Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has purchased social voice startup SayNow, suggesting that the search giant’s ambitions to create new voice applications will continue to grow. It launched Google Voice in 2009, and last year, the company started allowing Gmail users to make telephone calls directly from Gmail. Now, it has acquired SayNow, a company that’s probably best known for the celebrities who use its services to do conference-call type voice meetings with, and collect voicemails from, their fans.
It’s yet another addition to Google’s growing portfolio of purchases. In addition to buying AdMob, Slide, and On2, Google purchased 37 smaller companies in the first nine months of 2010, for a total acquisitions bill of close to $1 billion.
This is the second Google purchase announced today, along with analysis company fflick.