homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.166.120.175
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: goodroi

Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues Forum

    
Google to buy social games developer, Slide
engine

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month Best Post Of The Month



 
Msg#: 4182628 posted 5:49 pm on Aug 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

Google to buy social games developer, Slide [pcadvisor.co.uk]
Fueling rumours that Google is pursuing social-networking opportunities, reports on Wednesday said the search giant has bought online entertainment company Slide.

 

engine

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month Best Post Of The Month



 
Msg#: 4182628 posted 5:04 pm on Aug 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

Google and Slide: building a more social web [googleblog.blogspot.com]
We’re excited to announce we’ve acquired Slide, a social technology company with an extensive history of building new ways for people to connect with others across numerous platforms online.

J_RaD

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4182628 posted 6:58 pm on Aug 6, 2010 (gmt 0)


According to its website, Slide's goal is to build communities that allow virtual goods to be created and distributed. It cites forecasts predicting that the market for virtual goods will reach $1.6 billion in the US this year.


going into that vitrual money market?

Sgt_Kickaxe

WebmasterWorld Senior Member sgt_kickaxe us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time



 
Msg#: 4182628 posted 8:53 pm on Aug 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

No backing down now, Google's aiming to make their planned social network sticky with games. They must be jealous of Facebook's ability to share game events with friends, at least, jealous of the reaching people in this manner.

Google becoming a seller of virtual goods? I'll believe that when I see it, how far from search can Google fall?

Status_203

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4182628 posted 7:25 am on Aug 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

how far from search can Google fall?


I'm no great fan of Google's business ethics anymore, but why do they have to limit themselves to nothing but search, just because that's where they started?

They can take on whatever they feel they can support and manage.

Now, whether it's a good thing for us if they succeed is another matter!

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved