Google buys Bump app for sharing smartphone files
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - 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," Mr 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 US$30 million and US$60 million (S$37.8 million and $75.7 million).