Report: RIM to Buy Gist

Research in Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM), the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, is in talks to possibly acquire Seattle-based Gist, the maker of software that helps people keep track of their contacts online, according to a report today by GigaOm. While the deal is “nearly done” the two sides may not come to an agreement, GigaOm said. Gist, founded in 2008 and led by T.A. McCann, raised $4 million in July from Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital and Foundry Group.

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