Google Acquires KikScore’s Confidence Badge and Online Trust Score Platform

June 1, 2012

12:36 pm

DC-based startup KikScore announced today on their blog that the “KikScore service, platform, technology and certain assets have been acquired by Google.” KikScore created a patent-pending Confidence Badge and online trust score platform that enables small online businesses and non-profits to demonstrate trustworthiness through data and information. As part of the acquisition, KikScore will no longer be available to the 1700+ Kikscore customers from June 28th onwards.

Online trust is a very hot topic, and Google late last year launched their Google Trusted Store product. Very interesting that Google is building up on this technology through acquisitions like KikScore. Good news also for the DC tech community that startup innovation is doing well in the Washington, DC Metro area and has the attention of major Internet companies.

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Shashi Bellamkonda is the Chief Marketing Officer at Surefire Social. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Shashi is passionate about helping startups and small business and has been recognized twice as one of the Top 100 Tech Titans by the Washingtonian and Top 100 Small Business Influencer Champion 2011 by Small Business Trends. Follow him on Twitter @shashib.

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