Google Has Acquired Popular Sharing Tool Bump

The Bump team has announced they have been acquired by Google on their company blog:

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.

Back in January of 2011, Bump for iOS added app sharing. This January we saw the addition of Dropbox file support and in February we saw the ability to send files from your Mac/PC to your iPhone plus Bump 3.0. In March, the company announced its 4 year anniversary and 125 million downloads to go with 1 billion photos sent.

The company says their work “will continue” for now–let’s hope Google keeps things this way because I’m a huge fan of Bump for quickly sending photos between my iPhone and Mac. AllThingsD reports Google paid at least $30 million for the company.

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  • FragilityG4

    AirDrop will make Bump obsolete …