Google Confirms Slide Buy

slide logo.jpg As expected, Google confirmed rumors that it has purchased social apps platform Slide.

However, the company provided no indication as for the value of the deal. TechCrunch sources gave a price tag of $182 million, while The New York Times said the deal came up to $228 million. In a blog post, engineering director, David Glazer, said Google "will be investing even more to make Google services socially aware and expand these capabilities for our users across the web." The acquisition is widely seen as a further step towards the search behemoth's social platform, believed to be called 'Google Me.'

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Liva Judic joined Search Engine Watch and ClickZ in May 2010 as a news blogger. She has lived and worked across the globe in Madagascar, Switzerland, London, NYC, Asia and is now based in between New York and Berlin.

Her background is in government relations and financial media where she started out as a journalist at Bloomberg and became senior editor at AFX news (now part of ThomsonReuters). Prior to forming her own consultancy Judic was head of international PR for a head of state.

Judic focuses on facilitating brand and marketing transitioning for European startups moving to the US. She has been named one of the Top 50 Industry Influencers of 2014 by AGBeat