Singtel acquires Singapore-based OrSiSo (updated)
September 21, 2011 by Terence LEE
Updated: 21th September 2011, 8:17pm Singapore time.
SingTel, Singapore’s largest telco company, has acquired the intellectual property rights to Singapore-based OrSiSo‘s flagship social media dashboard for an undisclosed sum. The app aims to organize and simplify the user’s online social life.
“We have been working with Singtel for 2 years, developing different social apps (all based on aggregation) and some social business intelligence tools. In the end they choose to buy the IP so that they can build it further internally,” says OrSiSo founder and CEO Thorben Linneberg, who broke the news to us.
It’s unclear what role Thorben and his team will play in future development, although it seems likely they will work closely with SingTel. OrSiSo has put up a brief note on their website, stating that their free app is no longer available as a download at the moment.
OrSiSo is designed to make managing multiple social network accounts easier by converging them into one place. It allows users to merge their friends’ identities from various networks, and also intelligently filters updates according to levels of closeness.
Incorporated in 2008, the company has since received about US$400,000 in angel funding. Prior to starting his company, Thorben, a Denmark native, has worked for a number of years in the mobile internet and wireless technology fields.
To find out more about Thorben, his company, and the product, check out our interview with him, as well as this video interview done by INSEAD Knowledge in 2009:
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