Tag: Mark Ruddock

Breaking News: Viigo Have Been Acquired by RIM


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.

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WES 08 Hangover Week: Audio Interview Round Up


microphoneKeeping with the ‘Long Weekend’ meme, we’ve decided to round up every audio interview from WES 2008. If you weren’t there, you missed quite a sight: Simon went completely bananas interviewing as many companies as possible, sometimes two at once. In honor of that dedication, you can find no less than six interviews in one post! Of course, you can always subscribe to our podcasts/interviews via RSS or iTunes

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WES 08 Interview: Mark Ruddok of Viigo


Simon’s going interview crazy at WES this year, so I’m just going to let him roll with it. This time our 8′ friend interviews Viigo’s Mark Ruddok about Project Tango (video preview above), Enterprise Light, and communicating with open source platforms. You can listen to it over on the Best of WES page, or hit the streaming link below.

Listen to the Viigo interview

BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Episode 25


BBCoolFor the week of April 7th., we talk a good long time with Mark Ruddock and Jay Steele from Viigo about the fabled Project Tango due around WES. It’ll be the first step in a tonne of new features that will be released after the big show, and has us pretty darned excited. We also talk with John Pollard from Jott, who launched a BlackBerry app for their voice service just before CTIA late last month. If that ain’t enough, we also blast through a some fresh device releases and more news from India. Wanna listen? We got you covered three ways from Sunday.