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Google shuts down Slide one year after acquisition

Google is shutting down Slide, the social app maker it bought for $200m last year, after its products failed to catch on. The move will see all but one of Slide’s apps, including Superpoke Pets, Pool Party, Video Inbox and Photovine, shut down over the next few months. The lone exception is Prizes.org, which is still being developed by the Slide team in China for Google. Slide founder and Google VP Max Levchin will also be leaving, having previosly co-founded PayPal.

30/08/2011

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Google buys social app maker Slide for $180m

Google has bought social widget maker Slide, for a reported $180m, as the search giant looks to expand into the lucrative apps market. The deal gives Google a team of developers with extensive social networking experience.

A person familiar with the situation said the deal was valued at about $180 million, similar to the price tag reported by technology blog TechCrunch on Wednesday. In announcing the takeover Friday, Google engineering director David Glazer said the company would be "investing even more to make Google services socially aware" and expand the social-networking capabilities further across the Web, according to a post on the company's official blog.

10/08/2010

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