Research In Motion acquires Sweden's JayCut to add video editing to BlackBerry PlayBook

Waterloo's Research In Motion has acquired Sweden's JayCut for an undisclosed sum.

RIM will use the video editing company's technology in the BlackBerry PlayBook. JayCut, based out of Stockholm, has seven employees.

“By working with JayCut to add video editing capabilities to the BlackBerry platform we can further enrich our customers’ multimedia experience with BlackBerry,”  David Yach, RIM’s chief technology officer, wrote on the company's blog.

Video editing software makes sense for RIM's tablet, given its dual high-def cameras, rich playback, and the ability to connect to televisions.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only... more

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Knowlton Thomas

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Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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