Gist Professional Contact Manager Is Now Part of Research In Motion (RIM)

Today, RIM has annouced that they have acquired Gist."The Seattle-based Gist offers services that help you keep tabs on the people in your professional network, and allows you to see past messages and attachments from each contact, news about their company, and their recent messages on services like Twitter. The company also offers a number […]

Today, RIM has annouced that they have acquired Gist.

"The Seattle-based Gist offers services that help you keep tabs on the people in your professional network, and allows you to see past messages and attachments from each contact, news about their company, and their recent messages on services like Twitter. The company also offers a number of mobile apps, and it appears that RIM will be using the technology for BlackBerry users."

"We're excited that the Gist team is joining RIM and bringing their expertise in providing customers with a contextualized, streamlined, and consolidated view of information about their contacts to BlackBerry platform.

Gist helps users to automatically create and maintain a rich contact profile for everyone in their network," said RIM.

"We're extremely excited about our future at RIM and how Gist will be used by millions of BlackBerry users around the globe," Gist said.

Gist, which raised $10.8 million in funding, launched in 2008 as a "professional" communications manager, aimed at satisfying the filtering needs of a business user. Like the web service, the app organizes your streams according to your email contacts so it's a useful way of following your colleagues, friends and professional contacts.

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