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RIM acquires Gist - Expect Improved Social CRM, Online Contact Management and Professional Networking on your BlackBerry

By Kevin Michaluk on 14 Feb 2011 12:30 pm EST
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We've seen RIM make a lot of strategic acquisitions in recent months, and today they announced another one on their BlackBerry blog.... Gist.  If you're not familiar with Gist, probably the best thing to do is check out the What is Gist? in 90 seconds video above. Essentially it helps to aggregate and manage all of your important contacts into one place.

To get a look at Gist today, you can jump over to Gist.com and take a tour. As for what Gist will mean tomorrow now that they're part of RIM, I guess we'll have to see.... but it should mean an improved contact management experience. Our guess is a much improved contacts list that would house all of your contacts feeds and information from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the like. If you want to get an early start you can register for Gist and see what it's all about. I wonder who we'll see RIM acquire next?

Source: Inside BB / Gist Blog

10 comments

stackberry369

Greatly exaggerated.......RIM is only getting BETTER with these acquistions.

KjKharismatic

This is (hopefully) the missing link between our contacts and their various communications.

vx1

nice buy, adds value :)

Ghostnyc

This may look great on paper (or on screen) however if RIM handles this in the same manner that they have handled the Viigo buyout- don't expect anything except problems and headaches.

gregorylkelly

Huh? Social Feeds and News Feeds are 2 great applications.

electro_sound

exactly!
and this, i guess, thanks to viigo team.

Kuttysark

Personally, I think this could be huge on the playbook!

toddw#WN

Interesting acquisition. I think it is smart on RIMs part and should give them another way to improve the overall user experience on its devices.

Defero

oh average only 33% of mergers and acquisitions work out. Many look good on paper but creating synergies is the real challenge. If they bought out all these companies but change the corporate culture too much the talent will just leave.

Then again its much faster buying out this stuff than doing it in-house and thats what RIM or anyone needs in this exploding smartphone market speeeeeeeed. Rim and tons of cash and no longterm debt, they can afford to get a few wrong as long as they get a few right and it helps them. Its a race for market share!