• Perihan Abou-Zeid of Qabila Media Productions

    Content Wants To Be Free, And Qabila Media In Egypt Is Making It Happen [TCTV]

    We’re very lucky at TechCrunch to get some really interesting and brilliant visitors. When I step foot into the office, I never know who’s going to show up next. Today, we had a great group of folks come in that are part of GIST (Global Innovation through Science and Technology). In our San Francisco office, we were able to speak with some cool up and coming entrepreneurs from all… Read More

  • Research In Motion Acquires Professional Contact Manager Gist

    Research In Motion Acquires Professional Contact Manager Gist

    We heard the rumors that Research In Motion (RIM) was involved in serious talks to buy professional contact manager Gist, and today it’s official. RIM has bought Gist, we’ve confirmed with the company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Here’s a statement from Gist: Today, we are announcing that Gist has become part of Research In Motion (RIM). We are… Read More

  • Connected Adds A Comprehensive Personal Relationship Manager To Gmail

    When Salesforce bought personal relationship manager Etacts last year, it subsequently shut it down, which angered many of its loyal users. Today, Connected is launching to fill the gap that Etacts left. Connected is similar in a lot of ways to Gist, except that it hyper-focuses on your relationships within Gmail. Via a web app, Connected integrates with Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter… Read More

  • The Unwelcome Return of Platform Dependencies

    The Unwelcome Return of Platform Dependencies

    Editor’s Note: The following guest post is written by a Silicon Valley CEO. Frank Dupree is a pen name In the late 1990s, the rise of the browser was supposed to usher in an era of unprecedented opportunity for startups. A great part of that increased opportunity came as a result of the significant reduction in platform dependencies. No longer did the users’ operating system… Read More

  • Gist Rolls Out Android App To Manage Your Communication Streams On The Go

    Gist, a recently launched web service that aims to organize your communication streams, has released an Android app. Gist, which offers services that help you keep tabs on the people in your professional network, allows you to see past messages and attachments from each contact, news about their company, and their recent messages on services like Twitter. The company also has a free iPhone… Read More

  • Gist Acquires Startup Weekend App 'Learn That Name'

    Every few weeks (and sometimes even more often than that), dozens of techies gather together for regional Startup Weekends — fast-paced code writing frenzies where entrepreneurs and developers conceive of and build a new application in less than 60 hours (and lose quite a bit of sleep in the process). Many of the apps die off soon thereafter, but some of them live on. And now… Read More

  • Gist Scores $6.75 Million For Gmail, Twitter and Microsoft Outlook Integration Service

    Seattle-based Gist has secured $6.75 million in Series A funding led by the Foundry Group with participation by its founding investor Vulcan Capital. The investment will be used for product development efforts and to expand operations. Currently in closed beta, Gist integrates with Microsoft Outlook and Gmail to aggregate, organize and prioritize emails, links, attachments, and related… Read More