The mergers and acquisitions round up

by 9 days ago.

The startup world seems to move a mile a minute and we know it can be hard to keep up, so Startup Daily has decided to introduce a weekly news round up of all of the week’s big mergers and acquisitions you may have missed. Every Friday, we will help you get up to speed with all the wheeling and dealing that’s gone on around the world in startup land. Since this is our first, today we will be looking back across January.

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Dan Gould and Brian Norgard

Tappy to be shutdown as Tinder acqui-hire Dan Gould and Brian Norgard

by 18 days ago.

Tinder has just closed its first acquisition. The IAC-backed startup has purchased Chill, creators of Tappy, as part of a strategic acquihire. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tappy is a mobile messenger that uses photos and ephemerality to put a new face on text messaging. All messages disappear after 24 hours, and Tappy’s conversations must begin with a photo. From there, you can turn that particular photo into a chat thread, with a single individual or a group. [Source: Techcrunch.com]

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