Hmmm.. what happened to AskMe ? Is that a good thing ? What is a Japanese company planning to do with an American Knowledge Management leader ? Hmm Hmm Hmm..
AskMe Acquired By Tokyo-Based REALCOM
AskMe Corporation has announced that it has been acquired by REALCOM Inc., a leading provider of content and knowledge management services and solutions. Based in Japan, REALCOM is listed and publicly traded on the Tokyo Mothers stock exchange. Under the terms of the agreement, AskMe will remain based in Seattle, Washington, USA, as a subsidiary of REALCOM Inc.. According to REALCOM's founder and chief executive officer Tadashi Tanimoto, "AskMe and REALCOM have had a common heritage. Bringing our companies together is a great opportunity to advance our vision to form a global market leader in Knowledge Management and Enterprise 2.0 technologies." Both companies have begun executing integrating operations, technologies and development teams to ensure a smooth transition and immediate value for customers, partners and investors. AskMe will soon integrate their product roadmap along with increased product investments to build upon the success of the AskMe Enterprise 'Azo' release to innovate further in the Enterprise 2.0 marketplace.