Like Laserlike

closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Laserlike

synopsis: Apple confirmed it has acquired Silicon Valley-based machine learning startup called Laserlike. Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
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: Laserlike
Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
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closed 7/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Fast Search & Transfer, Inc., acquired AgentArts

synopsis: Fast Search & Transfer, the leading global provider of search technologies, today announced the acquisition of AgentArts, Inc., a leading personalization and recommendation technology company.
buyer: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. "
target: AgentArts
AgentArts is a leading provider of recommendation and personalization solutions for music, video, games and mobile entertainment. AgentArts offers a range of recommendation, personalization, datamining and community recommendation products.
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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 12/6/2005 via PR Newswire

Answers Corporation, acquired Brainboost Technology, LLC

synopsis: Answers Corporation, creators of Answers.com(TM), the answer-based search engine, today announced the acquisition of Brainboost Technology, LLC for $4 million in cash and 439,000 shares of restricted stock, including certain price protection rights.
buyer: Answers Corporation
Answers Corporation operates a leading answer-based search engine, www.answers.com. Founded in 1999 by Bob Rosenschein, Answers provides patented technology and software tools to compile and present concise, reliable information on demand. "
target: Brainboost Technology, LLC
Brainboost is a revolutionary new search engine. Brainboost uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing techniques to go the extra mile, by actually answering questions, in plain English.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Qwant SAS, acquired Xilopix SAS

synopsis: Qwant, the first search engine that protects its users freedoms, has acquired Xilopix, developers of the first fully Multimedia Content Search and Navigation Engine designed for the touch screen revolution. Xilopix's Multimedia Search Engine technology enables users to find Images and any Multimedia objects quicker and with unrivaled precision.
buyer: Qwant SAS
Qwant is the first search engine which protects its users freedoms and ensures that the digital ecosystem remains healthy. Qwant delivers the best available results to user queries and never tries to guess who they are or what they are doing. "
target: Xilopix SAS
Xilopix has developed the first fully Multimedia Content Search and Navigation Engine designed for the touch screen revolution. Xilopix's Multimedia Search Engine technology enables users to find Images and any Multimedia objects quicker and with unrivaled precision, without the need of Text typing.
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closed 8/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Snapchat, Inc., acquired Vurb

synopsis: Snapchat, a photo messaging application, has acquired Vurb, the only search app that gives suggestions and results tailored to what people love—and keeps people updated on trending topics they care about.
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: Vurb
Vurb’s mission is to create a smarter, more connected digital world that empowers people globally to do more of what they want all in one place. Vurb is the only search app that gives suggestions and results tailored to what people love—and keeps people updated on trending topics they care about.
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$185
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closed 4/12/2010 via BusinessWeek

Google Inc., acquired Plink

synopsis: Google has acquired a two-person U.K. startup called Plink that scored a hit with a mobile phone application that identifies artworks and enables users to buy a print.
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: Plink
Plink, based in Oxford, England, was founded by Mark Cummins and James Philbin. Their mobile application, called PlinkArt, hit 50,000 users within four weeks. It gives users information about an artwork, let users share it with friends and allow people to order a print.
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closed 7/20/2011 via PR Web

Gourmet Ads Pty Limited, acquired RecipeBridge, LLC

synopsis: Food advertising network Gourmet Ads(TM) announced it has acquired RecipeBridge, the leading recipe search engine. RecipeBridge, founded by Milwaukee, Wisc.-based GroupHigh, is a contextual search engine that lets cooks search by food type, recipe name, ingredients, keywords, and even by special diet.
buyer: Gourmet Ads Pty Limited
Gourmet Ads is a global food advertising network, focusing on branding campaigns for reaching the grocery buyer online. Gourmet Ads consists of over 300 cooking websites where consumers are spending time online researching recipes, making meal decisions and developing their grocery shopping lists. "
target parent: GroupHigh
target: RecipeBridge, LLC
RecipeBridge is a contextual search engine that lets cooks search by food type, recipe name, ingredients, keywords, and even by special diet. Simply search by keyword or by ingredients in your pantry or check out the categories by meal or occasion.
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closed 1/17/2011 via BusinessWire

Skyscanner, acquired Zoombu

synopsis: Europe’s top flight search site Skyscanner has acquired Zoombu, one of the UK’s most exciting online travel start-ups.
buyer: Skyscanner
Skyscanner is Europe’s leading travel search site providing instant online comparisons on flight prices for over 670,000 routes on over 600 airlines, as well car hire and holidays. Skyscanner was founded in 2001 by three IT professionals, Gareth Williams, Barry Smith and Bonamy Grimes. "
target: Zoombu
Zoombu is a travel search engine that finds the best door-to-door route from home to destination.
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closed 5/18/2010 via PR Newswire

TravelPort, acquired Sprice Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Travelport, a global distribution system providers, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sprice Pte. Ltd., which owns and operates hotel and travel search engine Sprice.com. The Sprice acquisition supports Travelport's strategy to rapidly expand the availability of hospitality content for its travel agency customers.
buyer: TravelPort (TVPT:$2,182.00)
Travelport is a broad-based business services company and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry. Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (GDS) business that includes the Worldspan and Galileo brands. "
target: Sprice Pte. Ltd.
Sprice.com, the leading real-time travel search engine in the world, allows travelers to search for cheap flights, find and compare over 120,000 hotels with hotel reviews, and get the best travel deals. Sprice.com is a product of Sprice Pte. Ltd.
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cancelled 10/2/2009 via BNC Analysis

Global Gaming Factory X AB, cancelled an acquisition of The Pirate Bay

synopsis: Global Gaming AB Cancelled the Acquisition of The Pirate Bay.
buyer: Global Gaming Factory X AB
Global Gaming Factory X AB is a new media channel to reach visitors of Internet cafes and gaming venues. Global Gaming Factory X AB uses Smartlaunch and CyberCafePro's installed base of cafe management software at thousands of internet cafes and gaming centers around the world. "
target: The Pirate Bay
The Pirate Bay is one of the 100 most visited Internet sites in the world and one of the leading search engines for file sharing. The site has more than 20 million visitors and over one billion searches per month.
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closed 4/17/2008 via AP - Associated Press

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Farecast

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it acquired travel search startup Farecast Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The Seattle startup tries to predict whether air fares will rise or fall, helping travelers decide when to buy plane tickets for upcoming trips.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$184,903.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Farecast
Farecast.com™ is the smart travel search site that helps you buy with confidence. Launched in 2006, Farecast.com empowers you to Know When to Buy™ with airfare predictions and Know Where to Stay™ with the hotel Rate Key™.
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closed 8/10/2005 via PR Newswire

ServiceMagic, acquired ImproveNet, Inc.

synopsis: ServiceMagic(R), Inc. today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of the stock of ImproveNet, Inc., a leading online home services marketplace. ServiceMagic purchased all of the outstanding shares and in-the-money warrants and stock options of ImproveNet for approximately $6.7 million in cash or approximately $0.12 per share.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: ServiceMagic
ServiceMagic(R), Inc., is the U.S.'s leading online marketplace connecting homeowners with prescreened and customer-rated home service professionals. "
target parent: eTechLogix, Inc.
target: ImproveNet, Inc.
ImproveNet, Inc. is a home improvement network for consumers, home improvement service providers and manufacturers, offering a reliable referral-matching service and comprehensive solutions.
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$7.00
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closed 4/15/2005 via BusinessWire

RCG Companies Incorporated, acquired OneTravel, Inc.

synopsis: RCG Companies Incorporated, a diversified travel and leisure company, announced that it is closing the acquisition OneTravel, Inc., a privately held provider of online and offline discount travel products and services offering its customers the ability to search for and book a full range of travel products.
buyer: RCG Companies Incorporated (RCG:$0.50)
RCG Companies Incorporated (AMEX: RCG), based in Charlotte, is focused on increasing the performance and value of its’ current operations. RCG is also focused on building shareholder value through focusing on acquiring, building, and managing undervalued service industry companies. RCG invests reso "
target: OneTravel, Inc.
OneTravel is a privately held provider of online and offline discount travel products and services, offering its customers the ability to search for and book a full range of travel products. OneTravel also has proprietary dynamic packaging search engine technology that allows its customers to custo
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$27
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$8
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announced 5/4/2004 via Reuters

Priceline, will acquire Travelweb

synopsis: Online travel company Priceline.com (PCLN) on Monday posted a quarterly profit, reversing a year-ago loss, and said it was acquiring travel distribution company Travelweb to expand its hotel business.
buyer: Priceline (PCLN:$9,215.00)
Priceline.com offers products for sale in two categories: a travel service that offers leisure airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises; and a personal finance service that offers home mortgages, refinancing and home equity loans through an independent licensee. "
target parent: Pegasus Solutions Inc.
target: Travelweb
Travelweb was created to give you a fast, easy way to reserve quality hotel rooms online. Great Rooms at Great Rates: Travelweb has the Internet’s largest network of discounted hotels. We have special partnerships with thousands of hotels in hundreds of cities around the world.
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closed 7/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Edgewater Ventures, JA Partners, acquired Yeti

synopsis: A private investment group led by Santa Monica’s JA Partners and Seattle’s Edgewater Ventures has acquired a majority stake in place-discovery app Yeti. Yeti is the best way to discover what's nearby. Serving up local recommendations, swipe through the best of what's around.
buyer: Edgewater Ventures
buyer: JA Partners
Edgewater Ventures is a principal investment firm. Anthony (Andy) Mazzarella currently serves as principal at Edgewater Ventures. JA Partners is a principal investment firm led by Jim Armstrong. "
target: Yeti
Yeti is the best way to discover what's nearby. Serving up local recommendations, swipe through the best of what's around. It's like Tinder, for places! With members in more than 100 countries around the world, start and join discussions with people nearby.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Company Press Release

Linko, acquired Localstream

synopsis: Localstream has been acquired by Linko Inc. Localstream is a location-based content discovery company that helps connect content to location. The Localstream platform enhances the value of content by creating new channels for location-driven content discovery.
buyer: Linko
Linko is a customer relationship management “CRM” solution for post-PC generation that automates the collection of sales activity data to a real-time, searchable social feed. "
target: Localstream
Localstream is a location-based content discovery company that helps connect content to location. The Localstream platform enhances the value of content by creating new channels for location-driven content discovery.
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closed 9/2/2011 via GlobeNewswire

TeleNav, Inc., acquired Goby

synopsis: TeleNav, Inc., one of the largest global wireless location-based services providers, announced that it has completed the acquisition of goby, a Boston-based local search engine and mobile application developer focused on offering users an easy way to explore and discover events and activities based on location.
buyer: TeleNav, Inc. (TNAV:$243.32)
TeleNav, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer location-based services (LBS), enterprise LBS and automotive LBS. TeleNav's solutions provide consumers, wireless service providers, enterprises and automakers with location-specific, real-time, personalized services such as GPS navigation. "
target: Goby
Goby is a Boston-based local search engine and mobile application developer focused on offering users an easy way to explore and discover events and activities based on location.
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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:$257,637.00)
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 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, will acquire Algo Anywhere

synopsis: 500px announced that it has agreed to acquire Algo Anywhere, a provider of algorithmic recommendation solutions. 500px will fully integrate Algo’s recommendation engine into the 500px platform to further streamline and enhance image discovery and rating algorithms so that users are receiving even more personalized content.
buyer: 500px
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. "
target: Algo Anywhere
Algo Anywhere is a Canadian machine learning company dedicated to the development of easy-to-use, reliable and useful services developed with some of the latest results from the academic AI research community.
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Laserlike

synopsis: Apple confirmed it has acquired Silicon Valley-based machine learning startup called Laserlike. Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
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: Laserlike
Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
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closed 2/8/2022 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired AI Music

synopsis: Apple, an American multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, software and online services, has acquired AI Music, a London-based startup that creates soundtracks by using artificial intelligence to piece together sounds from royalty-free music.
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: AI Music
AI Music is a London-based startup that creates soundtracks by using artificial intelligence to piece together sounds from royalty-free music.
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closed 8/31/2021 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., acquired Primephonic

synopsis: Apple has acquired Primephonic, the renowned classical music streaming service that offers an outstanding listening experience with search and browse functionality optimized for classical, premium-quality audio, handpicked expert recommendations, and extensive contextual details on repertoire and recordings.
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: Primephonic
Primephonic is a classical music streaming service that offers an outstanding listening experience with search and browse functionality optimized for classical, premium-quality audio, handpicked expert recommendations, and extensive contextual details on repertoire and recordings.
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closed 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired SPACES INC.

synopsis: Apple has acquired another startup, Spaces, which has a team specialized in virtual reality technologies (VR). Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allows users to hold VR video conferencing using animated avatars.
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: SPACES INC.
Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allowed users to hold virtual reality video conferencing using animated avatars.
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closed 8/3/2020 via finextra.com

Apple, Inc., acquired Mobeewave

synopsis: Apple, a multinational technology company, has acquired Mobeewave, a Canadian provider of mobile POS solutions. Mobeewave makes payments simple and effortless for merchants. Their solution enables merchants to accept payments by taping their client's card onto the back of their NFC-enabled mobile device.
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: Mobeewave
Mobeewave is a Canadian provider of mobile POS solutions. Mobeewave makes payments simple and effortless for merchants. Their solution enables merchants to accept payments by taping their client's card onto the back of their NFC-enabled mobile device.
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closed 6/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Fleetsmith

synopsis: Apple has bought Fleetsmith, a company that makes tools that enable businesses to more easily distribute corporate iPhones and Macs to their workers. Fleetsmith puts device management on auto-pilot by automating device setup, patching, and security for your company’s Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs.
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: Fleetsmith
Fleetsmith puts device management on auto-pilot by automating device setup, patching, and security for your company’s Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. It integrates with G Suite and Office 365, empowering clients to easily deploy, patch, manage, and secure devices over the internet.
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Inductiv, Inc.

synopsis: Apple has acquired the machine learning startup Inductiv Inc., a company that has developed technology that uses artificial intelligence to automate the task of identifying and correcting errors in data. Having clean data is important for machine learning, a popular and powerful type of AI that helps software improve with less human intervention.
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: Inductiv, Inc.
Inductiv developed technology that uses artificial intelligence to automate the task of identifying and correcting errors in data. Having clean data is important for machine learning, a popular and powerful type of AI that helps software improve with less human intervention.
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announced 4/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., will acquire NextVR

synopsis: Apple is in the process of acquiring virtual-reality video-streaming service NextVR. NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. The company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
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: NextVR
NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
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closed 4/3/2020 via Bloomberg

Apple, Inc., acquired Voysis

synopsis: Apple Inc. acquired Voysis, an artificial intelligence startup that developed a platform for digital voice assistants to better understand people’s natural language. Dublin, Ireland-based Voysis focuses on improving digital assistants inside online shopping apps, so the software could respond more accurately to voice commands from users.
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: Voysis
Voysis is an Irish company that has developed technology that helps digital voice assistants understand natural language better. Voysis was founded in 2012 by Peter Cahill who had previously spent 15 years researching speech technology and neural network research.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Dark Sky

synopsis: Apple has acquired the beloved weather app Dark Sky. Dark Sky uses state-of-the-art weather forecasting to predict when it will rain or snow — down to the minute — at the users exact location, and presents it to them alongside the most beautiful radar visualizations they've ever seen.
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: Dark Sky
Dark Sky is a new kind of weather app. It uses state-of-the-art weather forecasting to predict when it will rain or snow — down to the minute — at the users exact location, and presents it to them alongside the most beautiful radar visualizations they've ever seen.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Xnor.ai

synopsis: Apple has acquired Xnor.ai, a Seattle startup specializing in low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence tools. Xnor.ai brings highly efficient, super powerful AI to edge devices such as cameras, cars, drones, wearables and IoT devices.
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: Xnor.ai
Xnor.ai is a Seattle startup specializing in low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence tools. Xnor.ai brings highly efficient, super powerful AI to edge devices such as cameras, cars, drones, wearables and IoT devices.
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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 10/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired IKinema ltd.

synopsis: Apple has acquired IKinema, a UK-based 3D animation company. IKinema develops motion capture technology that could morph video footage of people into animated characters. Apple has purchased several small companies with a similar 3D graphics focus in the past, which were integrated into Apple’s Animoji feature.
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: IKinema ltd.
iKinema Ltd. is a UK developer of motion capture software whose products are used in the production of films, virtual reality content, and video games. The company provides a software engine that can take motion capture data and use the measurements to animate a virtual character.
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closed 6/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Drive.ai

synopsis: Apple Inc. has acquired Drive.ai, a purpose driven company based in Mountain View, California that believes in the mission of making the dreams of self-driving cars a reality. Drive.ai are creating AI software for autonomous vehicles using deep learning.
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: Drive.ai
Drive.ai is a purpose driven company based in Mountain View, California that believes in the mission of making the dreams of self-driving cars a reality. They are creating AI software for autonomous vehicles using deep learning.
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closed 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Tueo Health

synopsis: Apple has acquired Tueo Health, a small start-up that was developing a system to help parents monitor asthma symptoms in sleeping children. Tueo Health was developing a mobile app that worked with commercial breathing sensors to manage asthma symptoms in children. The app would send alerts to parents if their child’s breathing changed at night.
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: Tueo Health
Tueo Health is a digital health solution for improved asthma management empowering patients and their families to take control of the disease. The Tueo Health Solution is designed to help parents make informed changes to their child’s environment and treatment through daily symptom assessment.
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closed 3/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Stamplay

synopsis: Apple has acquired Italian startup Stamplay, an API-based development platform, empowering web developers to build and launch full-featured cloud-based web apps in record time.
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: Stamplay
Stamplay, founded in Italy, is an API-based development platform, empowering web developers to build and launch full-featured cloud-based web apps in record time.
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Laserlike

synopsis: Apple confirmed it has acquired Silicon Valley-based machine learning startup called Laserlike. Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
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: Laserlike
Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
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closed 2/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired DataTiger

synopsis: Apple has acquired U.K.-based digital marketing firm DataTiger in a move that could bolster the tech giant's already prodigious marketing apparatus. DataTiger is a set of tools that enables users to build marketing software that puts data to work.
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: DataTiger
DataTiger is a set of tools that enables users to build marketing software that puts data to work. Using DataTiger is the fastest and easiest way to increase retention & monetisation. DataTiger can be used as an online tool, to import data and set up user flows in minutes.
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closed 12/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Platoon

synopsis: Apple is building up its music business with an acquisition of a small tech startup that helps discover and develop emerging musical artists. Apple confirmed it purchased Platoon, a company that helps independent artists fund, distribute, and market their content.
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: Platoon
Platoon helps discover the very best emerging talent (musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers, designers) and provides them with the platform to create, distribute and commercialize exceptional creative work. They are based in London, UK.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Silk Labs

synopsis: Apple has acquired Silk Labs, a machine learning company using on-device AI to empower businesses to build the next generation of intelligent connected devices. They were founded in 2015 and are based in San Mateo, CA.
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: Silk Labs
Silk Labs is a machine learning company using on-device AI to empower businesses to build the next generation of intelligent connected devices. They were founded in 2015 and are based in San Mateo, CA.
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announced 3/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., will acquire Texture

synopsis: Apple announced it signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC, which gives users unlimited access to their favorite titles for one monthly subscription fee. Texture brings over 200 of the world’s best magazines to life, providing an easy way for users to read high-quality stories.
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: Texture
Texture is a digital magazine platform owned by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, KKR, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc. It's a completely new way for readers to experience the world’s best magazines, reimagined for how people consume content today.
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Laserlike

synopsis: Apple confirmed it has acquired Silicon Valley-based machine learning startup called Laserlike. Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
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: Laserlike
Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
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closed 8/19/2020 via Company Press Release

SunRoof Sverige AB, acquired Redlogger

synopsis: SunRoof, an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs, has acquired Redlogger, a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
buyer: SunRoof Sverige AB
SunRoof is an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs with superior energy output and design. They use their own design, innovations and advanced technology to create a truly unique product. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Redlogger
Redlogger is a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
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closed 4/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired MetaMind

synopsis: Salesforce has acquired MetaMind, a deep learning startup backed by Salesforce cofounder and chief executive Marc Benioff. MetaMind is building an AI platform for natural language processing, image understanding, and knowledge base analytics.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$26,492.00)
Salesforce.com, Inc., the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Their Salesforce Service Cloud customer service app empowers enterprises to deliver amazing customer service experiences anywhere and on any device. "
target: MetaMind
MetaMind wants to make Deep Learning accessible to everyone. Deep Learning is a rapidly growing branch of artificial intelligence. It comprises a set of techniques that don’t require domain experts to program knowledge into algorithms. Instead, these techniques can learn by observing data.
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announced 11/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Anoto Group AB, will acquire Livescribe, Inc.

synopsis: Anoto Group AB announced an agreement to acquire Livescribe Inc. Based in Oakland, California and founded in 2007, Livescribe's smartpens allow students, business people, journalists, and anyone who values pen and paper note-taking to capture, access, and share everything they write, draw, and hear.
buyer: Anoto Group AB (OM:ANOT:$22.67)
Anoto Group, through its subsidiaries, develops and licenses a technology for digital pen and paper, which enables the transmission of handwritten text and illustrations into digital format. Their solutions are based on Anoto digital pen and paper technology to capture, transmit, and store data. "
target: Livescribe, Inc.
Livescribe is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of smartpens, enabling customers to capture, search and share handwritten notes on the digital devices they use every day. Livescribe makes the only smartpens on the market that synchronize handwritten notes with recorded audio.
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closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$191,616.03)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,741 [$3,069]
rev ($mm)
$1,064
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/29/2015 via Reuters

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

synopsis: Microsoft Corp said it will sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities. Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$17,455.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
seller: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$184,903.00)
Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities.
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cancelled 3/16/2012 via Capital IQ

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

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

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

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

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

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
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announced 2/14/2022 via BNC Analysis

CentralNic Group plc, will acquire Fireball Search GmbH

synopsis: CentralNic Group has entered into agreements to acquire Fireball Search GmbH. Founded in 1996, Fireball was once the leading search engine in Germany, and the name retains high consumer awareness.
buyer: CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC:$482.74)
CentralNic is a global company that drives the growth of the global digital economy by developing and managing software platforms allowing businesses to buy subscriptions to domain names and related services, including protecting their brands online. "
target: Fireball Search GmbH
Founded in 1996, Fireball was once the leading search engine in Germany, and the name retains high consumer awareness.
price ($mm)
$0.36
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closed 12/22/2021 via PR Newswire

Mux, acquired Stream Club

synopsis: Mux, the leading developer video platform, has acquired Stream Club, a live streaming platform. Stream Club enables users to create and broadcast studio quality live streams from their browsers. Their solution features drag-and-drop design tools and allows users to broadcast to multiple platforms, including YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and more.
buyer: Mux
Mux is a leading developer video platform. Mux's API enables developers to build unique live and on-demand video experiences. Their platform allows publishers to deliver the highest quality video experience without having to hire a team of embedded video experts. "
target: Stream Club
Stream Club is a live streaming platform. Stream Club enables users to easily create and broadcast studio quality live streams from their browsers. Their solution features drag-and-drop design tools and allows users to broadcast to multiple platforms, including YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and more.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Brave, acquired Tailcat

synopsis: Brave announced the acquisition of Tailcat, the open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat will become the foundation of Brave Search.
buyer: Brave
Brave Software’s fast, privacy-oriented browser, combined with its blockchain-based digital advertising platform, is reinventing the Web for users, publishers, and advertisers. Users get a private, speedier web experience with much longer battery life and publishers increase their revenue share. "
target: Tailcat
Tailcat is an open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat does not collect IP addresses or use personally identifiable information to improve search results.
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closed 7/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Corel Corporation

synopsis: KKR, a global investment firm, has acquired Corel, one of the world's top software platforms, from Vector Capital. Canada-based Corel offers a portfolio of software solutions to over 90 million knowledge workers, empowering professionals across industries in three main verticals: Creativity, Productivity, and Desktop-as-a-Service.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$16,236.15)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Vector Capital
target: Corel Corporation (CREL:$268.23)
Canada-based Corel offers some of the industry's best-known software brands, and give individuals and teams the power to create, collaborate, and deliver impressive results. Corel delivers a portfolio of innovative applications including CorelDRAW, ClearSlide, MindManager, Parallels, and WinZip.
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closed 4/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel and Transport, Inc, acquired TripLingo

synopsis: Travel and Transport, one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S., has acquired TripLingo, a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
buyer: Travel and Transport, Inc
Travel and Transport, Inc. is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. Travel and Transport specializes in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport creates one-of-a-kind experiences for their partners. "
target: TripLingo
TripLingo is a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe, productive, and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Web

Futuryng, Inc., acquired Declara

synopsis: Futuryng, an enterprise software solutions company, has acquired Declara, a leading knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
buyer: Futuryng, Inc.
Futuryng is a connected technology ecosystem for building Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Futuryng provides software solutions that enable customers to unlock and de-silo enterprise software and manufacturing processes to enhance connectivity, reduce operating costs and unlock insights. "
target: Declara
Declara is a community based, content-centric knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
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closed 6/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Immudyne, acquired PDFSimpli

synopsis: ImmuDyne, Inc., a technology-driven e-commerce company, announced the closing of a strategic acquisition. PDFSimpli is a software-as-a-service provider that allows users to upload and convert PDF files to several file types such as PNG, JPG, Tiff, XLS and more.
buyer: Immudyne (K:CVLB:$78.35)
lmmuDyne, Inc. is a technology-driven e-commerce company that builds innovative and proprietary brands. Immudyne’s scalable and global advertising technology infrastructure leverages social media, search and e-commerce platforms to rapidly and profitably grow their product portfolio. "
target: PDFSimpli
PDFSimpli is software-as-a-service provider that allows users to upload and convert PDF files to several file types such as PNG, JPG, Tiff, XLS and more.
price ($mm)
$0.15*
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closed 7/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Avanquest, acquired Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware

synopsis: Avanquest has acquired the group holding the Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware businesses. Upclick is an ultra-modern platform used all over the world for the sale of digital products. Lulu Software is a major supplier of PDF solutions with its SodaPDF software. Adaware provides antivirus and security solutions.
buyer parent: Claranova S.A.
buyer: Avanquest (ENXTPA:AVQ:$105.99)
Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia. "
target: Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware
Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware are a Canadian group of companies. Lulu Software sells the Soda PDF application and document management solutions. Adaware specializes in Internet security and antivirus and security solutions. Upclick is an e-commerce platform used for the sale of digital goods.
price ($mm)
$12*
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired iTranslate GmbH

synopsis: Tinder owner IAC has acquired iTranslate, a translation app with over 80 million downloads. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of widely known consumer brands such as Vimeo, Dictionary.com, Dotdash, The Daily Beast and Investopedia, along with ANGI Homeservices Inc. which operates HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio. "
target: iTranslate GmbH
With over 80 million downloads iTranslate is the leading translation and dictionary App. They enable travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hangar Technology, Inc, acquired Autoflight Logic

synopsis: Hangar, the Austin, TX based technology company developing an autonomous data capture ecosystem for drones, announced it acquired Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones.
buyer: Hangar Technology, Inc
Hangar is building an automated ecosystem for drones to deliver fast, professional aerial data across industry. Using a proprietary autonomous flight engine deeply integrated with the world’s top selling drones, Hangar allows a worldwide network of pilots to safely and professionally acquire data. "
target: Autoflight Logic
Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones. Autoflight Logic boasts over 150k autonomous flights in over 190 countries flown using its ground control software.
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Appsbuyout, acquired Scientific Calculator

synopsis: Appsbuyout, the destination for Android developers looking to sell their apps, has acquired Android app Scientific Calculator from developer Petr Hapal. Scientific Calculator supports advanced calculations such as complex number equations and it has a large universal/physical/mathematical/chemical constant table, making it a tool ready for science.
buyer parent: CIAmedia
buyer: Appsbuyout
Appsbuyout is the destination for successful Android developers looking to sell their apps. They buy apps that are popular with users directly from sellers, so there are no fees payable to middlemen. They’re proud to hear sellers tell them their process is smooth, friendly and trustworthy. "
target: Scientific Calculator
Scientific Calculator is a powerful Android scientific calculator with a real look. It is one of the few Android calculators with complex number equations support.
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Ticker: ROKE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROK Entertainment Group
ROK Entertainment Group
ROK Entertainment Group is a world-leading mobile entertainment company specialising in the development and deployment of innovative mobile technologies, services and applications.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$14.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($34.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($35.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
177
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Ticker: TSXV:BKD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Breaking Data Corporation
Breaking Data Corporation
Breaking Data Corp. is a technology provider of semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$9.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: WSE:WPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska owns and operates internet portals. The group is also active on the Polish online advertising market, offering its customers a wide range of advertising products, including in generating leads for online stores for e-commerce market. The company is based in Warsaw, Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$171.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.77
EBIT ($mm)
$32.77
Net Income ($mm)
$18.39
Employees
1046
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Ticker: TSXV:ZUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
Founded in 2008, ZoomerMedia is Canada's leading diversified multimedia company devoted to creating content, services and experiences for Canada's largest demographic - "Zoomers" or the 17.2 million Canadians aged 45plus - on all platforms: television, radio, print, digital, and live events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$37.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.89
EBIT ($mm)
$3.58
Net Income ($mm)
$2.68
Employees
14
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Ticker: REDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rediff.com
Rediff.com provides a platform for Indians worldwide to connect with one another online. Rediff.com is committed to offering a personalized and a secure surfing and shopping environment. Rediff.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$18.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
316
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Ticker: GIGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GigaMedia Limited
GigaMedia Limited
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.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$10.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.92)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.16
Employees
251
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Ticker: PLTK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Playtika Ltd.
Playtika Ltd.
Based in Israel, Playtika is a leading mobile gaming company and monetization platform with over 36 million monthly active users across a portfolio of games. Founded in 2010, Playtika was among the first to offer free-to-play social games on social networks and mobile platforms.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,583.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$681.90
EBIT ($mm)
$558.20
Net Income ($mm)
$308.50
Employees
4000
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Ticker: IRBT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iRobot Corporation
iRobot is a global consumer robot company that designs and builds thoughtful robots and intelligent home innovations that make life better. iRobot introduced the first Roomba robot vacuum in 2002.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$1,564.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$45.47
EBIT ($mm)
$14.46
Net Income ($mm)
$30.39
Employees
1415
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A192080
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DoubleU Games Co., Ltd.
DoubleU Games is one of the leading social casino gaming publishers based in Seoul, Korea. Founded in 2012, DoubleU Games is the only Asia-based social casino game operator among global top-tier players.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$142.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.06
EBIT ($mm)
$49.75
Net Income ($mm)
$48.17
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:GMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaming Realms plc
Gaming Realms plc
Gaming Realms develops, publishes and licenses next-generation mobile gaming content. Their market-leading mobile technology powers content distribution and monetization across real money and social gaming markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$46.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.46)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
150
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Ticker: AAPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apple, Inc.
Apple, Inc.
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$378,323.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$128,218.00
EBIT ($mm)
$116,903.00
Net Income ($mm)
$100,555.00
Employees
154000
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Ticker: KOSE:A005930
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$233,441.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$69,230.99
EBIT ($mm)
$43,106.56
Net Income ($mm)
$32,761.99
Employees
113957
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Ticker: MSFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
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.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$184,903.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$94,918.00
EBIT ($mm)
$81,930.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: A066570:KS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics Inc. is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$62,154.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,186.90
EBIT ($mm)
$3,299.82
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.78
Employees
38119
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Ticker: TSE:6752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, comprised of over 634 companies. It manufactures and markets a wide range of products under the Panasonic brand to enhance and enrich lifestyles all around the globe.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$60,883.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,502.82
EBIT ($mm)
$2,542.99
Net Income ($mm)
$1,637.21
Employees
245546
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Ticker: NVDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$26,914.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$11,215.00
EBIT ($mm)
$10,041.00
Net Income ($mm)
$9,752.00
Employees
22473
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Ticker: TSE:6753
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sharp Corporation
Sharp Corporation
Sharp Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products, headquartered in Sakai-ku, Sakai. Since 2016 it has been an integral part of Taiwan-based Foxconn Group.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$22,384.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,416.27
EBIT ($mm)
$695.20
Net Income ($mm)
$635.15
Employees
54156
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Ticker: WDC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital Corp, Irvine, Calif., is an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of storage solutions that enable people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its HGST and WD® subsidiaries are long-time innovators in the storage industry.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$19,093.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,400.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,272.00
Net Income ($mm)
$397.00
Employees
72878
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Ticker: SEHK:493
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company principally engaged in electrical appliances businesses.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$10,474.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$172.80
EBIT ($mm)
$102.32
Net Income ($mm)
$90.75
Employees
50835
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Ticker: MSI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission-critical communications products and services to public safety and commercial customers around the world. Their innovations, products, and services play essential roles in people's lives.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$8,171.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,205.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,767.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: GRMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Garmin Ltd.
Garmin Ltd.
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,402.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,261.82
EBIT ($mm)
$1,126.42
Net Income ($mm)
$1,051.17
Employees
16000
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Ticker: AYI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AcuityBrands
AcuityBrands
Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. Acuity Brands is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and operates through North America, Europe, and Asia.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,672.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$551.80
EBIT ($mm)
$463.50
Net Income ($mm)
$330.40
Employees
12000
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Ticker: TSE:8050
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seiko
Seiko
Seiko is a Japanese holding company that manufactures and sells high quality products through its subsidiaries. Seiko manufactures watches, clocks, electronic devices, optical products, printers, payment terminals, large displays, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,275.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$144.51
EBIT ($mm)
$68.76
Net Income ($mm)
$55.38
Employees
12020
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Ticker: BB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackberry
Blackberry
BlackBerry is securing a connected world, delivering innovative solutions across the entire mobile ecosystem and beyond. They secure the world’s most sensitive data across all end points – from cars to smartphones – making the mobile-first enterprise vision a reality.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$882.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.00
EBIT ($mm)
($97.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3288
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Ticker: TSE:6737
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EIZO Corp
EIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions. EIZO is headquartered in Hakusan, Japan.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$657.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.41
EBIT ($mm)
$41.73
Net Income ($mm)
$33.64
Employees
0
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