RIM Acquires DataViz

September 6th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Research in Motion (RIM) has acquired DataViz, the company behind Documents to Go. RIM has paid $50 million for the acquisition. The deal has not been confirmed by any of the two companies yet.

The news comes from CrackBerry that received tips from several sources. The fact that several DataViz employees have changed their LinkedIn profiles to show RIM as employer was all the proof the site was looking for.

DataViz already had tight connections with RIM as their document viewers have been pre-installed on many BlackBerry handsets. DataViz also produces RoadSync that allows non-BlackBerry platforms to have push e-mail support and DataViz recently announced that it will start to make their apps compatible with WebOS. Traditionally, any company acquired by RIM has shut down development for competing platforms. The same is expected for DataViz.

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