Thursday, 5 August 2010

Google Buys Slide In Preparation To Enter Social Games Market

In a bid to create a worthy social gaming competitor to Facebook, Google has bought the company Slide for $182 million with the deal due to be announced tomorrow. This is in addition to their prior investment in the company Zynga of $100 million to help get their own Google Games brand off the ground.

Seems like Google wants to move into the social gaming market as soon as possible. If Google is able to successfully launch their rival to Facebook this year it will make for an interesting competitor over the next few years, given Google's existing notoriety among the internet-using public.

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