Google has acquired Slide for US$182 million, according to TechCrunch, which first reported the deal. The New York Times, citing unnamed sources, put the value at $228 million.

Slide develops virtual community applications used on social-networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. They include SuperPoke Pets, Top Fish, SPP Range and SuperPocus Academy of Magic. The company was founded by Max Levchin, a co-founder of PayPal.

If this take-over does happen it will be a part of a larger effort by Google to get into the Social Networking market.

(Source: PCWorld )

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