Gist Now Available on the Google Apps Marketplace

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Gist Gadget Brings Social Web to Gmail Inboxes

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By incorporating applications like Gist into the inbox, Gmail becomes an even more powerful tool for professionals who want to go well beyond the capabilities of traditional email and become more efficient than ever before.

Gist, an online service that helps people build stronger professional relationships, today announced it has added the Gist Gadget to the Google Apps Marketplace™, Google's online storefront for Google Apps™ products and services. The Gist Gadget brings together information from across the web about anyone in your inbox -- providing rich person and company profiles, news and updates.

“Inboxes are becoming increasingly more social,” said T.A. McCann, CEO of Gist. “By adding Gist to the Gmail experience, business users benefit from having actionable information at their fingertips without the additional effort required to get it by essentially doing an automated Google Search. The Gist Gadget will help business professionals using Gmail to build stronger relationships in a fraction of the time.”

Released with support for the Gmail™ contextual gadget, the offering automatically retrieves information for anyone in the “From” or “CC” fields and places a profile at the bottom of an opened email. Gist brings together contacts with related content and provides important context to help prepare for a meeting, make an introduction, or just find a better way to connect with others.

Gist constantly generates updates for individual and company profiles with the latest from social networks like Facebook and Twitter, over 20 million blogs, and over 50,000 news sources. The Gist Gadget then brings all of this social data together and prioritizes it for quick consumption and action.

“We are excited to have the Gist application available in the Google Apps Marketplace for the more than 25 million Google Apps users,” said Don Dodge, developer advocate for Google. “By incorporating applications like Gist into the inbox, Gmail becomes an even more powerful tool for professionals who want to go well beyond the capabilities of traditional email and become more efficient than ever before.”

The Google Apps Marketplace makes it easy for more than 2 million Google Apps customers to discover, purchase and deploy integrated business applications and related professional services. By integrating with user account and application data stored in Google Apps, these cloud applications provide a simpler user experience, increase business efficiency, and reduce administrative overhead. To learn more, visit google.com/appsmarketplace.

The Gist Gadget is currently available for free at http://www.gist.com/gmail . To learn more about Gist or to sign up, please visit http://www.gist.com .

About Gist, Inc.
Gist helps build stronger relationships by connecting the inbox to the web to provide business-critical information about the people and companies that matter most. Gist is located in Seattle, Washington and is funded by Foundry Group and Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital. For more information, go to http://www.gist.com .

For more information contact:
Robert Pease
Gist Marketing
206.327.0397
robert(at)gist(dot)com

Google, Google Apps Marketplace, Google Apps and Gmail are trademarks of Google Inc.

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