Marc Gingras announced that the Tungle.me calendaring service is shutting down.
As of Monday, December 3rd, 2012 we will shut down the standalone Tungle service. You will continue to be able to use your Tungle.me page until then to schedule meetings and share calendars.
Tungle.me was acquired by Blackberry last year, and now it looks that it was an acq-hire-sition after all, since the team is working on all sorts of RIM projects.
[I think this also speaks volumes about a failure of the ‘poll the group’ model of meeting scheduling, which has never caught on. People continue to use email or direct communication to schedule meetings, even though it entails back-and-forth communications, primarily because they are already communicating that was when the issue of meeting scheduling arises. While I’d like to believe that a better mousetrap could be devised for meeting scheduling, it will have to be tied to something grander than polling to see what is a good time for a group of people to meet. More to follow.]