Google purchases Bump, the popular data sharing app

Google purchases Bump, the popular data sharing app
The data suggests that Google has averaged one purchase per week since 2010. This week, the lucky winner of a lot of cash from Google is Bump. You may recognize the name, because Bump was one of the first and is still one of the most popular ways to quickly share data between mobile devices. Now, the Bump team will be joining the gang at Mountain View. 

The Bump team is responsible for the app of the same name, which began as an easy way to share contacts on iPhones, but has expanded to share data between smartphones running both iOS and Android. Bump also makes a social photo app called Flock, which allows users to share photos with specific groups. Bump said in part on the acquisition:

The team also confirmed that both "Bump and Flock will continue to work as they always have for now". No word on what projects are in the future as part of Google, nor is there any word on how much Google may have paid for the company, though Bump has raised just under $20 million in funding, so we wouldn't expect this to be too big of an acquisition. 

source: Bump

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3 Comments

1. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

One step closer to take over the world... So I'm assuming every time we bump info they will know about it hmm

2. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

thats right, you better put a tinfoil hat over your head and around your phone... that might prevent the privacy issues... (and also alien abductions)

3. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Congrats to my Chicago Booth classmates who dropped out to form Bump and the rest of the team! Daydreaming in accounting can be a good thing!

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