Google acquires social technology company Slide

Google has acquired Slide, a social technology company with an extensive history of building new ways for people to connect with others across numerous platforms online.

Quote from the Google Blog, “Slide has already created compelling social experiences for tens of millions of people across many platforms, and we’ve already built strong social elements into products like Gmail, Docs, Blogger, Picasa and YouTube. As the Slide team joins Google, we’ll be investing even more to make Google services socially aware and expand these capabilities for our users across the web.While we don’t have any detailed product plans to share right now, we’re thrilled to welcome Max (Slide was founded by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin) and his very talented team to Google, and we can’t wait to work together to give people more and better tools to communicate and connect.

According to Reuters, Google paid $182 million for Slide, along with $46 million in employee retention bonuses. Slide has around 120 employees. Google did not disclose financial terms.
Location: USA, San Francisco, CA & Mountain View, CA

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