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StumbleUpon Buys Video Recommendation Startup 5by

Silicon Valley-based Stumble Upon has acquired Montreal-based video curation startup 5by for an undisclosed sum today. This is StumbleUpon’s first acquisition since it was founded in Calgary in 2001. The move comes just eleven months after CEO Greg Isenberg launched the platform. 5by, a shortened version of the old radio term “five-by-five,” curates videos into different categories,… Read More »

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Millennial Media Acquires Jumptap: How Will It Affect You?

On August 13th, veteran mobile advertising network Millennial Media acquired privately-held, Boston-based Jumptap in what’s been described as a ‘predominantly stock transaction.’ Both companies share a prominent role in the mobile advertising industry, so now that Jumptap have been snatched up by Millennial Media, what does this actually mean for you? Millennial Media has been… Read More »

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French Startup Vestiaire Collective Raises $20 Million

Paris-based luxury marketplace Vestiaire Collective (née Vestiaire de Copines) raised $20 million Series C funding. The startup, which allows anyone to buy and sell second-hand luxury items, received more than $10 million from magazine publisher Condé Nast best known for publishing Fashion magazine Vogue among many others. Other investors included Idinvest, and previous investors Balderton… Read More »

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Google reveals it spent $966 million in Waze acquisition

Google disclosed Thursday how much it paid for the Israel-based company behind the mapping app Waze: a whopping sum of $966 million. After weeks of speculations about the how much Google had spent on the Waze acquisitions, search engine finally confirmed it had spent $966 million, a price a few million dollars shy of the… Read More »

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Yahoo buys Qwiki for $50M

In an attempt to increase its internet presence, on Tuesday Yahoo acquired Qwiki, an iOS app that allows Apple iPhone users to turn photos, music and videos into slideshow videos in their camera roll. Yahoo did not reveal how much they paid for Qwiki, but according to sources, the app cost between $40m and $50m… Read More »

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Yahoo Acquires Bignoggins

Earlier this week Yahoo announced that they’d acquired Silicon Valley startup Bignoggins Productions, a one-man iPhone development shop which had previously built a handful of fairly popular Fantasy Sports mobile apps. The acquisition of Bignoggins announced on Monday is the latest in a series of mostly small deals that Yahoo Inc has completed since the… Read More »

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