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Google games push continues with new hire

Internet giant searching for product manager to drive gaming strategy

A new Google job listing for a product manager suggest it's reigniting its plans to enter the games market.

The advert calls for someone who can "drive Google's gaming strategy" and "gaming partnerships and content deals." The role will be based in Mountain View, California.

The hire comes after news last August that Google had lost Mark DeLoura, its developer advocate for games, after just four months.

Google is rumoured to be working on a gaming centric social network, speculation fuelled by the company's $100 million investment in Zynga, the social games developer and publisher best known for Farmville. Back in December last year it launched the Chrome Web Store, where titles from Jagex, Bigpoint and EA all feature.

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Rachel Weber has been with GamesIndustry since 2011 and specialises in news-writing and investigative journalism. She has more than five years of consumer experience, having previously worked for Future Publishing in the UK.