Google Continues Acquisition Track With SocialDeck

Google has persisted to prolong it's summer shopping spree, adding mobile and social networking game developer SocialDeck to its haul.

The purchase was announced on the SocialDeck web site, and marks the fifth buy for Google in August.

Google has this month, already splashed out on visual search and recommendation firm, social networking app-developer Ångströ, payment firm Jambool, and social gaming company

All of the deals so far have been firmly placed in the social networking and gaming camp, and this latest one is no exception.

SocialDeck develops games that run across platforms, letting users of different sites and handsets compete against each other. Earlier this year it announced one million downloads.

"We are excited to announce that someone found our social games as much as you have. SocialDeck has been acquired and we've joined the Google team," the firm said.

Google UK said that the SocialDeck team will be integrated into the business in Ontario where it will continue to work to its strengths.

"We are pleased and excited to welcome SocialDeck to Google, where they will be joining our engineering team in Waterloo and working with them on the social and mobile web," the firm said.

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