Google acquires Slide for $182 mln
August 10, 2010
According to reports, Google has bought the social games developer in a USD 182 million deal.
Google announced the acquisition on Friday, but did not release financial details. The company was also mum on product plans.
San Francisco-based Slide Inc. has developed Facebook applications such as SuperPoke and FunSpace.
This move will help Google in its plans to create an online social platform to compete with Facebook.
"This is an extremely exciting day for me and my team, but this also marks an exciting development for the social web," Slide founder Max Levchin said.
"This is a great opportunity for both companies to meet and change how people treat the Internet...