Originally Posted by akosnitzky
As I read somewhere else. Maybe RIM should just buy Kik
For what, $1,000?
It isn't unique. It's a copy of BBM (see that people received your messages, see what time messages were sent) and it's biggest advantage was being cross playform. Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Chat, G-Chat, AOL IM all exist cross platform as well. They had two big things that were an 'advantage' which were stolen right out of RIM's back pocket.
At 23 years old I had my own business as well, and I was way to young for it. This guy runs a team of like 15 people all working on a single idea which was a rip-off of BBM because he had a co-op term and some employment at RIM.
NDA's can really burn you if you're not careful.