Google has acquired assets and technology of Zingku, Here’s what Zingku does:
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 features that come with every phone. On the web, our service uses your standard web browser and instant messenger. There is nothing to install.
With Zingku, things you wish to promote or share, can easily be created and fetched via mobile, instant messenger, and web browser. Our service integrates your mobile phone with a personalized web site so that you can easily move (zing) things back and forth between the web and and your mobile as well as powerfully connect with friends and optionally their friends.
Google confirms the acquisition: “It is true that we acquired certain assets and technology of Zingku. We believe these assets can help build products and features that will benefit our users, advertisers and publishers.”
It’s a bit like a mobile social network and communication platform, supporting polls, RSS to SMS converters, mobile photo sharing and more.
The service is limited to the US and, until Zingku migrates to Google’s servers, you can’t create a new account.
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