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.
For Google, the web is about people, and they are working to develop open, transparent and interesting (and fun!) ways to allow the users to take full advantage of how technology can bring them closer to friends and family and provide useful information just for them.
Slide has already created compelling social experiences for tens of millions of people across many platforms, and have already built strong social elements into products like Gmail, Docs, Blogger, Picasa and YouTube. As the Slide team joins, Google will be investing even more to make its services socially aware and expand these capabilities for users across the web.
Since they don’t have any detailed product plans to share right now, they are thrilled to welcome Max and his very talented team to Google, and they can’t wait to work together to give people more and better tools to communicate and connect.