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Skype Acquires Mobile Group Messaging Company, GroupMe

     

engine

11:30 am on Aug 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Skype Acquires Mobile Group Messaging Company, GroupMe [about.skype.com]
Skype today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GroupMe, a provider of mobile group messaging services that helps users stay in touch and make decisions. GroupMe was founded in 2010 at the Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon and is headquartered in New York, New York. Terms of the acquisition will not be disclosed.

Through the acquisition of GroupMe, Skype continues its drive to provide a global multi-modal and multi-platform communications experience. The acquisition of GroupMe complements Skype's leadership in voice and video communications by providing best in class text-based communications and innovative features that enable users to connect, share locations and photos and make plans with their closest ties. This, coupled with the acquisition of mobile video provider Qik, which Skype announced earlier this year, augments Skype's role as an innovator in driving unique mobile user experiences.

kartiksh

11:52 am on Aug 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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[Speculating]Sounds like bbm feature? not reviewed yet but Microsoft+Skype+Groupme+window mobile OS = hybrid version of blackberry aka New Generation Windows Mobile ;)? [/Speculating]
 

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