Tag Archives: Acquired

Smart home platform Wink has been acquired by will.i.am

Struggling smart home platform Wink has been acquired by lifestyle and technology company, i.am+, the company owned by musician and hit and miss (but mostly miss) tech entrepreneur will.i.am. Wink has had a rocky existence, starting life as part of the failing tech incubator Quirky, only to be spun-off after Wink went bankrupt. In an emailed statement, Wink said both the app and the ... Read More »

Runkeeper Acquired by Japanese Sportswear Company Asics

Sportswear companies continue to show interest in fitness-tracking apps. The latest testament of this comes from Japanese trainer manufacturer Asics, which announced on Friday that it has acquired FitnessKeeper, the maker of popular health-centric app Runkeeper. Neither company disclosed the financial details of the deal. Runkeeper app is available for iPhone and Android, and is used by over 33 million ... Read More »

SoftBank Confirms Oyo Rooms Has Acquired Zo Rooms

In an earnings presentation posted on its website on Wednesday, SoftBank-funded Oyo Rooms has officially confirmed the acquisition of its rival, Tiger Global backed Zo Rooms. Founded in 2014 by Paavan Nanda, Siddharth Janghu, Abhishek Bhutra, Tarun Tiwari, and Chetan Chauhan, Zo Rooms has a presence in 54 cities, 800 hotels and claims over 249,000 bookings made on its services. ... Read More »