Search company, investor...

Founded Year

2009

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$75.84M

Valuation

$0000 

About Genius

Genius is an online guide to the meaning of rap lyrics. It allows users to listen to songs, read lyrics, and click the lines of interest for pop-up explanations. Genius was formerly known as Rap Genius. It was founded in 2009 and is based in Brooklyn, New York. In September 2021, Genius Media Group was acquired by MediaLab.

Headquarters Location

92 Third Street

Brooklyn, New York, 11231,

United States

305-281-0228

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Genius Patents

Genius has filed 686 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • photographic lenses
  • lenses
  • photography equipment
patents chart

Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

7/19/2021

1/30/2024

Lenses, Geometrical optics, Photographic lenses, Glass compositions, Photography equipment

Grant

Application Date

7/19/2021

Grant Date

1/30/2024

Title

Related Topics

Lenses, Geometrical optics, Photographic lenses, Glass compositions, Photography equipment

Status

Grant

Latest Genius News

Genius Media Group Is Suing Google For Antitrust

Dec 17, 2020

Photo: Drew Angerer / Staff (Getty Images) Joining the national pile-on of entities suing Google for antitrust is Genius Media Group, which announced a lawsuit on Wednesday night related to the search giant’s ad exchange practices. Advertisement In the filing, Genius Media Group — which owns the lyrics and annotations sites Genius and RapGenius — alleges that Google has been able to achieve a near-monopoly with its display advertising marketplace by “erecting a toll bridge between publishers and advertisers and charging an unlawfully high price for passage.” “Specifically, Google’s Ad Server—the software or code that publishers use to make critical decisions about advertising content—imposes anticompetitive rules and conduct that artificially warp the channels through which publishers sell their ad placement inventory,” the suit reads. Advertisement Filed as a class action lawsuit, the case is likely to attract other companies that take issue with the way the ad server is run — bad news for Google, since that list is quite long. Companies with specialized search results, including Amazon, Tripadvisor and Yelp, have long claimed that Google’s algorithm is tailored to prioritize its own products in search, meaning that competitors must either accept lower traffic or shell out big bucks in order to stay competitive with Google in the search results. The case is just the latest of Google’s mounting antitrust woes. Earlier on Wednesday , a coalition of states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an antitrust suit targeting Google’s conduct in the advertising technology market, alleging that the company “repeatedly” abused its monopoly power to control the way online ads are priced and “engaged in market collusions to rig auctions.” That case is distinct from a separate antitrust suit filed against Google in October by the Justice Department and 11 Republican state attorneys general, in which Google stands accused of drawing up exclusive contracts with the manufacturers of Android-powered smartphones so that the devices would come pre-loaded with Google as the default browser search engine. G/O Media may get a commission

Genius Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Genius founded?

    Genius was founded in 2009.

  • Where is Genius's headquarters?

    Genius's headquarters is located at 92 Third Street, Brooklyn.

  • What is Genius's latest funding round?

    Genius's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Genius raise?

    Genius raised a total of $75.84M.

  • Who are the investors of Genius?

    Investors of Genius include MediaLab, Andreessen Horowitz, Detroit Venture Partners, Dan Gilbert, Everblue Management and 8 more.

  • Who are Genius's competitors?

    Competitors of Genius include LyricFind and 1 more.

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