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Climbing Out of Our Technology Silos – Good Acquires Intercasting

Julie Ask
Vice President, Principal Analyst
May 27, 2009

Good Technology acquired Intercasting today. In the press release they state the goal of integrated messaging. I think they picked up great talent, too. Shawn has been one of the real thought leaders in mobile and especially around mobile social networking. Handset manufacturers have been trying – and mostly without success so far – to catch up with his vision of what social networking should be on phones.

Separately, I like the vision around messaging. Saw Palm's Pre implementation of integrated messaging yesterday – good stuff. Finally, as consumers we don't need to think about what silo'ed messaging application we want to use. Apple demo'ed similar technology to be released with 3.0 – it doesn't go as far as the Pre, but finally I can stop explaining SMS and MMS to my parents.

I look forward to seeing what they do with the technology.

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