RIM Buys Scoreloop as a Streak of Mobile Gaming Network Acquisitions Continues

Blackberry-maker Research in Motion said it acquired European mobile gaming network Scoreloop for an undisclosed amount today.

The Canadian handset maker says Scoreloop’s team will become part of Blackberry developer outreach and help build gaming toolkits to attract developers to the platform, which is sorely in need of ways to compete with the more than 420,000 apps available on iOS and the 200,000 on Android.

“As part of RIM, we’ll be in a unique position to integrate deeply into Blackberry platforms to take mobile gaming to the next level together,” wrote Marc Gumpinger, Scoreloop’s chief executive. “We’ll continue our cross-platform approach but you’ll see that our Blackberry solution will be unparalleled.”

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