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Research In Motion Buys Social Gaming Developer

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has acquired Scoreloop, a San Francisco based company, primarily known for its widely popular cross-multi platform social gaming network for Android, Bada and iOS users.

The move, according to many, will boost the Waterloo-based tech giant’s effort to integrate social-networking platforms into the applications featured by its BlackBerry phones and Playbook tablets.

“We’re excited that the Scoreloop team is joining the BlackBerry Developer team and bringing their expertise in creating social and collaborative gaming tool kits for mobile developers to the BlackBerry platform,” RIM’s vice president of global alliances and developer relations, Tyler Lessard, wrote on RIM’s official developer blog (opens in new tab).

“We have recently enabled our developers to create social app experiences through our BBM Social Platform and have seen some very innovative applications result from that,” he added.

Chief Executive of Scoreloop, Marc Gumpinger said that his company is looking forward to working closely with RIM to help it integrate mobile gaming into the BlackBerry platform.

However, both RIM and Scoreloop bosses refrained from making any comment on the financial terms of the deal.