Google has added yet another company specializing in social media to its portfolio, snatching up SocialDeck, a maker of interactive games for mobile platforms.
That marks Google’s fifth acquisition this month, a brisk pace that is widely seen as a process of assembling the pieces for the launch of a major new social service that would compete with Facebook. Datamation takes a look.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt proclaimed the recession all but over last October when he told analysts that he felt confident enough about his company’s financial footing to again begin hiring new workers and acquiring smaller companies.
On the acquisition front, Schmidt estimated roughly one purchase a month.
Perhaps he was being conservative.