It’s very timely that here at BlackBerryCool we’ve been talking about RIM’s strategy of “build vs buy” and today the news crosses the wire that Viigo have been acquired by RIM. According to their CEO Mark Ruddock:
Viigo is excited to announce that our company is now part of Research In Motion (RIM).
Our team has joined RIM’s global organization and will continue to bring our expertise in BlackBerry® application development and real-time content delivery to the BlackBerry platform. The Viigo for BlackBerry app will also continue to be available for download through BlackBerry App World™.
I’d like to personally thank the deal teams on both sides for their hard work and dedication over the past few months in bringing this transaction to a close.
To the Viigo Team – a very special thanks to all of you for helping to build such an exciting product, and a wonderful company. We’ve arrived at this point today because of you.
Stay tuned because we’ll be talking a lot about Build vs Buy with Rob Woodbridge for Untether.tv.