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Google swoops for another social studio?

Ben Parfitt
Google swoops for another social studio?

 

Google is said to have acquired social games group Jambool in what is widely believed to be part of a covert operation to become a serious Facebook rival.

The search engine giant has acquired the San Francisco-based company in a deal worth up to $75 million, claims a TechCrunch report.

The move follows reports last week of Google buying social games developer Slide in a $182m deal.

And any grand plan from Google won’t come without a fight. Facebook is racing to find a star games industry exec that will broker deals with publishers and development studios.

For the full story, head over to Develop.

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Tags: games , google , social , jambool

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