closed 10/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Flickr, acquired LookFlow, Inc.

synopsis: LookFlow, a startup that operates an online platform that enables people to find, explore, collect, and share all kinds of things they're interested in, announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo and will be joining the FLickr team. Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application.
buyer parent: Yahoo! Inc.
buyer: Flickr
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Flickr allows users to upload digital photos from computers and camera phones, and assemble them into albums that can be posted on blogs and shared with other users. "
target: LookFlow, Inc.
LookFlow, Inc. operates an online platform that enables people to find, explore, collect, and share all kinds of things they're interested in. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Mountain View, California.
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announced 4/20/2018 via BusinessWire

SmugMug, will acquire Flickr

synopsis: SmugMug, the largest, most comprehensive, independent photo management platform in the world, has agreed to purchase Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration and is home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups.
buyer: SmugMug
Home to more than four billion photos, SmugMug is the most popular photography site in the world. SmugMug provides passionate photographers at any level of experience a place to store, share and sell high-quality photos. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Flickr
Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration. Home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups, photography lovers come to Flickr to share their passion.
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closed 11/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Cooliris, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. has acquired Cooliris, Inc., a developer of photo apps. They offer Android gallery, the native photo application on Android-based phones and BeamIt, a visual messaging app.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Cooliris, Inc.
Cooliris is the leader in creating the world’s most beautiful messaging and media experiences for mobile and web consumers. Their Gallery app on Android is a top 10 mobile app in the U.S. They also offer BeamIt, a new visual messaging app where private messaging meets stunning photo sharing.
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closed 7/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Poplar, acquired Svrf, Inc.

synopsis: Poplar, a leading 3D and augmented reality (AR) creative platform in the UK, has acquired Svrf, Inc., a face filter camera app that enables anyone to create and share 3D filters on their phone. Svrf lets users record videos and take selfies so they can respond to their friends' texts with the coolest, cutest, and funniest filters.
buyer: Poplar
Poplar is a leading 3D and augmented reality (AR) creative platform in the UK. Poplar makes it easy for businesses to affordably build their own AR experience. The platform allows users to create AR face filters, image trackers, mini-games, business cards and world effects. "
target: Svrf, Inc.
Svrf is a face filter camera app that enables anyone to create and share 3D filters on their phone. Svrf lets users record videos and take selfies so they can respond to their friends' texts with the coolest, cutest, and funniest filters.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Candy Capital, acquired Blippar

synopsis: The intellectual property of Blippar, the UK-based AR startup has been acquired by one of its investors, Candy Ventures. Blippar is the world's fastest growing image recognition and augmented reality app.
buyer: Candy Capital
Based in the United Kingdom, Candy Capital is a privately-held family office established by British entrepreneur and businessman Nick Candy to manage his personal business interests and group of companies. "
target: Blippar
UK-Based, Blippar is the world's fastest growing image recognition and augmented reality app. Blippar enables users to instantaneously pull interactive digital content directly from the environment around them, their favorite publications and objects via their iOS, Android or Windows devices.
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closed 9/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Qualcomm Incorporated, acquired Euvision Technologies BV

synopsis: Qualcomm has acquired Euvision Technologies, a specialist in image recognition applications powered by artificial intelligence, originally spun out of the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Its first publicly released app was Impala, an app for iOS and Android that “reads” and organises photos on phone into different categories.
buyer: Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM:$36,036.00)
Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. "
target: Euvision Technologies BV
Euvision Technologies BV develops a detection software for use in analyzing digital photographic and film material content. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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closed 10/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Anchovi Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Dropbox, Inc., a free service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos anywhere and share them easily, acquired Anchovi Labs, which develops software to help people organize, browse and share their personal photo collection.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,913.90)
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your 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: Anchovi Labs, Inc.
Anchovi Labs, Inc. develops software to organize, browse, and share photo collection.
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announced 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Nokia Corporation, will acquire Scalado AB

synopsis: Nokiaa, world leader in mobile communications, is to acquire Scalado, a provider of imaging technologies, applications, and engineering services for the camera phone industry.
buyer: Nokia Corporation (NOK:$26,163.38)
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging. "
target: Scalado AB
Scalado AB provides imaging technologies, applications, and engineering services for the camera phone industry.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BusinessWire

ImageQuix, acquired Capturelife

synopsis: ImageQuix and PhotoLynx, two industry leading high volume photography solutions backed by ASG, announced it has acquired Capturelife, a digital delivery and engagement solution that serves school, sports, events, attraction and resort photographers and labs.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: ImageQuix
Founded in 1997, ImageQuix has been serving the needs of professional photographers for 21 years, and is the leading provider of end-to-end workflow and ecommerce solutions in the high-volume photography industry. "
target: Capturelife
Capturelife is a digital technology platform that allows for seamless photo sharing, making it easier to share and relive personal and professional memories of life’s most important experiences.
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Orbo.ai, acquired Gemia

synopsis: Mumbai-based Computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) startup, Orbo.ai has acquired photo-editing platform Gemia to bolster its intellectual property and product portfolio. Gemia is powered by computer vision and AI algorithms, and understands the scene semantics, analyses defects, and edits images.
buyer: Orbo.ai
Orbo is a disruptive visual intelligence company that harnesses Computer vision and Deep Learning as their core technologies. They are dedicated towards spearheading break-through research and development in Deep Learning technology. "
target parent: ARVI VR
target: Gemia
Gemia is a personal tool to professionally improve photos in just one click. Powered by computer vision and AI algorithms, it understands the scene semantics, analyses defects, and edits images.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Chroma Labs

synopsis: Twitter Inc. is acquiring Chroma Labs, a startup company that develops photo and video-editing tools. Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Chroma Labs
Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
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closed 12/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Spectral Edge

synopsis: Apple has purchased UK-based photography company Spectral Edge, an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Spectral Edge
Spectral Edge is an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

TikTok, acquired GeoGif

synopsis: TikTok, a leading app for short-form mobile videos, has acquired GeoGif, a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: TikTok
TikTok is a leading app for short-form mobile videos. TikTok makes it easy for people to discover and make their own awesome videos by capturing funny and memorable moments to share with the world. Users can also add special effects filters, fun stickers, music, and more. "
target: GeoGif
GeoGif is a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Teleport Future Technologies, Inc

synopsis: Snap, which developed Snapchat, acquired the startup Teleport Future Technologies, Inc. Teleport Future Technologies became famous due to its Teleport app which allows users to realistically change their hair color on selfies.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$2,813.73)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: Teleport Future Technologies, Inc
Teleport is an app which allows users to realistically change their hair color on selfies. Edit photos automatically with Teleport - a brand new app powered by latest artificial intelligence technologies.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 12/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Mixbook, acquired WedPics

synopsis: Mixbook, an award-winning online design tool for creating beautiful printed photo goods, has acquired WedPics, a leading photo sharing platform focused on weddings. WedPics allows couples to coordinate and manage the sharing of photos and social media of their wedding in an individualized private portal.
buyer: Mixbook
Mixbook is an online design destination that enables consumers to transform their photos into beautifully designed, one-of-a-kind photo products. Mixbook combines a seamless UX and technology expertise with stunning design, allowing consumers to create photo products that truly reflect their style. "
target: WedPics
WedPics is a leading photo sharing platform focused on weddings. WedPics allows couples to coordinate and manage the sharing of photos and social media of their wedding in an individualized private portal. The platform provides unlimited guests, unlimited downloads, filters, a custom URL, and more.
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Skype Technologies SA, acquired SWNG Technologies

synopsis: Skype will soon support a new feature called “living photos” following the news that its owner Microsoft Corp. has acquired Swing Technologies. Swing is the startup behind the popular SWNG mobile application. SWNG allows users to create and share “photo-based moments” that play a snippet of video once clicked on.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Skype Technologies SA
Skype is a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. "
target: SWNG Technologies
Swing’s mission is to reimagine the photograph. Its debut app, SWNG, launched in 2016 through a unique partnership with Polaroid, allows users to create interactive ‘living photos’. The result is a new visual medium to stand alongside photos and videos.
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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 9/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Regaind

synopsis: Apple, Inc. has acquired Regaind, a small French startup that specializes in sorting digital pictures. The company’s activities include reviewing, tagging, and rating images on various criteria. They are based in Paris, France.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Regaind
Regaind is a small French startup that specializes in sorting digital pictures. The company’s activities include reviewing, tagging, and rating images on various criteria. They are based in Paris, France.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired AIMatter

synopsis: Google has announced that it has acquired AIMatter, a Belarusian startup that transforms selfies using artificial intelligence on Android and iOS apps. AIMatter was founded in 2016, and is known for its Fabby app, which allows users to edit selfies, similar to the mask function on Snapchat.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
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: AIMatter
AIMatter is a Belarusian startup that transforms selfies using artificial intelligence on Android and iOS apps. AIMatter was founded in 2016, and is known for its Fabby app, which allows users to edit selfies, similar to the mask function on Snapchat.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mylestoned, acquired Heirloom

synopsis: Mylestoned, a young Boston startup aiming to develop a more interactive and meaningful way of digitally memorializing the dead, has acquired the photo-scanning technology of Heirloom, a small San Francisco firm.
buyer: Mylestoned
Mylestoned is reframing death through the transformation and discovery of dynamic, meaningful, digital memories. Mylestoned is creating a digital repository for preserving memories of loved ones. "
target: Heirloom
Heirloom Technology, Inc. designs and develops mobile application that transforms photographic prints into digital images using a user's Smartphone camera. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 6/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Snapchat, Inc., acquired Seene

synopsis: Snapchat, a photo messaging application, has acquired 3D photo app maker Seene. Seene lets people capture a more life-like representation of the world around them to share in the app and online.
buyer: Snapchat, Inc. (SNAP:$2,813.73)
Snapchat is a photo messaging application that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "Snaps". "
target: Seene
Seene is a mobile app for taking and sharing 3D photos. Seene lets people capture a more life-like representation of the world around them to share in the app and online.
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