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Social CRM Startup Etacts Shutting Down

ETacts, one of the many social CRM companies, is shutting down, according to an email sent out to its users. ETacts competes with the likes of Rapportive and Gist. The company, which was incubated by YCombinator had raised $650,000 from angel investors earlier this year.

RIM In Talks To Buy Gist

RIM, the company behind iconic mobile messaging platform, Blackberry is said to be in talks to acquire Seattle-based start-up Gist, according to industry sources. Gist, much like rivals Rapportive and eTacts creates profiles of people in your business network. Deal terms aren’t available at the time.

One to Watch: Hot Potato

Some MLB.com alums have put together a company called Hot Potato to host real-time social conversations around events. Think Facebook + CNN…