Breaking News: Viigo Have Been Acquired by RIM

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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.

  • http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/vendor/1111 Eric at Ebscer

    And just the other day you were saying that perhaps RIM should buy development teams versus compete with them.

    I assume that RIM will be doing something RSS related in the near future…

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle McInnes

    Funny timing huh? It's interesting: buy vs build. Why would they choose to buy Viigo vs build their own? Why build a Twitter client vs buy an existing one such as UberTwitter. In any case, good for Viigo.

  • http://www.themes4bb.com/ rezn

    This is excellent news for Ahmad Nasari and his crew. I can't say I didn't see something big like this coming for them.. I don't predict future events regarding peoples careers. But this has to say something about BlackBerry love, hard work and loyalty.

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Remember what I said about BlackBerry Messenger about to get RSS feeds and that was the big announcement they were talking about. This just ties into that theory! come on RSS feeds in BlackBerry Messenger give me a cloud to sync with please!

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Remember what I said about BlackBerry Messenger about to get RSS feeds and that was the big announcement they were talking about. This just ties into that theory! come on RSS feeds in BlackBerry Messenger give me a cloud to sync with please!

  • http://www.todayloan.co.uk Frank Polenose

    How did I ever miss this? Odd!