News Corp. acquires games developer Irata Labs

According to the LA Times, News Corp. has acquired Irata Labs.

Irata Labs describe themselves as “a small (3 people) group of friendly folks who build social software.”  Their products are Spymaster, iList and Flyvly.

Irata Labs had previously received funding from Dmitry Shapiro was one of the angel investeors in the company and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Other investors included  Alex Bard and Gary Benitt of Assistly, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

Deal Terms: Undisclosed
Acquirer:  News Corporation
ACQ Web:
Location:  USA, New York, NY
Region:  North America
Description:  News Corporation is a publicly-traded company listed on the NASDAQ, with secondary listings on the Australian Securities Exchange. News Corporation had total assets as of December 31, 2009 of approximately US$56 billion and total annual revenues of approximately US$30 billion. News Corporationis a diversified global media company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; integrated marketing services; newspapers and information services; book publishing; and other. The activities of News Corporationare conducted principally in the United States, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia and Latin America.
Category:  Media Owner
Contact 1:  Jon Mille, chief digital officer
Contact 2:  Rupert Murdoch (Chairman & CEO)
Contact 3:  Chase Carey (COO)
Contact 4: David DeVoe (CFO)
Contact 5:  Lawrence Jacobs (Senior Executive & VP)
Contact 5: James Murdoch (CEO in Europe & Asia)

Vendor:  Irata Labs
Vendor Web:
Other Web Links: Twitter 
Location:  USA
Region:  North America
Description:  “Irata Labs own description, “”We’re a small group of friendly folks who build social software. We’re currently working on a mobile, location-aware platform for social gaming.”
Category: Online Games
Contact 1:  Chris Abad, CEO Twitter
Contact 2:  Ben Myles, Lead Software Architect Twitter
Contact 3:  D. Keith Robinson, Creative Director Twitter 

Related Fusion DigiNet articles:

FDN Reference:  F231109-395
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