I’ve written about Kik a couple of times. Particulalry about how Ted Livingston (former Co-op at RIM) was being being sued for possibly using the “inside info” he gathered while working in their BBM group. I also pretty much said a financing was out of the question for them.
Boy, was I wrong.
So what does this mean for kik? They can excute on their business while they can also fend off RIM. A great win for them.
What does this mean for RIM? They’re in for a protracted legal battle with a well funded startup and an even better connected board. And if as rumored they release a multiplatform BBM Client that competes with Kik messenger it could make for a much more interesting legal and PR tussle. Especially while they try and build an ecosystem around their new tablet.