Dang, Google, you’re purchasing a lot of startups this year. Today, on their blog, Bump CEO David Lieb has announced the Bump Technologies has been acquired by Google.
If you don’t already know, Bump is an iOS, Android, and computer app/site that allows for easy sharing of items such as photos, videos, contacts, and more between devices, even ones on different operating systems. Arguably, it was NFC sharing before NFC was a standard, since it was first released back in 2008.
We don’t know the specifics of the deal yet, such as how much it cost, but for now, the Bump and Flock(?) apps will continue to work. This should make the next version of Android (after KitKat unless it’s coded fast) interesting.
Source: Bump Technologies