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  • Vringo Sells Infomedia Its Mobile Content Business To Sharpen Focus On Patent Suits Against Google, ZTE And More

    Vringo Sells Infomedia Its Mobile Content Business To Sharpen Focus On Patent Suits Against Google, ZTE And More

    Vringo, a publicly-traded patent-holding company that has been locked in infringement lawsuits against Google, ZTE, (TechCrunch owner) AOL and others, today announced that it has sold off the last remaining assets of its mobile business that were not directly related to those patent suits, throwing its hat into the ring as a full-on patent chaser. Read More

  • Gannett Buys Mobile Consumer Rewards And Loyalty Platform, Key Ring

    Gannett Buys Mobile Consumer Rewards And Loyalty Platform, Key Ring

    Gannett is on a shopping spree. After the media company snapped up advertising company BLiNQ for $92 million a few weeks ago, Gannett is announcing the acquisition of Mobestream Media, maker of the Key Ring consumer rewards mobile platform, Key Ring. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Key Ring is a mobile app that allows consumers to consolidate all of their loyalty and rewards cards… Read More

  • Another Big Social Marketing Exit: Gannett Will Buy BLiNQ Media For Up To $92M

    Another Big Social Marketing Exit: Gannett Will Buy BLiNQ Media For Up To $92M

    On the heels of Google buying Wildfire and Salesforce nabbing Buddy Media, we have heard from two very reliable sources, plus a third anonymous source, that Gannett Co., the media giant that owns USA Today and other properties, is buying BLiNQ Media. The price for the Facebook advertising software and service is up to $92 million over a period of three to four years, with a quarter of… Read More

  • Gannett Gets Cozy With Cozi

    Cozi, an intriguing Seattle based startup that’s most easily described as a social network for a family unit, is announcing an investment and business deal with newspaper conglomerate Gannett Co. later this morning. The size of the investment is not being disclosed (we believe it is $8 million, however). Cozi has raised $7.3 million prior to this round. Cozi lets family members keep a… Read More