Liz Gannes

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Google Buys Mobile Customer Feedback Start-Up

Google has acquired TalkBin, a customer feedback system for local businesses, as was first reported by TechCrunch. The five-month-old company was only founded as part of Y Combinator’s winter batch, so this is a ridiculously early exit. There are many similar start-ups, including Skweal and Tello.

From what I can gather on LinkedIn and Quora, the team is two young guys from Yale and UC Davis (Michael Ma and Sunny Dhillon) and a Harvard Business School CEO with experience at Bosch and Sears (Qasar Younis). Dhillon had previously worked at Google as a software engineer, but only since graduating college in 2010. The TalkBin crew will work with Google’s mobile and local teams in Mountain View, the companies said.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus