Mountain View, Calif. – Google (NASD: GOOG) has acquired SayNow, a
provider of voice chat services used by some celebrities to communicate with
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 2005, Palo
Alto, Calif.-based SayNow claims over 15 million users of its applications,
which allow voice messaging, one-on-one conversations, and group calls to be integrated
into Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Android, or iPhone applications.
include music artists signed to Universal, EMI and others.
SayNow had raised at
least $7.5 million in funding, from backers including Shasta Ventures, Tugboat
Ventures and Altos Ventures.