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Google Buys Feedback Platform for Businesses ‘TalkBin’

YC alum TalkBin has announced that it’s been acquired by Google — less than five months after the company was founded.

“TalkBin offers a platform that lets customers give immediate feedback to local businesses (users submit their opinions and critiques via mobile applications, and it looks like the businesses can read and respond to them from a web app). TalkBin’s homepage shows screenshots of both Android and iOS applications.”

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Google issued the following statement:

We’re thrilled to welcome the TalkBin team to Google. They’ve built a cool way for customers to engage with local businesses, and we think they’ll be a great fit for our mobile and local teams.

And, here’s the message on TalkBin’s website:

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been acquired by Google!

When we started building TalkBin in 2010, we set out to find a better way for consumers to connect with their local businesses in a more personal way. While we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, we believe Google’s awesome mobile and local teams combined with their consumer reach will help us make our bigger goals a reality.

We appreciate all the support and positive feedback we received from all of our partners and we’re elated to join Google and get started!

Google will be shutting down TalkBin temporarily, but it plans to reopen the service to new businesses down the line.

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