Gist ‘Relationship Manager’ Purchased By Research In Motion

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Gist LogoResearch In Motion (RIM), the company behind the Blackberry line of devices today announced the acquisition of Gist, a ‘relationship manager’ that socially connects your contacts into your life.

The program works by taking your Gmail, Google Apps, Lotus Notes and Outlook accounts and connecting their contacts in a single database that can then be accessed anywhere a web connection is available and through iPhone and Google Android operating systems.

The contacts that are pulled are then linked into either Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn accounts, giving users a truly social agenda with their contacts.

Taking the idea even further, Gist groups together contacts, for example you can look at specific conversations or even people in the same group or company. [Read more…]