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announced 8/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Luokung Technology Corp., will acquire eMapgo

synopsis: Luokung Technology Corp, one of the leading global spatial-temporal big-data processing technology companies and a leading interactive location-based services company in China, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity interests of eMapgo, one of the leading navigation electronic map service providers in China.
buyer: Luokung Technology Corp. (LKCO:$21.04)
Luokung is a leading global spatial-temporal big-data technology company and a leading interactive location-based services company in China. Luokung's mobile app provides personalized and precise services to travelers on the train and at their destination. "
target: eMapgo
eMapgo Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd (EMG) is one of the leading navigation electronic map service providers in China and has obtained Class-A qualification certificates of navigable surveying and mapping, internet map service and geographic information system engineering.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

MapmyIndia, acquired Vidteq

synopsis: MapmyIndia, India’s leader in premium quality digital map data and APIs, GPS navigation, tracking, location apps and GIS solutions, has acquired Vidteq, a company specialized in building VideoMaps, Digital Maps and Search databases for Navigational and Locational needs.
buyer: MapmyIndia
Founded in 1992, MapmyIndia is India’s leader in premium quality digital map data and APIs, GPS navigation, tracking, location apps and GIS solutions. "
target: Vidteq
VidTeq (India) Private Limited is a Bangalore based Company specialized in building VideoMaps, Digital Maps and Search database for Navigational and Locational needs.
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announced 12/10/2008 via AP - Associated Press

Vodafone Group Plc, will acquire Wayfinder Systems AB

synopsis: Vodafone Group PLC, the world's biggest mobile phone provider by sales, said it has offered to buy Swedish wireless navigation device company Wayfinder Systems for 239 million Swedish kronor ($29 million) in cash.
buyer: Vodafone Group Plc (LSE:VOD:$48,750.70)
Vodafone's vision is to be the world's mobile communications leader - enriching customers' lives, helping individuals, businesses and communities be more connected in a mobile world. "
target: Wayfinder Systems AB
Wayfinder offers map, direction and GPS navigation services accessible by mobile phones. From these basic navigation services, we provide mobile phone users with content services including digital city guidebooks traffic information, currency conversion and weather reports.
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closed 8/18/2014 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired JetPac Inc

synopsis: Google has acquired Jetpac, an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: JetPac Inc
Jetpac is an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
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announced 5/31/2013 via CNW Group

Sprylogics International Corp, will acquire Poynt Corporation

synopsis: Sprylogics International announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Poynt Inc. Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
buyer: Sprylogics International Corp (SPY.V:$0.23)
Sprylogics International Corp. develops advanced search, analysis, and information display tools and services. These solutions enable users to search large amounts of unstructured data on the Web and in internal corporate databases, and convert it into actionable intelligence. "
target parent: Intertainment Media Inc.
target: Poynt Corporation
Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
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closed 6/1/2012 via AP - Associated Press

Travelogy.com Pte Ltd, acquired nearby.sg

synopsis: Travelogy.com, a Singapore-based startup that builds technology and provides digital marketing solutions for travel, has announced the full acquisition of nearby.sg, a location-based mapping and points-of-interest directory in Singapore.
buyer: Travelogy.com Pte Ltd
Travelogy.com is a Singapore-based startup that provides technology and digital marketing solutions to the travel industry. It owns and operates the travel portals ComeSingapore.com and TripZilla.com. "
target: nearby.sg
Founded since March 2010, Nearby is an intuitive platform that allows people to search what's near a location in real-time across both mobile and web platforms. Featuring 16469 point of interests and analyzing over 114022 locations, Nearby is your shortcut to becoming a local in Singapore.
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closed 5/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Koprol

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. announced the acquisition of Koprol. Koprol extends Yahoo’s social, mobile and local offerings and focuses on the intersection of location, community expertise and mobile experiences that have become important trends around the globe. Koprol enables users to interact and share knowledge about their community.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. "
target: Koprol
Koprol allows people to connect and share photos, reviews and additional information about locations in real-time using just their mobile phone browser, making the service accessible to a larger percentage of mobile users.
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closed 1/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Oversee.net, acquired Crash City Guides

synopsis: Oversee.net, an internet company that owns and operates a portfolio of websites and mobile apps in travel, retail and consumer finance, announced that it had acquired Crash City Guides, a location-based attraction discovery app and website where you can find 1,000s of unique and curated tourist attraction.
buyer: Oversee.net
Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites. "
target: Crash City Guides
Crash is a location-based attraction discovery app and website where you can find 1,000s of unique and curated tourist attractions. Think of it as Yelp, meets Foursquare, meets Instagram (with a touch of Roadside America), all around photo-worthy tourist attractions.
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closed 2/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sunshine Technologies, Inc, acquired PressureNet

synopsis: Sunshine, an app that gathers data from users to see what’s going on their area, has acquired PressureNet, a company that builds software that collects and disseminates atmospheric pressure data from Android smartphones.
buyer: Sunshine Technologies, Inc
Sunshine personalizes weather reports. Their app gathers data from users to see what’s going on their area as well as allow users to provide feedback on how the temperature feels to them. "
target: PressureNet
PressureNet builds software that collects and disseminates atmospheric pressure data from Android smartphones. They are collaborating with atmospheric scientists to use the data in new weather forecasting systems aimed at improving short-term severe weather forecasts.
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closed 10/7/2014 via BNC Analysis

The E.W. Scripps Company, acquired WeatherSphere

synopsis: WeatherSphere, the company behind the #1 Paid weather application on iOS, and maker of 3 of the Top 10 Paid weather apps as well as 3 of the Top 20 Grossing weather apps, has been acquired by the E.W. Scripps Co., which hosts a portfolio of TV, print and digital media brands.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,208.43)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. Scripps owns 21 local television stations as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. "
target: WeatherSphere
WeatherSphere combines science with simplicity. They focus on immediate information by providing a collection of applications that are straightforward, reliable, and built with the user in mind.
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closed 9/11/2013 via Company Press Release

MeteoGroup, acquired Magical Weather

synopsis: MeteoGroup, the group behind the weather apps, WeatherPro and MeteorEarth, has announced the acquisition of Magical Weather, a stunning weather app for iPad and iPad mini. Magical Weather provides easy to read weather forecasts for anywhere in the world, set against beautiful graphic displays.
buyer: MeteoGroup
MeteoGroup is Europe's largest private sector weather business with a worldwide customer base and operations in Europe, Singapore and the USA. The Group employs around 100 meteorologists, providing services in nine European languages. "
target parent: Sophiestication
target: Magical Weather
Magical Weather gives users exactly the weather information they need. It provides a detailed forecast for their current location or beautiful, and easy-to-read summaries of the weather anywhere in the world.
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closed 4/2/2015 via Company Press Release

TomTom NV, acquired Whereis Maps

synopsis: TomTom announces the acquisition of Location Navigation including the WhereIs map assets of Australia from Sensis. TomTom will acquire all business activities of Location Navigation including its mapping IP and customer database.
buyer: TomTom NV (ENXTAM:TOM2:$1,079.90)
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Whereis Maps
Whereis Maps is a leading provider of digital maps and content for Australia, and among the leading digital maps and content providers for New Zealand as well. Whereis.com provides maps and directions to almost any address in Australia, plus points of interest along the way.
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closed 9/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Zip.ch S.A., acquired Oeffnungszeiten.ch GmbH

synopsis: Online search portal ZIP.ch has announced the acquisition of the www.oeffnungszeiten.ch service, which belongs to Times.ch. With more than 300,000 visits a month, Oeffnungszeiten.ch is the most visited web site with opening hours in Switzerland. Oeffnungszeiten.ch is a free app that provides instant opening times of locations.
buyer: Zip.ch S.A.
ZIP.ch is the new 2.0 phone directory for Switzerland. It aims to offer users a simple and effective search tool covering all businesses and individuals listed in the Swiss YellowPages and WhitePages while encouraging business owners to claim and enhance their listing for free. "
target parent: Times.ch
target: Oeffnungszeiten.ch GmbH
Öffnungszeiten.ch is the new interactive search engine for any location, company or restaurant in Switzerland. Öffnungszeiten.ch is a free app that provides instant opening times of a desired location! Find actual opening times in real-time.
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

OwnLocal, Inc., acquired Wanderful Media

synopsis: OwnLocal, a provider of an automated digital ad agency platform that powers hundreds of local media companies, has acquired Wanderful Media, a retail-focused mobile media company. Wanderful Media engages US consumers via their shopping apps, mobile and regional networks. They own and operate Find&Save, CoffeeTable, and the Wanderful Mobile Network.
buyer: OwnLocal, Inc.
OwnLocal turns media companies into sophisticated local digital advertising specialists. Their automated digital ad agency platform powers hundreds of local media companies, tens of thousands of small businesses, and their local ad network delivers more than 1 billion impressions every month. "
target: Wanderful Media
Wanderful Media is a retail-focused mobile media company, engaging US consumers via their shopping apps, mobile and regional networks. Wanderful Media owns and operates Find&Save, CoffeeTable, the Wanderful Mobile Network and the Wanderful Regional Network.
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announced 11/23/2016 via Company Press Release

BIG Un Limited, will acquire Pricemaker

synopsis: Big Un Limited announced that it has agreed to acquire Pricemaker, a New Zealand-based technology company. Pricemaker has developed market leading software for Commercial Conversations. Pricemaker connects shoppers and local businesses, letting users describe what they want to buy, and allowing local businesses to provide them personalised offers.
buyer: BIG Un Limited (ASX:BIG:$10.60)
Big Un Limited is a video production and review platform. The Company integrates video, internet, social media, and mobile phone applications to provide a collection of video reviews of businesses. Big Un operates in the Australian, United Kingdom, and United States markets. "
target: Pricemaker
Pricemaker Ltd. develops a mobile application which connects shoppers and local businesses. Users describe what they want to buy, and salespeople from local businesses will make personalised offers to suit their needs. Pricemaker Ltd. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Wellington, New Zealand.
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closed 11/13/2012 via Market Wire

Wanderful Media, acquired iCircular

synopsis: Wanderful Media™, a new digital local discovery shopping company based in Silicon Valley, announced the acquisition of iCircular. Wanderful Media's mission is to connect retail advertisers with millions of local consumers wherever and however they shop. The company acquired iCircular to broaden its products for mobile devices and tablets.
buyer: Wanderful Media
Wanderful Media is a Silicon Valley company reinventing local discovery shopping. Wanderful Media makes discovery shopping engaging, fun and social for consumers, wherever they are and however they shop -- tablet, mobile and web. "
target parent: The Associated Press
target: iCircular
iCircular is the mobile home to Sunday newspaper ads leading shoppers to great deals and savings at their favorite stores from their smartphone by just touching the Deals tab.
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closed 3/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Infogroup, acquired GoTime, Inc.

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of high-value data and multichannel marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of Seattle based GoTime, Inc., a data management platform company specializing in high value data acquisition and delivery.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Infogroup (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup helps companies increase sales and customer loyalty through its high value data, market intelligence and innovative digital solutions. It uncovers and unlocks revenue growth by enabling its clients to connect and engage with their most valuable audiences millions of times each day. "
target: GoTime, Inc.
GoTime, Inc. is a Seattle-based data management platform company specializing in high value data acquisition and delivery founded with the mission of helping people make real world decisions on where to go in their city.
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announced 10/24/2007 via BusinessWire

80108 Media will be merged with Go2,

synopsis: go2®, a leader in mobile search and directory services, and 80108 Media, a pioneer in original local mobile content, today announced plans to merge, forming go2 Media™, a company focused on the growing user demand for more localized, personalized mobile content.
buyer: Go2
A leader in mobile search and directory services since 1999, go2 owns and operates a broad range of online and mobile websites including go2 Movies, go2 Dining, go2 Pets, go2 Golf and over 300 mobile websites dedicated to specific colleges and universities throughout the U.S. "
target: 80108 Media
80108 offers a network of mobile correspondents creating relevant, local content and a proprietary and innovative SMS delivery system. 80108 Media is backed by several Boston-area venture capital firms.
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announced 9/24/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Boliga Gruppen A/S, will acquire DinGeo

synopsis: Boliga Gruppen, a Danish independent, listed media group, which is engaged in portal operations with a focus on the housing market as well as the provision of mortgage loans, will acquire DinGeo, a Danish company that collects geodata, presents it in an easy and clear format and releases it to ordinary Danes.
buyer: Boliga Gruppen A/S (CPSE:BOLIGA:$7.15)
Headquartered in Denmark, Boliga Gruppen is an independent, listed media group, which is engaged in portal operations with a focus on the housing market as well as the provision of mortgage loans via Reel Finans Ejendomskreditselskab A / S. "
target: DinGeo
Headquartered in Denmark, DinGeo collects geodata, presents it in an easy and clear format and releases it to ordinary Danes. With DinGeo, homeowners can learn more about their own home and local area, while home buyers get information about a home they are interested in.
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closed 3/4/2015 via Market Wire

Multimedia Platforms LLC, acquired Columbia FunMap, Inc.

synopsis: Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP) announced it has acquired Columbia FunMap, Inc. (FunMaps), a 33-year-old LGBT travel and leisure publishing company, delivering local and regional maps, information and advertising to more than forty (40) key North American cities.
buyer parent: Cybermesh International Corp.
buyer: Multimedia Platforms LLC (OTCPK:MMPW:$0.76)
Multimedia Platforms, LLC ("MMP") is an industry-leading Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, and related online platforms, to deliver information and advertising to niche markets. "
target: Columbia FunMap, Inc.
Columbia FunMap, Inc. (FunMaps) is a 33 year old LGBT travel and leisure publishing company, delivering local and regional maps, information and advertising to more than forty (40) key North American cities. FunMaps distributes over 1.5 million map guides yearly.
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announced 8/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Luokung Technology Corp., will acquire eMapgo

synopsis: Luokung Technology Corp, one of the leading global spatial-temporal big-data processing technology companies and a leading interactive location-based services company in China, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity interests of eMapgo, one of the leading navigation electronic map service providers in China.
buyer: Luokung Technology Corp. (LKCO:$21.04)
Luokung is a leading global spatial-temporal big-data technology company and a leading interactive location-based services company in China. Luokung's mobile app provides personalized and precise services to travelers on the train and at their destination. "
target: eMapgo
eMapgo Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd (EMG) is one of the leading navigation electronic map service providers in China and has obtained Class-A qualification certificates of navigable surveying and mapping, internet map service and geographic information system engineering.
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announced 8/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Luokung Technology Corp., will acquire eMapgo

synopsis: Luokung Technology Corp, one of the leading global spatial-temporal big-data processing technology companies and a leading interactive location-based services company in China, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity interests of eMapgo, one of the leading navigation electronic map service providers in China.
buyer: Luokung Technology Corp. (LKCO:$21.04)
Luokung is a leading global spatial-temporal big-data technology company and a leading interactive location-based services company in China. Luokung's mobile app provides personalized and precise services to travelers on the train and at their destination. "
target: eMapgo
eMapgo Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd (EMG) is one of the leading navigation electronic map service providers in China and has obtained Class-A qualification certificates of navigable surveying and mapping, internet map service and geographic information system engineering.
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announced 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Luokung Technology Corp., will acquire botBrain.ai

synopsis: Luokung Technology Corp., a leading global spatial-temporal big-data technology and interactive location-based services company in China, will acquire a 67.36% stake in botBrain.ai, a Chinese provider of intelligent content solutions. botBrain.ai offers AI powered content management and operation platforms and knowledge learning assistant systems.
buyer: Luokung Technology Corp. (LKCO:$21.04)
Luokung is a leading global spatial-temporal big-data technology company and a leading interactive location-based services company in China. Luokung's mobile app provides personalized and precise services to travelers on the train and at their destination. "
target: botBrain.ai
botBrain.ai is a Chinese provider of intelligent content solutions. botBrain.ai offers AI powered content management and operation platforms and knowledge learning assistant systems. The company serves many well-known enterprises based in China, including ChinaNews, Baby Tree, Baofeng, and more.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jienem Co,. Ltd., acquired VOLO (Mobile App)

synopsis: Jienem, an online reservation service for guest houses, hostels and homestay in South Korea, has acquired VOLO from SK Planet, a provider of personalized commerce platform services. VOLO is a South Korean travel blogging mobile app that enables travelers to record each moment of their journey.
buyer: Jienem Co,. Ltd.
Jienem is an online reservation service for guest houses, hostels and homestay in South Korea. Their Monstay platform allows users to book a variety of room types, including guest houses, caravans, hotels, and more. Jienem has a network of over 300 guest house locations that users can choose from. "
target parent: SK Telecom
target: VOLO (Mobile App)
VOLO is a South Korean travel blogging mobile app that enables travelers to record each moment of their journey. With its travel-focused features, such as photos, locations, and routes, VOLO helps travelers to record their valuable experiences without difficulty.
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announced 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

AT Technology Co Ltd, will acquire Taba

synopsis: AT technology Co Ltd will buy 37,427 shares (55%) of Taba, a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
buyer: AT Technology Co Ltd (KOSDAQ:A073570:$120.12)
AT technology Co., Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductor testing equipment. The Company's products include wafer test equipment, LCD testing equipment, and other semiconductor related components. "
target: Taba
Taba is a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Epiclist

synopsis: The outdoor brand VAUDE is now taking over the internationally popular iPhone app Epiclist, adding a further facet to its comprehensive commitment to sustainability. Epiclist is an iPhone-compatible application designed for posting travel and outdoor stories which users can share with their friends.
buyer: VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG
VAUDE is a German producer of mountain sports equipment. The head office is in Tettnang, Germany. "
target: Epiclist
Epiclist is an iPhone-compatible application designed for posting travel and outdoor stories which users can share with their friends.
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announced 4/22/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

MakeMyTrip.com, will acquire Mygola

synopsis: MakeMyTrip Limited, India's leading online travel company, is announcing an agreement to acquire Mygola.com and its assets. Mygola is a platform enabling travelers to discover customizable and bookable travel itineraries.
buyer: MakeMyTrip.com (MMYT:$363.62)
MakeMyTrip Limited, an online travel company, provides travel products and solutions in India and internationally. Its services and products include air tickets, hotel bookings, holiday packages, rail tickets, bus tickets, car hire, and more. "
target: Mygola
Mygola is a platform enabling travelers to discover customizable and bookable travel itineraries. With the help of thousands of curated itineraries, customers can quickly find something they like and tweak it as much (or as little) to create a beautiful, custom trip plan.
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closed 5/5/2014 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor LLC, acquired Tripbod

synopsis: TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Tripbod, a travel community that helps connect travelers to local experts and, in doing so, is able to deliver to travelers relevant recommendations direct from a local expert. Tripbod employees will operate out of the TripAdvisor London office.
buyer: TripAdvisor LLC (TRIP:$1,556.00)
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: Tripbod
Tripbod is a travel community that helps connect travelers to local experts and, in doing so, is able to deliver to travelers relevant recommendations direct from a local expert. Travel recommendations are accessed via smart phone or tablet apps.
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closed 11/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired TouristEye

synopsis: TouristEye announced that it has been acquired by travel heavyweight Lonely Planet. TouristEye is a mobile app and website for planning trips and discovering new things to do while traveling. It builds itineraries and collects things to do while traveling in new cities.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice. "
target: TouristEye
TouristEye is a mobile app and website for planning trips and discovering new things to do while traveling. It builds itineraries and collects things to do while traveling in new cities.
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announced 11/18/2010 via PR Newswire

Expedia, Inc., will acquire Mobiata LLC

synopsis: Expedia, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Mobiata™, creator of best selling mobile travel applications including FlightTrack™. The deal marks Expedia's most significant investment to date in addressing the mobile travel market, and accelerates the company's ability to enable mobile travel shopping and booking.
buyer: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE:$10,982.84)
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes more than 90 localized Expedia.com®- and Hotels.com®-branded sites. "
target: Mobiata LLC
Mobiata creates best selling mobile travel applications for smartphones and emerging devices. Since its founding in December 2008, Mobiata's applications have been featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post, TechCrunch, USA Today and in Apple TV and print ads.
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired Where I've Been, LLC

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Where I've Been, a leading travel website and social platform with a detailed interactive world map that lets users share where they've been, lived, and want to go. Where I've Been allows users to share their world map on social networks and interact with like-minded users.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,556.00)
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. It offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search and TripAdvisor Mobile with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: Where I've Been, LLC
Where I've Been, LLC is a leading travel website and social platform with a detailed interactive world map that lets users share where they've been, lived, and want to go. Where I've Been® allows users to share their world map on social networks and interact with like-minded users.
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closed 1/13/2006 via PR Newswire

DynEco Corporation, acquired Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc.

synopsis: DynEco Corporation announced today that on January 13, 2006, it completed the acquisition of all the outstanding capital stock of Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc. ("Dynamic"), which will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of DynEco.
buyer: DynEco Corporation
DynEco, through its wholly owned subsidiary Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc. ("Dynamic"), is focused on consolidating leisure-based travel products, such as airfares, hotels, car rentals, excursions, and tours, using proprietary computer software and broadband communication technology. "
target: Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc.
Dynamic owns the proprietary rights to Tourscape, a packaging software that enables end-users the ability to create, price and manage multiple travel products online, instantaneously.
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announced 7/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

TrustYou GmbH, will acquire CheckMate

synopsis: Review analytics and reputation-management company TrustYou has acquired guest- and hotel-messaging platform Checkmate. CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
buyer: TrustYou GmbH
TrustYou searches, analyzes, and distills travel reviews from the web. Their data and web based software are used by hotels, accommodations, and restaurants to monitor, survey, and act upon guest feedback, with the aim of providing better service, more influence and enhanced online presence. "
target parent: Room 77, Inc.
target: CheckMate
CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
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closed 5/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Remark Media, Inc., acquired Hotelmobi

synopsis: Remark Media, Inc., a global digital media company, announced the acquisition of Hotelmobi, a company engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotel booking applications. Hotelmobi plans to launch its widely anticipated "Roomlia" application in the third quarter of 2014.
buyer: Remark Media, Inc. (MARK:$75.39)
Remark Media, Inc. is an innovative digital media company focused on the 18-to-34 year old demographic. It operates across a variety of verticals including fashion, sports, entertainment, health and wellness, personal finance and informational know-how. "
target: Hotelmobi
Hotelmobi, a company engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotel booking applications, is committed to making hotel booking easy and fun for travelers, and filling rooms that might otherwise go empty for hotels. Their hotel booking app, Roomalia, is set to launch in late 2014.
price ($mm)
$2.46
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closed 9/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Blink

synopsis: Groupon announced the acquisition of last-minute travel app Blink, a leading European destination for great deals on highly curated, same-day hotel bookings, bolstering its rapidly growing Groupon Getaways travel business.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: Blink
Blink is a brand new revolutionary hotel booking application. Blink differs from other booking methods as it is exclusively via mobile to book premium hotels last minute. The simplicity of the booking system means that bookings can be confirmed in just four taps.
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closed 3/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Room 77, Inc., acquired CheckMate

synopsis: The hotel search engine Room 77 has tapped Drew Patterson as chief executive officer and bought the stealth-mode startup CheckMate, which Patterson co-founded. CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. Its easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day.
buyer: Room 77, Inc.
Mountain View-based Room 77 operates a hotel search engine that allows travelers to search hotels and travel sites to find savings. Travelers can score hidden rates that they can't find on other hotel search engines, including automobile club, senior, government and military. "
target: CheckMate
CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
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closed 9/12/2012 via PR Web

Travelers Network, acquired Beat The Traffic

synopsis: Beat The Traffic is a leading provider of vehicle traffic reporting solutions for broadcast media and consumers. The acquisition of Beat The Traffic by Pelmorex Media enhances Pelmorex's traffic and traveler-related information and paves the way for the company’s upcoming launch of Travelers Network in late October.
buyer parent: The Weather Network
buyer: Travelers Network
Travelers Network is a trusted advisor providing you intelligent and comprehensive information about your trip, so you can efficiently and successfully complete your journey. The Traveler's Network app and web site provide you with all the information you need to plan your trip. "
target: Beat The Traffic
Triangle Software LLC d/b/a Beat the Traffic is the fastest-growing provider of vehicle traffic reporting solutions for broadcast media.
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closed 1/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Next Jump, Inc., acquired FlightCaster, Inc.

synopsis: Next Jump, Inc., a leader in next generation ecommerce and advertising technology, has announced the completion of its acquisition of FlightCaster, Inc., best known for providing popular Web and mobile apps that predict flight delays.
buyer: Next Jump, Inc.
Next Jump, Inc. creates consumer and merchant relationships using three core products: a highly personalized CRM engine, an online consumer commerce platform, and a merchant analytics portal. "
target: FlightCaster, Inc.
FlightCaster, Inc. is best known for providing popular Web and mobile apps that predict flight delays. The company uses an advanced algorithm that scours data on every domestic flight for the past 10 years and matches it to real-time conditions.
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closed 10/19/2010 via BusinessWire

NCR Corporation, acquired Mobiqa

synopsis: NCR Corporation announced that it has acquired Mobiqa − a global pioneer and market leader in the delivery of mobile optimized content − and provider of tickets, boarding passes, downloadable applications and coupons in the travel, entertainment and retail sectors.
buyer: NCR Corporation (NCR:$6,424.00)
NCR Corporation is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCR’s assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, healthcare, entertainment, and public sector organizations. "
target: Mobiqa
Mobiqa is a leader in the delivery of optimized mobile boarding passes to the airline industry. The company is able to deliver content to smartphones and legacy handsets via over 600 mobile networks in over 150 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$15
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closed 2/10/2015 via PR Newswire

CurbStand, acquired Curby

synopsis: CurbStand, the maker of the first and largest valet parking network for consumers and operators that offers interactivity, seamless mobile payments and on-demand services, announced the acquisition of Curby, the complete valet parking solution that provides valet operators with advanced business tools, reporting and metrics previously unavailable.
buyer: CurbStand
CurbStand is a mobile payment and specialty services platform for the valet and parking industries. CurbStand delivers a cashless, concierge-style valet experience for customers to find, pay and tip for parking and for businesses and their valet companies to better manage their parking. "
target: Curby
Curby is the complete valet parking solution that provides valet operators with advanced business tools, reporting and metric. The platform enables valet operators to monitor vehicle and staff activity in real time at each parking location, and more.
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closed 4/3/2013 via Market Wire

OpenCoin, acquired Simple Honey Inc.

synopsis: Simple Honey Inc. announced its acquisition by OpenCoin, the company building the Ripple protocol for a new virtual currency and distributed open source payment network. The Simplehoney team has successfully launched targeted vertical applications for the travel and shopping categories.
buyer: OpenCoin
OpenCoin Inc. is committed to a simple, global and open currency system. Their team works to continually improve the Ripple network’s open source code-base, developer API and consumer and merchant services. The Ripple network is an open source, peer-to-peer payment network. "
target: Simple Honey Inc.
Simplehoney was founded by Joyce Kim and Eric Nakagawa. The simplehoney team has successfully launched targeted vertical applications for the travel and shopping categories.
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closed 11/18/2013 via GlobeNewswire

StudentUniverse, acquired WeHostels

synopsis: StudentUniverse, a tech company that provides exclusive discounts, rewards, and experiences for students, faculty and youth, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire WeHostels, a mobile travel agency that allows users to book budget accommodation through its best-in-class mobile applications.
buyer: StudentUniverse
StudentUniverse is a tech company that provides exclusive discounts, rewards, and experiences for students, faculty and youth. StudentUniverse negotiates exclusive airfares from over 65 airline partners globally, discounted rates on hotels and tours all over the world. "
target: WeHostels
WeHostels is an award-winning mobile travel agency for the youth segment. Through its mobile apps travelers can book affordable accommodations (hotels & hostels) in more than 800 cities and discover events (concerts and festivals) around the world.
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closed 6/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Expedia, Inc., acquired SilverRail Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Expedia, Inc., the largest online travel company in the world, has completed the acquisition of the majority stake in SilverRail Technologies, Inc., a mission-driven business that is building the digital infrastructure for the global rail industry.
buyer: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE:$10,982.84)
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more. "
target: SilverRail Technologies, Inc.
SilverRail, a mission-driven business, is building the digital infrastructure for the global rail industry. SilverRail has expertise in every step of the customer life cycle: journey planning, inventory management, scheduling, pricing, booking, payment, ticketing, reporting and administration.
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