Untappd Merges With Next Glass

Los Angeles-based Untappd, the developer of a social networking app for craft beer drinkers, and Next Glass, a developer of machine learning software for recommending alcohol, said last week that they have merged. Financial details of the merger were not disclosed. Both companies develop software that recommend wine and beer to users, and also include social networking and sharing functions. Greg Avola and Tim Mather, co-founders of Untappd, have joined Next Glass as part of the acquisition.