Monday, January 15, 2024

Meetup and IAC Apps Acquired

Luca Ferrari (Hacker News):

Bending Spoons entered into an agreement to become the new owner of Meetup, subject to closing conditions. The acquisition is expected to close later in January.products.

Meetup has a powerful global brand, a large, vibrant user base, and a mission that resonates strongly. Quite simply, Meetup is a force for good in the world, and it’s a pleasure and a privilege to become the new steward. We’re eager to support Meetup’s future success by drawing from the expertise we’ve developed in a decade of building high-performing digital technology

Ryan Jones (Hacker News):

IAC just sold 17 apps to Bending Spoons.

  • $100M deal
  • All 330 employees fired
  • Robokiller and PDF Hero appear to be the biggest

Sneak peak at the playbook: ultra scammy tactics, no new features, sell user data, more ads, and other lovely things.


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Reply to second quote from someone claiming "My team and I brought you @RoboKiller, @TapeACall & @TrapCall. ":

Never in a million years would I have thought my apps would end up in Europe somehow... 😂

FWIW, I don't think they'll be selling user data. Especially as an EU company. Important to note that, RoboKiller and TapeACall never did anything shady like Apalon did.


I've been a happy user of Robokiller for years, but upon seeing this news I instantly ended the subscription and deactivated the service. Just an awful situation.

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