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Tungle, the service that makes it easy to scheudule appointments has been bought by RIM.  Business Insider and Tech Crunch have details.

For founder Marc Gingras, this is is second exit, with the first being NIMCAT that was purchased by Mitel some years back in the early days of P2P telephony.

With Tungle, RIM gets a nice application that will help them with owning a very useful feature that integrates into Microsoft Exchange very well, but more importantly, also works with other calendaring platforms very well. With Gingras, they get a proven developer who can help them with new applications and services, especially those in the cloud. Tungle's strength was it's ability to share calendar data across platforms, not only work with RIM devices. Their "social calendaring" capabilities provided both opacity and transparency, depending on who the other patry was to your calendar. They could see free/busy time and at the same time book items. 

This is also great for Canadian startups as it shows there's a market for them, even in their own backyard.

For Marc and his team, CONGRATULATIONS. 

For the sake of transparency, my agency, Comunicano served as agency of record for the launch of Tungle, so we can't be more pleased. This now makes 22 clients in a little under nine years that have we have had the pleasure to see move on the path of acquisition. It was just about three years or so ago when we launched them and we've both used the service and watched them grow.


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