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    Good makes social networking acquisition


    Good Technology, the company formed by Visto Communications' purchase of Good from Motorola, has gone to the market again, snapping up US firm Intercasting Corporation for an undisclosed fee.

    Good said that adding Intercasting's Anthem product would allow it to push its offering down into the feature phone segment, whereas previously it had addressed the smartphone market only.

    A statement said, "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.”