BlackBerry smartphone maker Research in Motion (RIM) (NASD: RIMM) has acquired Viigo, the
provider of a platform for developing BlackBerry applications, according to a
note on Viigo’s website.
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 2004, Toronto-based Viigo offers its own multi-faceted application
for the BlackBerry platform, in addition to tools that make it easier for
developers to create BlackBerry applications.
"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," CEO Mark Ruddock wrote on the company’s website.