Google over the weekend has acquired (via TNW) the technology, patents as well as certain assets of KikScore technology as the Google Trusted Store product. KickScore on its blog mentioned that the service will no longer be available to customers after June 28, 2012. The search giant also grabs the hold of company’s 1700+ customers. Here is what KickScore had to say:
Back in 2008 this all began at a Fuddruckers in Northern Virginia. The road from there to today has been filled with great highs, some deep lows, overcoming immense challenges all while dealing with the occasional kicks to the gut that most startups typically experience. It has been a sincere pleasure for the entire KikScore team to serve so many small businesses and also work to help them be successful through this blog, tweetchats and our December 2011 white paper. There is still great work to be done for small businesses and that is why we are so excited that an industry leader will be able to build off of the technology, platform and IP that we spent our blood, sweat and tears building, developing and launching.