Google has acquired New York-based Dodgeball, the cellular SMS hook-up service. "You're two guys doing some pretty cool stuff, why not let us help you out and let's see what you can do with it" This makes 13 companies that Google has acquired.
Big news, dodgeball fans! On May 11th dodgeball.com was acquired by Google! I'm sure a lot of you have some questions about what this means for you and the future of dodgeball, so we put together a quick Q&A. Let us know if you have any other questions!Q: Why did dodgeball sell to Google?
As a two-person team, Alex and I have taken dodgeball about a far as we can alone. Since we finished grad school, we've been trying to figure out how to grow dodgeball and make it a better service along the way. We talked to a lot of different angel investors and venture capitalists, but no one really "got" what we were doing - that is until we met Google.
The people at Google think like us. They looked at us in a "You're two guys doing some pretty cool stuff, why not let us help you out and let's see what you can do with it" type of way. We liked that. Plus, Alex and I are both Google superfans and the people we've met so far are smart, cool and excited about what they're working on.
News source: Dodgeball.com (Site is being hammered)