BlackBerry maker RIM buys Scoreloop

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Toronto, Jun 8: The BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has acquired a German start-up called Scoreloop, which makes toolkit for developers to add social features to mobile games.

The financial terms of the acquisition were not yet disclosed. The new deal will help RIM to offer better mobile gaming service with social networking features on the Blackberry platform.

"We look forward to working with the team at Scoreloop to provide tools that will further enable our developer community to take gaming to a new level of social integration on the BlackBerry platform," RIM said in a statement.

Scoreloop, which was founded in 2008, provides software developers with toolkits to add social elements to mobile games and ways to generate revenue such as in-application purchases and virtual currency. Scoreloop toolkits works platforms including Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Windows Phone 7.

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