Google Slide Acquisition
Google Slide Acquisition – Google recently confirmed that they had acquired the social technology company, Slide. The company said that the purchase will help bring their users together, and will also help the company solidify itself as a competitor in gaming.
“For Google, the web is about people, and we’re working to develop open, transparent and interesting (and fun!) ways to allow our users to take full advantage of how technology can bring them closer to friends and family and provide useful information just for them,” said engineering director David Glazer in a blog post for the company.
He certainly has a point. Bringing Google users closer together would make the web as a whole more connected, since many people use the service. Their acquisition of Slide will go a long way toward helping them secure their goals. Slide is focused on building online communities that help uses express themselves, and engage in conversation with one another. The founder of the company, Max Levchin, has a very broad vision of how the company can go about expanding, and generally making the web more social.
The company was founded in 2005, and has created a number of applications that are popular on social networking sites like Facebook. These applications include SuperPoke Pets, Top Fish, SPP Ranch, and SuperPocus Academy of Magic.
Google has been making a bush to delve deeper into social gaming, and this acquisition appears to be taking the country further in that direction. This would also support rumors that Google was in the process of developing Google Me, their very own social networking website.