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Google Acquires Social Deck

Posted by Kelley Halter On September - 9 - 2010

Google Acquires Social DeckAfter Angstro, Google now acquires Social Deck to strengthen their network. The online games social networking site Social Deck has formerly announced its acquisition by Google at an undisclosed amount.


NEW YORK: Internet search giant Google has acquired social games website SocialDeck for an undisclosed amount, in a move to strengthen its social networking service.

The transaction comes within days of Google‘s acquisition of Angstro, which makes applications to discover new photos on Facebook and create a real-time social address book.

Going by reports, the deal is one of several acquisitions in the past month through which Google is hoping to build a social-networking service to counter rival Facebook.

SocialDeck has announced on its website that it has been acquired by Google.

SocialDeck has been acquired and we have joined the Google team. We started this company with the goal of connecting friends through social games on all kinds of exciting new mobile devices,” the company stated on its website.

SocialDeck, a Canadian start-up, has launched several games titles for Facebook, Apple’s iPhone and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry devices.

The firm’s games platform technology enables simultaneous game play across multiple mobile devices and social networks.

Earlier in the month, Google had bought social widgets maker Slide Inc in a deal that would give the search giant a team of developers with vast experience in social networking.

This step by Google was an attempt to compete with Facebook. Social Deck basically connects to the mobile devices and online networks through social games and forms a network of friends.

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