If you don’t know what bump is…No, Bump is not a new social network where people share photos of their booty. Bump is a five year old mobile sharing startup. And Google has just acquired it. Bump’s most popular product is called…Bump, which lets users share data between their mobile devices by just bumping them with each other.
The app can handle videos, photos, apps and other files. Both users have to open the Bump app on their devices for it to work, then you just gently tap the devices together like you are making a toast. That will initiate the transfer. Bump confirmed the acquisition through a blogpost, with no terms of the deal mentioned.
Rumor is that the acquisition might have cost Google about $30 million. Bump has another product called Flock, which lets users get rid of strangers from images they’ve taken through any camera app. Both services will continue to work as they always have. Hmmm. I wonder where Google is going with this.
Source UbergizmoFiled Under: Technology News