Reports: Google to Buy Slide

According to unattributed reports last night in TechCrunch and the New York Times, Google plans to acquire Slide, the San Francisco-based maker of social applications and games for Facebook, Myspace, and other social networks. The reports vary as to the likely purchase price: TechCrunch says $182 million, the Times says $228 million. Founded and led by Paypal co-founder Max Levchin, Slide had raised $78 million in venture financing from Blue Run Ventures, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, and Mayfield Fund.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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