Good Technology Purchases Intercasting
Good Technology, which provides mobile e-mail and other products for the enterprise, has acquired Intercasting with an eye toward expanding the reach of its applications further into the mobile space. After being purchased by Motorola in 2007, Good Technology was acquired by Visto in February.Good Technology announced May 27 that it has acquired Intercasting, which focuses on connectivity for mobile social networking. The two companies did not disclose the specific dollar amount of the deal. Good Technology, a name doubtlessly familiar to many people who send messages using Palm Treos and other mobile handsets, provides a platform for mobile services such as enterprise wireless messaging, mobile VPN data access and device management. It is currently implemented by a number of enterprises, including a number that are in the Fortune 500 and Fortune 50.
In a statement, Good Technology suggested that the integration of Intercasting's communication ecosystem, centered around its Anthem platform, would allow Good to expand beyond the smartphone market and "into the billion-plus feature phone market."