Google Eying Valve for Next Acquisition?

These days you can’t say the word “Google” in an acquisition rumor post without setting the internet a-buzz with chatter and that is just what has happened this morning. Citing “well placed sources”, the Inquirer is reporting that Google may gobble up video game company Valve any second now. Of course the fact that Valve is a gaming company is likely of little relevance to the giant G. Instead, the consensus is that Google has its eye on Valve’s beloved content distribution platform Steam. Steam is known throughout the land as the godfather of download services, currently hosting 440 game titles and roughly 15 million active users. Ask any one of them how great Steam is and you’ll get a pretty quick read on why Google might be eying Valve. This could mean big things for Google and bigger things for Google competitors – Valve makes content distribution so easy a caveman could do it.

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