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closed 7/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired MadBits

synopsis: Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits, a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: MadBits
MADBITS is a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
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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:$161,857.00)
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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announced 1/29/2014 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire Digitalsmiths Corp.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television market, announced that it will acquire Digitalsmiths, the Pay-TV industry's most broadly adopted cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offering products on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. "
target: Digitalsmiths Corp.
Built for service providers, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers, Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery® enables personalized discovery experiences that instantly connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available, at any time, on any screen.
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closed 12/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

KT Corporation, acquired Enswers Inc.

synopsis: KT Corp., provider of integrated telecommunications services in Korea, has bought local video search technology company, Enswers. Enswers develops a suite of multimedia search, content monitoring, and contextual video advertising products that are based on VideoFuse audio/video signal processing and clustering technologies.
buyer: KT Corporation (KOSE:A030200:$20,857.79)
KT Corporation provides integrated telecommunications services in Korea. Its principal services include mobile telecommunications services, telephone services, including local, domestic/international long-distance fixed-line and voice over Internet protocol telephone services, and more. "
target: Enswers Inc.
Enswers Inc. operates as a video search technology company that develops a suite of multimedia search, content monitoring, and contextual video advertising products that are based on VideoFuse audio/video signal processing and clustering technologies.
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closed 12/16/2010 via PR Newswire

Tribune Media Services, acquired CastTV Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Media Services (TMS), a leading provider of entertainment information databases, announced that it has acquired CastTV, a leader in video search, indexing and data technologies for discovering TV shows, movies and other online video content.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: Tribune Media Services
Tribune Interactive, a subsidiary of Tribune Company, manages the interactive operations of major daily newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday and their associated websites, plus all aspects of Tribune's print and online classified advertising operations. "
target: CastTV Inc.
CastTV is a leading video search platform that reaches over 4 million consumers monthly. CastTV's innovative technology enables the search and navigation of video content across the "three screens" of computer, television, and mobile.
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closed 11/22/2011 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired VideoSurf Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has announced the acquisition of video discovery technology company VideoSurf Inc. Founded in 2006, VideoSurf offers a back-end computer vision technology that "sees" frames inside videos to make discovering content fast, easy and accurate.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$134,249.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target parent: Pitango Venture Capital
target: VideoSurf Inc.
VideoSurf Inc. is a California-based video discovery technology company. Using a unique combination of new computer vision and fast computation methods, VideoSurf has taught computers to “see” inside videos to find content in a fast, efficient, and scalable way.
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closed 6/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Crunchyroll, acquired Redux

synopsis: Crunchyroll has announced that it has acquired Redux. The company makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Crunchyroll has over 20,000 videos and 10,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles on Crunchyroll.com. "
target: Redux
Redux makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
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closed 8/23/2012 via PR Newswire

Rebellion Media Group Inc, acquired TVDuck.com

synopsis: Rebellion Media has solidified its presence in the entertainment vertical with the acquisition of a portfolio of video search engine properties, highlighted by TVDuck.com. Tvduck.com lets users watch tv, movies, documentaries, music videos, funny video clips, sports clips, share and enjoy free videos.
buyer: Rebellion Media Group Inc
Rebellion Media is a leading digital media company. They create and acquire digital media properties within their targeted categories (health & wellness, technology, entertainment and sports) and power them with an innovative content, traffic and monetization platform. "
target: TVDuck.com
Tvduck.com lets users watch TV, movies, documentaries, music videos, funny video clips, sports clips, share and enjoy free videos.
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closed 12/22/2011 via PE Hub

Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc, acquired SetJam, Inc.

synopsis: Video discovery startup SetJam has been acquired by Motorola Mobility. SetJam was founded in June 2009, with the goal of making online TV easy. The company's Data Integrity Engine has set a new standard for online TV and movie listings, and its innovative data products have radically simplified the integration process.
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: SetJam, Inc.
SetJam was founded in June 2009, with the goal of making online TV easy. SetJam's Data Integrity Engine has set a new standard for online TV and movie listings, and its innovative data products have radically simplified the integration process.
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closed 1/10/2006 via

America Online, Inc., acquired Truveo, Inc.

synopsis: Internet video search pioneer Truveo, Inc. has been acquired by America Online, Inc., solidifying AOL's leadership position as the premier destination for a full suite of video and search services. AOL's acquisition agreement with Truveo was signed and closed on December 21, 2005. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: America Online, Inc. (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: Truveo, Inc.
Truveo, headquartered in Burlingame, Calif., is building the most comprehensive search engine for video on the Web. The company's unique Visual Crawler technology enables Truveo to find videos that current search engines miss, and deliver highly relevant and up-to-the-minute results to users.
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closed 6/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

ConnecTV, Inc., acquired tweetTV, Inc.

synopsis: ConnecTV is buying TweetTV to add more analytics features to a network that already lets people watch, create and share six-second video clips of TV shows with others via an iOS app. tweetTV is a cloud-based, API /white label ready social TV platform. It includes a dynamic, real time, localized TV guide.
buyer: ConnecTV, Inc.
ConnecTV is a social video app for TV fans that lets users CLIP and SHARE TV. Users can select their favorite six second TV "moment" with a single touch, and share it on the app for others to see. "
target: tweetTV, Inc.
tweetTV is a cloud-based, API /white label ready social TV platform. It includes a dynamic, real time, localized TV guide that helps people find "what to watch" by listing programs in terms of real-time popularity.
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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:$161,857.00)
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 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 4/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bustle, acquired Elite Daily

synopsis: Bustle, a digital media company that caters to millennial women, has acquired Elite Daily from Daily Mail. Elite Daily is a general interest site for millenials with 20 million unique monthly visitors. They also produce original videos that generate about 60 million monthly views.
buyer: Bustle
Bustle is a digital media company for and by women. Bustle delivers everything women want to know, see, and read right now whether they're starting their work day, taking a study break, waiting for a flight, preparing a bottle for their kid, or doing something else entirely. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Elite Daily
Elite Daily is a general interest site for millenials. They also produce original videos that generate about 60 million monthly views. Elite Daily’s goal is to create a highly engaging, socially driven content platform that would radically change and redefine the meaning of a media publication.
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closed 1/30/2015 via New York Times

DailyMail.com, acquired Elite Daily

synopsis: DailyMail.com, a British tabloid that became an online behemoth with fast, salacious stories, announced that it has bought Elite Daily, a website aimed at millennials. Elite Daily, which describes itself as “the voice of Generation Y,” specializes in articles and videos intended to be shared online.
buyer: DailyMail.com
DailyMail.com is a British tabloid that became an online behemoth with fast, salacious stories Daily Mail is the world’s biggest English language newspaper website with over 180 million unique visitors per month. "
target: Elite Daily
With an audience of over 55 million monthly readers, Elite Daily has established the largest, fastest growing community of millennial voices on the web. Elite Daily is a highly engaging, socially driven content platform that changes and redefines the meaning of a media publication.
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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. (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. "
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 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 BNC Analysis

Art.com, Inc., acquired Zenfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Art.com Inc., the world's easiest place to discover, experience and buy art, has announced the acquisition of Zenfolio Inc. Zenfolio is a leading destination for professional and amateur photographers who need an online platform to upload, display, share, sell and market their photos and services.
buyer: Art.com, Inc.
Art.com Inc. is the world's largest online specialty retailer of high-quality wall art. The company offers custom framing and specialty printing, interactive visualization tools to help people find the perfect piece of art for their space and an app for iPad called artCircles. "
target: Zenfolio, Inc.
Zenfolio is a leading destination for professional and amateur photographers who need an online platform to upload, display, share, sell and market their photos and services. Through its subscription-based service, photographers have all the tools necessary to create their own successful websites.
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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 7/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired fotocommunity GmbH

synopsis: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG has bought fotocommunity GmbH, a company that operates an Internet community for amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts in Europe. The company also offers videocommunity.com, a platform for filmmakers, video-artists, and musicians, as well as offers online digital imaging services.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, through its subsidiaries, operates as a publishing company in Europe. It publishes magazines and electronic supplementary products in the areas of engineering, management, construction, administration, dentistry, and law and tax. "
target: fotocommunity GmbH
fotocommunity GmbH operates an Internet community for amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts in Europe. The company also offers videocommunity.com, a platform for filmmakers, video-artists, and musicians, as well as offers online digital imaging services.
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closed 7/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired MadBits

synopsis: Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits, a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: MadBits
MADBITS is a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
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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:$3,459.33)
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 11/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Aiden

synopsis: AI-powered marketing platform Aiden has been acquired by Twitter. Aiden's machine learning powered software provides recommendations for social media advertisers and content creators, detecting anomalies in cost per acquisition and automatically allocating budget. They are based in London, UK.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
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: Aiden
Aiden's machine learning powered software provides recommendations for social media advertisers and content creators, detecting anomalies in cost per acquisition and automatically allocating budget. They are based in London, UK.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Lightwell

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Lightwell, a company that was founded on the mission of ushering in a new era of interactive storytelling, engaging people in new and delightful ways. The Lightwell tool helps create story apps that are downloaded millions of times.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
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: Lightwell
Hullabalu developed Lightwell software to create an original story series for children called The Adventures of Pan, which became a top seller in over 38 countries. Lightwell enables designers to create and ship animations across devices without developers having to recreate them by hand in Apple’s
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Fabula AI

synopsis: Twitter announced that it has acquired U.K.-based artificial-intelligence startup Fabula AI. Fabula AI is a deep learning startup that has been developing technology to try to identify online disinformation by looking at patterns in how fake information vs genuine news spreads online.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
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: Fabula AI
Fabula AI is a deep learning startup that has been developing technology to try to identify online disinformation by looking at patterns in how fake information vs genuine news spreads online.
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closed 4/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Highly

synopsis: Highly, a Madison and San Francisco tech startup that offers an online text highlighting tool, has been “acquihired” by Twitter. Enjoy Highly free on iPhone and iPad, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Slack.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
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: Highly
Highly is a Madison and San Francisco tech startup that offers an online text highlighting tool. Enjoy Highly free on iPhone and iPad, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Slack.
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announced 6/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., will acquire Smyte

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has agreed to acquire Smyte, a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in safety, spam, and security issues. Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Smyte
Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps. Its solutions blends manual heuristics, machine learning, and proprietary reputation data to help safety and risk teams proactively stop spam, fraud, bots, phishing, harassment, and account takeover.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Fabric

synopsis: Google has acquired Twitter’s mobile app developer platform Fabric, as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system. Twitter launched Fabric as a modular SDK in 2014 to allow developers to pick and choose different tools to improve their apps, and it now serves apps reaching 2.5 billion users built by 580,000 developers.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
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: Twitter, Inc.
target: Fabric
Fabric is a platform that helps mobile teams build better apps, understand their users, and grow their business. Crashlytics Inc creates technology to locate and fix crashes in mobile device applications.
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closed 12/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Twitter, Inc., acquired Yes, Inc.

synopsis: Yes, Inc. ("Yes") will be joining Twitter. Yes is a company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android and more. In the coming weeks, they’ll be shutting down apps to focus on their new efforts.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Yes, Inc.
Yes is a small company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android, PayPal and more.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired IXOMOXI

synopsis: Twitter, a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired a virtual reality startup called IXOMOXI. IXOMOXI develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: IXOMOXI
IXOMOXI, Inc. develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Twitter, Inc., acquired Magic Pony Technology

synopsis: Twitter announced it has acquired Magic Pony Technology, a London-based developer of machine learning and visual processing technology, expanding the machine learning capabilities in Twitter's video technology and adding valuable talent to the company's Cortex team.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Magic Pony Technology
Magic Pony Technology develops state-of-the-art machine learning based approaches for visual processing on web, desktop and mobile, filing over 20 international patents and publishing at top conferences along the way.
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closed 4/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Peer, Inc.

synopsis: Microblogging platform Twitter has acquired employee and manager feedback startup Peer founded by former Salesforce chief operating officer George Hu. Peer is an organizational feedback tool where employees can monitor their performance continuously.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Peer, Inc.
Peer is an organizational feedback tool where employees can monitor their performance continuously.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Fastlane

synopsis: Twitter, a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Fastlane, a set of tools that has found a lot of popularity with iPhone developers as an easy way to constantly test and update their apps.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Fastlane
Fastlane is a set of tools that has found a lot of popularity with iPhone developers as an easy way to constantly test and update their apps. Fastlane helps developers ship more apps, faster.
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closed 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Whetlab

synopsis: Twitter Inc announced it acquired machine learning company, Whetlab. The company develops A.I.-like technologies that would make machine learning easier for companies to implement. Its system had been designed to get a company’s internal systems off the ground automatically, and therefore, more quickly than before.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Whetlab
Whetlab develops A.I.-like technologies that would make machine learning easier for companies to implement. Its system had been designed to get a company’s internal systems off the ground automatically, and therefore, more quickly than before.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired TellApart

synopsis: Twitter has acquired TellApart. TellApart helps retailers leverage their data to personalize the customer experience and drive omnichannel commerce. TellApart's integrated suite of marketing solutions allows marketers to deliver personalized messages in realtime across display ads, Facebook, email and retail websites.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: TellApart
TellApart helps retailers leverage their data to personalize the customer experience and drive omnichannel commerce. TellApart's integrated suite of marketing solutions allows marketers to deliver personalized messages in realtime across display ads, Facebook, email and retail websites.
price ($mm)
$653
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired tenXer, Inc.

synopsis: Twitter has acquired TenXer, a company that helps minimize the time managers spend tracking down information about their software development team’s progress. TenXer identifies and highlights the relevant information that managers need to make faster, more impactful decisions.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: tenXer, Inc.
TenXer helps minimize the time managers spend tracking down information about their software development team’s progress. TenXer identifies and highlights the relevant information that managers need to make faster, more impactful decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2015 via Market Watch

Twitter, Inc., acquired Periscope App

synopsis: Twitter Inc. has quietly purchased Periscope, which had been developing a live-video streaming app, according to people familiar with the matter. Periscope is a San Francisco-based, live video streaming service start-up. Periscope will allow users to watch both live and previously broadcast video streams.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Periscope App
Periscope is a San Francisco-based, live video streaming service start-up. Periscope will allow users to watch both live and previously broadcast video streams.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Niche

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Niche, a small startup that connects advertisers with social media stars — who are increasingly able to make money on services like Twitter and Twitter’s Vine video service.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Niche
Niche is a community of relevant and influential social media creators, prominent on rising platforms like Vine, Instagram and Tumblr. With both software and services, Niche helps creators engage, thrive and monetize.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/20/2015 via New York Times

Twitter, Inc., acquired ZipDial

synopsis: Twitter has said that it has acquired ZipDial, a nearly five-year-old Indian start-up that aims to help businesses connect with customers in emerging markets who may not have access to the Internet. The company’s service works in an unusual way by exploiting a so-called “missed call” method popular in emerging markets.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: ZipDial
ZipDial is a pioneering mobile marketing & analytics platform for emerging markets. Marketers and advertisers utilize ZipDial to transform their brand campaigns into highly interactive and viral campaigns, while building a loyal customer base.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., will acquire Twitpic Inc.

synopsis: Photo-sharing service Twitpic Inc. announced an agreement had been reached with Twitter which will give Twitter ownership of the Twitpic domain and its expansive photo archives. They offer a service that allows users to attach photos to their tweets.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Twitpic Inc.
Twitpic Inc. offers a Web based and mobile photo-sharing application which allows users to upload photos to their Twitter accounts. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Charleston, South Carolina.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired MadBits

synopsis: Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits, a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: MadBits
MADBITS is a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/11/2016 via Market Wire

Paltalk will be merged with Snap Interactive, Inc.,

synopsis: Snap Interactive, Inc. has proposed a merger with A.V.M. Software, Inc. (d/b/a "Paltalk"). Paltalk offers video and chat capabilities that facilitate virtual face-to-face interactions between individuals and between groups.
buyer: Snap Interactive, Inc. (OTCPK:STVI:$24.65)
Snap Interactive, Inc. (“SNAP”) develops, owns and operates dating applications for social networking websites and mobile platforms. SNAP’s flagship brand, FirstMet.com, is a multi-platform online dating site with a large user database of approximately 30 million users. "
target: Paltalk
A.V.M. Software, Inc., doing business as Paltalk, owns and operates a video chat community. It offers video and chat capabilities that facilitate virtual face-to-face interactions between individuals and between groups.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Exotel Techcom Pvt. Ltd., acquired Croak.it

synopsis: Bangalore-based cloud telephony startup Exotel Techcom Pvt Ltd, has acquired Singapore’s voice-based social media startup Croak.it. Croak.it is an online tool for personalization of communication. Its online tool enables users to speak and share their thoughts with their social circles.
buyer: Exotel Techcom Pvt. Ltd.
Exotel is a business phone system on the cloud. They give a number on which companies can receive lots of calls & SMSes, and make lots of calls & SMSes without having to invest in any infrastructure. "
target: Croak.it
Blank Page Innovations Pvt. Ltd. provides croak.it, an online tool for personalization of communication. Its online tool enables users to speak and share their thoughts with their social circles.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2011 via GlobeNewswire

LogMeIn, Inc., acquired Pachube

synopsis: LogMeIn, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Pachube service and substantially all other assets of Connected Environments Ltd. Pachube is a web-based service for connecting people and devices to the Internet of Things – a network of sensor-enabled devices publishing and sharing data.
buyer: LogMeIn, Inc. (LOGM:$1,247.90)
LogMeIn, Inc. provides cloud-based remote access, support and collaboration solutions to quickly, simply and securely connect millions of internet-enabled devices across the globe — computers, smartphones, iPad™ and Android™ tablets, and digital displays. "
target: Pachube
Pachube is a web-based service connecting people, devices and the Internet of Things. By making it simple to publish, discover and utilize data from any device or sensor connected to the Internet, Pachube is making the Internet of Things accessible to its growing community of users.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Federated Media Publishing, acquired BigTent Design, Inc.

synopsis: Federated Media Publishing (FM), a next-generation media company, announced the acquisition of BigTent, the leading platform for trusted parenting groups. BigTent’s thousands of groups continue to function as they always have, with the same great customer service, and the platform continues to welcome new groups.
buyer: Federated Media Publishing
Federated Media (FM) is a next-generation media company that connects the world’s largest brand advertisers with the Internet’s most innovative media brands and platforms. "
target: BigTent Design, Inc.
BigTent is where trusted groups connect online. The platform for family-friendly organizations strengthens group involvement and simplifies group management. By combining the best of today’s social networking features with group management tools, BigTent helps real-world and virtual communities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/20/2010 via Market Wire

Paltalk, acquired Camfrog

synopsis: Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with more than four million active members, announced its acquisition of Camfrog, one of Download.com's top ten most popular downloads for the past five years, with over 60 million downloads.
buyer: Paltalk
Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. "
target: Camfrog
Camfrog is one of the most widely-recognized video chat platforms on the market today and one of Download.com's top ten most popular downloads for the past five years, with over 60 million downloads.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/8/2013 via Reuters

Plesk Corp., will acquire Yappn

synopsis: Intertainment Media, Inc. announced that it has executed a binding letter of intent to sell all the assets of Yappn, an online destination where people can meet, chat, engage and consume content in almost any language, to Plesk Corp., a Brooklyn, NY based US development stage company.
buyer: Plesk Corp.
Plesk Corp., a development stage company, focuses on marketing and distributing consumer electronics, home appliances, and plastic housewares, which are manufactured in China. "
target parent: Intertainment Media Inc.
target: Yappn
Yappn is a place where people can meet, chat, engage and consume content, individually, in groups and by topic, regardless of the language they speak. By removing the language barrier, the entire world opens up to an entirely new paradigm of communication.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/23/2010 via paidContent.org

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Comsenz, Inc.

synopsis: Tencent, the Chinese internet company behind IM service and portal QQ, has bought up Comsenz, a Googlebacked company which is behind the Discuz online discussion board platform, which is extremely popularin China, among other community products.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$53,544.27)
Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services." "
target: Comsenz, Inc.
Comsenz is a China-based provider of bulletin board and social networking software.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Internet Media Labs, acquired TweetChat

synopsis: Internet Media Labs, announced its acquisition of user-favorite TweetChat.com, the original platform for participating in Twitter Chats and live-tweeting conferences and events. TweetChat gave Twitter users a new way to use hashtags.
buyer: Internet Media Labs
Internet Media Labs is single-minded in its drive to create technology that focuses on relevance, the social web and the enterprise. It enable content, businesses and brands to make meaningful relevant connections with users. "
target: TweetChat
TweetChat.com offer twitter chat room functionalities to users using hashtags to follow specific topics. Hashtags identify specific topics and those hashtags allow TweetChat to connect users with people talking about similar things.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/24/2011 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired TweetDeck, Inc.

synopsis: Twitter has acquired TweetDeck, an application for organizing the display of tweets, for more than $40 million in a mix of cash and stock, according to sources close to the deal.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter, Inc. provides text messages and phone alerts through Twitter.com to its users in the United States and Japan. It also offers an enterprise-level Twitter integration solution for email marketing. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
target: TweetDeck, Inc.
TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 2/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

UberMedia, cancelled an acquisition of TweetDeck, Inc.

synopsis: TweetDeck, the most popular third-party Twitter client, has been purchased by UberMedia, which already owns Echofon, Twidroyd and UberTwitter. UberMedia’s acquisition of TweetDeck places control of about 20 percent of tweets sent daily under control of a single company.
buyer parent: Idealab Capital Partners
buyer: UberMedia
UberMedia is a developer of applications and web-based services that make it easier for users to find, follow, and communicate with others on Twitter and other social media platforms. UberMedia applications include UberTwitter, Echofon, and Twidroyd. "
target: TweetDeck, Inc.
TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

LivePerson, Inc., will acquire synchronite GmbH

synopsis: LivePerson, Inc., a leading provider of live digital engagement solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Germany-based startup, Synchronite LLC, a leading provider of co-browsing technology. With synchronite users can share what they currently see in the browser with their peers.
buyer: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN:$233.78)
LivePerson offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. "
target: synchronite GmbH
synchronite is a new software application that revolutionizes the way users interact on the Web every day. With synchronite users can share what they currently see in the browser with their peers. All user actions are displayed in the other linked browsers—instantly and in real-time.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired Perch

synopsis: Perch, the makers of home monitoring software that repurposes old smartphones into security cameras, has announced that Samsung Electronics has acquired it. Perch’s whole team will join Samsung to help them in developing “next-generation IoT products.” Perch repurposes old smartphones, tablets, and webcams into home monitoring devices.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: Perch
Perch takes devices -- laptops, tablets, webcams, and phones -- and turns them into a simple home monitoring service. Users can get started in a few minutes by downloading an app or visiting the Perch website. While it's free and accessible, Perch also delivers advanced video capabilities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

Kast, acquired Rabb.it

synopsis: Kast, the online hangout platform for friends that want to play together, watch together, and be together, has acquired Rabbit's soft intellectual property, including trademarks, copyright, and design rights. Rabb.it is a California-based video-streaming website where multiple people can remotely browse and watch the same content in real-time.
buyer: Kast
Kast is an online hangout for friends that want to play together, watch together, and be together in the digital space. Their platform empowers individuals to live-share experiences, engage, and build relationships with like-minded people. "
target: Rabb.it
Rabbit, also known as Rabb.it, launched to users in 2015, and is a California-based video-streaming website where multiple people can remotely browse and watch the same content in real-time.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Twitter, Inc., acquired Yes, Inc.

synopsis: Yes, Inc. ("Yes") will be joining Twitter. Yes is a company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android and more. In the coming weeks, they’ll be shutting down apps to focus on their new efforts.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Yes, Inc.
Yes is a small company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android, PayPal and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2015 via PR Newswire

HubSpot, Inc., acquired Rekindle

synopsis: Inbound marketing and sales software company HubSpot, Inc., announced that it has acquired Rekindle, a Boston based technology company. Rekindle gathers the most up to date contact information from across all of a person's contact networks to help make new connections or rekindle old ones.
buyer: HubSpot, Inc. (HUBS:$632.70)
HubSpot is the world's leading inbound marketing and sales platform. Over 13,500 customers in more than 90 countries use HubSpot's software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers. "
target: Rekindle
Based on the idea that the best way to meet people is through common friends, Rekindle gathers the most up to date contact information from across all of a person's contact networks to help make new connections or rekindle old ones.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2014 via Company Press Release

HootSuite Media, Inc., acquired Zeetl Inc.

synopsis: Hootsuite, the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform, has acquired Zeetl, a social telephony and messaging platform that allows its users to call and message their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc friends for free without a need to know or dial phone numbers.
buyer: HootSuite Media, Inc.
HootSuite Media is a social media management system for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Users can launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audience, and distribute targeted messages. "
target: Zeetl Inc.
Zeetl is a social telephony and messaging platform that allows its users to call and message their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc friends for free without a need to know or dial phone numbers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Altruist Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Bubbly

synopsis: Bubbly, the voice-based social media network, has been acquired by India-based Altruist, which provides telecom services in Europe. Bubbly is a social messaging service where people share SMS and voice updates with friends, family, fans and followers.
buyer: Altruist Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Altruist Technologies is a front runner in the Mobile Social Networking space in India, Indonesia & Nigeria. Besides its flagship voice based mobile social network it runs jobs on phone, manages end to end the mobile/digital strategy for multiple media clients and brands, hosts and more. "
target:
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Unified Inbox, will acquire HelloInbox

synopsis: Unified Inbox, a cloud-based social conversation and collaboration platform, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire HelloInbox, an iOS app that can be used to send and receive messages both from email accounts and social networks.
buyer: Unified Inbox
Unified Inbox is a cloud based unified conversation & social collaboration platform that centralizes external conversations, social engagement and internal team collaboration into one single platform across desktop and mobile devices. "
target: HelloInbox
HelloInbox is a service for your mobile that allows you to check and send all your e-mail and social network messages from one app. HelloInbox gives power users one quick overview of all their important messages on their mobile.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2011 via Market Wire

Metaswitch Networks, acquired Colibria

synopsis: Metaswitch Networks, a multi-award winning supplier of next generation infrastructure and applications to network operators, announced the acquisition of Colibria, the leading independent provider of enhanced instant messaging, presence and network address book solutions.
buyer: Metaswitch Networks
Metaswitch Networks is a leading provider of the technologies and solutions that are powering the migration of communications networks to open, next-generation architectures. "
target: Colibria
Colibria is the global provider of new generation messaging, presence and social networking solutions. Colibria's award-winning technology enables operators and service providers to deploy enhanced messaging services in order to differentiate their services and to unlock new revenue streams.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired SayNow

synopsis: Google has acquired voice messaging startup SayNow. SayNow’s platform allows voice messaging, one-on-one conversations, and group calls to be integrated into Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Android, or iPhone applications.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: SayNow
SayNow is a free service that lets fans and celebrities connect with one another via voice and text messaging. Celebrities are given a unique phone number, which fans can call to leave messages or which celebrities can use to leave messages for their fans to tell them directly what they're up to.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Tinybeans
Tinybeans
Tinybeans is a mobile and web-based family photo sharing platform. Tinybeans is a modern day baby book that helps busy families to save time and stay connected. Their platform makes it easy for parents to share pregnancy and childhood pictures with the family and record their milestones.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.62
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NFLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetFlix
NetFlix
Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime and anywhere.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$16,614.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,705.41
EBIT ($mm)
$1,617.73
Net Income ($mm)
$1,265.17
Employees
7100
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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: SZSE:300431
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beijing Baofeng Technology Co., Ltd.
Beijing Baofeng Technology Co., Ltd. was established in January 2007 as China's largest Internet video broadcast platform.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$100.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.18
EBIT ($mm)
$24.78
Net Income ($mm)
$26.71
Employees
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A089230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The E&M Co., Ltd.
The E&M Co., Ltd.
The E&M Co., Ltd. is an entertainment and media company in Korea. The company operates two live streaming platforms in Korea, POPKON TV and CELUV TV. POPKON TV is designed for consumer use while CELUV TV is a platform that allows famous celebrities to interact and communicate with viewers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.46
EBIT ($mm)
$1.37
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
204
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Ticker: WCST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wecast Network Inc
Wecast Network Inc
Wecast Network Inc is a next generation global brand licensing, IP sales and video commerce company driven by AI and Big Data. The company is leveraging and optimizing its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$6.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.16)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
51
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Broadcast Live Digital Corp.
Broadcast Live Digital Corp. operates a website that offers movie information. The Company's website serves as a movie blog which displays the latest movies, trailers, and box office information for a wide assortment of movies.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.11)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.14)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:TVTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WhereverTV
WhereverTV
Founded in 2006, WhereverTV is the next generation subscription television service providing consumers with live-streaming, genre-specific, and in-language viewing choices from around the world, delivered to anywhere in the world, and through any internet enabled device.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
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Ticker: TWTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twitter, Inc.
Twitter, Inc.
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,459.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$715.92
EBIT ($mm)
$366.37
Net Income ($mm)
$1,465.66
Employees
4900
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Ticker: OTCPK:CHIC.F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChitrChatr Communications Inc.
ChitrChatr Communications Inc.
ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (CHICF) is a Comprehensive Communications Platform in multiple languages for worldwide distribution. Users can make and receive Voice Calls, send and receive Text, Fax, Instant Messages, Emails and integrates with all online Social Networks.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$53,544.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,652.02
EBIT ($mm)
$15,948.80
Net Income ($mm)
$13,242.41
Employees
60860
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Ticker: KOSE:A035720
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kakao
Kakao
Kakao is South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app. Kakao is a South Korean internet company established in 2014. It was formed from a merger of Daum Communications and Kakao to Daum Kakao in 2014, and Daum Kakao changed its name to Kakao in 2015.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,432.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$273.20
EBIT ($mm)
$107.45
Net Income ($mm)
$101.65
Employees
5640
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Ticker: JASDAQ:942
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nepro Japan Co. Ltd.
Nepro Japan Co. Ltd.
NEPRO Japan Co., Ltd is a mobile sales group, that offers all kinds of mobile solutions, including payment processing, mobile games, and more.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$131.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.41
Net Income ($mm)
$22.49
Employees
309
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Ticker: ASX:WGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wangle Technologies Limited
Wangle Technologies Limited
Wangle Technologies is an Australian company that develops network optimising technologies. Their Wangle Mobile VPN app is Australia's best mobile VPN for secure, private browsing. Their Family Insights app allows parents to analyse their children’s online activity and detect emerging threats.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: OTCBB:SITO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Single Touch Interactive, Inc.
Single Touch Systems, Inc. is a technology based mobile solutions provider serving businesses, advertisers and brands. Single Touch's multi-channel messaging gateway enables marketers to reach consumers on all types of connected devices.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: MOTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Motricity, Inc.
Motricity, Inc.
Motricity is a mobile data solutions provider exclusively focused on the rapidly growing mobile Internet market. It serves some of the world's largest mobile operators and enterprises, simplifying the mobile Internet and creating high value and highly relevant mobile experiences for consumers.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$121.65
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
297
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Ticker: AIM:CROS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kape Technologies plc
Kape Technologies plc
Kape is a cybersecurity company focused on helping consumers around the world to have better experience and protection in their digital life. Kape offers products which provide online security, privacy and an optimal online experience.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$64.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.16
EBIT ($mm)
$0.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
128
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Ticker: AIM:AMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amino Technologies plc
Amino Technologies plc
Amino Communications is a world leading IPTV (Internet Protocol television) and hybrid/OTT (over-the-top content) innovator – bringing new entertainment products and solutions to a global market. Amino’s award-winning solutions are deployed by major network operators and service providers worldwide.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$82.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.42
EBIT ($mm)
$7.94
Net Income ($mm)
$10.42
Employees
179
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Ticker: NTGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR, Inc. designs innovative, branded technology solutions that address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of small- to medium-sized businesses and home users.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,321.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$149.01
EBIT ($mm)
$115.90
Net Income ($mm)
$75.55
Employees
963
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$891.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$69.18
EBIT ($mm)
$33.41
Net Income ($mm)
$27.83
Employees
1555
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Ticker: TSXV:LAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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Ticker: EGAM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eGames, Inc.
eGames, Inc.
eGames is taking a G-rated approach to PC entertainment. Formerly RomTech, eGames markets ''Family Friendly'' video games that are easy to use and nonviolent. Its titles, like Spooky Castle and Mahjongg Master, typically sell for under $20 and are marketed under brand names including Galaxy of Game
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$3.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.14)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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