Category Acquisitions

Influitive Acquires Engagio, Aims to Engage Advocates By Tapping Into the Social Web

Today, Toronto-based Influitive, a B2B advocate marketing platform, announced that it has acquired another Toronto-based startup Engagio, a platform to search, discover, and follow online comments, for an undisclosed amount. Influitive will leverage Engagio’s platform to better help marketers to discover conversations on blogs and other social networks that relate to their organization, and quickly share them […]

Dijit Acquires Second Screen App Miso, Looks to Provide ‘Hyper-Personalized’ Discovery

Today San Francisco-based second Dijit Media, creators of second screen app NextGuide and Dijit Remote, announced its acquisition of second screen company Miso, which makes apps and SideShows, which both let fans capture scenes from a TV show, and add their own captions and commentary. As part of the deal, Dijit will continue to support the Miso […]

Jobs Marketplace Vestiigo Acquired By Talentlab to Expand Recruiting Footprint

Today Toronto-based Vestiigo, a startup that connects pre-screened job candidates with opportunities at up-and-coming companies in Canada, announced that it has been acquired by Ottawa-based Talentlab, a headhunting and executive search company focused on the technology industry. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Vestiigo founder Tim Ryan said in an interview that […]

Viggle Acquires GetGlue for $25M Plus 48.3M Shares, Second Screen Apps Have a Combined 4.5M Users

Today NYC-based Viggle, a service that rewards its users for their loyalty and engagement around television content, announced it has acquired GetGlue, a second screen application, for cash and stock. The two companies together now boast approximately 4.5 million registered users, and are now well-positioned as the second screen trend continues to explode with more […]

Aegis Mobility Adds $5M, Acquires ZoomSafer to Curb Distracted Employee Driving

Just how much does it cost employers to when employees use their mobile devices while driving? According to ‘distracted driving solutions’ provider Aegis Mobility, it could be upwards of $50 billion. Which may be just one of the reasons the company announced today that it has acquired competitor ZoomSafer for an undisclosed amount, bringing the two […]

Echo360 Acquires LectureTools to Close the Loop Between In-Class and At-Home Learning

Today Dulles, VA-based Echo360, a provider of lecture capture solutions for colleges, announced its acquisition of Ann Arbor, MI-based LectureTools, a web-based professor and student interaction platform, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition equips the company with a platform aimed at helping professors interact with students, to hopefully improve grades and class participation. The acquisition […]

Telefónica Digital Acquires Video Chatting Tool TokBox to Bolster Live Video Offerings

Today Spanish wireless carrier Telefónica Digital, which has its headquarters in the UK, announced today its acquisition of San Francisco-based TokBox, creators of OpenTok, a video communications platform that lets companies add video chatting into their websites and mobile applications. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Founded in 2007, TokBox release the OpenTok Video […]