Google acquires Zingku

Google has bought mobile social networking start-up Zingku, reports the Google Operating System Blog. The move has raised more speculation about Google's entry into the mobile space.

A quote from the article at Wired:

Zingku released a statement this afternoon saying that the two companies had entered into an agreement, although the precise terms were not spelled out. While no official statement has been released by Google, the company has since confirmed the acquisition, telling GOS "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."

Earlier, Google had bought the social networking site DodgeBall (, but there has not been much development through that front.

The news adds more speculation to Google's entry into the mobile space. ZingKu allows users to store and share photos, conduct polls among friends, and also fetch RSS feeds. Will Zingku add to Google's entry into the online virtual world space?

More news links:

Google buys mobile social network Zingku (PC World)

Google acquires Zingku (Blogscoped)