TheStreet Inc was founded in 1996 as a limited liability company, and reorganized as a C corporation in 1998. The Company consummated its initial public offering in 1999. The Company together with its wholly owned subsidiaries is a digital media company engaged in the financial and mergers and acquisitions environment. The Company's collection of digital services provides users, subscribers and advertisers with a variety of content and tools through various online, social media, tablet and mobile channels. The Company offers the tools and insights needed to make informed decisions about earning, investing, saving and spending money. TheStreet is the Company's flagship advertising-supported property, and a source of subscribers to a variety of its paid subscription products. Its subscription products, which include RealMoney, RealMoney Pro, Options Profits, Actions Alerts PLUS, Breakout Stocks, and Stocks Under $10 are designed to address the needs of investors with various areas of interest and increasing levels of financial sophistication, including fledgling investors, long-term and short-term active investors, day and swing traders, and fundamental, technical and options traders. Its RateWatch business publishes bank rate market information on a subscription basis to financial institutions and government agencies. The Deal, LLC, its institutional services platform, provides dealmakers, advisers and institutional investors with sophisticated analysis of the mergers and acquisitions environment. Its Subscription services comprised of subscriptions, licenses and fees for access to securities investment information, stock market commentary, rate services and transactional information pertaining to the mergers and acquisitions environment. Media is comprised of fees charged for the placement of advertising and sponsorships within TheStreet and its affiliated properties, its subscription and institutional services, and other miscellaneous revenue. The Company competes with The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, CNN Money, Forbes.com, Bloomberg, The Motley Fool and Standard & Poor's. The Company is subject to government regulation in connection with securities laws and regulations applicable to all publicly-owned companies, as well as laws and regulations applicable to businesses generally, including privacy regulations adopted at the local, state, national and international levels and taxes levied at the state level.