Good Technology, a push mobility business based in Redwood City, Calif., acquired Intercasting Corporation, a mobile social networking connectivity company based in San Diego. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Intercasting received venture backing from Venrock, Avalon Ventures and Masthead Venture Partners.
Good Technology(TM), the world’s leading provider of push mobility solutions, today announced it has acquired Intercasting Corporation, the leading mobile social networking connectivity company in the U.S. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The acquisition of Intercasting solidifies Good’s position as the leading provider of mobile communications solutions across the broadest range of devices and platforms to the enterprise, government, and consumer markets, sold through mobile operators and device manufacturers worldwide.
Good’s patented underlying technology is the cornerstone of the enterprise and consumer mobile email industry, offering the most versatile and open real-time synchronization platform for a broad range of applications, including innovative collaboration and social networking solutions. Intercasting’s technology and award winning ANTHEM platform, coupled with Good’s Good for You(TM) solution, enables Good to extend its reach beyond the smartphone market and into the billion-plus feature phone market.
Intercasting brings together an entire communication ecosystem comprised of social networks, email services, instant messaging providers, content providers, application developers, mobile operators, and device manufacturers. The result is an advanced communication service platform that delivers the highest-quality communication experience to mobile users.
The flexibility of the ANTHEM technology means in-demand services like email, IM, and social networking can now be integrated into native device functionality, enabling next-generation services such as network address books, app stores, and integration into an active user interface. Mobile operators and device manufacturers maintain relevance by having a single connection point to provide their consumers a robust, integrated communication experience.
“Our acquisition of Intercasting further enhances Good’s emergence as the global leader for mobile access to applications and content, especially as it pertains to how people communicate and collaborate,” said Brian A. Bogosian, chairman, CEO, and president of Good Technology. “Intercasting’s hosted solution, in market with all tier one U.S. mobile operators, includes unified messaging, device integration, and an application portal to enable a true “smartphone” experience for the billion-plus feature phones on the market today. This solution further expands Good’s extensive device portfolio while enhancing the capabilities of the Company’s Good for You solution.”
“Mobile users are more connected than ever before, but we know they want easier-to-use solutions that let them do more on a broader selection of devices,” said Shawn Conahan, founder and CEO of Intercasting Corporation. “Combining our ANTHEM solution and technology with Good’s patented push technology will create the most versatile and open real-time synchronization platform for a broad range of applications available today.”
About Intercasting Corporation
San Diego based Intercasting, a leading mobile social networking company, partners with mobile operators, social networking companies, and major brands and entertainment companies across the globe to drive the growth of personalized mobile media through its ANTHEM platform. Founded in 2004, Intercasting was the first company to deploy a carrier-grade mobile blogging and social networking application in North America with Rabble – www.rabble.com.
Carriers currently using the ANTHEM platform include 3, Alltel, AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, Centennial PR, Cellular South, Claro, Cricket, CSL Hong Kong, IUSACELL, MetroPCS, Midwest Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile USA.
About Good Technology
Good Technology is the leading provider of push mobility solutions for the enterprise, government, and consumer markets. Good opens new possibilities for enterprises, government agencies, and consumers to maximize personal and business productivity by providing secure and easy-to-use instant mobile access to data, applications and services on hundreds of mobile devices. For more information, visit the Good web site at www.good.com.
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