11 Aug

The in-fashion accessory for multi-national companies this season is social game developers, if Disney’s acquisition of Playdom is any indication. A TechCrunch report states that Google is looking into the market, specifically at Jambool, the developer of the Social Gold payment system (which allows game creators to build payment options directly into the game build). While both companies have remained mum at our requests for information, the sources of the TechCrunch report state that the deal currently in works has Jambool’s price at $55 million, plus an additional $15 million in earnout.