Google is shutting down all but one of Slide’s social networking apps(Just a year after Google bought Slide for more than $200 million) and saying goodbye to two of its leaders, including its founder, Max Levchin.
Slide, which was founded by Max Levchin, a PayPal co-founder, makes virtual goods and social games that people play on social networking sites. For example, on Slide’s SPP Ranch, Facebook users can raise virtual animals and sell them for virtual currency.
Max Levchin, Slide’s founder, who was also a founder of PayPal, will leave Google, the company confirmed on Friday. In a blog post, Slide’s team said that “We wanted to give you all advance notice that in the coming months, a number of Slide’s products and applications will be retired. This includes Slide’s products such as Slideshow and SuperPoke! Pets, as well as more recent products such as Photovine, Video Inbox and Pool Party.”
Google will begin to shut all but one of Slide’s products, including Slideshow, SuperPoke! Pets, Video Inbox, Pool Party and Photovine, a mobile photo-sharing app that was released to the public just last week.