Google has acquired the polling service Polar for the Google+ team, Re/code first reported and Polar announced today. The value of the acquisition was not disclosed, but the polling service will be shut down at the end of the year, the company says. Polar’s full statement sharing the announcement follows:

Polar is joining Google!

Polar started with the simple idea that everyone has an opinion worth hearing. Since then one in every 449 Internet users told us what their opinion was by voting on a Polar poll. Our deepest thanks go out to each and every one of you.

To help our existing customers with this transition, we’re keeping our publisher tools available until the end of 2014. We’ve also built a simple way to download and save an archive of your Polar polls and data —they’re yours after all!

As for us, we’re delighted to be joining the Google+ team and bringing our arctic circle sensibilities to sunny California.

Big bear hugs & thanks, Team Polar

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