Google Buys Social Game Dev

Google said today it has purchased social game developer Slide.

“Slide has already created compelling social experiences for tens of millions of people across many platforms, and we’ve already built strong social elements into products like Gmail, Docs, Blogger, Picasa and YouTube,” Google said in a blog post.

“As the Slide team joins Google, we’ll be investing even more to make Google services socially aware and expand these capabilities for our users across the web.”

Slide was founded in 2005 and has developed a number of social apps for sites like Facebook, including SuperPoke Pets, SPP Ranch and FunSpace. Slide has more than 27 million unique users per month in over 200 countries.

“At Slide, we have been focused on building online communities that foster self-expression, creativity and engagement across multiple platforms,” Max Levchin, Slide founder, said on the company’s website.

“Given our shared vision and values, this is a tremendous opportunity for two companies to come together to change the way people socialize on the Web.”

By Mike Sachoff

Mike is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.

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