Samsung acquisitions aimed at gaming, social media, mobile search, and mapping

There’s a document out there in the wild being reviewed by the press that suggests Samsung is in the market for a large cross-section of software startups in the near future. This document happened across the desks at the Wall Street Journal where they’ve suggested Samsung will be after games, mobile search, social media, and mapping-related services soon.

A specific list of companies on this list includes and Rounds from Israel, Glympse from Seattle, Green Throttle Games from Santa Clara, and Unity Technologies from San Francisco.

It should come as no surprise that Samsung might be attempting to bring a spread to their software selections. They’ve been using Android and Windows (with a dash of Windows Phone) on their devices for years, aiming for mass appeal with software made by companies other than themselves. It’s only in the last couple of years that they’ve shown indication that they’re wishing to get in to their own software push.

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