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Friday, August 06, 2010

Google Goes Gaming?

There have been a number of interesting development in term of Google and social game purchases and game related initiatives. Here are some recent highlights;

Google purchased a company called Slide, an app developer that works with popular social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace to create community-driven entertainment applications. The deal is worth a reported $182 million. Google Buys Slide for $182 Million, Getting More Serious about Social Games*

Google has invested between $100 million and $200 million in social gaming company Zynga. Zynga is a network of gaming applications built off of classic games like Poker, Battleship, and Attack!Google Secretly Invested $100+ Million In Zynga, Preparing To Launch Google Games

In May, Google was looking to hire an employee to develop Google’s games commerce product strategy and help “build and manage the business with a cross-functional team." Is Google Getting Back Into The Gaming Business?

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1 comment:

Patrick said...

I personally hate Zynga's very popular Farmville application. Also, their Mafia Wars is like fast food for the brain. They offer no nutrition.

I'm excited to see how this plays out though.