Homestay.com, a Dublin, Ireland-based provider of an online booking platform for travel accommodation, secured US$3m in funding. It also has acquired Berlin-based company HomestayBooking. The round was led by Delta Partners with participation from Enterprise Ireland. The funding and acquisition (whose terms were not disclosed) will help Homestay.com expand and accelerate its global presence and […]

Provence Technologies Group, a Marseille, France-based specialist fine chemistry research group, acquired Synprosis, an Aix-en-Provence, France-based company specialized in the chemical synthesis of peptides and proteins for therapeutic use. The Group’s new entity has rebranded as Provepep. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded by Jean-Pierre Salles, who will remain in the […]

inContact, a Salt Lake City, UT-based provider of cloud contact center software and optimization tools, acquired Uptivity (formerly CallCopy), a Columbus, OH-based provider of a complete workforce optimization suite. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. With the deal, Edison Ventures exited Uptivity, which provides a workforce optimization suite including speech and desktop analytics, agent […]

Nokia’s HERE has acquired Menlo Park, Calif.-based travel planning app Desti. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. Led by Nadav Gur, CEO and founder, Desti offers a smart travel planner to help users find what they’re looking for by using artificial intelligence (AI) to sift through thousands of places, find the best matches […]

American software company Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) has entered into an agreement to acquire venture-backed Check, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based mobile bill pay provider that serves 10 million registered users. The acquisition, valued at approximately $360m, will allow Intuit to offer bill pay across small business and personal finance products, adding to its personal finance solutions, Quicken and Mint. […]

Blink, one of the mobile messaging applications that let users share self-destructing messages, has been acquired by Yahoo! (YHOO). The amount of the deal was not disclosed. This is the final meassage of the team: Founded in 2011 by Kevin Stephens and Michelle Norgan and part of AngelPad, the company developed an app let users […]

Delicious, a provider of a social bookmarking app, has been acquired by Santa Monica, CA-based Science from AVOS Systems. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. Science, the technology studio that creates, acquires and scales digital businesses, now plans to bring Delicious to its next phase of growth. Founded in 2003, Delicious is a […]

Global travel site TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP) acquired Tripbod, a London, UK-based travel community that connects travelers to local experts. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Led by Sally Broom, Tripbod, a London, UK-based travel community that allows travelers to connect to local experts and receive relevant recommendations direct from them. Following the acquisition, […]

Global travel platform TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is to acquire lafourchette, a Paris, France-based online restaurant booking platform with a network of more than 12,000 restaurant partners across Europe. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Reports said it could amount to €100m. Led by Bertrand Jelensperger, CEO, lafourchette is an online and mobile […]

Travel site TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) acquired Vacation Home Rentals, a Massachusetts-based vacation rentals website. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. This is the second acquisition for the TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals group in the last year. In May 2013, it had acquired Niumba, a vacation rentals website in Spain, and now features more […]

Andera Inc., a Providence, R.I.-based provider of a Software as a Service solution that simplifies account opening and lending for banks and credit unions, has been acquired by Bottomline Technologies for $44.5m in cash. Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY) is a provider of cloud-based payment, invoice and digital banking solutions. As said by Rob Eberle, President […]

Rangespan, a London, UK-based technology company that allows retailers to offer additional products, has been acquired by Google (nasdaq: GOOG). The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. Founded in January 2011 by Ryan Regan and Matt Henderson, Rangespan combines technologies in the areas of market data services, product data transformation, and vendor management to […]

uTest, a Boston, MA-based software testing provider, rebranded as Applause, and acquired Testhub, a Berlin, Germany-based crowdtesting company, for a multi-million sum. The deal consists of a combination of cash and equity and, as part of the acquisition, Berlin Technologie Holding (BTH) became a strategic investor in Applause EU, also serving as an advisor and […]

Unified has acquired awe.sm, a San Francisco, CA-based social media measurement platform. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. Led by Sheldon Owen, CEO and co-founder, Unified is a provider of cloud-based solutions for data-driven insights, real-time social feed optimization, and programmatic advertising across social networks. Following the transaction, awe.sm’s technology will be integrated […]

Kaltura, an open source video platform, acquired Tvinci, an Israeli provider of Pay OTT TV services. The acquisition, whose amount was not disclosed, aims to strengthens Kaltura’s Pay-TV operator proposition and give it a leadership position in the OTT market to power video experiences across several markets (including Media & Entertainment, Enterprise, Education) and channels […]