BlackBerry Reveals Scroon Acquisition in May

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BlackBerry said today that it acquired software developer Scroon in May, its first publicly disclosed acquisition in more than a year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The French startup manages Facebook, Twitter and other social-media accounts for large clients like luxury-good maker LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, wireless operator Orange SA and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Scroon is part of a strategy to profit from the BlackBerry Messenger instant-messaging service, said Alexandre Mars, the startup’s founder, in an e-mail.

BlackBerry Reveals Scroon Acquisition in May

Scroon’s Mars said he hadn’t disclosed the purchase by BlackBerry before because of the “delicate media buzz” around the company.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]