For those of you who are into social media and social gaming, It was announced by TechCrunch that Google agreed to buy Slide.com, which is actually a popular online solution for slide shows which can be embedded on social networks such as MySpace and Facebook. This is very interesting, since there had been a lot of rumors about Google being interested in investing in Zynga, one of the most popular developers of social games such as Farmville.
The acquisition details is going to be announced this coming Friday, although initial reports say that the acquisition will amount to $182 million. This is a much lower amount of Slide’s recent valuation of $500 million posted in 2008. However, It’s not yet clear if current Slide CEO Max Levchin will remain in the company.
The real question here is how Slide will play out in Google’s plan to enter the social gaming market!