The Angriest Reaction to Not Being Able to Play Super Poke Pets Yet?

The Angriest Reaction to Not Being Able to Play Super Poke Pets Yet?

By Chris Crum August 31, 2011 | 32 Comments

As discussed previously, people are upset that Google is shutting down Slide, and Super Poke Pets in particular. We ran across the following video on YouTube depicting the “passion” some players have truly had about this game. The video below …

Google Buys Game Company Slide


Update: Right on schedule, Google has now formally announced its acquisition of Slide. On the company’s oficial blog, David Glazer says:

For Google, the web is about people, and we’re working to develop open, transparent and interesting (and fun!) ways to allow our users to take full advantage of how technology can bring them closer to friends and family and provide useful information just for them.

Slide Receives $50 Million In Funding

Last week, three German entrepreneurs invested in Facebook, and they presumably supported the company’s $15 billion valuation by doing so.  Now there’s word that Slide has received $50 million in funding, and its worth is estimated to be around $550 million.

Slide Surpasses Flickr In New Zealand

Slides tend to involve downward movement.  But in New Zealand, media site Slide.com has experienced an increase in market share, and has actually overtaken Yahoo’s darling, Flickr.

Facebook Widgets Cause Dramatic Traffic Increase

In what there calling "The Facebook Effect," metrics firm Quantcast says widgets developed on the Facebook platform are driving substantial traffic spikes for the websites they’re connected to.

comScore Launches Widget Metrix

comScore has announced the launch of comScore Widget Metrix, a new service that will track the use of widgets on the Web.

Rumor: MySpace To Acquire Flektor

MySpace is rumored to be purchasing Flektor, a new startup that allows users to create widgets from photos, video and text, TechCrunch is reporting.

CBS Goes Net As Innertube Fails To Pop

The aggressive Internet strategy employed by CBS also includes the ability to learn from its missteps, as the network will go beyond its Innertube video service to syndicate content all over the Web.

If MySpace Loves You, Everybody Loves You

Did you know Photobucket controls 41 percent of photo-sharing market? Do you know why they do? Answer: MySpace, MySpace, MySpace. The News Corp.-owned social networking phenom is showing that if you really want market share, you have to win over MySpacers.

Experts Down on Marketing

Guy Kawasaki moderated a panel of some innovative web community founders at the CommunityNext Conference, and the video is fascinating. It’s not often I get a 1 hour video and watch it all the way through, but I’ve already watched this one twice.

If Microsoft Bought Yahoo…

[Disclaimer: Though I work at Yahoo and know several Microsoft folks, I have absolutely no insider knowledge related to this post.]

Google, Yahoo Out Of Censored Commerce Report

A Department of Commerce report on how offshore outsourcing has affected tech jobs in the US was sanitized to present a brighter job picture.

eBay on Skype – Power of 3

Listening to eBay’s investor conference call last night which took place to discuss eBay’s acquisition of Skype …

PBS Nerd TV Shows Episode I

Robert X. Cringely hosts Nerd TV, a web-only video series on PBS.org featuring figures from the tech world.

How to Convert PowerPoint to Flash Manually
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Converting PowerPoint to Flash would absolutely be a good choice to distribute your bulky PowerPoint Presentation.

Slide Slips Photos Over RSS

The Windows-based Slide application allows users to share photos with other Slide users via RSS technology.

American Online Reports Ad Revenue Slide

NEW YORK AOL Time Warner on Wednesday reported that revenue for its American Online Internet unit totaled $2.2 billion for the first quarter, down 4 percent from the year-ago quarter.

Meanwhile, ebitda (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) for the Dulles, Va.-based online division climbed 18 percent to $404 million and operating income grew 11 percent to $194 million in the quarter.