Google acquires Bump data-sharing app

Bump announces acquisition by Google

Bump announces acquisition by Google

Data-sharing application Bump has been acquired by Google, according to a post that CEO David Lieb wrote on its official blog.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to join Google, a company that shares our belief that the application of computing to difficult problems can fundamentally change the way that we interact with one another and the world,” Lieb added.

The announcement does not reveal much details about the acquisition, including the amount of money exchanged and the fate of Bump’s current manpower. What Lieb has revealed, however, is that Bump and its photo app Flock “will continue to work as they always have for now.”

Note the keyword “for now,” which may indicate the acquisition will affect Bump and Flock in non-Android smartphones. Let us hope that is not the case.

Having been downloaded more than 100 million times since its launch two years ago, Bump enables easy transfer of photos, files, and contact details from your smartphone to your computer simply by bumping the spacebar using the handset.

“We’d like to extend a special thank you to all of you who have used our products so far,” Lieb wrote. “It continues to be a pleasure to serve you, and your feedback and evangelism inspire us every day.”

Source: Engadget

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