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Google confirms acquisition of ‘Superpoke’ maker Slide

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

Google on Friday officially announced it has acquired Slide Inc., confirming rumors circulating earlier in the week. Slide creates entertainment products that tie in with social networks and online communities such as SuperPoke! and its family of related games, Top Fish, and FunSpace.

“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,” David Glazer, Engineering Director at Google said Friday.

Though no specific product plans have been announced, Glazer said Slide’s team will help make Google’s services like Gmail, Docs, Blogger, Picasa, and YouTube more “socially aware.”

Slide founder Max Levchin today said “Given our shared vision and values, this is a tremendous opportunity for the two companies to come together to change the way people socialize on the Web.”

Financial terms of the acquisition were not discussed by either party.

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