Google has entered an agreement to acquire “certain assets and technology” from mobile platform operator Zingku.
According to Zingku:
Our service is designed from the mobile phone, outward, allowing you to create and exchange things of interest ranging from invitations to “mobile flyers” with friends in a trusted manner. On the mobile phone, Zingku uses standard text messaging and picture messaging features that come with every phone. On the web, our service uses your standard web browser and instant messenger. There is nothing to install.”
We don’t have a lot of information about the company (including location; there are no details on their site) although a Google search would suggest that the company may have been funded by Flagship Ventures. If we find any more details we’ll update the post. The acquisition price was not disclosed.
(via Google Blogscoped)