Mar 11, 2013

[Sd] On-demand theater service Dreampass acquired by Yahoo Japan

Japanese startup Bluem, which operates the on-demand cinema service Dreampass, announced today that it has been acquired by Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689) for an undisclosed sum. Dreampass will be working with Yahoo Eiga (or “Yahoo Movies”) and video streaming service Gyao, which is also run by Yahoo Japan. 
For those of you who might not be familiar with the service, Dreampass first launched all the way back in August of 2010. It sort of works like Groupon but is dedicated to the screening of older movies in theaters. Users are able to request a screening of their favorite movies, and by popular vote, Dreampass will negotiate with content holders to allow such a screening. If the screening is permitted, tickets will be made available on the Dreampass website for users to purchase. ...
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  • After the management team renewed in the last year, news related to startups of Yahoo Japan has been increasing dramatically. The company has invested in and acquired quite a few startups and partnered with small and large companies. O2O is one of their target segment where it acquired Katy, mobile CRM service of Mynet in this January and partnered with CCC for integrating both loyalty point and Tabelog for restaurants review in 2012. 

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