Google Acquires Messaging Company Jibe Mobile

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In an effort to bolster their own Rich Communication Services (RCS), Google has acquired Jibe Mobile, a leader in the space.  For those who don’t know, RCS is a new standard that is being rapidly adopted by mobile carriers as an they look to provide richer content than SMS can provide.  RCS allows you to do things like group messaging and high resolution photos and Google is working closely with the mobile industry to help get this new service enacted.

In a post on the Official Android Blog, Google outlines that the acquisition of Jibe Mobile will help them continue this adoption work and will build upon what Jibe Mobile has already built in this space.

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