Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Google Buys SocialDeck - WSJ.com

Another day, another social-something Google acquisition; it’ll be fascinating to see if/how the technologies/services eventually get consolidated

The acquisition, coming just days after Google's previous social acquisition, was announced Monday on SocialDeck's website. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

The Canadian start-up has launched several games titles for Facebook, as well as Apple Inc.'s iPhone and Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry devices. SocialDeck's games platform technology enables simultaneous game play across multiple mobile devices and social networks.

The SocialDeck deal is one of several acquisitions in the past month through which Google hopes to build a social-networking service to counter Facebook, which recently topped more than 500 million users and is aggressively moving to develop its advertising business.

Google Buys SocialDeck - WSJ.com

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