Apple has acquired Mobeewave, a startup with tech that could transform iPhones into payment terminals; one source says deal is worth ~$100M (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg) – Up News Info

Apple has acquired Mobeewave, a startup with tech that could transform iPhones into payment terminals; one source says deal is worth ~$ 100M (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)  Up News Info
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Netherlands digital news aggregator Blendle acquired by French peer Cafeyn

In an attempt to become a European leader in information streaming, French company Cafeyn acquired the Netherland-based digital news aggregator Blendle for an undisclosed amount. 

Notably, the acquisition of Blendle is the second by Cafeyn in as many months following the successful acquisition of miLibris, the technology service provider to publishers that operates in France and Canada, in June this year

Ari Assuied, president of the Cafeyn Group comments: “At Cafeyn our ambition is to give everyone unparalleled access to quality content. This acquisition enables us to accelerate our growth. We are very happy to onboard such a talented and passionate team of media experts into our Group”.

iTunes for Dutch newspaper

To reiterate, Blendle is a website that lets readers pay for individual articles for major publishers, instead of having to pay a monthly subscription. Launched in 2014 by Alexander Klöpping and Marten Blankesteijn, Blendle operates in the Netherlands, Germany, and the US with 50,000 paying subscribers and 30,000 trial members. 

Continue to accelerate international expansion

In an interview with De Volkskrant, Alexander Klöpping said that he will step down from his role as chief exec. It’s worth mentioning that Cafeyn with Blendle will continue to accelerate its international expansion and product development. 

“It has always been our dream to go international with Blendle. After all, making quality journalism accessible to everyone is not only relevant for the Dutch,” says Blendle founder Alexander Klöpping.

Serves over 1.5 million active users 

The Dutch news platform has developed notable product expertise around the article experience including clipping, tags, recommendations, and audio, all of which are complementary to the Cafeyn platform. 

With the acquisition, the Cafeyn Group of companies now offers more than 2500 newspapers and magazines and serves over 1.5 million active users across Europe. The company aims to bring the best of both companies and apps together into a unified experience.

Ari Assuied “We’re excited for our teams to start exchanging features and experiences and to make our catalogues featuring over 2500 newspapers and magazines available to all. It allows us to become the home of the best pan-European journalism out there”.

To date, Blendle has raised over $ 3.8 million (approx €3.2 million) from various investors including INKEF Capital, Nikkei Inc, and others.

Main image credits: Cafeyn

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Getting acquired while in college. Dropout?

I’ve been developing some educational software for the past year and a half, and it’s been in beta for the past 3 months, just barely cash flow positive at this time. I was planning to do a full launch this September, and realistically aimed to earn around 100k/yr at worst and 270k/yr at best off software sales, based on my university’s estimates.

Recently, one of my old bosses (runs a private school) has told me he’s interested in buying me out completely for 500k. Obviously as a college student on student loans, this is more many than I could conceive having.

With that much money, I’m seriously considering leaving school, using some of the money to build more software and try to sell it, and invest the rest. I’m currently in my second year (major in finance, minor in CS).

While I know this offer was incredibly lucky and school is a safe bet, I really think this money could be enough for me to make more meaningful products. I also don’t really enjoy university, but who does.

Thoughts?

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VC Daily: AI Startup Aims to Prevent Wildfires; Biotech Startup SmartPharm Therapeutics Acquired; Lidar Startup Taps New CFO – The Wall Street Journal

VC Daily: AI Startup Aims to Prevent Wildfires; Biotech Startup SmartPharm Therapeutics Acquired; Lidar Startup Taps New CFO  The Wall Street Journal
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Startup being acquired

My startup is in the process of being acquired by a large tech company. It has been ongoing for quite a while now and the other side always has bureaucratic delays on every step of the way. It will still take months to complete the deal due to duedil and such. We are literally running on fumes to complete the process. This is just super stressful and it feels like it will never end. Anyone has similar experiences?

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Recently quiet, one of Philadelphia’s most celebrated startups is acquired – Philadelphia Business Journal

Recently quiet, one of Philadelphia’s most celebrated startups is acquired  Philadelphia Business Journal
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[VayaVision in CTech] Israeli autonomous vehicle startup VayaVision acquired by Canada’s LeddarTech

Canadian company LeddarTech Inc. announced Tuesday it has acquired Israeli automotive company VayaVision Sensing Ltd.

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