Infobox Dotcom company
company_name = Slide, Inc.
company_type = Private
San Francisco, California
location = San Francisco, California
Max Levchin, Founder, CEO, and Chairman; Jeremiah Robison, CTO; Kevin Freedman and Keith Rabois, Vice Presidents
url = [http://www.slide.com/ www.slide.com]
website_type = social networking
language = English
current_status = active Slide, Inc., operator of the Slide.com website, is a
Web 2.0company founded by Max Levchinand based in San Francisco, California. Originally formed to make photo sharingsoftware for social networking services such as MySpace, the company achieved its greatest success as the largest developer of third-party applications for
Slide was begun as a project in 2004 and formed in 2005 by
PayPalco-founder Max Levchin, who personally invested $1 million in the new company.cite news|publisher=CNET|date=August 25, 2005|title=PayPal co-founder readies photo-sharing service|author=Alorie Gilbert|url=http://www.news.com/PayPal-co-founder-readies-photo-sharing-service/2100-1038_3-5843575.html|accessdate=2007-12-23] The company was formed to develop and run a service users would downloadfor their network browsers that would organize photos on their computers and post them to personal blogs.
Slide was one of the companies invited to participate in F8, the event at which Facebook announced an open platform allowing third parties to develop and operate their own
software applications on the Facebook website. Several of Slide's pluginapplications such as "FunWall", "Fortune Cookie", "My Questions", "Top Friends", and "SuperPoke!" became at various times among the most popular applications on Facebook. [cite news|publisher=VentureBeat|url=http://venturebeat.com/2007/06/25/q-and-a-with-max-levchin-slide-more-than-a-widget-maker/|date=June 25, 2007|author=Eric Eldon|accessdate=2007-12-23|title=Q&A with Max Levchin: Slide more than a widget-maker] [cite news|publisher=Business Week|url=http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2007/tc20070822_270970.htm|title=Slide: Max Levchin's Next Act|author=Aaron Ricadela|date=August 23, 2007|accessdate=2007-12-23]
Slide's first institutional funder was
the Founders Fund, a San Francisco venture capitalfirm operated by former PayPal executive Peter Thielto invest in Web 2.0 start-ups.cite news|publisher=Reuters|author=Eric Auchard|title=PayPal founder's photo slideshow site gets funding|date=November 15, 2006|accessdate=2007-12-23|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/15/AR2006111500099_pf.html] . Subsequent investors included the Mayfield Fund, Khosla Ventures, and BlueRun Ventures. In January 2008, Slide received a further $50 million in financing from undisclosed institutional investors, rumored to be Fidelity Investments and T Rowe Price.cite news|publisher=Reuters|date=January 18, 2008|title=Facebook software maker Slide gets $50 mln funding|url=http://uk.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUKN1834455320080118]
As of late 2007 Slide's principal competitor was
RockYou![cite news|publisher=New York Times|accessdate=2007-12-23|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/28/business/28invent.html|title=After Succeeding, Young Tycoons Try, Try Again|author=Gary Rivlin|date=October 28, 2007] .
Many Slide applications were blocked in
Turkeyin March 2008 after a local court there ruled that Slide was not censoring user-generated content seen as derogatory to Mustafa Kemal Atatürkper Turkish law. [cite news|publisher=Turkish Daily News|accessdate=2008-04-20|url=http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=100021|title=Web site blocked over insults to Atatürk|date=March 27, 2008] .
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* [http://www.slide.com slide.com] - official website
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