Like Genius Media Group, Inc.

closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

MediaLab, acquired Genius Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: MediaLab.Ai Inc., a holding company of consumer internet brands, has acquired Genius, a lyrics database, editorial publisher and digital media company. Genius provides the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and musical knowledge. Their platform is a destination for artists, creatives and superfans to discuss and deconstruct all things music.
buyer: MediaLab
MediaLab is a Santa Monica-based holding company that was founded in 2018. It holds a number of internet brands including the Whisper, an online platform where people share thoughts and feelings anonymously, and DatPiff, a launchpad for hip hop artists. "
target: Genius Media Group, Inc.
Genius is a lyrics database, editorial publisher, and digital media company. Genius provides the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and musical knowledge. Their platform is a destination for artists, creatives, and superfans to discuss and deconstruct all things music.
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closed 3/6/2012 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, Inc., acquired Setlist.fm

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, has acquired Setlist.fm, a ground-breaking, vibrant community of active music fans who collect and share concert set lists online. Setlist.fm will create a richer, more interactive fan experience within the Live Nation community.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: Setlist.fm
Setlist.fm is a ground-breaking, vibrant community of active music fans who collect and share concert set lists online. Setlist.fm has built a database of more than 400,000 set lists for 24,000 artists in more than 70,000 venues around the world.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tribe of Noise, acquired Free Music Archive

synopsis: Musician community and services company Tribe of Noise has acquired the Free Music Archive, a community of creators and an interactive library of curated, high-quality, free legal music. The FMA is a resource for audiophiles, and all of the audio has been hand-picked by one of their established audio curators.
buyer parent: Catenae Innovation PLC
buyer: Tribe of Noise
Tribe of Noise is a Netherlands-based digital music licensing company and website for connecting musicians with media professionals and businesses. Their online community represents over 34,000 artists from 194 countries and supplies music licenses to the film, TV, gaming and more. "
target parent: KitSplit
target: Free Music Archive
Free Music Archive (FMA) is a community of creators and an interactive library of curated, high-quality, free legal music, originally started by the radio station WFMU. The FMA is a resource for audiophiles, and all of the audio has been hand-picked by one of their established audio curators.
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closed 12/13/2018 via PR Newswire

KitSplit, acquired Free Music Archive

synopsis: KitSplit.com, the community marketplace for camera rentals, today announced that they have acquired the Free Music Archive. Free Music Archive is a community of creators and an interactive library of curated, high-quality, free legal music with over 128,000 songs, originally started by the legendary radio station WFMU.
buyer: KitSplit
KitSplit is a rental marketplace transforming the film and photography world, making it easier and more affordable to rent cameras and related gear. KitSplit saves renters time and money with its inventory of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of gear, instant insurance, and on-demand delivery. "
target parent: WFMU
target: Free Music Archive
Free Music Archive (FMA) is a community of creators and an interactive library of curated, high-quality, free legal music, originally started by the radio station WFMU. The FMA is a resource for audiophiles, and all of the audio has been hand-picked by one of their established audio curators.
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announced 10/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Neowiz Games, will acquire Neowiz Internet Corp

synopsis: Neowiz Games Corp. announced that it has signed a statutory merger agreement with Neowiz Internet Corporation, a Korea-based company engaged in the provision of online music services and distribution of digital music.
buyer: Neowiz Games (KOSDAQ:A095660:$257.19)
Neowiz Games engages in the development and publishing of online games in South Korea and internationally. It manages pamang.com, an online game portal that offers arcade, action, FPS, TPS, RPG, sports, and racing games. The company is based in Bundang-gu, South Korea. "
target: Neowiz Internet Corp
Neowiz Internet Corporation provides online music and movies streaming and downloading services. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea.
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closed 10/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Sonoma Wire Works, acquired Submersible Music, Inc.

synopsis: Sonoma Wire Works, makers of RiffWorks recording software and the FourTrack and InstantDrummer iPhone Apps, has acquired the entire Submersible Music product line, including the award-winning DrumCore and KitCore software and drum content.
buyer: Sonoma Wire Works
Sonoma Wire Works develops high-quality, innovative products and services that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music. Sonoma Wire Works' products enhance the user's ability to create great-sounding music without requiring a technical background. "
target: Submersible Music, Inc.
Submersible was founded to make the music creation process easier by providing access to a extensive collection of audio loop libraries. Their staff is comprised of musicians, composers, engineers and producers who also happen to be business folks, software engineers, and product designers.
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closed 10/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Sonoma Wire Works, acquired Discrete Drums

synopsis: Sonoma Wire Works, makers of RiffWorks recording software and the FourTrack and InstantDrummer iPhone Apps, has acquired the Discrete Drums brand and product line of drum recording libraries. This move will ensure the continuation and expansion of impeccable drum library products for both Discrete Drums and Sonoma Wire Works customers.
buyer: Sonoma Wire Works
Sonoma Wire Works develops high-quality, innovative products and services that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music. Sonoma Wire Works' products enhance the user's ability to create great-sounding music without requiring a technical background. "
target: Discrete Drums
The original multitrack drum library. Discrete Drums' expanding line of products is critically acclaimed and widely regarded as the best drum library around.
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closed 12/12/2006 via PR Newswire

Net Music Makers, acquired My Virtual Band

synopsis: Net Music Makers announced the acquisition of My Virtual Band. The two sites will be consolidated and re-launched in early 2007 to create a leading social networking website for musicians and fans. The site becomes property of privately-held House of Hansen Productions, LLC, a digital music entertainment company.
buyer: Net Music Makers
Net Music Makers.com ("NMM") is an online collaborative music website, in the process of rolling out a suite of interactive Web 2.0 musician services that will revolutionize music-making. The new site provides a 360-degree music-making experience, including a 24x7 virtual studio. "
target: My Virtual Band
MyVirtualBand.com is taking the concept of "open source" music to the next level. MyVirtualBand.com projects are created from the ground up as open source, continually evolving songs.
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closed 3/16/2006 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired Crank City Music

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that its Jupiterimages division has acquired the assets of Crank City Music, which includes a wholly-owned music library of over 1,300 royalty-free music tracks and the Web site www.crankcity.com.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: Crank City Music
Crank City Music provides royalty free CD collections in a variety of themes and styles for a wide range of product applications, and MP3 downloads with a simple preview/purchase/download e-commerce process.
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closed 12/6/2005 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired BBM.net

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation today announced that its JupiterImages division has acquired the assets of Bigshot Media and BBM.net in separate transactions. Bigshot Media is the world's first and largest collection of stock flash footage. BBM.net offers royalty-free flash music loops online. Terms of these acquisitions were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: BBM.net
A collection of sound files designed to give your interactive project a complete, cohesive musical theme. A typical Music Loop Package contains a full mix loop to be used for a Flash intro or main section, alternate mixes of the main loop for section changes and individual short sounds.
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Gracenote, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Gracenote, the industry's leading media and entertainment metadata provider. Gracenote's global database and technology solutions include multichannel video programming distributors, smart televisions, streaming music services, connected devices, media players and in-car infotainment systems.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target parent: Tribune Media Company
target: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc., provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata.
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closed 2/3/2014 via Company Press Release

Tribune Company, acquired Gracenote, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed its acquisition of Gracenote from Sony Corporation of America. Gracenote is the largest source of music data in the world, featuring metadata for more than 180 million tracks, which helps power more than a billion smart phones and tablets, as well as the world's most popular streaming music services.
buyer: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks.
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closed 6/2/2008 via PR Newswire

Gracenote merged with Sony Corporation,

synopsis: Sony Corporation of America announced that it has completed the acquisition of Gracenote, Inc. The agreement to consummate the acquisition was previously announced on April 22, 2008.
buyer: Sony Corporation (SNE:$71,288.04)
The Sony Group is primarily focused on the Electronics (such as AV/IT products & components), Game (such as PlayStation), Entertainment (such as motion pictures and music), and Financial Services (such as insurance and banking) sectors. "
target: Gracenote
Gracenote is a global leader in embedded technology, enriched content, and data services for digital entertainment solutions within the Internet, consumer electronics, mobile, and automotive markets.
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closed 2/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Bellrock Media, Inc., acquired Moderati, Inc.

synopsis: Premium entertainment content developer and producer Bellrock Media has acquired mobile industry leader Moderati Inc. The two firms merge to form one of the first fully integrated mobile and broadband entertainment providers offering ground breaking content and unparalleled distribution in both the U.S. and Japan.
buyer: Bellrock Media, Inc.
Bellrock Media strives to invent entertainment properties that ensure a captive audience and a sustainable popularity through cooperative ventures with major brands and also develops proprietary technology that enables next-generation content. "
target parent: Faith Inc.
target: Moderati, Inc.
Moderati is a mobile entertainment pioneer. One of the top mobile media companies in North America, Moderati has unparalleled distribution through the decks of 14 U.S. carriers for its personalization products. The company delivers content under carrier brands, partner brands, or its own brands.
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closed 4/1/2006 via

ZIM Corporation, acquired Advanced Internet Services, Inc.

synopsis: ZIM Corporation, a global mobile service provider, aggregator and application developer for the mobile market, today announced it has agreed to acquired a U.S.-based mobile content company, Advanced Internet Services Inc., in a combined share and cash deal worth approximately $1.1 million.
buyer: ZIM Corporation
ZIM is a mobile service provider, aggregator and application developer for the mobile market. ZIM's bridges the gap between data and mobility. "
target: Advanced Internet Services, Inc.
Founded in 2002, Advanced Internet Services was one of the first independent websites in North America to offer cell phone ring tones and wallpapers. The ring tone sites host a large catalog of polyphonic and MP3 ring tones for music spanning from the 1950's to the most popular current hits.
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closed 12/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired EvntLive

synopsis: Yahoo has announced the acquisition of EventLive, a virtual venue and concert hall for live and on-demand music. EnvtLive debuted with plans to re-define the way people engage with music online by creating a scalable platform to host live, streaming concerts, from sold-out arenas to intimate clubs.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: EvntLive
EvntLive is a virtual venue and concert hall for live and on-demand music. EnvtLive debuted with plans to re-define the way people engage with music online by creating a scalable platform to host live, streaming concerts, from sold-out arenas to intimate clubs.
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closed 7/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, acquired Heardle

synopsis: Spotify announced it’s acquiring Heardle, a music recognition trivia game based on the format pioneered by Wordle. In Heardle, players try to guess a song as quickly as possible based on its opening notes; they get six tries, getting a few more seconds of music with each attempt.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,182.00)
Spotify is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, with 320 million users, including 144 million subscribers, across 92 markets. Spotify allows users to discover, manage, and share over 60 million tracks, including more than 1.9 million podcast titles for free. "
target: Heardle
Heardle is a music recognition trivia game based on the format pioneered by Wordle. In Heardle, players try to guess a song as quickly as possible based on its opening notes; they get six tries, getting a few more seconds of music with each attempt.
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announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, will acquire Voxler SAS

synopsis: Embracer Group AB’s indirectly wholly owned subsidiary Koch Media GmbH, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Paris and Marseille based Voxler SAS, a leading developer of music and karaoke games.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Voxler SAS
Voxler is made up of an independent team that develops musical video games that have already made more than 2 million players sing and dance in Europe. Voxler is an official developer on all consoles on the market and has several successful musical games to its credit.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paste Media Group LLC, acquired NoiseTrade

synopsis: Paste Media Group, a digital music and entertainment magazine, has acquired NoiseTrade from PledgeMusic, the world’s leading online, direct-to-fan music platform. NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data.
buyer parent: Wolfgang's Vault LLC
buyer: Paste Media Group LLC
Paste is a digital music and entertainment magazine. Paste is the premier pop culture destination for discerning readers who prize substance and authenticity. Paste prides itself on great writing about Music, Movies, TV, Comedy, Games, Books, Comics, Drinks and Politics. "
target parent: PledgeMusic
target: NoiseTrade
NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data, while offering advertisers a platform for reaching a highly engaged, targeted audience.
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announced 3/8/2016 via PR Newswire

PledgeMusic, will acquire NoiseTrade

synopsis: PledgeMusic, the leading global next generation direct-to-fan e-commerce platform, announced that it will acquire NoiseTrade. NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data.
buyer: PledgeMusic
PledgeMusic is a global next generation music company and direct-to-fan e-commerce platform dedicated to enabling artists to build community, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. "
target: NoiseTrade
NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data, while offering advertisers a platform for reaching a highly engaged, targeted audience.
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

MediaLab, acquired Genius Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: MediaLab.Ai Inc., a holding company of consumer internet brands, has acquired Genius, a lyrics database, editorial publisher and digital media company. Genius provides the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and musical knowledge. Their platform is a destination for artists, creatives and superfans to discuss and deconstruct all things music.
buyer: MediaLab
MediaLab is a Santa Monica-based holding company that was founded in 2018. It holds a number of internet brands including the Whisper, an online platform where people share thoughts and feelings anonymously, and DatPiff, a launchpad for hip hop artists. "
target: Genius Media Group, Inc.
Genius is a lyrics database, editorial publisher, and digital media company. Genius provides the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and musical knowledge. Their platform is a destination for artists, creatives, and superfans to discuss and deconstruct all things music.
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closed 9/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

MediaLab, acquired Imgur LLC

synopsis: MediaLab, a holding company of consumer internet brands, has acquired popular image sharing site Imgur. The acquisition will help Imgur, which currently claims some 300 million users, keep its team focused on creating the best place for community-powered entertainment online.
buyer: MediaLab
MediaLab is a Santa Monica-based holding company that was founded in 2018. It holds a number of internet brands including the Whisper, an online platform where people share thoughts and feelings anonymously, and DatPiff, a launchpad for hip hop artists. "
target: Imgur LLC
Imgur is the easiest way to discover and enjoy the magic of the Internet. Imgur provides users with the funniest, most informative and inspiring images, memes, GIFs, and visual stories served up in an endless stream of bite-sized fun.
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

MediaLab, acquired Genius Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: MediaLab.Ai Inc., a holding company of consumer internet brands, has acquired Genius, a lyrics database, editorial publisher and digital media company. Genius provides the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and musical knowledge. Their platform is a destination for artists, creatives and superfans to discuss and deconstruct all things music.
buyer: MediaLab
MediaLab is a Santa Monica-based holding company that was founded in 2018. It holds a number of internet brands including the Whisper, an online platform where people share thoughts and feelings anonymously, and DatPiff, a launchpad for hip hop artists. "
target: Genius Media Group, Inc.
Genius is a lyrics database, editorial publisher, and digital media company. Genius provides the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and musical knowledge. Their platform is a destination for artists, creatives, and superfans to discuss and deconstruct all things music.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

MediaLab, acquired Kik Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: Kik Messenger, an app developed by Kik Interactive, has officially been acquired by US-based holding company MediaLab. Kik Messenger is an instant messaging application for phones. Kik Messenger helps users to connect with friends via real-time messaging.
buyer: MediaLab
MediaLab is a Santa Monica-based holding company that was founded in 2018. It holds a number of internet brands including the Whisper, an online platform where people share thoughts and feelings anonymously, and DatPiff, a launchpad for hip hop artists. "
target: Kik Interactive, Inc.
Kik Interactive, Inc. develops Kik Messenger, an instant messaging application for phones. Kik Messenger helps users to connect with friends via real-time messaging. Kik Messenger lets users stay in touch with all of their friends, no matter what device is being used.
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closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Sphere Knowledge Limited

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has acquired Sphere, a group chat app in the UK that transforms groups into vibrant communities. Sphere turns messy chats into a few simple, unmissable posts. The app encourages engagement and emphasizes polls, announcements and events in a way that makes its users more likely to respond.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Sphere Knowledge Limited
Sphere is a group chat app in the UK that transforms groups into vibrant communities. Sphere turns messy chats into a few simple, unmissable posts. The app encourages engagement and emphasizes polls, announcements and events in a way that makes its users more likely to respond.
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closed 9/27/2017 via PR Newswire

XO Group Inc., acquired Veri, Inc.

synopsis: XO Group Inc. announced the acquisition of Veri, the first and only photo-sharing app focused on weddings and events that automatically shares photos from the user's built-in camera on their mobile device. The Veri app's autosharing simplicity requires virtually no effort for guests to share their photos.
buyer: XO Group Inc. (XOXO:$162.27)
XO Group helps people navigate and truly enjoy life's biggest moments, together. Their multi-platform brands guide couples through transformative life stages—from getting married with The Knot, to moving in together with The Nest, to having a baby with The Bump. "
target: Veri, Inc.
Created for weddings and other special events, Veri uses its autoshare technology to instantly distribute photos and videos automatically with the couple and other guests. Veri is the only events photo-sharing app with an automatic upload capability.
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closed 12/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Twitter, Inc., acquired Yes, Inc.

synopsis: Yes, Inc. ("Yes") will be joining Twitter. Yes is a company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android and more. In the coming weeks, they’ll be shutting down apps to focus on their new efforts.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Yes, Inc.
Yes is a small company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android, PayPal and more.
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closed 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

WooWise Ltd., acquired Revealr

synopsis: WooWise Ltd., a subsidiary of Venntro Media Group that is committed to experimental product development and innovation across mobile devices, has acquired voice-dating app Revealr. The Revealr app currently uses voice recording technology to help people connect in a unique way just by using their voice.
buyer parent: Venntro Media Company
buyer: WooWise Ltd.
Established in 2000, WooWise Limited is one of the most established and respected online dating providers in the world, providing cutting-edge mobile dating and lifestyle apps. "
target: Revealr
Available on iPhone and Android, the Revealr app currently uses voice recording technology to help people connect in a unique way just by using their voice. If users like what they hear after listening to a 20 second audio clip, the other user’s profile is revealed.
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closed 3/24/2015 via PR Newswire

HubSpot, Inc., acquired Rekindle

synopsis: Inbound marketing and sales software company HubSpot, Inc., announced that it has acquired Rekindle, a Boston based technology company. Rekindle gathers the most up to date contact information from across all of a person's contact networks to help make new connections or rekindle old ones.
buyer: HubSpot, Inc. (HUBS:$817.15)
HubSpot is the world's leading inbound marketing and sales platform. Over 13,500 customers in more than 90 countries use HubSpot's software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers. "
target: Rekindle
Based on the idea that the best way to meet people is through common friends, Rekindle gathers the most up to date contact information from across all of a person's contact networks to help make new connections or rekindle old ones.
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closed 9/25/2014 via Company Press Release

HootSuite Media, Inc., acquired Zeetl Inc.

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

Altruist Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Bubbly

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

Unified Inbox, will acquire HelloInbox

synopsis: Unified Inbox, a cloud-based social conversation and collaboration platform, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire HelloInbox, an iOS app that can be used to send and receive messages both from email accounts and social networks.
buyer: Unified Inbox
Unified Inbox is a cloud based unified conversation & social collaboration platform that centralizes external conversations, social engagement and internal team collaboration into one single platform across desktop and mobile devices. "
target: HelloInbox
HelloInbox is a service for your mobile that allows you to check and send all your e-mail and social network messages from one app. HelloInbox gives power users one quick overview of all their important messages on their mobile.
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closed 12/14/2012 via PE Hub

Airbnb, acquired Localmind

synopsis: Airbnb has acquired Localmind, a platform that uses crowdsourcing to find out what’s happening in a given community. Localmind is a new service that allows users to send questions and receive answers about what is going on in real time at places they care about.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. "
target: Localmind
Localmind is a mobile app that gives people the ability to know what's happening in the world. By temporarily and anonymously connecting users to someone at the location they are interested in, they are able to ask any question they want about that location, and get an answer, in real-time.
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closed 4/6/2011 via Market Wire

Metaswitch Networks, acquired Colibria

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

Google Inc., acquired SayNow

synopsis: Google has acquired voice messaging startup SayNow. SayNow’s platform allows voice messaging, one-on-one conversations, and group calls to be integrated into Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Android, or iPhone applications.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: SayNow
SayNow is a free service that lets fans and celebrities connect with one another via voice and text messaging. Celebrities are given a unique phone number, which fans can call to leave messages or which celebrities can use to leave messages for their fans to tell them directly what they're up to.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/21/2011 via BusinessWire

PostUp, Inc., acquired UberTwitter

synopsis: PostUp, the social media platform founded by Internet entrepreneur Bill Gross, announced that it has acquired UberTwitter, the leading Twitter client on the BlackBerry platform. UberTwitter is also available for iPhones.
buyer parent: Idealab Capital Partners
buyer: PostUp, Inc.
PostUp, Inc. makes social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and others more relevant for everyone, by helping to boost the world’s most authoritative members of social networks on any topic to the top of search results. "
target: UberTwitter
UberTwitter is a company devoted to delivering highly functional Twitter clients for mobile devices. The company's first product was ÜberTwitter for the BlackBerry line of mobile phones. The company also offers UberTwitter for iPhones.
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closed 7/6/2010 via BusinessWire

TweetUp, Inc., acquired Twidroid

synopsis: TweetUp, Inc., announced that it had acquired Twidroid. The company also announced that the application will be renamed Twidroyd in order to ensure minimal confusion with products from Lucas Films, trademark owner of the term “droid,” and will come standard on millions of upcoming Android phones from five of the leading handset manufacturers.
buyer parent: Idealab Capital Partners
buyer: TweetUp, Inc.
TweetUp is a product of Idealab, where Bill Gross also devised the first model for paid internet search, Overture/Goto.com. Then, like now, the goal was creating a business model that would both improve the relevance of search results and enable a steady revenue stream for publishers. "
target: Twidroid
Twidroid is the creator of the most popular and highest-rated Twitter client for Android phones.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Seaospa, Inc., merged with Thwapr, Inc.

synopsis: Thwapr, Inc., a mobile video sharing platform, announced that it has successfully completed a voluntary share exchange with Seaospa, Inc., a development stage company incorporated in Las Vegas, NV. In connection with this share exchange, Seaospa, Inc. plans to change its name to Thwapr, Inc.
buyer: Seaospa, Inc. (SOPAD:$0.00)
Seaospa, Inc. is a development stage company. As of December 31, 2009, the Company had generated no, or minimal, revenue from its business operations. "
target: Thwapr, Inc.
Thwapr is a mobile-to-mobile video sharing communications platform. Thwapr's mission is to provide a social mobile video sharing experience regardless of carrier or device worldwide.
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closed 9/15/2009 via Company Press Release

Myriad Group AG, acquired Xumii, Inc.

synopsis: Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, announced that it has acquired the brand, technology and 17 employees of privately-held Xumii, Inc., a provider of mobile social networking services based in San Mateo, California and Sydney, Australia.
buyer: Myriad Group AG (SIX:MYRN:$56.29)
Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultra-low cost handsets to advanced smartphones. "
target: Xumii, Inc.
Xumii is a mobile application that lets people connect with friends across various social networks including Facebook, MySpace, and imeem, or instant messaging services like AIM, Yahoo!, MSN Live, or GoogleTalk.
price ($mm)
$0.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2009 via PR Newswire

NAVTEQ, acquired Acuity Mobile

synopsis: NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions, has acquired Acuity Mobile. Acuity Mobile's embedded mobile advertising platform (eMAP) technology enables precise location targeted advertising.
buyer parent: Nokia Corporation
buyer: NAVTEQ
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates digital maps and map content. "
target: Acuity Mobile
Acuity Mobile is a leading provider of mobile marketing content delivery solutions. Acuity Mobile's Embedded Mobile Advertising Platform is a patented technology that enables the ability to deliver targeted marketing content to the right person, at the right time, in the right location.
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closed 5/27/2009 via PR Newswire

Good Technology, Inc., acquired Intercasting Corporation

synopsis: Good Technology, the world's leading provider of push mobility solutions, announced that it has acquired Intercasting Corporation, the leading mobile social networking connectivity company in the U.S.
buyer parent: Visto Corporation
buyer: Good Technology, Inc.
Good Technology is the leader in wireless handheld computing software and service, using industry standards to provide the corporate applications enterprises need on the handhelds they choose over the networks they prefer. "
target: Intercasting Corporation
San Diego based Intercasting, a leading mobile social networking company, partners with mobile operators, social networking companies, and major brands and entertainment companies across the globe to drive the growth of personalized mobile media through its ANTHEM platform.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/15/2021 via PR Web

Becklar, LLC, acquired FallSafety

synopsis: Becklar, a leading provider of safety technologies, has acquired FallSafety, a leading provider of mobile health & safety solutions. FallSafety provides a suite of apps that are designed to protect people at work and at home. Their mobile apps detects falls and sends automated alerts to caregivers and emergency contacts.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: Becklar, LLC
Becklar is a leading provider of safety technologies. Becklar delivers technologies and services that enhance its customers' freedom, confidence, and peace of mind. The company manufactures mobile personal emergency response systems and offers monitoring services through their portfolio companies. "
target: FallSafety
FallSafety is a leading provider of mobile health & safety solutions. FallSafety provides a suite of apps that are designed to protect people at work and at home. Their mobile apps detects falls and sends automated alerts to caregivers and emergency contacts.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/4/2013 via PR Web

Vertical Health, LLC, acquired HealthTxts.com

synopsis: Vertical Health, LLC, a leading health information company focused on pain management, musculoskeletal diseases, mental health, and endocrine disorders, announced the acquisition of HealthTxts.com, provider of health interventions through mobile phones.
buyer: Vertical Health, LLC
Vertical Health, LLC is the leading online health information platform for consumers, physicians, & healthcare professionals. Vertical Health owns & operates online portals, including spineuniverse.com, endocrineweb.com, practicalpainmanagement.com, & diabeticlifestyle.com. "
target: HealthTxts.com
Health Txts assists people in changing unhealthy behaviors by sending text messages that encourage specific self-improvement goals at the times and in the places people need it most.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Trig Social Media AB, acquired Social-Commerce.co

synopsis: Trig social media AB announced the acquisition of 50.5% of Social-Commerce.co and its holding company Fusion Finance. Social-commerce.co is a gamified gig economy platform with an affiliate component. The platform has a mix of freebies, products and services connected with a social element.
buyer: Trig Social Media AB (XTRA:TRIG:$0.09)
Trig Social Media AB is a social media platform provider that works internationally and provides various user engagement products and services to its members. Trig Social Media AB is based in Stockholm, Sweden. "
target: Social-Commerce.co
Social-Commerce.co is a worldwide platform that allows users to connect, sell products and earn money by way of introducing others to their one of a kind marketplace. They offer affiliate gigs through actions such as promoting the download of an application or sharing information on social media.
price ($mm)
$0.30*
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EV / rev
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