Lemon Wallet Acquired by LifeLock for $42.6 Million

Lemon Wallet Acquired by LifeLock for $42.6 Million

Identity theft protection company LifeLock has acquired Lemon Inc, creator of an innovative digital wallet, for $42.6m. Lemon Wallet launched in 2012 with the aim of "delivering the most consumer focused, secure and innovative digital wallet experience on the market". The app was initially designed as a backup of a physical wallet, but it went on to develop more and more useful features, with users being able access real time account balances and fraud alerts. LifeLock launched its own new app today - LifeLock Wallet - which utilizes all of Lemon's technology to aid users in the management....


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