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announced 1/23/2007 via PR Newswire

CQ Press, will purchase reCap, reClip and Alert services from FedNet

synopsis: Congressional Quarterly Inc. has agreed to acquire FedNet's reCap, reClip and Alert services which allow users to search, replay, and post video content of congressional activity within moments of floor debate. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Times Publishing Company
buyer: CQ Press
CQ Press serves the library, college, and professional markets with a diverse array of print and online products. It publishes about 100 new titles each year, with a growing list of textbooks and reference titles focusing on political science, mass communication, and related disciplines. "
seller: FedNet
FedNet is the leading provider of Washington-based, real-time and archival multimedia information. FedNet provides clients the ability to produce, stream, archive, search, and retrieve events and information related to the client's special interests.
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closed 4/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Vox Media, Inc., acquired Cafe Studios Inc.

synopsis: Vox Media, the leading independent modern media company, announced the acquisition of Cafe Studios, the podcast-first publisher that explores how law and policy intersect with politics, news, business, history, and technology.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. For a decade, the company has remained at the forefront of the media industry by building successful brands, a suite of sophisticated publishing and marketing technologies, and a culture that prioritizes diversity, inclusivity, and equity. "
target: Cafe Studios Inc.
Cafe Studios is a podcast-first media company that creates and distributes premium content filtered through the lens of the law. The company’s mission is to better inform the public about the most critical issues of our time by exploring how law and justice intersect with politics, and more.
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announced 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, will acquire HuffPost

synopsis: BuzzFeed, the leading social news organization, is acquiring HuffPost from Verizon Media. HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions.
buyer: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: HuffPost
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions. The site offers news, satire, blogs and original content, and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, and more.
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closed 3/7/2011 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired The Huffington Post

synopsis: AOL Inc. has announced that it has closed its acquisition of The Huffington Post, the influential and rapidly growing news and opinion site with over 27 million unique monthly US visitors.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: The Huffington Post
HuffingtonPost.com is an online news site and group blog. Its services include an ongoing open competition for user-generated Web projects that involves reviewing entries, recruiting new contestants, providing tech support and encouragement to current contestants, and more.
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Roll Call Incorporated, acquired Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

synopsis: Roll Call Group announced it has agreed to acquire Congressional Quarterly from the Times Publishing Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Roll Call, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Economist Group, will purchase CQ to form a new company to be known as the CQ-Roll Call Group.
buyer parent: The Economist Group Limited
buyer: Roll Call Incorporated
Roll Call is widely regarded as the leading publication for Congressional news and information. Since 1955, Roll Call has been the newspaper of Capitol Hill— delivering superior coverage of the people, politics and processes of US Congress. "
target parent: Times Publishing Company
target: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Congressional Quarterly (CQ) provides opinion leaders comprehensive, credible, current and objective information on Congress, politics and public policy. CQ derives the bulk of its revenue from its subscription site, CQ.com.
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closed 5/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, acquired Outkick Media LLC

synopsis: Fox Corporation is acquiring Outkick, a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling that was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Outkick Media LLC
Outkick is a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling. It was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
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closed 5/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Countable, acquired Brigade

synopsis: Countable, a civic technology startup that makes it easy for people to understand and influence the issues that they care about, has acquired Brigade, a civic technology platform that is intended to serve as a way for users to connect with others who share the same or similar views and voice their opinions, create debates, or organize petitions.
buyer: Countable
Countable is a civic technology startup that builds digital products to make it easy for people to meaningfully understand, contribute to, and influence the issues that they care about. Countable empowers individuals to lower barriers to civic entry, engage their audiences, and drive them to action."
target: Brigade
Brigade is a civic technology platform that is intended to serve as a way for users to connect with others who share the same or similar views and voice their opinions, create debates, or organize petitions.
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closed 10/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

The Huffington Post, acquired Localocracy LLC

synopsis: AOL Inc.’s Huffington Post Media Group, accelerating its coverage of local issues, acquired Localocracy, a community- focused Web forum.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: The Huffington Post
HuffingtonPost.com is an online news site and group blog. Its services include an ongoing open competition for user-generated Web projects that involves reviewing entries, recruiting new contestants, providing tech support and encouragement to current contestants, and more. "
target: Localocracy LLC
Localocracy is an online town common where registered voters using real names can weigh in on local issues.
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closed 5/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

PolitiChatter Inc., acquired Mumblit

synopsis: PolitiChatter Inc., a user-owned social media platform dedicated to the promotion of uncensored free speech, has acquired Mumblit, a social media company formed in response to the arbitrary censorship policies of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Mumblit mainly focus on conservative values and topics.
buyer: PolitiChatter Inc.
PolitiChatter is a unique, user-owned social media platform dedicated to the promotion of uncensored free speech. Its subscribers have the ability to become equity owners by upgrading their memberships directly online. As PolitiChatter grows, so does each members’ equity investment in the company. "
target: Mumblit
Mumblit is a social media company formed in response to the arbitrary censorship policies of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. They mainly focus on conservative values and topics, however, they welcome others from different views to come and experience their platform.
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closed 10/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Vote Squared, acquired Rate My Government

synopsis: Rate My Government, Canada's site for rating politicians, has been acquired by Vote Squared. This acquisition will allow developers to combine resources for both RateMyGovernment.ca and VoteSquared.org . The page ranks of both sites should benefit from the partnership allowing voters in Canada and the U.S. to more easily rate politicians.
buyer: Vote Squared
Vote Squared is a social platform for rating politicians. Users can rate, edit, and add politicians. The company is based in Middletown, Rhode Island. "
target: Rate My Government
Rate My Government is an online website which for political discussions, debates, and interactions for users across Canada. RateMyGovernment.ca was originally created and produced by developers Ryan Klamot and Michael Harding under an exclusive partnership agreement between their two companies.
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closed 6/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Brigade Media, acquired Causes

synopsis: Brigade Media, a technology company founded in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in democracy, has acquired a majority position in the holding company that owns Causes and Votizen. Causes is known for its days as a platform for Facebook users to organize around issues.
buyer: Brigade Media
Brigade is a technology company founded in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in democracy. "
target: Causes
Causes is the place to discover, support and organize campaigns around the issues that impact you and your community. Build your identity through the causes you care about, then connect with other passionate friends, leader and communities so you can work together and use and get things done.
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closed 1/10/2013 via Company Press Release

Causes, acquired Votizen

synopsis: Causes has acquired Votizen, a fellow San Francisco-based tech startup that helps people unlock the power of their social networks for political influence. In the 2012 election cycle, Votizen connected millions of voters and helped them take meaningful action in thousands of races across the country.
buyer: Causes
Causes is the world's largest online platform for activism that provides tools for driving change. It is dedicated to empowering individuals to make a difference. "
target: Votizen
Votizen is a web service that allows you to discover how your friends on social networks are registered to vote, and campaign with them to elect candidates that share your values.
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closed 8/14/2009 via BusinessWire

The Liberal OC, acquired SunnyD Blog

synopsis: TheLiberalOC.com, a leading progressive political blog that challenges Orange County’s Right-Wing Noise Machine, announced the acquisition of the SunnyD Blog in a private transaction. The acquisition means SunnyD editor and publisher Claudio Gallegos will join TheLiberalOC blog team.
buyer: The Liberal OC
The Liberal Orange County is maintained by a group of OC liberals. The blog is focused on the liberal political world of Orange County, and spotlights the people that are fighting the good fight. The opinions expressed by individual bloggers on this site are theirs alone and individually. "
target: SunnyD Blog
SunnyD is a political blog in Orange County, California.
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Big Smoke, acquired Friday Mash

synopsis: Political satire site Friday Mash has been acquired by Australian opinion forum The Big Smoke. Friday Mash pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
buyer: The Big Smoke
The Big Smoke is a website featuring opinion pieces from all walks of life including household names and maverick writers. Their aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical and interesting opinions. "
target: Friday Mash
Friday Mash is a political satire site targeted to Australian audiences and has grown to see strong support in the UK and US. It pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
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closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

AFK Media Group LLC, acquired Reboot Illinois, LLC

synopsis: AFK Media Group, a Chicago-based investor group, announced it has completed the acquisition of Reboot Illinois from Reboot Media Group, LLC. Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois.
buyer: AFK Media Group LLC
AFK Media is a Chicago-based investor group that invests in digital technology platforms in Chicago and nationally. The principals have significant experience using technology to successfully grow audiences and revenue in digital media companies. "
target: Reboot Illinois, LLC
Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois. In just three years, Reboot Illinois has become Illinois’ top digital hub for political news, infographics and opinions.
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closed 6/18/2013 via PR Web

Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc., acquired Bootcamp4me.com

synopsis: Bright Mountain Holdings Inc. has acquired the websites bootcamp4me.com and bootcamp4me.org. Bootcamp4me will join the Bright Mountain Holdings Inc. family of websites, which includes wardocumentaryfilms.com and the company’s main website, TheBright.com™.
buyer: Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:BMTM:$7.00)
Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. owns TheBright.com™, an Internet portal that offers news, information, products and services geared for Military members, Veterans and First Responders. "
target: Bootcamp4me.com
Bootcamp4me is an online resource for people looking to join any branch of the military. From physical testing to pay information, the site includes information on everything a recruit would need to know before heading to military boot camp.
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closed 2/18/2010 via Market Wire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Hot Air Network, LLC

synopsis: Salem Communications, a radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in faith, family and conservative values, announced that it has acquired HotAir.com -- the popular right-of-center blog showcasing the news, analysis and commentary of Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Hot Air Network, LLC
Began in April 2006 by political commentator Michelle Malkin, HotAir.com has grown into the most popular conservative blog on the web. Bloggers Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit provide round-the-clock breaking news, commentary and insight from a conservative perspective.
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closed 6/12/2013 via PR Newswire

ReviMedia, Inc., purchased Home Security Assets from N2O Marketing, LLC

synopsis: ReviMedia, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of home security assets from N2O Marketing. The acquisition will extend ReviMedia's vertical portfolio and enable the company to quickly and efficiently launch lead generation campaigns in the home security space.
buyer: ReviMedia, Inc.
ReviMedia, Inc, is an online lead generation company specialized in developing and executing direct response and performance marketing campaigns. Its proprietary lead exchange platform, LXP, supports high quality lead generation in insurance verticals, exclusive in-house offers and more. "
seller: N2O Marketing, LLC
ReviMedia acquired N2O Marketing's website properties, including www.NitroQuotes.com and www.medicalalertquotes.com, along with their platform and other related assets. This will allow the lead generation company to immediately gain a foothold in the home security space.
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closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
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announced 1/23/2007 via PR Newswire

CQ Press, will purchase reCap, reClip and Alert services from FedNet

synopsis: Congressional Quarterly Inc. has agreed to acquire FedNet's reCap, reClip and Alert services which allow users to search, replay, and post video content of congressional activity within moments of floor debate. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Times Publishing Company
buyer: CQ Press
CQ Press serves the library, college, and professional markets with a diverse array of print and online products. It publishes about 100 new titles each year, with a growing list of textbooks and reference titles focusing on political science, mass communication, and related disciplines. "
seller: FedNet
FedNet is the leading provider of Washington-based, real-time and archival multimedia information. FedNet provides clients the ability to produce, stream, archive, search, and retrieve events and information related to the client's special interests.
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closed 7/11/2012 via Market Wire

Leadership Directories, Inc., purchased Government Directories from CQ Press

synopsis: Leadership Directories, the premier provider of background and contact information for U.S. decision-makers, announced the acquisition of the CQ Press Directories and First Street. Going forward, current subscribers to these CQ Press products will receive comparable Leadership Directories Yellow Books and online directories.
buyer: Leadership Directories, Inc.
With editorial offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Leadership Directories is dedicated to providing high quality, accurate and up-to-date information on the key leaders in government, business, legal, media and nonprofit organizations in the United States. "
seller parent: SAGE Publications
seller: CQ Press
CQ Press is a good source for information on politics, policy, and people. It is the leading publisher of books, directories, subscriptions, and Web products on American politics, federal and state government, American institutions, campaigns and elections, current events, and world affairs.
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closed 5/30/2008 via BNC Analysis

Sage Publications, Inc., acquired CQ Press

synopsis: CQ Press, the book publishing unit of Washington-based Congressional Quarterly, Inc., has been sold to SAGE Publications, Inc., the independent academic publisher. The sale was announced jointly by Robert W. Merry, CQ’s president and editor-in-chief, and Blaise Simqu, SAGE’s president and CEO.
buyer: Sage Publications, Inc.
SAGE Publications is an independent international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, we are a world leader in our chosen scholarly, educational, and professional markets. "
target parent: Times Publishing Company
target: CQ Press
CQ Press serves the library, college, and professional markets with a diverse array of print and online products. It publishes about 100 new titles each year, with a growing list of textbooks and reference titles focusing on political science, mass communication, and related disciplines.
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announced 1/23/2007 via PR Newswire

CQ Press, will purchase reCap, reClip and Alert services from FedNet

synopsis: Congressional Quarterly Inc. has agreed to acquire FedNet's reCap, reClip and Alert services which allow users to search, replay, and post video content of congressional activity within moments of floor debate. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Times Publishing Company
buyer: CQ Press
CQ Press serves the library, college, and professional markets with a diverse array of print and online products. It publishes about 100 new titles each year, with a growing list of textbooks and reference titles focusing on political science, mass communication, and related disciplines. "
seller: FedNet
FedNet is the leading provider of Washington-based, real-time and archival multimedia information. FedNet provides clients the ability to produce, stream, archive, search, and retrieve events and information related to the client's special interests.
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closed 5/30/2008 via BNC Analysis

Sage Publications, Inc., acquired CQ Press

synopsis: CQ Press, the book publishing unit of Washington-based Congressional Quarterly, Inc., has been sold to SAGE Publications, Inc., the independent academic publisher. The sale was announced jointly by Robert W. Merry, CQ’s president and editor-in-chief, and Blaise Simqu, SAGE’s president and CEO.
buyer: Sage Publications, Inc.
SAGE Publications is an independent international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, we are a world leader in our chosen scholarly, educational, and professional markets. "
target parent: Times Publishing Company
target: CQ Press
CQ Press serves the library, college, and professional markets with a diverse array of print and online products. It publishes about 100 new titles each year, with a growing list of textbooks and reference titles focusing on political science, mass communication, and related disciplines.
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closed 6/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ALICE Training Institute, acquired Safeplans LLC

synopsis: ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian proactive options-based active shooter response program, has acquired SafePlans LLC, the creator of the Emergency Response Information Portal (ERIP). SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
buyer: ALICE Training Institute
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is the original civilian options-based active shooter response program that is designed to replace an inadequate lockdown-only response plan. "
target: Safeplans LLC
SafePlans began in 1993 as a part-time security consulting business while Brad Spicer was a Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Over the last 20 years, the SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
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