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Google buys Bump app for sharing smartphone files

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Posted September 17, 2013

The startup behind popular smartphone apps for sharing contacts, pictures or other data by “bumping” smartphones together announced on Monday that it has been bought by Google.

Bump Technologies co-founder and chief David Lieb did not disclose terms of the deal bringing his team into the Google fold but leaving its popular Bump and Flock applications available to users.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to join Google,” Lieb said in a message at the Bump website.

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

The technology website AllThingsD reported the deal was worth between $30 million and $60 million.

The Bump application lets smartphone users easily share data by gently knocking knuckles while holding devices.

 

Read more at: Phys.org

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