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Google shuts down Slide just 12 months after purchase

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Aug 2011 12:05 User comments (3)

Google shuts down Slide just 12 months after purchase In August 2010, Google confirmed that they acquired Slide, the social networking gaming site created in 2005 by Max Levchin, the co-founder of PayPal.
The company's two most popular apps were SuperPoke and SPP Ranch. The first allowed you to adopt a virtual pet, and exchange money for virtual goods. Google purchased the company for around $200 million.

Today, Google has announced the shut down of the company and its apps.

Says Slide:

We created products with the goal of providing a fun way for people to connect, communicate and share. While we are incredibly grateful to our users and for all of the wonderful feedback over the years, many of these products are no longer as active or haven't caught on as we originally hoped.

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3 user comments

126.8.2011 19:52

In other words the guy who made Slide got away like a bandit with 200M when I doubt the company was worth nearly that much lol.

226.8.2011 23:19

LoL...it sounds like a tamagotchi app and little else. I guess $200 million is just pointless chump change to a company like google.



327.8.2011 6:57

Retard Google

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