Google Has Acquired Bump

Today on its blog, the Bump team announced that it has been acquired by Google. The Bump application has been around for years and allows users to easily share contact information and more between two phones with a simple bump.

Back in February, we saw Bump receive an update that let users transfer files (under 20MB) from their computer to their phones and vice versa. Now that Google owns the company, it will definitely be interesting to see what we’ll see next from Bump.

On the blog, CEO  David Lieb keeps it short and simple:

We’re excited to announce that the Bump team is joining Google!

Our mission at Bump has always been to build the simplest tools for sharing the information you care about with other people and devices.  We strive to create experiences that feel like magic, enabled behind the scene with innovations in math, data processing, and algorithms.  So 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.

Bump and Flock will continue to work as they always have for now; stay tuned for future updates.

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

David Lieb
CEO and cofounder

It does seem rather fitting that Bump has been gobbled up by the search giant, and we could easily see enhancements to Android Beam come from the acquisition.

[Via: Bump Blog]

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