Launched in December of 2010, TalkBin provides a simple platform for consumers to give immediate feedback to local businesses. Users who download the mobile app can connect in real-time with owners or managers of businesses who have signed up for the service.
TalkBin has been acquired by Google. The team will be integrated into Google’s mobile and local teams.
“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,” a Google representative told TechCrunch.
The acquisition represents another big win for seed-investment program Y Combinator which saw Wufoo purchased for a reported $35 million by SurveyMonkey. Online form creator Wufoo was one of the first graduates of Y Combinator incubator program, which provides young startups with mentoring, networking opportunities and a small amount of capital.