Google acquires Zingku
Zingku is a mobile social network. Simply put, the service gives users the ability to send and receive text and picture messages between friends. It is a way for trusted friends to send invitations using the standard text messaging service that is available on all mobile devices. The service is also available on the web.
Originally starting up in 2005 and only available in the US, Zingku was in a private beta before being acquired by Google. Now the service is locked down to new users until the full acquisition arrangements have gone through. A price for the acquisition was not disclosed.