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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Google Buying Gaming Company Slide

Google is out shopping yet again, with the latest deal of gaming company Slide. The deal is set at $182 million. Google has in the past invested $100 million in Zynga, FarmVille's gaming company. However, this decision has made many of us turn our heads, since Slide is not something that we often hear of, or have even played their games before.

Slide owns the rights of a few games like the Top Fish, SuperPocus Academy of Magic, SuperPoke, and SPP Ranch. It designs tools or widgets for social networking sites like Orkut, MySpace and FaceBook. I am sure you have used SuperPoke before on FaceBook. This is seen as a direct challenge to FaceBook, which is well known in the gaming industry, with many developers having their games on the social networking site. FaceBook can boast of the FarmVille game, and now it seems like Google wants a share of it as well.

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